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English Teacher Manager

Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
February 16, 2019

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Cynthia Herzog

Permanent Locations:

***B Green Beverly Hills Jalan Bucida Nilai 71800 Nilai Malaysia

**** ***** ****** ****. ******* Florida 32817 USA

Phone Number 601********

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Teacher Trainer

Dedicated and driven Educator with 25+ years of experience and proven expertise Teaching English as a Second Language at all education and professional levels in a wide range of environments. Motivated, energetic, and passionate about student growth and success with commitment to improving learning experiences for diverse populations. Flexible and adaptable with an aptitude for thriving in fast-paced and high-stress environments. Skilled communicator and engaging leader able to build collaborative relationships, engage stakeholders, and motivate teams.

Areas of Expertise

Year 3,4,5 Class Room Teacher IPC

IGCSE & A / AS Levels

Curriculum Design

English (Native) USA

University Lecturer

Training & Development

Business English

Legal English

Arabic & Kurdish (Proficient)


Journalism & Editing

Lesson Planning

French & Turkish (Intermediate)


Professional Experience

HOD Education Support Unit, 9/2018 – Present

Nilai International School – Nilai, Malaysia

Serving as HOD of Education Support whilst leading a team of two specialist support teachers for support of students in need of- EAL, Autism, ADD and Asperger’s.

Specialist support to have unique instructional and curriculum student needs met within the regular classroom wherever possible.

A safe and secure environment.

Encouragement to be challenged to reach students potential irrespective of their disabilities.

Focused assistance in literacy and numeracy.

Individual educational programmes to ensure that the educational needs and goals are met and recorded.

Regular school/parent reviews to facilitate an effective partnership between school and home.

HOD Preparatory and EYFS, 9/2018 – Present

Nilai International School – Nilai, Malaysia

Serving as HOD of Preparatory and EYFS whilst teaching year 5 students 17 periods a week. Leading and training a team of 6 teachers and currently restructuring the Prep department in all phases of NIS policies, and child protection procedures. Providing pastoral care for students and reporting and following up with the school’s principal when needed.

Year 5 Key Stage 5 Class Room Teacher, 9/2018 – Present

Nilai International School – Nilai, Malaysia

Serving as Lead year 5 teacher of 7 students, creating and implementing lessons for Cambridge-related curriculums in Literature, Mathematics, Eco Science and other Science subject related materials. Leveraging an outstanding relationship building skills and leadership talents to manage classroom behaviour whilst using Dojo, Merits and Houses. Currently serving on various teams to help collaborate school trips, special holidays and end of term and year school plays.


Crescendo Help International School – Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Served as Lead year 3 teacher of 16 students, creating and implementing lessons for Oxford-related literature materials and milepost 2 IPC subjects. Leveraged an outstanding relationship building skills and leadership talents to manage classroom behaviour whilst using Merits and Houses. Served on various teams to help collaborate school trips, special holidays and end of year school plays.

Currently serving as a EAL Head Lead Teacher of Primary and in charge of setting up the early stages of designing and suggesting to our principal EAL Scaffolding software programs for Primary department, working flexibly with a staff of 11 primary teachers across age ranges 6-13 while teaching small groups effectively across age and ability range by withdrawing and working side by side in primary teacher class rooms.

Designing, assessing and testing curriculum, such as Schonell assessment for reading for core strengths, differentiating materials to suit learning levels, such as interactive motivational speaking, listening, and writing techniques.

Inspiring students to overcome barriers to learn, effectively communicating and educating parents and Primary team colleagues on EAL policies and the types of needs to help EAL students. Effectively helping setting up in class room programs and home learning based programs that help students to progress in learning English faster. Overseeing and maintaining the schools registers and reports, on all primary EAL students.


Zakho British International School – New Zakho, Iraq

Initially hired and served for the responsibility for managing, training, setting up, and designing the early stages of operations for Marketing, Early Years and Primary Classrooms In (Dohuk British International Sister School.) Experience in using media software and materials for distribution to the public and on Facebook as well as, creating large wall posters and school logos on windows and walls on the interior and exterior structure of the schools building.

Meeting parents and registering students at registration to discuss school fees. Setting up, purchasing school and classroom teaching materials, child appropriate carpet, designing, and equipping each classroom for the opening of Early years and Primary.

Served as lead year 4 classroom teacher at Zakho British International School for a class of 19 students in all Cambridge-related literature materials and subjects as well as motivational speaking, listening, and writing. Overseeing and maintaining the schools registers and classroom reports on year 4 students and leveraged an outstanding relationship building skills and leadership talents to manage classroom behaviour whilst using Class DoJo, Merits and Houses in British Curriculum National Standards.


