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Work experience

JIEC

Apr 2013Present

Kindergarten English Teacher

Assist in sales presentations, Q&A for parents (in Japanese). Plan and run sessions at internal company training days (in English). Independently plan and implement fun and effective lesson plans for children. Research and create new activities and songs for the classroom.

Joy Talk Co. Ltd.

Apr 2012Mar 2013

Assistant English Teacher

Assist in the planning and implementation of English education in Japanese Middle Schools. Plan and implement English lessons for Japanese Elementary Schools. Communicate effectively in Japanese with local education professionals.

小美玉市教育委員会

Aug 2008Mar 2012

Cultural Ambassador

Maintain healthy cultural relationships between residents of Omitama, Ibaraki and Abilene, KS, USA. Assist in the implementation of English lessons at Japanese Middle Schools. Plan and execute English lessons at Japanese Elementary schools. Create and teach English lessons at Japanese Kindergartens. 

Vangent, Inc.

Jun 2007Aug 2008

Customer Service Representative

Resolve wide-ranging customer issues and inquiries about the US Medicare insurance system. Provide relief for customers in emergency situations.

Education

University of Kansas

20022007

B.A. in Theatre Performance

Thorough training in speaking, performance, and communication skills. Minor in Musicology.

Skills

Public Speaking
 
Writing

Well-versed in English grammar and syntax.

Japanese

Intermediate writing and speaking ability. 7 years experience living and working in Japan.

Sales

Product demonstration and customer retention.