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Teresa Mu単oz Parra

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Teresa Muñoz Parra Citizenship: Mexican ▪ Date of birth: May 5th, 1973 Andador 17 de Cafetales 39 A, CTM 10 Culhuacan, Delegación Coyoacán C. P. 04480 México, D. F. ▪ Tel : 5673 3656 / 04455 27019511 E-mail : te.eme.pe@icloud.com ▪ Skype ID: te.eme.pe PROFILE I am an international education adviser, and I have experience as an English teacher, material developer and researcher with a sociology in education degree background which provides me with strong intercultural communication and analysis skills. I have worked for over 16 years teaching English as a foreign language in different levels. I define myself as a bilingual professional competent in meeting deadlines and with the talent for adapting and managing many tasks simultaneously. Given my personal and professional experience, I have demonstrated to possess people management and the ability to overcome cultural differences. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Creative Solutions in English Language Teaching December 2013 – Present Freelance Consultant  Teacher Trainer  Implementing the induction of the Teacher Training Course (TKT) which is aimed to those people who are interested in starting a career as English as a foreign language teachers.  Development and implementation of the following topics: o Learning Theories o Methodologies for teaching English o Teaching Techniques o Class planning o Development and use of teaching materials o Management class Institute of International Education August 2012 to September 2013 EducationUSA Senior Adviser  Coordination of the daily management of EducationUSA advising center in Mexico City.  Coordinate, organize, promote and conduct various special events, briefings and workshops, in-person and online.  Report and submit monthly statistics and quarterly reports to IIE Office for Latin America’s General Direction, the Regional Educational Advising Coordinator for Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.  Ensure the efficient and effective delivery of advisory services in education.  Advising on Mexican students’ academic opportunities, scholarships, grants and general procedures for studying in the U.S.  Promoting higher education in the U.S.  Reach potential student audiences through lectures, visits, media digital marketing and social media.  Liaise with institutions of higher education to increase student mobility between the U.S. and Mexico.  Responsible for the selection, training and monitoring of interns assigned to the advising center. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional July 2007 to August 2012 EFL lecturer – Researcher –Material developer – Tutor Online  Developed materials for course, including tests, quizzes, and activities for undergraduate students.  Facilitated learning through communicative strategies to develop language skills.  Evaluated student’s written and oral communication skills for level promotion.  Designed and implement lesson plans and activities that correspond to the curriculum set by the university with an online component.  Administered placement test for incoming students.  Online Tutor and Head of the piloting of the Online Teacher Training to Mexican Middle School EFL Teachers.  Research related to teaching and learning of English line-oriented to interculturalism, biculturalism and bilingualism.


Escuela Secundaria Técnica No. 84 “Belisario Domínguez Palencia”. . September 1996 to August 2012 Middle school - EFL Head teacher  Combined controlled activities with communicative, task-based activities to provide students with the skills to speak English in common situations.  Completed students’ abilities assessments, counseling reports, and attendance.  Designed and implemented lesson plans and activities that correspond to the curriculum set by the Mexican Ministry of Education.  Provided assistance and support to students and their parents. The Latin American Association January 2010 to October 2010 Teacher Assistant/Adviser  Provide academic support to the head teacher of the group.  Supervised and supported the various activities that students perform throughout the course.  Acted as a Spanish-English interpreter for instructions that may have been confusing.  Provide advising sessions to students who might need orientation on everyday life and academic activities.  Evaluated student’s oral communication skills for placement level. Colegio Real del Monte September 2004 to July 2006 Elementary School - EFL Head teacher  Combined controlled activities with communicative, task-based activities to provide elementary school students with the skills to speak English in common situations.  Completed students’ abilities assessments, and counseling reports.  Developed materials for courses, including tests, quizzes, and activities.  Designed and implemented lesson plans and activities that correspond to the curriculum set by the Administration.  Provided assistance and support to students and their parents Instituto Politécnico Nacional November 2000 to November 2001 ESIME Culhuacan – Foreign Language Center - EFL Head teacher  Developed and executed learning modules that meeting the learning objectives specified in the program curriculum for undergraduate students.  Facilitated learning through communicative strategies to develop language skills.  Administered placement test for incoming students.  Assessed incoming student’s oral skills to assist in proper level placement.  Provided assistance to students outside of class time. EDUCATION Georgia State University Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Bachelor of Arts in Sociology of Education.

