I base my classes on the students' previous knowledge and scaffold accordingly, while immersion is the best method to learn a language it is also important that students learn Spanish in a communicative manner, to carry out real-life language functions based on real-life contexts, for example, the context of "shopping" would require the student to know how to ask the price of an item, describe an item and express their approval or discontent with the said item. Additionally, describing things and personalities and expressing feelings are vital components. Among many other things. Using these fundamentals I would then modify the classes to be engaging and fun. " I have a post-graduate diploma(higher than a Bachelors degree) in Spanish Teaching Methodologies from the University of Chile which was a scholarship obtained through the Chilean government based on academic merit.
¿Por qué es importante de aprender un idioma extranjero? porque" Los límites de mi idioma son los límites de mi mundo" Ludwig Wittgenstein
Why is it important to learn a foreign language? Because "The limits of my language are the limits of my world" Ludwig Wittgenstein
Rates may vary according to the level of the students and the examination they are planning to undertake. For instance classes for English Eilts general/academic would be 30 dollars an hour as opposed to the $20 an hour.
Zack De Bruin
• To be a person of integrity who carries out duties and responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner
• To inspire excellence and success in my Students and provide an effective language learning environment (when pertaining to a teaching position)
• To be a Creative & dynamic, team-player who accomplishes assignments & responsibilities in an efficient, economical & collaborative manner.
Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago
April – June 2018
• Information Communication Technology (I.C.T ) in Education 2018 Training Course
Diploma in ICT Proficiency
Proficiency in office suite, among many other online collaborative educational teaching tools for the 21st century classroom and educational institutions.
University of Chile (Santiago Chile)
•Post Graduate Diploma in Spanish Teaching Methodologies (Academic Scholarship) awarded by the Chilean government
University of the West Indies(Trinidad and Tobago)
•Double major; B.A. linguistics & B.A. Spanish
San Fernando Government Secondary
•C. A. P. E (Caribbean Advance-level Proficiency Examination) subjects attained :
Economics (unit 1&2), Spanish (unit 1&2) Sociology (unit 1&2,) Communication Studies,& Caribbean Studies
Venezuelan Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago
•Diploma in Spanish language and Culture
Signifying the completion of four years Respectively; Beginner, Intermediate Advance and Conversational Spanish
St Benedicts College La Romaine
•CXC 8 O-LEVEL SUBJECTS : Mathematics, English Spanish Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Geography Social Studies and Human and Social Biology
•Accomplished a well-organized company & facilitated the organization & management of a Junior Achievement Company in which the responsibility & rewards of freedom, initiative, teamwork & enterprise were clearly demonstrated.
H. E. C. S (Higher Educational Consultancy Services)
July 2005 to September 2005
•Completion certificate of AutoCAD Level 1 (one) •Certificate in Computer literacy & Microsoft office Suits
Scout Training, Scout Association of Trinidad &Tobago
•Camping, hunting, survival & First Aid Skills
January 2009 -present+2018
Description/ Duties include
•Former English Foreign Language Tutor at UWI and SIFL Rushworth Street San Fernando
•Teaching English & Spanish as Second Languages
•Planning of units and lessons •Syllabi research for CXC/CAPE Spanish & English &ELPT examinations
•Past Examination for CXC/CAPE Spanish & English &ELPT examinations
Spanish Teacher III Secondary Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago
Holy Name Convent Secondary School Point Fortin
Mar 2015 -Present+
• Teach Spanish Throughout the different levels (also known as forms)
• Subjects Assessed to teach: CXC: English language and English Literature Remedial English and Spanish: subjects taught CXC Spanish Forms 2-5 Religion and Remedial English.
• Arrange: Selected School events • CXC Oral examiner and listening comprehension Speaker.
• Attend multiple Teacher training workshops in Education, lesson planning, administrating and managing of classroom and administrative environment.
Spanish Language Teacher, Renaissance Preparatory School for Boys and Girls
Hubert Rance Street San Fernando
july 2014-mar 2015
• Teach Spanish from first year to standard five
• Be oriented with the philosophy and curriculum of the school • At times, When a teacher is absent, I was called upon to substitute for that class teacher.
