Marina A. Kipp
December 11, 2016
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am looking for an ESL teacher position in Racine Area, WI, USA. My degree in Secondary Education, Foreign Language Instruction (English and Spanish), combined with teaching experience at schools are the foundational assets which my teaching philosophy and goals have been growing from. I believe my professional instructional skills, personal qualities and work ethic would contribute to your educational program.
Education is the key to further success of everyone. And my aim as a teacher is to provide a stimulating learning environment for my students, encourage them to trust their own opinions, guide them in revealing and developing their full inner potential.
My teaching experience took place first in Russian Secondary Education Schools, later in American Public ones. I was lucky to work with students of different age categories. I helped them to develop their English language skills, taught them to create and execute their own learning goals and also developed their interpersonal qualities.
After having moved to the United States, I realized the importance of the Spanish language in this country. As I had it as a minor, I continued my education and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. I have experience as a Spanish tutor of mature students. I also used the language as a connecting-link between me and my students which contributed to the process of communication and consequently improved educational results.
Please contact me at your convenience to arrange face to face meeting and discuss in greater detail how my qualifications can best meet the needs of your educational program. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Marina A. Kipp
ESL and Spanish Teacher
Enthusiastic and goal-driven secondary education school teacher. Versatile individual with the talent to create hands-on lessons that capture a student’s imagination and breed success. Effectively addresses every student’s learning style and abilities. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, staff, and parents. Proficiencies include:
Curriculum design and development
Creative lesson planning
Teacher-student, teacher-parent communication
Research and development of new educational programs
Education and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a teaching major in Foreign Language Instruction (English) and a teaching minor in Spanish, Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute, Taganrog, Rostov Region, Russia, 1997
Master of Arts degree in English, Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute, Taganrog, Rostov Region, Russia, 1997
Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 2013
1) McKinley Elementary School, Kenosha, WI 10/2015-06/2016
Taught English as a second language to 1, 2 and 3 graders.
Lessons: Reach ELD, Guided Reading, LLI.
2) KTEC East, Kenosha, WI 10/2015-06/2016
Taught English as a second language in K through 8 grades.
3) Private Tutor (Spanish) 01/2014-10/2015
Taught Spanish to mature students. Levels: beginners, intermediate.
4) Private Tutor (ESL) 09/2007-10/2015
Taught English as a second language to non-native speakers of all age categories.
Levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced.
5) Secondary Education School # 4, Taganrog, Rostov Region, Russia 09/2001-12/2004
• English Teacher
Managed classroom coverage of 5th-10th grade classes. Taught English as a foreign language using communicative approach. Assumed all responsibilities of a regular classroom teacher: planning, preparing and delivering lessons for groups and individuals; scheduling work assignment; designing and producing teaching materials and adapting existing ones; carrying out assessments of students’ needs; assessing students’ progress; providing individual assistance to students as needed; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. Integrated technology into curriculum.
• Homeroom Teacher
Supervised and managed a 32-student class within 3 years (the 7th-9th grades). Maintained personal background documents for each student. Provided individual assistance to the students as needed. Extracurricular design and development. Homeroom meetings with the students on daily basis. Communication with parents and staff members. Cooperation with other homeroom teachers and subject teachers. Keeping track of the students’ progress, reports for parents.