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EXPERIENCE:

3/2021 – PRESENT       Lecturer, (USSH) VNU-HCM Center for International Education (CIE)

9/2015 – 1/2021 (USSH) UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES, HCMC, VIETNAM

ONLINE TEACHING:     

1/2021 – 9/2021 WHALES ENGLISH                                                     12/2016 –  07/2021 VIPKID, Beijing Da Mi Technology Co., Ltd.

  • Taught more than 6,000 classes and maintained a 5/5 rating from parents
  • Participated in the VIPKID mentor program, promoting excellence in teaching

5/2015 – 3/2016        KOREAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, HCMC

  • Taught Korean High School students English and speaking like a native speaker
  • Led Saturday newspaper club and advised students on the production of Link, the student newspaper
  • Incorporated common core standards into lessons

09/2011- 12/2014 THANH NIEN NEWSPAPER- VIETWEEK

  • Marketing Director for in-house promotion
  • Created print advertisements
  • Proofed editorial and advertising copy
  • Account Executive for international clients
  • 09/2011- 5/2015       NATIVE ENGLISH TEACHER, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM  Blake Academy, baenglish.com (Private tutor)     Specialties: Business English, American pronunciation
  • Private ESL Tutor (more than 1200 hours of private tutoring)
  • Taught sixth and seventh grade at Huynh Tan Phat and Nguyen Thi Thap government schools
  • Taught business English and facilitated communication between Vietweek and foreign companies
  • 08/2005- 09/2011      Publisher & Owner,  COLUMBIA CITY PAPER, LLC
  • Wrote monthly investigative features
  • Managed advertising sales representatives and annual revenue goals
  • Published local newsweekly that reached 70,000 readers each issue

EDUCATION

  • University of West Florida, Teacher Ready, U.S.A. teacher certification course, August 2015
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia S.C., Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications, August 2000

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SKILLS:
ADVERTISING/CREATIVITY/LEADERSHIP
·Awarded Semi-Finalist at 2003 South Carolina Arts Commission Film Festival
·Awarded “Best Performance” at the 2002 Colossal Film Festival
·Selected for the 2000 American Advertising Federation competition
·Received 16 percent of the vote for S.C. House of Representatives in November 2000 election


Letters of reference:

October 21, 2020
To Whom it May Concern:
Please accept this letter as my recommendation of Mr. Paul Blake for any education-related positions for which he might apply at your institution.
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Blake during his tenure as a guest lecturer for our English for Journalism course at Ho Chi Minh University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
I am thoroughly impressed by Mr. Blake’s dedication and enthusiasm to the subject, as well as his commitment to the students and the mission of our institution.
Of Mr. Blake’s many qualities and unique skill set, I believe you will find him above all an individual of great integrity and diligence.  Again, I highly recommend Mr. Blake without qualification and am confident your organization’s mission will be successfully maintained from his service.
Please do not hesitate to contact me about Mr. Blake.
Sincerely yours,
Triệu Thanh Lê
University of Humanities and Social Sciences
Vice Dean, Faculty of Journalism and Communication