Tailored strategies and methodology that will promote and foster a fun and engaging learning experience. Conversational, audiovisual and literary / literacy oriented. Practical use of language skills for a smooth and more realistic bilingual interaction. For example a class can be: 45% Oral expression, conversational through subjects of interest. 35% Comprehension readings and analyzing texts or videos to asses levels of understanding 20% grammar structure, by reviewing the proper grammar use and, pending on level or interest, focus on writing components.
I am an Elementary Teacher/ Translator/ Interpreter and avid reader from Mexico City, with more than 30 years of experience in the field. I enjoy working closely with and for people of diverse backgrounds; I like to teach in environments that reward my professional and personal life with practical use of language skills for a smooth and more realistic bilingual interaction. I feel that my academic and background and more than 30 years of experience is a good match for any new challenge.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: - Over 30 years of Spanish/English/Spanish Translations and Interpretations , 17 years of Advocacy & Community Outreach for several Non Profit Organizations, Community Based Organizations, SFHD Immunization Coalition, parents for Public Schools, Coleman Advocates and SF Unified School District, by utilizing my bilingual and bicultural skills.
- Over 20 years of bilingual Spanish teaching experience in multiple learning levels in the private and public Mexican sectors.
- Experience in after school tutoring for adults and children with learning disabilities or special needs. - Strong record in sales and promoting services for employers and self-owned business. - Proven ability with Public Relations; worked with people providing personable and professional customer service. Welcome the challenge of resolving conflicts and problems under difficult conditions.
EMPLOYMENT AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
2007-current SFUSD Translation and Interpretation Unit (TIU)/Family & Community Coordinator
2007-SFUSD Redding Elementary Student Adviser: Attendance & Truancy Department Adviser, Student
2007-SFUSD McKinley ES interim parent Liaison (March to June)
2005-2007-SFUSD Buena Vista Elementary Student Adviser: Attendance & Truancy Department Adviser, Student Council, and Student Success Team Coordinator.
2003-2005 – PPSF Parents for Public Schools in SF; as Latino Community Outreach Coordinator.
2002-2003- SFUSD Spanish/English Tutoring Program Coordinator; TITLE VII & I Grant at Buena Vista Elementary School in San Francisco.
1996-1999 Spanish/English Teaching and Tutoring at “VALLE INFANTIL” Elementary school Spanish/English Teaching and tutoring at “BRITISH AMERICAN SCHOOL” Pre-K and Elementary. 1989-1991 Assistant to CEO- Public Relations, Special Events, Licensing and Merchandising Director “B&C MARKETING GROUP “Mexico: Organized & Coordinated Special Events. Hired personnel and looked after VIP, Sponsors and special guests needs. Followed up with Sponsors on compliance with agreements regarding services during events, hiring temp staff and negotiated licensing rights.
1987-1989 Assistant to CEO “ CASA DE BOLSA CREMI” Mexico (Stock Broker Company)
1985-1987 Special Projects and International Marketing -account executive “DUNN & BRADSTREET” Mexico • Managed VIP and Special accounts by renewing yearly agreements and increasing its value. Searched for new accounts and promoted new services. Created special packages for particular needs or projects, related with credit history or marketing sales and search.
1980-1985 Spanish/English Teaching and Tutoring at “COLEGIO AVANTE” Elementary (80-81) “ INSTITUTO FEMENINO MEXICANO” Elementary (81-83) “ KINDERGARTEN GUADALUPE PLIEGO” (83-85)
Elementary Teaching Credential, Instituto Femenino Mexicano (Sacred Heart), Mexico City, 1980 (Sacred Heart)-Communications Major, Spanish, Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico City, 1982-1983 Dun & Bradstreet, Marketing and Sales Seminars, Mexico City, 1986
CBEST for California Teaching Certification Upgrade – in process
CCSF-Health Care Interpreters Certification Program – Graduated in May 2004- Certified
CCSF-Administration of Justice and English- June 2005
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