I'm an Elementary and Middle School Spanish/French Educator at an American International School in Kingston, Jamaica. I plan and implement effective pedagogical techniques for all grade levels. I also, actively engage in curriculum, staff training and development to foster efficient classroom instruction.
To strategically align myself to a dynamically poised organization or educational institution, which will allow me to maximize my full potential, and to contribute to the fulfillment of the organization’s goals.
I teach at the University of Technology, Jamaica. I conduct classes at several levels concurrently from beginning speakers to students who are approaching near fluency. My instruction encapsulates the five core components of foreign language learning, that is: speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture. I plan and deliver all lessons in an interactive classroom environment to facilitate authentic immersion and acquisition of the target language.
My one year academic tenure as an English Teaching Assistant at a vocational school (Lycée François Clouet) and an elementary school (Collège Bechellerie) in Tours, France gave me the opportunity to sharpen my french speaking skills. I was responsible for the communicative and interactive process of English language acquisition after the core topic was taught. The pedagogy I employed was mainly digital and hand-on so as to engage them in speaking and listening in a highly educational and fun-filled environment.
I did a one year post-graduate Diploma in Foreign Language Education. The course offered instruction in Classroom Pedagogy, Digital Teaching & Learning, Assessment Preparation & techniques, as well as an Internship.
I did an intense two year program in Tourism Management with a focus on Sustainable Tourism in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Some of my core courses included: Marketing & Finance, Human Resource Management, Business Leadership, Economic Analysis and Environmental Tourism.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish and International Relations. I also did a six month exchange program at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. I did Spanish Language and Literature, Law & Governance, International Business & Markets as well as Foundational and Intermediate French courses.