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AMANDA K.

LOY
LOY.AMANDA@GMAIL.COM 408-981-6328 FREMONT, CA 94538
AMANDAKLOY.WEEBLY.COM
Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dedicated and passionate educator with experience in
curriculum design, classroom management, and lesson planning. Committed to providing a safe and nurturing
environment for learners to foster a love of learning. Cater to individual learning needs to maximize each
individuals potential.
Teaching ESL Curriculum Design Reading Writing Phonics Technology Integration Learners Needs and
Assessment Classroom Management Lesson Planning Young Learners Adult Learners Team Building Strategies
Lead Teacher Director Teacher Parent Relations Cross-Cultural Classroom Special Needs Students
Linguistics Applied Linguistics Bilingual Task-Based Language Teaching Learner-Centered Classroom

TEACHING & WORK EXPERIENCE


Sunshine School
Kindergarten Director
Managed and led a team of 9 Kindergarten teachers
Chaired team meetings to improve and strengthen team dynamics
Developed and planned curriculum for Kindergarten students
Conducted on-going staff training
Designed and created monthly newsletters to keep parents updated
Choreographed and rehearsed Talent Show performances
Maintained strong relationships with parents which resulted in word of
mouth recommendation
Conducted Summer Parent Orientation to acquaint new parents to our
program

San Jose, CA
July 2014 Present

First Focus Learning Systems


Reading Teacher
Teach Pre-Kindergarteners decoding and reading strategies
Assist in creating new content and curriculum for the program

Mountain View, CA
April 2014 July 2014

Teachers College, Columbia University


Community English Program (CEP)
ESL Instructor Advanced Level
Co-taught English as a Second Language to adult advanced learners
Created lesson plans
Designed classroom assessment (unit tests, final exam)
Assessed writing section of CEP placement exam (norming)

New York, NY
Sept. 2013 Dec. 2013

ESL Instructor Intermediate Level, 15 hours/week


Co-taught English as a Second Language to adult intermediate learners
Created lesson plans
Designed classroom assessment (unit tests, final exam)
Assessed writing section of CEP placement exam (norming)
Proctored speaking section of CEP placement exam

June 2013 Aug. 2013

Sunshine Preschool
English Master Teacher
Taught English to a class of 18 children
Designed and created curriculum
Led morning circle-time

San Jose, CA
Feb 2012 Aug. 2012

UCLA Dashew Center for International Students


English Conversation Program (ECP)
English Instructor
Designed and created curriculum for conversational English classes
Taught international students and visiting scholars conversational English

Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 2011 Dec. 2011

UCLA Volunteer Center


Project SPELL (Students for Progress in Employee Language Learning)
Student Committee Manager
Coordinated curriculum and established a blog as a resource for tutors
Conducted workshops, facilitated reflection activities, promoted
connections between UCLA student groups
Project SPELL Intern
Designed and created lesson plans for tutors
Project SPELL Tutor
Provided individual tutoring to UCLA employees with English language
development
Created lesson plans

Los Angeles, CA
April 2011 Dec. 2011

Oct. 2011 Dec. 2011


Oct. 2010 Dec. 2011

UCLA Center of World Languages


Data Entry Assistant
Entered data for a Mandarin testing project

Los Angeles, CA
June 2011 July 2011

UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center


Translator
Translated a heritage language interview transcript from English to
Mandarin for a professor

Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 2011Dec. 2011

De Anza College
Tutorial and Academic Skills Center
ESL and English Writing Instructor
Assisted students throughout the writing process
Worked with students at various levels of writing proficiency and from
diverse backgrounds.
Senior Tutor
Supervised new tutors, provided guidance and mentoring to get them up
to speed quickly
Served as an advisor for new tutors and assistant to supervisor
Provided assistance and insights to new tutors to help them cultivate and
develop the critical people and relationship building skills

Cupertino, CA
April 2008 Aug. 2009

Sept. 2008 Aug. 2009

EDUCATION
TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Expected December 2013
Thesis: A Look at the Integration of Technology in Second/Foreign Language Writing
Received High Pass

Sept. 2012
Dec.2013

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (Deans Honors List)


Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Asian Languages and Cultures
Minor in Language Teaching/Applied Linguistics

Sept. 2009
Sept. 2011

DE ANZA COLLEGE
Associate Degree in Liberal Arts Linguistics

April 2007
June 2009

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Keynote Speaker for iEARN YES Alumni Teaching English: Tips & Techniques

New York, NY
Nov. 21, 2013

Co-led E-Folio Workshops for TESOL and TCSOL Programs in Teachers College,
Columbia University

New York, NY
Sept. 18, 2013
Oct. 4, 2013