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Paul Vasquez

Affiliated Adjunct Instructor

Summary

Educated, experienced, hard working, people orientated, student centered, team player

Education

Education

Doctor of Education, Curriculum Design and Instruction

2008 - Present
University of Phoenix

Dissertation Topic: Examining the Face Validity of the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System: An Exploration of Student Perceptions of the CASAS Test

Completed 65 doctoral credits: GPA 3.75

Masters of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language

2004 - 2005
University of Concordia, Portland OR

Thesis: Blending the Communicative Method with the Direct Method within a Chinese Middle School Classroom.

Bachelor's of Science

2000 - 2004
Concordia University

Psychology with an emphasis in education.

Associates of Applied Science

1998 - 2000
CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Oregon CITY OR

Computer Network Management and Hardware repair

Teaching Experience

Work History

Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Adjunct Instructor

Sep 2007 - Present
Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Developed syllabus and course structure for specialized course meeting the needs of ABE Levels 3/4 and GED students in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Preparing students to take the GED test or matriculate into a High school 21 credit bearing class.

Developed syllabus and course structure for specialized course entitled, introduction to the Trades, meeting the needs of ABE/GED and ESL students. Overall design of course was to introduce students to trade courses offered at Clark College.

Developed syllabus and course structure for specialized transitional course entitled ESL to GED transitions. Purpose of course was to aid students in a smooth transition from standard ESL classes to ABE/GED course work. Instructed students in math, science, social studies and language arts.

Pre-employment Instructor

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
IRCO, Portland, OR

Implemented already existing pre-employment English curriculum meeting the needs of the students; aiding them in preparing for employment in the United States. Graded students and assigned grades according to standards set by IRCO. Met learning outcomes, assessed academic progress of students and reported assessments to the administration in a timely fashion and in accordance with IRCO policy.

Adjunct Instructor

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
Concordia University, Portland, OR

Developed syllabus and course structure for graduate students in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Course covered all forms of technology and met requirements for graduate level credits for M.ED and MAT students. Implemented piloted course for the University.

Team Leader and Camp Director

2001 - 2008
English Language Institute of China, Fort Collins, CO

Summer time position only, supervised college students working as summer English camp counselors in China, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Insured teachers were meeting the academic requirements of sending organization. Liaised with Asian counter parts to ensure the needs of the students, school and counselors were met. Developed after school informal activities that fostered use of English Augean in communications between students and counselors. Reported progress in timely fashion to both schools and sending organization.

Director of community ESL program & ESL/ENL Instructor

2005 - 2007
Western Pacific College, Portland, OR

Advertised, recruited and registered immigrant students into an ESL/ENL program. Developed six level outcome based curriculum meeting the standards of an accreditation organization and the needs of both immigrant and international students. Implemented the curriculum. Hired and trained instructors in the implementation of the curriculum.

Developed syllabus, course structure and implemented all levels of ESL and ENL courses. Communicated in an honest and timely fashion with administration. Assessed academic progress and assigned and reported grades. Proctored CASAS tests.

Developed an on sight TESOL testing center, meeting the needs of the students, college and TESOL testing requirements.

Clark College Involvement

Transitions Faculty Learning Group

As a member, I worked with other instructors developing concepts for the future transition of the ABE/ESL program.

Community Involvement

  • Past Lieutenant Governor, Optimist International, Pacific Northwest Region
  • Past President, North East Portland Optimist Club
  • Former member of Oregon Jaycees
  • Member, TESOL
  • Member, Portland Chinese Friendship Association
  • Member, American Legion Post 158