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Lessons offered by Thomas
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • IELTS
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

ESL Teacher and Editor, CELTA certified. Experience teaching in Africa, Spain, Scotland and the U.S.

Methodology

Based on whatever the student needs/wants during any given class period. Calm, professional, understanding. Based on whatever the student needs/wants during any given class period. Calm, professional, understanding. Based on whatever the student needs/wants during any given class period. Calm, professional, understanding

Background

Telecommunications, ESL, Business English, University and secondary student education. Telecommunications, ESL, Business English, University and secondary student education. Telecommunications, ESL, Business English, University and secondary student education. Telecommunications, ESL, Business English, University and secondary student education.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $125
Lessons offered by Thomas
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • IELTS
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Thomas's resume


Thomas J. Yankosky
Portland OR 97215
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Skype: thomas.yankosky1

Objective:
I am looking for employment both related to and outside my experience in telecommunications and
teaching ESL / TEFL. I am a native English speaker (New York), and have worked with a wide range of
business groups, government agencies, medical professionals, and students. My experience teaching in
the U.S., Morocco and Europe, along with 20+ years in telecommunications, allows me to work with a
variety of individuals and groups. I am also seeking to improve my spoken and written Spanish.

Teaching Experience:

Private Editor and Tutor
Freelance, A Coruna Spain, Glasgow Scotland and the United States
October 2017 – June 2019
Worked with clients on personalized curriculum, academic papers and presentations, and professional articles. Assisted students with spoken accent reduction.

Private Language Instructor / Editor / Tutor
Freelance, Rabat Morocco
September 2016 – October 2017
Private instruction focusing on each client’s needs. Upper intermediate secondary school and university
students; medical professionals; banking and investment professional. University test preparation and
application paperwork; preparation for academic and work presentations; medical symposium
presentations.

English Language Instructor / Editor / Tutor
Berlitz, Rabat Morocco
September 2015 – September 2016

Taught individuals and groups, beginners through advanced. Business English, medical, financial,
technical, telecommunications. Lesson planning based on both Berlitz materials and specific customer
requests. Worked with Moroccan financial and government agencies (CDG, CDG Capital, MASEN, CMR,
IMANOR, Interior Ministry).

Teaching House, Portland Oregon
June 2015
Cambridge University, CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) (ESL, TEFL)

University of Oregon, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Departments of Art History and Religious Studies
September 1991 – June 1994


Telecommunications Experience:

T-Mobile USA
4G / UMTS / LTE Field Operations Technician
New York NY, January 2008 – January 2015

Member of the Operations/RF team upgrading the New York Market to 4G LTE. Monitor, maintain and upgrade approximately 300 BTS / Node B sites in the NYC Metro market.
7+ years experience with Ericsson RBS 3106, 3206 3518 and 6102 BTS. Second (2nd) carrier AWS installation. AAV /JDSU/ fiber proficient. Alcatel Lucent 7705 CSRouter cutovers from 2G to 4G. Working knowledge of hybrid backhaul (T1 / AAV / fiber), and Ethernet To The Cell Site. Element Manager / EMAS local and remote. OMC-R, OSS, MOSHELL. Familiar with Ericsson Alex documentation and E// upgrade (SW version P5, P6, P7).
8 years experience with Nortel s8000, s12000 and s18000 GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSPA BTS. Consolidation of 2G BTS cabinets to allow expansion of 3G Ericsson Node B.
Monitor and resolve service impacting tickets. Work closely with departments of RF Engineering, Development and Construction.
T1 testing with Anritsu and T-Berd. Hard line and antenna sweeps with Anristu.
True Position LMU / E911 / TDOA proficiency. DS0 and CSU (TelNet, HyperTerm, ProComm) set up and testing.
Monitor and manage service impacting issues and trouble tickets, meeting MTTR goals.

