Brad Deacon - EFL Teacher and Owner of Brad's English Boot Camp

bootcamps japan Jan 16, 2019

Brad Deacon's casual response to his students was the catalyst for his successful side hustle - Brad's English Boot Camp. Read the full interview to find out what Brad said!  Brad believes that there are potential “teacherpreneur” seeds that are ready to grow within all of us.

1. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

My primary job is as a teacher-researcher in the newly formed Global Liberal Studies department at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.

I am also a teacherpreneur running private workshops through “Brad’s English Boot Camp” (BEBC). BEBC uses a wide variety of activities (discussion, debate, presentations, survival simulations, etc.) primarily to develop participants’ language skills. I launched this about 6 years ago.

2. How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching in Japan now for about 20 years.  

3. Can you describe a...

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Brian Cullen - EFL teacher, Writer, Business Owner

Brian Cullen is a multi-talented teacher, writer and trainer living in Japan. Brian believes that you don’t need to invest a lot of money to get started as a teacherpreneur but just start small and ignore people who tell you that your idea is impossible. Brian shares his #1 productivity tip. 

1. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I teach at Nagoya Institute of Technology, an engineering university in Japan.

2. How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching about 24 years.

3. Can you describe a typical teaching day?

My typical day involves teaching my classes, doing preparation (most of my preparation has been done because I write textbooks for my own courses), working on research projects, keeping a light eye on part-time teachers and admin stuff (way too much of that).

4. Teacher self-care is so important.  How do you relax?  

I play music, take walks, do tai...

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Sarah Mulvey - EFL Teacher, Writer and Ex-pat Coach

coach japan writer Jun 21, 2017

Sarah Mulvey recently left classroom teaching after 22 years to focus on her coaching and counselling business for ex-pats in Japan. Sarah combines her interest and training in NLP, coaching and counselling with her personal experience of being an ex-pat to offer a very unique service.  Sarah believes that we should take chances, get our vision out there, and try new things. 

Sarah, can you start off by telling us where you teach?

Well, my transition from teacherpreneur to small business owner has already happened. My teaching career came to an end on March 31st of this year, and I am in the process now of getting my new venture underway. Up until April 1st, I was teaching at Nagoya City University in the heart of Nagoya, Japan.

How long have you been teaching?

I have been a teacher for twenty-two years.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

At Nagoya City University, my day would generally start at 9:00 am with a morning class. I taught 8 to 9 classes per...

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