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Microsoft Office Manager

Seattle, WA
March 09, 2018

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Yunus Akar

Renton, WA ***** 206-***-****

Summary of Qualifications

** *****’ professional experience in teaching and educational roles

Exemplary problem-solving skills; able to identify problems and implement effective solutions

Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

Strong leadership skills; able to prioritize, delegate tasks, and make sound decisions quickly while prioritizing results

Technology proficiencies: Microsoft Office suite, internet & e-mail, blogging


Alumni Relations Manager

Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 2013 – June 2014

Maintained communications with alumni on various matters.

Ensured accuracy of alumni database.

Made arrangements for various alumni functions.

Sent out alumni newsletters on a quarterly basis.

Developed and implemented initiatives to engage more alumni in scheduled activities.

Oversaw alumni donation efforts.

Turkish as a Foreign Language Teacher and School Counselor

Yahya Kemal College – Skopje, Macedonia September 2006 – June 2009

Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 2009 – April 2017

As Teacher:

Conducted lessons encompassing a range of skill building activities in the four areas of language learning (speaking, writing, reading, and listening)

Facilitated small group activities emphasizing critical learning

Contributed constructive feedback to program structure and management procedures

Demonstrated methodology to faculty through mock lessons and skills workshops

Organized extracurricular opportunities such as annual speech contests and field trips

Evaluated students monthly via academic reports

As Counselor:

Created a student center for career exploration, college search, and application process

Helped students complete application fee waivers, college applications, financial aid forms, and found scholarships for deserving students.

Created and maintained the master schedule; received professional development training on master schedule building

Worked with students on continuing education; helped plan for further schooling and employment

Conducted student transitional planning in collaboration with parents, social workers, and community workers

Evaluated transcripts and conducted testing for proper placement in academic setting


Yahya Kemal College – Gostivar, Macedonia September 2006 – June 2008

Planned and scheduled transportation and provided logistical support for nearly 35 students

Was successful in monitoring student grades, many of whom improved from failing to passing

Enforced an academic restrictıon system which penalized those wıth below par grades: provıded a compassionate, nurturing envıronment

Applied appropriate dısciplinary actions as necessary

Language Instructor

Yesilirmak Exam Preparation Courses – Bursa, Turkey September 2005 – June 2006

Korfez Exam Preparation Courses – Izmir, Turkey September 2003 – June 2004

Prepared students for taking National Exams in Turkish

Emphasized oral proficiency with explicit instruction on grammar as needed

Helped students acquire the appropriate way to use Turkish language in real situation by providing a variety of authentic materials

Created performance assessments to evaluate students' progress and status

Maintained students' interest, motivation, participation, and discipline through creative classroom techniques

Assessed students' progress using tests, quizzes, and portfolio based assessment strategies

Encouraged students to take control of their learning by using hands-on inquiry based program

Turkish Language and Literature Teacher

Orhaneli IHL High School – Bursa, Turkey September 2004 – June 2005

Teach reading comprehension, composition, and literary analysis of Turkish and Turkic Literature to 62 diverse students through large, small, and individual instruction

Collaborate with other Literature teachers across the Mastery network to share resources, predict and troubleshoot possible areas of lesson difficulty, and to strengthen instruction

Instruct students with moderate learning disabilities and emotional disturbances

Manage classroom by encouraging student responsibility and self-advocacy while reinforcing classroom expectations and using restorative practices.


Ph.D. – Turkish Language and Literature 2019 (expected)

International Burch University Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Master of Arts - Turkish Language and Literature 2013

Fatih University Istanbul, Turkey

Bachelor of Arts – Social Studies (Major) and Turkish Language (Minor) 2003

Dokuz Eylul University Izmir, Turkey


May 2015 Certification 13th International Festival of Language & Culture; Ethiopia

May 2011 Certification 9th International Festival of Turkish Language & Culture; Turkey

January 2015 Certification Teaching Turkish to Foreigners; Teacher Training Program

May 2013 Guidance Counseling Certificate; Ethiopia

January 2013 Certificate Program for Development of Human Resources


Transmission of Social Values in Language Teaching (International Journal of Cultural and Social Studies)

June 2017

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