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Lessons offered by EILEEN
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • IELTS
  • Accent reduction - English
  • TOEFL
  • TOEIC
Levels
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

I am a experienced ESL teacher with a Master's degree in TESOL in North Central Washington

Methodology

I have a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and Japanese from Gonzaga University; two TEFL certificates as well as a certificate in Business English and a Master's degree in TESOL from Concordia University. My lessons are very structured and tailored to fit the student's needs and learning style. They are very active and fun. I believe that students need to work hard but also have fun.

Background

I've been an ESL teacher for 15 years in Los Angeles, Portland, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, and Saudi Arabia. My classes sizes have varied from one on ones to up to 90 students. Many of my students have gone on to be successful in college and work with getting accepted and receiving promotions.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $3
Rate for online lessons : $30/h

Details

A $3 charge is added if a student lives more than 10 miles away for gas.

Lessons offered by EILEEN
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • IELTS
  • Accent reduction - English
  • TOEFL
  • TOEIC
Levels
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

EILEEN's resume

Education

MA Concordia University, Nov 2015
Graduate Program: TESOL
Thesis: “The Possible Effects of Middle Eastern
Accents on Employability in the United States”
Advisor: Linda Rountree

BA Gonzaga University, May 2004
Major: Spanish
Minor: International Relations with emphasis on Japan

Honors and Awards

Smile Makers Award 2006
Just after one year in Japan, I was a nominated by 14 students as best teacher. I was in the top ten at the end of the nomination period for all of Tokyo

Star Employee of the Month 2011
After 5 months of employment at Wall Street English, I received employee of the month in all of Beijing for excellence in teaching

Summer Teaching Fellowship in Hong Kong 2015
Selected along with 7 other students to participate in a 4-week program to teach underprivileged youth in Hong Kong representing Concordia University.


Teaching Experience

Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties, Wenatchee, WA June 2016 – Present
Volunteer ESL Teacher
• Teaching small groups of 1 to 6 people, mostly migrant workers
• Lesson planning
• Classroom management
• Curriculum Development

Learn4Life, Abha, Saudi Arabia Jan 2016 to April 2016
ESL Teacher
• Taught Levels 1 – 9 and IELTS averaging 17 students per class with an age range of 13 to 45, covering the following topics: integrated skills
• Lesson planning
• Classroom management
• Marketing
• Hosting events
• Developed a curriculum for IELTS

Portland Community College, Portland, OR March 2015 to July 2015
ESL Teacher & Assistant Teacher for Practicum
• Taught ESOL 01, Communication 44N, Reading 160, for undergraduate courses averaging 20 students per semester, covering the following topics: integrated skills, communications, reading,
• Provided quality lessons to groups of up to 20 people with an age range of 16 to 60
• Lesson planning
• Classroom management
• Worked with at risk youth
• Supervised by teacher

Pacific International Academy, Marylhurst, OR July 2013 to March 2015
ESL Teacher
• Taught ESL001, ESL 011, ESL 022, ESL 134, ESL 160, ESL 311 undergraduate courses averaging 20 students per semester, covering the following topics: basic survival skills, reading, writing, grammar, American culture,
• Provided quality lessons to groups of up to 20 people
• Lesson planning
• Taught Academic English as well as Cultural lessons
• Classroom management
• Taught from traditional as well as task-based curriculum
• Curriculum design
• Assessed students

Berlitz International, Inc., Tokyo; Los Angeles; Beijing; Aug 2004 to July 2013
Portland, OR
ESL Teacher, Trainer, & Customer Service Representative
• Provided quality lessons to one-on-one students and groups of up to 20 people
• Scheduled students’ lessons
• Sold language packages
• Handled complaints
• Took on the most difficult clientele as well as VIPs with positive results
• Did troubleshooting
• Expanded role at company as a trainer, sales representative as well as a manager
• Managed 4 schools with positive results
• Raised language lessons for children by 168% in 5 months
• Worked on pronunciation, accent reduction, and speaking and listening skills with students
• Assessed students’ levels
• Assessed children and counseled parents
• Executed demos and secured the clients
• Taught Business English writing, how to conduct meetings and interviews, and give presentations

