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William Kessler III
Current Location Address, Mobile Number, and TimeZone
Tokyo-to, Sumida-ku, Taihei 1-6-6-102
Sakura House Kinshicho C Apt. 102
Mobile: Outside Japan +86 80-4552-2262; Inside Japan 080-4552-2262
Time Zone: GMT +9 hours
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I’m writing to express my interest in working for your school as an English as a Second or Foreign Language (EFL/ESL) Instructor. It is understandable that considering today’s market, you’re looking for competent, and experienced teachers to ensure that your students are progressing toward their goals in a positive, enriching, and motivating environment.
Both my education and Experience can speak for my competency. I have completed the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) training as of June 26th, 2009. This certificate (well known in the International TEFL/TESL community) ensures my ability to give quality instruction of English Second/Foreign Language learners in an ESL/EFL classroom in terms of developing reading, listening, writing and speaking abilities. In addition, I’ve also earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from California State University Long Beach (CSULB). My studies in this degree involved how and why people communicate interpersonally, in an organization, through film, and other media, persuasively, etc. Lexis, Grammar, Pronunciation and Skill practice to develop ability to use a language, but studying context, register, functionality help students to know “when”, “how”, & “why” to use their skills. For example, would they write a memo to a friend who doesn’t work for the same company? Would it be appropriate to use American slang when selling a product to English-speaking buyers from Singapore? If someone says “We should get together sometime”, should the listener treat this as an invitation? These are issues that my collegiate studies have focused on and can help students not only with how to use English, but with the when and where. I’ve also earned a Senate Bill 2042 Single Subject Social Science Teach Credential from CSULB which says that I’m professionally qualified to teach Social Science to English Learners in the State of California.
As for my experience, I current work for EF English First in Guangzhou where I’ve been employed since September 19, 2009. It’s currently ranked as one of the top private English Schools. Many of my students are university students, business and medical professionals, enthusiasts and hobbyists, etc. and they learn through a computer-based curriculum and in both “face to Face” classes (1-4 people) and in Workshops (1-25 people). We also host a variety of “Apply” courses that feature task-based activities in which the students do about 85%-95% of the talking. I have experience teaching ALL levels of learners on a variety of topics involving Academic topics, Cultural topics, Professional Topics, using a variety of strategies all geared toward students learning and using language while I mainly monitor, error-correct, etc. My center at the Jie Tai Plaza (JTP has been ranked as the #1 center in all of EF’s centers in China and is #1 in Academic customer satisfaction on a regular basis. I was named the Employee of the month for January, 2009. In addition, I worked for the GEOS Corporation (A Japanese company) in which their goal was to teach “Conversational” English to Japanese people, for 3 years. I’ve taught students of all ages including children from 3-12 years old, middle school, high school, and college students, business professionals, home makers, travel enthusiasts, senior citizens, etc. With such a variety of students, my challenge was to make lessons interesting, engaging and satisfying for all of my students. In addition, I’ve also worked for a division of GEOS called GEOS Communication International or GCI. With this Job, teachers give lessons at client-specified locations. I’ve given English lessons at a Tax Trade University and worked at English boot camps for Junior High Schools. This job helped me to further adapt instruction based on specific customer needs and to their specific learning environments. After GEOS and before coming to China, I pursued a career as a Social Science teacher through the State of California where I’ve earned my Social Science teaching credential and have served as a substitute teacher and as a student-intern teacher for a High School in Long Beach, California from December 2006.
If it were easy for students to learn English, or any language on their own, there would be little need for English Language Teachers. It’s important for teachers to set goals with students and create an environment of learning where students can maximize their learning experience through lots of meaningful practice, with the support and guidance of an attentive instructor, and in a place where they feel empowered to practice, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes, and progress toward their goals. A few of my students (from Japan) have continued their education at the Undergraduate and Master’s levels in the United States. In most cases, my students show improving scores on assessment tests such as the TOEFL and TOEIC tests and have advanced to higher levels of English study. As for my Social Science experience, I have evaluations, assessments, and letters of recommendation that can attest to the extent that I can create an environment to maximize learning and motivation to learn. They are available online and by request.
There is a need for teachers who can truly help students reach their English language goals. I know I can help your students reach their goals through my education, my experience, and my desire to create a positive learning experience in which students learn and maintain their desire to learn.
Thank you for your time.
-William Kessler III
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I’m writing to express my interest in working for your school district as a Credentialed Single Subject Social Science Teacher.
