Exceptionally dedicated international student advisor with over 15 years of experience working with the international population; engaged and effective liaison with bilingual skills and cross cultural experiences; trusted counselor fulfilling dual-role as an advisor and teacher, consistently earning high scores on course evaluations from international students.
02/2017 to Current
International Student AdvisorWashington University, Office for International Students & Scholars － St. Louis, MO
Advise international students regarding immigration, academic, employment, and personal issues.
Authorize employment, travel, and program extension in compliance with immigration laws and regulations.
Engage with university colleagues to provide support and services to international students.
10/2016 to 02/2017
International Student Advising AssistantWashington University, Office for International Students & Scholars － St. Louis, MO
Reported international students' employment status to governmental agencies.
Communicated with students to help maintain their F-1 visa status.
Prepared immigrations documents for new international students.
08/2008 to Current
English as a Second Language InstructorWashington University, Office for International Students & Scholars － St. Louis, MO
Created curriculum specialized for law and business students.
Instructed a wide array of classes including TA training, writing, listening/speaking, pronunciation, and presentation.
Directed an intensive communications class for incoming international MBA students.
08/2004 to 05/2006
English as a Second or Other Language TeacherSt. Louis Public Schools / Glenview District 34 － St. Louis, MO, Glenview, IL
Translated Korean/English during parent-teacher conferences.
Taught students from all over the world including Bosnia, China, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Somalia, and Vietnam.
Collaborated with grade-level and content-area teachers weekly.
08/2000 to 05/2003
English Language TeacherUniversity of Illinois/Intensive English Institute － Urbana-Champaign, IL
Taught ESL to students preparing to attend American universities.
Implemented innovative teaching strategies.
Prepared international MBA students transition into their coursework by teaching presentation and pronunciation skills.
Master of Arts: Teaching English as a Second LanguageUniversity of Illinois － Urbana-Champaign, IL
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Minor in MathUniversity of Illinois － Urbana-Champaign, IL
Microsoft Office: Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel
05/2002 to 07/2002
English as a Foreign Language TeacherCovenant Fellowship － Thailand and Myanmar
06/2004 to 06/2005
Youth Group TeacherHebron Presbyterian Church (Korean Immigrant Church) － Prospect Hts., IL
05/2009 to Current
Nursery CoordinatorCrossroads Presbyterian Fellowship (Multiethnic Church) － Maryland Hts., MO