December 23, 2015

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Brigham Young University – 2013 to Present

  • GSS Linguistics and TESOL club vice president (2013 to 2014), president (2014 to 2015)
  • MA Project: Online ESL Teacher Training Curriculum Evaluation
Brigham Young University – 2008 to 2010

  • Minor – English
Centralia Community College – 2005 to 2008

  • Phi Theta Kappa

Professional Development

  • Intermountain TESOL (ITESOL) 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2013 – Provo, UT
  • TESOL International Convention 2014 – Portland, Oregon
  • TESOL International Convention 2015 – Toronto, Canada
  • Intermountain TESOL (ITESOL) Conference 2015 – West Yellowstone, MT
  • TESOL 2015 Master’s Student Forum Poster Session with Rebecca Aaron and Michelle Morgan Hernandez: Online Basic ESL Teacher Training
  • ITESOL 2015 Poster Session with Sarah Lutz: Developing Course Learning Outcomes through Collaboration
  • TESOL International Association

Teaching Experience

Brigham Young University – May 2014 to Present

The levels at the English Language Center are accompanied by approximate ACTFL proficiency levels for that specific language skill. While some syllabi, lesson plans, materials, and objectives are available as part of this portfolio, additional examples for these courses are available on request.

Courses Taught:

Academic B Reading (Advanced Low — Advanced Mid) — Summer Term 2014

  • Taught reading skills to improve fluency (speed and comprehension), taught TOEFL strategies, and used reading passages relevant to students’ university goals. Used the Academic Vocabulary List (AVL) to help improve comprehension of academic English texts.

Foundations A Reading (Novice — Intermediate Low) — Fall Term 2014

  • Taught reading skills to improve fluency (speed and comprehension), used Reading Horizons materials to teach phonetic skills of English, and introduced vocabulary learning strategies for basic English.

Academic A Reading (Intermediate High — Advanced Low) — Winter Term 2015

  • Taught reading skills to improve fluency (speed and comprehension), taught TOEFL strategies, taught students how to use the COCA corpus to better understand nuances of a word, and used the Academic Vocabulary List (AVL) to help improve comprehension of academic English texts.

Foundations A Reading (Novice High — Intermediate Low) — Summer Term 2015

  • Taught reading skills to improve fluency (speed and comprehension), used Reading Horizons materials to teach phonetic skills of English, and taught vocabulary learning strategies for basic English.

Foundations C Reading (Intermediate Mid — Intermediate High) — Summer Term 2015

  • Taught reading skills to improve fluency (speed and comprehension), used Reading Horizons materials to teach phonetic skills of English, and taught high frequency general vocabulary learning strategies.

Foundations C Reading (Intermediate Mid — Intermediate High) — Fall Term 2015

  • Taught reading skills to improve fluency (speed and comprehension), used Reading Horizons materials to teach phonetic skills of English, and created vocabulary learning packets to accompany class intensive reading.

Academic A Reading (Intermediate High — Advanced Low) — Fall Term 2015

  • Taught reading skills to improve fluency (speed and comprehension), TOEFL reading strategies, and used the Academic Vocabulary List (AVL) to help improve comprehension of academic English texts

Foundations B Writing (Intermediate Low — Intermediate High) — Winter Term 2016

  • Will teach students how to write paragraphs by connecting sentences with similar meaning. Will teach subject verb object statement structure and yes/no and wh- question structure.
Brigham Young University – January 2014 to Present

  • Assist matriculated ESL students from all majors in improving their writing skills and help the students to better understand the expectations for organization and register for the assignment. Focus on recurring grammatical errors and teach the rules while allowing the student the opportunity for self-correction. Papers range from scholarship applications to psychology research papers to an analysis of classical music scores.
Brigham Young University – Winter Term 2015

  • Mentored first year graduate students during their practicum, team-taught classes with faculty members, organized guest presentations from the ELC Executive Council, helped manage community English class, and provided feedback on observations of first year teachers.

 

English Language Center and Community OutReach English – Winter Term 2014

  • Taught an intermediate mid level reading course (Academic Prep) at the ELC and taught an intermediate low community English class (CORE).
Evergreen School District: Covington Middle School – 2012 to 2013

  • Provided classroom support for 6-8 grade students in the ELL program (approximately 90 students) in humanities and science courses. Evaluated students’ spoken English proficiency according to the Washington State standard. Administered the Washington State English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA).
AVL Packets – Summer Term 2014

  • Helped to develop the vocabulary learning packets for both the Academic A and Academic B levels at the ELC. Used words from the Academic Vocabulary List (Gardner and Davies, 2013) to create a packet with definitions of the words, synonyms, and high frequency collocates by using the COCA corpus and learnerdictionary.com.

Course Outcomes and Objectives – Summer Term 2015

  • Worked with a curriculum development team to collaboratively create specific learning objectives and general instructional outcomes.

Mentor Teacher — Summer Term 2015

  • Mentored a new teacher at the ELC by meeting weekly to set goals and discuss teaching principles. Observed the new teacher and provided feedback and was observed by the new teacher as well.

Listening Learning Experiences – Fall Term 2015

  • Made a list of listening learning experiences that correspond with each course objective related to listening.

Student Activities Committee – Fall Term 2015

  • Planned and put on a variety of extracurricular activities for the students over the course of the semester.

Other Work Experience

Brigham Young University – Fall Term 2013

  • Helped plan and facilitate the conference, worked with organizing volunteers, proofread conference program, and moderated conference sessions.
Brigham Young University Conferences & Workshops – February 2009 to August 2010

  • Worked as an event planner for programs ranging from 40 to 14,000 participants, including: BYU Women’s Conference, Global Family Health Conference, BYU Theatre Workshop, and BYU Summer Scholars.
Centralia Community College International Programs – June 2007 to December 2007

  • Facilitated the college experience of 50 international students, assisted with contacting student agencies, processing applications, transfers and graduation. Organized and promoted the International Club, including community events such as International Night.

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