I try to throw as much wisdom and practice possible about the English language while maintaining a fun and practical approach to raising their level of English, be it elementary to advanced to proficient through student assessment and goal planning via the various tests they may be studying for or any humanistic goal they want to improve their English for.
I learned Spanish by living in Madrid and teaching English for 7 years. I'd like to start my own English academy aimed at fun and cultural awareness and professionalism. My students have all continued successfully in their careers and email me all the successes they have attained. They are like family to me. I wish I could teach them more!
Cory Allen Starkes
Henderson NV 89016 ((concealed information))
Dec 2009 - Apr 2019 English teacher at EC English in Manhattan, New York
Jan 2004 - Aug 2009 English teacher for non-English speakers through Canterbury English Academy, Emerson Language Resources, Babelia, Integrated Business Solutions, and Escuela Rias Bajas concurrently
Aug 2008 - Jul 2009 Director of Studies at Consultants to Government and Industry(CGI) in Madrid, Spain (duties included: billing and receipts for CGI employees, advertising and contracting new classes, teacher placement, teaching classes, and all other basic responsibilities of our company’s contract with CGI)
Jan 2008 - Aug 2009 Translation and transcription services with Integrated Business Solutions (IBS Madrid) on various projects (duties included: translation and re-edit of a TV pilot screenplay, transcriptions of Spanish business meetings to be used as tape-scripts, translations from Spanish to English of various brochures for Information Technology companies such as Audema and CGI, and organizing classes and program with human resource departments in spoken/written Spanish)
Jul 2005 - Aug 2009 Director of Studies at Escuela Rias Bajas in Ogrove, Spain during summer months (duties included: organization of classes, level assessments, teacher assistance, distribution of learning materials, and teaching classes)
Sep 2006 - Jul 2007 TEFL course instructor with Emerson Language Resources (duties included: instructing student teachers how to teach English to non-native English speakers, including grammar principles, lesson preparation, classroom dynamics, error correction and course objectives)
2002 - 2003 Las Vegas Entertainment Productions - Events organizer, caterer
1998 - 2002 Starbucks Coffee Company in Las Vegas, NV - Shift supervisor
Jan 2004 TEFL certification course through Canterbury English in Madrid, Spain
Sep 1997 - Aug 2003 Graduated from University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas with a B.A. in Arts and English Literature (Junior and Senior courses included literature written in Old English, Middle English and from Renaissance, Victorian, and 18th century Restorative literature, as well as contemporary periods)
Sep 1994 - Sep 1996 Penn State Engineering Program
Fluent in English and Spanish, TEFL certified, excellent at editing,
proficient with most Microsoft applications, proficient using the Internet for work and communication. Hard-working, reliable, professional, friendly, willing to learn and develop valuable workplace experience, very good at problem-solving, and not afraid to take the initiative when appropriate to do so. Taught English in Spanish companies such as Delaviuda, MetroVacesa, Atos Origin, PhoneHouse, Vodaphone, Audema, Ekinsa, Kellog’s, KONE, Proactiva, Holcim, and Norman Broadbent as well as private classes with lawyers, programmers, architects, marketing represenattives, and university language professors.
Personal Interests: I have a great fondness for languages. I studied German for 3 years and Spanish for 10 years. I’ve had experience teaching mainly Korean and Swiss students since I moved to New York. I’ve written poetry since I was 14 and have had 9 poems published in Penn State’s literary journal Hubris. In my free time I like swimming, cycling, martial arts, and video games. I find ways to excel in everything I do. All of my former employers say I work very hard, do a great job, that I’m a fun and courteous individual to be around and that I’m always welcome back.
References: Available on request.
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