Vanessa Cooper

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

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Location:Austin, Texas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/vanessacooper
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Vanessa B. Cooper

EDUCATION

The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Bachelor of Arts
Majors: Plan II Honors, Spanish (Hispanic Studies)
• Plan II Honors thesis: Más que un Deporte: An analysis of Regionalism and Spanish National Identity as reflected in Fútbol, supervised by Dr. Andrew Villalon
• GPA: 3.68/4.00

Oxford Seminars (Houston, TX)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Teaching English as a Second Language
• Completed intensive 60-hour training course including: lesson planning, classroom management, skills development, teaching strategies, teaching multi-level classes, and a teaching practicum

Educators of Excellence (Austin, TX)
Bilingual Early Childhood through Sixth Grade Certification
• Teaching certification program
• Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (Spanish) passed 5/6/2011
• TExES 192 Bilingual Early Childhood through Sixth Grade and ESL passed 5/25/2011
• Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities passed 7/7/2011

STUDY ABROAD University of Cantabria (Santander, Spain)
• Studied international business and Spanish language and culture

University of Cádiz (Cádiz, Spain)
• Continued education in Spanish through classroom and cultural immersion programs

EXPERIENCE

Berlitz Languages, Inc. (Austin, TX)
English Instructor
• Instruct intensive English classes for non-native speakers of all levels
• Utilize the Berlitz Method of total immersion teaching
• Plan and organize specialized English curriculum for international students including business English, sales and marketing, and composition and rhetoric

Austin Aztex Professional Soccer Team (Austin, TX)
Sales Associate, English Instructor
• Generated new customer base and increased sales revenue through targeted marketing
• Managed and maintained existing customer base
• Organized group functions and coordinated game day events
• Managed ticket sales website content and game day box office
• Completed a wide range of administrative duties as needed
• Served as Spanish-English translator
• Created and instructed an ESL classroom curriculum for foreign players

Windsor Mountain International (Windsor, NH)
International Student Liaison and ESL instructor
• Served as the link between international campers and their families: sent detailed weekly updates to parents as well as providing bilingual support to parents and families
• Ensured that international campers had a worthwhile and enjoyable camp experience by providing support and guidance during their immersion
• Completed all administrative duties related to international campers
• Created and instructed English and Spanish curriculum and provided one-on-one language support for international campers

HONORS & AWARDS

College Scholar and Honor’s Day participant at the University of Texas
Plan II Honors Study Abroad Grant
University Honors at the University of Texas
College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Honor List (*** Laude and Ampla *** Laude)
National Merit finalist and scholarship recipient
TMEA All-State Choir

SKILLS

Computer: Microsoft and Macintosh operating systems, 75 wpm Language: Proficiency in oral and written Spanish
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Article Writing
Editing