Work History

Work History
Jul 2011 - Present

ESL Teacher

Happy Marian
  • Taught reading, writing skills to elementary aged students. 
  • Taught science, social studies and KET, PET and YLE classes.
  • Prepared students for Cambridge Exams.
  • Prepared practice tests for all English All the Way Curriculum
Jul 2010 - Jul 2011

ESL Teacher

Piper English
  • Taught reading, writing and phonics skills  to elementary and junior high school children
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010

ESL Teacher

AMC

  • Taught reading, writing and phonics to elementary and junior high school children
  • Prepared students for the GEPT Exams.
Apr 2002 - Sep 2008

ESL Teacher

Kids' American School
  • Taught Cambridge YLE preparation classes-Starters, Movers Flyer Exams
  • Prepared all curriculum materials
  • Prepared all lesson plans
  • Taught elementary aged students
Jul 2001 - Apr 2002

ESL Teacher

Kojen English

  • Taught reading, writing skills to kindergarten and elementary aged students.
  • Prepared and administered weekly and semester tests.
  • Prepared final and semester grade reports 
Jun 2000 - Jun 2001

ESL Teacher

Gram English

  • Taught reading, writing skills to elementary aged students

Education

Education

TESL

Canadian Institute of English

Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate 

Sep 1991 - Oct 1993

Administrative Studies

University of Winnipeg

Skills

Skills

On Line Teaching

I have taught ESL on line to a number of different students over the years, mostly Business English. Can also teach other subjects like technology or ESP.

Web Development

I have a Word Press blog that I created with an ECommerce site that I use to sell my photographs.

Reading skills

Over the years I have taught many children how to read and write in English.

Phonics

Teaching phonics to children. Over the years I have taught phonics to many different levels, know what is commonly referred to as KK phonics here, but also have a good understanding of IPA as well. Took a number of lingustics courses and self study.

Custom

Curriculum and educational material used.

  • Let's Go Level 1-6
  • Happy Time
  • Magic Time
  • Houghton Miffin  Language Series
  • Phonic readers Mac and Tab Levels 1-10
  • English all the Way E 1-11
  • Grammar
  • YLE, KET, PET, GEPT Test preperation series 
  • Balloons
  • Oxford Picture Dictionary 

Objective

  • To obtain work as an ESL teacher. 
  • For the last 12 years I have lived and worked in Taiwan as an English as a Second Language Teacher. Over the years I have taught many age groups and levels. I can teach reading, writing and phonics as well as other subjects. I also taught GEPT classes and the Starters, Movers, Flyers Exams. For over a year I was one of their oral examiners in Taipei so I am very familar with the tests.

Interest

Photography, travel, technology and blogging.