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Education

2006 Master of Arts, Linguistics, University of Toronto
2005TESL/TEFL Certification, Oxford Seminars, Toronto
2004Honours Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, Classical Civilization and Music History, University of Toronto

Experience

2014-nowLinguistics Tutor
I support undergraduate and graduate students from various universities in all aspects of Linguistics.
2014-nowEnglish Teacher
I offer ESL instruction and support for all levels of English learners.
2014-nowProofreader/Copwriter
I offer proofreading and copywriting services to individuals and businesses, guaranteeing consistent and correct English for all occasions.
2010-nowClassroom Notetaker, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, George Brown College, Toronto
I support hard-of-hearing students at George Brown, Seneca, Humber and Centennial Colleges, transcribing (both real-time in class and as a delivered document within 24 hours) each lecture and lab discussion.
2010-2011English Teacher, Tops Academy, Toronto
I tutored students of all ages and levels in English grammar, vocabulary, and literature.
2008-2014Proofreader/Copywriter, Crown English International, Tokyo
I proofread and rewrote English documents for Japanese corporate clients, delivering consistent and correct business English and improving overall flow and style.
2008-2009English Teacher, Crown English School, BEC English School, Oak Language School, and others, Tokyo
I taught all aspects of spoken and written English to Japanese and international students ages 2 to 80 at several Tokyo schools.
2006-2008Editor/Proofreader, Label Liberation, Toronto
I assisted psychologist Dr. Justin Thomas in writing and revising his autobiography and the story of the Label Liberation project.
2005-2006Teaching Assistant, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto
I taught tutorial sections, assisted students, and graded exams for Linguistics courses.
2004-2006Linguistics Tutor, University of Toronto
I ran an independent tutoring service for university students in Linguistics courses.
2004English Teacher, Volunteers for Thailand
I participated in and later directed English camps for all ages at schools in the rural Isaan region of Thailand.
2003Language Developer, YSpeak project at Gen-X Sports, Toronto
I worked with a team of linguists in the Experimental Products Division to develop a "secret language for teenagers" using colours and shapes.
1999-2001Transcriber, Highscribe Transcription Services, Toronto
I created and proofread transcripts of audio recordings of all types, including film footage for editing or closed captioning, conferences, phone conversations, and interviews.