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Jake La Jeunesse, M.A.

4023 Cooke St
Duluth, MN 55804

laje0005@d.umn.edu
218.409.8174

Teaching Experience
University of Minnesota Duluth, Instructor 2012-Present
Taught English Literature Courses
Taught introduction to college course to incoming Freshman
Supervised student teaching assistants as part of teaching practicum
Designed syllabus and selected course literature
College of St. Scholastica, Instructor 2011-2012
Taught first-year composition course
Designed syllabus and selected learning materials
Private Lessons and Homeschool Tutor, Duluth, MN 2009-2013
Provide assistance to students developing writing skills
Taught native English speakers and Second-language students
Worked from Oak Meadow curriculum for 8th Grade English and Physical Science
Substitute Teacher, Keweenaw Peninsula, MI 2008-2009
Managed elementary and secondary classes in absence of primary teachers
Worked extensively with learning disabled students
Nanwoo Middle School, Seoul, Korea 2007-2008
Designed curriculum for weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
Taught weekly lessons to each class in 1st and 3rd grade middle school
Provided additional instruction for Korean English teachers
Chung Dahm Institute, Seoul Korea 2006-2007
Taught prescribed ESL lesson plans to elementary and middle school students
Designed new curriculum upon school's request because of success my with students
Planned and implemented curriculum for speech and film classes
Courses Taught, 2006-Present
Great American Authors
20th Century Literature
Introduction to Literature
Intro to World Literature
Literature Appreciation
Intro to College Composition
English as a Second Language
Public Speaking for ESL Students
English Grammar
Oak Meadow 8th Grade Physics

World Mythologies
Satire and Humor
UMD Seminar (introduction to college)
The Modern Short Story
Time and Place in Literature
King Arthur in History, Literature and Art
ESL Reading Intensive
ESL Film
Learning Disabled, Elementary Level
Oak Meadow 8th Grade English

Related Non-Teaching Experience


Glensheen Mansion Living Literature Program, Duluth, MN, Fall 2012
Gave presentation related to performance of The Woman in Black
Facilitated discussion with site visitors
Assistant Editor (Intern), Holy Cow! Press, Duluth, MN 2010
Reviewed works submitted for publication
Communicated with authors about publication process and their works
Proofread manuscripts

Historical Interpreter, third-person, Silver Bay, MN 2010


Guided tourists through Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site
Researched and presented historical information as entertainment
Selected and performed music from relevant historical period
Historical Interpreter, first-person, Copper Harbor, MI 2009
Researched history of Fort Wilkins State Park
Presented history to park visitors in-character as a Civil War veteran in 1870
Researched and performed music from Civil War era
Director/Performer, Calumet Theatre, Calumet, MI 2003-2005
Organized Vaudeville revival show, three consecutive summers
Researched history of music and performers from vaudeville era
Wrote sketches and performed as George Burns, Eddie Cantor, Jack Norworth, et al.
Wrote script for Master of Ceremonies
Publication - Masters Thesis
T.H. White, The Once and Future King, and the Scientific Method
Analyzed T.H. White's Arthurian opus. Changed the common assertion that it holds an anti-war message
and detailed that it follows the scientific method in a literary sociology study on violence and humanity.
Presented at Indiana University, Bloomington Graduate Convention, 2010
Published in Arthuriana 2012
Education
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Master of Arts in English;
Major: Publishing and Print Culture, 2011
Related field: Music
GPA: 3.90
Northern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science;
Major: English, 2006
Minor: History
GPA: 3.20
Graduate Course Work
Teaching Practicum
Intro to Critical Theory
Publishing in the Middle Ages
Advanced Writing of Fiction
Readers and the History of Books
Pre-1800 British Lit (Medieval)
Graduate Music Theory
Advanced Music History
Independent Study: Jazz Trumpet Players