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Jack Newcastle


Teaches:

English

Also Speaks:

French, Italian

Specializes In:

Pronunciation / Accent Addition; Business English; Pragmatics and Language Psychology

Fields of Expertise:

Information Technology; Psychology of American Business Culture, American Cultural History

Degree:

Master of Arts, Linguistics
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics
Queens College, City University of New York

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    Jack Newcastle

  • Educator Details:

    English

  • French, Italian

  • English

  • Information Technology; Psychology of American Business Culture, American Cultural History

  • Too often in language classes, vocabulary related to a certain subject, such as film, cooking, or health, is learned by the student one week and then forgotten the next. The material and the instructor do not reinforce the new vocabulary throughout the course, and so the brain is not committing the words to long-term memory.

    To improve long-term memory of new words, Jack continually reviews and uses the vocabulary of past lessons, thereby leading the student to easily recall word meaning and start using that word in conversation. For example, one week there might be a lesson on banking, and the student will learn words like "interest" and "mortgage." If these words aren't reviewed in future lessons, or if the student doesn't have the opportunity to use them, the student will easily forget them. This is because the human brain is naturally designed to get rid of information we don't need so that it can make room for information we do need in some current situation. Unfortunately, however, we can't somehow force the brain to retain information that we don't need at the moment but really might need in the future, such as a word like "mortgage".

    Jack's method, then, is to casually use some of the words learned in one lesson over a series of lessons. For example, two weeks after the banking lesson, he might suddenly start talking about a friend who is trying to buy a house and cannot get a mortgage. The instructor will then ask the student if he or she understands what is meant by "mortgage", and hopefully, the student will recall the word from the previous lesson. If the student does not know, however, Jack will have another short review, and this process continues until the student can easily recall and use the word in conversation.

    Jack's other core method for instruction is role-play. We have all seen those conversations in text books, where two people are, for example, trying to order at a restaurant. Due to the nature of books and audio lessons, these conversations can only follow a script, but as we know in real life, speakers don't follow a script, and then we either don't understand what is being said or are unable to reply.

    By using extensive role-play, Jack gives his students the opportunity to interact with everyone from forgetful waiters, helpful store clerks, irate customers, nosy co-workers, and demanding CEOs to a wide range of characters you will find in almost every business meeting. During their lessons with Jack, students have discovered that role-play is not only one of the best methods for practicing their conversation skills, but is actually the most enjoyable part of the lesson!

  • Education

  • Master of Arts, Linguistics
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York

  • Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics
    Queens College, City University of New York

  • CELTA

  • Professional / Academic Memberships

  • TESOL International Association,
    International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IETEFL),
    Linguistics Society of America

  • Notable Achievements:

  • RMA Hall Award, Queens College, City University of New York

  • "The Fine Art of Mixing Girls" (Grand Prix Press, 2011)

  • Biography:

  • A former New York businessman in the Information Technology sector, Jack Newcastle returned to university later in life to study linguistics. “I had always been in interested in language,” he says, “and especially in the mind and the difficulties adults faced in learning a new language. It was while I was taking a French class, wondering why a certain classmate could never correctly pronounce “femme” no matter how many times the instructor corrected him, that I realized I needed to close my IT consulting firm and follow my three passions in life: words, language, and linguistics.”

    After first earning his Bachelor of Arts in the field, Jack attended The Graduate Center, City University of New York to focus on Second Language Acquisition for Adults. His coursework included “Seminar in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism”, “Seminar in Bilingual Perception”, and “The Neurolinguistics of Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism”, and Jack applies to his language lessons the theories he both learned and formulated during his graduate studies. Moreover, by working with hundreds of students, he has spent the last two years developing a highly effective course in English pronunciation.

    His experience in the business world and his advanced knowledge of the mind in relation to language has allowed Jack to help learners in every sector improve not only their grammar and pronunciation, but their business skills, as well. “Facebook, Microsoft, Google,” he says, “I’ve helped many of their employees reach their goals of improving their presentation and management skills, so that they may, in turn, increase their career opportunities.”

