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Adira Sharkey

Cell # 408-250-1999
1962 Rosswood Drive, San Jose, CA, 95124
sharkeyadira@gmail.com

Objective
To gain experience as an educator, helping empower students through their acquisition of English
while increasing my fluency in a Spanish speaking country.
Relevant Skills
Native speaker of English
Advanced proficiency in oral and written Spanish
Passionate and innovative tutor
Extraverted language enthusiast
Education
ICEP TEFL Academy
FebruaryMarch 2016
TEFL/TESOL Certificate
An intensive 4 week, 150 hour course including 10 hours of observed teaching and 5 hours of
class observation.
University of California, Santa Cruz,
Fall 2010Spring 2013
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics, Cum Laude, GPA: 3.8
Having pursued a degree in Linguistics with an emphasis on bilingualism, I have a great
understanding and sensitivity to the needs of foreign language learners from all language
backgrounds.
Universidad Autonoma de Mxico, Mexico City, Mexico
15 credits of university level courses taken in Spanish

Fall 2013

I spent an incredible semester abroad in Mexicos Federal District at UNAM, where I took
classes in Linguistics, Nahuatl, and United States History (to gain a different perspective).
Middle College Program
Class of 2010
High School Diploma
Acceptance into the Middle College program allowed me to complete my Junior and Senior
years of High School at the local community college while getting a head start on college credits
by taking courses that transferred to my univeristy.
Professional Experience
Fundacin Educa, Teaching Assistant
August 2013December 2013
Instruct hands-on English games and reading at NEMI K-6 school
Facilitate self-confidence and ambition in students from low-income backgrounds
Translate documents and inventories from Spanish into English
Visit and evaluate additional program sites

Museo Nacional de Antropologa, Research Assistant


August 2013December 2013
Assist interdisciplinary team including linguists, anthropologists, archaeologists, sociologists
Transcription of 350 recorded Nahuatl lexica into the International Phonetic Alphabet via
audio analysis using Praat program
Focus on language change and adaption
Caffe Frascati, Barista
June 2011June 2013 & December 2013September 2014
Coordinate live music events using social media event pages and caf scheduling
Track hourly and daily sales
Manage customer problem resolutions and handle general customer service
Train new hires on register, beverage creation, and food service standards by means of
candid and constructive feedback
Joshuya Brasserie, Waitress/Hostess
JanuaryMay 2015
Provide detailed knowledge of Zagat rated restaurant menu to patrons
Promote specialty items to meet sales quota
Provide excellent customer service, 4 to 5 nights a week, for 6 to 10 hours
Learn restaurant Korean and kitchen Nahuatl to communicate with coworkers

References
Caroline Springall
Manger
Caffe Frascati
679-1607
Josh Hancock
Teacher
Middle College Program
(408) 207-8827

Paty Palm
Principal
NEMI bilingual K-6school (408)
Email: ppalm@esn.edu.mx