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As an Adjunct Professor in English/Speech/Communications, I work directly with college students on English skills, interviewing and career preparation. Previously, I worked with an academic non-profit organization in which I designed and taught SAT/college prep/essay writing to students in science/bio-medical internships.
Currently, I also work as an independent educational consultant, in which I coach students in workforce training, resume writing, interviewing skills, and career development.
ESL Teacher since 1993 and affiliated with Inlingua International Language Institute, Charlotte, NC, and New York, NY: I provide multi-level intensive instruction to non-native speakers, specializing in business English and cultural cross-training. From 1998-2000, I taught English to political refugees in the New York City Refugee Employment Project division of International Rescue Committee.
Translator/Interpreter, French Consultant Freelance
Monroe College, Wyzant.com, Dialogos International, Wake County Magnet School Program
•Develop and implement creative teaching techniques tailored to educating multi-national/multi-ethnic students in urban context. Teach French & Music Appreciation courses, with focus on cultural enrichment targeted to urban and international youth.
•Collaborated and developed innovative immersion-based system-wide foreign language curriculum.
•Taught French levels K-12. Conceived, staged, directed and produced student performances (music, theater) to showcase progress in target language.
•Have translated numerous documents and served as consecutive interpreter in wide variety of assignments, including medical treatment/surgery scenarios at Duke University Hospital and inaugural Paris-Raleigh flight route escorting French guests for American Airlines.
Music is my lifelong pursuit. I am a professional musician/ pianist/ musical director with extensive teaching, administrative & production experience (including auditions, recitals, concerts, studio recording, touring/on-site theatrical performances, & event management) I am prepared to provide either a general (history, theory) or targeted (piano technique) approach to the subject, depending on the student's needs.
As a professional musician and educator, I teach music history as an integral part of piano instruction. Beyond the individual scenario, I teach Music Appreciation at Monroe College. In studying with me, you will delve into the major periods of western music, major composers of western music and their works, as well as basic music theory. I also present the composers and their works in their historical and geographic frameworks and relate developments in music to developments in other art forms such as literature and painting.
Individual piano lessons feature the following components: studying and applying classically-based piano technique - including interpretation, notation, understanding melody rhythm, harmony, and theory - developing an appreciation and enjoyment of music, and an introduction to music history. For a number of years I maintained a private piano student with an average population of 40 students or so at any given time. Students performed in workshops, recitals, and competitions, and were successful in these arenas, but more importantly, developed a love for the instrument and making music.
We live in a global community where international communication is crucial. A variety of speech communication topics will be studied with an emphasis on intercultural communication, conflict management, and small group dynamics. A major component of study is argumentation and debate. You will learn the building blocks of effective speeches, and research and prepare several oral presentations using audio and/or visual material.
The objectives of this study involve analysis of the ways in which individuals of different cultures communicate verbally and nonverbally. The student constructs and presents convincing arguments using sound reasoning and appropriate support through presentation. Another objective is improving listening habits, and learning to recognize fallacies in logical argumentation of oral presentations and debates.
I am an Adjunct Lecturer teaching Speech/Communication at Monroe College.
I am an educator, artist and professional writer. My publications include the following:
•Original plays (1994-2000)
•Harlem Children Society (non-profit organization) Annual Reports 2006-2010 – Wrote and edited all documents for each report (75 pp avg length) consisting of all academic nonprofit organization commentary, events, annual lecture series involving broad range of topics: bio/medicine, (biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, genetics, disease, immunology, treatment & therapy), emerging field of bioinformatics, botany, chemistry, computer technology, engineering/robotics, environmental studies, green architecture/technologies, mathematics, nanotechnology, nutrition & healthy living, physics, science research/library science/science reporting, science scholarship programs, social/behavioral sciences, space exploration and zoology.
•Harlem Children Society advertising copy, fund solicitation text, grant proposal text, training manual text/layout, and press kit text