A Teachers Resume
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Andrew Lee and I am a Canadian citizen who has recently graduated from Global TESOL College and the University of Winnipeg. In addition to the foundation TESOL course, I have chosen to specialize in teaching adults, children and business English. The central focus of my academic history is primarily rooted in Political Science. However, I have also obtained a major in Justice and Law and Sociology.
I am currently seeking a secure ESL/EFL teaching position in South Korea or Taiwan. I have always had a unique interest in the culture of these two countries. I currently have several friends teaching abroad, in both South Korea and Taiwan, and I would like to join them. I have heard nothing but good things relating to the people of both countries. It is at this time in which I would like to experience the people and the culture of these countries firsthand.
As noted in my resume, I am currently volunteering at the International Centre of Winnipeg. Working for this organization has provided me with the opportunity to conduct one on one tutoring. As a personal tutor, I have had to develop different lesson plans for each student. Currently, I am assisting two individuals, each with separate needs. For instance, for the first individual, I am helping him acquire his high school English credit. My central focus for this individual is to enhance his reading and writing skills. As for the other individual, I am assisting him in developing stronger listening and speaking skills. As a result of the different demands of the students, I have had to develop and employ various teaching methods.
In addition to tutoring for the International Centre of Winnipeg, I am also currently volunteering as an assistant language teacher at the Winnipeg Adult Education Centre. As an assistant language teacher, I facilitate in the delivery of the lesson plan. In this classroom, the instruction time is divided, with half of the time being spent learning through computers and the other half through various tasks and exercises. Although I am not directly involved in developing the lesson plan, I am directly involved in the assessment of student progress, class direction and student teaching.
As a volunteer for these two organizations, not only have I gained valuable teaching experience, I have also been provided the opportunity to attend various ESL/EFL workshops. These workshops have focused on a variety of topics, such as, student assessment according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks, key issues related to listening, speaking, reading and writing, the influence that culture has on language and computer assisted learning. Although I have received a TESOL certificate, participating in these workshops and volunteering with these organizations has better prepared me to become an effective and efficient ESL/EFL teacher.
You will also find that my personal and professional characteristics are ideally suited for a teaching position. I am a highly energetic individual with and abundance of patience. I thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. I absolutely enjoy children and working with adults of all levels. Most of all, I consider myself a friendly and outgoing individual who will not only help my students succeed, but will also ensure that I will be a valuable asset to the school and the rest of the teaching staff.
I wish to secure a teaching position by Mid-March of 2004. I am open to teaching either adults or children and willing to relocate to anywhere in South Korea or Taiwan. Below is a copy of my resume. If you are interested, please contact me.
Able to communicate and interact effectively with individuals of all levels.
Articulate and creative, offering innovative and creative solutions.
Effective and efficient working in either a team environment or independently.
Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
Quick to learn new policies and procedures.
Goal oriented and initiative driven.
Capable of providing leadership and direction in order to produce desired results.
To become an ESL/EFL teacher in a recognized institution in South Korea or Taiwan. I currently am seeking an opportunity where I will be encouraged to apply my education and experience on a daily basis in an environment where I will be allowed to grow professionally and personally.
Global TESOL College Winnipeg, Mb.
TESOL Certificate January 2004
Area of concentration: Business English, Teaching Adults and Children.
University of Winnipeg, Mb. Bachelor of Arts (Four-Year) 1997-2003
Area of concentration: Political Science, Justice and Law and Sociology.
University of Winnipeg, Mb. Certificate in Public Policy and Administration 1999-present
Lee Agencies Painting and Decorating Winnipeg, Mb. Sole Proprietor 2002-present
Responsible for employee management and training.
Developed excellent problem-solving and management skills.
Engaged in price negotiations and customer service.
Maintained financial records.
Delegated direction and instruction in order to achieve the desired results.
Assured that the customers’ expectations were met.
Provided product information to customers.
Organized and maintained work sites.
Adecco Employment Services/Archway Marketing Winnipeg, Mb.
Customer Service Representative December 2003-January 2004
Provided product information to customers.
Informed customers of company procedures and policies.
Assisted in ensuring the customers’ demands were satisfied. University First Class Painters Winnipeg, Mb. Foreman/Painter May-September 2003
Responsible for employee training.
Engaged and collaborated in problem-solving.
Established daily objectives and delegated direction in order to achieve the desired results.
Organized work site environment.
Repaired minor structural damages.
Assisted in enduring the customer’s demands were satisfied. Department of Transportation and Government Services. Winnipeg, Mb. Groundskeeper/Building Maintenance June-October 2002
Maintained the general appearance of the surrounding grounds.
Ensured the clients’ needs were satisfied.
Assisted in ensuring the facility and all scientific equipment were in optimal condition.
Volunteer: International Centre of Winnipeg Winnipeg, Mb.
Personal ESL/EFL Tutor present
Facilitated in the enhancing of several individuals comprehension of English
Developed various teaching methods.
Attended various ESL/EFL workshops.
Winnipeg School Division No.1 Winnipeg, Mb.
Assistant Language Teacher present
Assist in the delivery of computer based lesson plans.
Involved in the assessment of student progress.
Provided instructional assistance.
University of Winnipeg Student Association Winnipeg, Mb. Student Senator September2000-August 2001
Represented the student body as a member of various academic committees.
Responsible for reviewing various academic policies.
Informed members of the student body of academic policy and procedures.
Provided direction and guidance to those who exercised their academic rights.
Assisted in organizing various student events.
References: Available upon request