Resume

Profile:

  • Highly capable, efficient and self-motivated leader
  • Thrives in an ever-changing, challenging environment
  • Works best under pressure and excellent at multi-tasking
  • Extensive work experience in various fields, thereby possessing a variety of easily transferable skills
  • Experience teaching various levels and ages

Work Experience:

High School Division Program/Curriculum Coordinator
Changzhou Trina International School; Changzhou, China
March. 2016 – present

  • Coordinate high school courses offered for each year group
  • Ensure that teachers are meeting Cambridge standards
  • Determine prerequisites for each course
  • Assign teachers to courses offered
  • Create a course calendar
  • Create a plan for the phasing out of the American stream
  • Ensure that students meet graduation requirements

Head of Business and Economics
Changzhou Trina International School; Changzhou, China
Aug. 2016 – present

  • Coordinate department courses and delivery of content
  • Facilitate short, medium and long-term planning of courses
  • Conduct regular department meetings
  • Organise professional development sessions
  • Liaise with division head, principal and marketing team
  • Courses under management include: IGCSE Business Studies, IGCSE Economics, AS/A-level Economics, AS/A-level Economics (British Stream); AP Microeconomics, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Marketing (American stream)

Business and Economics Teacher
Changzhou Trina International School; Changzhou, China
Aug. 2014 – present

  • Dual track British/American newly opened high school (opened September 2014)
  • Courses include: IGCSE Business Studies and AS/A-level Economics (British Stream); AP Microeconomics, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Management (American stream)
  • Create diverse and engaging lesson plans that are mindful of multiple learning styles
  • Create a variety of formative and summative assessments and rubrics that allow each individual to demonstrate their knowledge
  • Committed to 21st Century learning and the integration of technology in the classroom
  • Formed and supervise the Student Council
  • Teach Yoga and Zumba extracurricular clubs

Student Teacher Placement
Agincourt Collegiate Institute; Toronto, Canada
Oct. 2013 – Nov. 2013; Apr. 2014 – May 2014

  • Mandatory placement as part of Bachelor of Education
  • Asked to return for internship requirement of degree
  • Taught 3 sections of grade 11 Retail Marketing
  • Co-taught 3 sections of grade 12 Business Leadership and created formative quiz on business ethics
  • Planned and taught a full unit on Marketing Trends in 2013; created and evaluated the summative project
  • Planned all lessons using technology, incorporating blended learning and using diversified teaching strategies
  • Conducted interviews of students interested in the Specialist High Skills Major in Business (a students success initiative to help reach at risk students)
  • Organised the grade 11 “Invention Convention”, whereby students created businesses, advertising booths, products and sales pitches. Students set up their booths in a trade show style and presented their pitches to external judges from the community.

Student Teacher Placement
Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School; Waterloo, Canada
Feb. 2014 – Mar. 2014

  • Mandatory placement as part of Bachelor of Education
  • Taught two sections of grade 9 Information and Communication Technology in Business and one section of grade 12 International Business
  • Taught a unit on Microsoft Publisher and created summative project and corresponding rubric
  • Taught a unit on Culture in International Business and aided students to scaffold their learning in preparation for their summative project
  • Observed grade 11 and grade 12 accounting classes
  • Planned units using audio/visual components and incorporated technology for both lessons and online testing
  • Incorporated blended learning and used diversified teaching strategies in order to address the needs of all students
  • Involved in fundraising initiative for Nutrition for Learning

Licensed First Aid Instructor
Independently Contracted Sole Proprietor; various locations, Canada
Sept. 2009 – July 2011; Aug. 2013 – present

  • Plan and conduct first aid, CPR and automatic external difibulator courses and recertifications
  • Teach a variety of ages (12+ years old) and skill levels
  • Contracted by the City of Waterloo, the University of Waterloo and run independent courses

Classroom Teacher – Business, Economics, Human Geography and Physical Education
SABIS International Private School Network – ISC-6 of October; Cairo, Egypt
Aug. 2011 – June. 2013

  • Taught the grades 1 – 9 PE and KG2 swimming
  • Taught and created lesson plans for micro and macro economics for grades 10 and 11
  • Taught, planned lessons, and created summative projects and rubrics for grades 10, 11 and 12/AP business
  • Taught grade 12/AP human geography and conducted pre-AP exam practice sessions
  • Coached swimming and volleyball

Junior Investment Advisor
The Lewis Group at TD Waterhouse and ScotiaMcLeod; Mississauga, Canada
Mar. 2010 – June 2011

  • Ensure completion of all annual performance reporting
  • Complete stock, bond and mutual fund trades for high net worth clients only ($1 million plus portfolios)
  • Respond to client queries promptly and meet with them to go over their financial portfolio
  • Market the team in order to prospect future clients
  • Aid in prospecting for seminars/events

Financial Consultant
Investors Group; Waterloo, Canada
Aug. 2007 – Jan. 2010

  • Full service financial planning practice; with one hired assistant
  • Specialized in creating personalized comprehensive financial plans for both individuals and businesses that incorporate tax planning and investment strategies, risk management solutions, debt consolidations
  • Licensed to sell mutual funds and insurance in Ontario
  • Responsible for marketing the practice to generate leads, prospects and clients

Supervisor/Instructor
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex; Waterloo, Canada
Sept. 2001 – Dec. 2004; Sept. 2008 – Mar. 2010          
(non-supervisory position from Sept. 1998 –Sept. 2001)

  • Lifeguard, advanced course instructor, examiner and aerobics instructor
  • Taught lessons to infants, children and adults
  • Taught first aid and advanced leadership courses
  • Led and planned the training of new and current staff, and conducted their ongoing evaluations

Student Internship
European Foundation for Street Children Worldwide; Brussels, Belgium
Jan. 2006 –June 2006                                         

  • Worked on creating policy and lobbying for the rights of the child
  • Helped prepare for international conferences
  • Aided in advertising campaigns to bring about community awareness regarding street children in Europe
  • Completed a research report that dealt with the potential for internal development within Egypt to help alleviate poverty and improve the practice of human rights in regards to street children 

Classroom Teacher
AISE 2000 American Division; Cairo, Egypt
Jan. 2005 – June 2005

  • Grade three and four classroom teacher of social sciences, English and science
  • Beginner French teacher for grades five to nine

University Teaching Assistant
Wilfrid Laurier University; Waterloo, Canada
Sept. 2003 – May 2004

  • Teaching assistant to the head of Global Studies
  • Taught weekly tutorials for first and second year Global Studies university students, dealing with issues of poverty, infrastructure needs, economics, children’s rights, history, war,  international law, development theory, women’s rights and international organizations

Degrees:

Bachelor of Education; Intermediate/Senior Business and Political Science (B.Ed)
University of Toronto; Ontario Institute of Studies in Education
Sept 2013 – May 2014

Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations; LL.M.
University of Kent at the Brussels School of International Studies; Brussels, Belgium
Sept 2005 – Sept 2006             
Awarded Merit upon graduation, achieved a 2.1

Honours Global Studies/Anthropology with a minor in Political Science; Hon. B.A.
Wilfrid Laurier University; Waterloo, Canada
Sept 2000 – June 2004
Received a Dean’s Scholarship for academic excellence

Certifications:

Introductory Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies 0450

Introductory Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics 9708

TESOL/TEFL 
Global Leadership College; Toronto, Canada
Oct 19, 2012; 150h

 ZUMBA® instructor

Skills:

Languages

  • English – native language
  • French –  intermediate
  • German – conversational
  • Spanish – basic

Computer

  • Microsoft Office
  • Lotus Notes
  • Naviplan, X-Eye
  • Versapath

 

References available upon request

 

 

 

 

 

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