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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania
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June 10, 2019

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Kovacs Linda-Monica

Saraburi, Thailand +66-83-524-**** / +40-729-***-*** ac9kk6@r.postjobfree.com

Compassionate, patient and kind English Teacher, with dedication to students and to continuous professional development, communication with parents, accurate student assessment and provision of relevant course materials for effective learning. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES & CERTIFICATES

• Child Protection in Schools (NSPCC

certificate)

• Assessment and rubrics

• MAP testing (NWEA certificate)

• PowerSchool & PowerSchoolPro, ALMA,

Gradekeeper, Google Suite, Rubicon Atlas

• Technology that works in the classroom

(Achieve 3000, IXL, Quizlet, Quizizz,

Plickers, Kahoot, Edmodo, ClassDojo etc)

• Differentiation and personalization

• teaching in the international classroom

• Team Building

• WASC accreditation

• Chinese and Thai language and culture

TEACHING ACHIEVEMENTS EDUCATION

Thailand

• Developed and maintained an adaptable curriculum from the ground up, for middle school ELD courses,

implementing innovative, interesting and interactive learning principles to increase student understanding and engagement.

• Piloted Growth Mindset implementation program to middle school and high school students.

• Implemented positivity walls throughout the school.

• Successfully mobilized staff to apply growth mindset in their classrooms.

• Summer school coordinator.

• ESLRs recognition and record keeping coordinator. 2014 - 2016

2011 - 2014

Master's degree:

Clinical Psychology,

Psychotherapy and

Counseling

Babes-Bolyai

University, Clinical

Psychology, Cluj,

Romania

Bachelor of Science:

Psychology, major in

Developmental

Psychology

Babes-Bolyai

University, Cluj,

Romania

China

• Applied progressive teaching principles to two classes of 19 middle school students, improving standardized tests scores by 40-60% in one semester (as measured by MAP testing).

• Received high remarks for instructional techniques from students, parents and faculty.

Romania

• Developed the language school from the ground up and prepared records and operations for a smooth handover to new owners.

• Engaged in strategic development for an English language school client base, increased by 200 % over 2 years, including 20 pre-K graduates.

• Facilitated student test scores in the top 98% by teaching students standardized test information and techniques.

• 90th percentile results in English competitions at school, Cambridge exams, Baccalaureate or IELTS.

1997 - 2000

Aug 2013

Aug 2004

Bachelor of Arts, cum

laude: International

Relations & French

Agnes Scott College,

Decatur, GA, USA

Teacher diploma:

Cultivating Emotional

Balance

Santa Barbara Institute

for Consciousness

Studies, Mexico

CELTA diploma:

Cambridge English

Language Teaching to

Adults

ECC Institute,

Bangkok, Thailand

EXPERIENCE

English Language Development Teacher Gr. 7-12

Saint John Mary International School, Saraburi, Thailand

• Developed and maintained effective frameworks, standards and requirements in accordance with California English Language Development Standards.

• Explicit modeling and instruction in learning strategies (metacognition).

• Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion.

• High levels of student interaction, with each other and with the teacher.

• Met with parents and administration to advocate for student needs.

• Developed and maintained effective frameworks, standards and requirements. Jul 2018 -

present

English Language Arts Teacher Gr. 7

Kang Chiao International School, Kunshan, China

• Developed and maintained effective frameworks, standards and requirements in accordance with the California Common Core ELA standards.

• Applied progressive teaching principles to a class of 19 students, improving standardized tests scores by 40-60% in one semester (as measured by MAP testing.

• Teaching principles applied that led to higher engagement and active learning, empowerment and intrinsic motivation : encouraging contact between students and faculty, cooperative learning groups.

• Used technology based and interactive teaching techniques, Mind Maps and gamification to encourage student critical thinking and discussion, student self learning and build community within the classroom.

Jul 2017 -

Jul 2018

English Teacher Gr. 4-9

Private Practice, Cluj, Romania

• Identified the educational needs and adapted the teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

• Facilitated student test scores in the top 98% by teaching students standardized test information and techniques.

• Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion. Jul 2012 -

Jun 2017

Owner and English Teacher

Kidzone, Cluj, Romania

• Developed the language school from the ground up and prepared records and operations for a smooth handover to new owners.

• Engaged in strategic development for an English language school client base.

• Increased the customer base by 200 % over 2 years.

• Promoted branding initiatives, developing effective marketing and sales strategies to ensure goal alignment.

• Mentored newly hired employees to take on responsibilities and tasks with understanding.

• Leveraged social media, including Facebook, to expand market reach and facilitate sales agent recruitment.

• 90th percentile results in English competitions at school, Cambridge exams, Baccalaureate or IELTS.

• Diversified teaching strategies to help students of all skill levels excel.

• Personalized approaches with different level groups and individuals.

• Provided continuous evaluation of program operations as compared with established mission and set parameters.

May 2006

- Jul 2012

ESL Young Learners Teacher, English Teacher

Various language centers and schools, Thailand and Hong Kong

• Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material in accordance with the Cambridge curriculum.

• Developed and maintained effective frameworks, standards and requirements.

• Received high remarks for the creativity and instructional techniques from students, parents and faculty.

• Taught ESL to diverse classes, ranging from young learners to adults.

• Earned positive feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.

• Kept youth safe and secure at facility and in public, specifically during the English camp. Aug 2004

-Nov 2005

PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY:

Psychotherapist in private practice

CBT therapy license awarded by COPSI under supervision Jul 2015-

Jun2017

Research assistant

Department of Clinical Psychology, BBU, Cluj-Napoca, RO Research on emotional forecasting and regulation

Oct 2014-

May 2016

Research assistant

Developmental Psychology Laboratory, BBU, Cluj, RO Research project on children’s emotion socialization Sep 2012 -

Sep 2014

Research assistant

Grand Valley State University Emotion Lab, Grand Rapids, MI, USA Research project on children’s emotion development across 4 different cultures (American, Mexican, Romanian and Turkish)

July 2012

Workshops, Conferences, Courses:

• Positive Youth Development in the Context of the Global Recession, SRCD (Society for Research in Child Development), Prague, Czech Republic

• 35th STAR Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

• 1st International Congress of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

• Workshop: Development of Emotional intelligence in children and adolescents through Rational Emotional Education, Prof. Ann Vernon, Meeting of the Minds Conference, Cluj Napoca

• Uses and abuses of intelligence, Prof. John Raven, Meeting of the Minds Conference, Cluj Napoca

Oct 2014

July 2014

Jun 2014

Oct 2013

PUBLICATIONS:

Wege, B.V., Sánchez González, M.L., Friedlmeier, W., Mihalca, L.M., Goodrich, E. & Corapci, F. (2014). Emotion displays in media: a comparison between American, Romanian, and Turkish children's storybooks. Frontiers Psychology. 5:600. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg. 2014.00600

Susa, G., Mone, I., Salagean, D., Mihalca, L., Benga, O., & Friedlmeier, W. (2014). The Relation between Maternal Perception of Toddler Emotion Regulation Abilities and Emotion Regulation Abilities Displayed by Children in a Frustration Inducing Task. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 128, 493-497

35th STAR Conference, 2-4 July 2014 Cluj-Napoca, Romania: Poster presentation: Child and Parental Temperamental Characteristics in the Prediction of Anxiety Symptoms in Preschoolers, Gabriela Leorina Fechete, Diana Salagean, Melinda Kiss, Ionut Mone, Linda M. Mihalca, & Oana Benga & Georgiana Susa



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