Bachelor’s, Master’s in Arts, English Language and Literature;
International TEFL Teaching License, 180 hours, in-class, post-graduate course;
Lesson Structure: Preview, Presentation, Practice, Evaluation, tailored to the individual challenges facing each student;
Teacher's expertise: English for academic purposes, TOEFL and IELTS preparation.
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17 years total teaching experience to every age group and to all skill levels (11.5 years to adults, 5.5 years to children) on continents of the globe;
IELTS, TOEFL training experience;
Literature, composition, EAP, ESP, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT teaching experience;
Learner-centered teaching of all language skills to all levels and ages of students.
Passport, Citizenship, and Native Speaker: United States of America
Date, Place of Birth: 23-04-1954, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Status: Single; no dependents
Present Location: Enterprise, Oregon (UTC – 8 hours)
Academic Leadership. Director, Manager, Teacher Trainer, Department Head, Academic Supervisor, Curriculum Developer.
Academic Practitioner. Lecturer, Teacher of English for Communicative, Academic, and Special Purposes.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s, Master’s in Arts, English Language and Literature
International TEFL Teaching License, 180 hours, in-class, post-graduate course
17 years total teaching experience to every age group and to all skill levels (11.5 years to adults, 5.5 years to children)
11 years educational leadership experience
Certified Teacher Trainer, Malaysian Ministry of Education
IELTS, TOEFL training experience
Literature, composition, EAP, ESP, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT teaching experience
Learner-centered teaching of all language skills to all levels and ages of students
Education and Professional Development
Certified Teacher Trainer, SMR-Malaysian Ministry of Education, 2014.
• 120 hour, in-class training, including an observed teacher training practicum;
• Focused on delivering pedagogical theory and 21st Century teaching methodology.
Master of Arts, English Language and Literature. University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA, 2000.
Teaching License, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). National University of Ireland-Galway, 1999.
• 180 hour in-class post graduate course, including an observed teaching practicum;
• Ranking: First-Place Honors.
Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature. University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA, 1996.
Previous Supervisors’ Comments
On Curriculum Development:
Mr. Boesger has taken full responsibility for his role in developing curriculum for all language ability levels. Once a framework has been agreed upon, he then very effectively sources materials and resources to create comprehensive programmes. He is extremely thorough in his work and has a very keen eye for detail that is often overlooked, so he is regularly used to proof documents. -K. Roots, Albukhari International University, Malaysia
On Managerial and Leadership Skills:
Mr. Boesger displayed a comprehensive and lateral approach to his management of the Curriculum Development team and our team of international English teachers. His supervision of his subordinates was both effective in mapping out team outcomes as well as respectful and encouraging of individual challenges and opportunities. -A. Baker, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
On Teacher Training Expertise:
Mr. Boesger has a sound knowledge of English teacher training and prepared a yearly curriculum for his teachers to follow that met the objectives and key performance indicators of the programme’s broader goals. -L. Pedersen, Malaysian Ministry of Education.
On Work Ethic and Dedication to Teaching:
Mr. Boesger shows a strong work ethic and commitment to his own professional development. He carries through with the details of his job while keeping his eye on the most important task of educating young minds. -E. Goodmon, Sekolah Santa Laurensia, Indonesia.
Lecturer, Albukhary International University. Alor Setar, Malaysia. January 2017 – September 2017.
Teach and evaluate specific skills in Business English (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, analytic and synthetic critical thinking skills) to foundations students;
Research and develop pacing guides and curriculum outcomes for Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) standards;
Review, approve, or suggest revision of lesson plans and evaluation schemes of international English faculty;
Reference letter available from Ms. Kathleen Root (See below).
Special Programs Manager, English Language Institute, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. January 2016 – December 2016.
Recruited, trained, supervised, and assessed an international faculty of university teachers in their planning, delivery, and evaluation of lessons in support of an internationally benchmarked curriculum;
Researched, adapted, and pegged international curriculum benchmarks (IELTS, CEFR) to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) to ensure curriculum effectiveness in meeting student needs;
Mapped out and monitored the weekly activities of Curriculum Development Committee’s sequencing and aligning of SLOs;
Interfaced with other senior management to establish and assure program outcomes and personnel standards;
Made recommendations for retention and termination of teachers and administrative staff based on teaching proficiency and discipline matrices;
Teacher Trainer and Mentor. Malaysian Ministry of Education, Kedah, Malaysia. January 2014 – September 2015.
