Curriculum Vitae - Houston Community College

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Anne Damiecka
22527 Tullis Trail Court. ~ Katy, Texas 77494 ~ Mobile: 713-449-7477 ~ [email protected]
ESOL TEACHER
Compassionate and enthusiastic educator, extremely dedicated to the learning process and providing excellence to
academically diverse students. Inspirational leader, desiring to instill individuals with the level of confidence needed in
overcoming obstacles and achieving educational goals. Possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills, consistently
establishing quality relationships with individuals of culturally diverse backgrounds. Talented at addressing the individual
learning styles of various students by employing multiple teaching strategies within the classroom, successfully promoting a
learning environment conductive to individual growth.
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EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Master of Arts (2008) - Linguistics (TESOL)
University of Surrey, Guilford, UK
Post-Graduate Diploma (2007) – Applied Linguistics (TESOL)
University of Surrey, Guilford, UK
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude (2000) - Major: History of Art,
The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Thematic Minor: Central European Studies,
Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
TEFL Certificate (2001) Wisconsin ESL Institute, Madison, Wisconsin
RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE – CENTAL – Houston, Texas
1/11 – present
Adjunct Faculty, Intensive English
Plan and teach Intermediate Conversation course. Create materials to supplement and enhance required texts and facilitate
students’ acquisition of course objectives. Evaluate students to measure their progress in achieving course objectives and
inform them in a timely manner.
LONE STAR COLLEGE – CYFAIR– Cypress, Texas
1/11 - present
Adjunct Faculty, ESOL
Create syllabi, lesson plans, assessment tools, and instructional materials for Writing 2 and TOEFL iBT Preparation courses.
Utilize technology to enhance the classroom experience and design lessons to appeal to diverse learning styles. Evaluate
students’ progress toward course objectives and provide additional support for students outside of class time.
LONE STAR COLLEGE – CYFAIR– Cypress, Texas
8/10 – 1/11
Assistant Professor, ESOL (Temporary Position)
Develop syllabi for Oral Communication 1, Writing 3, and TOEFL iBT Preparation courses. Create common final exams for
Oral Communication levels 1 and 3. Serve as faculty mentor for new adjunct faculty. Contribute to departmental professional
development sessions on best practices in writing, oral communication, and grammar teaching.
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(Teaching Experience Continued)
LONE STAR COLLEGE – CYFAIR– Cypress, Texas
6/10 – 8/10
Adjunct Faculty, ESOL
Developed syllabus, learning tools, course materials, and methods of assessment which support students’ acquisition and
development of oral communication skills. Evaluated students’ progress toward course objectives and provide additional
assistance to students outside of class time.
LONE STAR COLLEGE – FAIRBANKS – Houston, Texas
1/10 – 5/10
Adjunct Faculty, ESOL
Developed syllabus, lesson plans, and supplementary course materials to facilitate students’ mastery of the academic writing
process. Provided guidance and feedback to students through regular consultation, enabling students to acquire internal
control of rhetorical and structural aspects of writing. Prepared students for entry into general college-level courses. Assessed
ESOL and Developmental English student writing at the System Common Final.
LONE STAR COLLEGE – CYFAIR – Cypress, Texas
7/09 – 5/10
CE Instructor ESOL
Integrated a variety of teaching techniques to motivate students, address different learning styles and establish a collaborative
learning environment where non-native speakers develop and improve English communication skills. Designed syllabi,
evaluated students’ achievement of course objectives, guided students in using technology to enhance language learning.
GLOBAL LT – Houston, Texas
1/09 – present
English as a Second Language Instructor
Provide one-on-one instruction to adult learners of English. Design and implement curricula for Survival English, Business
English, and General English courses. Develop lesson plans and materials to meet practical/professional needs of students.
Conduct needs assessments, proficiency evaluations and progress evaluations.
BRIDGE LINGUATEC – Houston, Texas
10/08 – present
Teacher Trainer
Organize and lead interactive weekend TEFL seminars covering fundamental aspects of teaching English as a foreign
language; prepare trainees to enter the field of international English language teaching. Introduce ELT methodologies,
strategies for pronunciation and grammar teaching, practical techniques for motivating students, enlivening classroom
communication, and facilitating learning. Familiarize trainees with current trends in CALL, cultural issues in the language
classroom, and essential elements of lesson planning. Provide critical assessment and feedback on trainee practice teaching.
