Momentum New Media / Freelance
Copywriter2005 - Present · Houston, TX
Research, produce, and edit technical and creative content for websites, blogs, and periodicals in a multitude of industries, including health and science, food, travel, creative marketing, and heavy industry. Utilize key word research, WordPress, and search engine optimization in online marketing services.
ELS Language Center at The University of St. Thomas
ESL Instructor 09/2010 - Present · Houston, TX
Teaching Media Writing and Journalistic English to foreign adults for both advanced academic and professional purposes. Class content focuses on catering to various audience markets in several fields, including music and movie reviews, food and restaurant critiques, current events, etc.
English First (EF)
ESL Instructor03/2009 - 03/2010 · Shanghai, China
Taught adults in workshops and smaller face-to-face classes in a variety of weekly themes. Followed and adapted various curriculums in Academic, Cultural, Professional, Career Services, and Life Focuses. Wrote weekly lesson plans in an effort to acutely focus on what the S's were getting from each lesson after clearly defining the objectives and lesson aims. Built Ss' structured writing skills, leading to over a dozen Ss' eventual job offers and half a dozen graduate school acceptances in accredited universities.
Houston Wire & Cable Company
Account Manager04/2008 - 03/2009 · Houston, TX
Purchased and sold high volumes of industrial power cable. Completely managed hundreds of international distributor accounts, including various facets of creative marketing. Wrote eloquent customer relations documents; performed deadline-driven expediting in the interest of building relationships and generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.
Canadian Bilingual Institute
ESL Instructor02/2007 - 01/2008 · Bratislava, Slovakia
Worked over 1,000 hours as a business and general English teacher to several major corporations in Slovakia such as France Telecom and Dell. Taught essay and article writing to advanced students.
AIM Electrical Consultants
Marketing Director2000 - 2006 · Houston, TX
Researched target market demographics and accordingly created marketing literature highlighting company strengths and core competencies. Produced verbal content for both company website and client reports.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, Adobe, Apple iWork, WordPress, Search Engine Optimization, editing, and have an abundance of experience with various types of Internet research.
Lower-intermediate Mandarin, lower-intermediate Spanish, lower-intermediate Slovak, beginner Thai.
Interests & Experience Abroad
I have lived and/or traveled in over thirty countries in North America, Asia, and Europe. I enjoy writing, traveling, reading, teaching, baseball, tennis, basketball, running, eating, struggling to learn 2nd languages, and exploring cultures.
texas state universityMay 2004 · San Marcos, TX
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
- Major: Business Marketing
- Course work involved implementation of various marketing strategies according to given environment while maintaining the highest standard of business ethics
- Process included management, planning, research, analysis, creation, and evaluation of marketing services
- Gained experience in business administration application via presentation and problem solving
San Diego State University
American Language Institute (ALI)June 2006 · san diego, CA
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Planned lessons and taught EFL to university-level adult students with a variety of English levels. Developed and implemented a communicative approach that integrates listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural, grammatical, and functional skills. Trained in teaching English to Younger Learners and Business English. Trained in teaching TOEFL and test preparation. Program consisted of 120 classroom hours and over 75 outside classroom hours.
English First (EF)
Xujiahui SMART School CenterOctober 2009 · Shanghai, China
Certificate in University of Cambridge Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT) Band 4
Adam G. Rosen