Robin Landry

Freelance Writer & Proofreader

Location:Normal, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
M. A. Ed., Ashford University, Clinton, IA
Teaching English as a Second Language
GPA 4.0 out of 4.0
Golden Key National Honor Society

B. S., Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Management Information Systems
GPA 3.6 out of 4.0
Golden Key National Honor Society
Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honorary Society
Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary Society
Blue Key National Honor Society
National Achievement Scholarship for Outstanding Negro Students
National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist

Heartland Community College, Normal, Illinois
Adjunct ESL Instructor and Testing Administrator, October 2011 to Present

Assist adult English learners at all levels in improving their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

Prepare lesson plans and class activities

Assist students one-on-one in the Academic English Learners Program with conducting academic research including teaching MLA and APA reference citation and helping students to navigate through programs such as Blackboard and Safe Assign

Handle administrative functions including attendance reporting through DAISI and administering the BEST Plus and CASAS pre-testing and post-testing

Enopi Learning Center, Bloomington, Illinois
Reading and Math Instructor, February 2012 to April 2013

Assist students in grades Pre-K through grade 8 with enrichment courses in reading and math

Provide parents with periodic progress reports

Conduct monthly English workshop for students in grades 5 through 8 to help them in improving their writing and presentation skills

Wyzant Tutoring, Online
Independent contractor tutor, September 2012 to Present

Provide private one-on-on tutoring with students in grade 1 through adults in reading, writing, basic math, computer literacy, and study skills

Over 100 hours of tutoring experience

Student reviews available at

Global Arena Language Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Independent Contractor Language Instructor, February 2013 to Present

Provide one-on-one, in home English instruction to clients located in central Illinois whose employers have contracted with Global Arena Language Services for English Language Instruction

Gala University,
Independent Contractor Language Instructor, February 2013 to Present

Provide one-on-one English instruction to international clients via Skype

State Farm Insurance Companies, Bloomington, Illinois
Property and Casualty Underwriting Research Analyst, February 2005 to October 2011

Gather information, conduct research, analyze business needs, develop requirements, coordinate and implement test cases and analyze test results related to the use of credit and loss history in constructing predictive underwriting models

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Marshall, Michigan
Underwriting Operations Section Manager, November 1999 to February 2005

Managed the Metro Personal Lines Fire and Casualty division, which consisted of sixty-five underwriting and support level associates. Directly supervised six first-line supervisors and two systems coordinators
Improved expense management within the Metro division, from 37.0% over budget at year-end 1998 to 9.7% under budget through the fourth quarter 2004
Developed and implemented a specialized underwriting team to provide field training to State Farm agents and staff with unfavorable loss experience in the Homeowner insurance line. After nine months agents working with this specialized team have improved their overall homeowner loss ratio percentages by 31 percentage points


Attained the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Fellowship of Life Office Management (FLMI) professional insurance designations
Chaired the Michigan Workforce Diversity Task Force, which implemented a number of programs to aid in attracting, developing and retaining qualified minority candidates to the Michigan Regional Office. Projects implemented included improvements to the University Summer Intern program, establishment of a new employee mentoring program, and development of diversity education and awareness activities
Attained the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation in Toastmasters International and served as a Club President and Area Governor
Volunteered as an ESL, reading, and math tutor through the STAR Literacy Program, 2000 to 2011
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