JEE Y. LEE ENGLISH/KOREAN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• TESOL/TESL-Certified Bilingual (English/Korean) ES/FL Instructor with B.A. in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language and 5+ combined years of ES/FL and Korean language teaching experience.
• Exceptional written/verbal communication skills, and proven ability to accurately assess student needs and create student-specific lesson plans and engaging instructional methodologies that ensure student success.
• Resourceful, dedicated, supportive educator known for the establishment of learner-centered environments based upon mutual respect, cultural sensitivity, open communication and the swift achievement of student objectives.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (UCLA) • Los Angeles, CA
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language 2011
Major GPA: 3.484 | Global GPA: 3.3
COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATE 2009
Effective communication, counseling, active listening, interpersonal speck skill training.
OXFORD SEMINARS • Los Angeles, CA
TESOL/TESL CERTIFICATE 2008
UCLA CHANCELLOR’S SERVICE AWARD 2011
Recognized for outstanding leadership, commitment and significant contributions to UCLA and the community.
CENTRO LATINO FOR LITERACY VOLUNTEER CERTIFICATE 2010
Awarded to program’s “Most Distinguished Volunteers.”
MULTIPLE LEARNING CENTERS • ES/FL INSTRUCTOR 2008 – 2011
Provided culture-, gender-, age- and personal background-sensitive English language instruction to members of a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds (Asian-, African- and Caucasian-Americans, Latinos and Internationals), age ranges (5 - 75) and economic circumstances. Created literary-specific method that significantly improved students’ learning skills, helped illiterate immigrant adults grasp formal educational environment and facilitated student access to higher education programs. Taught 1- to 35-member classes at the following learning centers:
• PROJECT LITERACY, Watts, CA | Jun 2011 – Jul 2011 (2 Months)
• UCLA DASHEW CENTER, Westwood, CA | Oct 2009 – Jun 2010 (9 Months)
• UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL, West Los Angeles, CA | Sep 2010 – Dec 2010 (4 Months)
• CENTRO LATINO FOR LITERACY, West Los Angeles, CA | Apr 2010 – Aug 2010 (5 Months)
• UCLA EXTENSION, Westwood, CA | Jul 2009 – Mar 2010 (8 Months)
• IRANIAN SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER, West Los Angeles, CA | Jun 2009 – Jul 2009 (2 Months)
• CITY OF SANTA MONICA V.A.P., Santa Monica, CA | Mar 2008 – May 2008 (3 Months)
MULTIPLE LEARNING CENTERS • KOREAN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR 2005 – 2011
Taught Korean Language to 1- to 10-member classes and individuals of various ethnic groups (Heritage learners, Asian-, Chicano/a-, Caucasian-, African- and Multi-Racial Americans) and age ranges (6 – 70) by creating verbal/written assessment/placement tests for adult learners and providing student-specific instruction with regard to conversation, grammar, reading/writing and academic purpose. Utilized culturally-related games and songs to improve children’s language skills, incorporated Korean culture in lesson-plans to provide authentic and unique materials to the target learners.
• KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, Los Angeles, CA | Jun 2011 – Aug 2011 (3 Months)
• LANGUAGE DOOR, West Los Angeles, CA | May 2008 – Feb 2010 (1 Year, 9 Months)
• SANTA MONICA COLLEGE, Santa Monica, CA | Oct 2006 – Dec 2007 (1 Year, 2 Months)
• PRIVATE TUTOR, New Delhi, INDIA | Feb 2005 – Mar 2005) & Los Angeles, CA | Oct 2006 – Present (4 Years, 7 Months)
TESTING OF ORAL PROFICIENCY, UCLA • QUESTIONER 2010 – 2011
Demonstrated ability to ask precise, specific and evaluable test questions to prospective International Teaching Assistants (ITAs), providing and receiving feedback to/from raters and questioners to optimize test quality.
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“4.29 L.A. RIOT”, UCLA APPLIED LINGUISTICS DEPARTMENT • WRITER, PRESENTER 2009
As part of intercultural communications course, researched, wrote and presented project examining communicative behavior and conflict between African-American customers and Korean immigrant retailers in Los Angeles (Bailey, Benjamin, 2000). Received unanimously positive feedback, as well as an invitation to present project to African-American Literature class.
KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER | JAR-EL MIKI CRUZ RESEARCH PROJECT • INTERVIEWEE 2011
Provided intensive amount of resources in regards to current issues in Korean-American educational system in the U.S., from various perspectives of Korean-Americans in order to improve the current teachers’ resources and to better serve the educational quality for minorities in the U.S., to a current California State University, Northridge student.
CENTRO LATINO FOR LITERACY • WRITER 2011
Contributed a testimonial story regarding the experience as a volunteer ESL teacher’s Assistant while at Centro Latino for Literacy, as a part of celebration of the organization’s 20 years of service commitment.
NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION | LANGUAGE GUIDE • RECORDEE, EDITOR 2011
Assisted Korean pictorial vocabulary guide – http://www.languageguide.org/user/wiki.jsp?lang=vi by providing recorded pronunciation of listed vocabularies. Edited misinterpreted definitions and/or word choices.
UCLA DAILY BRUIN NEWSPAPER • WRITER, INTERVIEWEE 2009 & 2011
As Department Undergraduate Representative in 2011, wrote formal letter to Academic Senate in opposition of Applied Linguistics Department’s potential disestablishment. Featured in 2009 story as one of newly established Applied Linguistics Department’s first undergraduate students.
UCLA LINGUISTICS DIVERSITY CONFERENCE • CONFERENCE COORDINATOR 2010
The only undergraduate associated with the conference, played key role in the successful planning, promotion and logistical execution of 150-attendee, 2-day event.
UCLA | JUNG YUN CHOI RESEARCH PROJECT • RESEARCH PARTICIPANT, INTERVIEWEE 2010
Assisted Applied Linguistics Doctoral student by providing multicultural perspective as international student participating in a U.S. tertiary educational environment.
UCLA | MARC GARELLEK RESEARCH PROJECT • RESEARCH PARTICIPANT, INTERVIEWEE 2010
Assisted Linguistics Ph.D. candidate by providing recorded pronunciation of listed Korean vocabularies.
UCLA STARTALK/NHLRC • PROJECT PARTICIPANT (CURRENT TEACHER) 2010
Provided Current Teacher’s perspective (4 hours of detailed feedback) on National Heritage Language Resource Center’s online in-progress project for Heritage Language Teachers.
Mac/PC Platforms, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). Technically savvy with proven capacity to quickly master a variety of learning-based software, programs and applications.