Curriculum Vitae


Name :

Vivian Edward Quarry

Nationality :


Current Address :

Contact Viv using the guest book, Gavea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Telephone :

(00 55 21)  *******

Mobile :


E-mail :


Web site :



Norton Hill Comprehensive School,

Midsomer Norton, Bath.


1980-1983       North Staffordshire




O-Levels :       6.

A-Levels :       2.


BA. (Hons.) in Modern Studies



Oct. 1985        International House,



June 1986        Escuela Oficial d'Idiomas,

                        de Barcelona.


1988-1989       International Language

                        Centre, Kuwait.


Oct. 1990        Capital Institute, Oman.


Nov. 1991       PDO computer centre.


Nov.1992        PDO clinic


Feb. - Oct        Open University (UK)


Royal Society of Arts Preparatory Certificate for T.E.F.L.



Certificado de Aptitud (English teaching).

I.C.C. examination in Spanish.


Royal Society of Arts Diploma for T.E.F.L.A.



Certificate in D-Base III Plus.


Excel for Windows course


Basic First Aid course


M205, Fundamentals of computing course.

Teaching Experience


January to July 1986


 Sept. 1986 to June 1988



July to August 1987 and

July to August 1988


 Oct. 1988 to August 1989



Oct. 1989 to August 1990




Sept. 1990 to July 1993


Taught English in several schools in Barcelona including classes at the British Council and SEAT car factory.


Taught English to adults, teenagers and infants at all levels at The Watford English Centre, Barcelona,



Taught general English courses and worked as school social organiser at Cicero Languages International,

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England


English Language Instructor at the Military Language Institute in Kuwait, also taught English classes

at the British Council in Kuwait City.


Employed by The Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) on secondment to Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO) teaching English for Academic Purposes to Omani students on scholarships to study at

English and American universities.


Worked as computing instructor at the PDO Training Annexe, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Seconded to PDO from CfBT.


Nov. 1993 to Feb. 1994

English Language Teacher at the Britannia School, Rio de Janeiro. Taught groups and individuals both

in-house and at Brazilian multinationals.

March 1994 to February 1996

Employed as English Instructor at  New Start Communications, Rio. Classes both in-house and on site

at Brazilian and foreign multinationals.


Teacher training of grammatical concepts to trainee teachers at New Start Communications.


March 1996 to present

Freelance English Language Instructor and Computer Assisted Learning Specialist.



April 2008

Ran teacher training session on reading, writing and listening skills at 'Practice English' language school in

Quatis, Rio State.

 Specialist Projects


1995    Designed and authored a computer self access system for learners of English. The system comprises 590 exercises divided into three levels and three skills areas (Grammar, Reading & Vocabulary). Indexed through an Access database.

1996    Compiled self access materials for grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening (3 levels).

1997    Produced course aimed at improving presentation and interview skills.

2001    Set up a personal web site with course and student resources including teachers' materials and links to other sites with English practice exercises .

2006    Designed two self-contained Access databases to help students learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures.

2008    Added the initial stages of a teacher training course to the web site.

2010    Adapted student grammar database to Cambridge Examination revision.

2014    Set up mobile device (smartphone & IPad) access to data on students' personal vocabulary and grammar databases.


Additional Skills :

Skilled in using MS Office, CAL (Computer Assisted Learning),web site construction, database design &

implementation, full driving licence.

Languages :

English - native, Portuguese - fluent, Spanish - basic.


References from previous employers can be found on my web site at:


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