    Finally, there is Jack’s adherence to the methodology of role-play, which he believes is the most helpful method to his students. “I had actually started out in theatre, and I was in bands, playing loud rock and roll for a long time. After that, I performed stand-up comedy in New York, so I’m accustomed to being on stage and playing many parts. Nothing seems to more beneficial to students than to have them interact with everyone from a forgetful waiter to an irate boss. It helps them develop and maintain the “scripts” that all native speakers of a language carry around in their heads, and that learners need to acquire.”

  • Special Interests and Hobbies:

    Film (especially classic film of the 1920s - 1970s), 20th century British Literature, Art, Music (Jazz, Classical, Rock, the Great American Songbook), Comedy, Psychology, Formula 1 Racing

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Michael Nusbaum


Teaches:

English, Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese

Fields of Expertise:

American-East Asian Business/Cultural Relations; Academic Management

Degree:

Master of Arts, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers University

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    Michael Nusbaum

  • Educator Details:

    English

  • English, Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese

  • American-East Asian Business/Cultural Relations; Academic Management

  • Education

  • Master of Arts, East Asian Languages and Cultures
    Columbia University

  • Bachelor of Arts
    School of Arts and Sciences
    Rutgers University

  • TESOL

  • TQUK Level 5 in Foreign Language Teaching (Ofqual & QCF Certified)

    TOEFL Young Students Series: Professional development program designed to help English-language teachers meet the challenges of teaching English to students

    IGCSE ESL Training: Getting Ready to Teach the Pearson EdExcel International GCSE in English as a Second Language

  • Notable Achievements:

  • The IELTS Handbooks, Volumes I - IV (Fujian Straits Publishing and Distributing Group, 2013-2018)

  • Biography:

  • Michael's career in second language education began when he was still a Rutgers undergraduate student, and to this day he relentlessly strives to perfect his craft. Over the years, it is a pursuit that has led him to become an instructor of three languages, the English Language Learning Director of the Fuzhou Lakeside International School in Fuzhou, China, the Academic Director of the Qunxian A Level International High School of Xiamen University, the Program Developer for the China-US Program of the Shenzhen Research Institute of Xiamen University, and the ESL Program Developer for Fuzhou University.

    As for his philosophy on education he says that being an educator requires him to "not only have the ability to be proficient in teaching and instruction by collaborating with colleagues and mentoring both students and teachers, but by being humble, learning new things, and acquiring new skills on a regular basis."

    He is able to accomplish all of this through individual research, formal training programs, and trialing, all of which has allowed him to accumulate vast knowledge of the educative process.

    Yet, Michael is quick to note that the more he learns, the more he realizes how much more there is to know, and he therefore continues to build his knowledge of the field through that humility of which he spoke. "I learn from everyone,' he says. 'Colleagues, less experienced educators, and even from the students themselves. And then there is the reading, researching, and the participation in workshops on a daily basis."

    As an international educator, Michael also believes it is of the utmost importance to view the world as a global village. "Having cultural and language awareness," he insists, "can only assist in promoting such an international philosophy."

    Toward this end, he has traveled to nearly 20 countries and has worked in four of those countries on three continents. In the process, he has acquired knowledge of local cultures and languages and firmly believes that in order to serve every individual’s educational needs, it is crucial to have an international mindset.

    We're proud to have him on the team of Newcastle Language Systems.

  • Special Interests and Hobbies:

    Learning Mandarin; Swimming; Cycling

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Rahny Day


Teaches:

English

Specializes In:

Essay Fundamentals; Academic English; Business
English; Conversational English; TOEFL; IELTS; PTE

Fields of Expertise:

Music; Theatre; Conversational English; Academic English

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts Humanities
(Music Minor)
Kansas State University

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    Rahny Day

  • Educator Details:

    English

  • English

  • Music; Theatre; Conversational English; Academic English

  • Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Humanities
    (Music Minor)
    Kansas State University

  • TEFL

  • Notable Achievements:

  • Intensive Role Study Metropolitan International Music Festival-2018
    National Opera Center of New York City, New York,
    Finalist of Kansas State University Aria Contest-2017
    Pride Marching Band Scholarship-2010-2013
    John Philip Sousa Award-2008
    NEKMEA District Honor Choir and Band-2004-2008
    KSHSSA Regional Solos & Small Ensembles-2004-2008
    KSHSSA State Solos & Small Ensembles-2004-2008

  • Biography:

  • “Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    She is on the prowl to answer the “how’s and why’s” of the educational world to support students in visualizing their goals. This is where the journey will unfold. Rahny aspires to create an inclusive and creative atmosphere that fosters a rapport of trust, respect and support for continual discussion on various academic topics. She has 1,000+ hours in online teaching with private and groups lessons. With her Online Teaching Certificate from LERN, she utilizes her adaptive nature and diversified teaching experiences to reconcile the challenges of online learning.

