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By:Chaz Burton <chazburton@hotmail.com>
Date: 29 March 2018

Irvine, CA 92612
Skype ID: chaz.burton (Chiang Mai)


To teach English in a progressive educational organization in which I can help English language learners to fulfill their academic and personal potential, and to continue to hone and expand my knowledge and skills as an educator.


Teaching – Over twenty years of experience teaching English, in a broad range of teaching situations, including day-to-day and long-term substitute teaching, teaching ESL in both inner-city urban and rural environments and teaching Adult ESL in the U.S.A. I have been teaching English in Asia for eight years, at the middle school, high school and University levels in South Korea, as a Teacher Trainer and Mentor for the Malaysia Ministry of Education and as an Advanced Placement (AP) teacher in China. Since the summer of 2014, I have been teaching and tutoring English online to refine and expand the knowledge and skills I obtained from earning my Virtual Teaching certificate (teaching in online and “blended” environments) from the University of California, Irvine.

Sales/Marketing – ten years of working in the business arena, developing strong communication and collaboration skills

Training/Facilitating – fourteen years leading men’s support groups, which focus on helping men become better fathers, husbands, and community members

Volunteering – eleven years of experience leading and training volunteers for outdoor character-development youth programs, and fourteen years of experience leading conflict resolution classes and workshops


September, 2012 - December, 2013 Virtual Teaching Certificate (Teaching English in online and hybrid contexts) University of California, Irvine USA

June, 2010 - January, 2012 Masters of Art in Education (Emphasis ESL), Dominican University, Chicago, IL USA

September, 2007 - November, 2008 TESL Certificate (Teaching English as a Second Language), University of California, Irvine, CA USA

January 2002 – June, 2003 California Clear Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential Chapman University, Orange, CA USA (expires 2018; renewable every five years)

September, 1991 - August, 1995 Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies. Chapman University, Orange, CA USA (Magnum Cum Laude)


July, 2014 – Present Online Teacher/Tutor, Self Employed, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Responsibilities – Teaching and tutoring students of all ages (mostly high school and university students) via Skype and other video call platforms. Including oral language development, writing instruction, test preparation, (such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT and others) business English and phonemic awareness with young learners

• Accomplishments—
-Consistently help raise the scores of students on various English proficiency tests
-Facilitate students gaining proficiency, ease and fluency in spoken and written English
-Assist employees and prospective employees to gain confidence for interviews and job promotions

September 2013 - July 2014 Teacher, English/Language Arts, Fuzhou Lakeside International School, Fuzhou, China

Responsibilities – Teaching Advanced Placement (AP) Language Arts/Literature to high school students

• Accomplishments –
-Designed and implemented a Common Core State Standards-based curriculum
-Pioneered the first “blended” classroom at the school (combination of regular classroom work and online assignments)
-Developed the curriculum for and taught Environmental/Sustainability Education classes
-Launched and managed school’s first recycling program
-Initiated a new Disc Golf sports program for the school

Jan, 2013 – July, 2013 Teacher Trainer/Mentor, Malaysia Ministry of Education (through SMR HR Group), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Responsibilities – Working closely with 14 elementary school teachers to increase their English language proficiency, pedagogical and methodological awareness and the specific strategies and skills necessary to become more effective English teachers

• Accomplishments—
-Developed and implemented a unique phonics program integrating synthetic phonics with existing phonics program
-Created Interactive Word Walls in several classrooms, inspiring teachers to create and utilize more creative, visual and interactive classrooms

February, 2012 to January, 2013 Visiting Professor, Gyeongju University, Gyeongju, South Korea

Responsibilities – Teaching International English classes to all grade levels of university students, including developing innovative and engaging lessons, creative instruction utilizing many aspects of education technology and holistic assessment

• Accomplishments –
-Created a new class of “Special Sports” for the Physical Education Department
-Helped to launch the Gyeongju University Mentor Program

August, 2009 – February 2012 Native English Teacher, English Program in Korea (EPIK), Seoul, South Korea

Responsibilities – Teaching middle and high school EFL, including all aspects of curriculum development, instruction and assessment

• Accomplishments –
- Helped develop and initiate a speaking assessment program for Jingyo Middle School.
- Taught a month-long intensive residential English training for 50 Korean English teachers at the Changwan Provincial Office of Education training facilities
- Developed curriculum for and taught both Winter and Summer English Camps for middle school students at the Hadong Provincial Office of Education training facilities, including developing an exciting “Learning English Through Sports” curriculum

August 2005 – June 2009 Teacher, San Lucas Union School, San Lucas, CA

Responsibilities – Teaching 7th and 8th grade “Core;” (Language Arts and Social Studies) in a challenging, low-income urban environment

• Accomplishments
-Increased student achievement in reading and writing an average of 1.5 grade levels

-Significantly increased parental involvement in students’ school-lives

September 2004 – August,2005 Teacher, Willard Intermediate School, Santa Ana, CA

Responsibilities – Teaching 7th and 8th grade ELD to inner city immigrant students

• Accomplishments – raised standardized test scores an average of 20%

August, 2002 - June, 2009 Adult ESL Instructor (Part-time), Rancho Santiago Community College, Santa Ana, CA

Responsibilities – Teaching beginning and intermediate level Adult ESL

• Accomplishments –

-Maintained one of the highest levels of student re-enrollment in the R.S.C.C. Non-credit program

-Increased student advancement by 17%

January, 1996 – August 2004 Substitute Teacher, Santa Ana Unified School District, Santa Ana, CA

Responsibilities – Serving as a substitute teacher in all grade levels and subject areas

• Accomplishments
-Completed many long-term assignments of up to nine months, managing all aspects of classroom planning, management, teaching and assessment


Mar 1986 – Oct 1991 Account Executive, California Media Masters, Westlake, CA

Responsibilities – Selling advertising consulting services; initiated, developed and serviced accounts

• Accomplishments – developed the market in Orange County, California, which subsequently became approximately 23% of company’s revenues

Jul 1981 – Mar 1986 Account Executive, United Publishers, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA

Responsibilities – Selling display advertising for local Yellow Pages directories; heavy cold calling; designed and coordinated advertising programs

• Accomplishments – won “Salesman of the Month” three times

Volunteer – Educo Adventure School, Loveland, CO Summers 1981 – 1992

Led outdoor character-development programs and helped train other volunteers

Volunteer, Mankind Project, Los Angeles, CA 1992 – 2009

Led men’s support groups, helping men become better fathers, husbands and community members.
Volunteer, Non-Violent Communication, Orange County, CA and Daegu, South Korea 1998 - 2012

Facilitated conflict resolution classes and workshops.


Member, Thailand Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (THAILANDTESOL)


References will be provided upon request.


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