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(555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
TESOL (EAP; ESP; EOP; General English). My pedagogical and professional skills have been cultivated in the USA, the UK (Northern Ireland & England), Spain, and Hungary via universities, secondary schools, English language companies, and a private English language school. I am keen to continue developing materials for English language teaching and learning.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER Coleraine, Expected in June/July 2014 Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction) & MA TESOL : - GPA : Dissertation: Motivating Reluctant Speakers in the English language Classroom via Two Types of Pyramid Discussion: Non-ranking & Ranking Recipient of the
, Expected in 2013 Teaching Practice at Kazinczy Ferenc Gimnazium (Grammar School) in Györ, Hungary (2 weeks: February 18th - March 2nd, : - GPA :
University of Ulster Magee, Expected in 2012 ) Teaching Practice at the Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) : - GPA :
, Expected in 2012 March 5th- March 30th : - GPA :
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY Belfast, N. Expected in July 2011 PhD : English Literature - GPA : English Literature Maria Edgeworth's Pedagogical Enterprise: Feminine Empowerment, Practical Education and the Purposes of 'Tales' Concentration: 18th- & 19th-century Irish, Anglo-Irish & British Literature Funding: DEL Award/Scholarship
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY Detroit, MI. Expected in December 2001 MA : English Literature - GPA : English Literature 19th-century British Literature 3.85 The Graduate-Professional Scholarship (2000-2001)
ALBION COLLEGE Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University Albion, MI. Expected in May 1998 BA : English and Anthropology & Sociology English Anthropology & Sociology - GPA : English and Anthropology & Sociology English 3.7 Anthropology & Sociology
, Expected in December 2004 ASSOCIATION FOR TEACHING TRAINING IN TEFL ATT) Advanced Distance Certificate in TEFL Certification Number: 1-3-007, March 2007 NORTHWEST INSTITUTE OF FURTHER & HIGHER EDUCATION Successful completion of a foundation course in TEFL : - GPA :
  • Satire, Rhetoric and Wit: The Edgeworths, Irish 'Bulls,' English Prejudice, and the Act of Union." Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference, the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast (11-13 November 2010) Activities/Hobbies/Honours: 2016-2017 Parent or school representative of Friends of Different Learners: Birmingham Public Schools, MI.
  • 2012, 2013, and 2014 Secretary of the De Selby Institute and serving member of the annual Flann O'Brien Festival planning committee.
  • The literary festival takes place in Strabane, N.
  • Ireland and Lifford, ROI in mid-October.
  • The key objective of the institute is to commemorate the achievements of Strabane born Brian Ó Nualláin, or Brian O'Nolan, who wrote under the pseudonyms Flann O'Brien and Myles na Gopaleen.
  • The festival promotes a cross-border and international appreciation of his contribution to Irish literature, arts, and heritage.
  • Recipient of the 2013 Pritchard Prize which is awarded annually to the student who has earned the highest marks in the MA TESOL programme at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
  • I am currently engaged in developing texts for publication.
  • I enjoy culinary experimentation, literature, music, and film.
  • My favourite genre is the period drama, particularly adaptations of classic nineteenth-century novels.
Work History
Nashville, TN, UK 06/2014 - 08/2014
  • Taught EAP lessons in reading, writing, listening, and speaking to a diverse array of international students undertaking university study at Queen's University, from International Foundation Diplomas and Graduate Diplomas to English for University Study programs.
  • Developed relevant lectures and designed innovative lesson plans which were student-centered.
  • Inculcated a knowledge of the expectations of university-level academic writing and its key genres via a comprehensive overview of the various types and styles of writing and the writing process.
  • Guided students through the process of developing a written text, from sentence to paragraph, so that they could demonstrate awareness of textual and rhetorical features, identify key points, select useful methods of organization and support, and develop the academic skills of summarizing, synthesizing, and critiquing academic materials as needed.
  • Clarified citation styles and underscored the importance of academic integrity, supporting ideas, and evidencing research.
  • Demonstrated classroom management skills and motivated students via communicative tasks such as pair work and group work.
  • Conducted office hours for individualized instruction and utilized classroom technology and applications such as Blackboard, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Marked essays and exam scripts and attended to all pertinent administrative tasks such as inputting marks and attending departmental meetings.

Olathe, KS, UK 06/2013 - 08/2013
  • Taught academic English to international students by fostering academic reading and writing skills.
  • Designed lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations and prepared, set, and marked work and examination papers according to the set syllabus and examination timetable.
  • Utilised Blackboard and Excel in order to upload teaching materials and maintain accurate records of student attendance, performance, and progress.
  • Coordinated and held individual tutorials at allocated times and produced reports on each student's performance.
  • Tested and assessed students in reading and writing tasks/examinations.
  • Assessed speaking and listening examinations at the end of the pre-sessional term.

