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.
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,
both courses and syllabi based on research of original materials and media.
and production of a web page for class information, allabandenglish.com.
New York Human Resources Administration, Begin
Program – Brooklyn, NY
a large group of adult students language skills for employment.
my two hour lessons into the eight hour curriculum of the program.
and motivation through activities targeted at student needs and interest.
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers
of Other Languages, (2009)
School University – New York, NY.
Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and
Center, City University of New York – New York, NY.
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.
List, Honors Graduate ~ G.P.A. 3.78
Certificate in Writing, (Anticipated
New York University – New York, NY.
• Novels -
The Adventures of Sir Thomas, Tomato and Trout the Ox
- The Death of Lucy Cotter.
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
groups of sixty-five or more people on tours of New York City.
safety and smooth operation of the tour and the company.
New York a learning experience not only of the city, but of the self.
Sundiver Press – Brooklyn, NY
Proprietor, 2004 – 2009
up construction of a fine press publishing house.
layout, printing, binding, promotion and sales.
and operation of the press web page, sundiverpress.com
New York Botanical Garden – Bronx, NY and
Expedition Manager, 2000 – 2003
teams of scientists and Huaorani tribal people on plant gathering expeditions.
cultural data, cartography (map making), along with photo and video work.
and organization of all equipment and supplies related to the research.
Freakatorium, El Museo Loco – New York, NY
Museum Manager, 2001 – 2002
and organization of museum exhibits and displays.
and production of a product line for New York’s only traditional dime
operation and promotion of the museum.
Various Shipping Companies – Various States
Commercial Truck Driver, 1994 – 2005
and prompt transport of various materials ranging from litho to dynamite.
my education for use of air brakes and transport of hazardous materials.
planning and delivery management, often with extensive customer interaction.
General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, Center for Independent Publishing.
Key International Honor Society.
Theta Kappa International Honor Society.