San Jose CA 95132
OBJECTIVE: To utilize my many years of experience teaching ESL, teaching computer applications and working with clients, to teach English --ESL, Business English and/or computer use-- to adults and children. CELTA certified.
SUMMARY of PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
ESL Teacher, Freelance various locations (9/91-present)
Teach ESL to individual clients:
Children ages: 8-10 (class sizes 1-30) beginning, some intermediate
Teen ages: 11-16 (class sizes 1-25) all levels
Adults: all ages (class sizes 1-10) all levels
ESL Ranges: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced.
PC, Software, and Internet use. Technical terminology. Cultural differences.
Materials used: English In Mind, English File, New Market Leader, Cutting Edge, InsideOut, Headway; self-designed lessons e.g. songs and summer camp activities
Taught ESL at: school, home, work, Skype, over the phone.
ESL students included ranges from new immigrants to residents from various countries.
(Japan, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Central and South America, European, Vietnam, many others.)
Highly computer literate. Resourceful. Entertaining. Motivating. Articulate.
Extensive: technical writing, teaching, presentations, sales, negotiation, leadership training.
Sensitive and highly aware of cultural differences.
PhD & Master’s thesis editor (physics, social sciences, etc)
Preschool Assistant San Jose, CA USA (2016)
ESL Russia Moscow (Podolsk), Russia (1/2015-7/2015)
Taught young learners, teens, individuals, and business classes. Created and taught summer activities.
ESL Malaysia Penang, Malaysia (2014)
Taught at 2 private ESL schools. Students from one school were primarily from Japan. Students at the other school were mostly from: Arab-speaking countries, Thailand, and Malaysia. I also taught privately to Chinese school children.
ESL USA, Embassy CES San Francisco, CA USA (2004-2005)
Taught private lessons to: business people, college and post-grad students.
Taught beginning, intermediate and advanced English to students from all over the world.
ESL Spain, Freelance Seville and Madrid, Spain (10/2003-2004)
Taught ESL to individual clients at home in Seville to children ages 8-15, college students, and older adults.
Taught beginning ESL to private clients in Madrid.
ESL Teacher, Everett Middle School San Francisco (11/2002-2/2003)
Taught ESL to an all Spanish-speaking Middle school class (25 students). This was a special voluntary class. Stressed oral fluency.
ESL Teacher San Francisco (11/1995-8/2003)
Taught ESL to various clients including: Central Americans, Russian, Chinese and other immigrants.
Volunteered at non-profit firms to help victims of torture from Africa and help settle newcomers.
ESL Teacher Vietnamese groups San Jose, CA (12/93-10/95)
Taught ESL to new immigrants from Vietnam. Stressed pronunciation and technical computer assembly vocabulary. Used various texts and designed many lesson plans.
(Other work: Managed and spoke to new clients at trade shows explaining new products.)
ESL Teacher in Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan (9/89-9/90)
Taught ESL to: Kindergarden, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School groups.
Taught ESL to Adults. Stressed pronunciation (in particular, ´r´and ´l´), verb tenses.
(Extensive PR work with American, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese management groups.)
(Wrote and consulted on trade agreements, corrected technical manuals, advertisings, legal documents, and reports with foreign counterparts.)
ESL Teacher San Jose, CA (1/87-8/89)
Taught ESL to immigrants. Stressed pronunciation, cultural differences.
PC Skills Most popular applications including: MS Office, SQL, iManage, MS Access, Exchange, FrontPage; Citrix; sniffer; GroupWise; expert systems; inventory, backup, calendar, CD, 40+ other software applications.
Languages Native language: English. Some: Mandarin, German, French, Spanish
San Jose State University, BS in International Business (May 91). California State University International Program in Taiwan at Chengchi University (8/89-7/90).
Computer technical certifications: CNE. MCSE eq. MS SQL Server (DBA) Admin, NT 4 Server and Workstation, Win2000 Migration: A+ cert.
CELTA Certification 11/2003 Seville, Spain (Contact: International House, Mike Carter)
Hobbies: Ballroom dancing, sports, fine arts, traveling (25+countries). Contacts in many countries. MENSA.