    Music is an immense passion of hers that continually lavishes her with a wealth of transferable skills of which she is resourceful in exercising in inventive ways to solve problems. She’s done this by appropriating IPA for German, French and Italian diction, vocal pedagogy and her opera background to tackle diction issues and enhance project
    management skills.

    In addition, 8 years in Home Health with adults and children with physical and mental disabilities has had an overwhelming influence on her philosophies toward communication and personal kinships. Working with Music and Drama Therapists in Barrier Free Theater acting troupe for adults with physical and mental disabilities to brainstorm and stage a musical starring them, has shed light upon the effective means of group collaboration experiences.This is at the heart of her communicative approaches. Experiences like these have sharpened and cultivated her skills in preparedness, instructional techniques, innovative problem solving and the ability to explain complex ideas and elements to all ages. She believes students should have endless successes.

    “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the igniting of a fire.”
    -William Butler Yeats

  • Special Interests and Hobbies:

    Music, opera, anime, singing, education

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Benjamin Raimo


Teaches:

English, Khmer

Also Speaks:

Khmer, Thai, Japanese, Italian, Arabic (Levantine dialect)

Specializes In:

Accent reduction, Speech, Phonetics

Fields of Expertise:

International Relations, Southeast Asian Culture

Degree:

International Relations
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

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    Benjamin Raimo

  • Educator Details:

    English

  • Khmer, Thai, Japanese, Italian, Arabic (Levantine dialect)

  • English, Khmer

  • International Relations, Southeast Asian Culture

  • Education

  • International Relations
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

  • CELTA

  • ITIL Foundation Certificate;
    Oracle Database SQL

  • Notable Achievements:

  • Khmer Language Course

  • Biography:

  • Ben excels within the unknown: confronting, learning and understanding it. He has travelled extensively, often to places off the beaten path to gain perspective and appreciation for other cultures.

    New cultures and specifically, their structures have interested him since his youth. From self-studying Japanese with an audio textbook in high school to travelling to multiple continents immediately after graduating university, he has always tried to expand my mind to include different philosophies and concepts. Foreign religion and language have been a center of these cultural structures, especially in writing. The idea of abstract symbols to reflect letters and/or sounds or ideas in communication through alphabets, abugidas or logograms in such a diverse manner the world over is highly interesting.

    Teaching has allowed him to become a better learner. As to truly understand your students, you must understand your methods and improve from past mistakes; knowing strengths, weaknesses and limitations of oneself and your pupils is imperative to growth. Experience has been a collective teacher.

    He has learnt over the years teaching to use a variety of styles, these include: improvisation, showing general patterns, using vivid examples, making lessons engaging and interesting, having creative material for the learner to delve into subject. “One thing that is very important is to be flexible and patient with students. When I first started teaching, a big weakness I had was overanalyzing and hoping the students would just ‘get it’ in the same way I did. They are learning and you already know the information, so guide them and be kind. It is not a race and needs to be a holistic experience with learning the language. It should be fun. Over time they will have success.”

  • Special Interests and Hobbies:

    Hiking, Weight Training, Rock Climbing, Playing Piano, Mycology, Reading, Cooking, American Sign Language (trying to improve nonverbal communicative skills)

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Dr. Fei Xing


Teaches:

English, Mandarin Chinese

Also Speaks:

Russian

Specializes In:

Communicative English; TOEFL / IETLS Test Preparation; English Academic Writing; Language Pedagogy; Curriculum Design and Development; Educational Psychology

Fields of Expertise:

Adult Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Measurement and Statistics, Program Evaluation, Translation

Degree:

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Master of Science, Teaching in TESOL
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Bachelor of Arts, English
Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, CN

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    Dr. Fei Xing

  • Educator Details:

    Mandarin Chinese

  • Russian

  • English, Mandarin Chinese

  • Adult Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Measurement and Statistics, Program Evaluation, Translation

  • Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Master of Science, Teaching in TESOL
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Bachelor of Arts, English
    Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, CN

  • Program Evaluation
    Measurement and Statistics

  • Professional / Academic Memberships

  • Asia TEFL
    AERA (American Educational Research Association)
    CIES (Comparative and International Education Society)
    EERA (Eastern Educational Research Association)

  • Notable Achievements:

  • 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Award Florida State University
    2017 PIE Teaching Associate Assistantship Florida State University
    2017 L & C Graduate Students Research Award Florida State University
    2017 Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Travel Grant Florida State University
    2017 Marvelene Hughes Research in Education Conference Travel Grant Florida State University
    2015 Marvelene Hughes Research in Education Conference Travel Grant Florida State University
    2009 The 3rd Class Scholarship Taiyuan University of Technology
    2008 Morality Scholarship Taiyuan University of Technology
    2007 Morality Scholarship Taiyuan University of Technology
    2007 Excellent University Student Taiyuan University of Technology

  • Biography:

  • Dr. Fei Xing earned her Master’s degree in Multilingual and Multicultural Education and Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from Florida State University. Her foundational knowledge of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is a product of both her extensive education and the research she conducted during her time at Florida State University, where, for three years, she had been teaching an undergraduate course in Educational Psychology. As a teacher training instructor, she was team coordinator for graduate students who were, in turn, teaching undergraduate Educational Psychology courses, and she also worked with the university-level Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) as a Teaching Associate. In this capacity, she collaborated with other top-level teaching assistants from a variety of disciplines, developing and presenting teacher-training topics throughout the university campus.

    Regarding her doctoral research, its focus was on the instructional strategies used to engage Chinese English-learners in communicative language teaching/task-based instruction, ways that promote their motivation for learning English, and ways that facilitate these learners to be more autonomous and self-regulated while learning English communicative skills so that they can become more engaged and have a higher level of English proficiency.

    Since 2015, Fei has presented her findings in a variety of international, national, and regional conferences, and she continues her research by participating in professional conferences, in the belief that knowledge gained from the most up-to-date research will help her become an even more effective English educator. She contends that the most effective way of teaching is to apply different kinds of learning theories to different situations, aiming to create meaningful learning experiences for students, as well as to facilitate students to be fully engaged in class. She insists that the goal of learning a second/foreign language is to use it as a cultural tool for thinking and that this goal can be achieved through a meaningful combination of presentation, demonstration, and discussion. "Students should be provided chances to connect their current learning with their prior cultural knowledge and daily-life experiences," she says, and throughout her teaching contexts, she tends to reflect on questions such as, “What do students need to achieve?” and “How can I engage students?” She thinks that the answers need to align with students’ diverse backgrounds and should be adjusted at different time points. Her methodology includes asking students questions in order to lead them to become critical thinkers, help them overcome their learning barriers, and establish their confidence in achieving outstanding outcomes.

    For Dr. XIng, the importance she places on her educational goals and research is equally matched by the importances she places on the promotion of literacy. While living in Mavlern, MA, she was a regular volunteer of Immigrant Learning Center, where she conducted ESL classes for immigrants, and she is now an ESL volunteer at the Chester County Library, where she promotes familial literacy in the local community. Her goal here at Newcastle Language Systems is to help not only Chinese learners of English, but all learners of English, use the language effectively in order to achieve their full potential in the world.

  • Special Interests and Hobbies:

    Music, Cooking, Traveling

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Julianne Davidow


Teaches:

English

Also Speaks:

Italian

Specializes In:

Communicative English; English Academic Writing; Creative Writing; Business Writing; Academic and Career Coaching

Fields of Expertise:

Adult Education, Writing, Academic Planning, Coaching, Mindfulness Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology

Degree:

Master of Arts
The City College of New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

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    Julianne Davidow

  • Educator Details:

    English

  • Italian

  • English

  • Adult Education, Writing, Academic Planning, Coaching, Mindfulness Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology

  • Education

  • Master of Arts
    The City College of New York, NY

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Bronxville, NY

  • International Coach Federation:
    Certified Mentor Coach
    Associate Certified Coach:

  • Professional / Academic Memberships

  • American Association of Italian Studies
    International Coach Federation
    Renaissance Society of America
    PEN America
    Focusing Institute