Columbia School of English, Portland, OR July 2012 to March 2013
ESL Teacher & Tutor
• Taught ESL 101, ESL 113, ESL122, ESL 154, undergraduate courses averaging 8 students per semester, covering the following topics: basic survival skills, business, reading, writing, grammar, and communication skills,
• Provided quality lessons to one-on-one students and groups of up to 8 people.
• Classroom management
• Planned lessons and taught reading and writing to Advanced students
• Curriculum Design

Wall Street English, Beijing, China Dec 2010 to July 2011
ESL Instructor
• Provided quality lessons to one-on-one students and groups of up to 14 people
• Trained teachers on how to teach adults
• Planned events and parties for up to 80 students
• Taught students to use Business English
• Took multiple trainings in Business ESL

Spokane International Translation, Spokane, WA Oct 2003 to March 2004
Spanish Teacher
• Provided quality lessons to groups of up to 10 Elementary students
• Lesson planning
• Classroom management

Sakuradai Elementary School, Tokyo, Japan Oct 2002 to March 2003
ESL Teacher
• Provided quality lessons to groups of up to 90 students
• Cultural Lessons
• Taught students how to write the alphabet


Research Experience

For my thesis, I did a study on Middle Eastern-accents and the effect on employability and comprehensibility by sending out 2 voice samples of Middle Eastern-accents of varying degrees to over 450 current HR employees and asked them to rate the accents on a 7-point likert scale. The data was calculated using a t-test.

Thesis, Concordia University, Portland, OR, Nov., 2015
Advisor: Linda Rountree



Presentations

Paper Presentation, “The possible effects of the Middle Eastern accents on employability,” ORTESOL Conference, Nov. 18th, 2016

Paper Presentation, “Swearing: The good, the bad, and the ugly”, ORTESOL Conference, Nov.19th, 2016


Professional Training

TESL,iCal, September 2004
Description: A six-week online course for the TESL certificate

TESL,Wall Street English, Dec 2010
A one-week course for the TEFL certificate at Wall Street English’s corporate office in Beijing, China

Seminar on Corpus Linguistics, Concordia University, June 2016
It was an overview of corpus linguistics and the use of corpora in language learning/teaching.

Leadership Development Certificate Program, TESOL International Association July 2016
A 1-month course on professional development and leadership training for current or future leaders within TESOL International Association.


Professional Affiliations

TESL International Association, 2014 - Present
Attended the 2014 TESOL Conference in Portland, OR

OR TESOL, 2016 - Present

International Students Association, 2001-2004
Organized a fundraising event of 12 performances for more than 200 people for programs for international students at Gonzaga University.


Professional Services

Peer-Reviewed Articles for:
• TESOL Journal


Community Service

Campfire Boys & Girls Organization
Member, volunteered for various causes, Sept 1988 – May 1995

Guadalajara Portland Sister City Association
Volunteer, face painted to raise donations for a nunnery in Mexico during the Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 2012

Meals On Wheels
Volunteer, serving food to low income elderly, Aug 2013, Sept 2014, March 2015

SOLVE Organization
Volunteer, cleaning up parks, Aug 2013, Sept 2014, March 2015


Oregon Food Bank
Volunteer, packed food, March 2015

St. Augustine’s
Volunteer, served food to the homeless, Aug 2013, Sept 2014, March 2015

CHAP House
Volunteer, made and donated artwork to raise money for childhood cancer patients, Aug 2013, Oct 2014, Sept 2014, March 2015

Languages

English: Native Language

Spanish: Native Language

Japanese: Office Proficient

Mandarin Chinese: Lower Intermediate

Hindi: Beginner

Arabic: Beginner

Computer Skills

Applications: Smartboards, Internet, Windows Suite, Doc Cams,

Other

U.S. Citizen


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