Profile 

 

ELT professional skilled in educational management, curriculum and instructional materials development, instructional design, teacher training, educational technology and eLearning

Education

M.A. in English Literature                       Concordia University                                     Montreal                     1999
CELTA                                                            Concordia University                                     Montreal                     1996
B.A. in English Literature                         York University                                               Toronto                        1992

Skills

 Educational Management           Curriculum Development           Instructional Design          TESL
Writing        Editing       • Public Speaking      • Teacher Training                   
Articulate Storyline          • Photoshop           • InDesign            Camtasia          PowerPoint          Audacity           

Work Experience

Manager, Instructional Products and Programs Unit: Paragon Testing Enterprises - Nov. 2017 - Now
  • Oversee hiring and supervision of contractors and in-house staff
  • Maintain annual budget
  • Monitor feedback from stakeholders
  • Deliver presentations at conferences
  • Oversee selection and development of new projects
  • Oversaw development of CAEL CE: An Overview
  • Oversaw development of the CAEL Preparation Program 
  • Oversaw development of CAEL Skills Workbook 
Instructional Products Developer: Paragon Testing Enterprises - Vancouver Nov. 2013-Oct. 2017
  • Developed and delivered online courses and workshops for CELPIP and CAEL test takers
  • Led development of self-directed mobile eLearning programs: CELPIP Accelerate LS and  CELPIP Accelerate LS Here’s a sample: An Introduction to the Writing Process
  • Led development of a 72-hour instructor-led classroom program (CELPIP Prep Program) used by over 40 schools in Canada and internationally
  • Developed and delivered online instructor training for the CELPIP Prep Program
  • Worked closely with IT department to update and maintain online products
  • Wrote product descriptions and marketing copy
  • Worked closely with psychometricians and other subject matter experts to ensure integrity of instructional products
Scores Coordinator: Paragon Testing Enterprises - Vancouver May 2013 - Oct. 2013
  • Hiring, training, evaluation, and general management of 70+ CELPIP raters
  • Administration of the test results of approximately 1500 test takers per month
  • Work closely with IT and customer services to identify and resolve problems related to test results
  • Maintain compliance with regulations set out by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Maintain accurate records in a database
  • Assist in test item development
Academic Director: Brighton College - Vancouver - Jan. 2012- Apr. 2013
  • Hiring, training, evaluation and dismissal of administrative and teaching staff
  • Scheduling classes
  • Developing curriculum
  • Overseeing student placement
  • Advising students
  • Developing promotional material
  • Establishing and maintaining articulation agreements with partner institutions
  • Managed successful application for the school’s membership with Languages Canada
ESL/EAP Instructor: Various Positions - Vancouver 2008-2012

Alexander College (January 2011 – December 2012)

EAP Instructor

  • Developing promotional material
  • Teaching English 099 (emphasis on essay writing)
  • Developing placement testing procedures

Dorset College  (May 2009-  December 2010)

EAP  Instructor

  • Teaching EAP, Business Communications, Aviation English

 

English Language and Culture, Simon Fraser University (January 2009-  March 2009)

EAP  Instructor

  • Teaching IELTS prep, Academic Reading and Writing, Business Composition, Canadian studies

English Language Institute, University of British Columbia (July 2008-  December 2008)

ESL Instructor

  • Teaching academic writing, listening, speaking, and teacher training for Chinese and Japanese high school teachers

Langara College (June  2008 – July 2008) 

ESL  Instructor

  • Teaching in the Explore program
EFL Instructor: Various Positions - Japan 1999-2008

Aoyama Gakuin University (April 2006- March 2008)

 

Sagamihara, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Academic Writing, Oral English, Cross-Cultural Issues

 

Kanto Gakuin University (April 2006- March 2008)

Yokohama, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Oral Communication and International Culture

           

Meiji Gakuin University (April 2007- March 2008)

Yokohama, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Oral Communication

 

Tokyo Christian Women’s University (April 2006- January 2007)

Tokyo, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Communication Skills Discussion Skills, Listening and Presentation Skills

 

Kanagawa Prefectural College of Foreign Studies  (April 2006- January 2007)

Yokohama, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching English literature, Oral Communication, and Writing

 

Asia University  (April 2001- March 2006)

Tokyo, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Freshman English, Literature, Business Communications
  • Developing curriculum
  • Carrying out duties as Chair of the Assessment Committee, including:
  • Overseeing the level placement of 1500 Freshmen
  • Implementing the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

 

Language Institute of Japan  (September 1999- March 2001)

Odawara, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching children and adults
  • Teaching Business English
  • Developing curriculum
  • Conducting teacher training seminars at annual LIOJ summer workshop
Director of Studies/ESL Instructor: Western Town College - Vancouver Oct. 1997- Aug. 1999

 

  • Hiring, training, evaluation and dismissal of teaching staff
  • Developing curriculum
  • Developing and implementing TESL for non-native speakers program
  • Planning extra-curricular activities for students
  • Organizing professional development seminars for teachers