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A diligent, motivated and zealous professional with various transferable skills developed from classical studies, business graduate studies, and professional experience.  Committed to delivering quality work.  Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment and balancing multiple projects and tasks.  Always eager to learn and surmount new challenges.  Currently completing MBA concentration in Project Management.

Professional Experience

EF English First, Kids Online (KON)

Oct 2017Apr 2019

English Teacher

  • Plan and deliver immersive English-subject lessons to grow student knowledge and encourage language confidence
  • Use electronic media and EF-developed course-ware to teach English efficiently and effectively
  • Evaluate student progress and provide on-going guidance for improvement
  • Collaborate with the teaching team in engineering a digital teaching tool to more efficiently deliver lessons
  • Project execution of "Appraisal Criteria" project to better assess new teaching team and set benefit benchmark
  • Review new product material for feasibility
  • Development editor on Product Development content-related freelance projects
  • Produce creative media content for the marketing team
  • Develop and conduct in-center training sessions for teacher development
  • EF project contributor
  • EF Teacher Ambassador
  • EF KON Teacher Mentor
  • EF Blog contributor

Kelly Educational Staffing

Feb 2016May 2017

Teacher

  • Implement prepared lesson plans in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivates students to learn and participate
  • Instruct students regarding a variety of classroom topics and courses
  • Execute lesson plans as required by school and Kelly Services policy
  • Develop lesson plans as needed necessary, and in the case of long-term assignments
  • Assign reasonable tasks and homework to students to reinforce lesson material
  • Address the various learning styles of students 
  • Model correct use of spoken and written English language
  • Demonstrate professional practices in teaching
  • Be flexible to adjust to the needs of the assigned school
  • Classroom management

Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park

Jan 20150ct 2015

Digital Marketing Photography Intern

  • Provide quality nature, wildlife and event photography for print and digital content
  • Edit select photos for organizational use
  • Complete photo assignments that reflect the Lowry Park Zoo brand
  • Collaborate with the Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing Coordinator and Special Events Manager
  • Assist the Wildlife Photographer as needed with photo projects
  • Archive photography subjects

The Dali Museum

Sep 2014Dec 2014

Video Editing and Recording Intern

  • Edit video recordings for the Dali Museum YouTube Channel
  • Assist the Social Media Manager as needed
  • Assist museum curators and staff members through various technical avenues
  • Collaborate with the Event Service Manager and the Events Team on  video concepts for special events
  • Produce and execute creative strategies for video projects
  • Maintain the museum's digital video archive

Freelance

Jan 2014Present

Photographer and Photo Editor

  • Craft photography projects to visually articulate client's vision
  • Produce photos for web, digital, and print use
  • Initiate, plan and execute photo sessions
  • Collaborate with third parties to successfully complete photography projects and tasks

Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church 

May 2010October 2017

AV Technical Lead, Creative Media Specialist, and Team Leader

  • Supervise media, sound and video teams during live worship services and events to ensure fluid service production
  • Produce digital/ multimedia projects
  • Design digital and printed material 
  • Oversee weekly ministry operations
  • Execute administrative tasks including, but not limited to monitoring budget, organizing schedules and maintaining inventory
  • Take initiative to stay informed of new advances in sound technology and media software
  • Train volunteers to efficiently work live worship services and church events in designated teams in respective areas
  • Plan programs and events across ministries 

Education

Saint Leo University

March 2018Current

MBA: Project Management

Masters of Business Administration studies with a concentration in Project Management to provide necessary skills to lead complex projects.  Focuses on best practices for selecting, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing projects.  Engagement in practical applications of project management principles.

University of South Florida

Aug 2011Aug 2014

Classics- Latin/ Greek B.A.

Studies of Ancient Greek and Roman history and literature with emphasis on Latin Language.

Certifications

April 2017                 Foundation TEFL

December 2017        TKT: Young Learners

July 2018                  TKT: Module 1

January 2019            TKT: Module 2

Skills

  • Creative thinking
  • Photography, presentation and design
  • Project leading and planning
  • Copy writing and editing
  • Multitasking
  • Teaching/ Training
  • Organization
  • Administration
  • Writing and communication
  • Collaboration

References

Mario Bermeo

Service Manager, Kids and Teens Online at EF English First

[email protected]

+86 131.2281.9067

Katie Cai

Academic Operations Manager, at EF English First

[email protected]

+86 158.0213.8766