|Last Resume Update||21/10/2018|
|Where are you living?||Outside Viet Nam|
|Teaching Experience||> 2 years|
|Expected Location:||Hồ Chí Minh, Đà Nẵng, Hải Phòng, Hà Nội, Đắk Nông, Hà Nam, Hà Tĩnh, Trà Vinh, Vĩnh Long, Vĩnh Phúc|
|What’s your highest level of education completed?||Bachelor's Degree|
|ESL Certification (TEFL, TESOL)||Classroom Classes: I have a 120 hours certificate or more on my TEFL certification|
I have a B.A. Applied Communication with a concentration in intercultural communication from Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada. I graduated with a 3.68 GPA and my GPA increased every semester.
I have a 180 Hour Advanced TESOL Certificate from Global TESOL College in Calgary, Canada, with two specializations: teaching children and teaching adults.
I have a 2 year Diploma "Small Craft & Marina Technician" from Humber College in Toronto, Canada. I graduated with honours and won two academic awards.
I started teaching in 2005 and have been working in the field ever since. I spent a total of 6 years teaching in South Korea (2005-06 and 2011-16). I taught in Laos from 2006-2011 and again from 2016 to the present. I spent 4 months teaching in China from March 20016 to June 2016.
I have taught all levels of learners, from primary grade 1 up to university year 2. I have also taught beginners up to advanced learners.
Throughout my teaching experience I have taught: general English (grammar, vocabulary, reading, speaking), English for Specific Purposes (Business Writing, Creative Writing), IGCSE Senior High School English, Travel & Tourism, Geography as well as tutored students and working professionals.
I have also done a great deal of writing and had much work published: newspaper articles, SpotLight Asia - Lao Airlines In-Flight Magazine, the Lao National Tourism Administration Official Guide Book, several pamphlets and brochures for businesses throughout Vientiane, an advertising slogan campaign for Wattana Hospital Group in Thailand, and editing of papers and websites for schools and private persons.
Throughout my years working as a flight attendant and in the construction profession, I was very highly trained in emergency procedures, emergency first aid, CPR, OSHA, and overall workplace safety habits. I assisted with training procedures for newly hired employees for several years.
My personal philosophy towards teaching is modern and forward thinking. I believe in an 20/80 Teacher Talk Time split, as close as possible. Which is to say, students should be speaking the large majority of the time. My favourite question is "Why?" I ask this consistently until we dig to the very foundation of the answer to our task at hand. I think students learn best when they are given directions on how to perform a task and then left to work on their own or in groups to ascertain the most efficient and effective methods to achieve success. Students should do the majority of the talking, questioning and figuring out challenges. The teacher should act as mentor and guide to help the students reach their goals without giving them the answers. This is the best method of turning learners into creative and critical thinkers, in my opinion. It's how I went to school and it works. The methodology is becoming more popular here in Asia and is proving to be successful.