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Skills

Creative Writing
I have been doing creative writing since 1977. Extensive reading has helped me improve my skill along the way.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
I have been teaching English in Japan for seven years and have taught in Turkey for two years.

Work experience

Mar 2014Nov 2014

Assistant Language Teacher

ZIAC Minerva

I modelled English speech for Japanese elementary and middle school students in the classroom.

Apr 2012Mar 2014

Assistant Language Teacher

Japan International School, Sukagawa, Fukushima-ken

I planned lessons, conducted classes and modelled English speech for Japanese elementary school students in the classroom.

Sep 2009Jan 2011

English Teacher

Güney Eğitim Kurumları, Gaziantep, Turkey

I planned and conducted English lessons for students in elementary school, middle school, high school and university.

Apr 2008Mar 2009

Assistant Language Teacher

Borderlink, Saitama

I modelled English speech for Japanese middle school students in the classroom, with occasional visits to elementary schools and kindergartens.

Education

Sep 1997Jun 2003

MA English

California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Concentrations include TESOL, Literature and Rhetoric and Composition.

Sep 1994Sep 1997

BA Liberal Studies

California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Courses include English and Drama.

Sep 1986Jun 1993

AS Electronics Technology

Long Beach City College

Coursework includes DC and AC circuit calculations, digital technology and telecommunications.