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Brian Milton

Brian Milton

Software Engineer

EF Education First

Software Engineer at EF Education First

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EF Education First

Software Engineer

· Helped implement new redesign of student home page using TroopJS framework utilising Grunt, pub/sub and RequireJS.
· Created a prototype tablet application for consultation of students on the Android platform using HTML5, TroopJS, SASS and PhoneGap
· Worked on online courseware interception pages for different categories of students.
· Investigated data mining possibilities utilising Facebook's Graph API.

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 04

EF English First

Learning Technology Officer

· Created new navigation system using HTML for teacher use.
· Created mockups based on Photoshop designs.
· Developed high-level working prototypes of iPad apps using HTML5 and PhoneGap. These went on to be further developed into published applications on the app store.
· Built a working proof of concept for Microsoft Kinect using C# and WPF.
· Built templates for online teacher notes with jQuery & HTML5.
· Maintained various product websites and oversaw the testing cycles before live releases.
· Responsible for translation engine database and regularly used SQL for querying, updating and inserting new records.

Career

EF English First

Director Of Studies

· Managed a team of foreign and local teachers.
· Arranged schedules and ran the school on a day to day basis.
· Improved teaching quality through developing better recruitment policies.
· Duties and responsibilities included: Dealing with complaints, recruitment of new staff, handling disciplinary issues, ensuring budgets were adhered to, providing workshops and training for all staff.

Career medium 03
Career
Career medium 02

EF English First

Assistant Director of Studies

· Developed an IWB game in my spare time, after the school was upgraded, using DarkBASIC.
· In charge of a team of teachers from various native speaking countries.
· Day to day running of an English language training centre.
· Responsible for on-going professional development of the teaching staff through workshops, one to one appraisals and assessment of core teaching competencies.
· Scheduled entire teaching staff and organised new opening of classes.
· Responsible for off-site marketing activities and contracts.
· Taught a wide variety of skill levels from ages 5 to 55.
· Followed procedure and protocol in regards to staff discipline and set an example for the other members of staff.

Career

EF English First

EFL Teacher

· Developed a city-wide school administration system to track students and finances using PHP, HTML and MySQL.
· Taught a variety of skill levels from ages 5 to 55.
· Planned and prepared classes according to syllabus and also added extra materials to keep the classes relevant to current events and class interests.
· Was promoted from teacher to Assistant Director of Studies.

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 02

Java Productions

Freelance Journalist

· Wrote and self-edited critiques about various computer games provided from the publishers.
· Maintained website using PHP, HTML and MySQL for the display of critiques.
· Arranged sponsorship and advertising for the website and television show.
· Liaised with various PR companies to secure new partnerships for product reviews.
· Wrote, hosted, produced and broadcast a series of TV shows on Sky's Open Access channel as well as organised all sponsorship and broadcast licences.

Career

University of Essex

EFL Teacher

· Taught Summer school / language travel students from Italy and Taiwan at Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels.
· Chaperoned students on various excursions to London, Oxford and Cambridge.
· Assisted students with day to day situational English.
· Taught according to syllabus with extra materials created to appeal more to the interest of the students.

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 02

Instant Muscle

Volunteer Basic Skills & ESOL Teacher

· Helped with IT teaching role for ECDL qualification.
· Assisted in the teaching of literacy and numeracy to adults.
· Assisted in the delivery of ESOL and citizenship related classes.

Career

Essex Adult Community College

Volunteer ESOL Teacher

· Assisted in delivery of ESOL classes at levels 1 to 3.
· Aided students as they required for external situations (e.g. Driving test English, day to day living, TV shows, etc...)

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 01

Barclays Bank

Customer Account Advisor

· Handled calls from customers regarding day to day running of their bank accounts.
· Handled complaints from customers and resolved the vast majority of problems in line with bank policy.
· Dealt with credit scoring new customers and existing customers via credit reference agencies.
· Maintained a high-level of customer satisfaction and online time.

Career

The Royal British Legion

Bartender

- Worked behind the bar serving customers.
- Helped the running of the busy entertainment bar.

Colchester Institute

Trinity Cert. TESOL, ESL/EFL/ESOL

Colchester Institute

Advanced GNVQ, Information Technology

Clacton County High School

General Certificate Of Secondary Education, GCSE (11 subjects)