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ABOUT ME

A highly organized and energetic Mandarin Chinese teacher who is experienced in working with other cultures and seeking more opportunities in teaching the Mandarin language.  

Sarah strives to tailor the lesson for all levels and comfortable with applying new technology to language learning. Her teaching-related professional qualifications included Diploma in Translation and Interpretation in English/Chinese and two certifications in TCSOL (Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages). She has great intensity in creative learning and teaching languages. 

Sarah also holds a B.B.A. Degree in Operation Management. She had worked for different sales related positions amongst the retail and business oriented companies before she determined to pursue teaching as a long term career.

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Work History

April 2016Present

International House Vancouver

Mandarin Instructor

-Provided beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons to the small group of busy professionals (Age 23-55) by using communicative teaching approach.
-Provided Mandarin lessons to juniors (Age 12-15)
-Regular administration work for instructors, such as creating outlines, provide self-evaluation sheets, time sheets and etc.

Feb 2016Present

Key Language Training

Chinese Teacher 

-Provide one-on-one Chinese classes to adults (age 25-70) on weekdays.
-Created customized lesson plans based on each students' learning objectives.

Feb 2016Present

Crocodile Mandarin School 

Mandarin Teacher 

-Mandarin teacher assistant to toddlers and pre-school children on weekends.
-Provided private small group lessons to adults by using communicative teaching approach, including songs, in-class activities and mini-field trip.
-Provide non-academic group lesson to toddlers and pre-school children by using Montessori teaching method

Apr 2015Present

italki.com

Private Tutor

- Provided informal simplified and traditional Chinese classes to the Mandarin Language as a second language speakers adults.

- Provided informal English sessions to ESL students.

.-Prepared customized learning materials on Google Doc 

-Taught  via Skype ; and Google Hangout as alternative. 

- Used the online learning tool such as Quizlet, Memerize, podcasts, videos and AWWAPP.COM web whiteboard (for Chinese characters teaching) to maximize the learning results.

- Created own curriculum. 

- Created spreadsheet for the income taxes.

Apr 2015Aug 2015

Jasdi Magnetics

Administrative Receptionist

- General office administrative support includes switchboard operation, reply customers e-mails regarding the quotations and more, photocopying, scanning and file the document according to Jasdi's guidelines.
-Record keeping and Inventory maintenance by using software "Quickbooks"
-Calculating the quotes on excel spreadsheet based on customers requirements.
-Preparing the magnets samples for the customers. Ready-to-send.

Apr 2014Apr 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart

Customer Service

Certifications

Jul 2015Dec 2015

IATCSOL(International Association for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages)

TCSOL (Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages)


Jul 2015Dec 2015

Pearson-EDI- International Han Institue (IHI) 

TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language)

Education

Sep 2013Apr 2014

Simon Fraser University

Diploma in Interpretation and Translation in English/ Chinese

-On-site interpretation practice.

-Translation projects.

Aug 2008Jun 2012

Fort Hays State University

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations 

-Business Plan Project

-Business operations

Skills

Language Teaching, E-learning, Website Administration, Curriculum Development, Class Management, Translation, Interpretation, Office Administration and Customer Service.