Dynamic and creative ESL Teacher who uses effective and efficient methods of modern language teaching, while focusing on recognizing learner type and the individual needs of each student.
Professional with diverse experience in teaching, training and management.
Graduated Mission College Preparatory with honors/Dean's List 1987.
Completed three student foreign exchange programs with exceptional achievement recognition 1987 - 1991.
Recognized as "The Best Pupil of the Class" at Allan Hancock School for Cosmetology 2010.
Established a private adult English learning group for non-native speakers 2012.
Collaborated with community service groups in several countries for over 20 years.
Teach English language skills to adults varying in age, profession, and vocational/personal interest for speaking English.
Organize extracurricular opportunities such as film viewing in the English language and mixers with native speakers.
Attend professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management.
Create weekly lesson plans and personally design all course materials in English for a multi-level adult ESL group.
Employ kinesthetic, visual and auditory approaches to make lessons interesting and interactive.
Integrate technology as an instructional tool.
Taught product knowledge and skin care awareness seminars with Éminence Handmade Organic Skin Care of Hungary.
Completed continuing education and training to stay up to date with new procedures and techniques.
Mentored new staff to enhance business development and increase productivity, as well as trained new staff on the range of spa services offered.
Trained and educated new staff in company philosophy and procedure.
Managed the purchasing process for the entire store, including buying trips to the largest gem and jewelry expo on the US West Coast in Tuscon, Arizona, as well as monthly competitive shopping trips.
Held bi-monthly meetings with sales personnel to introduce new merchandise.
Conducted food and wine pairing seminars, benchmark tastings, blind tastings, taught wine awareness seminars and coordinated vineyard field trips.
Organized all winery related events, including bi-monthly wine maker dinners, festival weekends and Vintner Association mixers.
Was responsible for the "look and feel" of the winery, the grounds and event locations, as well as concept appropriate merchandising for the tasting room.
Trained, scheduled and directed staff in daily work assignments to maximize productivity and efficiently, resolved problems or concerns to the satisfaction of all involved parties.
Continually monitored and coached restaurant staff, taking appropriate action to ensure food quality and service standards were consistently met.
Conducted daily pre-shift and weekly staff meetings to ensure organizational efficiency and enforce company policies and philosophy.
Wine Consultant ~ Restaurant Manager ~ Event Planner
Event Planner for Non Profit Organizations
Sous-Chef ~ Wine Consultant
Spring 2009 - Spring 2010
Spring 1991 - Spring 1993
Fall 1989 - Spring 1991
Summer 1989: Zurich, Switzerland ~ Summer 1990: Munich, Germany
Fall 1988 - Spring 1989
Fall 1987 - Spring 1988
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