I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. I have worked in the education sector for almost ten years. I recently earned a TESOL certificate which I will use to help non-native English speakers become familiar with spoken and written American English.
I have worked in the education industry for almost ten years I was born and raised in the United States of America, therefore, I am very familiar with the language of my birth. I will provide students with written and oral practice to help them become comfortable using American English.
My rates are as follows:
1.) 25 USD per hour for individuals
2.) 55 USD per hour for 2 people
3.) 150 USD for 3 or 4 persons.
Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a basic understanding of written and spoken English. All tutoring sessions will be conducted via Skype.
JOSEPH A. MARTIN
OBJECTIVE: To continue my education through a career in academia, government service or industry.
EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION: 2016 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): International TEFL and TESOL Training (ITTT); 1996 Bachelor of Science: College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana
2007 to present: Regional and Distributed Scorer for Pearson Educational Measurement. Scoring of scholastic aptitude tests for elementary through high school grades according to rubric specified by client. Because of my job performance and competence as a successful scorer, Pearson Educational Measurement has also requested me to assist with a number of pilot projects.
2005 to 2010: Merchandising Specialist/Product Specialist. Mosaic Sales Solutions. Set up on site equipment for global electronics company. Demonstrate and sell products. Maintain demo units. Read company communications. Maintain supplies.
1998 to 2003: Research Scientist in Biosciences. University of Illinois at Urbana. Analyses of ecological events and trends for their impact on urban areas in the United States.
2000 to 2001: Research Assistant FAA Project. University of Illinois at Urbana. Assisted in data gathering for a project aimed at assessing probability and avoidance of collisions between aircraft and avians, and aircraft and terrestrial species.
1997-1998: Environmental Consultant. EcoHealth Research, Inc. Developed a prototype database of mussel mortality due to barge traffic in the Mississippi River. Researched literature of wildlife mortality resulting from highway and railroad traffic.
1995: Physiology Research Assistant. University of Illinois. Observed female bovines at UIUC South Farms for changes in mating behavior following injection of estrous synchronization implant. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of blood samples for hormone concentrations using ELISA methodology.
1995: Reproductive Physiology Data Analyst. University of Illinois. Observed female ovines at UIUC South Farms for changes in reproductive behavior and reaction to temporal cues following injection of a steroid implant. Assisted in ovariectomy and hysterectomy operations, prepared steroid implants and compiled data on weights of uteri recovered from test subjects in an experiment designed to determine the effects of hormones on the physiology of ewes.
1988: Research Leader Microbiology Project. Danville Area Community College. Collected soil samples from diverse sites in order to obtain viable bacterial specimens. Cultured and identified, via gram and spore staining procedures, each bacterial species collected from all sampling sites.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION EXPERTISE
Teaching methodology, Parts of Speech, Classroom Management, Teaching Theories, Pronunciation and Phonology, Lesson Planning, Evaluation and Testing, Coursebooks and Materials, Equipment and Teaching Aids, Teaching Receptive and Productive Skills, Teaching New Language, Conditionals and Reported Speech, Modals, Phrasal Verbs and Passive Voice, Teaching Special Groups
Animal behavior: Darwinian logic and the Study of Behavior, Diversity of Behavior, Learned Behavior, Genetics and Behavior, Development of Behavior, Nerve Cells and Behavior, Organization of Behavior, Evolution of Behavior, Adaptation and Behavioral Ecology, Habitat Selection, Territoriality, Ecology of Feeding Behavior, Ecology of Anti-predator Behavior, Ecology of Mating Systems, and Ecology of Social Behavior.
Physiology: tissue culturing, ELISA, hematology, anesthesiology, large and small animal surgery techniques.
Organic Chemistry: synthesis, chromatography, recrystallization, esterification, titration, spectroscopy, dehydration of alcohols.
Computer Science: Windows, Open Office, WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Reference Manager, Lotus 1-2-3, Harvard Graphics, Excel, Abobe Photo Shop, Adobe, Acrobat, Open Office programs, Netscape, search engine keyword research, online data searches, Skype, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Internet Explorer.
Language Ability: Two years of college Spanish with fluency in reading, writing and speaking in this language.
Kesler, D.J., Faulkner, D.B., Martin, J.A., and Nash, T.G. 1997. Norgestomet Implantation after Insemination Enhances First Service Fertility, Hastens Fertility Postpartum, and synchronizes a Second Estrus in Beef Females. Beef Research Report. 24:135.
Schaeffer, D.J., Kerster, H., Martin, J.A., Dickson, B. and Dickson, L. 1997. Wildlife Mortality Caused by Highway Vehicles and Railroads: A Comprehensive Literature Review and Proposed Method for Extrapolation to Traffic Increases and Between Species. United States Army Corps of Engineers Technical Report.
INTERESTS and AFFILIATIONS
Bird watching, ping pong, biking, strength training, swimming and spectator sports. Japanese Animation Club.
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