Curriculum Vitae

Matthew Nolan Millar

EXPERIENCE

Rise/LIIP Academy, Jinju, Korea

September 2019 – Present

· Teaching math, English, and music to Korean school students (grades 1 to 4)

· Developing educational resources: lesson plans, math activities, multimedia materials, quizzes, exams


Saint Paul Jinju Campus, Jinju, Korea

September 2018 – September 2019

· Teaching music to Korean school students (grades 1 to 7)

· Developing educational resources: lesson plans, music activities, multimedia materials, quizzes, exams

· Planning and leading school music and drama concert


Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea

March 2013 – August 2018

· Teaching English to Korean university students: general English communication, music and culture studies,

presentation skills, debating, exam preparation (TOEIC Speaking)

· Leading a team of 14 English teachers: planning and chairing team meetings, workshops, project committees

· Developing educational resources: lesson plans, communicative activities, multimedia materials, quizzes, exams

· Managing the development of team-level objectives: curriculum, assessment rubrics

· Co-authoring and heading development and publishing of two course books


Jukjeon High School, Yongin, Korea

March 2012 – February 2013

· Teaching English to Korean high school students: general English, culture studies, listening, presentation, debating,

exam preparation (National English Ability Test – NEAT)

· Designing assessment materials: group projects, listening tests, grammar exams


Hwaseong High School, Hwaseong, Korea

February 2009 – February 2012

· Teaching English to Korean high school students: general English, presentation, debating, exam preparation (NEAT)

· Assisting in the planning and facilitation of school field trips and special events (ski trips, festivals, concerts)


Easy Foreign Language Institute, Suwon, Korea

April 2007 – December 2008

· Teaching English to Korean children and adult learners: general English, business English, presentation, debating


Easy Foreign Language Institute, Suwon, Korea

July 2004 – March 2006

· Teaching English to Korean children and adult learners: general English, business English, presentation, debating


University of Otago Language Centre, Dunedin

October 2002 – June 2004

· Teaching English to adult learners: general English, business English, speaking, writing, listening, reading,

grammar, vocabulary, exam preparation (IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL)

· Developing materials and curriculum for TOEFL and TOEIC exam preparation programmes

· Writing an instruction manual for the Digital Language Laboratory (DLL)

· Recording new and editing existing digital audio recordings

· Invigilating (proctoring) exams: IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL

· Supervising exams: TOEFL

· Supervising students on field trips: hiking on Mt. Cargill, fishing at Moeraki, hiking on Stewart Island


Ivy School Institute, Gunsan, Korea

July 2001 – May 2002

· Teaching English to Korean children and teenagers



ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Business English Teaching

2010 – 2018

· Part-time teaching at various automotive factories in Korea (Kia, Hanil Tube, Iljin, Iljin Bearing, Myungshin)

and other organisations (Kyungnong [agrichemical research centre], Gyeongju City Hall)


Music Tutor/Coach

2000 – 2001; 2013 – 2017

· Part-time guitar, theory, and singing teaching to adults and children in New Zealand and Korea (Hyundai Foreign

School, Ulsan)


EDUCATION

Otago Polytechnic, Cromwell

March – November 2006

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)

· Nursery, greenhouse, vineyard, orchard, and landscaping operation; ATV, tractor, and firearms training

· Best Specimen Collection Award


Capital Language Academy, Wellington

August 2002

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

· Practical English language education: planning lessons, instructing, and evaluating students


Dunedin Small Business Enterprise Centre, Dunedin

April 2001

Be Your Own Boss Training Certificate

· Small business management, marketing, bookkeeping, and operations


University of Otago, Dunedin

February 1997 – November 2000

Bachelor of Music (MusB)

· Composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, music & culture, conducting, and analysis

· Clubs: University Choir, City of Dunedin Choir, Renaissance Ensemble (played lute), Gamelan Orchestra (played

percussion), Dunedin Metropolitan Brass Band (played percussion), Zen Cortex (jazz/fusion band, played guitar)


Southland Polytechnic, Invercargill

February – November 1994

Certificate in Music and Entertainment

· Performance (guitar, voice), theory, business, and sound production

· Top Music Student Award


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Reading

2016 – PRESENT

· Reading academic textbooks and popular texts on music, creativity, education, coaching, research methods,

psychology, personality, rhetoric, management, leadership, organisational behaviour, behavioural economics


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

2014 – 2015

· Studying subjects including psychology, reasoning/argument, programming (VBA for Excel), social science,

statistics, mathematics


Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KOTESOL)

2007 – 2012

· Attending and giving presentations at language education workshops and conferences



ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

KOTESOL Suwon Chapter President

2011 – 2012

· Planning and facilitating monthly and annual language education workshops at the University of Suwon

· Giving presentations on English language education topics (classroom management, behaviour management)

· Representing Suwon chapter at KOTESOL national council meetings and events


Hyangnam-Baran Area Group Leader

2010 – 2011

· Representing, supporting, and assisting in training of foreign language teachers in semi-rural Korea


Suwon 2S2 Social Club Event Organiser

2008 – 2009

· Organising monthly 2S2 (“2nd Saturday at 2”) social/cultural outings for foreign residents in Korea

· Visiting parks, galleries, museums, historic sites, tourist area; having picnics; hiking local hills


REFERENCES

Available on request