Alvaro Glaser

Freelance Event Photographer & Spanish Translator

Location:Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills

• Ability to work with a variety of age/learner levels
• Strong communication, problem solving, analytical and assertiveness skills.
• Execute and dedicated to the learning cycle.
• Ensure quality delivery of the lessons.
• Commit to providing the highest quality of teaching to both external and internal customers.
• Keep learner records and profile cards up to date.
• Native proficiency in the Spanish language.

• Honours Major – Environmental Studies, Planning stream, York University, 2008
• Diploma as a teacher of English as a Second language, TESL, Benns Int., 2004
• Honours Major – Economics, Corporation Uni-Costa, Colombia, 1990
• Diploma as a Computer Programmer, Northern University, Colombia, 1984
• Computer skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ESRI Arc-GIS and SPSS

Academy of Language and Culture, Spanish Instructor (P/T) 2004-2010
• Taught Spanish to adults through communicative and language immersion approaches.
• Developed and evaluated standards and assessments for Honors level curriculum.
• Planned and controlled study abroad exchange with the partner school in Spain.
• Developed a customized syllabus for students to improve student motivation and integration
York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies Fall 2009
Teacher Assistant

• Provided assistant to Professor Hassan in the course ENVS 4225 Urban Sustainability I
• Marked Papers, assignments and presentations
• Kept track on attendance and advised students on assignments

. The Body Sop
Store Manager, Sherway Gardens, Etobicoke 2004 - 2006

In charge of the sales, merchandising, staff performing, inventory and sales budget set by Area Sales Manager And head office on daily basis.

During my tenure as Store Manager, I have achieved growth of 1.1% sales over last year. The store was performing below or at zero growth for over one year plus. We ranked 76 out 140 stores from 109 in less than 6 months, in 2005.

Henry’s Photo, Video & Digital
Assistant Store Manager, Scarborough 2001- 2004

Worked closely with the store manager and V.P. of retail operations to effectively operate a $6.5 million retail store and efficiently create a pleasant and highly productive retail business. Ensured maximized customer satisfaction through excellent product knowledge and superior customer service. Assisted in all human resources functions including hiring and training of employees.

Key Achievements

• Trained and managed a team of 8-12 sales associates, including development of recruitment and retention strategies.
• Maintained the store as the best merchandised location within the company and used as an example to managers, vendors and visitors.

Loblaws McCowan Superstore, Markham
Electronics Department Manager 2000-2001

Monitored the daily operation of the new electronics department of the Loblaws chain of supermarkets
Key Achievements
• Assisted in the launch the new electronic department concept within the Loblaws chain.
• Facilitated the set-up of new electronic departments at two new locations.

Sony of Canada (The Sony Stores)
Assistant Store Manager, Barrie and Pickering 1996-2000

Responsible for the daily operation of stores ranging from $2 to $4 million in sales. I was the
troubleshooter for the Barrie and Richmond Hill locations as requested by the district manager.

Key Achievements

• Trained and managed a team of 5 to 7 sales associates, including development of recruitment and retention strategies.
• Helped set-up the new concept store in Barrie.
• Exceeded sales budget by 20% over previous year (1998) and 10% in Sonycare (Sony’s Extended Service Plan).