Date: 31 December 2018
Currently teaching adults in S. Korea. I'm seeking a position in Korea only, preferably in Busan, Ulsan, Jeju or Seoul. I'm well-suited for teaching Business English at a corporate location or institute, but well-rounded experiences include extensive traveling, art, history, music, writing and hospitality to name a few.
Florida International University, Miami, FL
B.A. in Art History with Honors 2013
Areas of Concentration: Renaissance Art, Asian Studies, Photography
Thesis: "Pre-modern Global Aesthetics of Dragons in Decorative Arts"
Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL
A.A. with Honors 2011
Areas of Concentration: English/English Lit
WOLFSONIAN MUSEUM – RARE BOOKS LIBRARY
Intern August 2012 – August 2013
Interned in the Wolfsonian Library. Conversion of rare print materials to digital library, generating metadata links from trade catalogs and rare books, often translating from Italian, French, Spanish, German and Russian, creating detailed descriptions for each entry in MARC21 format in Online Public Access Catalog. Contributed to the library blog. Conservation of print materials and books.
OHA INSTITUTE – CHEONAN, S. KOREA
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR OF ADULTS August 2017 – March 2019
Emphasized critical thinking, business, travel and social verbiage in conversation lessons with small group activities. Developed curriculum, including lectures, reading materials and topical conversation. Facilitated interaction in small groups with encouraging feedback. Gave one-on-one attention to students while maintaining overall focus on group.
AMERICAN EXPRESS CORPORATE TRAVEL/PLATINUM CENTURION CARD TRAVEL SERVICES
Corporate Specialized Travel Counselor 1993 – 2009
Authored communications to corporate clients and edited outgoing company communiques. Subject Matter Expert on Airline Reservations Systems, Trainer/Mentor for New Hires, Active in extracurricular activities serving on community volunteer, event planning, and industry relations committees. Conducted peer monitoring and performed supervisory backup specifically for employee support capacity and resolving escalated customer service issues.
OVERTOWN YOUTH CENTER, MIAMI FL
Volunteer Teaching Assistant August – December 2011
Assisted teacher at the after-school program for at-risk youth in an Art in Community Outreach program. Spent ten hours per week assisting with an art class of secondary education level students of diverse backgrounds. Photographed for student art field trips and art-centered community works of the children. Helped in lesson-planning, with focus on building self-esteem, good community citizenship, and self-identity.
KENNEDY TRAINING NETWORK, HOLLYWOOD FL
Evaluation Writer/Reservations Mystery Qualifier May 2009 – December 2011
Monitored and wrote evaluation reports based on predetermined customized criterion. Provided constructive critique to enhance sales techniques, customer servicing and product knowledge. Called hotel and hospitality clients as a mystery shopper. Coached managers in training techniques for upper-end level of hospitality reservation and sales employees. Articulated value on varying products, tailoring criterion to individual high-end hotel needs. Maintained independent schedule for timely and accurate reports.
MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING FOR DPLOYIT SERVICES, INDIANAPOLIS IN March-April 2014
Standarized Test Evaluator, Contract Job
Evaluated student responses to constructed response questions at the elementary and secondary school levels, and assigned scores via computer according to established standards in the areas of reading, writing, social studies, science, physics and mathematics. Maintained scoring accuracy and efficiency quotas.
English – native language
Spanish – functionally basic
Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society