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Matthew Meleg

English Teacher

Vancouver, BC
melegsensei@gmail.com - (604) 500-2514

Teaching English to speakers of other languages; 8 years in Japan,
6 Years in Vancouver

WORK EXPERIENCE

Naturalization and Academic English Instructor to Canadian Immigrants
VANCOUVER IMMIGRATION And NATURALIZATION SERVICES - Vancouver, BC - 2014 to Present
Accomplishments
• SSAT test prep for applicants to US high schools
• edit college level papers
• assist applicants with personal statements to UBC and SFU
• consult the families of young people about lower mainland high schools, colleges and universities
• visa services; writing applications for permanent resident, working holiday and investment visas
• cultural awareness development; teaching courses on Canadian history, western education and North
American
business practices to immigrants

TOEIC Examination Instructor
ABLE ENGLISH SERVICES - Vancouver, BC - 2015 to 2016
Accomplishments
• Manage student applicants and organize clients into level-appropriate classes
• identify learning barriers to accelerated vocabulary retention
• construct weekly vocabulary, reading and writing exams
• record student progress

English Communications Teacher to Junior High School Students
RIKKYOU UNIVERSITY - Tokyo, JP - 2012 to 2015
Accomplishments
• developed entire one-year English Communication curriculum; 4 separate grade levels
• English instructor to 280 students
• communicated with Japanese teachers and staff in the Japanese language
• audio recording for English listening tests
• after school program: returnee English club

English Communications Instructor to Junior High School and High School Students
KEIKA PRIVATE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL - Tokyo, JP - 2007 to 2012
Tokyo, Japan
2007 - 2012
Accomplishments
• English instructor to young men with autism and other learning disabilities
• Instructed 300 students
• consulted with parents about their sons progress
• developed English curriculum; 4 grade levels
• STEP EIKEN Test preparation for advanced level students
• after school activities: judo club

Business English Instructor to Consulate General and Staff
GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN - Consulate General of Japan - Vancouver, BC - 2005 to 2007
Accomplishments
• language instruction to Consulate General Arata Nakae, and staff
• proof reading of earthquake preparedness materials - translated from the Japanese
• edited letters, emails, speeches and documents
• proof reading of Japanese government materials in English
• speech making, meeting and interview rehearsal practice with Japanese speaking staff

Junior Graphic Designer
HARRIS DOUGLAS STRATEGIC MARKETING - Windsor, ON - 2003 to 2004
Accomplishments
• proof reading brochures, posters, websites and flyers
• client consultation for branding development purposes
• design and layout of websites
• logo creation

EDUCATION

HARVARD UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SCHOOL - Cambridge, MA
September 2010

Certificate
UNIVERISTY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vancouver, BC
June 2006

Diploma in Graphic Design
ST CLAIR COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS - Windsor, ON
2000 to 2004

Diploma in English, art
HARROW DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL - Harrow, ON
1994 to 1998

Harvard

Diploma in English
EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY - Vancouver, BC

SKILLS

ESL teacher (10+ years), Japanese language skills (8 years), MAC OS (10+ years), Marketing and Graphic
Design Skills (10+ years)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Skills and Interests
• Technical: Technical writing skills, patent editing, Mac OS, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator,
Scrivener,
Google Drive, ink jet and laser jet printers. Windows and Open Office Software.