Experienced English Language Teacher

Amory Hà Nội

 

Introduction

I am an English teacher who has been living in Hanoi for almost four years. I met my wife here not long after arriving and we have one child and another one on the way. We are happy to be living here in my wife’s home country enjoying the quality of life that we have found here in Hanoi. I had my first experience in Asia nearly 20 years ago when I went to the Philippines and I loved it. After spending a year in Thailand, I made Hanoi my home and plan on staying indefinitely. My wife and I both enjoy phuot — traveling by motorbike, but as parents of a young child we are quite limited in our travels. I have enjoyed teaching and have built a good rapport with many of my students. I hope that I can help you accomplish your goals in learning English.

Relevant Employment History

  • Private Tutor/Instructor, November 2011 – Present
    • Tutored individuals and groups ranging in size from two to around 20 participants
    • Tutored children and adults: general English, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS
    • Tutored employees for the following companies: Chichang Computers (Thailand), Chiang Mai Neurological Hospital (Thailand), Globe 3 ERP Vietnam and Balance Internet (Vietnam), Noble Moment Café (Vietnam), Song Da Corporation (Vietnam), NTQ Solution JSC (Vietnam)
    • Created lessons and delivered them using various curricula
  • Lecturer, American Center, November 2016 – April 2017
    • Office English
  • Lecturer, Hanoi University, Fall 2016
    • IELTS Speaking
  • Lecturer, University of Science and Technology Hanoi, Summer and Fall 2016
    • IELTS Speaking and Listening
    • Pronunciation
  •    Instructor, California State University San Bernardino 2+2 program at National Economics University, December 2014 – December 2015
    • Taught students at National Economics University who were preparing to complete the final two years of their degree at CSUSB in America
    • Prepared and delivered lessons based on a syllabus; created and marked tests
    • Taught the following courses: Writing 1(taught twice), Integrated Skills 1, Integrated Skills 2, Reading and Vocabulary 2, Academic Reading and Vocabulary 1, Study Skills (taught twice), and Academic Writing 
  • English Teacher, Language Link Vietnam, April 2013 – Present
    • Taught a variety of ages and levels with a focus on adult education for the last three years
    • Prepared lessons, administered placement testing, met with parents to update on progress
    • Used various curricula including: Solutions, Family and Friends, English File 3 rd Edition, Speak Out, Market Leader, Real Listening and Speaking, New Headway, English for the Energy Industries: Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals, and English for Nursing 1
  • Teacher, RES Vietnam, February 2017 – Present
    • IELTS teacher
  • English Teacher, Vinschool middle and high school, January 2016 – July 2016
    • Classroom teacher for middle and high school students
    • Prepare materials and use PowerPoint and an interactive whiteboard program to deliver the lesson
    • Assess students speaking and writing abilities
  • Vineyard Methodist School – Private Primary School, December 2011 – November 2012
    • Conducted classes for students in grades two and three as well as English for Thai teachers

Other Relevant Employment History

  • Resident Instructor, Rawhide Boys Ranch, March 2008 – September 2011
    • Rawhide is a holistic treatment residential care center for troubled teenage boys
    • Assisted residents in their treatment including education, work experience, counseling, family and county reconciliation
    • Classroom management, assisted with homework, acted as a liaison between the public school and the group home in which I worked
    • Collaborated with other treatment team members to find the best educational opportunities for residents
    • Assisted residents in their preparation for post-secondary education

Education

  • CELTA certificate – Cambridge English Language Assessment/International House – 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts degree – Trinity International University – 2007
  • Graduate Diploma in TESOL – Hanoi University – In process (anticipated graduation – Summer 2017)

Relevant Volunteer History

  • Volunteer Member, City Partners, November 2014 – Present
    • Receiving funding requests and deciding with other team members how to allocate our resources
  • English Tutor, Bo De Pagoda, June 2013 – July 2014
    • Bo De Pagoda housed children in need
    • Led a group of local volunteers who helped teach and positively impact the children at Bo De
  • Tutor, Fox Valley Technical College, September 2010 – December 2010
    • Tutored international students in a business agriculture program
  • Private Tutor, September 2007 – December 2007
    • Taught English to a refugee family who had recently immigrated to the United States through an organization called Exodus World Services

References – Available upon request

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