  • Notable Achievements:

  • X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Non-Fiction, 2003

  • Outer Beauty, Inner Joy: Contemplating the Soul of the Renaissance (Bunker Hill Publishers, 2010)
    “Venice in My Dreams,” Rosebud Magazine, 2003
    “Staying on the Train,” Promethean Journal, May, 2018 and Rosebud, June, 2019

  • Biography:

  • Julianne Davidow is a writer, teacher, and certified coach. She currently teaches writing at City College, New York, and she coaches for attention issues, creativity, writing, and career. She attended Sarah Lawrence College (Comparative Literature and Religion), the Monterey Institute of International Studies (Education), and the City College of New York (Language and Literacy), and she is a Certified Mentor Coach and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. In both the U.S. and Italy, where she lived for several years, she has taught English to students of various levels, from beginning adult speakers, to college students working on papers and theses, to professionals in the business and non-profit sectors. In addition, Julianne has worked as an editor, translator, freelance writer, and photographer.

    Writing and Publications:

    Julianne has an enduring fascination with the Italian Renaissance. Her first book: Outer Beauty, Inner Joy : Contemplating the Soul of the Renaissance (foreword by renowned author Thomas Moore) was published in 2010 by Bunker Hill Publishing. Her next book is an historical novel that takes place in Renaissance Italy. Julianne’s essays and articles have appeared in various literary journals and online and print magazines.

    Workshops:

    Julianne speaks on Italian Renaissance art and the ecumenical philosophy that inspired it. She gives writing workshops on spiritual themes, goal setting, and creativity. These workshops use wisdom teachings to find beauty in our daily lives, forge a greater connection to the world around us, and open portals to our inner source of inspiration.
    “I’m involved in various creative projects, and I’ve been fortunate to have opportunities to do a lot of different things. Italy and the Renaissance have been my creative inspiration. And, as Renaissance philosophers taught, our greatest happiness comes from doing what is meaningful. Coaching allows me to help my clients do what is meaningful for them, to make their lives focused on what will bring them the greatest sense of fulfillment.
    I incorporate mindfulness skills in the coaching process. A yoga student and practitioner since I was in my teens, I have also practiced Buddhist meditation for over 20 years, and I have been fortunate to receive numerous teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other masters. Practicing meditation and yoga has made an enormous difference in the quality of my attention and focus, and in meeting the life challenges we all must face.”

  • Special Interests and Hobbies:

    Mindfulness, Meditation, Comparative Religion and Literature, Yoga, 19th Century British Literature, Renaissance Italy, Art, Early Music, Italian Language and Culture.

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Dr. Janelle Christine Simmons


Teaches:

English

Also Speaks:

Spanish, Korean
Reads and Writes Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Latin
Learning Japanese

Degree:

Ph.D in Clinical Psychology
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Ed.D in Educational Leadership
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Masters in Forensic Psychology
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY

Master of Divinity in Theology
Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology
Seoul, South

Ed.S. in Curriculum Instruction
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Michigan State University

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    Dr. Janelle Christine Simmons

  • Educator Details:

    English

  • Spanish, Korean
    Reads and Writes Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Latin
    Learning Japanese

  • English

  • Education

  • Ph.D in Clinical Psychology
    Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

    Ed.D in Educational Leadership
    Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

  • Masters in Forensic Psychology
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY

    Master of Divinity in Theology
    Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology
    Seoul, South

    Ed.S. in Curriculum Instruction
    Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    Michigan State University

  • TEFL Certification
    International Open Academy

  • Korean Language Program
    Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

    Private Teacher’s License , NY Department of Education

    C.E. in Psychology, NJ Department of Education

    Teacher’s License
    Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

    Business Certificate, Smartly

    Kean Online Faculty Training
    Kean University

    Financial Certification,
    Liberty University, 2016

    Human Research Subjects Certification
    The Citi Program, 2015

    Working with PDFs Certification
    Kean University

    FERPA Training Acknowledgment and Agreement
    Swedish Institute – College of Health Sciences

    Online Faculty Training/Certification
    Sessions College

  • Professional / Academic Memberships

  • AERA Member, APA Division 5 Member and UN Member.

