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Hello, I am a graduate of The George Washington University and I have obtained a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Political Science with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. I have a working proficiency in the Spanish and Turkish languages. I will be able to provide general translation services. I am an individual who is dependable, motivated and personable. I am proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and am well versed in internet and database research. I am an English as a Second Language Teacher with experience in blogging, freelance writing, and editing. I was the Editor-in-Chief of an International Affairs journal and also worked for my college newspaper.
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Experience

English Teaching Fellow

Jul 2016

Medellin, Colombia

ACT / SAT English Tutor

Apr 2016 - Jun 2016 (2 months)

-Assist and tutor high school students in improving their ACT / SAT scores on the English, Reading, and Writing sections. -Explain grammatical concepts along with reading passages which appear on both standardized tests. -Edit and proofread written essays by my students in the hopes of improving their writing abilities for these college entrance exams.

English Language Instructor (Online)

Aug 2015 - Mar 2016 (7 months)

-Taught dozens of classes so far to students from around the world on different ESL topics such as grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, and other language skills. -Prepared lesson plans, presentations and class activities on a daily basis in order to help my ESL students improve their fluency and their knowledge of the English language. -Used Google+ Hangouts as my main platform and classroom tool for videos, presentations, and other online activities.

English Language Teacher (Grades 9 - 12)

Aug 2014 - Jul 2015 (11 months)

• Taught multiple classes of Turkish high school students from 9th Grade and Prep year along with covering other teachers’ lessons, observing their classes and lesson activities • Prepared lesson plans and classroom activities on a weekly basis with other faculty members in order to prepare the ESL students for their examinations, quizzes, and other assignments

English Language Instructor

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014 (2 months)

-Taught foreign learners of the English language how to improve their skills at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. -Prepared individual lesson plans, activities to bolster my students' speaking, writing, reading, and listening proficiencies.

Education

International Affairs, Political Science

2009 - 2013 (4 years)

Study Abroad Semester - International Relations and Political Science

2012 - 2012 (1 month)

Certifications

TEFL / TESOL Certificate (2014)

International TEFL Academy

-Officially certified as a TEFL Instructor by the International TEFL Academy •Received certification after completing 150 hours of online instruction with an experienced TESOL instructor and more than 20 hours of practical observation and tutoring at the Global ESL Academy in Queens, New York •Achieved a 98% final grade for the main TEFL certification course and a 94% on an additional 30-hour course on how to teach to young learners and students of business English.

Expert In English Certification (2016)

Duolingo

EXPERT IN ENGLISH - Can understand virtually anything heard or read, even intellectually demanding material such as an academic lecture or a book on philosophy. Can use the language fluently and spontaneously in a way that can even be more advanced than an average native speaker.

Publications

The Globe: International Affairs Journal

From September 2012 - May 2013: • Editor-in-Chief of the official undergraduate publication of The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the International Affairs Society • Oversaw the publishing of the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 issues of The Globe and incorporated multiple academic paper contributions from across the GW community • Led an editorial staff of nine students who had diverse skill sets in design, layout, and editing

Certifications

  • US English Level 1
    93%
  • UK English 1
    90%
  • US English Level 2
    88%
  • Academic Writing
    83%
  • UK English 2
    80%
  • Numeracy 1
    79%
  • Spanish 1
    75%

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