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About me


  • 2023 - 2023
    Stafford House International (London)

    CELTA Trainee

    • Educated 8-12 students in receptive and productive English language skills • Taught classes to groups with mixed skill levels from beginner, pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate • Developed lessons according to the communicative approach of language learning • Increased student’s participation using student-centered activities • Successfully completed 120 hours of teaching practice and observation

  • 2023 - 2023
    Cambridge English Language Assessment

    Grammar for Teachers: Language Awareness Self-study Certificate

    - Completed 20 hour online course

  • 2022 - 2023
    Tress Academic (Online)

    PhD Success Lab (Online)

    • Completed 12-week digital course PSL Success Lab – PhD preparation program – 3 ECTs • Setup system to plan and control projects • Improved personal work patterns • Implemented writing strategies toward the completion of a thesis dissertation • Attended five seminars with instructor and PhD students discussing topics related to project management

  • 2013 - 2015
    Pennsylvania State University

    Masters of Fine Arts (Studio Arts)

  • 2010 - 2012
    Carlow University

    Bachelors of Fine Arts

  • 2011 - 2011
    Oxford Seminars / Carnegie Mellon University

    TESOL / TESL / TEFL Certification

    Completed 160 hours of TESOL/TESL/TEFL Teacher Training included lesson planning, classroom management techniques, skills development, teaching grammar, teaching strategies, teaching multi-level classes, communicative teaching theory and teaching practicum.

  • 2011 - 2011
    Shaanxi Normal University & Arcadia University

    Chinese Language Certificate

    • Beginning Chinese II • Capstone Project: Buddhism’s Journey to the East

  • 2003 - 2010
    Community College of Allegheny County

    Associates of Art - Teacher Education

    • Foundations of Education • Education and Child Psychology / Growth and Development • Children’s literature • Literary Critical Theory


  • 2019 - 2023
    Hebei Normal University

    IELTS /ESL Teacher

    • Increased IELTS (Academic) Speaking and Writing exam pass rate
    • Increased confidence of students preparing for IELTS Speaking by introducing exam strategies
    • Taught online courses (Ding Talk, 学习通, Tencent Meetings)
    • Established the curriculum for media analysis using literary critical theory
    • Boosted fluency using a Communicative Approach to SLA
    • Expanded student’s intercultural competence and literacy through critical dialogue
    • Taught Business English based on British Council curriculum
    • Fostered learning outcomes through cooperative teaching of Comprehensive English with Chinese Professors of translation

  • 2018 - 2019
    Ellson English Language School

    ESL Teacher

    • Demonstrated Pearson Education Big English curriculum to potential customers
    • Enriched students intercultural experience using Total Physical Response method
    • Furthered administrations continuing-education initiative for Ellson Chinese Teachers training
    • Taught foundations of English classes to preschool children on a weekly basis
    • Strengthened language retention through summer camp and holiday English Classes
    • Secured student enrollment through weekend activity classes for toddlers, pre-schoolers and adolescents.

  • 2016 - 2017
    Chatham University

    Adjunct Professor of Studio Art

    • Established curriculum for integration of Visual Arts and Literary Critical Theory
    • Expanded student’s comprehension of the foundations of drawing and painting
    • Chaperoned students on field trips to major American art institutions

  • 2016 - 2018
    Shadyside Academy Junior School

    After-School Explorer Teacher / Substitute Teacher / Day & After-School Camp Counselor

    • Applied student-centered teaching to instruction of visual/3D arts and language arts
    • Ensured safety of students during after-school activities programs
    • Counseled students on behavioral issues and resolving conflict
    • Supported full-time teaching faculty and ensured student learning as substitute teacher
    • Ensured safety and coordinated coverage of after school activities with teaching staff using two-way radios

  • 2016 - 2016
    Pittsburgh Public Schools / Brashear High School

    Substitute Teacher - Visual Arts

    • Wrote curriculum and taught printmaking, drawing, sculpture, painting
    • Integrated art therapy in classroom for refugees from Nepal and West Africa
    • Counseled parents of at-risk students to increase students’ success and modify behavior
    • Negotiated terms of behavior with the help of administration to resolve student disciplinary problems

  • 2014 - 2015
    Pennsylvania State University

    Drawing & Sculpture Foundations Instructor

    • Increased students’ comprehension of foundations of sculpture through instruction and assessment using online virtual classroom
    • Improved students understanding and ability to apply conceptual aspects of the visual language through demonstrations of drawing and observation

  • 2012 - 2015
    Cert Spring

    Educational Consultant & Project Manager

    • Increased the functionality of the online learning platform by collaborating with CEO and programmers to identify how to develop curriculum goals, learning processes, and lesson plans to help support software design
    • Helped programmers optimize the end-users experience by researching online software best practices
    Improved programmers’ ability to adapt the software to educational components
    • Provided feedback to the programmers to help improve the usability of the software
    • Communicated competitive research findings with programmers to keep pace with other leading online educational competitors


ESL Education


Chinese (Mandarin)

Honors & awards