My name is Michael Finemore and I am an Australian man living in Victoria, Australia.

My ABN (Australian Business Number)                     54451345535

Working with Children Check (Blue Card)                1666195A - 01 (Expiry 13/05/2024)

My Educational Qualifications

Master of Arts (Research) CQU         1996-2002

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) CQU            1995

Bachelor of Arts CQU                        1992-1994

I delivered conference presentations and wrote published papers on my research.


TESOL/TEFL Certificate, Hangzhou, China  2010

Certificate III in Volunteer Tutoring (Literacy) Wide Bay Institute of TAFE, Bundaberg 1998

My Teaching Experience

As well as University tutoring (in Sociology and Cultural Technologies), guest lecturing, and essay marking in those subjects, I've taught Conversational English in kindergartens, primary and middle schools, colleges and universities in several cities in China.

In collaboration with colleagues, I developed an 8 week short course in IELTS preparation in one of the colleges, and presented lectures and conducted workshops in debating and English pronunciation with university students.  I've also engaged in the training of Chinese English teachers, as well as other groups of adult learners in a small range of industry contexts in China. (2002 - 2018) 

I've also been a Volunteer Tutor at TAFE, working in very small groups and one-to-one, helping improve students' English literacy and numeracy (1998).​