Ninawa E Chimon

Freelance Arabic Translator & Children's Book Writer

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Location:Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/ninawaechimon
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NINAWA CHIMON
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
(773)814-6442
NINAWA.CHIMON@GMAIL.COM

Professional Summary
Objective, dynamic and results-oriented ESL teacher committed to including a passion for learning, creating multicultural awareness through teaching the fundamentals of the English language. A strong talent to develop and implement creative, hands-on curriculum that reaches every student's learning style and ability. A highly energetic, enthusiastic, trustworthy and approachable individual with excellent communication skills, specializing in teaching English for Arab and Assyrian students, Dedicated to providing the best acquisition of English as a native speaker.

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Skills
• Fluent in Arabic and Assyrian
• Extensive English grammar knowledge
• Culturally sensitive
• Test methods knowledge
• 4 years as an ESL instructor
• Studied Abroad in Syria
• Proficient in creating and maintaining schedules

Work History

ESL Instructor11/2008 to 06/2009
Babel Institute – Syria

• Tutored children having difficulties in English grammar and conversation after school hours Assisted the teaching staff of a private institute for English language training by preparing the suitable conversation CDs.
• Participated in the summer of 2009 with a foreign exchange program teaching spoken and written English to a group of twenty Assyrian and Arab Students in rural.
• Obtained a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in 2010.
• Participated in translating local short stories from Arabic to English.
• Teaching Arabic online for Army solders through PEC (Progressive Expert Consulting incorporation)/ SOFTSonline (December 2011 to date).
• Currently, Early Childhood teacher since April 2012.
• Educated [number] students in the basics of English grammar and conversational speaking.
• Coordinated communication between students and school administration to create an effective and culturally-sensitive learning environment.
• Emphasized critical thinking through small group activities.
• Created monthly academic status reports based on in-depth student evaluations.
• Collaborated with teachers and department heads to meet quarterly and yearly educational goals.
• Developed and taught a curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
• Designed seasonal programs emphasizing vocabulary, pronunciation and reading comprehension.
• Assisted department head in establishing daily schedules, curriculum and ESL activities.
• Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
• Assigned lessons and corrected homework.
• Improved instruction methods by using a variety of assessment tools and strategies.
• Attended workshops to learn about student motivation and engaging learning activities.
• Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
• Worked with an average of [number] students per class.
• Managed several internet-based language programs.

Arabic Instructor12/2011 to 05/2012
PEC (Progressive Expert Consulting incorporation)/ SOFTSonline – Syracuse, NY

• Teaching Arabic online for Army solders
• Educated [2] students in the basics of Arabic grammar and conversational speaking.
• Developed and taught a curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
• Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
• Assigned lessons and corrected homework.
• Improved instruction methods by using a variety of assessment tools and strategies.
Teacher04/2011 to date
Safari Chilcare – Mount Prospect, IL

• Worked with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children's progress and recommend appropriate learning plans
• Addressed behavioral and learning issues with parents and daycare management
• Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities
• Monitored students' educational progress with individual charts and files
• Taught an average of 12 children per school year
• Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness
• Allowed for ample outdoor discovery time each day
• Assisted and supervised 8 children through the entire school day.
• Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on the entire group
• coordinated parent-teacher conferences 2 times during the school year
• Established daily routines that were easy for the children to follow.
• supervised students and enforced discipline during all Head Start activities
• Nurtured a supportive learning environment that was often used as a model for other classrooms.
• Identified signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and reported to parents
Education
Bachelor of Arts: English as a Foreign Language and English Literature2009Mamoun Private University for science and techno - Overseas
• Coursework in Language Arts, Sociology and Anthropology
• Language Teaching coursework
• Coursework in Foreign Languages including Arabic and English
Masters: Linguistics2012Northeastern Illinois University -
• Coursework in Language and Identity
• Coursework in Language Arts, Sociology and Anthropology
• Emphasis in Bilingualism