Boston International Academy Brighton, MA December 2017-present Academic Manager Edit seven levels of ACCET-approved ESL curricula, adding more communicative activities and concrete objectives. Develop a new Business English curriculum that encourages humane and ethical business practices. Manage 15-20 teachers each session, supporting them with observations and feedback, reviewing weekly agendas, leading meetings, and organizing subbing. Oversee the hiring of new teachers. Interpret for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking prospective students.
Boston International Academy Brighton, MA August 2017 - February 2018 ESL Teacher Taught academic and practical English to adults of every level. Incorporated all language domains into each lesson, using literature, photos, and videos to inspire discussions and writing assignments. Continuously improved lessons based on students’ assessment-results and observations of needs. (In August through December, only taught. In December through February, taught ESL part-time and managed part-time. In February, began managing full-time.)
Kaplan International Cambridge, MA October 2017 - December 2017 ESL Teacher Taught academic and practical English to adults of a variety of levels, using literature, games, and videos to inspire partnered and whole-class discussions and writing assignments. Continuously improved lessons based on observations of students' interests and needs. Position included day-to-day subbing and well as a teaching a three-week speaking/pronunciation course--designed the entire curriculum for this course.
English First Cambridge, MA August 2017 - October 2017 Business English Teacher Taught Business English to international students in a one-on-one setting, creating lesson materials and tailoring each session around students’ needs and goals.
Stafford House Summer Holidays Braintree, MA July 2017 ESL Teacher and Activity Leader Taught adolescent international students with a Cambridge English level of B1-B2. Designed lessons meant to motivate students to learn English and become confident members of a global society through reading, writing, conversation, skits, art, debates, and games. As an Activity Leader, helped organize and energize large groups of students in games, sports, and excursions.
Writing Tutor Northampton, MA and Amherst, MA December 2016 - July 2017 Helped four high school students individually with college cover letters, research papers, analytical essays, and Spanish assignments. Used scaffolding, exemplars, and templates to aid instruction.
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School South Hadley, MA September 2014 - June 2017 Academic Support Apprentice Teacher Taught middle and high school students on Individualized Education Programs in small group settings. Helped them improve reading skills, essay-writing, creative writing, Spanish, math, and science. Supported students in general education, mainly humanities and language classes.
Summer of Power Holyoke, MA July 2014 - August 2014, July 2016 - August 2016 Helped high school English Language Learners improve their literacy and conversational skills. Supported them in reading and writing poetry, stories, and articles. Helped facilitate conversations and debates.
“Write Away” Poetry Workshop Florence, MA February 2016 - June 2016 Facilitator Led a poetry workshop for young adults. Provided prompts and facilitated critiques. Began as a weeklong program, and due to participants’ requests for more, continued to meet for two hours every other week.
Auxiliar de Conversación Miajadas, Spain and Cáceres, Spain October 2013 - June 2014 English Teacher Taught English writing and speaking skills at two elementary schools, Colegio Público Ntra. Sra. de Guadalupe and CEIP Casta Caecilia through skits, games, art, stories, and poetry. Through the two schools, established connections with nine families to whom I gave private English lessons.
Station Hill of Barrytown Barrytown, NY September 2012 - December 2012 Publishing Intern Edited manuscripts, updated social media, and conducted and edited an interview with poet Robert Kelly.
Daily Hampshire Gazette Northampton, MA June 2011 - August 2011 Arts Intern Wrote several articles weekly for the Gazette and for the Amherst Bulletin, its sister newspaper, from interviews conducted with local artists, writers, dancers, and actors. Edited the Gazette’s section on upcoming events in the arts.
VOLUNTEER WORK International Language Institute Northampton, MA March 2015 - September 2015 Taught English writing and conversation skills to refugees and immigrants.
Young Rhinebeck English Rhinebeck, NY January 2013 - May 2013 Helped first grade English Language Learners with their English reading, writing, and speaking skills.
Colegio Caja Granada Granada, Spain January 2012 - May 2012 Taught English writing and conversation skills to small-group pull-outs at an elementary school.
EDUCATION Fitchburg State University Northampton, MA and online September 2016 - Present Massachusetts D.E.S.E. hybrid online/face-to-face licensure courses for ESL through the Collaborative for Educational Services.
Oxford Seminars Amherst, MA January 2016 - March 2016 100-hour TESOL/TESL/TEFL teacher training certification course.
Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY August 2009 - May 2013 Bachelor’s of Arts in Written Arts with a concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies. Senior thesis: A Rumor has Spread that I am Alive, a collection of Spanish and English poetry inspired by the work of Federico García Lorca.
Universidad de Granada Granada, Spain Spring Semester 2012 Completed four classes for credit conducted in Spanish.
HONORS/EXPERIENCES Poems published in Zetetic Record (January 2017 and March 2018), Scarlet Leaf Review (January 2017), TreeHouse Arts (January 2017), and Slink Chunk Press (April 2016).
Featured in Lunas de Nueva York, a Spanish documentary released in 2015 about the poet Federico García Lorca.
Studied under Terrance Hayes at the Southampton Writers' Conference, 2014.
Recipient of Academy of American Poets Prize for Bard College, 2013.
LANGUAGES English (native), Spanish (fluent/full working proficiency)