ESL Resume

Susan Gammage

206-114 Brunel Rd • Huntsville, ON • P1H 1K5 • Canada • 705-788-0171


  • TESOL Advanced Certificate, with a specialization in TOEFL, combined with a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies (Human Service Planning and Delivery)
  • Over 15 years experience in adult education
  • Over 160 unsolicited letters of thanks from satisfied students
  • Established home office and online ESL business

Conversation Facilitation

  • Native speaker of Canadian English
  • Delivered online conversational classes (including Business and Tourism English) to individuals and groups of 1-6 intermediate and advanced students in China, Korea and Taiwan, using both Skype and virtual classroom platforms
  • Established loving, encouraging, supportive and friendly environments in which students felt free to interact
  • Participated in tele-classes using phone bridge lines
  • Tutored study circles over the telephone to students in remote parts of Canada

TOEFL and IELTS Preparation

  • Established curriculum to prepare students for the speaking portion of the IELTS, using timed sample tests
  • Established curriculum to prepare students to take prep courses for the speaking portion of the TOEFL and the IELTS
  • Assessed competence and critiqued sample tests according to band score levels, resulting in improved band scores during actual tests
  • Edited PowerPoint presentations from course based curriculum

Online Instruction

  • Comfortable in a variety of online teaching platforms (especially SEEGLE and Mindflash), including posting comments, evaluating, monitoring and analyzing student’s progress through online courses
  • Corrected assignments for school students in Taiwan via email
  • Guided students throughout a TESOL certification training course, providing email encouragement and feedback on assignments to student-teachers around the world with less than 24 hour turn-around time
  • Ensured learners are meeting the required standards
  • Assigned grades on a timely basis
  • Dealt with conflicts and difficulties due to technology problems and student misunderstandings

Office Administration

  • Scheduled lesson times across a wide variety of time zones
  • Tracked student progress using Excel spreadsheets
  • Answered direct requests for information on a timely basis
  • Established data bases to manage information
  • Recruited, hired, supervised, evaluated and terminated staff and volunteers


Teaching English to Students of Other Languages:
(Advanced Certificate, specializing in TOEFL)
Global TESOLCollege
Guelph, ON
Career Development Practitioner (Certificate Courses)
Conestoga College
Kitchener, ON
Library and Information Science (Graduate Courses)
University of Western Ontario
London, ON
Economic Development (Certificate Courses)
University of Waterloo
Kitchener, ON
Master in Environmental Studies in
Human Service Planning and Delivery

York University
April 1989
Downsview, ON
Voluntary Sector and Arts Management (Certificate)
York University
July 1988
Downsview, ON
Bachelor of Arts
York University
June 1983
Downsview, ON


Educator, Researcher, Writer and Life Coach
Self Employed
Mar. 1996 to Present
Huntsville, ON
Assistant to the Auxiliary Board Member
Bahá’í Faith
Nov. 1991 to Sept. 2000
Huntsville, Haliburton and Dorset, ON
Community Futures Committee
Sept. 1990 to Apr. 1993
Huntsville, ON
Founder and Executive Director
July 1982 to June 1990
Etobicoke, ON
Cheshire Homes Foundation
Feb. 1984 to May 1986
Toronto, ON
Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Mar. 1979 to May 1986
Toronto, ON

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