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Objective

Through my 13 years in the education industry, I am looking to share my experiences in teaching English to adults and children in order to assist in bridging the language gap for the language of English and understanding the American culture. I take real world experiences and make them fun for the learner while in the classroom in order to apply the lessons in genuine conversation.

Work experience

04/2015Present

English Teacher

Talk Abroad

Responsible for speaking with Japanese students via Skype. Varied students on different levels, from beginners with some vocabulary to business students. All students were looking to improve their conversational skills. Some other points they wanted to improve: accent, understanding colloquial terms/slang, business etiquette, correcting business training manuals, TOEFL and TOEIC preparation.

June 1999July 2001

Community Organizer

AmeriCorps: Hands On Atlanta

Responsible for teaching over 40 students every week in a one on one format. Assisted in improving their reading levels to grade level or above. Assisted teachers in the classroom with activities and fun events.

Created and coordinated several community events to involve businesses, parents, and the school so as to bring a closer knit relationship that would benefit the children in the neighborhood.

Responsible for creating curriculum and implementing in a fun manner as to keep the attention of the children. Also found ways to involve parents who were apprehensive about participating, so as to teach them how to be involved at home. 

March 2012May 2014

Volunteer Coordinator

Green Florida, Inc.

By training volunteers and running open air market place times I assisted Green Florida with their mission of community gardening.

Provided day to day lessons to the children who participated, as well as the adults on sustainable gardening, water conservation, and 

Additionally assisting in day to day duties such as watering and garden maintenance.

March 2003September 2003

Volunteer Aide

Universidad Latina de America
Volunteer Aide 

Aided in domestic violence program by way of creating and maintaining events to speak with universities and schools

Assisted in program to assist domestic violence victims directly 

Participated in brochure project for advertisement of sponsorship

Evaluated restaurant program of which was the financial source of income for the abused women

10/200402/2006

Instructor & Event Coordinator

Michael's Arts & Crafts

Event Coordinator & Instructor

Responsible for customer service, sales generation through classes, demonstrations, and community outreach.

Planned and executed classes, Kids Club, parties, family events, summer camp, demos, and workshops

As an Instructor was accountable for creating displays to support class promotion, performing demonstrations, promoting appropriate merchandise during classes and generating repeat customers by providing detailed class instruction

Increased classroom and event income goals and attendance

Trained Instructors and Employees on events and goals

Oct 2013Nov 2014

Teacher

Freelancing

Responsible for marketing and finding students who wanted to improve their English conversational skills as well as learn the language. 

Taught in a full immersion/conversational format to include scenarios of which the students had to think about their own culture as it relates to America's cultures (i.e., birthdays, weddings, etc.)

Provided 1 on 1 session.

Later included consultation for homeschooling groups and co-ops in order to build better group cohesion that would include educational coverage and social gatherings.

Education

Aug 1995May 2000

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Paine College