Degree Conferred: December 2010

Degree Conferred: May 2006

CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS     

Certificate in Teaching in Virtual Environments for Teaching and Learning. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (July, 2011) Scholarship from HED TIES Program for an MA degree at Georgia State University (August, 2009) Scholarship from Nextel de México, BECALOS, and Inter-American Partnership for Education (IAPE) Worldfound for a Rassias Method© course at Dartmouth College (June 2007) EFL Teacher’s Certificate from Instituto Politécnico Nacional (September, 2000) First Certificate in English from Instituto Anglo-Mexicano de Cultura A. C (September, 1999)


PRESENTATIONS       

Kleiber, K., Muñoz, T., Snell, D., & Payant, C. (October, 2012). Integrating New Technologies and TBLT into EFL Classrooms. MEXTESOL Conference. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Mexico Muñoz, T. & Maldonado, C. (October, 2011). Reintegration of ex-migrant students into the Mexican school system. Morelia, Michoacan. MEXTESOL Conference. Morelia, Michoacan. Mexico. Bellaton, P., Emilsson, E., Muñoz, T. BILINGLATAM IV. (June, 2011). A proposal for language teacher training in Mexico: Towards a multilingual perspective (native languages, French, and English). Oaxaca, México. Muñoz, T., Maldonado, C., Payant, C. & Bunting, J. Georgia TESOL Conference. (October, 2010). Developing a Binational Online Teacher Training Curriculum. Atlanta, Georgia. Muñoz, T. & Maldonado, C. (September, 2010). The Mexican and American Middle School Systems: A Comparison. Miami South East TESOL Conference. Miami, Florida. Muñoz, T., Maldonado, C., Barrón, F., Loreto, D., Payant, C. & Bunting, J. (September, 2010). Online Teacher Training to Mexican Middle School EFL Teachers. Miami South East TESOL Conference. Miami, Florida. Muñoz, T., Maldonado, C., Barrón, F. & Loreto, D. (September, 2009). Discovering Mexico's public educational system: Discussions with teachers and teacher educators. Georgia TESOL Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.

PEOJECTS AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Tutor Online, Material Developer & Designer January 2011 to August 2012 Project: Online Teacher Training to Mexican Middle School EFL Teachers  Module materials’ developer in compliance with the learning objectives specified by the Ministry of Education on the EFL curriculum.  Maintain and update the project's online lessons.  Online Tutor and piloting stage responsible of the Specialization. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Material Developer & Designer February 2011 to August 2012 Project: Online MA in Language Teaching (Indigenous, English, French, and Spanish)  Materials developer and designer of online materials for online project related to EFL. Georgia State University Graduate Research Assistant August 2009 to December 2011 Project: Online Teacher Training to Mexican Middle School EFL Teachers  Module materials developer in compliance with the learning objectives specified by the Ministry of Education on the EFL curriculum.  Maintain and update the project's online lessons. The British Council México / Secretaría de Educación Pública. Project English Coordinator September 2002 to September 2005 Project: Interactive Project Citizenship and Human Rights  Selection of participants.  Monitor and control the contents to be developed in the discussions.  Monitor and control the exchange of emails between Mexican and British students. PUBLICATIONS Cuesta, L., Muñoz, T., Ramirez, C. (1st Ed.) (2011). Digital skills in basic education teachers. In Multidisciplinary approaches on communication and education (pp. 369-386). Mexico D.F., Mexico:UPN.


LANGUAGES  Spanish (native)  English (fluent) TECHNICAL  Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows o Word – expert knowledge o Power Point – expert knowledge o Excel – advanced knowledge o NiceNet o uLearn  Social media o SurveyMonkey o YouTube o Hootsuite o Gotomeeting/Gotowebinar o iContact o LinkedIn

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Internet applications and database software o Microsoft Outlook o Huddle o Adobe o Google docs o Dropbox o Prezi o Moodle Digital camera Scanner Photocopy machine


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