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Part-time ESL Job Wanted: Canada

Posted by: Zach Tam
Date: 23 August 2014


Vancouver, BC
July 2014 – August 2014
International House Vancouver
Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Burnaby, BC
2009 – 2013
Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & History
- Certificate in German Language
- Certificate in Liberal Arts

Berlin, Germany
Sept 2011 – Mar 2012
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Foreign Exchange Term to study Philosophy


International House Vancouver
CELTA Teacher Trainee
July –August 2014
• Taught different classes of ESL students: Upper Intermediate level and Lower Intermediate level
• Received intensive input sessions on the concepts and methods of teaching
• Created lesson plans appropriate for language level drawn from textbooks (American Headway 4, English File 2) and teaching resources (Scrivener, Swan)
• Created engaging lessons through creative activities, developing rapport, and asking questions
• Assisted and supervised students in learning tasks
• Provided and received teaching feedback from peers and trainers on a daily basis
• Encouraged learning by making lessons practical and applicable for everyday usage

World Financial Group
Vancouver, BC
04/2012 – Current
● Life and Canadian Securities licensed in BC
● Teaching financial concepts and strategies to clients with varying levels of financial knowledge
● Creating plans for clients and providing recommendations on different financial products
● Training and developing office associates to become efficient leaders and advisors
● Receive weekly training in products and changes in the financial industry
● Proficiency in working with insurance/investment illustrators
● Maintaining accurate records and confidentiality of client information
● Ensuring good customer service with regular reviews, making sure clients understand the recommendations given

Vector Marketing Canada
Field Assistant Manager Vancouver, BC
09/2009 – 12/2010
● Educated clients and potential clients on different kitchen cutlery and accessories
● Provided customer care and troubleshooting for clients on their products
● Interviewed, taught, and trained new sales representatives in the education of kitchen cutlery and accessories
● Led by example in personal conduct and business with clients
● Collaborated with company executives to identify new business opportunities and routinely participated in sales development through frequent conventions and training
● Developed rapport with potential clients, referrals, colleagues, and executives

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