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Mark Twain

Lori Davies

English teacher with passion

Since 1996 I have been offering professional English language courses for companies, private individuals and educational groups.

I am an English native speaker with full teaching qualifications and extensive teaching experience (34 years) in diverse settings, in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. I train and support the development of your English language skills, with the aim of helping you to maintain your English language competence - long term.

My career

I was born near Cambridge in England, but in my late-teens I migrated to Australia. I finished my schooling in Perth, Western Australia and then took a gap year to do different jobs, gain life experience and earn some money. I worked in a supermarket, a meat factory and as a silk-screen printer for ceramics. After this year, I decided to go to university to become a teacher. My major subjects were: Intercultural Studies and Communication, the Education of children with special needs, (particularly children with behavioural problems and highly gifted children) and the Advanced Study of Education. I am qualified to teach children from grade one — seven.

My years as a teacher

I worked as a primary school teacher for 10 years (one year in England) and then after having met my husband, I migrated to Germany in 1995. I began my working life in Germany at a language school in Essen and began my free-lance work as an English language teacher with private groups, at the VHS in Borken and Ahaus and in companies requiring English training. I have now been working as an English language trainer for 24 years and with learners of all levels Al — C2. .

I teach the English language with the most up-to-date teaching and learning strategies!

I love my job! I love meeting and working with people. I love challenging myself and those I train to use new strategies, new materials and to stay up-to-date with the science of best teaching/learning practises . I thoroughly enjoy supporting people in achieving their goals to be the very best users of the English language that they can be and want to be.
I am passionate about music, film, communication, psychology, world cultures and life-long-learning. Of course, I also love spending time with my family, laughing, driving and travelling.

I am really looking forward to meeting you!

My personal career history


Personal Information

  • 1962Born

    Born : 01.12.1962 in Haverhill, Suffolk, Great Britain
  • 1979Migration to Western Australia

    1979 Migrated to Western Australia
  • 1995Migration to Germany

    1995 Migrated to Germany
    Family status: Married, 2 children
    Languages: English (native language), German

Professional Training

  • 1990 . 1995Part-time study

    Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
    Bachelor of Education
    Core studies: The Advanced Study of Education,
    Teaching Children with Special Needs
  • 1983 - 1985Full-time study

    Western Australian College of Advanced
    Education, Perth, Western Australia
    Diploma of Teaching
    Core studies: Aboriginal Culture and Intercultural Communication, Teaching Children with Special Needs
    Certified to teach from Grade 1 – 7

Career History

  • since 1996 ongoing Free-lance English language Trainer

    - Training for private individuals and groups from A1 – C2
    - Training for company individuals and groups from A1 – C2
    - Translations: letters, university assignments and websites
  • 1998-2015Adult Education Centres in Borken and Stadtlohn

    Sept. 1998 – July 2015 Weekly courses and Intensive English and Business English courses (with recognition as official educational leave according to employee further training regulations)
  • 2020Dr. Koch Beratungs- und Coaching GmbH, Raesfeld

    Since October 2020
    Dr phil. Hubert Koch M.A.
  • 2020Labmix24 GmbH, Hamminkeln

    Since September 2020
    Labmix24 GmbH
  • 2019Wilh.Wülfing GmbH & Co. KG, Borken

    Since May 2019
    Wilh.Wülfing GmbH & Co.KG
  • 2018Hewing GmbH, Ochtrup

    Since May 2018
    Hewing GmbH
  • 2013Classcon Consulting GmbH, Bocholt

    Since January 2013
    Classcon Consulting GmbH
  • 2008 - 2010Dr. Koch Consulting GmbH, Raesfeld

    April 2008 – June 2010
    Dr. Koch Consulting GmbH (No longer in operation)
    Englishtraining and translation
  • 2007 - 2016GI-RO-Technik GmbH & Co. KG, Vreden

    March 2007 – December 2016
    GI-RO-Technik GmbH & Co. KG
    Englishtraining and translation
  • 2007 - 2010SHR Gesellschaft für Unternehmensentwicklung GmbH, Velen-Ramsdorf

    März 2007 bis März 2010
    SHR Gesellschaft für Unternehmensentwicklung mbH,
    Englishtraining and translation
  • 2007 - 2009Tenbrink Objekteinrichtungen GmbH, Stadtlohn

    February 2007 – September 2009
    Tenbrink Objekteinrichtungen GmbH
    Englishtraining and translation
  • 1998 - 20003M Medica GmbH, Borken

    April 1998 – September 2000
    3M Medica GmbH (No longer in operation)
  • 1996 - 1999Das Sprachforum, Essen

    March 1996 – December 1999
    Das Sprachforum (No longer in operation)
    Englishtraining for individuals and groups A1 – C2
  • 1986 - 1995Ministry of Education, Western Australia

    • April 1986 – December 1995
      Primary School Teacher for the Ministry of Education in
    • Perth, Western Australia
    • April 1986 – December 1986
      Grade 5 at Warriapendi Primary School in Perth
    • Jan. 1987 – Dec. 1988 Grade 1 (1987) and Grade 5/6 (1988)
      at Onslow Primary School in north Western Australia
      (A remote, outback school, 85% Aboriginal population)
    • Jan. 1989 – Dec. 1990 at Warriapendi
      Socio-Psycho-Educational-Resource Centre (SPER Centre),
      a special educational withdrawal unit for children with
      severe behavioural problems.
    • (1989) Mobile teacher/consultant
      for the Warriapendi SPER Centre across north Perth.
    • Jan. 1991 – Dec. 1991 Relief teacher across ten schools
      in Suffolk, England
    • Jan.1992 – Dec. 1995 Grade 6/7 at
      Brookman Primary School in Perth.
    • (Culturally diverse students from low socio-economic backgounds)

My interests

  • Intercultural communication
  • Pedagogy
  • World Cultures
  • Music, film, art, literature
  • Psychology
  • Nature
  • Life-long learning