Qualifications Profile

A student focused instructor striving to awaken curiosity in students. Teaching not only to use the English language, but to discover ways of using personal interest to make learning more efficient and meaningful.

  • Classroom Management: Use of a variety of activities in diverse peer work exercises.
  • Tailored Instruction: Centered on the needs of students in group or individual work.

Teaching Experience

     Embassy CES (Study Group) – New York, NY
     Teacher, March 2010 – December 2010
•            Teaching Diploma, a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for University.
•            Keeping records of student grades and progress to evaluate student needs.
•            Working with students and faculty to improve motivation and language retention.

     The International Center – New York, NY
     Teacher, 2009 – Present
•            Teaching Regions of the USA and Public Radio for Listening Practice, classes.
•            Designed both courses and syllabi based on research of original materials and media.
•            Design and production of a web page for class information,

     New York Human Resources Administration, Begin Program – Brooklyn, NY
     Teacher, 2009
•            Teaching a large group of adult students language skills for employment.
•            Incorporated my two hour lessons into the eight hour curriculum of the program.
•            Encouragement and motivation through activities targeted at student needs and interest.


     Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, (2009)
            The New School University – New York, NY.

     Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Journalism, (2007)
            The Graduate Center, City University of New York – New York, NY.
            Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Magna Cum Laude ~ G.P.A. 3.75

     Associate of Arts in Writing and Literature, (2004)
            Borough of Manhattan Community College – New York, NY.
            Dean’s List, Honors Graduate ~ G.P.A. 3.78

     Certificate in Writing,  (Anticipated 2011)
            New York University – New York, NY.

The Arts

            • Novels           - The Adventures of Sir Thomas, Tomato and Trout the Ox
                                     - Leftovers
                                     - The Death of Lucy Cotter.

            • Short Stories   - Wind on Bird Island
                                      - Leaves of Autumn.

            • Journalism      - City Cycle News (a monthly opinion column from 2005 to 2006)
                                     - Aerostich (freelance).
                                     - ON Magazine (freelance).

            • Reading           - Reader for The Sanctuary Project, 2011 debut at Carnegie Hall.

Other Professional Experience

     City Sights New York – New York, NY
     Tour Guide, 2007 – 2010
•            Conducting groups of sixty-five or more people on tours of New York City.
•            Ensuring safety and smooth operation of the tour and the company.
•            Making New York a learning experience not only of the city, but of the self.

     Sundiver Press – Brooklyn, NY
     Proprietor, 2004 – 2009
•            Ground up construction of a fine press publishing house.
•            Book layout, printing, binding, promotion and sales.
•            Maintenance and operation of the press web page,

     New York Botanical Garden – Bronx, NY and Quito, Ecuador
     Expedition Manager, 2000 – 2003
•            Leading teams of scientists and Huaorani tribal people on plant gathering expeditions.
•            Gathering cultural data, cartography (map making), along with photo and video work.
•            Procurement and organization of all equipment and supplies related to the research.

     Freakatorium, El Museo Loco – New York, NY
     Museum Manager, 2001 – 2002
•            Construction and organization of museum exhibits and displays.
•            Design and production of a product line for New York’s only traditional dime museum.
•            Daily operation and promotion of the museum.

     Various Shipping Companies – Various States
     Commercial Truck Driver, 1994 – 2005
•            Safe and prompt transport of various materials ranging from litho to dynamite.
•            Furthering my education for use of air brakes and transport of hazardous materials.
•            Route planning and delivery management, often with extensive customer interaction.


•            The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, Center for Independent Publishing.
•            Golden Key International Honor Society.
•            Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.




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