Niko Ruwe

  •  281 Newark Avenue Jersey City, New Jersey

ESL Instructor and Program Coordinator

Work History

Work History
Mar 2015 - Present

 Associate Professor

FLS International at Saint Peter's University

Creates 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.

Mar 2006 - Feb 2015

ESL Instructor 

Rennert International
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 classroommanagement. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs. Instructed students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
Mar 2004 - Sep 2005

Supervisor

Marrakech, Inc.

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 2003 - Feb 2004

Communications Manager

MCI

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 2002 - Sep 2003

Counselor

Direct Care
Staff, Albuquerque, New Mexico Provided emotional support, dispensed medication, provided situational counseling, and documented the behavioral progress of adults with developmental disabilities
Jun 2001 - Jun 2002

Mileu Counselor

Direct Care
Mileu Counselor Desert Hills Albuquerque, New Mexico Assisted in facilitating focus groups and provided direct intervention for adolescents recovering from chemical dependency.
Jun 2001 - Sep 2001

Field Manager

New Mexico Public Interest Research Group

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

Feb 2001 - Jun 2001

English Teacher

Geluk Monastery Dharmsala, India

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

Education
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

Master of Arts: TESOL 2010

Adelphi University New York, New York

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

Nov 2005 - Jan 2006

SIT TESOL Certificate

Rennert International New York, New York

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

Sep 1997 - Dec 2001

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

Skills

Skills

Proficient 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. Powered

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.

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

References

References available upon request.