I’m an easy-going Canadian with TESL certification who has spent over 10 years teaching University students in China. I’m a reliable, motivated and highly adaptive individual who’s constantly looking for challenges to meet and obstacles to overcome. I wish to make full use of the various abilities I developed in working environments in Canada and abroad, while representing and upholding the interests and integrity of my employers. I am confident, capable and dedicated, an expert communicator with an adventurous spirit!
Writing, Speaking, Business Teacher, Qingdao University; Qingdao, Shandong, China — 2012-Present Teaching Business Communication, Principles of Management, English Writing, and Oral English (speaking and listening) to university freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. I develop the skill range of my students in the areas noted, as well as implement university-established curriculum requirements, form and teach my own unique and interesting lesson plans and impart knowledge of Canadian culture and customs.
Director of Foreign Teachers, Qingdao University; Qingdao, Shandong, China — 2014-2016
In addition to regular teaching duties I was responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and termination/disciplining of foreign faculty. Also under my purview; scheduling and evaluating of foreign staff, regular staff meetings, liaison with university administration, oversight of foreign staff, their living quarters and related issues, and participation in student activities.
Writing, Speaking, Business Teacher, Qingdao University; Qingdao, Shandong, China — 2006-2009 Taught Business Communication, English Writing, and Oral English (speaking and listening) to university freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. I developed the skill range of my students in the three areas noted, as well as implemented university-established curriculum requirements, formed and taught my own unique and interesting lesson plans and imparted knowledge of Canadian culture and customs.
English Teacher, Sichuan Agricultural University; Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China — 2003-2005
Taught English speaking and listening to university freshmen. I expanded the vocabulary of my students, implemented university-established curriculum requirements, formed and taught my own unique and interesting lesson plans and imparted knowledge of Canadian culture and customs.
Machine Operator, Dana Canada; Barrie, Ontario — 1997-2003
I was responsible for the programming, general maintenance and operation of industrial robotic welders; strictly upheld product quality as dictated by quality control officers; possessed intimate knowledge of robot welding cell to aid maintenance department during breakdowns; responsible for training new operators.
Machine Operator, Heyes Manufacturing; Barrie, Ontario — 1995-1996
Experience in the efficient operation of turret lathes, multiple-spindled screw machines, drill presses, upright mills and CNC machines.
Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta - BA in English Literature (with Distinction) - 2012
Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario - TESL Program, 2002
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario - Year Two Literature Major, 1996-1997
York University, Toronto, Ontario - Year One Literature Major, 1995-1996
As a teacher I am required to be prepared, organized, and detailed yet possess the flexibility and quick-thinking necessary in unpredictable classroom situations. Expertise in communicating is vital to easily and efficiently explain difficult ideas and concepts to an audience. I am under daily pressure to display uniqueness and ingenuity in order to elicit and maintain students’ interest while developing their abilities. I am always confident and in control but easy-going enough to make 40+ students per class feel relaxed and comfortable in my learning environment.
Being a machine operator allowed me to develop the mindset needed to work within a corporate industrial power structure; work to a deadline, take orders, accept criticism, delegate tasks, maximize production, and adhere to the highest of international quality standards.