Pierre Epoh Moudio

Barking Riverside resident since 2014

Resident Steering Group Member of Thames Ward Community Project and Member of the TWCP Skills & Enterprise Citizen Action Group

Pierre is an experienced ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Employability Lecturer skilled in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) along with Employability Skills. He runs a very successful ESOL for Parents programme aimed at helping local parents develop their confidence with English in order to be able to support their children with their homework and pursue their chosen career paths.

He is passionate about creating support for young people and those either not in education, employment or training (NEET) or underemployed and looking to change careers. When he first arrived in the UK from his native Cameroon Pierre didn’t know anyone and struggled to find work, despite having very good English himself. He managed to successfully overcome those difficulties and it became his personal mission to help immigrants to improve their English, to support them in their job search or studies and assist them to fully integrate into their new country.

Pierre’s goals for Thames Ward are to setup a homework club for local young people to have a place to do their school work, to expand his ESOL programmes across various schools in Thames Ward and beyond and also to deliver more of his employment support to local people.