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Kami M

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: Freelance Online English Teacher – International Aug 2014 – October 2015
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
 Teach general and conversational English as a foreign language via Skype.

Montessori Academy Bangkok International School – Bangkok, Thailand Aug 2013 – Aug 2014
Primary Montessori Lead Teacher
 Fulfilled the role of Lead English Primary Montessori Guide in a trilingual classroom of 23 students. Students were from mixed linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Map Training di William Cooke – Pavia, Italy Aug 2006 – Sep 2008
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
 Taught English both onsite and in-house to adults and children. Clients included private students, the Universitá Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, as well as many corporate organizations in the area.
 Created audio-visual materials, conducted classes, did translation, and assisted in some administrative tasks for the school.

Sogang Language Program Institute – Taejon, South Korea Jan 1997 – Dec 1997
Primary School English as a Foreign Language Teacher
 Conducted the first intensive preschool program for children aged 3-6 with a Korean co-teacher.
 Through individual and team teaching, provided instruction to students aged 3 to 16.
 Maintained records and evaluated programs and students’ progress.
 Exercised leadership and teamwork skills as a member of a materials development team.
 Met with parents regularly to discuss children’s progress. Developed adaptability and flexibility in ensuring that the demands of both parents and the school were met, while continuing to address the needs of the students.

ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) – Abu Dhabi, UAE Aug 1996 – Nov 1996
Teacher of Business English
 Conducted classes and developed course material suited to the needs of ADNOC employees.

English Language Services International – Dubai, UAE Aug 1995 – Jun 1996
English as a Foreign Language Teacher
 Fulfilled role as instructor and academic counselor to adult students.
 Researched and developed materials to meet specific needs of mature students.
 Exercised cultural sensitivity while adhering to company agenda and internationally regulated curriculum.
 Conducted placement interviews, wrote bi-weekly reports, and evaluated student progress and materials.

SOROS Foundation / Open Society Bulgaria – Varna, Bulgaria Aug 1994 – Jul 1995
Fellowship – Secondary School English as a Foreign Language/Geography Teacher
 Taught adolescent students at a Bulgarian high school.
 Worked under an extremely tight budget with very limited resources and became more adaptable and flexible, as supplies, equipment, and support were frequently undependable due to the unstable nature of life in Eastern Europe at the time.
 Developed greater creativity and resourcefulness in fulfilling responsibilities as educator, advisor, researcher, materials developer and curriculum designer.


The University of Texas International Student Center – Austin, Texas, USA Jun 1993 – Dec 1993
Internship – EFL Teacher & Foreign Student Advisor
 Developed and taught a university level conversation course.
 Co-taught an academic writing course for international graduate students.
 Advised new international students in course selection and registration procedures.
 Assessed students’ abilities in English and made recommendations based on such assessments.

Interests: Travel, nature, health, writing, spirituality, music, people, stories.

Education: AMI Primary Certification Program – Navadisha Montessori Foundation, Chennai, India 2013
Twelve-Week Furniture Making Intensive Course, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Maine 2001
MA, Foreign Language Education: TESL, University of Texas at Austin 1993
BA, Italian Literature and Culture, minor in French, University of Texas at Austin 1990
HS Diploma, General Studies TASIS England, Surrey, England, UK 1987

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Italian (Fluent), French (Conversational), Arabic (Conversational), Bulgarian (Basic), Greek (Basic)

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