Avinash Kumar Anthony Vasanth A

Avinash Kumar Anthony Vasanth

Bengaluru, Bengaluru Urban

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About me:

An accomplished and highly experienced College Lecturer with outstanding classroom management skills possessing a genuine passion for helping students of all abilities reach their full potential. I have an MA in English and 19 years of professional experience in teaching English Language and literature to Pre-University and undergraduate students in India and Foundation and Undergraduate students in Oman. As a Senior Lecturer in English Language at Oman, I have taught EAP (English for Academic Purpose) & ESP (English for Specific Purpose) in English language to EFL (English as a Foreign Language), ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) both full-time / part-time Business and IT students in the undergraduate program. With a sound background of Information Technology, I am capable of using technology extensively in classrooms with the aid of contemporary tools and computer applications in teaching, learning and testing.

Education:

Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication (Distance Education)

Madurai Kamaraj University - Madurai, India

July – 2010 to May -2012

Master of Arts in English (Full time)

Bangalore University – Bangalore, India

June – 2004 to May – 2006

Master of Arts in English (Distance Education)

Karnataka State Open University–Mysore, India

June – 1998 to May – 2000

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Part-time)

St. Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous)

Bangalore University – Bangalore, India

June – 1995 to May-1998

Pursuing PhD in English (Contemporary Linguistics)

Bharathiar University – Coimbatore, India

Since August 2019 till date

Experience:

Career Profile: 

Bharathiar University-Coimbatore-INDIA

PhD Scholar – English Language

Presently on a Sabbatical break from July – 2019 to complete my PhD studies at

Coimbatore-INDIA

 

Professional Experience:

Private Degree College-Bengaluru

Lecturer in English language (Part-Time)

September 2019 until date
Bengaluru-India
Key responsibilities:

  • Delivering lectures and conducting tutorials on English literature for undergraduate students.

Majan University College-affiliated to the University of Bedfordshire-UK

Senior Lecturer in English language

October 2011 to June 2019

Muscat-Sultanate of Oman

Majan University College is the first Private Sector College in Oman imparting education to multi-cultural academic community for the past 26 years with more than 100 staff from various countries and a student population of over 3500. Reporting to the Head-Faculty of English Language Studies.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Initiated innovative methods in preparing and delivering lectures and conducting tutorials on EAP & ESP modules for University level undergraduate students.
  • Actively participated in compiling the requirements of college syllabus, revision of curriculum   and planning academics.
  • Constructively taught Foundation and Undergraduate students and received positive feedback.
  • Prepared and marked Offline assignments, project reports and exams of college students.
  • Succeeded in preparing productive study and support materials by frequently updating the same.
  • Achieved in creating interesting quizzes on MOVE.
  • Devised student friendly quizzes, assignments, projects, and reports and published exam results on MOVE. 
  • Significantly supported students through academic advising and provision remedial classes.
  • Liaised with team members as a module coordinator and in the writing of reflective reports. 
  • Effectively taught EAP & ESP for IT & Business students in the undergraduate program. 
  • Successfully taught communicative & written skills in English Language to EFL & ESOL students.
  • Coordinated, taught and trained students in Technical Writing and Presentation Skills in English (TWPSE).
  • Effective and efficient monitoring in examination invigilation.
  • As a member, constructively contributed towards Technology Advisory Committee. 
  • Benefitted immensely by in-house staff development sessions and workshops.
  • Participated in several International Conferences held in Oman.
  • Presented at International Conferences held within the country and overseas.

Achievements:

  • Compiled interesting materials and exercises in Academic Writing book for Foundation Program. 
  • Trained and explored innovative teaching and learning methods on MOVE-Majan Virtual E-learning platform (Based on Moodle).
  • Succeeded significantly in setting up a creative feedback (Audio) and marking MOVE (online) assignment, projects, reports and exams of undergraduate students.
  • Explored innovative methods in scrutinizing the assignments, projects and reports for Plagiarism through MOVE.
  • Explored various constructive methods in the preparation of assessments, designing and updating syllabus of the module contents and curriculum.
  • Actively involved in compiling a productive Curriculum development and revision of all ESP modules for Business and IT at the Faculty of English Language Studies.

