Christopher Kanzler Jr.

Freelance Writer & Travel Planner

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Location:Florissant, Missouri, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/christopherkanzler
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World traveler and teacher with a passion for journalism and trying new things. Strong grammar knowledge. Portfolio and writing samples available!

PROFILE
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TEFL-certified instructor with international experience in countries including Korea, Thailand, the United States and Argentina. Background as a classroom teacher, personal tutor and volunteer. Significant understanding of elementary students, as well as special needs, low-income and English language learners.

EDUCATION
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B.S. MODERN LANGUAGE: HISPANIC STUDIES May, 2010
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA USA

Intensive Spanish Language Certificate Summer, 2007
Pepperdine University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

TEFL CERTIFICATION - 120 Hours November, 2011
SEE TEFL Institute, Chiang Mai, Thailand
120 hours of training plus 6 1-hour observed, graded teaching practices in locations including an international kindergarten, Buddhist school, government school and a juvenile detention center

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
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ESL Teacher LCI Kids Club (Seoul, Republic of Korea) 2010-11
Full-time, year-round ESL teacher for students ages 5-12
Created and implemented weekly and monthly lesson plans, spelling tests, monthly exams, student workshops and quarterly performance pieces
Differentiated instruction according to various skill levels

Teacher Jumpstart/Americorps (Santa Monica, CA USA) 2006-10
Collaborated with five-person team of teachers on lesson plans and activities for a 25-student class in a low-income preschool
Completed over 300 hours of in-class and preparation time every school year, including quarterly professional development workshops
Tutored high-needs students; worked outside of the larger group on a deeper level, focusing especially on literacy and social skills

Volunteer Hospital de Los Ninos (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 2007
Visited Children’s Hospital weekly to spend time with sick children from low-
income families and poor neighborhoods in Argentina
Prepared dinners, read books, and spoke with families to improve English

OTHER INTERESTS & SKILLS
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Step-Forward Volunteer, Pepperdine University
Theater/Acting Experience
Foreign Language Studies (Korea, Thailand, Argentina)
Exceptional Computer Skills
Skills (2) Rating
Writing
Travel Planning