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CV Melanie Connors


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CV Melanie Connors

  1. 1. 73 Scapella Av e Mullaloo, WA 6027 E-mail Mel770@y Telephone : 0458 626 724 MelanieConnors Objective To utilize my teaching-leadership and administrative skills interfacing in a thriving, dynamic environment. Professional experience - English Tutor/Relief Teacher, Perth, March 2012-present - Term 2 Instructor, Banksia Hill Detention Centre, March-July 2014 - English Language Instructor, Phoenix Academy, Oct-Dec, 2013 - Literacy Tutor, Bandyup Women’s Prison, Aug-Sept. 2013 - Sessional Language Instructor at Curtain University, Oct-Nov 2012 English Instructor, Pontville Detention Centre, Hobart, TAS 15 August to 21 December 2011 Assessed newly arrived migrants; conducted one to one tuition and also taught small and large group English and Life-Skill classes to clients ranging in levels from pre-literate to moderate fluency. - English Instructor & Freelance Writer, Hawaii 2001-2011 Taught English full-time to non-traditional learners for Hawaii School District. Part-time university lecturer of English at satellite campuses; edited manuscripts and wrote copy for magazines and newspapers. - Lecturer, KansasCity Community College, Jan 1998-May 2000 Taught Freshman Composition, Research Writing and Speech to native English speakers; also instructed ESL amnesty/civics classes to migrant populating hailing from Mexico. - English Lecturer, Ad Copy writer Seoul, Korea 1996-1997 Taught university English classes at Korea University. Classes included “Conversational English”, “English Through Film” and curriculum and test-writing; copywriter part-time for Diamond Ad Agency, Seoul, Korea - Magazine Write/Polytechnic Instructor, Auckland NZ 1993-1996 Taught Speech/Writing classes/seminars at Unitech Polytechnic, Auckland, NZ. Also wrote copy for ad agencies/magazines. I traveled throughout New Zealand and wrote travel and feature articles about small businesses throughout New Zealand. - Teacher in Argentina, Summer 1997 Instructed English to business professionals at office worksites.
  2. 2. Qualifications Publications - Teacher Therapist, Odyssey House, Auckland NZ 1991-1992 Oversaw the students in correspondence high school curriculum; duties included teacher and community liaison; took students on outings, activities; counseled as needed. Researched job openings for students and monitored students transitioning into the workforce. - Leaning CenterSupervisor, Instructor, Dallas, Texas1986-1990 Taught Writing, ESL, Study Skills, Dallas for the Dallas Community College District; supervisory role included arranging casual tutors’ schedules, teaching English Composition and Developmental (remedial) Composition 101 to non-native English speakers and struggling learners; also tutored speech, English and conducted practice job interviews for students with disabilities. - Regional Director/Homestay Coordinator 1986-1990 Oversaw International Exchange student programme; arranged homestays for international students arriving in the States. Relocated to New Zealand and to establish NZ office and attained NZ residency and citizenship. Placed in 95th percentile as placement coordinator. - CERT IV Training and Assessment Australian Institute of Technology Transfer 2015 - Post-Baccalaureate Certification in K-12 TESOL University of Hawaii 2002 - TESOL Certificate, Trinity College, London Completed in Auckland, NZ, 1995 - Advertising Copywriter Apprenticeship Auckland Creative Circle, New Zealand 1995 - Teaching Diploma Secondary English Education Texas Woman’s University 1990 - Master of Arts, English University of North Texas 1989 NZ&AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY;NZ BUSINESS NZ HERALD; NORTH AND SOUTH MAGAZINE (NZ) WELLINGTON POST (NZ)VIKING MAGAZINE (US) Darien Morning News (US) Comedy Sketch (TV NZ) Referees 9374- 8785; 9333- 2222; (808) 922-7531; 0418362063