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By:Arcella Reyes <Arcella.d.reyes@gmail.com>
Date: 29 March 2018

Arcella Delica Reyes arcella.d.reyes@gmail.com
Skype ID: arcelladelica
Mobile: 832-342-6130


MA, Applied Linguistics – 2015
English Linguistics
American University of Beirut
Beirut, LB

BA, English – 2005
Minor, World Culture & Literature
University of Houston
Houston, TX

Semester Abroad – 2004
American University of Beirut
Beirut, LB

Summer Institute for Arabic & Culture – 2003
Lebanese American University
Beirut, LB

AA, Liberal Arts – 2002
North Harris Community College
Houston, TX


“Effective Needs Assessment”, Presentation, Literacy Texas 2017 Annual State Conference, San Marcos,
TX – 8/2017

“Perceptions of Personal and Contextual Factors in a Lebanese Vocational Language Program”, Oral presentation of MA thesis
4th Kamal A. Shair Central Research Science Laboratory Research Conference, Beirut, LB – 5/2015

“Perceptions of How Foreign Language Anxiety Affects Achievement”, Poster session, Multilingualism across Disciplines International Conference, Beirut, LB – 4/2014


“Introduction to Communication Language Teaching Methodology”, Teacher In-Service, Bilingual Education Institute, Houston, TX – 09/2016

“Business Email Writing and Presentation Skills” Professional Development for United Nations Employees of Makhzoumi Foundation, Beirut, LB – 03/2016

“What are You Really Saying; Nonverbal Messages and How to Detect Anxiety in the English Language Classroom”, Foreign Language Education Workshop, Beirut, LB – 06/2015


Fluent English, fluent Spanish, intermediate Levantine Arabic, elementary French


Student Advisor/ Volunteer & Open English Program Coordinator
Refugee Department – Bilingual Education Institute
Houston, TX│7/2016 – Present
• Revitalize advising services for refugees allowing them to reach educational, vocational and professional goals
• Recruit, manage and train BEI volunteer English instructors, five Houston-area refugee resettlement agencies, including Catholic Charities and YMCA International, and AmeriCorps volunteers
• Create and approve English as a Second Language lesson plans
• Served on World Refugee Day Houston 2017 Planning Committee
• Write narrative reports for grants from the Office of Refugee Resettlement
• Recruit community partners such as vocational training centers, banks and clinics
• Conduct in-service trainings on methodology and technology in the class

Co-Founder/ Linguistic Consultant
Lingo Circus
Beirut, LB│11/2016 – Present
• Assess competitor platforms and
• Delegate founders’ tasks to apply for seed funding and present start-up to investors
• Research for content and policy

Private English Coach
Telecommute (Houston – Rome) │2/2016 – Present
• Teach Business English to two adults working for international non-governmental organizations, the United Nations, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Translate speeches from Italian to English

English Classes Coordinator – Hamra Center
Migrant Community Center
Beirut, LB│1/2016 – 4/2016
• Developed English as a Foreign Language curriculum for migrants and refugees
• Assessed students for English proficiency
• Spearheaded the cataloguing of donated books for library
• Trained international intern

English Instructor/ Workshop Facilitator
Makhzoumi Foundation
Beirut, LB│01/2016 – 04/2016 & 10/2014 – 05/2015
• Taught general English classes to Lebanese, Syrian, Turkish, Iraqi and Egyptian adult students
• Organized social events for conversation practice
• Spearheaded the creation of an Arabic-French-English community library

Youth English Teacher
MSM international Academy
Prague, CZ │1/2016 – 12/2015 & 7/2015 – 9/2015
• Taught English to Russian-speaking youth
• Revamped English proficiency entrance exams
• Assisted H.R. in recruiting and training instructors

English Instructor/ Freshman English Coordinator
Phoenicia University
Daoudiye, LB│8/2015 – 12/2015
• Taught developmental English and college-level English courses
• Wrote midterm and final exams
• Co-wrote syllabi for all English courses
• Acted as Director of English Department as needed
• Referred students to school psychologist as needed

Summer Camp English Coach
Easy Speak
Prague, CZ│7/2015 – 8/2015
• Taught Czech-speaking children ages 5 - 15
• Supervised children in a variety of activities, i.e. swimming and excursions
• Administered first-aid as needed

Private Spanish Tutor
Beirut, LB│2/2015 – 5/2015
• Taught Latin American Spanish to tri-lingual children (ages 10 & 12)
• Integrated cooking and media projects into lessons

English Instructor/ Research Assistant/ Writing Tutor
English Department – American University of Beirut
Beirut, LB│9/2011 – 12/2013
• Taught remedial grammar to undergraduate and graduate students
• Researched American author Herman Melville for new undergraduate literature course
• Served as a peer tutor to writers in all disciplines, i.e. nursing, software engineering and business

Legal Caseworker
St. Francis Cabrini Legal Assistance Center – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Houston, TX│3/2010 – 9/2010
• Interviewed clients who applied for permanent residency with USCIS (United Sates Citizenship and Immigration Services)
• Investigated possible legal disqualifiers and recommended cases for approval to supervising attorneys

Community Education Coordinator/ Middle School Teacher – Mock Trial
Houston Bar Association
Houston, TX│5/2008 – 3/2010
• Operated several pro-bono projects, i.e. estate planning and free legal advice hotline
• Coached middle school students to write and enact a mock criminal trial in the Harris County Court System

Adjunct Faculty – Intensive English
Houston Community College – Southwest
Houston, TX│8/2006 – 08/2010
• Taught basic and advanced English as a Foreign Language courses
• Assisted during consistent office hours
• Served as a second-grader for other faculty

Middle School Teacher – Remedial Reading/ Office Manager
Impact Youth Development Center
Houston, TX│9/2006 – 5/2007
• Taught at-risk students reading strategies
• Reported erratic behavior to administration and parents
• Prepared payroll and kept student records

Special Projects Coordinator/ Community Organizer
ACORN (Association for Organization for Reform Now)
Houston, TX │12/2005 – 9/2006
• Fundraised $5,000
• Wrote press releases and organized press conferences
• Organized bus caravan to transport displaced voters to New Orleans’ Mayoral Election
• Trained members to hold community meetings and interview with the press

English Instructor
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon
Monterrey, MX│8/2004 – 12/2004
• Taught basic and advanced English as a Foreign Language courses
• Assisted during consistent office hours

Volunteer Positions

Language Program Coordinator
Sudanese Cultural and Social Club – Migrant Workers Task Force
Beirut, LB│2/2012 – 3/2015
• Selected textbooks for illiterate to advanced students of English as a Foreign Language and French as a Second Language
• Recruited and trained volunteer teachers
• Conducted teacher observations
• Organized student graduations

High School Teacher – Remedial English
MMKN Nonprofit at Shakib Irslan Public High School
Beirut, TX │10/2011 – 6/2012
• Taught test-taking strategies in preparation for national 9th grade exit exams
• Developed reading and writing skills
• Encouraged students to come to class sessions on Saturday mornings
• 100% of students passed high-stakes exam


• BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator, 6 hrs.,
Center for Applied Linguistics – 7/2016

• TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), 100 hrs., Oxford Seminars – 5/2014

• Human Subjects Research (Social-Behavioral-Educational Module), 5 hrs., Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative on Research Ethics, University of Florida – 2/2012


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