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Paz Valdivia

pvaldivia@sandiego.edu Pazvaldivia.weebly.com 858-356-7841

EDUCATION
University of San Diego​, San Diego, CA, USA August 2016 - May 2018
Master’s in Education: TESOL, Literacy and Culture
Case Study Research: International Students: Their Perception On
Teaching Practicum Experiences and Elaboration of Teaching Opportunities ​ ay 2018
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TESOL Certificate May 2017

University of Chile​, Santiago, Chile March 2010 - December 2014


Bachelor of Arts: English Linguistics and Literature

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND VOLUNTEERING WORK


ESL Teacher ​August 2018 - Present
Embassy English - ​San Diego, CA, USA
● Develop weekly lesson records and daily lesson plans for pre-intermediate English level.
● Lead class discussions and provide guidance and explanations to students around the use of
English.
● Prepare audio-visual material to enhance students’ learning, especially with Google Classroom.
● Assess and guide students’ Personal Lesson Plan, establishing course of action for improvement.

Educational Technician/Graduate Tutor January 2018 - Present


San Diego Mesa College - ​San Diego, CA, USA
● Facilitate student learning process through in-class assistance.
● Assist mentor professor in different areas including student conferencing, discussion leading and
co-teaching for English 205: Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition.
● Tutor at the Mesa College Writing Center; guide students through their process of writing and
learning in both English and Spanish.

Volunteer ESL Teacher for Campus Workers at USD ​ January 2018 - May 2018
University of San Diego​ - San Diego, CA, USA
● Created a collaborative curriculum according to the students’ needs and interest.
● Developed lesson plans for each session in accordance to the students’ development.
● Generated an opportunity for other TESOL teacher candidates to practice teaching in the future
by continuing volunteering program on campus.

Volunteer ESL Teacher ​ October 2016 - October 2017


Bayside Community Center ​- San Diego, CA, USA
● Taught English to future community leaders and members of the Bayside Organization in Linda
Vista, CA.
● Created lesson plans according to the leadership needs of the future leaders of the community.
● Provided self-advocacy linguistic resources through teaching English as a Second Language

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Coordinator for English Department​ January 2016 - August 2016
Golden Eagle Flight Academy​ - Santiago, Chile
● Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the English Department.
● Coordinated all English classes and curriculum according to the Flight Academy’s needs.
● Prepared study materials and activities for the different aeronautical lessons and courses.
● Prepared academic reports and administrative-related work.
● Coordinated and directed the development of each teacher in the English Department to assure
their involvement in creating meaningful lesson plans.

National Evaluator of Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers ​ June 2015 - August 2016
Golden Eagle Flight Academy​ - Santiago, Chile
● English evaluator certified by the Direction of Civil Aeronautics of Chile.
● Created and updated different versions of English assessment tests to measure the proficiency
level of pilots and air traffic controllers.
● Assessed the different levels of English proficiency based on the International Civil Aviation
Organization rating approach.

English As a Foreign Language Teacher​ January 2014 - December 2015


Mejoremos Institute​ - Santiago, Chile
● Organized English classes for elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels for corporations,
such as Levi’s Chile.
● Prepared study materials focused on the diction of business.
● Helped workers to prepare numerous emails, interviews, and presentations in English.

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES


● Inland Empire Supplemental Instruction Conference, Riverside Community College, Riverside,
November 2018.
● University of San Diego Research Symposium, May 2018.
● Case Study Research: International Students: ​Their Perception on Teaching Practicum
Experiences and Elaboration of Teaching Opportunities.
● CATESOL Chapter San Diego, September 2017.
● Poster Presentation: ​Supporting Community Development Through ESL Classes.
● 6​ Language and Culture Camp - Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand, June 2017.
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AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


● The Dr. Judith Liu Award for Service - University of San Diego, 2018.
● Most Outstanding M.Ed. TESOL Student - University of San Diego, 2018.
● Merit Project Application - University of San Diego, 2016.

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