Brennan Lagman

Last Resume Update 29/06/2019
Address Los Angeles
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Birthday: 1990
Gender: Male
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Nationality: American
Where are you living? Hồ Chí Minh
Teaching Experience > 2 years
Expected Location: Hồ Chí Minh
What’s your highest level of education completed? Bachelor's Degree
ESL Certification (TEFL, TESOL) Online Class: I have a 120 hours certificate or more on my TEFL certification


  • University of California IrvineA. Social Ecology*Latin Honors

*(Study Abroad)Kings College, London; UK (January 2015-June 2015) (GPA 3.85)

*(Study Abroad) University of Ghana, Legon; Ghana(January 2014-December 2014) (GPA: 4.0)

  • Fullerton Junior College(2009-2013): A. Interdisciplinary Studies with Emphasis in Social Sciences; A.A.T. Psychology *With Honors (GPA 3.47)


Core Competencies

  • English Language Training
  • ESL/EFL instruction
  • TEFL
  • IELTS Curriculum Development
  • IELTS Exam Grading
  • IELTS Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening
  • Academic Writing
  • Private Tutoring
  • Advisement/Mentorship
  • Creative/Collaborative Problem solving
  • Protocol execution/enhancement
  • Empathetic Communication
  • Microsoft Office

Relevant Experience

YOLA Institute: IELTS Test Prep + Junior (ESL) Program Teacher, full & part time

Ho Chi Minh City(October 2016-Present) 


  • Completion of over 100 classes (50+ IELTS) for A1 to Advanced (5.0-7.5 IELTS) English Speakers
  • Designed curriculum for IELTS program
  • 90% pass rate
  • Average IELTS score increase of W .75, S 75, L .75, R .50
  • Average Student Feedback score 8/10
  • Successfully designed and piloted the original Public Speaking Course


  • Create and deliver engaging and relevant IELTS Test prep/Junior ESL program courses using provided materials.
  • Obtain appropriate extra material to enhance course implementation and student engagement.
  • Maintain 90+ hours
  • Promote YOLA’s core ideals of ambition, work ethic, intercultural learning, cooperation and leadership in the classroom.
  • Provide relevant individual and collaborative student-centered assignments.
  • Understand student’s unique strengths and weaknesses and create assignments that assist them to achieve realistic and personalized goals.
  • Follow the protocol of attendance, record keeping, etc. via YOLA’s online teaching platform


Student Peer Advisor, UCI Study Abroad Center


Irvine California (September 2015-June 2015, 9 months)



  • As proactive outreach coordinator, collected contact information for over 100 on-campus organizations and liaised to facilitate outreach opportunities
  • Increased participation in the UCEAP Ghana program by 300%.



  • Provided professional guidance and procedures to assess the applicant’s needs.
  • Provided advisement while creating a customer friendly environment.
  • Designed and implemented class and club presentations
  • Gained proficiency at navigating vast online resources/databases for University Study abroad programs.
  • Collaborated with the office team to set and exceed goals, solve issues, and adapt to changes in protocol and programs in a dynamic office setting.


KidWorks Santa Ana: Youth Mentor

Santa Ana, CA- (October 2015- June 2015, 9 months)



  • Successfully implemented project-based learning strategy as part of Social Scientific Research Project through Advanced Field Study Program
  • Implemented Spoken word Creative Workshops to increase youth access to Artistic Self-Care
  • Received School of Social Ecology Award of Distinction for Research project


  • Supervised/Facilitated Youth Activities for Youth Empowerment Network at KidWorks.
  • Including meetings, discussions, and workshops.

Organized, attended and supported activities and initiatives

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