Description

DAVE DWIGHT BLACKWOOD
Malvern P.O, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 
I am a native English speaker from Jamaica. Proactive, dynamic and oriented towards the achievement of objectives. Superior leadership ability and excellent interpersonal interactions on all levels.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Fluent in oral and written English and Spanish
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (honed during several years of academic pursuit)
  • Superior interpersonal relations (from having resided with fellow university students who represented over twenty-five nationalities)
  • Skills in academic research and investigation (acquired from Master’s thesis development)

EDUCATION

University of Camagüey, Cuba (2010 – 2015)

Master’s Degree in Education (Summa Cum Laude)
José Martí University of Pedagogical Sciences, Cuba (2009 – 2010)

Diploma in Spanish 
Munro College, Jamaica (2006-2008)

Advanced Proficiency Diploma
Communication Studies, Sociology, English Literature, Spanish, and Caribbean Studies.


EXPERIENCE 

Teacher of English Online, Nice Talk Junior, China

  • Have been teaching English to Chinese students online via Skype since March, 2016. Lessons entail self-introduction, grammar, phonics, among other areas.

Teacher of Spanish at Cross Keys High School, Jamaica

  • Have been teaching Spanish to 13 groups of students since September, 2015; group sizes range from 30 to 51 students.
  • Students age-range is 10 – 19 years. Also a form-teacher.
  • This entails monitoring the attendance, punctuality, behavior, and academic performance of a group of 10th grade students.

Student Teacher at the Instituto Politécnico de Economía in Cuba

  • Taught Marketing to two groups of 9th graders (October 2013 – May 2015) with the specific aim of elevating their level of assimilation by taking a practical approach to the lessons, which allowed them to establish the links between the theoretical content and its application in the advertising industry.

Student Teacher at the Universidad de Camagüey in Cuba

  • Delivered an E-commerce course to a group of 2nd year students (April 2015 – May 2015) with the primary objective of assessing the efficacy of the online shopping multimedia presentation proposed in the thesis.
  • The assessment results rendered the thesis proposal valid due do the fact that 92.3 percent of the students attained heightened levels of academic performance.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS 

  • Embassy of Jamaica Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Social Sciences and Humanities (2012 – 2013)
  • Most Outstanding Student in Spanish
  • Universidad de Ciencias Pedagógicas José Mart , Cuba (2009 – 2010)
    Most Outstanding First Year Student
  • Universidad de Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz (2010 – 2011)
    Cuba – Caricom Scholarship in Education (2009 – 2015)
  • Most Outstanding Student in CAPE Spanish, Units I and II
    Munro College (2006 – 2008)
  • Most Outstanding Student in CAPE Literatures in English, Units I and II
    Munro College (2006 – 2008)
  • Most Outstanding Student in CAPE Communication Studies
    Munro College (2007)
  • Most Outstanding Student in CAPE Caribbean Studies
    Munro College (2007)
  • Most Outstanding Student in Sociology, Units I and II
    Munro College (2007)
  • Most Outstanding Student in CSEC Spanish
    Munro College (2005 – 2006)
  • Most Outstanding Student in CSEC English Literature
    Munro College (2005 – 2006)

HOBBIES 

  •  Playing the piano
  • Choral music arrangement
  • Dancing
  • Traveling

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY 

  • Annual school beautification projects
  • Outreach at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Nations
  • Assisting Cuban students with English at after school study programs

Skills

  • English Teaching
  • Online Teaching
  • Spanish Teaching