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Matthew Burt

Freelance Writer, English Instructor

Relevant Work Experiences

Work History

English Instructor

Jan 2009 - Aug 2011
Trident Technical College - Charleston, SC

Taught 3 sections of English 101- Composition and Literature 

Taught 2 sections of English 102- Composition and Literature 

English Teacher

Jan 2007 - Jun 2007
Berkeley High School - Moncks Corner, SC

Taught Newspaper Journalism, Vocabulary and Grammar and Public Speaking elective courses daily in 1 ½ hour courses to classes of 20-30 students  in 9th -12th grades

Student Teaching Internship

Aug 2006 - Dec 2006
West Ashley High School - Charleston, SC

Participated in South Carolina’s Student Teaching program under  The Citadel’s Master’s level teacher training that led to certification in teaching English

Taught 10th grade Honors World Literature and 12th grade Tech Prep British Literature

Substitute Teacher

Jan 2006 - Jun 2006
Trident Academy - Mt. Pleasant, SC

Taught various subjects to students from kindergarten through 12th grade at a private school for students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADD / ADHD in small classrooms of ten or fewer students

ESL Tutor

Jan 2005 - Jun 2005
Berlitz Language Center - Mt. Pleasant, SC

Taught English as a second language to students of various cultural and language backgrounds for 5-10 hours per week


Jan 2004 - Jun 2004
Life Management Center - Charleston, SC

Tutored students with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and other special needs in subjects as needed by each individual student



Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), English

Aug 2003 - Dec 2006
The Citadel - Charleston, SC

Includes South Carolina secondary teaching certification  in English

4 month unpaid student teaching internship at West Ashley High School

Publishing Institute Certificate

Jun 2001 - Aug 2001
University of Denver - Denver, CO

Completed graduate-level course in publishing with strong emphasis on editing, marketing, sales, copywriting, and advertising

B.A. English

Aug 1997 - May 2001
College of Charleston - Charleston, SC

Minor in Theatre

Overall Grade Point Average: 3.5 / 4.0

Recipient of the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship (1998 – 2001)

Recipient of the Marylyn Coste Memorial Scholarship at the College of Charleston (1999 – 2001)

Named to the National Dean's List (1998 – 1999)

Member, Golden Key National Honor Society

Member, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Phi chapter

Related Experience

ESL Tutor - November 2002 - July 2003


Taught English as a second language to a class of twenty international students once a week by preparing lesson plans and presenting material 

Volunteered for 100 hours of classroom time