Sacred Heart Girls’ First Grade College

Lecturer in English language and literature

August 2010- August 2011

Bangalore-India

Sacred Heart Girls’ First Grade College is a Catholic minority institution of higher education for women with Bachelors Programme in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business studies and Science. The institution caters to the marginalized students and weaker sections in the society by imparting knowledge at a nominal fee. Reporting to the Principal.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertook constructive methods in preparing and delivering lectures and conducting tutorials on English literature for undergraduate students.
  • Involved in mentoring at co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • Supported in administrative activities.
  • Attended in-house staff development sessions and workshops.
  • Supported students through academic advising, provision remedial classes and special weekend classes. 
  • Participated in National conferences.

Achievements:

  • Explored innovative methods in teaching Media English for a cohort of 32 undergraduate students.
  • Successfully trained ESL students at Communicative & written skills in English Language. 
  • Encouraged and assisted BA-Journalism students’ in publishing Newsletters and articles.

Majan University College-affiliated to the University of Bedfordshire-UK

Lecturer in English language

September 2008 - July 2010 
Muscat-Sultanate of Oman

Majan University College is the first Private Sector College in Oman imparting education to multi-cultural academic community for the past 26 years with more than 100 staff from various countries and a student population of over 3500. Reporting to the Head-Faculty of English Language Studies.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Initiated innovative methods in preparing and delivering lectures, and conducting tutorials on EAP modules for University level undergraduate students.
  • Liaised with team members as a module coordinator and in the writing of reflective reports. 
  • Effectively taught EAP & ESP for IT & Business in the undergraduate program.
  • Successfully taught communicative & written skills in English Language to EFL & ESOL students.
  • Coordinated, taught and trained students in Technical Writing and Presentation Skills in English (TWPSE).

Achievements:

  • Significantly supported students through academic advising and provision remedial classes.

Vocational Training Centre (Ministry of Manpower-OMAN)

Vocational Training Instructor

November – 2007 to August – 2008 

Saham – Sultanate of Oman

The Vocational Training Centre functioning under the Ministry of Manpower-Sultanate of Oman caters to Omani citizens with Technological and Vocational Education and Training. Reporting to Head-Languages and Vocational Training.

Key responsibilities:

  • Trained the trainees in basic communication and technical English.

Dr. Ambedkar First Grade Evening College

Lecturer in English (Part-Time evening)

August 2004 - August 2007

Bangalore-India

Dr. Ambedkar Evening College imparts higher education to the downtrodden and weaker sections of the Society. It specifically caters to the working students who want to pursue their higher education in the Evening. Reporting to the Principal.

Key responsibilities:

  • Effectively taught undergraduate students in English language and literature.
  • Trained Commerce students in Business English.

Achievements:

  • Held weekend remedial classes for students to provide extra coaching.

 

Sacred Heart Pre-University College (Grade 11 & 12) 

Lecturer in English 

June 2000 – August 2004 (Full-time)

June 2004 – August 2006 (Part-Time) 
June 2006 – August 2007 (Full-time)

Bangalore-India

Sacred Heart Girls Pre-University College is a Catholic minority institution for girls imparting Pre-University courses (Grade 11 and 12). The institution caters to the marginalized students and weaker sections in the society. Worked as a part-timer from 2004-2006 for 2 years to pursue my Masters in English (Full-time). Reporting to the Principal.

Key responsibilities:

  • Effectively taught Pre-university (Grade 11-12) students in English Language and Literature.
  • Innovatively prepared and delivered lectures and conducted tutorials on English literature for Pre-University (Grade 11-12) college students.

Achievements:

  • Positively mentored and counselled students.

What kind of projects is Avinash Kumar Anthony Vasanth looking for?

Teaching or Training English Language and Literature to Foundation and Undergraduate students.

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