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College of Mount Saint Vincent
Teachers College/ Columbia University (Graduate Coursework)
As a current Librarian Assistant and a former instructor of English-As-A-Second-Language in Mexico City, I have attended classes on the graduate level at the Teachers College of Columbia University. As I am well read and have eclectic intellectual and academic interests, my main goal in any instructional situation is to get the pupil interested in the subject being presented. This is achieved via beginning at even the most basic level, if needed, in order to create self-assurance on the pupil's behalf. Without this confidence and self-assurance, the tutorial process will be meaningless. Empathy on the tutor's account is a must. The pupil is in a distressing and uncomfortable predicament and it is the tutor's obligation to change this factor via slowly progressing to the required level of language acquisition via the utilization of conversation, newspaper and internet articles, textbooks, quizzes, exams, student input, assessment and evaluation. Meeting the basic goal of grasping the subject at hand should be achieved when and if these guidelines are followed diligently.
As a current Librarian Assistant and a former instructor of English-As-A-Second-Language in Mexico City, I have attended classes on the graduate level at the Teachers College of Columbia University. As I am well read and have
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Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, New York; TESOL classes taken on a non-matriculated basis, 1986.
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx, New York; B.A., 1984.
Assistant Librarian, Union Public Library; assist patrons with informational needs, requests, and retrievals; maintain shelving; circulation of borrowed materials; supervise after school program in library’s Children’s Room; 11/05-pres.
English Instructor, Instituto Angloamericano, Mexico City, Mexico; taught ESL to students at all levels; TOEFL prep.; 10/87-06/05.
Tutor/Child-Care Worker, Mexico City, Mexico; tutored several children in English-As-A-Second Language, utilizing textbooks and progressive and diverse methodologies; 10/87-6/05.
Travel Information Counselor, United Nations, New York, New York; provided travel information to members of the diplomatic community; worked housing desk; 8/85-8/86.
Hobbies include reading, writing, walking, traveling; bilingual Spanish speaking.
Available upon request.
I am a published and featured writer of short stories and poetry and have worked in a library as an Assistant Librarian for more than nine years. In addition, I am an avid reader of all types of materials, including fiction, non-fiction, and daily newspaper reading, as well.