It is understandable that considering today’s market, you’re looking for top-quality, and experienced teachers to ensure that your students receive the best standards-based education to properly prepare them for the academic or working environment that awaits them after their secondary education is completed. To those ends, I can help you meet that objective.
In terms of quality and experience, my work history and the opinions of others speak on my behalf. In addition to my student teaching (completed January 2009, I’ve already had the experience of working as a long-term substitute in a 10th grade Modern World History classroom (both regular and SDAIE classes) at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. I have letters of recommendation are available from the teacher of record at the time, Ivalu Anderson, and a favorable principle’s report from Shawn Ashley during my time in that assignment (both enclosed for your review). I still currently serve as a substitute teacher for Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and will continue as long as I’m welcome to do so.
Before my time with LBUSD, I worked for the GEOS Corporation (A Japanese company) in which their goal was to teach “Conversational” English to Japanese people, who bought yearly contracts. I’ve taught students of all ages including 3-12 year olds, middle school, high school, and college students, business professionals, home makers, travel enthusiasts, senior citizens, etc. and this meant making lessons interesting for all of them. A few of my students have continued their education at the Undergraduate and Master’s levels in the United States. In most cases, my students show improving scores on assessment test such as the TOEFL or TOEFL tests. I also accepted a part-time job working for the Special assignment division of GEOS called GEOS Communication International or GCI. With this Job, we’d go and teach at different locations (similar to substitute work) such as giving English lessons at a Tax Trade University or running English boot camps for Junior High Schools.
All of this experience is to ensure that our students are best prepared to go into the world with all the knowledge, skills, care, attention that a Secondary Education can provide them. This end can be achieved by teachers who have a record of being involved with their students in and out of the classroom. During my Long-Term Substitute Assignment, I involved myself with the DECA program for aspiring business students. Greta McGree, the past coordinator of the Pacific Rim Academy (Pac-Rim) and the Center for International Commerce (CIC) programs at Long Beach Poly H.S. has observed my participation in this program and as a substitute instructor in the Pac-Rim program. She’ll be happy to provide feedback on my contributions in and out of the classroom.
I have experience preparing students for advanced academic and work environments. I have been an entrepreneur as I ran my own computer-repair business, and having lived overseas, I’m very familiar with the shills that are needed for our students today to function in the world. These skills that I can help foster through the Social Sciences are critical thinking skills including the abilities to Evaluate, Synthesize, and Analyze subject material to help create solutions to complex problems they may face in dynamic and turbulent work environments. Computer experience will be critical to their success which they’ll receive in my classroom through building PowerPoint presentations, creating web pages, and making movies edited with movie-making programs, etc. They will also require communication skills in which the Social Sciences are replete with opportunities in teaching these skills such as conflict-resolution, negotiating, healthy inter-personal communication, etc. Most crucial will be some of the life skills I’ve used as a successful “WeighWatcher” who has released over 175lbs. (in congruence with healthy guidelines as prescribed by my doctor) over a twenty-four month period. I’m currently maintaining that weight.
As you are examining candidates who are top-quality, experienced educators who will prepare our students to enter the world with more than they need in terms of education to thrive, I hope you will find that my skills, experience, and passion will be of service in helping you meet those ends.
I thank you for your time, and look forward to preparing students to be ready for entrustment of our world.
-William Kessler III
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|GOAL||To secure a Social Studies teaching position at the secondary education level. (6th – 12th grades)|
To teach English as a Foreign or Second Language for an International School or for a private institution
|CREDENTIAL||California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Science)|
|STUDENT TEACHING||Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach Unified School District, 09/2008 – 01/2009|
|10th grade Modern World History (Honors), Mentor Teacher: Teresa Alcorn|
|9th grade U.S. Government (Honors), Mentor Teacher: Myriam Gurba|
Instructor, Gaba Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
|4/2011 - Present|
International Teacher, EF English First, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
|09/2009 - 03/2011|
|Substitute Teacher, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, CA||12/2006 – Present|
Long Beach, CA
|English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher, GEOS Communications International (GCI)|| 12/2004 – 06/2005|
|English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher, GEOS Language Corporation|| 08/2002 – 04/2005|
|EDUCATION||CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH, Long Beach, CA|
|SB2042 Single Subject Credential Program (Social Science)||01/2007 – 01/2009|
|Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication|
Minor: Management Information Systems
|09/1994 – 12/1999|
|SKILLS / ACCOMPLISHMENTS||Computer & Technology Literacy|
|REFERENCES||Available upon emailed request to firstname.lastname@example.org|
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