Jeff McDonald 

918-409-0527

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 RESUME


OBJECTIVE: 
• To use my diversified work experience and education to teach English as a second language. 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:
• Taught English classes and other classes at Keimyung Universitiy in Daegu. 
• Taught English to elementary and middle school students in Korea for 13 months at Duke English Academy. 
• Taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) at the University of Kansas for one semester. 
• Taught English for two years in Southern Africa at Saint Mary's School of Home Economics as a Peace Corps Volunteer. 
• Taught teenagers appropriate behavioral skills in a group home for five months. 
• Tutored adults with developmental disabilities teaching basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills in a program called ABC for a five months.
• Taught adults with developmental disabilities basic living skills for one year.


EDUCATION: 
Master of Arts in Religious Studies, May 2006 
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 
• Studied religion from a historical and cultural perspective, taking into 
consideration how religions have interacted with, been influenced by, and 
have influenced their societies of origin. 
• Concentrated specifically on value systems and ethical concerns on an 
international scale. 


Graduate Certificate in Conflict and Peace Studies, May 2006 
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 
• Completed 12 hours of courses that focused on conflict and peace. 
• Concentrated my studies on just war theory and conflict management. 


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, August 2001 
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 
• Gained basic knowledge of psychological methods and practices. 


EXPERIENCE: 
Visiting Instructor, March 2008 until present. 
Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea 
• Taught English conversation classes. Conversation classes are mandatory for first year students to take. 
• Taught one class over the history of religion. Developed this class, PowerPoint lectures, tests, handouts, and all other materials myself. 
• Taught extra English classes in association with Eastern Michigan University. 
• Taught intensive summer school English classes for students with advanced English level skills.



Teacher, July 2006 to September 2007 
Duke English Academy, Anyang, South Korea 
• Facilitated English lessons for 30 hours a week to approximately 20 different classes of elementary to middle school children. 
• Occasionally taught private lessons to high school students and adults. 
• Made lesson plans, prepared for classes, monitored student’s grades, and assisted other teachers in training and problem solving. 


Teaching Assistant, August 2005 to December 2005 
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 
• Collaborated on curriculum and exam development. 
• Met with students upon request and during office hours. 
• Graded all written work, including final exam papers. 
• Occasionally lectured when the Professor had time conflicts. 
• Managed grades and attendance on Excel. 


Teaching Parent, May 2005 to October 2005 
Achievement Place Inc., Lawrence, KS 
• Worked with troubled teenage boys.
• Constantly mentored and shaped the behavior of the boys through a system of rewards and 
privileges at a high level of interaction with individual boys. 


Peace Corps Volunteer, June 2002 to June 2004 
Peace Corps, Lesotho, Africa 
• Designed and implemented a sustainable computer program at a vocational school. 
• Taught English classes.
• Extensive HIV awareness promotion including: advisor to two HIV groups, working with the 
organization of fundraisers, redefining internal organization of HIV groups, and facilitation of 
awareness programs and meetings.
• Worked independently with hospitals, clinics, local organizations, and local businesses with the 
distribution of prophylactics and HIV awareness materials. 


Habilitation Training Specialist, June 2001 to May 2002 
Gatesway, Stillwater, OK
• Monitored the health of my clients, promoted the independence of my clients, administered 
medications, and administered care during seizures.
• Aided when necessary in daily activities such as cleaning, cooking, schooling, and leisure activities. 


Correctional Officer, May 2000 to August 2000 
Cimmaron Correctional Facility, Cushing, OK 
• Maintained the safety and welfare of inmates, other correctional officers, and myself at a medium 
security penitentiary.
• In charge of a housing unit of approximately 100 inmates, maintaining prisoner activities, locations, 
and traffic. 
• Summer intern program in connection with some of the classes that I took at OSU. 


LANGUAGES: 
• English – native language 
• Sesotho – speak, read, and write with basic competence 
• French – introductory level competence 
• Korean – introductory level competence 


IT SKILLS: 
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet 


REFERENCES: 
• Available by request