About Me

Therese Martin is an American, who lived in Libya from 1989 to 2015 with her Libyan husband and their six children. She currently resides in Florida. A basic bio is presented below.

ESOL Teacher at UMCM Suncoast - 2017 - Present
IELTS Instructor & Corporate ESL Trainer at St Petersburg College - 2016 - Present
English Literacy Tutor at Largo Public Library - 2015 - Present
Exam Centre Inspector - Cambridge Assessment - 2011 - Present
Director of English Language Studies, CELTA qualified EFL teacher at Almaqar IT & English Language Training -2012
Co-Founder of the ‘English Teachers’ Forum, Libya’ 2006
English Program Course Director & EFL TeacherYethreb School - 2003-2012 
EFL Teacher British Council, Libya - 2010-2011
EFL Teacher -  Berlitz Manchester, The Institute of Banking & Finance, Tripoli, Libya (Central Bank of Libya) - 2008-2010 
EFL Computer Lab Instructor - CALL SpecialistThe Academy of Post Graduate Studies, Janzour, Libya - 2003-2005

Presentations & Publications:
Lightning Safety - July 2017 - Seminole Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Seminole, Florida

Disaster Psychology - July 2017 - Seminole Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Seminole, Florida

Urban & Rural Search and Rescue Techniques – Missing Person - May 2017 - Seminole Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Seminole, Florida

Time to Read - Utilizing Graded Readers - Mar 2013 - ELT Conference, Faculty of Education, Tripoli University, Libya
The Power of Music - Jan 2008 - English Teachers' Forum, Tripoli, Libya
Using Music in the Libyan EFL Classroom - Feb 2008 - Education Exhibition and English Language Conference (ELTEX), Tripoli, Libya
Tactile & Kinesthetic Learning - Aug 2007 - English Teachers' Forum, Tripoli, Libya
www.readingandwriting.com - Motivating EFL students to read and write by using weblogs - Mar 2006 - Education Exhibition and English Language Conference (ELTEX), Tripoli, Libya
No One Ought to Be Judge in Their Own Cause Including Examiners: Sep 2002 - First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Mainz, Germany / Jan 2002 - Gender & Testing Workshop - British Council & the Linguistic Society of the Philippines - Philippine Normal University, Manila, Philippines

Training Courses:

City of Seminole Citizens Academy 2017 – Seminole, Florida - Comprehensive course that covered different aspects of local government and the various departments that make up a municipality; City Hall, Public Works & Development, Fire & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Library, Recreation 

Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) – Seminole, Florida - 2017 - Disaster response skills; fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations for the community’s CERT Team.

CPR - AED Training, American Heart Association – Seminole, Florida -  2017 - Trained in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) 

CERT Traffic and Crowd Control Training – Seminole, Florida - 2017 - Traffic and crowd control training to be implemented at public events and in emergency situations.

WebEOC Training – Largo, Florida - 2017
Trained in the use of WebEOC, crisis information management system to be utilized in by the city and the County Emergency Operations Center in my community. Web EOC shares real-time information before, during and after and event or emergency and is used for the collection and dissemination of emergency or event-related information from the city level through to the federal level. 

Skywarn Spotter Training, NOAA National Weather Service – Largo, Florida - 2017 - Training for a volunteer program that helps to keep local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.