Bickford Senior Living - MATERIALS DEVELOPER
Oswego, IL, 02/2012 - 02/2013
  • Contributed to a large-scale project which involves the evaluation, improvement, design, and development of quality English language materials for an online teaching platform which are in accordance with the criteria outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Bickford Senior Living - EFL INSTRUCTOR
Springfield, IL, UK 02/2006 - 2015
  • Provided both full-time and part-time instruction to adult learners in a range of classes and levels recognised by the CEFR (A1-C2):  General English; EAP; Intermediate and Advanced IELTS; Cambridge First Certificate; and EU Leonardo DaVinci groups. 
  • Provided intensive, one-on-one English tuition involving EAP, ESP, EOP, and EAP.  
  • Facilitated the development of learners’ proficiency in second language acquisition, grammar knowledge and use, lexis building, composition and rhetoric, pronunciation (stress, rhythm, pitch, and intonation), phonetic and syllabic awareness, and skills required for examination classes.
  • Assisted hundreds of students with preparation for the IELTS exam, both general and academic, and the suite of Cambridge exams. 
  • Planned weekly schemes of work, designed syllabi, and set and marked writing assignments.
  • Provided testing services, conducted teacher training and peer observations, and performed a range of administrative tasks which are central to the role.

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Bickford Senior Living - EFL INSTRUCTOR
City, STATE, USA 06/1998 - 05/2001
  • Utilized interactive teaching methods to assist young learners as they navigated US secondary school curriculum.
  • Supported the attainment of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
  • Fostered grammatical awareness, vocabulary building, pronunciation skills, oral practice, and cultural awareness.
, , 01/1998 - 01/2001
  • Interactive teaching methods were utilised to help young learners navigate secondary school curriculum in the USA and develop the 4 essential skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Additional emphasis was placed on grammatical awareness, pronunciation, oral practice, and American historical and cultural awareness.
Bickford Senior Living - SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR
City, STATE, 08/2003 - 11/2003
  • Delineated a comprehensive overview of historical and socio-political contexts while introducing students to considerations of genre in 19th and 20th-century Irish fiction and drama: Irish romanticism; Melodrama; Gothic fiction; Celticism and the Revival; and Modern Irish literature and poetry.
  • Led students through the writing process in order to develop key skills in rhetoric and composition.

Bickford Senior Living - SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR
City, STATE, 08/2003 - 11/2003
  • Taught ENG105C1:  Telling Stories.  I presented a broad historical and conceptual framework of Irish narrative for first-year students.  The influence of the oral tradition on folk and fairy tales was explored along with that of myths and legends, voyage tales, tales of the supernatural, fantasy fiction, autobiographical accounts, the short story, and postmodern fiction.  
  • ENG106C2:  Literature & Society in Ireland:  An Introduction to Anglo-Irish Literature.    I introduced first-year students to a fundamental literary awareness of prominent examples of Anglo-Irish literature and assisted students with critical analyses of canonical texts and building composition skills. 
City, STATE, USA 08/1999 - 05/2001

  • Taught in American secondary schools and classes encompassed all subjects of study.

2002-2003 Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholar, representing the USA and Canada. Member of the C. S. Lewis Society at Oxford University, Oxford, England (1996-1997) Secretary of the Albion College English Club, Albion, MI. USA (1994-1996) Special Olympics Volunteer (1994-1995) Member of the Joseph J. Irwin Honorary Society in English at Albion College, Albion, MI. USA
PhD Supervisor Chair of English Literature Queen's University 2 University Square Belfast, Co. Antrim Northern Ireland BT7 1NN 44 (0) 2890973316 Email: Barbara Skinner MA Course Director University of Ulster Cromore Road Coleraine, Co. Londonderry Northern Ireland BT52 1SA 44 (0) 2870124662 Email: Derek Nicholl Trinity College of London Examiner 27 Benbraddagh Avenue Limavady, Co. Londonderry Northern Ireland BT49 0AP 44 (0) 7780568620 Email: Kelley Proctor Academic Director of Studies Foyle International Language School, One World Centre, 17-21 Magazine St. Londonderry, Co. Londonderry Northern Ireland BT48 6HH 44 (0) 2871371535 Email: Professor Rosalind Pritchard Emeritus Professor of Education University of Ulster Cromore Road Coleraine, Co. Londonderry Northern Ireland BT52 1SA 44 (0) 2870124367 Email:
English language teaching and English literature.

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School Attended
  • University of Ulster
  • ALBION COLLEGE Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University
Job Titles Held:
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction) & MA TESOL
  • Teaching Practice at Kazinczy Ferenc Gimnazium (Grammar School) in Györ, Hungary (2 weeks: February 18th - March 2nd,
  • ) Teaching Practice at the Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT)
  • March 5th- March 30th
  • PhD
  • MA
  • BA
  • ASSOCIATION FOR TEACHING TRAINING IN TEFL ATT) Advanced Distance Certificate in TEFL Certification Number: 1-3-007, March 2007 NORTHWEST INSTITUTE OF FURTHER & HIGHER EDUCATION Successful completion of a foundation course in TEFL

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