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Hello, my name is Leanne Springer. I have the patience and understanding for teaching English to International students through my various work experiences highlighted in my resume.
I have what it takes to be an excellent ESL Teacher. At my last job, I was teaching ESL to foreign students, ages 15-18, for the Summer 2013 FLS Summer program at Marymount College. I was responsible for making daily lesson plans and teaching from the course book and workbook. In addition, I would add supplemental material for classes in order to enhance the learning experience. Daily attendance, participation and fluency points were recorded on the computer as well as unit tests that were taken on a weekly basis and graded by myself.
During my time as a native English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, I taught kindergarteners – second graders. I taught them the fundamentals of the English language in addition to sending out weekly lesson plans to parents and monthly progress reports. For my last several months in South Korea, I tutored a Korean elementary student on the side of my regular, full-time job as an English teacher.
During my University years at Biola, I had experience in the ESL classes. My job title was a Discussion TA. I helped native Koreans with their English language skills and eye contact. In addition, I also volunteered my time as an English conversation partner for three years at my home University, Biola, and one year at my study abroad University, Jagiellonian, located in Kraków, Poland. Having a B.A. in Intercultural Studies compliments my various interests and helped me relate with the English learner students.
I have the heart and passion for International students, their language and culture and would be more than thrilled if you consider me in an English teaching position.
ESL Summer Teacher
July 2013 - August 2013
Taught foreigners, ages 15-18, Advanced Beginner English course, 5 days a week. Taught from designated English course book and workbook. Made daily lesson plans and incorporated supplemental material. Gave and graded weekly unit tests. Kept daily attendance, participation and fluency scores, along with 2 hours a week for office hours. Wrote and distributed progress reports to students at end of term and handed out certifications at graduation.
January 2013 - March 2013
Was a private English language tutor to a 2nd grade student, twice a week for one hour each meeting after regular work schedule on the weekdays. Helped student with English pronunciation, intonation, reading comprehension, grammar, writing skills, and vocabulary. Taught material from American elementary textbook and other sources.
Isponge Language School
April 2012 - March 2013
Taught preschool-kindergarten in the morning to early afternoon and first-second graders in the afternoon to early evening. Taught 8-9, 30-40 minute classes everyday from 9am-6pm. Responsible for making a lesson plan and preparing book and extra materials for each class. Responsible for proofreading small English essays or assignments outside of normal tasks for various students. Wrote progress reports at the end of each month for students, including a weekly plan that went out to parents.
September 2010 - May 2011
(September 2007- May 2011)
Discussion T.A. (Paid position) and English Conversation partner (Volunteer)
Was a discussion TA for the ESL classes students from South Korea attended. Helped them with English pronunciation, eye contact and speech. In addition, did conversational English with South Korean students at the university outside of the Discussion T.A. work, helping them with their English pronunciation and writing. Also practiced conversational English with Poles when in Poland for study abroad for the academic year (2009-2010).
Qualifications & Certifications
American TESOL Institute
Biblical and Theological Studies
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