Boulder, CO, 80303
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EducationMA (in progress) University of Colorado at Boulder, Education
BA/University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Anthropology & Pre-Med
AA/Central Piedmont Community College, Biology
Duke University Continuing Education, Teaching ESL/EFL, Human Resources Management
Wake Tech Continuing Education, Smart board, Excel and PowerPoint skills, Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human Life Cycles
Passageworks Institute, Soul of Education Foundations Course
ExperienceTeacher, Oxbridge Institute, Montevideo, Uruguay June 2009 - August 2009
Lead teacher for college prep school covering Upper Intermediate, First Certificate Exam, Cambridge Academic Exam students. Facilitated lesson plans and English instruction for various companies and individuals throughout Montevideo for conversational and BEC preparation. Provided workshops for teachers implementing Toastmasters strategies for improved presentation skills and speech.
Teacher, The English International School, Prague, Czech Republic May 2008 – August 2008
Lead teacher for International K-12 School covering Intermediate English Instruction for 10-12th grades. Facilitated lesson plans and activities using TPR and Literacy curriculum. Assisted in Library during non-teaching hours in storytelling and English vocabulary and speech training.
Founder, President, Sierra ESL!, Raleigh, NC May 2000 - present
Developed pedagogy, business plan and sales strategy to private schools, small businesses and individuals that would benefit from ESL instruction with an experienced certified and licensed instructor. Online teaching experience. Focus on individual needs of students through listening and assessment tools. Assisted students applying for Universities in the U.S. with their applications and personal statements. Coordinated and scheduled community outreach to help with transition and empower students with real life daily experiences outside the classroom.
Teacher, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC. August 2005 - May 2010
Facilitate the implementation of lessons and activities established by department and lead teacher. A natural and effective teaching ability with an excellent success rate within the Lower, Middle and Upper school environment. Tutor and mentor international students with a variety of ESL needs. Assisted Global Ravens Org.(school club dedicated to international students).
Instructor, American Red Cross, Raleigh, NC October 2009 – June 2010
Successfully train and implement guidelines in English and Spanish established by the American Red Cross in First Aid, CPR, AED and Blood Borne Pathogens. Classes range from 10 - 25 adults in a variety of settings from Corporate to classrooms provided by the Red Cross facility.
Currently in Graduate program in Education Dept at CU Boulder.
Classes taken so far are Educational Psychology, Second Language Acquisiton and Research Issues.
Motivational Speaker Volunteer, Lee Tyler Group. Speaking to large (50 – 80) and small groups about overcoming adversity. Focus on empowerment through personal stories.
HobbiesActivities and Interests: CoTESOL, International TESOL, Toastmasters International, Mentor non-English speaking students, American Society for Training and Development, Latin American Women’s Club, Boulder Circle of Care volunteer. American Red Cross volunteer, Various outdoor sports.
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