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  • Jon Paradis

Subject Teacher Economics @ The British School of ...
Masters of Business and Adminstration @ McMaster U...
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About Jon

I'm a qualified teacher of Economics and Business studies with 16 years experience.  In my career I've been lucky enough to teach in 3 continents to students from around the world, predominantly in an ESL setting.  Early on in my career I studied part time and completed an MBA, allowing me to gain some valuable industry experience. 
I believe in the educational theory of contructivism where pupils build on what they know, to understand and learn.  I find that all students have an inherent understanding of economics and business in that we are all consumers.  This puts pupils at an advantage in that they experience half of what business and economics is about already.  My experience allows me to provide context and annecdotes for students to understand and relate their own experiences to explain theory.  This allows students to achieve more concrete functional understanding and success.  



McMaster University
1998 - 2002


McMaster University
2005 - 2008

Graduate Diploma in Education

Graduate Diploma in Education - Queensland University of Technology
2008 - 2030

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Economics Teacher

The British School of Costa Rica
Aug 2013 - Present

Business Studies and Economics Teacher

Beijing National Day School
Aug 2010 - Jun 2013

Subject Teacher of Economics and Business

Prospect School Reading UK
Nov 2009 - Jul 2010


  • International Bacceloreate
  • IB Extended Essays
  • IB Internal Assessment
  • Essay writting
  • ESL skills