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Dean Baktay

Candidate ID: 1632076

Career Summary

I am a Native American English speaker with an M.S.Ed (ESL Program Specialist) and a B.A. in Chinese, both from the United States. I currently hold a KSA Iqama and recently completed a successful contract with Al Baha University. Previously, I served as an ESL Instructor at 4 universities in the U.S

Skill Set

English Language teaching, Chinese Language teaching, communication, recruitment, writing

Professional Information

Total Experience : 5

Nationality : United States

Qualification Level : Post Graduate

Job Function : Teaching / Education / Languages / Faculty

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

International Experience
•Native American English speaker
• Currently Hold Saudi Arabia Iqama Resident Identity card and KSA driver’s license.
• Currently living and working in Al Baha, Saudi Arabia (Since September, 2019 to present)
• Traveled to, lived and worked in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
• Previously worked as a religious teacher and have a good understanding of major world philosophies and religions. (See last two employment positions).
• Previously worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Transportation Safety Officer

Education Highlights
• Master of Science in Education (ESL Program Specialist) from Duquesne University in the United States. (NOT an online program. Graduate level courses completed ON CAMPUS, including a full semester
ESL practicum at La Roche University, United States)
• Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese, from the University of Pittsburgh, United States
• Certificates in Global Studies and Asian Studies.
• Studied abroad at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
• ACTFL OPI certification of Advanced-mid in Mandarin Chinese (Currently speak intermediate level).
• HSK Level 4 Certification in Mandarin Chinese (In progress)
• University of Toronto TEFL Certification (in progress)

Teaching/Communication Experience
• Textbooks/curriculums taught:, Cambridge: English Unlimited; Longman/Pearson: From Paragraphs to Essays; Cengage: World Englishes; Cengage: Cause & Effect; University of Michigan: Reader’s Choice
• Software Platforms: Blackboard Learning (4 yrs), MS Office (20yrs), Adobe Creative Suite (5yrs)
• Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
• Experience in aspects of higher education, including curriculum development, syllabi/lesson planning, assessment and classroom instruction of diverse populations.
• College level ESL & academic/personal development teaching experience

Admissions/Recruitment Experience
• 3 years of experience as assistant to the director of admissions and as a student recruiter.
• 3 years of experience in strategic planning for student recruitment, networking with school & community leadership, high school/community outreach & instruction and guidance through matriculation process.

EDUCATION

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America
August 2014 – June 2015
Master of Science in Education, English as a Second Language Program Specialist
• GPA: 4.00
• Completed 60 hr. teaching practicum at La Roche College.
• Specialization in ESL curriculum design, lesson , learning & teaching styles & Assessment.

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America
August 2008 - August, 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese
• Magna Cum Laude: GPA 3.698.
• Global Studies Certificate.
• Asian Studies Certificate.
• Awarded: Fudan University full scholarship for summer study abroad in Shanghai.
• Awarded: CIEE GAIN scholarship for Study abroad at Normal University in Shanghai.
• Awarded: University of Pittsburgh School of Education Merit Scholarship.
• Awarded: Bobbie Andrea Gaunt Endowed Scholarship.

Fudan University, Shanghai, China
May 2013 – August 2013
Study abroad Scholarship awarded by the University of Pittsburgh as part of undergraduate degree.
• Studied advanced Chinese in a total immersion setting.
• Studied Chinese politics and the media.
• GPA of 4.0

CERTIFICATIONS

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), United States 2012
• ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) certification of advanced-mid in spoken Mandarin Chinese (Awarded in October, 2012. Currently proficient at Intermediate-mid level)

Hanban, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (in progress)
• HSK Level 4 Certification in Mandarin Chinese (in progress. Currently preparing for HSK level 4 test)

University of Toronto/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) (in progress)
• 120-hour TEFL Certification (in progress, expected certification in June, 2020)
- 100-hour TEFL Core Curriculum
- 10-hour Teaching English to Arabic Speakers Module
- 10- hour Teaching Business English Module

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Quality Education Company (at Al Baha University), Saudi Arabia
September 2019 - Present
English as a Foreign Language Specialist

• Conduct classroom instruction of accredited EFL courses.
• Conduct English for Special Purposes course: English in Medicine
• Teach all 4 language skills: Reading, writing, speaking & listening
• Organize and write course syllabus, outlines & schedules.
• Create original lesson plans based on daily learning objectives
• Foster an effective learner-centered classroom environment through various instruction methods.
• Conduct formative and summative assessment.
• Develop an online learning environment on the Blackboard platform.
• Engage in Professional development through seminars and workshops.

Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA_United States
October 2016 – August 2019

English as a Second/Academic Language Specialist & Student Development Instructor
• Conduct classroom instruction of accredited ESL/EAL and Personal & Academic Strategies courses.
• Contribute to curriculum development through content creation.
• Organize and write course syllabus, outlines & schedules.
Write original lesson plans based on daily learning objectives.
• Foster an effective learner-centered classroom environment through various instruction methods.
• Conduct formative and summative assessment.
• Develop an online learning environment on the Blackboard platform.
• Engage in Professional development through in-class observations and higher education seminars.

Admissions Representative/Student Recruiter
• Collaborate with enrollment management to develop and implement a strategic outreach plan.
• Participate in various educational, business and other public & community events.
• Provide support for on-campus recruitment/admissions activities.
• Represent CCAC to local communities by building relationships with government, social and community organizations.
• Create and present Power Point presentations to inform audiences about CCAC’s programming.
• Guide prospective students through matriculation process, from inquiry to class registration.
• Record recruiting activity outcomes, maintain contact lists and databases and analyze data.

University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute, Pittsburgh, PA USA
September, 2015 – December, 2015
English as a Second Language Specialist

• Conducted classroom instruction of English as a Second Language courses in a college campus setting to students of various ethnic backgrounds.
• Contributed to curriculum development by creating content.
• Organized and wrote course syllabus, outlines & schedules.
• Created original lesson plans based on daily learning objectives.
• Fostered an effective learner-centered environment through various instructional methods.
• Conducted formative and summative assessment.
• Maintained grade records on the Courseweb platform.
• Collaborated in curriculum evaluation and improvement based on post semester faculty meetings.
• Engaged in Professional development through classroom observations and evaluations.

ELS Services, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (at Point Park University) United States
August, 2015 – October, 2015
English as a Second Language Specialist

• Conducted classroom instruction of English as a Second Language courses in a college campus setting to students of various ethnic backgrounds.
• Contributed to curriculum development by creating content.
• Organized and wrote course syllabus, outlines & schedules.
• Created original lesson plans based on daily learning objectives.
• Fostered an effective learner-centered classroom environment through implementation of various instructional methods.
• Conducted formative and summative assessment.
• Collaborated in curriculum evaluation and improvement based on post semester faculty meetings.
• Engaged in professional development through classroom observations and evaluations.