T-Mobile / Glotel
GSM Field Operations Technician
New York NY, May 2007 - December 2007

Worked in conjunction with the departments of RF Engineering, Operations and construction/site acquisition. Assisting in the preparation for roll-out of Ericsson 3G WCDMA network. Installed, configured and tested RFS Optimizer RT electrical downtilt modules in Ericsson WCDMA 2106 and 3106 base stations. Provided remote Ethernet network interface between the RF / design centers and base stations. Verified functionality of cabling and downtilt apparatuses.


T-Mobile / Glotel
Construction - Field Operations - Engineering Liaison
Long Island NY, January 2007 - April 2007

Assisted Construction project managers and RF engineers, and supervised tower crews, in the upgrade of antenna, coax and hardline systems (GSM, future Ericsson UMTS / WCDMA). Oversaw the install of Remec and CCI boosters, TMAs / Bias Tees. Verified Anritsu sweeps of hardline and antenna integrity. Provided field support for NOC, RF engineering, and Field Operations departments. Conducted site surveys (pre-install and post-install Quality Assurance / QA) and site acceptance walk-throughs. Point of contact for NOC / MTSO during testing and integration process.


T-Mobile / Glotel
GSM – UMTS / WCDMA Integration Field Technician
New York NY, July 2006 – January 2007

Assisted with the system integration of Nortel GSM s8000/s12000/s18000 platform to Ericsson UMTS WCDMA 3106/3206 Node B BTS cabinets in the metro NYC region. Aided project managers and RF engineering in BTS consolidations, installations, swap-outs and RF cutovers. Oversaw and directed crews carrying out BTS, antennae, microwave and coax/hardline installations and reconfigurations. Extensive troubleshooting experience; test & commissioning; site acceptance. Axxius CSU programming (Hyperterm, ProComm); T1/DS0 verification and acceptance. Provided field support for NOC, RF engineering, and Field Operations departments. Conducted site surveys (pre-install and post-install Quality Assurance / QA) and site acceptance walk-throughs. Point of contact for NOC / MTSO during testing and integration process. Work well independently or in groups, and under any degree of stress / deadlines.

Cingular / Kineticom / WFI
LMU E911 Test & Commission Technician
Massachusetts, December 2005

Cingular / Goodman Networks
Field Engineer, E911 / LMU Upgrade
Washington State, June 2005 - September 2005

Cingular / TNS / Kineticom
BTS / TDMA, GSM Technician
Los Angeles, March 2005 - June 2005

Upgraded Ericsson 882 / 884 TDMA BTS system to Nokia Ultrasite GSM platform. De-installed TDMA / CDPD equipment to allow for Nokia GSM and Ericsson GSM expansion.


Lucent Technologies / Radiant Systems
Training, Flexent Modular Cell 4.0, UMTS Configuration and Integration
Columbus OH/Portland OR, October - November 2004


Glotel / T-Mobile
Operations GSM / EDGE Technician
Albany NY and NYC, January 2004 - July 2004

U.S. Cellular
Network Field Engineer
Richland WA, October 1997 - March 2003

Monitored and maintained Nortel AMPS cell sites and CDMA Metro Cells through on-site testing and interface with DMS-MTX SuperNode switch (ASCII, TelNet, ProComm interfaces). Installed, commissioned and brought on-air AMPS and CDMA radio equipment, microwaves (2 GHz - 18 GHz), and various AC/DC 24/-48 volt power systems. Carried out cell site datafill, transceiver/cell balancing, drive-testing, sector-site optimization, coax/waveguide/transmission line sweeps, and trunk/DS1/DS3 testing. Troubleshooting experience with TML / TIL COAM; Node Manager and CSU / DSU initialization; Anritsu; T-Berd; Agilent-HP 8935; Wiltron. Monitored BTS performance statistics, managers' morning reports, and switch logs. Carried out debug call testing / RF verification with AMPS / CDMA handheld devices using RSAT and Comarco test sets. Collaborated with departments of operations, engineering and site acquisition, tower crews, and Telco/equipment vendors. Carried out regular preventative maintenance on towers, cell site compounds and equipment inventory units. Acted as a liaison for Telco, salespersons, vendors, subcontractors and repair centers.


