CarolineCaroline Ashworth
Director BCT/Tutor

  • Cert ed
  • RSA Celta
  • L4 Portuguese
  • Institute of Linguists bi-lingual skills NVQ L3 business
  • L6 Fundraising Management
  • Enterprise Mentoring
  • Level 3 Diploma in teaching 
  • Anatomy & Physiology levels 2 and 3
     

Background:

Caroline has a background in fine art. 

She has worked in adolescent/adult EFL/ESOL since 1989 in Brazil, Portugal , London and Weston-super-Mare in both the private and public sectors.

Caroline started to work with community outreach in 2007 developing and delivering a range of informal learning programmes.

Caroline became self employed in 2008 and thereafter became interested in business potential.

In 2008 she completed an entrepreneur scholarship and then went on to study business and fundraising management.

Caroline incorporated BCT in February 2010 with the primary support of North Somerset Enterprise Agency and the European Commission.


Mel HamerMel Hamer
ESOL Specialist Tutor

  • Dtefla, PGCE, Level 4 ESOL

Background:

Mel is a teacher of language. 
She has worked with adults since 1980, teaching EFL/ESOL privately (Portugal and Czech Republic for 6 years) and in the UK public sector for the rest(principally colleges in Weston-super-Mare and Bristol). She has also taught literacy and Portuguese.

Mel has worked independently, been part of a team of teachers and also a team leader for some years. She has developed and delivered courses for ESOL learners from Pre-entry (complete beginner) to Level 2 (upper intermediate).

She gained a Masters Degree in Language Studies from Lancaster University in 1994 and became self-employed in 2010.

Mel is enthusiastic about BCT because she believes that the ability to communicate is a right and a pleasure - what better way to bring communities together?


Nicole BoothwayNicole Boothway
ESOL Tutor

  • NHD in Communications
  • CELTA
  • CELTYL

Background:

Nicole is an ESOL teacher and has a background in Communications. She comes from South Africa and moved to the UK in 1990. 
 
She has lived in several countries in the Middle East for the last 14 years where she taught English to a wide variety of nationalities at the British Council, both adults and young learners, as well as private tuition. 
 
Nicole believes one of the greatest pleasures in teaching is seeing a student's progress, from initially minimal knowledge of English, as they grow in confidence and ability improving their speaking, reading, writing and listening skills.  It is always a privilege to witness this metamorphosis. 

Zeina BanksZeina Banks
Tutor

  • MS for Secondary teaching 
  • Teaching Diploma- Masters degree in Physics
 
Background:
Zeina is a Physics teacher. She has worked with adults since 1979, teaching physics in different lebanese secondary schools , in Beirut. 
Zeina had to resign from teaching in Beirut in 2005.
She came to live in the UK in 2006.
Zeina got her certificate of naturalisation as a british citizen on the 6th of April ,2009
Zeina is a volunteer with the BME Network and MFA.
Zeina attended many courses, some of which are:
Training for trainers course/skills for work . September 2012.
Completed a course : Chairing skills with ACT. September 2014.
Attended a flexercise workshop . April 2013.....
Zeina can speak and write three languages: Arabic,English and French. 
Zeina started as a support teacher with BCT in 2016. 
Zeina loves to with the lovely BCT team.

For more details contact:

Caroline Ashworth
info@bringingcommunitiestogether.org.uk

BCT House:

Bringing Communities Together
Regency House
37-40 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ

Telephone: 

Caroline Ashworth:
07876 298884