Educator and Business Owner
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Owner and Director
Clio Language Services SRL
January 2008 ~ Present13 yrs10 mosClio is an Argentine company founded in by Ray in 2012. It currently enables educational providers to transition from in-person to online environments in the context of the 2020 Covid pandemic. Clio has designed language curricula for national and provincial government ministries and departments, with a direct focus on language learning platforms which a reach throughout Argentina. Clio developed its current consultancy roles in language education, while maintaining its original translation and localization services.
Senior Examiner and Team Leader
International Baccalaureate Organisation
January 2004 ~ Present17 yrs10 mosThe IB has a presence in over 150 countries throughout the world. There are IB World Schools across the globe, and universities worldwide recognize the strength of the various IB programmes. Ray has served as a senior examiner for the IB Diploma Programme since 2004. He works closely with his team to provide effective, reliable and continuous leadership of all assessment activities (including production of assessment material, standardizing, marking and grade awarding) within History of the Americas subject area.
Universidad de Belgrano
January 2004 ~ Present17 yrs10 mosThe UB is a private university established in 1964 and located in the Belgrano district of the city of Buenos Aires. Ray is a tenured professor in the Language and Foreign Studies department where he delivers lectures, seminars and tutorials, designs, prepares and develops courses and teaching materials, develops and implements new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research and supervises students' research activities, including final year undergraduate projects and Masters dissertations.
Instituto De Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas "Juan Ramón Fernández"
April 1998 ~ Present23 yrs7 mosThe "Lenguas Vivas" is a nationally renowned state teacher training college in the prosperous neighborhood of Recoleta in Buenos Aires city. Founded in 1912 it offers four year degree programmes which officially qualify language teachers of English, French, German, Portuguese to work in the state education sector in Argentina. Ray has taught Cultural Studies and American History in the English department since relocating from the UK in 1998.
Development Director - Instructional Design
Liceo Cultural Británico
February 2020 ~ Present1 yr9 mosThe Liceo Cultural Británico, founded in 1935, comprises sixteen schools throughout the city and province of Buenos Aires. Ray’s role was to enable the organization to transition from in-person to online environments in the context of the 2020 Covid pandemic. He ensured the teachers developed the ability to integrate the technology required for online learning into their professional skills portfolios. He was responsible for observing teachers in virtual environments and giving constructive feedback of the observation. He aided the teachers in their schemes of work and lesson planning for online contexts and held workshops for the teachers periodically complementing one-on-one direct coaching techniques.
Director of Studies
St Hilda's College
February 2004 ~ February 20084 yrs1 moSt Hilda's is an English/Spanish bilingual Anglican school located in the province of Hurlingham in Buenos Aires renowned for a thriving music department rugby and hockey team and outstanding Cambridge examinations performances. Ray's role was to ensure that students were classed appropriately, and placed in the right levels related to language and academic abilities. He ensured the teachers prepared for their lessons to a high standard. He was responsible for observing the teachers and for giving constructive feedback of the observation. He aided the teachers in their schemes of work and lesson planning and held workshops for the teachers periodically. As a DOS Ray was highly energetic, personable, well organised, multi-tasking and resilient under pressure.
In-Service Teacher Trainer
January 1999 ~ December 20068 yrs0 mosEssarp is an association of Argentine schools founded in 1926 to promote British-style education. While maintaining cultural connections to the UK the body has become the leading international examinations administrator and teacher-training centre in the region. Ray has coached teachers and other staff through leading a classroom properly. This has included planning classroom curriculum and delivering training courses for teachers of various backgrounds specifically related to Cambridge international examinations preparation.
Head of Social Studies
February 1998 ~ December 20035 yrs11 mosNorthlands School is a co-educational, non-denominational bilingual school with campuses in Olivos and Nordelta, founded in 1920. It is among the largest and most successful IB schools in the region. Ray was contracted as an IB diploma History and Economics teacher on arriving in Argentina in 1998. After being promoted to head of Economics and Business Studies during his first years of service in the context of a national economic crisis that engulfed Argentina, within four years he headed the entire social studies area of the secondary school leading a diverse multilingual staff responsible for the portfolio of social studies and humanities subjects of the IB.
University of Cambridge .
1992 ~ 1998
Activities and societiesThesis topic "Progressive reform and generational change". An analysis of the Progressive Era in the United States and the role of social reformers in municipal and national public life in the context of cohort formation in the late nineteenth century.
University of St Andrews .
1986 ~ 1990
Activities and societiesStudent Representative Council leader, Student Union manager, debater, and squash player.
DescriptionMA (Hons) 1st Class
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