Email: charles.mckinney.iv@gmail.com
Hi… Welcome! I am Charles McKinney IV

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KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Committed journalism/writing professional with 15 years of experience in print and digital publishing
  • Committed teaching professional with over 8.5 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 EXPERIENCE

  • Peace Corps Response Rwanda

    • Teaches undergraduate academic & business English at the University of Rwanda
    • Working on the development of an academic writing center on the main campus
    • Assisting local colleagues with classes through introduction of diverse teaching methods

     

    Huye, Rwanda

    TEFL Lecturer Volunteer
    Feb. 2018 – Present,

  • 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

     

    Novaci, Macedonia

    TEFL Volunteer
    Dec. 2015- Dec. 2017

  • 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

     

    New Castle, DE

    Graduate Writing Tutor
    July 2014 – August 2015

  • 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

     

    Bangkok, Thailand

    English Instructor/Researcher
    March 2013- April 2014

  • 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

     

    Telecommute

    Digital Marketing/Editorial Intern
    May 2013-July 2013

  • 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

     

    Beijing, China

    English Foreign Expert
    Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012

  • 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

     

    Andong, South Korea

     

    Guest English Teacher
    Sept. 2010-Sept. 2011

  • 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

     

    New Castle, DE

    Substitute Educator
    October 2009-Sept. 2010

EDUCATION

Master 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

Diploma, College Prep, Honors & Advanced Placement Program, 2005, Concord High School, Wilmington, DE

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND TRAINING

  • Computer Literacy: Proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 (PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Publisher); Working knowledge of Photoshop, CMS, SEO, Quark and InDesign; Social media savvy
  • 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)
  • 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); Peace Corps Rwanda Perma Gardening Workshop (2018)
  • Publications: National Journal website published “An African-American Student Experiences a Different Kind of Diversity in Southeast Asia” (August, 2014); College Media: Learning in Action co-author of “Diversity, Learning and Media Organizations” chapter-essay for Peter Lang Publishing: New York, 2016; The Black Expat website published “Under the Microscope” about the author’s work life in Beijing, China (April, 2017); Macedonia English Essay Challenge (MEEC) E-book co-creator and editor (June, 2017); Webster University GLIMPSE publication of “Volunteerism and Altruism: American Ideals that Showcase a National Legacy of Service” (March, 2018)