Tray Sturdivant
Currently enrolled - MA in Linguistics, with concentration in ESL
Graduating - Spring 2008
E-mail: traynovi@aol.com

EDUCATION

University of North Texas
  • Anticipated: May 2008
  • Master of Arts, Linguistics, Concentration English as a Second Language
  • GPA: 3.8
University of North Texas, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Spanish Literature
  • Graduated Cum Laude, GPA: 3.9
North Central Texas College, 2001
  • Associate of Arts
  • Graduated with Honors, GPA: 3.5

CERTIFICATES, ACADEMIC HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Teaching certificate obtained Dec. 2004. Education with ESL Endorsement
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) members 2005-present
  • Dean's List, five semesters
  • Graduated with Honors, Cum Laude
  • National Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, 2002-2004
  • Jack Joyce Memorial Essay Contest, 2nd Place, 2002
  • Layuna Hicks Memorial Short Story Contest, 3rd place, 2002

STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

  • Universidad Internacional, El Centro Bilingue, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2002 (8 week program)

TEACHING ABROAD EXPERIENCE

  • UAEM Universidad Autonoma del Esatado de Mexico, Toluca, Mexico, June 2006 - June 2007
  • Instructed Talento Masters students, TOEFL preparation, Conversational English, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels writing, grammar and speaking. Weekly listening labs, weekly roundtable converstaion/debate sessions

VOLUNTEER SERVICES

  • Volunteer Business Services, PediPlace, Organization of Spanish Services, 2006
  • Volunteer, TexTESOL Fall Conference, Tarrant County College, Hurst, TX 2004
  • Tutor, Student Support Services, Discovery Program, University of North Texas, 2003
  • Tutor, Introductory Level Spanish, El Centro Bilingue, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2002
  • Tutor, English as a Second Language, MLK Center, Denton, TX, 2004 - 2006

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Proficient in designing, presenting, and instruction in the use of
  • PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office
  • Word
  • Access
  • WINDOWS 2000 – XP
  • Internet Explorer

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • North Lake College Writing Center, Instructional Associate, Sept 2007 - present
  • English Instructor, UAEM, Toluca, Mexico, August 2006 – June 2007
  • ESL Instructor, Dallas Concrete, MasterThink, Ltd., Flower Mound, TX,
    Jan 2004 – August 2006
  • Translator and English Instructor, MasterThink, Ltd., Clients include Woodwright Flooring, PaveCon, Dallas Concrete, May 2003 – August 2006