Daniel O' Connell

Daniel O' Connell
Position
Lecturer: IBA, Hospitality
Country of Origin
Irish
Availability
Tuesday (08.30-13.00) Wednesday and Friday (08.30-17.00)
Background

After in-house training and work-experience in Graphic Photography in the USA in the later part of the ‘70s, Daniel returned to London and entered a 3-year course in Homeopathy. Following a number of years of private practice and an entrepreneurial project in natural foods, he returned to Dublin, Ireland in 89/90 and completed a Dipl. in TEFL. Since arriving in Holland in 2002, he has been teaching English at Wittenborg.

Biography

After completion of secondary education, Daniel entered into his fathers business of bookstore and ordinance surveyor supplier in Ireland. In 1979, Daniel moved to California and worked as a graphic photographer for a now-defunct company named Ananda Publications. Upon return to Europe, he entered into a 3-year study of Homeopathy, and Flower Remedies of Dr. Bach in London. To finance this study, he started up a tofu business using a little-known food-recipe and developed a market within the very narrow range of natural-food outlets that existed at the time – nowadays, this market is widely established and extremely popular!

After settling in Italy and working as an acquisition manager throughout the ’90, Daniel returned to Dublin, Ireland, to complete a Diploma in TEFL. Following that, he returned to Italy and worked freelance, honing his skills as a teacher. In 2002/2003 he arrived in Holland, and has been teaching English ever since.

Expertise / Subjects
Teaching English
Personal Development Plan
IELTS Examining