• Play an active role in the schools Christmas fair and concert.
Level III OJT Clerk, Elections and Boundaries Commission Registration Area Office Siparia and Point Fortin
November 2013- July 2014
• Translation (Spanish to English) of birth marriage, death certificates, affidavits, passports and other official and legal documents • Communication on behalf of the Office
•Carrying out transactions pertaining to Identification cards such as renewals, replacements, change of names and addresses, and retake from signature thumbprint. • Updating and maintaining a list of electors and list of jury servers
•Doing memorandums on behalf of the office • Handling registrants queries and complaints
•Assisting with field work to verify addresses, deaths and deemed electors. as well as home deliveries of ID cards • Other clerical work such as data entry, cataloging and shelving of record cards, as well as the receiving and dispatching of correspondence.
Ramadarsingh’s Insurance Services LTD ( Two Month Contract Employment)
Grants RD Rousillac
October to November 2013
• clerical work • Calculating insurance premiums
Self-employed Director of Tours from Colombia to Trinidad
January 2013 – June 2013
•Organization & execution of excursions in Trinidad
•Interpretation • Booking of tickets, guides & chauffeurs
•Hotel accommodation & scheduling of events
January 2009 -present2018 +
Description/ Duties included
•Former English foreign language tutor at UWI St Augustine and SIFL Rushworth street San Fernando
•Teaching English & Spanish as Second Languages
•Planning of units and lessons
•Syllabi research for CXC Spanish & English &ELPT examinations
•Past Examination research for CXC Spanish & English &ELPT examinations
Student Assistant, Student Advisory Services (SAS) U.W.I.
July 2012 – June 2013
•Data entry for yearbook 2013
• Presentation & illustration of the Yearbook through Microsoft Word & Excel
•Assisting with the organization & execution of seminars
•Communication on behalf of SAS
•Participate in focus groups, discussions, meetings and assist in the execution of various activities and events.
Student Assistant, Alma Jordan Library U.W.I.
May- August 2010 /July 2011- August 2011/ May 2012 – July 2012
•Documentation, Cataloging , book preservation
& floor attending
•Basic library science & Journal uploading
•Computer software training in ALEPH & OPAC •The Creation of Library displays, Shelving & Shelf reading
•Academic Writing Styles training; MLA,APA&Chicago
Student Assistant, Self- Access Facility Library-Center of language & learning U.W.I
September 2011- May 2011
• Monitoring of the facility
• Providing of technical assistance •Dealing with problems & complaints
•Doing displays, cataloging & shelf reading
Clerical Assistant, Ministry of Social Development
May 2011- July 2011
• Handling of client complaints & queries
• Reorganization of filing system •Editing of client files
•Updating of clients’ records
Sales Person, A.A.Laquis Gulf City & Price Plaza branches
November 2007- January 2007/ May 2008- September 2008
Duties included Training Received
•Selling &Stock Taking
•Blood glucose & Blood pressure testing
•Ordering of products for the branch • Customer relations & knowledge of products
• System 2000 Sales Software
• First Aid & Sicknesses
Poll Clerk, Elections & Boundaries Commission, Point Fortin
•Knowledge of voting process •Clerical work
•UWI linguistics Society- active member
•UWI Latin American Society- active member •Rousillac United Group- Past-committee member
•Young Adults Group- La Brea RC Church
Fluency in Spanish & English at C1/2 European Level
SKILLS OTHER INTERESTS
Teaching of English & Spanish as second languages Sign language & Creole linguistics
Translation & interpretation Spanish & English Latin & Ballroom Dancing
Customer relations & Documentation Swimming
Speech Therapy & Music Therapy
Time management speaker
Lake-Asphalt Tour Guide
Available upon request
I have known Zack for the past seventeen years. He is very passionate about the Spanish language and he adopts an inclusive and student centred method of teaching. I wholeheartedly recommend him to any potential student!
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