Sunday, March 03, 2019

Endorsements

Leadership

''I worked with Peter at RMIT University for three years. We both taught academic English/tertiary preparation courses for international students on a pathway to university study. Peter has kept up to date with the latest Edtech technology and uses it with clients. He is proactive in seeking further professional development opportunities, for example, online learning with Lynda.com. Peter has used his knowledge of e-learning to create online courses for domestic and international students on the FutureLearn global platform. Peter has extensive experience in education, training and online learning having worked at three universities in Australia and an international university in Japan. Peter has assisted many students and colleagues in updating their skills and is currently mentoring business students at the University of Melbourne" 

Tammy T, Language Educator, RMIT University


''I have known Peter for over thirty years, we both studied at Monash University, Peter in Business and myself in Education. Peter has been involved in Education for his whole career working in public and private both domestically and internationally.Peter has a wealth of experience gained by living and teaching in USA (summer camp), UK, (teaching vocational business subjects), Japan (administrating University courses, teaching to a range of corporate clients) and in Australia teaching at TAFE and Universities (Monash, Deakin and RMIT). Peter has developed his knowledge and skills as a teacher through professional development (Graduate Diploma Education and recently his Masters), classroom practice and as a mentor to other teachers.

Peter’s professional achievements include: managing the Advertising course at RMIT which included industry awards (John Sexton Media Award). Where he introduced a wide range of industry guest speakers which extended the relevance of the course and increased student engagement. AT NMIT TAFE, he launched a new course, the Associate Diploma of International Trade at two campuses. To gain industry credibility and to ensure enrolments he asked the Minister of Trade, Mr. Allan Brown to launch the course which is still running today over ten years later. 
Peter also developed his skills researching (12 books) and teaching international students over a ten year period which I believe is his greatest professional achievement''

Madeleine G, Lead Teacher, Victorian Government 


''It was a pleasure to work as Peter's co-teachers, preparing and delivering an Upper-Intermediate tertiary language course over two modules at RMIT University. 

Peter impressed me as is a highly-motivated, organized teacher who is always keen to develop his skills as a teacher and could develop inspiring relationships with his students. Indeed, Peter is tireless in his commitment to the wellbeing and academic outcomes of his students. 

Peter has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially the cohort of late teen to adult international students. Peter eagerly takes up extra professional development opportunities, in particular during non-teaching days, and embraces any opportunity to share and learn from his colleagues and from external specialists. Thus it was not a surprise when Peter embarked on his Masters in Education to fulfill his ambition for professional knowledge and on-going commitment to self-improvement. 

Peter has an amazingly positive attitude to his profession. He is committed to teamwork and collaborative working relationships while displaying a strong commitment to confidentiality.''


Vicky Dritsas, 
Senior Language Educator, RMIT University


Digital

''I worked with Peter at DeakinCo. He brought valuable expertise in digital learning and higher education to our team and was an insightful and supportive colleague. I hope to work with him again in the future.''

Kristen Richards, Senior Educational Developer
DeakinCo.


"I've thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Peter as a digital learning developer, building content for Deakin University's FutureLearn project. Peter's commitment to delivering digital content of the highest quality is underpinned by his deep understanding of online educational design, attention to detail, and his ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly. I could see Peter making a valuable addition to any eLearning team.''

Jessica Cheung, Digital Learning Developer, DeakinCo.


Mentoring

"Through the Faculty of Business and Economics’ (UoM) Career Mentoring Program, I was extremely fortunate to be paired with Peter. Throughout our mentorship, Peter demonstrated a strong commitment to my personal and professional development. 

Above all, I was impressed with Peter’s ability to bring progressive and innovative strategies to enhance critical thinking, courage, and resilience. 


Peter is a talented mentor and I highly recommend him for both personal and professional development. His precious insights into how to pursue better career choices, and result in a more aligned and satisfying career, was exceptionally valuable. 


Peter assisted me with my transition out of university into the workforce, as well as to increase my networking circle involving members of the industry in mutually beneficial relationships. I feel privileged to have shared this experience with Peter and am so grateful for the time and effort he dedicated to the program. 


Peter is an excellent mentor, coach, leader, and friend. He demonstrates a passion for assisting others in their career development and expertise in his guidance. 


Anyone who has the opportunity to know or work with Peter is very lucky. And, of course, his personality gave a special atmosphere during our meetings."


Bart, P, 
Digital Solutions Co-ordinator, Reprise Media


''Peter is a brilliant mentor! He is supportive, approachable, and always willing to share his vast knowledge and expertise across a broad range of disciplines. On many occasions, Peter has given me the perspective and motivation necessary to identify and pursue my goals. Thanks, Peter! ''
Lucy T, 
Personal Assistant, 
The Independent Closers Agency


Creativity

“Peter was my student in the Master of Education and studied an Advanced subject in this course, called The Second Language Curriculum subject. His final mark was 90/100 which was a H1, First Class Honours. Peter's strengths were his ability to contribute to the class discussion and engage with other students (domestic and international). He also met the requirements for academic writing and referencing at Masters level. His final project was to design a second language curriculum in which he creatively showed his skills and knowledge of the topic and integrated conceptual, theoretical, pedagogical principles to offer a sophisticated design." 

