CV

EDUCATION

M.A., English as a Second Language
University of Arizona, May 2014

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
University of Cambridge, October 2006

B.A., English, Liberal Arts Emphasis
Boise State University, May 2003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Graduate Assistant Teacher (Writing Instructor)
Department of English, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. (August 2012 – May 2014)

IELTS Examiner
British Council. Tucson, AZ. (September 2013 – Present)
British Council. Shanghai, China. (April 2011 – April 2012)

Academic Coordinator and Young Learner Senior Coordinator
Language Link Vietnam. Hanoi, Vietnam. (January 2008 – January 2009)

Business, General English and Exam Prep Instructor
Language Link Vietnam. Hanoi, Vietnam. (October 2006 – December 2007)

English for Academic Purposes and Exam Preparation Instructor
Jiangsu College of International Education. Nanjing, China. (February 2011 – February 2012)
ELS Language Centres. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (September 2009 – December 2009)

English Language Instructor
Meijo University. Westgate Corporation. Nagoya, Japan. (September 2010 – December 2010, May 2012 – July 2012, May 2013 – July 2013)
Brandon College. San Francisco, CA. (July 2010 – August 2010)
Tokyo University of Science. Westgate Corporation. Tokyo, Japan. (May 2009 – July 2009)
Nagok Elementary School. Yongin, Republic of Korea. (September 2004 – August 2006)
En Top English Institute. Incheon, Republic of Korea. (July 2003 – July 2004)

PUBLICATIONS and PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Using Videonot.es in the EAP Classroom: Uses and Abuses. Presentation given at AZ-TESOL Southeast Regional Conference 2014, Tucson, Arizona, USA. (2014, April)

Watching Youtube with a Purpose: Using Videonot.es for Practicing Listening and Note-Taking. Published in On CALL: The Newsletter of Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section. http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolcallis/issues/2014-03-06/7.html (2014, March)

The Literacy Narrative of a Nation: Teaching Contextual Analysis through Disney and Action Movies. Poster presented at Poster Session on Second Language Writing at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2013, December)

“Teach Me Something I Will Never Forget”: Skills Over Content in EAP and Exam Prep Classrooms. Presentation given at AZ-TESOL State Conference 2013, Tucson, Arizona. (2013, October)

Using Others’ Voices to Help Students Find Their Own: Ted Talks and Pronunciation. Poster presented at English Language and Linguistics Capstone Experience at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2013, April)

Using Others’ Voices to Find My Own: Using Ted Talks for Teaching Pronunciation. Presentation given at Southeast Regional AZ-TESOL Mini Conference 2013, Tucson, Arizona. (2013, January)

Making the Phonetic Alphabet Relevant in the Classroom and Beyond. Presented at International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICELT) 2009, Melaka, Malaysia. (2009, November)

GUEST LECTURES

Teaching Academic English in a Student-Centered Manner. Guest lecturer to be delivered in English 455: Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2014, April)

Living and Working in East Asia. Guest lecturer in Turkish 402: Intermediate Turkish at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2014, February).

How to Use Videonot.es for Annotating Videos. Guest lecturer in Turkish 102: Beginner Turkish at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2014, February)

EFL in the World. Guest lecturer in English 455: Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2014, January)

Using Cloud-Based Programs for Collaborative Tasks. Guest lecturer in Turkish 101: Elementary Turkish at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2013, November)

Using Cloud Based-Programs for Collaborative Writing and Providing Corrective Feedback. Guest lecturer in English 596O: L2 Writing at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2013, September)

TEACHING TRAINING SEMINARS DELIVERED

Writing in the Sky: Using Cloud-Based Programs for Feedback. Delivered as part of the “Brown Bag on Teaching Writing” series for the Writing Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (2013, November)

How to Teach IELTS. Teacher training seminar for EAP and content instructors delivered at Jiangsu College of International Education, Nanjing, China. (2011, July)

Introduction to the IELTS Exam. Teacher training seminar for newly hired instructors delivered at Jiangsu College of International Education, Nanjing, China. (2011, June)

Teaching Pronunciation in a Student Centered Manner. Delivered at ELS Language Centres, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (2009, November)

How to Conduct and Assess Speaking Placement Tests. Delivered at (2008, July)

“Why Won’t They Just Sit Still?!?”: Effective Classroom Management Through Engaged Teaching. Delivered at Language Link Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam. (2008, May)

How to Teach Young Learners and Teens. New teacher orientation seminar delivered as needed at Language Link Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam. (2008)

Building Engagement Instead of Memorization: Using Graded Readers. Delivered at En Top English Institute, Incheon, Republic of Korea. (2004, March)

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

Judge for Student’s Guide to First-Year Writing Student Essay Contest. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (2014, February)

Served on the advisory panel concerning the adoption of MyReviewers feedback software. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (2013, November)

Designed and delivered a 52 hour Intensive IELTS Course. Jiangsu College of International Education, Nanjing, China. (2011, September)

Designed and delivered a 30 hour University Orientation Course. Jiangsu College of International Education, Nanjing, China. (2011, April)

Advised in the creation of a teaching resource library. ELS Language Centres, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (2009, October)

Designed unit specific supplementary materials for Young Learner, Teen, General English and Business English courses. Language Link Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam. (2008 – 2009)

Chaired the committee responsible for redesigning the English for Academic Purposes curriculum. Language Link Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam. (2009, March)

Redesigned the Oral Placement Testing System. Language Link Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam. (2008, October)

Designed unit specific flashcards for the Get! Set! Go! book series. Language Link Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam. (2008)

Observed and provided evaluative feedback to Young Learner Instructors. Language Link Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam. (2008)

Judge for Student English speech competition. Nagok Elementary School, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea (2005, September)

Advised in the creation of an English Library. Nagok Elementary School, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea. (2005, July)

Designed and implemented a reading program incorporating graded readers. En Top English Institute, Incheon, Republic of Korea. (2004, February)

COURSES TAUGHT SINCE 2006

University of Arizona
English 101 – First Year Composition (Textual Analysis)
English 101A – 101 for Remedial Writers and/or English Language Learners
English 102 – First Year Composition (Rhetorical Analysis)
English 108 – 102 for International Students

Jiangsu College for International Education
IELTS Preparation
TOEFL iBT Preparation
ACT/SAT Preparation
University Orientation

Brandon College
Advanced Conversation
Intermediate Grammar

ELS Language Centres
Speaking Skills Enhancement (Beginner – Advanced)
Structure and Speaking (Beginner – Intermediate)
Reading and Writing (Beginner – Intermediate)

Language Link Vietnam
TOEFL iBT Preparation
Business English (Elementary – Intermediate)
General English (Beginner – Upper-Intermediate)
Teens (Beginner – Upper-Intermediate)
Young Learners (Starters – Movers)

Westgate Corporation
General English (Beginner – Intermediate)

CURRICULA DESIGNED SINCE 2006

Jiangsu College for International Education
52 Hour Intensive IELTS Program
University Orientation

Language Link Vietnam
English for Academic Success (English for Academic Purposes)
Off-Site Schools Project (English in Primary Schools)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

TESOL International Association
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)

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