Mister Moody
Mister Moody

Hello, My name is

Ray Moody

Entrepreneur

I'm a
Educator Virtual Assistant Web Developer Data Analyst Project Manager Technical Writer

About Ray Moody

My name is Ray and I am a non-traditional educator from Kentucky, U.S.A. with a unique life experience with academia, as both a student and teacher learning or facilitating lessons in a classroom every year between 1984 and 2020! As a learner, I took interest in culture and language, history and law. As an undergraduate, I participated in internships with government agencies at the local, state and federal level, attended a pre-law institute learning tort then earned a degree in political science. Ironically, it was during college when I earned my first stripe as a teacher working as a recreation supervisor for at-risk youth. I was 19.

Shortly after graduating university, I had set off on a sojourn to South Korea to teach English as a Second Language. What was supposed to have been a gap-year before enrolling in law school turned into a dream deferred. The experience of living life as an emigrant, however, created a new life path, one by which I immersed myself in foreign cultures, learned new crafts and trades, traveled to exotic lands and met uniquely beautiful souls from Asia through Europe, all feats the result of academic success that afforded me the opportunity to essentially live my life as an American cultural ambassador.

The past two years have been eye-opening, encouraging, cloudy and concerning. Life will never be the same as I transition into a post-COVID world. Eyes-wide, committed and prepared to embrace new adventures, challenges and opportunities that await!

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 writting 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.

Confident, self-taught full-stack web developer with robust knowledge of and experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Git Version Control coding and development which has enabled me to build, maintain, optimize and update web applications. Familiar with web-standards including semantics, usability and accessibility. Comfortable repurposing content for different mediums and ensuring search content aligns with expected stakeholder deliverables using data-driven keyword search to help users find relevant services while emphasizing a call-to-action for enhanced engagement. Expert ability to determine correct solutions using data points to adjust plans in response to project milestones, and prioritize resources to accomplish goals as point-of-contact for cross-functional technical projects for execution and deployment. Limited working knowledge of analyzing data, and writing case studies using business intelligence tools. Life learner with a compassionate spirit toward challenges language learners are confronted with. I make learning fun!

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
    Yonsei University

    Completed S-Topic Grade II Hangul Language course.

  • Jan - April 2007
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Completed HSK I Mandarin Language course.

  • May 2007
    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
    Code Louisville

    Earned Android, Front and Back-End Certificates of Completion.

Experience Work History

  • 2018 - 2020
    Certified Substitute Teacher
    Jefferson County Public Schools
    Kentucky, AMERICA

    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
    Jiaxing College
    Zhejiang, CHINA

    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
    Sole-Proprietor
    dba Mister Moody
    Kentucky, AMERICA

    An entrepreneurial effort to change my life, focused on securing data analysis, project management, translation, tutoring, virtual assistance and web development opportunities.

  • 2012 - 2013
    TEFL Instructor
    Tongxiang Qiushi Experimental School
    Zhejiang, CHINA

    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.

  • 2010 -2011
    Office Liaison
    FiberTech Co. Ltd.
    Shanghai, CHINA

    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 including.

  • 2007 - 2009
    TEFL Teacher Trainer
    Oxford Seminars
    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
    Jiangsu, CHINA

    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
    Seoul, KOREA

    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
    Curriculum Developer
    US-Japan Educational Exchange Program
    JAPAN

    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
    ESL Instructor
    Sogang University
    Seoul, KOREA

    Provided subject-based English instruction to oversea returnee students, Grade 5-12.

Aptitudes

Project Manager
77%

Leadership | Collaborative | Resourceful | Organized

Classroom Manager
91%

Culturally Aware | Conflict Resolver | Disciplined | Innovative

Curricula Developer
90%

AP & MLA | Brevity | Creative | Grammar Unit Testing

Web Design & Development
85%

HTML5 | CSS3 | JS | Node.js | PHP5 | Bootstrap | IA/UI/UX

DevOps
64%

Agile | Version Control | SFTP Deployment | Trouble Shooter

Data Analysis
49%

Biz Intel Tools | Extract & Cleanse | DataViz | Statistics

Research
88%

Critical Thinker | Logical Reasoning | Problem Solver | Synthesis

Interpersonal
82%

Articulate | Conflict Resolver | Empath | Ethical | Humorous