Jim Becofske

Last Resume Update 08/07/2019
Address Littleton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Gender: Male
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Nationality: American
Where are you living? Outside Viet Nam
Teaching Experience > 2 years
Expected Location: Hồ Chí Minh, Hà Nội
What’s your highest level of education completed? Bachelor's Degree
ESL Certification (TEFL, TESOL) Classroom Classes: I have a 100 hours certificate


  • Bachelor of Science, August 1988, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL, USA
  • TESOL Certified, July 2003, ECC Thailand, Bangkok


  • Academic English Instructor, October 2018 – June 2019, Starfish School, Yangon, Myanmar
    • Taught a mix of test preparation (IELTS, TOEFL iBT) and Academic English classes.
    • Responsible for lesson preparation and delivery.
    • Designed and planned an Academic Writing course.
  • Part Time Teacher, August 2018 – October 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
    • I taught a few part time classes while looking for more permanent work.
  • Academic English Instructor, April 2018 – August 2018
    • The British College, Kathmandu, Nepal
      • I taught an Academic English course for Pre-Masters students. There were 26 students in the class. The course was focused on preparing students for Masters degree study in English, in particular on presentations and academic essays.
      • I taught courses to prepare students for the IELTS and PTE Academic exams. For each course, I had to create a syllabus which was used by myself and other teachers.
      • I gave presentations out at local companies to inform them about the Masters IT program at British College. I prepared the PowerPoint presentation with the help of colleagues, and I delivered it myself to groups of employees interested in furthering their education.
    • English Teacher, January 2016 – April 2018
      • Wall Street English, Bangkok, Thailand
    • I taught two IELTS Foundation classes on weekends. Class sizes varied between 5 and 10 students. Lessons were focused on developing the skills students needed to achieve at least a 7.0 the IELTS exam, as well as giving them an opportunity to check their progress in mock exams.
    • I taught private IELTS courses one-on-one with students who needed individual attention to prepare for the exam.
    • I taught Business English courses (elementary and pre-intermediate) at various companies in Bangkok on weekday mornings and evenings.
  •  English Teacher, August 2013 – February 2015
  • New Education World, Bangkok, Thailand
    • I attended a series of IELTS Exam Preparation training courses in August/September 2013.
    • I planned and taught a mix of IELTS and TEOFL(paper and iBT) preparation courses as well as several General and Business English classes.
    • Prepared students for University Admission Interviews, and assisted students with their pre-college coursework.
    • Students’ ages mostly ranged between high school and university, but I also completed several courses of General and Business English with adults.
  • English Teacher, July 2003 – July 2004
  • ECC, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2003 – July 2004
    • I planned and taught several General and Business English courses.
    • Students’ ages ranged between teens and adults.
    • I planned and taught weeklong Business English courses for corporate clients.
    • I planned and taught computer programming related courses.

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