Dr. Mahtab Janfada

Lecturer at The University of Melbourne

Business Development

"Peter was in Sales, he was heavily focused on developing the student experience through his passionate belief in the value of the international education experience. He was extremely dedicated to his work which was balanced with a jovial nature that warmly welcomed potential students to our modest boutique college. I would recommend Peter should you require a deeply knowledgeable person with a commitment to achieving goals balanced alongside a great humanitarian."

Jason Price
Australian Educationalist living in India



Customer Service


"Peter was extremely helpful after I contacted him for career advice, following my move to Melbourne. He was very quick to respond and ultimately made very useful suggestions in terms of career options. I would highly recommend Peter’s services to others seeking career advice."

Ian Jelley
Communications Officer at Metro Trains Melbourne








Client Feedback



Training



● (Client)


“Peter likes a challenge, friendly, funny and full of 

knowledge”              



● (Client

     
“Peter has a great outlook on life and business success”



● (Client


“I find it very good how you explain things and share 

moments of your life”



● (Client


“Treats his students as equals and makes a genuine effort to

 teach  them”



● (Client


 “Well organised and confident”



● (Client
                        

“You are an excellent communicator with charm and heaps of

charisma”



● (Client


“An excellent teacher in the way you are organised and 

logical”


                        
● (Client


“Peter really gives it a 110%”



 ● (Client

                       
“Very good teaching skills, simplifies difficult information and 

provides excellent examples”



● (Client


“I found Peter ..to be a very good teacher who was always

willing to help me when I needed help”



● (Client


“Peter ….is an excellent teacher with a lot of energy and has

great control over the class”  
       





Skills




● (Asia)


 "Asia leadership skills, particularly Asian language skills"


Emeline S




(Asia)


 "deep knowledge and understanding of Japanese 

culture and language


Julia G




"Peter's key skills are his ability to...understand...Asian culture"


John W, Australian Business College





● (Business Development)


 “you are being awarded a performance bonus"


Kirk P, Dean, Temple University Japan




● (Business Development)


 "Peter's key skills are his ability to...gain new business"


John Wilkins, Australian Business College.




● (Communication) 


"Peter has an infectious smile and a warm personality


Nicola Hancock, Holmesglen TAFE




● (Communication) 


offers open communication to his work colleagues"


Rosemarie P




● (Customer Service)


 "(Clients) feel very supported in their learning"


Lynda Beagle




● (Customer Service) 


“(Peter) his interaction and rapport with (clients) is excellent”


Howie G, Director, Arrowhead, USA




● (Digital)


 "Peter’s digital skills launched my business and gained new


 revenue"


Seirei, Tea Master, Tokyo, JAPAN.




● (Digital) 


"Love your newsletters"


Athena V




● (Leadership)


 "one of the most effective teachers we have ever had”


Bob Balderstone, WMIT




● (Leadership) 



"I rated him excellent 

(awareness of needs, teaching and preparation)" 


Tom K, Nova Corporation





● (Teamwork) 


"(Peter) invariably exceeds....requirements" 


Colin B



● (Teamwork) 




Peter..has a creative and practical work 


approach


Leslie S





● (Teamwork)


 “Peter..has consistently shown initiative and great 


dedication" 


Renee Hardwick, Red Cross






● (Teamwork)



"Peter...produces work of a high standard"


Lou K, RMIT TAFE




● (Teamwork)


"a team player ... and a leader" 


Roger M, Head Coach, Arrowhead, USA




● (Teamwork)


"thanks for a job well done" 


Bruce Filcock, Director, NMIT 




● (Teamwork)


"Thank you for your help and guidance,


and thanks for all the knowledge (you shared)" 




Mark.T






● (Seminar


   "High in practical tips...great introduction


...excellent insights".


   Karen Lloyd






● (Newsletters


   "..Love your work" 


   Athena V





● (Website) 


    "Excellent (content)...Well done" 


    John Macrow






● (Website


  “ I like your (content)...Good stuff!” 


  Paul G








Research



● " indentification of the factors that deliver success " 


   Alison Broinowski, PhD, Australian National University



●  "a clearly constructed report with interesting case studies" 


    Nena Johnston



● " it gave us a lot of useful information." 


    Kate Parlane, Education New Zealand




● "useful research that explored buyer behaviour" 

   David Ferguson, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise



● " fills a substantial gap in our understanding" 


   Rawdon Dalrymple, OA




● (Research) 


   " a clearly constructed report with interesting case studies" 



  Nena Johnston


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