I enjoy designing classes thematically as well as creating discussion questions and learning activities for students that challenge their thinking. I believe the best approach is to engage students with topically relevant activities. I teach using the constructivist approach, and when teaching classes, I employ cooperative learning techniques.
I have been teaching English as ESL and Language Arts for over twenty years. I have taught classes of up to fifty middle school students as well as smaller class of early elementary school students, and college students as well. I have also tutored students one-on-one and in small groups of three or four. Last year, I taught all my students online, using Zoom, Canvas, Persuall and Turnitin.
For tutoring, I will reduce the hourly rate per student based on the number of students in attendance.
• I am an excellent communicator. I am adept at creating an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and which incorporates cooperative and constructivist methodology in teaching.
• I am adaptive. I am a flexible, energetic teacher who thrives on change—personal, cultural, or technological.
• I am creative and industrious. I enjoy designing my own teaching tools for the enhancement of student learning in an environment in which authentic language learning can take place.
March 2004-August 2020 (E-1 visa)- Assistant Professor, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Teaching integrated language skills in English language program, from reading comprehension to academic writing. Other teaching areas: speech and presentation for sophomores in the Department of Medicine; academic writing for Department of International Studies; writing and debating for Scranton majors; film analysis and essay writing for English Literature majors; creative writing. Other duties: textbook selection chair; exam committee chair; hiring committee member for teacher candidates; English writing clinic coordinator; Advanced English curriculum design chair; Academic English committee member, Essential English curriculum design steering committee member, committee member for designing specialized English curriculum for Natural Science majors.
March 2000-December 2003- Foreign Language Instructor, Dong Seo University, Busan, South Korea
Teaching basic / intermediate level oral skills classes; designing curriculum for teaching English majors. Other duties: writing dialogue for DSU’s textbook, Hey You 2; assistant editor for student magazine, E-Zine; coordinator of teaching workshops for new foreign instructors; facilitator of English major’s linguistics study group.
September 1998-June 1999- English & Social Studies Teacher, Calapooia Middle School, Albany, Oregon, U.S.
(Practicum) Instructing and assessing eighth graders in two subject areas, Language Arts and American History.
March 1996- December 1997- English Teacher, Yeo Myeong Boys Middle School, Busan, South Korea
Instructing English communication skills, designing school’s listening assessment program, coaching students competing in city-wide English speech contests. Evacuating foreign instructors in extracurricular English program.
Summer / Winter programs 1997- Prep Instructor, Busan Science High School / Busan Foreign Language High School: Teaching a speaking and writing program; Teaching SAT prep course and essay writing.
May-June1993- Volunteer Teacher, Roosevelt Middle School, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Individual instruction and assessment in creative writing and reading comprehension of advanced students.
September 1986- June 1990- Youth Director, Saint Matthew’s Church, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Organizing group activities for middle school and high school students, from book and film clubs to field trips.
January 1986- June 1990- Community Meals Director, Saint Matthew’s Church, Eugene, USA
Coordinating community outreach program and organizing meals for homeless and unemployed families.
April 1984- June 1993- Supervisor, Golden Temple Natural Foods Inc., Eugene, Oregon, USA
Supervising crew of Laotian and Indian immigrant workers for Sikh bakery. Evaluate employees for hiring.
Master of Arts, Teaching, English Language Arts, Oregon State University, 1999
Teaching License, Secondary Level Language Arts, State of Oregon, 1999-2003
ESL Endorsement, State of Oregon, 1999-2003
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Oregon, 1993
• Citation from the Korean Ministry of Education, August 31, 2020
• Service Commendation, Hokma College, Ewha Womans University, August 31, 2020
• Excellence in Teaching Award, Ewha Womans University, 2015
• Excellence in Teaching Award, Ewha Womans University, 2005
• Teachers Consortium Graduate Representative, OSU, 1998-99
• Dean’s List, University of Oregon, Spring 1993
• Junior Scholarship Award, University of Oregon, Winter 1992
• Dean’s List, University of Oregon, Spring 1991
• Dean’s List, University of Oregon, Fall 1990
I have known Anthony for 40 years. We are from the same home town. I remember when he first started teaching. He had found his passion. Anthony is a serious teacher. He loves teaching and he cares about his students. Anthony is always prepared with interesting and engaged lesson plans. He is earnest and dedicated.
I have known Anthony as a colleague at a major university in Korea. He has won two best teacher awards which is a great achievement at our school. He has extensive experience at teaching and is a very creative and intuitive teacher. He generally loves his students and knows how to improve their skills for studying. His classes are not only enjoyable but very well structured and gratifying!
To whom it may concern:
Anthony and I have been colleagues at Ewha Womans University for over a decade. I can provide both a professional and character recommendation. In terms of teaching, advising, and required duties in our department – which includes both mandatory freshmen courses of integrated English composition, presentation, reading skills, and upper-level subject-matter electives – I can attest to Anthony’s professionalism and dedication to teaching. Over the past 14 years, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Anthony on curriculum design, exam development, textbook selection, and other departmental tasks. During this time, Anthony has proven to be a valuable member of our faculty, as well as a respected and effective leader when given leadership roles.
I was particularly impressed with his management of our Advanced English courses in which as the longest serving chair, he revamped the curriculum from a general content-based approach that relied heavily on memorization and rote learning to an integrated reading, writing, and speaking skills approach with an emphasis on the application of critical thinking skills. Although he faced a lot of resistance to implement this change, it is now the standard in our freshmen level-based courses.
In terms of character, I have found Anthony to be a well-liked colleague and a team player among our group of foreign and Korean faculty. Anthony is also an outspoken advocate for ethical and professional behavior and has led by example in this regard. I have personally sought him out as a sounding board on several occasions as have other colleagues, who view him as standfast, practical, and honest. I believe that Anthony Davis would be an asset to your department and will be sorely missed in ours.
I recommend Anthony Davis to you without reservations. Should you require any further information, feel free to contact me at the email or by phone number listed below.
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