Experience

  • English Teacher

    at Willard Middle School

    January 2014 - May 2014

    Madrid

    As an English teacher in a local middle school in Berkeley, California (U.S.), I did the following: • Executed the theory and practice of teaching English (sentence construction, grammar, etc.) to a group of 8th grade students in Willard Middle School (Berkeley, CA) who had failed their English classes. • Learned how to address class issues such as behavior management, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, and low academic performance through a weekly seminar from the program’s leading facilitators.

  • Editor/Writer

    at Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal / University of California, Berkeley

    August 2012 - December 2012

    Madrid

    • Edited 10+ research papers from college students from (mostly) foreign institutions. • Analyzed the validity of the research claims while looking into possible ways to advance the arguments of the manuscripts.

  • College Mentor

    at College Re-Admittance Success Program / Pasadena City College

    March 2012 - June 2012

    Madrid

    As a college mentor for a returning single parent student, I commanded the following: • Held weekly one-on-one academic counseling with one specific student on academic probation to discuss ways to improve learning, studying, and test taking. • Constructed and corrected writing-based homework assignments to improve form and style of writing. • Organized various study schedules that balance mentee’s academic demands with social realities of being a single parent, and realize the goal of transferring from a 2-year institution to a 4-year one.

  • English Tutor

    at Learning Assistance Center/ Pasadena City College

    September 2011 - June 2012

    Madrid

    In Pasadena City College, I was an English tutor in charge of assisting students of all ages, levels, and nationalities with following duties: • Taught syntax and grammar to ESL students (about 20 per week) through interdisciplinary learning, such as incorporating music, popular cultural references, and technology into tutoring lessons. • Developed a guided writing approach to be utilized during tutoring sessions to gradually strengthen students’ heuristic abilities to self-improve constructing and correcting written papers. • Implemented interactive oral discussions to boost tutee’s critical thinking and solidify modes of argumentation for argument-based writing assignments.

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Languages

  • English Native

  • Korean Native

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