Contact:

Myq Larson
Nottingham NG2 UK
phone: +44.787.594.6160
email: myqlarson (at) gmail (dot) com

Profile

As a motivated and dedicated individual with a diverse background of skills and experience, I offer students of all ages an interesting learning experience in the classroom. I am committed to experiential learning, sharing and exchanging knowledge, and ensuring that the teacher joins the students on their learning adventure.

Selected volunteer and work experience

June 2004 – May 2005

Thammasat University

Pathum thani, Thailand

Position:  EFL instructor

  • Taught general English courses as well as ESP courses for science, economics, and airlines

 

June 2002 – May 2003

Webster University (Thailand)

Cha-am, Thailand

Position:  ESL instructor

  • Taught academic reading and writing skills in an intensive English pre-sessional program

 

May 2002 – June 2002

Thewphaingarm School English Program

Bangkok, Thailand

Position: Primary school teacher

  • Taught English, Math, Information technology, and Science to grades 1-6
  • Created and implemented an information technology curriculum based on models from American primary schools
  • Designed and managed a new English component for nursery school students

 

Feb 2001 - Oct 2001

Patia Primary Training Institute

Patia, Bangladesh

Position: Volunteer English Language Instructor

  • Taught primary school teacher-trainees and their students under the auspices of the US Peace Corps
  • Completed intensive 2 month training in TEFL, cross-cultural issues, and Bangla language
  • Achieved LPI ranking of intermediate-mid proficiency in Bangla language after eight months
  • Designed and taught a supplementary English conversation course based on communicative techniques

 

Sept 1997 - Feb 2001

Utah State University Biology Department

Utah, USA

Position: Research Associate / Lab Manager

  • Operated and maintained analytical equipment including an isotope ratio mass spectrometer, automated colorimetric analyzer, gas chromatagraph, and dataloggers
  • Supervised and coordinated work responsibilities of several employees in the lab and field
  • Compiled and maintained data for an NSF grant-supported ($2.3 million) research project

 

Sept 1992 - June 1994

Snow College

Utah, USA

Positions: Writing Advisor, Library Collections Assistant, and Professor's Assistant

  • Advised college students in drafting, writing, and revising documents for academic classes
  • Maintained entire collection of books, magazines, and microfiche at Snow College Library
  • Provided grading, data entry, and general office support for two professors

 

Sept 1992 - Sept 1993

Snow College

Utah, USA

Position: Volunteer Language Tutor

  • Tutored elementary school children of immigrants in writing, reading, and speaking in English
  • Assisted with written English classes for international college students
  • Taught conversation-based English classes to international college students

 

Formal Education

2005 – Present

University of Nottingham

Nottingham, UK

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

  • Currently in progress
  • Focus on vocabulary acquisition

 

2004

Thammasat University

Bangkok, Thailand

Post-graduate courses in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL)

  • Completed courses in pedagogy, phonetics, and English analysis
  • 4.0 grade point average

 

2003

ECC, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Certificate of English language teaching to adults (CELTA)

  • Awarded Pass B (approximately top 15% of all CELTAs world-wide)

 

1995 - 1997

Utah State University

Utah, USA

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Japanese minor, with department and univerisity honors, cum laude

  • Awarded Transfer Student Academic Scholarship for junior year, department academic scholarship for part of senior year
  • Graduated from the Honors Program; thesis on local transportation issues

 

1992 - 1994

Snow College

Utah, USA

Associate of Arts in English with Honors, cum laude

  • Awarded and maintained academic full tuition scholarship for two years
  • Graduated from the Honors Program; thesis on computers and intellect

 

Academic awards and memberships

  • Grade A(a) on O-level exam in Thai, 2005
  • Passed Thai Government Por 6 exam of Thai language, 2004
  • Member of Thai TESOL 2003-2005
  • LSAT (Law school admissions test) score 158 (78%), 2000
  • Graduate record examination (GRE) score 1990 (~90%) 1998
  • Golden Key National Honor Society member since 1997
  • Utah State University Dean's List awarded 3 quarters, 1996-1997
  • Phi Theta Kappa Society member since 1994
  • The National Dean's List, 1994 and 1997
  • Snow College Award for outstanding achievement in English, 1994
  • Snow College Dean's List awarded 6 quarters, 1992-1994
  • First student speaker at high school graduation, 1992

 

Skills and interests

  • Literate in Thai at an advanced level
  • Able to use all major business applications and the Internet
  • Experience in coordinating and collecting samples for scientific study
  • Independent and responsible worker
  • Quick learning and adaptable to most responsibilities
  • Interested in environmental, social justice, and humanitarian issues
  • Enjoy cycling, hiking, rock climbing, and other non-consumptive pursuits

 

References

Available upon request

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