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Karen Jasmin Ortega Iwamoto


#13-B 14th Avenue, Brgy. Socorro
Quezon City, Philippines 1109
Cellphone Number: 0908.356.0909
Home Number: 352.4273
Email: iwamoto.kj@gmail.com
Portfolio: http://eportfolioiwamoto.weebly.com/
Education
April 2013
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Laie, Hawaii
Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Minor in Psychology
Summa Cum Laude
Member of the BYU-Hawaii Phi Kappa Phi Chapter
Served as President; Vice-President for Academics for BYUH TESOL Society
Employment History
July 2014 - September 2014
English as a Second Language Instructor and Human Resource Assistant
TimeRiver Design, Inc.
Cebu, Philippines
Produced and organized a seven-days English curriculum for Japanese IT students
Assisted in the recruitment of web developers and mobile application engineers by conducting preassessments, scheduling interviews, and explaining payroll compensation
September 2013 - April 2014
English as an International Language Online Teacher
Brigham Young University-Hawaii Online Department
Laie, Hawaii
Managed writing and speaking courses offered to international students preparing to attend Brigham
Young University-Hawaii
Evaluated online submissions and provided feedback to assist students language acquisition
Offered additional information in relation to the subject matter to supplement course materials
October 2013- February 2014
English Instructor
International House of Tutoring (IHOT)
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Planned and conducted 90-minute lessons on different target skills for middle school students
Assessed students proficiency level by administering tests on basic English skills
Created lesson plans for intensive English courses offered outside the institution
April 2012- July 2013
English as an International Language Online Tutor and Lead Tutor
Brigham Young University-Hawaii Online Department
Laie, Hawaii
Conducted one-on-one tutoring sessions focusing on specific English skills and content areas
Assessed and graded online submissions of course requirements
Evaluated writing and speaking skills and provided feedback on proficiency and accuracy

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Internship
May 2013 July 2013
English Instructor
International House of Tutoring (IHOT)
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Planned and conducted English classes focusing on basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and
writing for middle school and high school students
Created and administered assessment tests to evaluate students communicative abilities
Volunteer Experience
November 2014 Present
Institute Teacher
Quezon City Philippines Institute of Religion (QCPIR)
Quezon, Philippines
Plan and facilitate class discussions regarding principles taught in the Book of Mormon
Cultivate a learning environment that will strengthen students knowledge and testimony
November 2014 - Present
Public Affairs Volunteer
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Manila, Philippines
Develop a presentation regarding public and private communications within Church offices
Create related materials to be used on nationwide trainings for Church leaders and members
November 2012
TOEFL Institutional Test Proctor
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Laie, Hawaii
Assisted as a proctor in an institutional TOEFL test for EIL students
Mastered rules and responsibilities in test administration according to TOEFL requirements
September 2009 - March 2011
Full-Time Volunteer Representative
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Riverside, California
Taught life improvement lessons to people and committed them to live Christian values
Conducted daily and weekly planning sessions to review teaching appointments
Planned lessons according to needs of each individual
Extra-Curricular
November 2014
Hawaii TESOL Newsletter
Published article
Iwamoto, K. Teaching EFL in Thailand: Harsh Realities and Some Quick Fixes, The Word, Vol. 24 Issue 1
(2014), p.11-12. Web.
March 2013
Hawaii TESOL Conference
Hilo, Hawaii
Poster Session Presenter on Increase Productive Skills through Puppets