Gareth O'Hara (Ireland)

Gareth began teaching in Vietnam in 2002 and brings a wealth of experience of university level learning requirements, project management skills and an academic interest in teaching and learning techniques.  He has taught a variety of Academic English subjects focusing on reading, writing, presentation and study skills and has lectured undergraduate students in Business Computing and Information Management.

Gareth has a post graduate diploma in Education for Sustainability from London South Bank University, a post graduate certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning from RMIT Vietnam and is currently researching a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning and Global Change at Linkoping University in Sweden.

Gareth has a commitment to providing students with strong practical learning experiences.  He has extensive English Language Training experience in both general and academic English having worked at Apollo, Language Link and RES during his time in Vietnam. He managed the RMIT Hanoi Internship Program for four years and was responsible for placing over 500 students in internship positions with organisations around the city.  He has coordinated many student learning projects including the Work Integrated Learning Interdisciplinary Program which saw teams of undergraduates from Australia join local students from Hanoi to design and implement a number of projects at Morning Star Centre for autistic children in Hanoi.  He has also acted as faculty advisor to the RMIT Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team and sat on the Board of Advisors for AIESEC Hanoi, an independent student organisation consisting of students from all of the major universities in Hanoi.

Colin Campbell (UK)

Colin Campbell has been working in and with schools for over fifteen years, starting off in his native Scotland and then in Vietnam and Japan. In that period he has been a teacher of English literature and humanities, a curriculum coordinator, a teacher-trainer and an educational consultant. He has a particular interest and expertise in designing learning projects that involve students engaging with real world problems through hands-on activities.

Colin has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Strathclyde and an MA in Scottish Literature and Language from the University of Glasgow. He is a trained International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme teacher workshop leader and has presented at educational conferences in Japan on topics such as implementing educational change, curriculum design, assessment and digital education.

Colin has extensive experience of designing, implementing and developing progressive educational projects at both the classroom and school-wide levels. As the Middle School Curriculum Coordinator at Yokohama International School in Japan he co-designed and implemented a network of student and teacher websites to be used as digital learning spaces and portfolios called the Learning Hub. Also at Yokohama he oversaw the review and implementation of a new curriculum in the middle school and co-chaired the development of a new approach to assessment across the middle and high schools. While working at the United Nations International School of Hanoi as a teacher of English and Humanities he chaired a review of the English Curriculum and led teacher workshops on different approaches to learning.