Team


Teachers:

ESL Instruction/ Business English Training / Kids ESL/ Standardized ESL Test Preparation/ Proofreading & Editing/ Materials Design & Development


Darryl BAYBUTT (DJ) — B.Commerce (Queen’s University – Kingston, Canada)

Interests: Yoga, tai chi, hiking, long-distance car travel, camping, meditation, skiing

25 years ESL industry experience

☆ 7 years ESL teaching experience in Tokyo, Japan

Past Clients/ Employers:

Tokyo: English Language Education Council (ELEC)/ Bureau of Educational Services & Training (BEST)/ Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN)/ Nomura Securities/ Mitsui Busan/ AXA Insurance/ NIFCO (The Japan Times)/ IBM Japan/ Infineon Technologies/ Boston Scientific Group/ Honda/ Japan Tobacco/ TEPCO/ Ministry of Economy, Trade & Investment/ Ministry of Education/ Foreign Ministry/ National Police Agency/ Japan Coast Guard/ Japanese Drillers Association;

Toronto: CAMVAP/ Reading Town;

Vancouver: JM Education; Nelson: Canadian International College (CIC).

Current location: St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia, Canada


Jesse BENSON — B.Sc. Psychology & B.Ed. (University of Victoria Victoria, Canada)

Interests: Photography, sustainable buildings, alpine hiking, globetrotting

☆ 25 years ESL industry experience

16 years ESL teaching experience in Tokyo, Japan

Past Clients/ Employers:

Tokyo: I.C.S. Kawasaki/ Prolingua/ LVMH (Christian Dior)/ Hitachi Inc./ AEON/ Interac;

Nelson: Canadian International College (CIC).

Current location: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua


Brodie SHIELDS — (Langara College Vancouver, Canada)

Interests: Skateboarding, drumming, music, playing Santa, snowboarding

☆ 4 years ESL industry experience with a large immigrant settlement program

☆ VCC ESL Teaching Certificate

Past Clients/ Employers:

Vancouver: MOSAIC.

Current location: New Westminster, BC, Canada


Japan Specialist:
Atsushi KAMEDA — CPA-Japan, B.Comm (Keio University – Tokyo, Japan)

☆ Japanese Liaison/ Proofreading Advisor & Translator/ Instructional Advisor/ Marketing & Promotion/ Corporate Strategy

Current location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Japan Liaison
Shuji Odaka — Diploma in International Relations (Canadian International College – Vancouver, Canada)

☆ Japanese Liaison/ Marketing & Promotion/ Student & Client Support/ Proofreading Advisor & Translator/ Counselor

Current location: Tochigi-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan


Technology Head:
Joseph DIETZ PGD in Computer Science UBC, B.Sc. Biology (Universityof Victoria)

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☆ Platform & Software Design/ Materials Design/ Corporate Strategy

☆ 1 year ESL teaching experience in Tokyo, Japan; 1 year experience teaching in Seoul

Current location: Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada