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Ruth Schlotman

3 Taikang Road, Apt. 602; Shanghai, China, 200025


Phone: (86) 138-1632-3415 E-Mail: ruth.schlotman@gmail.com

Professional Summary

Self-motivated individual with five years of teaching experience and background in working with children, youth, and adults in
the area of education. Proven ability to motivate, organize, and lead groups while working with limited resources. Seven years
residency abroad in Spain, the Dominican Republic, and China demonstrate adaptability and open-mindedness. Dependable,
committed to service, and works well with others.

Education

B.A., Spanish Language and Literature; Minor in Ibero-American Studies


St. Louis University, Madrid Campus

May 2008

Experience
Foreign Teacher at Okiki Kindergarten; Shanghai, China

Lead teacher in a classroom of 35 students


Develop and facilitate various classroom activities aimed to engage and guide children in their social,
emotional, physical, intellectual, and linguistic development
Create didactic materials

Foreign Trainer at Disney English; Shanghai, China

Jan 2012-Sept 2012

Taught English in an engaging way to primary-school aged children through interactive technology and the use
of realia
Conducted assessments and distributed report cards
Held parent-teacher conferences on a regular basis

Peace Corps Service; Dominican Republic

Sept 2012-Present

Mar 2009-May 2011

Created and maintained an after-school program for elementary school children to improve their math, reading,
artistic, and critical thinking skills through hands-on, fun, and practical activities
Taught an adult English course and nine youth English courses ranging from basic to intermediate levels.
Researched and pulled from various resources to develop the best lesson possible.
Taught adult computer course
Trained teachers in improved teaching methodologies
Formed and trained a service-based Information Technology youth group
Led a girls empowerment group focusing on gender roles, self-esteem, and making healthy choices
Gave numerous community presentations on relevant health topics
Helped organize and facilitate a summer camp and several youth conferences

Substitute Teacher for Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Nov 2008-Feb 2009

Kindergarten to 12th grade for all subject areas


FRIENDS Mentoring Program

Sept 2002-Jul 2006

Tutored and mentored a special needs child to improve her academic level while instilling positive values and a
can-do attitude

Certificates

TEFL-C from Teachers College through Columbia University


Spanish Language Proficiency Interview Certificate: Rated superior by Peace Corps using the guidelines of
the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages