ESL Adjunct Instructor/Teacher TrainerJun 2011 to Current University of California Irvine/Cal State Fullerton － Orange County, CA
Teaching: Listening/Speaking, Reading/Vocabulary, and Grammar classes as needed.
On-going collaboration in the development of teaching materials aligned with student learning outcomes by: developing materials to accelerate oral and speaking language skills; creating lesson plans and teaching materials that integrate video, media and new technologies, including I-Movie and I-Phone.
Working in close collaboration with other teachers and administrators to develop dynamic and meaningful professional development materials for teacher training workshops and classes.
Classes include students from linguistically and culturally diverse groups, with varied learning abilities.
Excellent rapport with students; excellent retention rates.
Adjunct Civics and ESL TeacherSep 2010 to Current L.A. Community College District － Los Angeles, CA
Teaching multiple skills, multiple level ESL classes at Los Angeles Trade and Technical, Southwest College and Rio Hondo Community Colleges.
Teaching regular non-credit and credit classes as needed. Non-credit classes include teaching multiple skills such as reading, writing, listening and conversation, from beginner to advanced levels. and ESL Civics.
Excellent rapport dealing with diverse groups of students, with diverse learning needs and backgrounds.
Excellent student retention rates.
Employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive.
ESL/Spanish TeacherAug 2004 to Jun 2010 Westport Public Schools － Westport, CT
Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening.
Engaged in cultural immersion programs with students to further augment global understanding.
Organized supplementary materials in Spanish Integrating technology as an instructional tool, including the Smartboard.
Attended professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management.
Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and guest speaker events. for all students.
ESL Program CoordinatorJan 2003 to Jun 2004 Wilton Public Schools － Wilton, CT
Responsible for starting up ESL program (K-12); coordinating tutors to work with English Language Learners in all district schools.
Responsible for administering annual standardized assessments for the State of CT; ordering and selecting.books and materials for ELL's.
Designed district's ESL manual of procedures, ESL brochure and website.
Lead FacultyJan 2001 to Dec 2002 Digital Media Program, Gibbs College － Norwalk, CT
Responsible for implementing a Digital Media Program.
Developed curriculum and syllabi for core classes.
Taught digital technology classes, web design (html) and Flash animation classes.
Developed digital media electronic library resources.
Designed website for program.
Responsible for training adjunct faculty, student management and academic guidance.
Editor/Membership CoordinatorJan 1998 to Dec 2000 Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce － New York, NY
Selected articles, conducted interviews, and edited monthly business newsletter Newsbulletin;
Wote press.releases; conducted research, wrote and edited the Anual Business Review/Directory, a 300-page volume with worldwide circulation.
Edited contents of website.
Recruited, trained and supervised interns working on membership and marketing campaigns.
Project CoordinatorJan 1994 to Dec 1997 Hunter College, CUNY － New York, NY
Worked as general manager for seven-country research program at Hunter College's Political Science Department.
Supervised research assistants; facilitated communication between project investigator and.research investigators in seven different countries.
Worked on press campaign to disseminate research findings.
Responsible for all accounts payable and reports to donors (500 K annual budget).
Master of Arts, TESOL, Multiculturalism2007 Fairfield University － Fairfield, CT
Master of Arts, Media Studies and Technology1999The New School － New York, NY
B.A, Journalism1993New York University － New York, NY.
TESOL, CATESOL and ACTFL.
Credentialed ESL Instructor
Credentialed Spanish Instructor
Trained in Integrative Classroom Technologies.
Proficient in Spanish and Portuguese
Experienced in training teachers and designing professional development activities
Recipient of U.S. Department of Education Grant for M.A.program.