Translation into Spanish
Credentials and Diplomas:
- Master of Arts, CSUN – in progress, Linguistics
Single Subject Teaching Credential,
Spanish, CSUN – in progress,
- Clear Designated Subjects Adult ESL
Teaching Credential, California, UCLA Extension 2006.
of Arts Degree, UCLA, 1999 – geography, Latin America.
Skills and Abilities (and other):
- ESL/EFL textbook author.
- Attract and maintain
student interest with dynamic games and activities.
- Ability to increase student
- Fluent in English and Spanish (lived in Mexico for over 8 years, lived in the
US for 28 years).
- CSET Single Subject (Spanish) certified.
- CBEST certified.
- CPR – adult, child, infant, 2012.
proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Smart Boards, Aries and Internet.
When I started teaching, I did so as a volunteer from the advice of the principal of a nursing school in Michoacán, México. While I did not immediately have a natural love for teaching, I found it interesting and challenging. As time went on, the more I taught, the more I enjoyed it.
At first I was a very traditional, instructor-centered teacher, but now I have challenged myself to consistently have dynamic games and activities centered around the students that promote and maintain student interest in every class I teach. This has led me to become more interested in education as a whole.
I am currently interested in first and second language acquisition and bringing more learning and practice to the classroom setting as opposed to students spending much of their time on homework. My teaching career involves teaching languages to those from middle school to adult.
Experience – 12 ½ years:
- Aug 2011 – June 2012, Spanish teacher (I
and II) to students (age 14 to 17) for Bishop Alemany High School, 11111 North Alemany Drive, Mission Hills, CA USA 91345. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call ((818)
365-3925 ext. 5216) the vice principal, Ms. Jan Galla.
- July 2011 – Aug 2011, teacher/coordinator
to students from Spain (age 14 to 19) for Cultural Homestay International, 104-106 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo, CA USA
94960. Email (email@example.com) or call ((805) 944-2987) the regional
coordinator, Dorothy Whitefield.
- Sept 2010 – June 2011, English and Spanish
teacher to students (age 14 to 17) for Stoneridge Prep School, 1625 Tierra Rejada Rd, Simi Valley, CA USA 93065. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call ((805) 581-9110) the principal, Mrs. Maria Arnold.
- Jan 2004
– July 2010 & Feb 2001 – July 2001, English as a Foreign Language
(EFL) teacher, instructing
basic, intermediate, advanced and conversational English and TOEFL prep
courses to students (age 11 to adult) for the John F. Kennedy English Institute, 20 de Noviembre No. 16, Zacapú, Michoacán, México 58600. Email (email@example.com) or call (from
– 011-52 – 1(436) 363-7656)
Tita Salceda (fluent in English).
2004-July ‘10, private EFL teacher/tutor,
instructing basic, intermediate, advanced and conversational English to
students (age 11 to adult) in Zacapú, Michocán, México.
- Aug 2003
– Dec 2003, substitute teacher,
instructing various levels of
elementary, junior high and high school, including English Learning
Development (ELD) for Monterey Peninsula Unified School District,
700 Pacific Ave, Monterey, CA, 93940.
Call (831) 645-1200.
- March 2002 – Aug 2003, English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, instructing basic English for Kennedy-San Fernando Community Adult School,
LAUSD, 11254 Gothic Ave, Granada Hills, CA, USA 91344. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call ((310) 413 – 2549 or (818) 366 –
9171 or (818) 898 – 7929) Bruce Terrence.
- Oct 2001
– June 2003, substitute teacher,
instructing various levels of
kindergarten, elementary, junior high and high school, including special
education and ELD for Simi Valley Unified School District, 875 E
Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA. Call (805) 520-6590.
- Jan 2000
– July 2001, EFL teacher,
instructing various levels of basic English (2000) to students (age 11 to adult) for the "Stella Maris” Nursing School, Apartado Postal 28, Zacapú, Michoacán, México
58600. Email (email@example.com) or call (011 – 52 – 1(436) 363-1300) Irene Torres (Spanish
Interest and Hobbies
Language acquisition, languages and local and regional expressions, family, music, singing, walking, hiking, hockey, soccer, general health, reading, learning
Overlooking Los Espinos in Michoacán, México
On top of El Cerro de Tecolote overlooking Zacapú and la Ciénaga in Michoacán, México
Standing in front of Zacapú, Michoacán, México with El Cerro de Tecolote in the background