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Curriculum Vitae
Sara Brathwaite

Email: sara.brathwaite@gmail.com
Address: Riverside, CA
Cell Phone: 951-961-0932 (US)
Skype Name: sarasmile10

Career Objectives
To develop and deliver teacher training programs for English teachers from around the world
To maintain my professional involvement in the field of applied linguistics through research and
publication
To connect with students from many cultures and backgrounds

Education
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 8/2007-8/2009
Master of Arts
Major: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Thesis Title: The Efficacy of Peer Review in the University-level ESL Writing Class
Final G.P.A.: 4.0

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 8/2002-5/2006
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Spanish; Minor: Linguistics
Other Concentrations: Interpreting, Translating
Final G.P.A.: 3.2

Universidad de Alcal de Henares, Alcal de Henares, Madrid, Spain 1/2005-5/2005
Study Abroad: Council on International Educational Exchange
Intensive, 5-month study of Spanish language and culture

Professional Experience
University of California, Riverside 1/2012-Present
TESOL Academic Coordinator
I coordinate the academic side of the TESOL and TEFL programs (and related ESL and ITA
programs) at the UCR Extension Center. Responsibilities include program and course
development, recruitment of students and teachers, scheduling and programming courses,
and tracking and assessing students academic progress. I also teach courses in linguistics,
TESOL methodologies, and portfolio development. Other responsibilities include database
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management (including Q2/Q2 Data Warehouse for student and instructor data,
Intelliworks for marketing and recruitment, Microsoft Office for various purposes, and
Moodle for online course delivery.)

Politcnico Internacional, Heredia, Costa Rica 5/2010-12/2011
English Instructor
As a lead English instructor at this institution, I taught English to students of all levels,
following an integrated, standards-based approach. I was also very involved in the
development of the English department: I trained and supported new teachers, and I led
training sessions for staff. I also developed syllabi, materials, and assessment formats for
classes from a variety of programs. I was also actively involved in developing a program for
to teach English online.

Center for Teacher Development, Sabana Sur, Costa Rica 5/2010-Present
Lead Teacher Trainer
At this institution, I trained pre-service EFL teachers in language teaching, according to an
integrated, standards-based approach. I taught theory and pedagogy as it relates to the
following sub-areas of second language acquisition: input and interaction, the history of
language teaching methods, developing students receptive skills, assessment, lesson
planning, grammar, and pronunciation.

English Language Institute, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 8/2009-Present
Adjunct Instructor
I taught high-intermediate/advanced grammar, speaking and listening, and reading and
writing, as well as beginner speaking and listening, and beginner integrated skills. I also
taught classes in current events and pronunciation, gave special classes for groups of
external students, and did targeted tutoring for academically-challenged students.

English Department, University of Alabama 8/2007-5/2009
Graduate Teaching Assistant
English Composition 120 & 121, advanced, university-level academic writing courses. I
designed and delivered lessons, graded student work, held weekly office hours and
conferences, tracked student progress, and supervised my co-teacher.

Lifelong Learning Center, Waldorf, MD 7/2006-7/2007
ESL Teacher - Beginning ESL for Adult Students (5/2007-7/2007)

Teaching Assistant- Beginning and Intermediate ESL (7/2006-7/2007)



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Related Experience
Institute of Reading Development, Various Cities in AL & GA 5/2009-8/2009
Instructor- Reading Development

English Department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 1/2008-1/2009
Coordinator- English Composition Classes for Non-native Speakers & the English
Proficiency Placement Exam (EPPE)

Writing Center, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Tutor 8/2007-5/2008

El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Mission, Winston-Salem, NC
Tutor and Mentor 8/2002-5/2006

Learning Assistance Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Spanish Tutor 8/2005-5/2006

Department of Social Services, Winston-Salem, NC
Interpreting Internship 1/2006-5/2006

Interpreting and Translation Department, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Translating Internship 9/2005-2/2006

Certifications
Wake Forest University, Interpreting and Translation Dept.
Interpreting (English-Spanish) Issued: 5/2006

Wake Forest University, Interpreting and Translation Dept.
Translation (English-Spanish) Issued: 5/2006

Languages
English-native
Spanish- high proficiency

Memberships

Inland Empire California TESOL Coordinator-elect since 6/2013
TESOL- Member since 3/2009
English Graduate Organization, University of Alabama- Member from 8/2007-8/2009
Volunteer Service Corps, Wake Forest University- Member from 8/2004-5/2006
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Conferences
TESOL International: Portland, OR 3/2014
Attendee

TESOL Graduate Forum: Denver, CO 3/2009
Paper presentation: Negotiation between ESL Students during Peer Review
Southeast TESOL Conference: Birmingham, AL 9/2008
Paper presentation: Meaning and Repair Negotiation in Native-Nonnative Speaker
Conversations

University of Alabama Graduate Student Conference: Tuscaloosa, AL
5/2008
Paper presentation: Literacy-level Learners in the English as a Second Language
Classroom

Honors and Awards

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 8/2002-5/2006
Deans List for 5 semesters

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 1/2005-5/2005
Study Abroad Scholarship for international study in Madrid, Spain