Brian Patrick Roach

(708) 557-9141

“Creativity is one of his main traits; students have really enjoyed his classes.” -Laura Masis Vega English teacher Jose Figueres High School Cartago, Costa Rica “He has demonstrated an excellent ability to help students help themselves…also shown great skill with creating rapport with students, thereby allowing them to feel comfortable with their learning process.” -Grover Wake CAD Coordinator National-Louis University “It is noticeable how he interacts with the class in a natural and smooth way...and has helped students to discipline themselves and become responsible for their own education.” -Viviana Trejos Hernandez English teacher Jose Figueres High School Cartago, Costa Rica “He has an energetic enthusiasm for teaching and works well with not only other staff members but with the students themselves. His lesson plans are very creative and he runs a very student-centered classroom. His knowledge base of English literature brought the students closer together with his daily lessons.” -Richard Lange Instructor and Advisor National-Louis University

To obtain a teaching position in English and use student-centered strategies to help students understand the English language and become independent learners. KEY QUALIFICATIONS  Certified in teaching Secondary Education (6-12) in the English content area.  Certified in tutoring in the English content area, especially reading, grammar, and writing skills. Community-oriented individual and volunteer.

Published and practicing journalist and editor. 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS Master of Art of Teaching (M.A.T.) (Sec. Ed.: English) National-Louis University, Chicago, IL Illinois Type 09 Teaching Certification Illinois State Board of Education CRLA Tutor Certification National-Louis University, Chicago, IL ELL & Literacy Tutor Certification Waubonsee Community College, Aurora, IL Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Journalism) Columbia College, Chicago, IL TEACHING EXPERIENCE Student Teacher September 2010-November 2010 Liceo Bilingue Experimental Jose Figueres Ferrera, Cartago, Costa Rica -Taught literature and English for 9th and 10th grades. Tutor January 2010-Present National-Louis University, Chicago, IL -Tutored undergraduate and graduate students in English grammar and writing. Facilitator January 2010-Present National-Louis University, Chicago, IL -Facilitated Basic Skills Test review workshops for undergraduate and graduate students. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS    National Council of Teachers of English Mentoring Leadership and Resource Network Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development March 2011 February 2011 May 2010 March 2009 July 2008