I have an MBA and an MA in English Teaching. I also hold a life-time license to teach secondary math in Arkansas. I have taught at all levels from Junior , senior to college levels. I have also taught adults with great success.
I have had more than 15 years of teaching math at the junior and senior high levels. I can teach elementary math all the way to calculus. I have tutored for Wyzant (a national tutoring service) for more than 3 years. Many good math students in Ft Smith have been my students at Wyzant. I have many excellent recommendations from these students. I enjoy working with student one-on-one. I can also handle small groups of students.
Curriculum Vitae of Tam Q. Pham
9708 Jenny Lind Rd
Ft Smith, AR 72908
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Immigrant status: Citizen Country of origin: Vietnam
M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages),
U. of Northern Iowa (1995)
M.B.A., University of Iowa (1979) Concentration: Marketing and Finance.
B.A. in English Teaching, University of Saigon, Vietnam (1970)
LL.B.(Bachelor of Law/Economics) University of Saigon School of Law, Vietnam (1972)
Certification: K-12 Math Certified (States of Arkansas and Oklahoma) Life time Certification
K-12 ESL Certified (States of Arkansas and Oklahoma)
August 2014-May 2016: Math Teacher, Kimmons Junior High, Ft Smith, Arkansas. Taught
Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 (9th grade math)
August 2012- July 2014: Math Teacher, Mansfield Junior Treatment Center. Taught all
levels of math including geometry, pre-calc, College Algebra and trigonometry. .
August 2010-May 2011: Math Teacher, Heavener Public School, Oklahoma. Taught 6-8
grade math levels.
Aug 2009-May 2010 Hartford Public Schools, Arkansas. Taught Geometry,Algebra 1-2,
August 2007-Dec 2009: Math Teacher, Union Christian Academy, Ft Smith, Arkansas.
Taught Algebra 1,2,3 Trig-Precalc, Calculus AB and BC
August 2006-May 2007: Math Teacher. Hartford Public School
Taught Algebra 1,2, Trig-Precalc to 9-11 grades.
August 2013-Present: Instructor in TESOL, Ft Smith Adult Education Center. Teach all four
skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
Aug 2006-2008: Adjunct Professor (TESOL), Dallas Theological Seminary. Taught
TESOL Methodology, Phonology, and Syntax. Trained future TESOL
Teachers in foreign countries.
Jan 2006-May 2006: Instructor, Intensive English Program, Texas Christian University.
Taught Reading, Writing, Speaking to an internationala student body.
2005-2006: Adjunct Faculty at John Brown University, Arkansas. Taught Microeconomics,
Managerial Economics, Managerial Finance in the Professional Program.
2002-2005: Adjunct Faculty: The University of Texas at Arlington.
Taught Freshman English such as composition, reading and English
structure to prepare students for regular college courses.
1995-2001 Assistant Professor, Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa.
Taught ESL to students preparing for the priesthood by training them to
acquire a proficiency in English to pursue a full time theological training.
Also developed curriculum to teach Vietnamese language, culture and
literature to Vietnamese born in America.
1982-1988 Visiting Lecturer, U of Iowa (College of Business Administration).
Taught evening classes to Juniors and Seniors in Principles of Marketing,
Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, and International Business
(concurrently with being an analyst for Rocwell International)
1970-1975 Director, English Language Program, Mennonite Cultural Center. Saigon.
Managed and taught intermediate and advanced ESL students. Prepared
students for the TOEFL. Developed materials for both ESL and TOEFL classes.
1997-Present: Senior Editor, Vietnamese Bible Translation Project for the World
Bible Translation Center in Ft Worth, Texas. Editor and translator of a
new Vietnamese Bible designed for the common people. Developed a
bi-lingual New Testament for readers born in Vietnam and America
who want to have a working knowledge of both language.
1991-1994: Small Business Consultant. Helped small business investors start their
own business by advising them on finance, marketing, distribution, and
1980-1991: Financial and Marketing Analyst, Rockwell International Corporation.
Conducted market research for the Avionics Group (General Aviation)
and developed strategies for marketing avionic equipment to airframe
manufacturers of Business Aircraft. Did financial analysis on various
projects impacting the Division’s profitability.
1978-1979: Teaching Assistant, U of Iowa while pursuing the MBA degree.
1994-1995: Editor, TESOL NEWS & FEATURES, University of Northern Iowa.
1980-2001: Frequent article writer to the Cedar Rapids Gazette discussing
various issues that impact the community or society as a whole (30 articles)
1985-1990: President Vietnamese Friendship Association in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A private organization specialized in social and educational issues
affecting the Vietnamese refugees in America.
2001-Present: Guest Columnist to the SW Times Record in Ft Smith, Arkansas.
Conferences and Presentations:
Presenter on issues affecting TESOL methodology and applications at MID-
TESOL, Bi-lingual Education, and Linguistic conferences. Topics include:
• Using humor in the ESL Classroom (Des Moines, Iowa 1995)
• Using Click Art to teach ESL Vocabulary: a low-cost and effective way of teaching (Des Moines, Iowa 1996)
• The Role of native language in learning English (Mid-TESOL Conference, Kansas City, 1997)
• Pitfalls in pronunciation and grammar for Vietnamese ESL students. (Mid-TESOL Conference, Kearny, Nebraska, 1998)
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