International TEFL Academy
TEFL/TESOL Certification July 2016
- Completed a 170-hour certification program that taught participants how to create lesson plans, employ different teaching methods, and effectively teach the four components of language learning (listening, speaking, reading & writing). Course included 20 practicum hours working with non-native English speakers in a hands-on, classroom setting.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts: English, Minor in History June 2014
Participant in Mindful Leadership Program August - September 2014
- Participated in a comprehensive training program of personal development that is offered through the UCSB Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. Program promoted strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, and also focused on developing character traits such as integrity and self-influence.
Although I do not have formal experience teaching English, I have previous experience as a group fitness instructor. While there are considerable differences between a fitness studio and an English language center, I learned many transferable skills during my time as a fitness instructor. Each week, I was responsible for creating, memorizing, and teaching exercise curriculum to classes of 20+ students. My public speaking abilities improved tremendously, and I discovered my enthusiasm for helping students reach their fullest potential.