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French, Swahili, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda Interpreter
I am fluent and competent to interpret all these languages listed above into English and vice versa.
Kirundi is my first language, Kinyarwanda: sister language of Kirundi, Swahili: East Africa's Lingua Franca,
French: Second/Official language in Burundi, language of education and administration in my country.
English: I have a bachelor's degree in Education (specialization: ESL)
I have four years of experience in interpreting and translating, and 2 years of Medical interpreting.
From July 2012
*Serve as an interpreter/translator as-needed in various settings including
hospitals, counseling offices, courts, telephonic interpreting, etc.
Interpreter, Parent Community Specialist, Ed Tech III, Special Ed
Portland Public Schools
June 2012 - August 2013
Multilingual &Multicultural Center Tutor/Teacher's Aide, Portland Adult Education, Teacher, Ubuntu
Ministries, Portland, ME, 06/2012-08/2013
*Served as an interpreter as-needed during Parent-Teacher Conferences
*Translated Documents, interpret during enrollment of new students, and ensure communication between public schools of the district of Portland and ELL parents
*Taught K-5 Special Education students at Ocean Avenue Elementary School
*Provide assistance to individuals in math and English during class and private tutoring sessions
*Teach and Tutor beginner's level English for both children and adults
July 2012 - April 2013
Performed multiple tasks including shipping/receiving and production line work
Tutor/Translator, Global Primary School
Bujumbura International Montessori School
interpreter for international
Self-Employed, Bujumbura, Burundi
From September 2007
NGOs, Immigration offices, and individuals
*Prepared and taught lessons; ensuring full compliance with school requirements and deadlines
*Taught 'Professional English' skills to Medical and Professional Personnel
*Performed oral and written translations whenever needed
*Wrote weekly, monthly, term and yearly reports and communicated with parents regarding children's
progress *Translated documents and school materials
Nile Spring Technologies
November 2004 - July 2007
*Assured the safety and security of a UN residence on the overnight shift
*Locked/unlocked the entrance for guests, checked ID's, and performed searches as necessary
*Worked 14 hours per day 7 days per week
*Reported a detailed summary of the overnight for the next shift
*Served as an intermediate between the company and UN residents
Qualifications & Certifications
International School of Ministry
University of Burundi
College Research Paper Writing
University of Southern Maine
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