Oct 2011 - Present
Student Technical Advisor
As an STA, I was the advisor for my classmates, consisting of 38 other students. Besides holding office hours twice per week where any student could approach me regarding any software issues they might be having, my classmates could approach me at any time and request my assistance for any technical issues. These range from complex software issues, to simple formatting problems. This opportunity exposed me to many computer programs and I have developed an array of solutions to help individuals, as well as personal skills to help guide my colleagues through difficult problems and aid them in building their own technical skills.
Apr 2010 - Jul 2011
At Drift Izakaya, I was the Sous Chef, primarily focused on the preparation and presentation of sushi rolls. During most of my duration I was support to the Head Chef, however, at several intervals I was acting Head Chef, required to order food supplies, create menu items and organize kitchen staff.
Sep 2008 - Oct 2009
As an English Trainer in Ho Chi Minh City, I was hired to instruct English as a second language to Vietnamese nationals. The clientele was primarily adult, although when Bell began it's children's programs I was involved for several months. My adult students ranged in both age and ability level, from high school students to many students over the age of fifty. Students entered the program with very different needs as well as having different goals for the use of English. My job was to provide instruction and support as students developed conversational English. I was also instructor for higher education English courses that provided instruction for students looking to apply for education abroad, requiring a very high understanding and ability of the English language. It was in this position that my desire to teach as a career was developed.
Sep 2006 - Aug 2008
This was my first adventure in teaching, and I have never looked back, or looked into another profession. Since the first month, I knew that teaching was in my blood, and that it was something I found intrinsically rewarding. I began at ILA teaching very young teacher, most at the beginner level, and progressed to teaching adults and very high level students. I learned much about teaching as a profession, and developed planning skills and techniques to increase my effectiveness as well as increase my students' abilities. I felt confident then in my teaching skills, and new that with further training I could become an excellent teacher.