I am a firm facilitator / task master.
I use the the Total Physical Response Story-telling technique as utilized by Blaine Ray in teaching languages.
I demand enthusiastic participation from my students.
Students crave discipline and will profit from my technique which emphasizes drilling.
Teacher and Administrator with over 25 years experience world-wide since 1979.
Retired Soldier, Sailor, Single Engine Land fixed-wing Pilot, Scuba Diver and Letterman in Soccer and Lacrosse at two of the top 25 U.S. Universities.
Language skills of increasing proficiency include Portuguese, Russian, French, and Spanish.
Cognitively disabled students pay double my specified rates.
Bradley Van Syckle Smith Ostroümov
5803 Calle Jose M Tartak APT 807
Carolina, Puerto Rico 00979
Education: 2004 Ed. S.: Administration: Nova Southeastern University, Florida
1999 MAED Spanish Ed.: The College of William & Mary in Virginia
1994 BA Spanish/English: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1998 TEFL Certificate: English Language Centre, London, U.K.
1978-1980 Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.: Spanish, Russian
Teacher Spanish Language & Latin Culture; Science; Aviation; TEFL
Washoe County School District Reno, NV
Coral Academy of Science 2019-2020
Enumerator United States Census Bureau Reno, NV
International Translation Svc. Simultaneous Medical Translation: Spanish Las Vegas-Reno, NV
Dean of Students Attendance and Discipline Las Vegas, NV
Clark County School District Supervision of 3.5K Students/site 2004-2012
+ 15 Teachers and 5 Support Staff
ELL SPED Supervisor Soccer Coach
HS Spanish and English Teacher Spanish 1- AP; English AP Las Vegas, NV
Clark County School District 2001-2004
Lead Instructor Supervision of 400 Cadets in a Recruit Company Dammam, KSA
English Language Training Division 15 ELL Instructors 1999-2001
Royal Saudi Naval Forces Related Administrative and Liaison Activities
Technical Institute of Naval Studies (TINS)
Director Director, Lead Instructor, Business Agent
Instituto Audio-Visual de Inglés Costa Rica, Panamá
MLRS Crewmember Training Room NCO Fort Sill, OK
US REG Army Volunteer HS Tutor 1994-1997
2/4 Field Artillery Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Battalion Representative
Skills & Awards:
Fulbright Scholar : Argentina 2006
Spanish Honor Society, Los Hidalgos, 1978
Spanish Prize Winner, Woodberry Forest School, Va. 1978
Soccer Letters, Georgetown University 1978-1979
Lacrosse Club, University of Michigan 1986
Soldier of the Month 1996
Private Pilot: Single Engine Land 1991
Technical Institute of Naval Studies Scuba Club Chairman 2000
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
INVERDRUIE FISHERIES, Aviemore, Scotland, U.K.
Lake Fisheries, St. John’s, Isle of Man, U.K. 1982-1983
Rainbow Trout Farmer Apprenticeship
PILOT PAINTING & DRYWALL
WIDE-AWAKE SNOWPLOW SERVICES, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1983-1991
OYSTER BAR AND SPAGHETTI MACHINE, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1991-1994
YELLOW CAB, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1991-1994
Driver and Pharmaceutical / Human Organ Transport
EQUIFAX, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 1994
Insurance Transcription and Data Entry
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL AND STAGE EMPLOYEES 1986-1994
I.A.T.S.E. LOCAL 395, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Stagehand, Carpenter, Painter, Electrician
HART DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia 1998-1999
Custom Home Builder: Framing, Roofing, Painting, Concrete, Asphalt, Foundation Replacement
JOHN’S TRAVEL AND LUGGAGE, San Diego, California 2000-2001
FULL TILT BOOGIE BRICK AND BLOCK, Ann Arbor 1986-1994
Mason’s Apprentice and Laborer
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