CKA Language Institute in Yongin, South Korea English instructor and Supervisor Aug 2012 – Aug 2015 • Conducted English courses to elementary to high school students and created academy curriculum • Managed teaching staff schedules, recruited new applicants to fill staff vacancies, and served as a line of communication between director, staff, students, and parents Kyohaksa Language Academy in Gwangju, South Korea English Instructor Aug 2006 - Aug 2008 • Conducted English courses to elementary focusing on reading comprehension, phonics, speaking, and pronunciation. Privately tutored students from Aug 2006 - Aug 2017
My methodology for teaching is to approach English as a language and not a subject in an entertaining and creative way. The lessons that I cover establish vital fundamentals and create a solid foundation for students to continue building towards more advanced concepts of the English language. The ultimate goal at the end of each lesson is to work towards allowing each and every student to expressively communicate their ideas vividly and accurately while enjoying the process.
Promoted to Supervisor after a year of working for CKA Language Institute and strongly contributed to the academy doubling its growth within one year.
*Bachelor of Science: Supply Chain and Information Systems Aug 2008 – May 2010 (currently on a leave of absence) Pennsylvania State University – University Park *ITTT 120 hour TEFL certification (Internationally recognized course and certification that focuses on individual teaching skills, classroom management, language awareness, and phonology. Finished course with grade A.) May 23, 2012 *ITTT CTEYL certification (Certificate in Teaching Young Learners) (50 hours) (Internationally recognized course that focuses on classroom management and teaching skills for young learners. Self study course with an exam at the end of the course. Scored 97% on the final exam.) May 31, 2012 *Attained a score of 117 on the TOEFL examination
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