My experiences have given me the tools to create a learning environment that is fun, applies tested methodologies, and uses an intelligent curriculum design procedure.
I love using my background in technology to make administrative processes easier or to enrich the learning environment.
I am excited about teaching and helping others learn! Recently, I finished a research proposal titled "Training Your Mouth for Pronunciation". Also, I am focusing on learning more about task-based learning and student-centered workshop environments.
I am an idea person. I love thinking up innovative solutions to everyday problems, whether they be in the classroom or for the tedious but necessary admin that sometimes surrounds our teaching.
Here are a few of the teaching and ESOL related projects I have undertaken...
My studies and experience have given me exposure to various ESOL methodologies. I have designed and adapted curriculum at every position here in Korea and recently I have been able to apply small but effective changes into my classes from what I have learned as a graduate student. Last, I have gotten a taste for research through an introductory course and would like the possibility to do more in this area.
My background in IT and video gives me a unique opportunity to leverage technology in the classroom or to create administrative solutions. In the past, I have used my skills in video to promote interest. Using my IT skills, I have created electronic grade books in excel to streamline end of semester evaluations. Also, I used programming skills at one of my positions to create an online site for teachers to share quizzes and other documents.
2005 - 2007
2008 - now
2005 - Now
I received what you might think of as a computer consulting degree from the Kelley School of Business in 2002. I worked very hard and graduated with a GPA of 3.52. During that time I had one teaching experience. I was a peer tutor for a freshman level course called "Microsoft Excel in Business".
I am currently taking courses online and anticipate graduating at the end of 2015. My program is mix between ESOL courses and a core of education courses that is meant to develop leadership skills. Take a look at my portfolio so see some of the exciting projects I have been working on!
Feel free to write or call and I will try to respond as soon as I can!
Daegu, South Korea