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KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Committed professional with over 8 years of experience in domestic and global education
  • Proven leadership competence, integrity, and cultural intelligence with a high work ethic
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and a knack for language learning

professional experiences

  • King Saud University
    • Teaches 20-5 contact hours of English lessons per week to first-year students
    • Coaches and evaluates students on public speaking and process writing skills
    • Proofreads, brainstorms and creates content for the monthly English magazine
  • Peace Corps Response Rwanda
    • Taught undergraduate academic & business English at the University of Rwanda
    • Worked on the development of an academic writing center on the main campus
    • Assisted local colleagues with classes through introduction of diverse teaching methods
  • Peace Corps Macedonia
    • Taught English to about 100 pupils at a primary school in a rural Macedonian village
    • Collaborated with Macedonian counterparts to implement projects for promoting English
    • Facilitated occasional youth conversation hours and monthly book club discussions for the Competitive College Club (CCC) at the American Corner Macedonia
  • Wilmington University Graduate Center
    • Conducted private tutoring sessions for students with disabilities as needed by the SDO
    • Trained students in the research fundamentals of APA documentation style
    • Reviewed thesis and dissertation projects for content, stylistic and mechanical correctness
  • The Essay School of Language
    • Taught reading comprehension, writing, and research skills to students who are preparing for studies both overseas and in local universities
    • Prepared students for TOEFL, GED, SAT, GMAT, and GRE exams
    • Guided students in the research process of compiling and organizing data for graduate level coursework in preparation for thesis and dissertation writing projects
  • TipMine
    • Interviewed various professionals for unique and specialized content
    • Encouraged social network contacts to visit and to join the site
    • Created original tip content to build the start-up website and to raise brand awareness
  • EF English First
    • Planned/prepared lessons for the young learners program by using cutting edge materials
    • Handled administrative tasks pertinent to work and as assigned by the Director of Studies
    • Trained new teachers in pupil progress report writing & in Teacher Knowledge Test prep
  • English Program in Korea
    • Jointly conducted English conversation and multimedia classes with Korean co-teacher
    • Assisted in the production of inaugural English newspaper for students and faculty
    • Ran after-school English class for small group of students & a new morning English Club
  • Kelly Educational Staffing
    • Taught at various public and charter schools in Northern Delaware
    • Supervised children during lunchtime and at recess to ensure their safety
    • Attended occasional work-related training and workshops for professional development

EDUCATION

Masters of Arts, TESOL, Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2021 School for International Training (SIT), Vermont, USA Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship

Masters of Arts, Media Communications 2014 (graduated with honors) Webster University [International], Bangkok, Thailand

Bachelor of Arts, International Business Foreign Language (Minor: Entrepreneurship) 2009 Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND TRAINING

  • Literacy: Proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 (PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Publisher); Working knowledge of Photoshop, CMS, SEO, Quark and InDesign
  • Foreign Languages: Conversational Mandarin & Spanish; basic Korean, Italian & Kinyarwanda; advanced low proficiency in Macedonian; working knowledge of Albanian
  • Certified in TESOL 100-hour teacher training course (2011) and in Breaking into Print Creative Writing Program (2013); Theology (2009); LinkedIn Learning courses (present)
  • Participant, Autism Training (2011)/Mercy Centre Volunteer Recruiter & Teacher (2014)/Mandarin Chinese Teacher at Wilmington Library (2014-15)/GED Language Arts Tutor at the Fathership Foundation (2014-15)/Travelogue Presenter at Concord High School, Wilmington Library, Immaculata University, Concord Presbyterian Church and Victory Christian Center (2011-18); Peace Corps Macedonia Intercultural Competence & Diversity Training (2016); Agape International Political Camp in Italy (2016); Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda (ATER) annual conference (2018); TESOL International Association member (2018 – present)

CAREER SUMMARY AND PROJECTED TRAJECTORY

Education is the cornerstone of my professional success and savvy. I constantly seek opportunities for personal enrichment and professional development, indicative of my stimulating career path as a global educator with experience in international development, education and communication. I embrace servant leadership, professionalism, strong work ethic, youth development and global citizenship.

Previously based in Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe and Eastern Africa and currently located in the Middle East, I plan to continue working abroad as I do my part educationally to help the Second and Third World reach its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the next 11 years.

Thus, I aim to pursue a second master's degree this year (in line with my postcollegiate work experience) and, ideally, to earn a Ph.D. in international education so that I can effectively design and implement programs that will foster cross-cultural awareness and exchange for promising but underrepresented and disadvantaged youth around the world.

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