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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Sarah Yu

Author, Teacher And More

Highly motivated and creative individual who infuses every project and profession with passion. Skilled and published writer of dozens of books, mostly in the field of English Language Teaching. Decades of experience in the ELT field, as a writer, teacher and examiner.


Exceptional writing, research and communication skills.
Self-motivated, creative and flexible. Excellent interpersonal skills for one-on-one or group situations. Goal-oriented approach to work and life.
Communication skills

Work History

2016-01 – Current             Freelance Author of EFL

Hamilton House Publishers, Athens

    • Writes books and articles for international publishing company, including hiring junior writers for articles in the books.
    • Work requires extensive online research, creativity and ability to meet tight deadlines.
    • Has completed MSU-CELC 7 Practice Tests, Download Starters course book, ESB B2 10 Practice Tests, ESB C2 10 Practice Tests, MSU CELP 7 Practice Test, English Zone Level 2, NOCN B2 10 Practice Tests, LRN Practice Tests B2 and C2.

2017-09 – Current             Classroom teacher

Korres Language School, Athens

    • Teaches English as a Foreign Language to classes from 5 to 16 students in size, from pre-junior to C2 as well as adult level.
    • Designs classes, prepares for examinations, does oral work

2016-01 – Current             International Programmes Manager

The Ranch, Sophiko, Corinth

    • Designs, promotes, finds staff for educational programmes geared at students from European countries and Greek private schools The Ranch, Sofiko, Corinth Children’s camp / Themed recreation park.

2016-06 – Current             Wedding Celebrant


    • Writes scripts for weddings and officiates the ceremony, namely on Greek islands and
      Athens for My Best Wishes Events Wedding planning.

2014-01 – Current             Creative Consultant

Kantar, Athens

    • Member of a group of “elite” creative individuals) Participates in workshops to come up
      with ideas for slogans, product development and market analysis through game-playing
      and teamwork.
    • Clients include Cosmote, 3E, Lays, and more.
    • KANTAR , formerly Millward Brown, Athens Global marketing research agency.

1999-01 – Current             Media and Writing


    • Co-author of Corporate Book for Cana Laboratories entitled One Man’s Legacy 2014-2015 – Editor and ghost writer of novel The Girl of Makelon 2015 – Chief Copy Editor for The Greek Cookbook, coffee-table cookbook for Ethnos Newspaper 2015 – Wrote the A2, B1, B2 and C1 examinations for the new LRN series in Greece 2003 – Was a core contributor to the creation of the EUROPALSO A1, A2, B1, B2, C2 examinationS when first introduced to Greece.

1995-01 – 2018-01             Senior Editor / Writer

Super Course, Veria

    • Responsible for writing various course books and test books for children and teenagers in Greece learning English.
    • Editing and proofreading the work of colleagues.
    • Organisied studio sessions to record different actors / native speakers to do the “Listening” sections of the course books.
    • Most recent books written for MSU CELP, MSU CELC and IELTS.
    • Revised “Robin Hood”, “Snow White”, “Puss ‘n Boots” and “The Count of Monte Cristo” for graphic novels.
    • Name and location of employer Ekdoseis Kalliga, (SUPERCOURSE )Veria, GreeceEducation (formerly Bouldoumis Publishing, Peiraias).

1998-01 – 2004-01             Maitre d’

    • Managing large and medium sized upmarket restaurants and clubs in Athens, hiring and training of staff, public relations with clients and press.
    • Service industry.

1992-01 – 1999-01             Classroom Teacher

Stamoulis Language School, Athens

    • Taught large classes of Proficiency B high school students, on average 90 – 110 students per year; organised classroom activities, set up examinations, graded essays.
    • Taught young classes of B and C class level as native speaker.

1990-01 – 1992-01             Editor-in-Chief / Editorial Assistant

Stamoulis Language School, Athens

    • Wrote and edited a wide range of articles for a weekly English periodical published in


1985-09 – 1988-06             Bachelor’s Degree: English Literature

University Of Toronto – Toronto

Graduated with High Distinction

Trinity College, University of Toronto

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