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Niko Ruwe

ESL Instructor &  Accent Reduction Specialist

Work History

Mar 2015Present

ESL Instuctor

Saint Peter's University 

Created daily lesson plans for multi-level adult ESL classes.Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Employed kinesthetic, visual, and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive. Engaged in cultural immersion programs with students to further augment global understanding. Integrated technology as an instructional tool, including the Smart-board.  Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.  Instructed students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations. Planned and organized student activities, provided student support, performed troubleshooting procedures. 

Mar 2006Feb 2015

ESL Instructor

Rennert International

Created daily lesson plans for multi-level adult ESL classes.Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Employed kinesthetic, visual, and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive. Engaged in cultural immersion programs with students to further augment global understanding. Instructed more than 1000 students. Integrated technology as an instructional tool, including the Smart-board. Attended professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.  Instructed students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations. Taught teacher training workshops on various topics.

Mar 2004Sep 2005

Supervisor 

Marrakech, Inc. Woodbridge, Connecticut

Supervised and trained staff in a group home setting.Worked with an interdisciplinary team to develop client services plans, wrote monthly and quarterly progress reports, and maintained daily logs to ensure that a safe, supportive living environment was available at all times for six mentally retarded adults.

Sep 2003Feb 2004

Communications Manager

MCI Albuquerque, New Mexico

Managed and motivated a sales team to maximize revenue for this telecommunications company.Assisted staff in upgrading telephone services and performed troubleshooting for clients and staff.

Oct 2002Sep 2003

Direct Care Staff

Res Care, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Provided emotional support, dispensed medication, provided situational counseling, and documented the behavioral progress of adults with developmental disabilities

Jun 2001Jun 2002

Mileu Counselor 

Desert Hills Albuquerque, New Mexico

Assisted in facilitating focus groups and provided direct intervention for adolescents recovering from chemical dependency.

Jun 2001Sep 2001

Field Manager

New Mexico Public Interest Research Group Albuquerque, New Mexico

Trained and educated individuals on environmental issues,human rights, and consumer rights. Also provided information about these issues to the general public.

Feb 2001Jun 2001

English Teacher

Geluk Monastery  Dharmsala, India

Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening.Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive.Organized supplementary materials in English for all students.

Education

Jan 2008Jan 2010

Master of Arts: TESOL 2010

Adelphi University , New York, New York  USA

Second Language Acquisition coursework, Certified ELL Instructor Coursework in English Grammar, Linguistics and Language Development 3.8 GPA

Nov 2005Jan 2006

SIT TESOL Cerificate 

Rennert Internaitonal  New York, New York USA

Designed and taught courses in grammar, listening, speaking, reading and comprehension.

Sep 1997Jun 2001

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropolgy/Asian Religious Studies

Southern Connecticut State University  New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Coursework  including a Public Health Field Study in Guatemala in 1999.

Skills

Accomplished Teacher
Extensive experience in developing curriculum for English language and cultural classes.Exceptional background in designing meaningful and effective coursework that engages students and expedites learning, while focusing on creative learning strategies
Academic Assessment Methods
  Excellent program development aptitude. Meaningful and manageable assessment methods implemented  through reflective essays, exams with objective questions, content analysis, focus groups, and collective portfolios.
Proficent at Developing Rapport
Proficient at  demonstrating skills  and establishing rapport with students with a range of personal/developmental characteristics.Routinely uses active listening skills to ensure students share information. Consistently communicates positive, realistic, challenging expectations.

Certifications

Sep 2005Jan 2006

SIT TESOL Certificate 

School for International Training 
Designed and taught courses in grammar,listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and culture.

References

References available upon request.