Adam Fitzgerald — Cover Letter, Resume & References

Michigan-native Adam Fitzgerald on the Isle of Skye (in the Highlands of Northern Scotland) in the U.K. — near where he lived in Edinburgh & attained his CELTA from Cambridge University in 2018.


Fitzgerald has led many public speaking events, seminars, and teacher training sessions in addition to his consultancy work in Education & Editing.

Adam Fitzgerald is a Cambirdge-certified teacher, writer, musician, editor, tutor, journalist — with 13+ years of professional teaching experience in multiple countries.


In addition to being an educator, musician & editor, Fitzgerald is also a writer & journalist — having authored a front-page story on the cover of 70,000+ newspapers across Michigan in August of 2015 & a running column across three different weekly newspapers.

Cover Letter:

A life-long lover of education


  • Leads multiple creative teams as well as composing stories, columns, articles, interviews and copy for three weekly papers for The View Newspaper Group — including The County Press and Lapeer Area View — Authored front page story on the cover of 70,000+ newspapers in Michigan in August of 2015
  • Proofreads and edits three different newspapers each week; provides photographs to run alongside all articles contributed and others
  • Travels frequently to conduct interviews and make regular contact with prominent citizens, businesses, charity organizations, schools, civil servants and local community leaders
  • Invited to speak publicly several times at schools, education panels and board meetings on the vital importance of education within society
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor, teaching online through Global English — the European-based counterpart company connected to Global Language Training in the USA
  • Responsible for maintaining regular contact with and designing lessons for over 70 adult students, all employees for different divisions of Intesa Sanpaolo, a major banking group in Italy
  • Conducts weekly half-hour long lessons via Skype with students from all over Italy, working on developing grammar skills, expanding vocabulary by examining current event news articles and idioms, plus regular practice reading, writing and holding a conversation in English
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor, teaching online through BlingABC — the Beijing-based online English education company that connects teachers to learners from around China
  • Responsible for teaching Chinese English-learners through an online teaching portal called ClassIn — groups ranging from 3 students to 15, up to 4 different hour-long sessions each day
  • Teaches using a virtual classroom that allows teacher to interact with and evaluate students
  • Independent contract ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, instructor and tutor for Global LT (Global Language Training) students throughout Metro Detroit, MI, for immigrants new to the United States (typically employees of GM, Chrysler, Valeo, Continental, and more)
  • Leads individual and group lessons, traveling between students’ homes and places of business to teach English language lessons pertaining to grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding both conversational and business English
  • Provided and edited copy for various advertising campaigns and industry types, including commercial real estate, international insurance companies, design firms, and more
  • Worked with team of account executives and designers to deliver fully functional websites
  • Drafted proposals for marketing meetings, client contracts, and more
  • Provided complete social media networking, marketing and newsletters for clients
  • Led seminars to educate the administrative staff on how to better connect with students, parents and the local community using tools such as social media and interpersonal communication
  • Designed and implemented a social media campaign for all North Branch Area Schools
  • Worked as a substitute teacher for all grades K-12 in addition to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults from all over the world throughout Metro Detroit
  • Worked as long-term History and English teacher at Ferndale Middle & High Schools, responsible for lesson plans and materials for 6–7 classrooms of up to 35 students each day, plus out of class responsibilities such as grading and parent-teacher conferences for all students
  • Taught at countless schools throughout Michigan, including schools in Ferndale, Royal Oak, Lapeer, Oak Park, Detroit, Pleasant Ridge, Eastpointe, Dryden, Oxford, Metamora and more
Adam hiking with his wife Jessica Fitzgerald on their honeymoon in Ireland, a favorite travel spot.


Adam is a vegan who likes to focus on experience-based learning — this is from horseback riding Ireland.

References for Adam W. Fitzgerald:


Adam Fitzgerald live with Shady Groves at “Whateverfest” in Detroit — an independent arts & music festival that Fitzgreald created & launched in 2011 — an event he still plays live at & DJs for.
Adam ‘solo’ as “Quells” (pictured here in Edinburgh) & also releases music with his band Shady Groves. Fitzgerald created “Whateverfest” in Detroit & launched an independent collective & label: Underflow Records.
Shady Groves
Shady Groves live in Detroit / Hamtramck, Michigan
Shady Groves live in Ferndale, Michigan
Shady Groves live at Chalk Walk Arts Festival in Bay City, Michigan
Adam & his wife, fellow writer, educator & editor — Jessica Fitzgerald — in the Mediterranean, between Italy & Greece, enjoying the sunset along the ocean & the isles.
Along the coast in North Berwick, Scotland, United Kingdom — before moving back to Michigan in late 2019.



Writer // Editor // Teacher // Musician

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