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James Tyrrell – Resume / C.V.

Years of Management

Years of language training

AWS Certificates

Years OF Dev Experience


University of Kent Canterbury

Degree: BSc(Hons) 2:1 Multimedia, Technology and Design.

Training Diploma

IATQuO: Internationally recognised TEFL certificate in teaching English

English writing, teaching, public speaking, and communication skills

Working as  a director of a language school for 8 years and with over 10 years of TEFL teaching experience I am capable of clear, culturally sensitive writing with an eye for detail. 

French, speaking, comprehension and communication

Having been a resident of France for 10 years and working on getting my citizenship, I am capabale of communicating on broad range of topics. Currently I’m studying hard to achieve my B2 (Upper Intermediate DELF). 

AWS Certificates

Currently I am working through all the fundamental AWS training courses to get fully qualified and confident on a wide selection of AWS service options.
  • AWS Cloud Economics
  • AWS Technical Professional
  • AWS Compute Services Overview
  • Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Introduction to EC2 Auto Scaling
  • Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • AWS Development Tools Services Overview
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials
  • Introduction to AWS Billing and Cost Management
  • AWS Storage Offerings
  • Introduction to Serverless Development
  • AWS Lambda Foundations
  • Network Ninja to Cloud Ninja
  • From Migration to Modernization


Languages and Libraries

The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it.” – Dennis Ritchie
Java 5(Core language, JSP, JSTL, JDBC, Swing, Servlets, Struts, OOP, Hibernate, Spring, Lucene, Log4j), PHP 7 (Core language, OOP, PEAR), SQL, PL/SQL (Oracle), Perl (system maintenance), Command Line (Bash and Shell scripts), Python,  JavaScript, AJAX.

Mark-up Languages

“Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I’ll use XML.’ Now they have two problems.”
  • HTML(4-5) XHTML,
  • CSS,
  • XML, XSLT.
  • Json, REST

Projects & Platforms

“Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” ~ Denis Waitley.
WordPress, Content management systems, various shopping carts, customer relationship managers, website search engines (lucene), various financial applications, stochastic forecasting, graphs representing complex data and graphical interfaces.

Current Situation


October 2020 – Present
  • SIRET: 889 487 021 00012
  • APE: 6201Z Programmation informatique

Software Developer, Technical writer, and Quality assurance testing. After the closure of my company Jardin Culturel I have returned to my roots. Check out my projects and about me for how I can help. Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information. 


Jardin Culturel

September 2012 – October 2020

Director of a language training center working on all aspects of management, marketing and web development. Teaching English at numerous companies and schools.

Sadly the company went into adminstration due to the COVID-19 epidemic disrupting the industry.

Le Challenge des Langues

June 2010 – November 2012

Professional English coach – Teaching business English to engineers, managers and marketers in companies such as IBM, Capgemini, IFAG, DGAC, SII and many more.

Willis Towers Watson (Formerly Towers Perrin) – Evalue

June 2006 – November 2008

 Willis Towers Watson

Evalue provides customers with the technology and our pioneering asset model to help their customers make better informed decisions about their finances. Evalue has subsequently became a private venture at

Software developer – building Java and web applications for financial institutions, high street banks and industry leaders, working in a fast paced, high pressure environment requiring a careful eye for detail. The work involved creating graphs and charts that covered great complexity in simple visual ways. It also mandated large amounts of work on a variety of Java libraries and APIs. 

Applegate Directory

July 2004 – June 2006

Applegate has been the home of business buying for decades, creating value for buyers by sourcing quotes from a comprehensive range of suppliers, saving them time and money.

Software developer – created and maintained numerous kinds of websites and applications for medium sized businesses and internal usage using multiple languages (sites that appear in everything from Japanese to English). This included shopping carts, home grown CMS solutions and even a search engine.