Date: 13 February 2018
My name is Jennifer Melendez and all my life I've loved learning, meeting new people, and traveling the world. I believe teaching English abroad can fulfill all of these aspirations. I have a passion for reading and writing, and with that comes a love of grammar. I am a California State University, Fullerton alumni. I've worked both on campus and in the hospitality industry. I enjoy jobs that allow me to connect with people. I've been out of school for a year and I'm excited for an opportunity to get back in the classroom. I'm confident in my ability to adapt to any situation. My objective is to teach students of any age with a basic understanding of English preferred.
My idea of a perfect teacher is someone who is patient, kind, prepared and passionate about their work. A successful teacher is also dynamic and adaptable to any student or classroom situation. My approach is to be adaptable to each student's individual learning styles by preparing a variety of material, for multiple levels of English speaking ability. I'll begin each class with an activity; using media with age appropriate, English content (newspaper articles, world news, other imagery) with relevance to the day's over all lesson thread.
I currently work as a bartender. What I love most about my job is getting to know guests of various backgrounds and cultures. Compassion is one of my strengths and my approachable personality has allowed me to blossom in the industry. I believe in being friendly, professional, and helpful in everything that I do. I love sharing ideas and can talk with anyone about anything. I love my job and will bring the same enthusiasm and efficiency to the classroom. I've volunteered in a lab on campus and as a teaching assistant for two years. Standing in front of students, delivering thoughtfully prepared lectures feels natural and I find tutoring very rewarding.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Attached is a copy of my resumé and photo. Feel free to call any day or time. I hope to hear from you!
Sincerely, Jennifer Melendez
Birth: USA / 1991 Citizenship: American
English Ability: Native Speaker
Marital Status: Single - but traveling with someone
2017: TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification (100 Hours)
2013 - 2016: Bachelor's Degree - Bachelor of Psychology Major: Psychology
California State University Fullerton
2009 - 2013: Associate's Degree - Associates of Liberal Arts
2017 - Present: Bartender, Colleary's Bistro
Create uplifting experiences for guests while maintaining a visually desirable bar.
Responsible for preparing thoughtful libations and creating seasonal cocktail menus.
2013 - 2017: Bartender, Oggi's Sports Bar and Brewhouse Fullerton, USA
Responsible for training new hires, alcohol inventory and ordering.
Maintained effective communication with kitchen staff regarding customer food allergies, dietary
needs, and other special requests.
2011 - 2014: Sales Associate, Steve Madden Brea, USA
Responsible for product presentation and displays.
District top seller consecutively for 90 days, plus.
2015 - 2016: TeachingAssistant, California State University, Psychology Department, Fullerton, USA
Checked for student understanding of classroom material throughout lesson.
Tutored and helped students to prepare for examinations.
Set up classroom materials prior to professor arrival, and cleaned up after lesson completion.
2014 - 2016: Lab Assistant, California State University, Psychology Department, Fullerton, USA
Responsible for the care of lab rats and following of testing protocol.
Ran analytics on recorded data and prepare lab reports.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Languages: Spanish (Intermediate), French (Beginner)
Travel: Japan, Spain, Croatia, Italy, France, Mexico, Germany, Kiribati
Overseas Residences: None
Interests: Travel, Music, Cuisine, Art, Science, Astronomy
Skills: Public Speaking, Microsoft Office Proficiency, Training, Mixology, Sales
Professional Memberships: California State University Alumni Association
References available upon request