Welcome to the personal homepage of Dr. Robert Polding - Lecturer in Information Systems at IE University and freelance tutor/translator based in Madrid, Spain.
I am a teacher and academic, with experience working in English Language and Information Technology, and with a Doctorate and Master's degree in Information Systems. Recently, I have been working as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language. I have previously worked as an assistant lecturer at the University of Sheffield and as a company director for Linotek.
I work as a researcher and lecturer in Information Systems, specialising in IS modelling, database design, prototyping, e-commerce, social media, web development (PHP/MySQL), Open Source/Linux and project management. Also with experience in management, recruitment, curriculum development and writing/presenting papers for international conferences.
I have several years of experience teaching Spanish students the English language, during which I have developed an understanding of the specific needs of Spanish learners. I have worked for the Spanish Army writing practice exams and have prepared students for the Cambridge English examinations.