Date: 13 February 2018
Kirton W Joseph
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Birth: USA / 1971
Citizenship: American / Trinidadian/Tobagonian
English Ability: Native Speaker
Marital Status: Engaged
2017: TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification (140 Hours) Pittsburgh, USA
Specialization in Teaching TOEFL Preparation
1997 - 2001: Bachelor's Degree - Bachelor of Arts New York, USA
Minor: Political Science
Hunter College of The City University of New York
2014 - Present: Team Member/Sales Associate, Follett Pittsburgh, USA
Greet customers and render assistance as necessary responding to inquiries of products and merchandise.
Partners to create and maintain a Hassle Free customer service culture, focused on solutions-based selling and an exceptional customer experience.
2006 - 2014: Literacy Volunteer- ESL Tutor, Connecticut Department of Corrections, Basic Educational Services, Volunteer Services Unit Bridgeport, USA
Tutored immigrant inmates in basic English conversation skills
Instructed non and semi-literate immigrant inmates in basic English literacy skills
2003 - 2005: AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Family Partners Coordinator, Habitat For Humanity NYC Brooklyn, USA
Formed monthly homeownership classes for Family Partners – includes scheduling, recruiting volunteer instructors, gathering materials, contacting Family Partners and attending meetings
Assisted Family Partners Director with upcoming projects such as organising information sessions on affordable housing
2003 - 2005: Conversation Partner/English as a Second Language (ESOL) Tutor, International Center in New York New York, USA
Led discussion classes that cover various English skills, including pronunciation, grammar, idioms, and vocabulary. Included subjects such as U.S. history and politics, American culture, music
Led 1-3 session workshops focusing on the skills newly arrived immigrant members need to succeed in the United States.
2003 - 2005: Conversation Partner/English as a Second Language (ESOL) Tutor, The Arab-American Family Support Center Brooklyn, USA
Participated in giving ESOL instruction under the Adult Education and Literacy Program in which included classes on American civics and citizenship, and a particular focus on women's literacy classes.
Helped adults who attended classes improve interpersonal communications skills, literacy skills in English, and to broaden their understanding of American culture.
Additional Skills & Experience
Languages: Spanish (Beginner), German (Beginner), Arabic (Beginner)
Travel: Canada and Trinidad & Tobago
Interests: Reading non-fiction, archery, cricket, football (soccer), international development and social entrepreneurship
Skills: Basic PC skills and non-profit grant writing
Available upon request