Language Instructor with 10 years experience. Specialty areas include English, Italian and German. Tourism background, familiar with the State of Hawaii. Patient and friendly approach in communicating with others.
Managing classroom for diverse populations
Expertise in phonetics and pronunciation.
Experience with special-needs students
ESL- English as Second Language
Creative learning strategies
Effective time management
English Tutor, 2012 to Current Maui Learning – Wailuku, HI 96793 Private lessons for Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced English.
English Language Instructor and Tutor, 01/2004 to 01/2008 Hui Malama Learning Center – Wailuku, 96793, HI
Worked under AEFLA (Adult Education and Family Literacy Act) grant, as an ESL and ESL-GED (General Education Development/High School Diploma Equivalent) Instructor.
Tutored students at Lihikai Elementary and Lahaina Intermediate, taught adult classes in Wailuku and Lahaina.
Introduced special outreach programs to department chair in effort to increase institution's interest in community service.
Manager, 2001 to 2002 Whalers Village Museum Shoppe – Lahaina, HI 96761 Greet customers, order and stock merchandise, tender cash.
Sales Associate, 1999 to 2001 Lahaina Scrimshaw – Lahaina, HI 96761 Educate customers on the local art techniques, consultant for fine art and jewelry. Job performance was consistent, methodical and organized. Promoted to Manager of the Museum Shoppe.
Bi-Lingual Desk Representative, 1998 to 1999 Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays – Lahaina, HI 96761 Greet all guests and answer all questions regarding vacation planning. Made tour and activity reservations, collected funds and issued tickets. Worked at various hotel desks in West Maui.
Bachelors of Arts in Italian: Italian, German and International Studies, 1997 State University of New York at Binghamton - Graduated on Honor Roll, 3.7 average. Participated in Languages Across the Curriculum Program and taught Introduction to International Business in Italian.
Volunteer at Princess Na'iena'iena in 2009, special education, 4th grade. Assisted ELL instruction and helped students improve spelling skills. Volunteer with the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project in 2013/2014 at Lahaina Intermediate with ELL students. Helped under-privileged students with reading comprehension and verbal summarizing of articles.