Assessed and addressed linguistic and pedagogical needs of 27 primary, secondary, and tertiary teachers;
Designed and delivered workshops in response to teachers’ needs, did demonstration lessons, team teaching, and observations to instruct and verify teachers’ understanding and application of 21st Century learning modalities;
Created a bank of lesson plans and support materials to facilitate delivery of pre-approved lessons and assessments;
Presented tutorials to enhance teachers’ personal and professional use of English (Grammar, Pronunciation, etc.);
Senior Teacher, IBC Coordinator. Sekolah Santa Laurensia International, Jakarta, Indonesia. October 2011 – November 2013.
Researched and implemented cutting-edge curriculum (Common Core State Standards, Holistic Education, Education for the 21st Century, SIOP, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Marzano’s 9, etc.) in senior high English program;
Planned, delivered, and evaluated lessons in all four skills of EAP with TOEFL and IELTS as exit tests for senior high school students;
Researched and implemented new course syllabi for literature and humanities courses for secondary school students;
Coordinated IBC teaching and testing standards with HoD and Principals;
Compiled TOEFL textbook from five resources for use in teaching and studying all four skills;
Trained teachers in 21st Century Education, TOEFL, academic language of instruction, CALLA, UbD methodologies;
Senior Teacher. Wall Street Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia. October 2010 – October 2011. Reference letter available.
Volunteer Supervisor, Teacher Trainer. Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. Atlanta, GA. USA. May – October 2010.
Lecturer, Teacher Trainer. U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow Program. Constantine, Algeria. September 2009 – April 2010.
Instructor, Academic Supervisor. Defense Language Institute, Kuwait, February – August 2009. Reference letter available.
Teacher, Academic Supervisor. Sekolah Santa Laurensia International, Jakarta, Indonesia. June 2007- February 2009. Reference letter available.
Lecturer. Interlink Language Program. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina. August 2006 - June 2007. Reference letter available.
Department Chair, Professor, Researcher. Universidad del Mar, Puerto Escondido, Mexico. October 2005 - May 2006.
Lecturer, Researcher, Academic Coordinator. Oman Medical College, Muscat, Oman. September, 2004 - August 2005.
Department Chair, Professor, Researcher. Universidad del Mar, Puerto Escondido, Mexico. September 2003 - September 2004.
Primary ESL Instructor. Vinnell-Arabia, English Language Training Section, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. June 2002 to May 2003.
Professor, Academic Program Coordinator. Yeungnam University, Daegu, South Korea. January 2002 – June 2002.
Professor, Program Coordinator. Universidad del Mar, Huatulco, Mexico. June, 2000 - January, 2002.
Professor, Researcher. Universidad de Piura, Peru. June, 1998 – May, 1999.
Honors and Recognitions
Certificate of Distinction, Phonology and Morphology;
Award of Excellence, "The English Project;"
Lifetime Honorary Literary Society Membership, Sigma Tau Delta;
Several appointments to Dean's List;
Graduation Magna cum Laude.
Volunteer teacher trainer, CALLA methodology and student-centered teaching, Lombok, Indonesia;
Instructor in English as a Second Language for the Minnesota Literacy Council, planning and executing lessons for students from Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin countries;
Toured Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America for extended periods of time, interacting on a daily basis with people from a wide diversity of cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
Award Acknowledgement from the Lord Mayor of the City of Belfast, Northern Ireland, for promoting cultural diversity.
His way of teaching is creative. He taught us through life stories, which someday he would simply ask, "remember 'that' story?", and students would remember his lesson straight away.
I used to hardly understand English. Mr. George had been kind and incredibly patient to teach me about how to write academically in English. It's been three years since I graduated from my high school where Mr. George used to teach us, and up until now, my academic writing had brought me to lots of opportunities that seemed so far-fetched for me; I managed to land a scholarship abroad and got accepted to attend my first individual research conference!
George taught me English as a second language, and taking that fact into account, he's a truly passionate teacher. There's no hesitation in having long conversations with multiple subjects, in which he will not only engage you with an interesting discussion, he'll also evaluate your grammar and pronunciation. George points out everything that may be improved, multiple ways to improve said part, and he brings it up on subsequent meetings. There's always room for improvement.
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