About Ray Moody
Summary of Qualifications
Accomplished TEFL Instructor with a distinctive cosmopolitan experience delivering 10,000+ hours of individual and group English language acquisition services to public and private institutions of education. Affable, highly proficient classroom manager capable of implementing classroom rules, maintaining student discipline and keeping learners on task. Adept curriculum developer with extensive experience developing materials utilizing grammar and writing best practices; familiar with criteria implemented in America, China, Korea and Japan. Versatile facilitator who uses cooperative learning techniques combined with level-appropriate instructional modalities to create favorable learning environments that prioritizes student-talking-time. Keen understanding of how learners interpret materials and their general approach toward learning a foreign language. Life learner with a compassionate spirit toward challenges language learners are confronted with.
Education Background History
Jan 2000 - May 2003
University of Louisville
Active undergraduate career with political aspirations to better my community, first as a recreation supervisor at the Cabbage Settlement House then as a volunteer tutor for the Louisville Urban League. Well respected by my peers who elected me chapter president of Pi Sigma Alpha, a political science honors society. Student assistant to the Office of the President. One of twenty Kentucky undergrads selected for the prestigious bi-annual Legislative Research Commission internship whereby I was assigned to the Office of Budget Review. A brief stint with the NPR local-affiliate followed-up by a summer internship in the General Counsel's Office of the worlds' largest water management system whilst learning tort. A business co-op with the Econ Village Group capped off my experience at this university where I graduated with a 3.0 (3.5 in major) G.P.A.
April - July 2006
Completed S-Topic Grade II Hangul Language course.
Jan - April 2007
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Completed HSK I Mandarin Language course.
International TEFL Teacher Training, Inc.
Earned Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate.
Sept - December 2011
Shanghai Haiyang University
Completed HSK III Mandarin Language course.
Jan - October 2015
Earned Android, Front and Back-End Certificates of Completion.
Experience Work History
2018 - 2020
Certified Substitute Teacher
Jefferson County Public Schools
Facilitated courses for more than 2,800 Grade K-12 learners across 42 predominantly Title 1 Schools where I maintained classroom routines and documented student daily progress. Awarded 'Preferred Teacher' Status, 2018-2019. Utilized the Literacy Design Collaborative Framework to implement Common Core learning objectives to create literacy-focused instructional lesson plans. Incorporated digital technology into activities. Completed professional development training related to classroom management, instructional strategies and accommodating the diverse needs of at-risk students.
2016 - 2017
Oral English Instructor
Facilitated subject-based English communication courses to Civil Engineering and International Economics and Trade majors. Proofed academic report for the level teacher education innovation project on experimental teaching theory. Assisted the College of Foreign Languages with the coordination and promotion of weekly English discussions facilitated by department staff to make English education accessible to city residents.
2015 - Present
dba Mister Moody
An entrepreneurial effort to change my life, focused on securing data analysis, project management, translation, tutoring, virtual assistance and web development opportunities.
2012 - 2013
Tongxiang Qiushi Experimental School
Assisted staff with research efforts to revamp ESL curriculum, coordinated oral assessments for and facilitated subject-based oral English courses to Grade 6/7 students at this rural boarding school.
FiberTech Co. Ltd.
Performed liaison responsibilities as a communications bridge between procurement office staff and American clientele. Main responsibilities included composing correspondence, editing and proof of business letters, purchase agreements, proposals and translated materials.
2007 - 2009
TEFL Teacher Trainer
AMERICA / CHINA
Facilitated 100-hr TEFL teacher certification courses focused on language acquisition theory, designing and simulating lesson plans, classroom management, and teaching across age and proficiency. Other responsibilities included supervising learning facility, managing learning schedule, assessing learner progress and distributing certifications upon course completion.
2007 - 2008
Business Negotiation Instructor
Chien-Shiung Institute of Technology
Facilitated business courses concentrated in the preparation for and strategies of consultative and negotiation for non-English majors. Responsible for editing curriculum materials related to instructional guides for productive skill based tasks.
2006 - 2007
Oral English Instructor
Joongdong High School
Moderated conversational courses for pre-intermediate fluent students, assisted English department staff with research efforts and spearheaded extra-curricular basketball club for Grade 9 students.
2004 - 2006
US-Japan Educational Exchange Program
Provided ESL consultation and proofreading services to Japanese school administrators and curricula developers. Copy-edited curricula and assisted with research and development initiatives throughout the nation, directly and remotely.
2003 - 2004
Provided subject-based English instruction to oversea returnee students, Grade 5-12.
Adaptable | Collaborative | Resourceful| Organized
Culturally Aware | Conflict Resolver | Innovative | Disciplined
APA / MLA | Creative | Grammar | Technical | Informative
Web Design & Development
Bootstrap | HTML5 & CSS3 | SEO | Node.js | PHP5 | CMS | IA
Agile | SFTP Deployment | Version Control | Troubleshooting | QA
Data Wraggling | Data Visulization | Excel | Statistiscs
Critical Thinker | Problem Solver
Articulate | Conflict Resolver | Disciplined | Empath | Humorous