Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Dedicated and enthusiastic educator of adult learners with over 12 years of experience fostering a positive, motivating, and productive learning environment.
Core Qualifications
  • Motivating students
  • Interactive teaching/learning
  • Student Centered
  • Goal Setting and Implementation
  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • TESOL Certified
Team Building and Leadership
  • Created collaborative classroom experience through group assignments that require active participation from co-presenters and listeners.
  • Maintained and improved teaching resource website for easier sharing of creative course materials. 
  • Planned and facilitated professional development workshops to help fellow instructors improve teaching techniques, communication and and collaboration skills, and gain confidence.
Professional Experience
05/2016 to 05/2016
AP Reader University Of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN,
  • Was trained in the implementation of scoring guidelines for grading written and spoken Advanced Placement test formats in Spanish Language and Culture.
  • Received high praise from table leader for efficient and accurate assigning of AP scores.
01/2011 to 06/2012
Adjunct Instructor Culver Academies Culver, IN,
  • Adapted teaching techniques to meet the needs of (the majority) non-traditional adult learners with full-time jobs and family responsibilities.
07/2007 to 04/2016
Spanish Instructor Culver Academies Culver, IN,
  • Developed interesting course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Received high remarks for the creativity of lesson plans and clarity in presentation of course material from students and faculty.
07/2006 to 04/2007
Assistant Language Coordinator Rowland Unified Rowland Heights, CA,
  • Held daily office hours to provide support and teaching techniques and materials for language instructors.
  • Worked in collaboration with the language coordinator and other assistant to provide professional development seminars and workshops, and to organize, encourage and facilitate the creation and sharing of learning materials among instructors.
04/2006 to 06/2006
Assistant Program Director of Study Abroad La Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo City, STATE,
  • Assisted the Program Director in the planning and implementation of meetings to prepare students for the study abroad experience.
  • Held daily office hours for tutoring in a wide range of course topics.
  • Accompanied students to assist as translator and provide support at doctor's appointments, meetings to discuss issues at the university or in home stays, etc. 
07/2005 to 04/2007
Spanish Instructor Michigan State University City, STATE,
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Taught in both traditional face-to-face and online hybrid formats.
09/2004 to 07/2005
Substitute Teacher Ingham Intermediate School District City, STATE,
  • Taught a variety of middle and high school classes, including language arts, social studies, math, and science.
  • Was requested by several teachers who were pleased with my treatment of learning objectives and classroom management.
Education and Training
Expected in 2016
Ph.D.: Hispanic Philology/Linguistics
University of Wisconsin at Madison - Madison, WI
Minor in Second Language Acquisition 
Expected in 2007
Master of Arts: Applied Spanish Linguistics
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Expected in 2004
Bachelor of Arts: Spanish
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI

Cognates in Chemisty and General Science

  • Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Michigan Substitute Teacher Certificate
Community Involvement
Volunteer Spanish-English Interpreter/Translator, Jungle Immersion Preschool-Daycare and UW Law School 
  • Assist Spanish speakers in the translation and preparation of paperwork for employment, legal matters, and any other need.
  • Provide interpretation in Spanish and English to facilitate communication in informational and training meetings.

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