Aerotek / AT&T Wireless
AMPS / TDMA Install Technician
Kent WA, June 1996 - August 1997


Education:
Cambridge CELTA Certification, June 2015, Portland OR

University of Oregon, Eugene OR
Master of Arts (Art History), December 1994

Hobart College, Geneva NY
Bachelor of Arts (Art History), June 1989


Languages:
English (native); intermediate Spanish; pre-intermediate French

References Available Upon Request


Thomas J. Yankosky
Portland OR 97215
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Skype: thomas.yankosky1

Objective:
I am looking for employment both related to and outside my experience in telecommunications and
teaching ESL / TEFL. I am a native English speaker (New York), and have worked with a wide range of
business groups, government agencies, medical professionals, and students. My experience teaching in
the U.S., Morocco and Europe, along with 20+ years in telecommunications, allows me to work with a
variety of individuals and groups. I am also seeking to improve my spoken and written Spanish.

Teaching Experience:

Private Editor and Tutor
Freelance, A Coruna Spain, Glasgow Scotland and the United States
October 2017 – June 2019
Worked with clients on personalized curriculum, academic papers and presentations, and professional articles. Assisted students with spoken accent reduction.

Private Language Instructor / Editor / Tutor
Freelance, Rabat Morocco
September 2016 – October 2017
Private instruction focusing on each client’s needs. Upper intermediate secondary school and university
students; medical professionals; banking and investment professional. University test preparation and
application paperwork; preparation for academic and work presentations; medical symposium
presentations.

English Language Instructor / Editor / Tutor
Berlitz, Rabat Morocco
September 2015 – September 2016

Taught individuals and groups, beginners through advanced. Business English, medical, financial,
technical, telecommunications. Lesson planning based on both Berlitz materials and specific customer
requests. Worked with Moroccan financial and government agencies (CDG, CDG Capital, MASEN, CMR,
IMANOR, Interior Ministry).

Teaching House, Portland Oregon
June 2015
Cambridge University, CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) (ESL, TEFL)

University of Oregon, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Departments of Art History and Religious Studies
September 1991 – June 1994


Telecommunications Experience:

T-Mobile USA
4G / UMTS / LTE Field Operations Technician
New York NY, January 2008 – January 2015

Member of the Operations/RF team upgrading the New York Market to 4G LTE. Monitor, maintain and upgrade approximately 300 BTS / Node B sites in the NYC Metro market.
7+ years experience with Ericsson RBS 3106, 3206 3518 and 6102 BTS. Second (2nd) carrier AWS installation. AAV /JDSU/ fiber proficient. Alcatel Lucent 7705 CSRouter cutovers from 2G to 4G. Working knowledge of hybrid backhaul (T1 / AAV / fiber), and Ethernet To The Cell Site. Element Manager / EMAS local and remote. OMC-R, OSS, MOSHELL. Familiar with Ericsson Alex documentation and E// upgrade (SW version P5, P6, P7).
8 years experience with Nortel s8000, s12000 and s18000 GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSPA BTS. Consolidation of 2G BTS cabinets to allow expansion of 3G Ericsson Node B.
Monitor and resolve service impacting tickets. Work closely with departments of RF Engineering, Development and Construction.
T1 testing with Anritsu and T-Berd. Hard line and antenna sweeps with Anristu.
True Position LMU / E911 / TDOA proficiency. DS0 and CSU (TelNet, HyperTerm, ProComm) set up and testing.
Monitor and manage service impacting issues and trouble tickets, meeting MTTR goals.

T-Mobile / Glotel
GSM Field Operations Technician
New York NY, May 2007 - December 2007

Worked in conjunction with the departments of RF Engineering, Operations and construction/site acquisition. Assisting in the preparation for roll-out of Ericsson 3G WCDMA network. Installed, configured and tested RFS Optimizer RT electrical downtilt modules in Ericsson WCDMA 2106 and 3106 base stations. Provided remote Ethernet network interface between the RF / design centers and base stations. Verified functionality of cabling and downtilt apparatuses.


