ESL INSTRUCTOR: Pacific International Academy August 2015-Present Prepared culturally engaging, performance-based lesson plans relevant to the curricula. Produced 6 original activities that supported different learning styles while still achieving the class goals. Received a solid performance review from both academic directors. Guided a group of 14 students in a number of educational and cultural field trips. ADULT ESOL INSTRUCTOR: Schools United Neighborhoods April 2015-June 2015 Developed and taught culturally and socially relevant English lessons to adults in an open-enrollment class. Increased enrollment from only 2 students to 8. Communicated weekly via text and telephone with class participants to ensure regular attendance. Created 10 original formative assessments, including various homework assignments and exit tickets. OVERSEAS EFL TEACHER: EF English First September 2012- September 2013 Organized and taught ESL classes to non-native speaking students. Prepared lesson plans and materials in accordance with school curriculum and individual needs. Earned 3 teacher knowledge certificates from the University of Cambridge. Received a positive performance review from peers and the school director.
I am a spirited and adaptable professional English language educator who strives to guide learners toward their academic, professional, and personal goals by providing an encouraging, engaging, community-centered classroom that integrates culture learning with language learning.
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M.A. TESOL Portland State University anticipated June 2017 Designed and developed a missionary training curriculum for a group of American missionaries traveling to Costa Rica, focusing on principles related to evangelization, World Englishes, and culture learning. Created and implemented a community ESL curriculum for the nonprofit organization, Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN), at Roosevelt High School. B.S.SPEECH COMMUNICATION Oregon State University July 2012 Conducted an exploratory study of family communication on my Latino family, their expected roles, and need for extreme closeness.
Skills summary: Bilingual (Spanish/English) Integrating technology Lesson planning Materials development Community-building Incorporating culture learning Encouraging critical thinking Tailoring to learning styles Placing students