English comp. instructor, Northern mariana’s college; Saipan, MP—2012 ●Instruction in College Level English Composition ●Skill based learning curriculum geared toward work product generation and standardized test assessments for graduate and postgraduate entrance exams like the SAT, ACT, and GRE ●Specific vocabulary integration method of root, prefix, and suffix recognitive exercises ●Timed interval learning environment for metacognitive skill acquisition ●Digital flashcard note-taking method for faster individual knowledge assessment and memory Teacher, public school system of the mariana islands; Saipan, MP—2010-12 ●HQT Certified Teaching Certificate in English/Literature ●Instruction in Grammar, Creative, and Technical Writing. Life Skill Instruction such as Resumes, Cover Letters among other Professional Writing Methods ●Class-Specific Lessons that address particular needs for each student (including IEPs) ●Teaching Pre-Honors/AP English Course with student occupancy of 45. Also taught two Senior English block classes ●Teaching Credit Recovery After School Program for English Literature ●Wrote key sections in the 6 year accreditation extension documentation for the institution head teacher, Advanced language academic institute; Saipan, MP—2010-2012 ●Teaching English as a Second Language to students of all ages and cultures (majority Asian students) ●Formulated a unified curriculum for English Grammar and Technical Writing which includes the writing of arguments and MLA formatting ●The Unified Curriculum also covers proper Phonetic and Spelling Techniques all English speakers should know ●Manages staff relations and administrative processing with teacher meetings, memos, and protocol intern, eastern washington university; spokane, WA—2007-2008 ●Instruction at two high schools during a Student Teaching Internship ●Subjects covered: Poetry and Drama ●Created lesson plans for each class and prepared homework assignments as well as in-class activities. president, traditional tae kwon do college; coeur d’Alene, ID—2003-2007 ●Designed pamphlets posters, and brochures for advertising ●Utilized Excel to produce attendance and promotion log for students ●Crafted monthly newsletter about current events and student etiquette ●Developed syllabus for common law and cardiovascular training
In education, never assume anything about your students, fellow staff, or any aspect in the method of teaching. Too many times, as educators, we assume our students will not understand the particular concept we might attempt to teach, our colleagues will refuse to help other struggling faculty or seek help themselves, and our administrators care only about student performance and their own career goals. With these assumptions, the teaching process becomes damaged, crippled, and inefficient. I refuse to submit to this common occurrence. While teaching, I never assume anything. If a complicated concept deserves attention, it will be taught in my classroom. The potential of a young mind far exceeds what standards schools have in place for required teaching material. If we can accept this premise as true, we must allow our student’s potential to guide our methods and the difficulty of the material. My philosophy: it is never safe to assume. From experience and the helpful tutelage of my peers, this approach to teaching works. I pride myself on resembling a leader for my students and not as an authority. We are all students; we all have the potential to be better at all aspects of education.
●Published Poet ●Saipan Southern High School Junior Class Advisor ●Volunteer Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Training ●Club Team Soccer Coach ●Head Boys Basketball Coach for Saipan Southern High School ●Mens League Basketball Team Member ●Saipan National Soccer Team Member ●Certified Assistant Referee for Northern Mariana’s Football Association
Eastern Washington University; Cheney, WA-Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, 2009 University of Montana; Missoula, MT-Bachelor of Arts in English, 2007 North Idaho Community College; Coeur d’Alene, ID-Associate of Arts in General Studies, 2005 Traditional Tae Kwon Do College; Coeur d'Alene, ID-Black Belt, 2005
I love to lesson plan, study Middle Ages History and Literature, and practice martial arts or any other physical activities.