Erbil British International School – Erbil, Iraq

Provided secondary students with individualized counselling and behaviour management

Served as lead year 7 classroom teacher for a class of 19 students in all Cambridge-related literature materials and subjects as well as motivational speaking, listening, and writing including checkpoint and IGCSE testing and overseeing and maintaining the schools registers and classroom behavioural reports on secondary and year 7 students.

ENGLISH LECTURER, 9/2014 – 4/2015

Turkish American Association – Adana, Turkey

Designed, taught and guided English Language courses for all levels of professionals including business adults, young adults, and young leaders from diverse backgrounds. Including Marketing, Business English, IELTS and TOEFL courses.

DIRECTOR OF STUDIES, 3/2014 – 9/2014

English Home – Adana, Turkey

Directed implementation and administration of all academic programs and processes.

Collaborated closely with Centre Manager, Centre Coordinator, and Educational Counsellor’s to address issues and identify opportunities for improvement. Managed and trained a team of 25 members of teachers and marketing professionals.


Nawroz University – Dohuk, Iraq

Led English Literature instruction for Co-Ed classroom in College of Languages, providing wide range of support including thesis advising, editing `media projects, and reviewing translations from Kurdish to English.

Played key role as Employee Trainer for IELTS Program to teach Master’s employees entering graduate PHD programs.

ENGLISH LECTURER, 4/2013 – 9/2013

Dohuk University – Dohuk, Iraq

Taught intensive IELTS Programs for University employees seeking Master’s graduate degrees and PhD candidate programs.

ENGLISH TRAINER, 3/2012 – 3/2013

New Horizons Computer Learning Centre – Doha, Qatar

Created, supported, wrote programs and trained corporate clients, business professionals, and legal clients from Kuwait, Saudi and Qatar courses in General English and Business English, while editing, and translation from Arabic to English.

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR, 9/2011 – 3/2012

Defense Counsel International – Doha, Qatar

Recruited by Qatar Air` Force Base to develop and lead ELI programs to teach Helicopter Pilots to speak and read aviation English at various levels.

ENGLISH LECTURER, 4/2010 – 9/2011

IGIT Group – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Designed courses customized for first and second year female students to guide English speaking, reading, and writing skills as part of ELI Program.

Provided students with individual counselling and mentorship to identify and grasp techniques for developing new skills and improving talents.

ENGLISH TEACHER, 1/2008 – 4/2010

Dubai American School – Dubai, UAE

Led years 5,7,8,9 in American classroom instruction and curriculum. Ran after-school teaching programs as well as various extracurricular activities and school trips to provide students with optimal opportunities and encouragement in utilizing English.

ENGLISH LECTURER, 4/2006 – 1/2008

Sohar College – Sohar, Oman

Served concurrently as Lecturer and Teacher Trainer for Co-Ed classroom for Ministry of Education.

Designed, developed, implemented, and improved professional teaching materials and projects.

Additional experience as Oil and Gas-Business English Teacher & Instructor in Syria, Jordan and Oman, 2001 – 2006.


Master of Arts in Mythology of Teaching English as a Second Language

University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida USA

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Seattle University – Seattle, WA USA

Volunteer Experience

Violence Against Women & Children, Dohuk, Iraq

December 2013-Public Awareness Program.

English Language Acquisition:

Presenting seminars for Professor Dr. Sami Jalal Hussein’s Law Students at Nawroz University

and General Public of Dohuk.

American Embassy Iraq Access Program, Dohuk, Iraq

March 2013-Teaching Project

English Language Acquisition:

Kurdish and Arabic High School Students will increase proficiency in the four macro skills as well

as the micro skills while developing learning strategies for language acquisition. The goal of the

program is to prepare students to use their English skills to further their educational and

professional goals.

Alliance for International Women’s Rights (, Online- Kabul, Afghanistan

March 2007-Education on Line

English Language teacher -Online Skype

Teaching Kabul University teachers how to learn and translate Farsi to English online in Kabul



Cecilia Rashid, Kabul University +93-788-**-**-**

Burcu Gezek Habert Freelance Journalist & Turkish Book Translator +310-***-****

Montgomery Mewers KAU University Men’s Section +318 318-***-****

Dr. Gharbi M. Moustafa University College of Basic Education +964-***-***-***

Mrs Gan Tan Seow Heng Deputy Head Principal (Pastoral) Crescendo International School +601********

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