Available to advise on marketing materials, proofread English language marketing materials, or help with a marketing plan. Familiar with Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.
Skills: Experience communicating with people in different cultures: has lived in China, Kenya, Japan as well as the USA. Problem solving. Research and analysis. Understanding of human behavior.
Current employment: head English teacher (ESL) at Smart Vision International Kindergarten in Weifang, China. Position includes teaching, curriculum development and supervising the other English language teachers. James also assists Smart Vision with its English language marketing materials.
Held two previous ESL teaching positions in Weifang, China: Golden Kids International Kindergarten and Wise English working at Beihai Bilingual School, instructing primary school and intermediate school aged students.
As a Teacher at Kwa Muema Secondary School in Mulundi Village, Kitui, Kenya, James taught business, physics and English. Also assisted teachers at both primary and secondary school to learn computer skills.
Board member and project supervisor for Books and Bricks Organization, Seattle, Washington, USA, while in Kenya James acted as a liaison between the board members in Seattle and the schools in Kenya. He managed several projects related to starting a new library, procuring educational texts and materials and a famine relief project.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Seattle University, major in marketing, minor in music. Highlight: Japanese and Korean Study Tour.
Associate of Arts from South Seattle Community College, this included one year of Japanese study at Ube Frontier College in Ube, Japan.
TESOL certification, Oxford Seminars.