An American Abroad

CV

Profile

I’m an experienced teacher and academic administrator who specializes in English instruction and tutoring. I have taught at the college, high school, junior high and elementary school levels and have managed a college department of more than 100 part-time tutors. I have also developed a private consultancy focused on assisting adult business professionals from outside the US with English language acquisition, accent reduction, and cultural competency. I’m widely-traveled, intellectually curious, and well-read. I take a strong cosmopolitan interest in many cultures.

Teaching Philosophy

1. Teaching should be assessed primarily by how well the weakest students learn.
2. Good teaching connects disciplines to each other and to the students’ experiences.
3. Learning should be enjoyable for students and teachers.
4. New educational technology is promising, but should be adopted cautiously.

Professional Experience

InstitutionPositionDates
Shane English Yuxi
Yuxi, Yunnan China
ESL InstructorJuly 2013 - present
James Trumm Professional TutoringPrivate ESL TutorMay 2006 - present
Owens Community College
Toledo, Ohio USA
Manager, Learning Support ServicesJune 2009 - January 2013
Owens Community College
Toledo, Ohio USA
Instructor & TutorAugust 2001 - June 2009

Formal Education

InstitutionDegreeMajor
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Juris Doctorn/a
Colby College
Waterville, Maine USA
Bachelor of ArtsEnglish & Philosophy

Professional Certifications

CertificationIssued ByTypeDate
TESOL/TESL/TEFL:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages;
Teaching English as a Second Language;
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Oxford Seminars
Beverly Hills, California USA
ClassroomApril 2012
Internationally Certified TutorInternational Tutoring Association
Pomona, California USA
Peer review of credentials and experienceSeptember 2011
Applying Quality Matters:
State of Ohio Online Instruction Certification
Owens Community College
Toledo, Ohio USA
ClassroomApril 2011
ESQOI:
Essential Skills for Quality Online Instruction
Owens Community College
Toledo, Ohio USA
ClassroomSpring 2011

MOOCs and Online Learning

CourseDisciplineInstitutionCertificatePlatform
A Brief History of HumankindAnthropologyHebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, IsraelStatement of AccomplishmentCoursera
Becoming HumanAnthropologyMacquarie University
Sydney, NSW Australia
Certificate of AchievementOpen2Study
Chinese Language and CultureAnthropologySouth China University of Technology
Guangzhou, China
Certificate of AchievementOpen2Study
Understanding the Origins of CrimeAnthropologyGriffith University
Southport, QLD Australia
Certificate of AchievementOpen2Study
Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial LifeAstronomyThe University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Statement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
Astrotech: The Science and Technology Behind Astronomical DiscoveryAstronomyThe University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Statement of AccomplishmentCoursera
Discovering the UniverseAstronomyCurtin University
Perth, WA Australia
Certificate of AchievementOpen2Study
Teaching Adult LearnersEducationCentral Institute of Technology
Perth, WA Australia
Certificate of AchievementOpen2Study
Education in a Changing WorldEducationOpen2Study (proprietary)Certificate of AchievementOpen2Study
Shakespeare's HamletEnglishUniversity of Birmingham
Birmingham, England UK
(No certificates issued; proof of successful completion is available.)FutureLearn
9/11 and Its Aftermath, Part IHistoryDuke University
Durham, NC USA
Statement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
The Emergence of the Modern Middle EastHistoryTel Aviv University Tel Aviv, IsraelStatement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
The Modern World: Global History Since 1760HistoryUniversity of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA
Statement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
Emergency ManagementManagementMassey University Palmerston North, New ZealandCertificate of AchievementOpen2Study
Clinical Terminology for International and US StudentsMedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Statement of AccomplishmentCoursera
One Health, One MedicineMedicineSt. George's University
St. George's, Granada
(No certificates issued; proof of successful completion is available.)Canvas Network
Understanding Common DiseasesMedicineUniversity of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW Australia
Certificate of AchievementOpen2Study
History of Rock, Part TwoMusicUniversity of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
Statement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
History of Rock, Part OneMusicUniversity of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
Statement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
The Music of The BeatlesMusicUniversity of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
Statement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
World MusicMusicJames Cook University
Cairns, QLD Australia
Certificate of AchievementOpen2Study
The Art of PhotographyPhotographyRMIT University Melbourne, VIC AustraliaCertificate of AchievementOpen2Study
Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim WorldPolitical ScienceKøbenhavns Universitet Copenhagen, DenmarkStatement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
Public Privacy: Cyber Security and Human RightsPolitical ScienceThe Hague Institute for Global Justice
The Hague, Netherlands
Statement of Participationiversity
21st Century American Foreign PolicyPolitical ScienceDuke University
Durham, NC USA
Statement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
Terrorism & Counterterrorism:
Comparing Theory &
Practice
Political ScienceUniversiteit Leiden
The Hague, Netherlands
Statement of Accomplishment with DistinctionCoursera
Secondary Screener Radiation Detection Kit, Components & Controls TechnologyUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV USA
Certificate of Completion(Proprietary)
WMD Rad/Nuc Awareness TechnologyUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV USA
Certificate of Completion(Proprietary)
Web Science: How the Web is Changing the WorldWeb ScienceUniversity of Southampton
Southampton, England UK
(No certificates issued; proof of successful completion is available.)FutureLearn

American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Certifications

CertificationDate Issued
Disaster Frontline SupervisionNovember 9, 2010
CAS 3.2 Create a Client CaseOctober 3, 2010
CAS 3.2 BasicsOctober 3, 2010
Shelter OperationsOctober 1, 2010
Mass Care OverviewMay 6, 2010
Fulfilling the MissionApril 29, 2010

Other Licenses and Certifications

License/CertificationIssuing Authority
Clean driver's license with motorcycle endorsementState of Ohio
NSC Defensive Driving CourseNational Safety Council
Amateur Radio Operator's License, KD8NMYFederal Communications Commission
General Mobile Radio Service License, WQKW273 Federal Communications Commission