Virginia Competency and Literacy Assessment (VCLA for teachers) and PRAXIS I, experience in English Tutoring & Instruction includes: International Language School ESL for multinational corporate executives, diplomats, foreign government officials and their spouses from Saudi Arabia, China, France, Latin America, South Korea, Iran, Tunisia, Japan, U.A.E., Benin, France, Hungary, Peru, and others. Middle School (6th and 7th grades): Reading for English as a Second Language and Reading Challenged students and English instruction to 4th, 5th level students, 5th grade and PSAT classes, Korean English Summer Camp on the GMU campus, Study Concepts, Inc. Integrated English summer programs (design and implementation) K-12, in addition to private tutoring. Michael Bender has taught English at Berlitz Language Schools, Global LT and Language Trainers, Study Concepts Inc., Korean English Summer Camp and studied foreign languages at the Foreign Service Institute, Diplomatic Language School and Berlitz Language Schools.
Completely interactive, visual, encouraging, stretching the mind. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them! Albert Einstein. If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; If what is said is not what is meant, Then what ought to be done remains undone. -Confucius
2010 Winter Max Award for Distinguished Service, Princeton Language Center Bronze Medal, Superior Federal Service, Outstanding ITA Employee of the Year Sustained Superior Service Award, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Humanitarian Award for Support of Health Education Efforts in Iraq
B.A. Political Science, American University Certificate in International Law, First Degree with Distinction, City of London College Executive Masters in General Administration, University of Maryland TESOL, Norther Virginia Community College Teach English as a Second Language to Adults, University of Virginia
In addition to education, Michael Bender has been engaged in international business and cultural activities for more than 20 years in the private and public sectors. He was Consulting Director of International Business Development (for consumer products) and served as a Commercial Attaché in U.S. Embassies in the Middle East and Africa, as CEO of Artek Systems Corporation and Imaging Products International, Inc. and held various senior executive positions in the United States in the high technology sector with Dynatech Corporation and a European IT Management and Consulting firm. He was Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Al-Bader Group in Kuwait for 6 years and remains an educational software consultant and Director for a U.S. & European IT company.He is currently attending a graduate program at the University of Virginia for teaching ESL to Adults and Norther Virginia Community College ESL Teaching Program.