ETHAN MARK DE JONGE-KALMAR

1917-30 CHARLES ST. W., TORONTO, CANADA, M4Y 1R5
PHONE: 1 (647) 472-2888
EMAIL: MAKEYOURENGLISHWORK@YAHOO.COM

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WORK EXPERIENCE – TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION

November 2014                    King Edward Public School                                 Toronto, Canada

Teacher candidate

  •  Teaching and designing units, lessons, and assessment for grade 7 English and drama classes of roughly 30 students as part of a one-month practicum
  • Assisting with the teaching of grade 8 English and drama classes

2009-2011                       Jembatan Budaya National Plus School                Bali, Indonesia
Head of English department

  • Managing a staff of 14 teachers
  • Redesigning curriculum for all grades
  • Designing and maintaining English math and science programs, as well as teacher-training programs
  • Teaching elementary and high-school level English classes
  • Administering after-school English club and English activity day

2008-2009                      Jembatan Budaya National Plus School               Bali, Indonesia
Teacher

  • Teaching English to elementary and junior high school students, grades 3-7
  • Assisting with after-school and extracurricular programs

2007-2008                      English First Bali                                                            Bali, Indonesia
Teacher

  • General ESL teaching with a focus on teens and younger learners, as well as some business-related courses (CV writing, telephone language, etc.)

2005-2007                       English First Bandung                                                  Bandung, Indonesia
Teacher

  • Teaching general EFL classes at the high school and primary school levels, as well as TOEFL training, business, and conversation classes

2006-2007                                                                                                                       Bandung, Indonesia
Private tutor

  • Freelance EFL tutoring for high school students, and teaching private conversation classes for working professionals

WORK EXPERIENCE – COPYWRITING, EDITING, AND OTHER

2008-Present                  Make Your English Work                                             Online
Writer, editor, proofreader, translator

  • Designing, marketing, and maintaining company site (www.makeyourenglishwork.com)
  • Creating, editing, and proofreading English language documents
  • Translating and editing documents from other languages, in cooperation with other translators

2008-Present                   Scribendi.com                                                                   Online
Editor, proofreader

  • Checking, improving, and rewriting a variety of texts, including web copy, business documents, essays, and marketing materials

2012-Present                  Cactus Communications                                                  Online
Editor

  • Editing business and finance-related manuscripts, primarily by ESL authors, for prominent academic and trade journals

2011-2012                         The Beat Magazine                                                             Bali, Indonesia
Back-up proofreader, writer

  • Writing bi-weekly restaurant reviews
  • Proofreading laid-out InDesign articles
  • Editing and revising translated article texts for layout
  • Performing a comprehensive proofread on entire magazine issues, with four issues printed per month
  • Editing daily news releases

2007-2008                       Englishtown                                                                          Bali, Indonesia
Writing corrector

  • Correcting short texts online (between forty and one hundred and fifty words), averaging sixty to ninety texts per week, with a turnaround time of twenty-four hours or less per job.

2003-2004                        Citibank                                                                                  Toronto, Canada
Customer Service and Account Maintenance

  • Helping customers with their account problems, general troubleshooting and problem solving

EDUCATION

June 2015                       Ontario Institute for Studies in Education                   Toronto, Canada
Bachelor of Education – Junior/Intermediate Level

  • Teaching degree involving one-month practicum at the middle school level, one-month practicum at the elementary school level, and one-month internship in a school
  • Qualification to teach grades 4-10, with a focus on English language arts
  • Courses include Psychological Foundations of Learning and Development, Technology Education and the Curriculum, English, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health and Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts

October 2004                Language Studies Canada                                                   Toronto, Canada
CELTA certificate

  • Cambridge-administered TESL/TEFL training program, pass grade above average

1998-2002                       McGill University                                                                   Montreal, Canada
Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in anthropology, minor in philosophy, 21 credits in English

CERTIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Ontario College of Teachers certification as a teacher in Ontario, Canada (#663120, pending 2015)
  • Fluent spoken Bahasa Indonesia, strong spoken and written French, rudimentary knowledge of Dutch and Spanish
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Strong understanding of multimedia and technology platforms used for teaching (SMART boards, Edmodo, etc.)
  • Knowledge of web design using WordPress, Blogger, etc.

REFERENCES

-Reference contact information available on request.