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Desired Industry: Interpreter/Translators SpiderID: 58414
Desired Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia Date Posted: 3/8/2012
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
I am interested in all positions that can utilize my linguistic skills and experience.


Experience:
Linguistic Consultant, Independent Contractor.
Translating and interpreting from and into Romanian and English, freelance or through service agencies.
Editing and certifying documents, providing consulting services, working with governmental entities as DOJ, DMV/MVA, INS/BCIS, and courts in DC, VA, and MD.
Teaching English to adults and children, one-on-one or to groups, facilitating entering educational institutions or workforce.
Teaching Romanian language, culture and history to US diplomats, military officers, businessmen, Peace Corps volunteers, or church mission groups in preparation for assignments in Romania and Moldova. Worked with the Foreign Service Institute, ICA Language Services, Diplomatic Language Services, International Center for Language Studies, Dictyon, Critical Language Center, and Berlitz
Tested Berlitz and ICLS students for proficiency in Romanian
1996-Present

Teacher, RLK Educational Services
Taught SAT preparation classes to high school students from Virginia and Maryland.
Received multiple commendations from students and their families for the SAT results obtained after taking the class.
Accomplished significant improvement in the scores of the students taking the simulation tests, as well as the official test.
2006-2010

Adult ESOL Teaching Substitute, Arlington Public Schools
Holding key responsibility in implementing a smooth transition between educators, ensuring that ongoing programs are developed as planned.
Supplementing concepts upon assessing the need, working independently with additional resources.
Communicating with teachers and program coordinators about progress, special needs, and accomplished goals.
2002-Present
Private tutor (Freelance and through various agencies)
Teaching English, Mathematics, World and U.S. History, SAT and GRE preparation to all K-12 levels and to college students.
Immediate results: students previously failing instantly reached A+ status, while high-school students seeking advanced levels placed in college credit classes.
1997-Present
English, Pre-law, Leadership & Public Speaking Teacher, DC Public Schools
Worked with at-risk urban youth from DC at Anacostia and Dunbar HS, teaching English, social sciences and job skills.
Managed a challenging classroom environment, with large numbers of students with behavioral issues and criminal records.
2009-2010
ESOL Program Coordinator, Evergreen Academy
Created and supervised ESOL curriculum for foreign-born medical and nursing students preparing for language proficiency examinations and workplace experience.
Evaluated and taught students in multilevel classes and one-on-one, assigned and coordinated language and cultural assimilation projects.
2007
Adult ESOL Teacher, Columbia College
Taught reading, writing, and conversation classes to beginning and intermediate level students.
Substituted within the college system at various locations, proficiency levels, and study topics.
Brought struggling classes to the progress level required by the curriculum, employing culturally-sensitive approaches and continuous assessments of needs.
2006-2007
Adult ESOL Teacher, Fairfax County Public Schools, Adult and Community Education
Worked with large, multilevel classes of adult students from various cultural and educational backgrounds.
Specialized in maximizing language acquisition in limited time, filling pre-existing education gaps while continuing the ongoing curricular plans.
Played key role in preparing students for postsecondary education, career changes, and job advancement.
Prepared education reports, testing, placement, scoring, and evaluation
2002-2006
Special Aide to Congressman Hastings Keith (R-MA), Washington DC
Prepared legislative projects, worked on research, managed office and network of political contacts
1996
Translator-Interpreter, International Rescue Committee, U.N. Refugee Camp, Traiskirchen
Processed political asylum application files for refugees from Eastern Europe and the Middle East through the largest U.S. immigration portal in Europe.
Worked directly under the INS section of the US Consulate in Austria. Reported to the immigration officers for special cases.
1990
Editor-in-Chief, The Voice (national publication of the Studentsí League of Romania)
Founder and CEO of first free student paper in post-revolution Romania, main source of income for the union.
First Romanian editor to contract advertising with foreign corporations.
Overcame obstacles set by a hostile government, unethical competition, crumbling infrastructure, and a social environment unaccustomed with free press.
1989-1990



Education:
Graduate Studies in Education and Interpreting
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
2003-2006
B.A. Degree in Government and Political Science
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Concentration in International Studies; minor in Modern Languages; Deanís List, merit scholarships (Renick, Johns, William & Mary).
1994
Completion of Intensive Language Training Program
Internationales Kultur Institut, Vienna, Austria
1991


Affiliations:
MENSA


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