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Work experience

Language Arts / Drama teacher

TOEFL Director

American Culture University
Jun 2010Present

Developmental Reading/ESL

The American School of Vietnam
Jan 2007Aug 2009

Language Arts/Developmental Reading Teacher

American International School
  • Taught  6th-9th grade language arts to school's first students, Jan. - June, 2007.
  • Due to notable success of summer 2007 develpmental reading program, implemented by me, was asked to focus on this area full-time.
  • Continued outstanding progress in reading comprehension standardized test scores, to the end of the summer session, August 15, 2009.
Jan 2004Dec 2006

TOEFL IBT director, Instructor


It was my pleasure to work with the director, Francis Radano, and wonderful students, many of whom followed us to the new American International School.

Sep 2010Jun 2006

Head Foreign Teacher

Asia Pacific College
Mar 2004Feb 2005


Korean School


Jul 1969Aug 1972

University of Chicago

I was fortunate to study reading acquisition with Bill Page and Becky Barr, who are still my mentors, though they passed away many years ago.

Sep 1964Jan 1969


University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana




With vast experience teaching Language Arts / ESL,  and a solid educational background, I have become very adept at raising English fluency in general, and reading comprehension levels in particular. This has been verified time and again by reliable pre and post testing. My organizing ability has been honed by high school football coaching (defensive coordinator), directing graduation  programs with 240 graduates, that were punctual, enjoyable and dignified, and founding and directing  theater groups; the multiple award-winning Carver Middle School Drama Club, the Monkeyfinger Shakespeare Company in Taiwan, and the still active Saigon Players. Teaching American network English pronunciation is my forte. I thrive on challenges and new experiences. I am sensitive to, and respectful of, different cultures and languages.



A language arts or ESL position at an international school with a one or two year contract.




Illinois State Board of Education