IMAGINE – Warsaw, Poland
9/03 – 6/06
EFL Teacher
Taught English as a foreign language to several groups of 2-15 individuals within a private language school; created and
employed daily lesson plans and activities, administered and scored mock examinations.
 Increased student performance as an inspirational leader, providing motivation and positive reinforcement to students
of various achievement levels.
 Guided several students in successfully passing the Cambridge and Polish-Matura (high school graduation) exams,
providing individual and small group assistance, and utilizing exceptional teaching methodologies.
 Developed and executed a rewarding teaching syllabus, inspiring students through exciting lesson plans and activities,
while significantly enhancing the learning process.
 Employed a successful team teaching approach in providing students with strong English speaking skills, successfully
collaborating with several colleagues in providing the appropriate level of assistance to all students, and sustaining a
learning environment conductive to individual growth.
LINGUA NOVA - Warsaw, Poland
5/05 - 8/05
EFL Teacher
Worked one on one with executive level manager within a corporate setting; created and employed effective lesson plans;
utilized various assessment tools.
 Accommodated the professional needs of student through effective lesson plans and exceptional teaching
methodologies, assisting individual in gaining strong presentation and negotiation skills.
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(Teaching Experience Continued)
ELS -BELL WARSAW – Warsaw, Poland
8/02 - 6/03
EFL Teacher
Taught English as a foreign language to groups of 10-12 students (intermediate teenagers and advanced adults); coordinated
upper intermediate teachers; conducted student evaluations; actively participated in monthly development workshops,
interlocutor and rater in mock examinations.
 Utilized exceptional teaching methodologies in preparing several adults for the Cambridge exams, providing
inspiration and motivation as an educational leader, and contributing to the intellectual success of various students.
 Directed the daily activities of several colleagues, employing exceptional leadership and management abilities in
maintaining a constructive working environment.
ELS-BELL SZCZECIN - Szczecin, Poland
1/02 - 8/02
EFL Teacher
Assisted several Polish speaking students in learning the English language; employed a successful teaching curriculum;
maintained a positive rapport with all colleagues and students.
 Employed effective discipline techniques within the classroom, successfully managing several challenging groups of
students through successful leadership and management abilities, contributing to a constructive working environment.
WISCONSIN ESL INSTITUTE – Madison, Wisconsin
9/01 – 10/01
Teacher Trainee
 Taught a linguistically diverse group of beginning level students using a team-teaching approach. Developed all
course materials and lesson plans with a special focus on integrating ‘real-life’ situations into the classroom learning
experience.
SCORING EXPERIENCE
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE – Ewing, New Jersey
1/08 – 1/10
Rater, TOEFL iBT Speaking
Assessed candidate responses on six types of speaking tasks. Scored holistically, evaluating the overall quality of speakers’
delivery, language use and topic development against scoring guidelines.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE – Ewing, New Jersey
4/08 – 5/09
Rater, TOEIC Speaking
Evaluated candidate performance on ten types of oral tasks. Assigned scores holistically, evaluating the overall quality of
speaking and thinking according to integrated scoring guidelines.
INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Volunteer ESOL Literacy Teacher, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services (2011 - present)
Faculty - Student Mentoring Program, Lone Star College - CyFair (2010-present)
Enrollment and Retention Committee, Lone Star College – CyFair (2010-present)
Language Committee, Lone Star College - CyFair (2010-present)
Writing 2 Textbook Selection Committee, Lone Star College – Fairbanks Center (2010)
ESOL Extravaganza Committee, Fairbanks (2010)
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
TESOL; awarded TESOL Professional Development Scholarship (2009)
TexTESOL IV
TALAE
RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
TESOL Leadership Development Certificate (2010)
Accelerated Learning, Lone Star College-Kingwood (2010)
International TESOL Conference (2010, 2009)
TexTESOL Conference, San Antonio (2010)
TexTESOL IV Regional Conference, Houston (2009)
Principles and Practice of Online Teaching, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2009)
Designing the Ideal Community College ESL Program (Pre-Convention Institute, TESOL 2009)
LANGUAGES STUDIED
Polish, Spanish, Czech
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