T-Mobile / Glotel
Construction - Field Operations - Engineering Liaison
Long Island NY, January 2007 - April 2007

Assisted Construction project managers and RF engineers, and supervised tower crews, in the upgrade of antenna, coax and hardline systems (GSM, future Ericsson UMTS / WCDMA). Oversaw the install of Remec and CCI boosters, TMAs / Bias Tees. Verified Anritsu sweeps of hardline and antenna integrity. Provided field support for NOC, RF engineering, and Field Operations departments. Conducted site surveys (pre-install and post-install Quality Assurance / QA) and site acceptance walk-throughs. Point of contact for NOC / MTSO during testing and integration process.


T-Mobile / Glotel
GSM – UMTS / WCDMA Integration Field Technician
New York NY, July 2006 – January 2007

Assisted with the system integration of Nortel GSM s8000/s12000/s18000 platform to Ericsson UMTS WCDMA 3106/3206 Node B BTS cabinets in the metro NYC region. Aided project managers and RF engineering in BTS consolidations, installations, swap-outs and RF cutovers. Oversaw and directed crews carrying out BTS, antennae, microwave and coax/hardline installations and reconfigurations. Extensive troubleshooting experience; test & commissioning; site acceptance. Axxius CSU programming (Hyperterm, ProComm); T1/DS0 verification and acceptance. Provided field support for NOC, RF engineering, and Field Operations departments. Conducted site surveys (pre-install and post-install Quality Assurance / QA) and site acceptance walk-throughs. Point of contact for NOC / MTSO during testing and integration process. Work well independently or in groups, and under any degree of stress / deadlines.

Cingular / Kineticom / WFI
LMU E911 Test & Commission Technician
Massachusetts, December 2005

Cingular / Goodman Networks
Field Engineer, E911 / LMU Upgrade
Washington State, June 2005 - September 2005

Cingular / TNS / Kineticom
BTS / TDMA, GSM Technician
Los Angeles, March 2005 - June 2005

Upgraded Ericsson 882 / 884 TDMA BTS system to Nokia Ultrasite GSM platform. De-installed TDMA / CDPD equipment to allow for Nokia GSM and Ericsson GSM expansion.


Lucent Technologies / Radiant Systems
Training, Flexent Modular Cell 4.0, UMTS Configuration and Integration
Columbus OH/Portland OR, October - November 2004


Glotel / T-Mobile
Operations GSM / EDGE Technician
Albany NY and NYC, January 2004 - July 2004

U.S. Cellular
Network Field Engineer
Richland WA, October 1997 - March 2003

Monitored and maintained Nortel AMPS cell sites and CDMA Metro Cells through on-site testing and interface with DMS-MTX SuperNode switch (ASCII, TelNet, ProComm interfaces). Installed, commissioned and brought on-air AMPS and CDMA radio equipment, microwaves (2 GHz - 18 GHz), and various AC/DC 24/-48 volt power systems. Carried out cell site datafill, transceiver/cell balancing, drive-testing, sector-site optimization, coax/waveguide/transmission line sweeps, and trunk/DS1/DS3 testing. Troubleshooting experience with TML / TIL COAM; Node Manager and CSU / DSU initialization; Anritsu; T-Berd; Agilent-HP 8935; Wiltron. Monitored BTS performance statistics, managers' morning reports, and switch logs. Carried out debug call testing / RF verification with AMPS / CDMA handheld devices using RSAT and Comarco test sets. Collaborated with departments of operations, engineering and site acquisition, tower crews, and Telco/equipment vendors. Carried out regular preventative maintenance on towers, cell site compounds and equipment inventory units. Acted as a liaison for Telco, salespersons, vendors, subcontractors and repair centers.


Aerotek / AT&T Wireless
AMPS / TDMA Install Technician
Kent WA, June 1996 - August 1997


Education:
Cambridge CELTA Certification, June 2015, Portland OR

University of Oregon, Eugene OR
Master of Arts (Art History), December 1994

Hobart College, Geneva NY
Bachelor of Arts (Art History), June 1989


Languages:
English (native); intermediate Spanish; pre-intermediate French

References Available Upon Request

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