3 years (cumulative) teaching English as a second language in Madagascar, Russia, Laos, and Turkey. Proficient in one-on-one tutoring for business executives as well as classroom-style teaching for students ranging in age from 7 to 70, using textbooks and specially developed lesson plans and curricula.


English Teacher • Workshop Instructor

Dragoman Akademi (now: Affina), Istanbul, Turkey, 2010–12.

Business English instruction for managers at national and multinational companies in the sectors of renewable energy, film/video post-production, telecommunications, real-estate investment, pharmaceuticals, and pension/life insurance. Student levels ranged from elementary to advanced. Also developed curriculum for two-day Business Writing workshop and presented it to employees at Anadolu Grubu (beverage, automotive, finance, stationery, healthcare), Mercedes-Benz (automotive), Abdi Ibrahim (pharmaceuticals), and DenizBank and Sekerbank (financial services).



English Teacher

Phomvilay English & Computer Training Center, Vieng Xai, Laos, 2010.

Assisted school director in teaching ESL to students whose abilities ranged from beginner to high-intermediate. Four classes per day, 60 students total, ages 7–17.


CELTA Trainee

St. Giles International, San Francisco, California, USA, 2009.

Completed and passed a 120-hour training course for teachers of English as a second language. Certificate overseen by Cambridge University.



English Teacher

Academy of International Business, Moscow, Russia, 1996.

Business English instruction for sales/marketing staff at Reebok-Russia headquarters in Moscow. Student levels ranged from intermediate to advanced.



English Teacher 

English Teaching Program, American Cultural Center, Antananarivo, Madagascar, 1995.

Conversational English instruction for advanced-level students. Three classes per day, 50 students total, ages 17–55. One class curriculum was tailored specifically to Malagasy professional journalists.