  • Notable Achievements:

  • Clinical Psychology Grant, Walden University

    Keynote Speaker Award from the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2018

    Emerging Scholar Award from the International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies, 2018

    Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Grant from Walden University, 2018

    Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Grant from Walden University, 2017

    Citation for Service from the Adjunct Faculty Federation (AFT – Local
    624), 2015

    Certificate of Participation from AFTNJ for participation in Share My
    Lesson, 2015

    Graduate Scholar Award from the Interdisciplinary Conference on the
    Social Sciences, 2015
    Graduate Scholar Award from the International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 2014

    Graduate Scholar Award from the Interdisciplinary Conference on the
    Social Sciences, 2014

    Graduate Scholar Award from the Interdisciplinary Conference on the
    Social Sciences, 2013

    AmeriCorps Member of Excellence, Most Valuable Member Award from
    the NJ Commission on National Community Service – NJ Department
    of State, 2008

    Certificate of National Service from the Corporation for National and
    Community Service, 2008

    Certificate of Appreciation: Member of Excellence from the Corporation
    for National Community Service, 2008

    Onnuri Tuition Scholarship Award, Seoul, South Korea, 2003-2006

    Korea Society Language Study Award, New York, NY, 2002-2003

    Dow Jones Scholarship, New York, NY, 1998

  • Simmons, J.C. (2019). The role of gender and transformational leadership: A synopsis. In
    E.T. Murakami & H.J. Mackey (Eds.). Beyond Marginality: Understanding the
    Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Difference in Educational
    Leadership Research, pgs. 219-238. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age
    Publishing. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5-225-5652-7.
    Simmons, J.C. (2018). The advent of business is online learning. Ubiquitous Learning:
    An International Journal. (Manuscript Submitted for 2 nd Round Peer Review).
    Simmons, J.C. (2018). The role of social media in the globalized world of education.
    Social Media in Education: Breakthrough in Theory and Practice (56-72).
    Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
    Simmons, J.C. (2017). Multicultural education in Korea: Raising Up Leaders.
    (Manuscript in Preparation).
    Simmons, J.C. (2017). Teaching key psychology concepts cross-culturally through film:
    A social construct. (Manuscript in Preparation).
    Simmons, J.C. (2017). Evaluating diversity: Examining Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Boulevard. (Manuscript in Preparation).
    Simmons, J.C. (2016). The rise of the megachurch: A dangerous proposition. (Manuscript
    in Publication).
    Simmons, J.C. (2016). The role of social media in a globalized world of education. In R. Cintron, J.C. Samuel & J.M. Hinson (Eds.). Accelerated Opportunity Education
    Models and Practices (203-225). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
    Simmons, J.C. (2016). Multicultural leadership characteristics of a school director in an
    educational setting in South Korea: A case study. (Doctoral dissertation).
    Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI No. 1292).

    OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
    Simmons, J.C. (2018, September 6). A marriage at the brink of disaster: Review of
    ‘Worse Than Tigers.’ Retrieved on October 22, 2018 from
    https://stagebuddy.com/theater/theater-review/worse-tigers-hear-roar .
    Simmons, J.C. (2018, August 27). A riveting dance theater musical that you don’t want
    to miss: Review of ‘Pula! Botswana on Broadway.’ Retrieved on October 22, 2016
    from https://stagebuddy.com/dance/dance-review/review-pula-botswanabroadway
    .
    Simmons, J.C. (2016, August 4). Ball of confusion. Retrieved on October 22, 2018 from
    https://vandanese.com/2016/08/04/ball-of-confusion/ .
    Simmons, J.C. (2016, August 4). Bazodee: Dreams are made of this: Movie Review.
    Retrieved on October 22, 2018 from https://vandanese.com/2016/08/04/bazodeedreams-
    are-made-of-this-movie-review/ .
    Simmons, J.C. (2016, May 5). I walk for women. Retrieved on October 22, 2018 from
    https://vandanese.com/2016/05/05/i-walk-for-women/ .

    Simmons, J.C. (2016, February 23). Seeing past the problem. Retrieved on October 22,
    2018 from https://blog.kdp.org/2016/02/23/seeing-past-the-problem/ .
    Simmons, J.C. (2016, February 7). The beauty of hanbok: Exploring in NYC. Retrieved
    on October 22, 2018
    from https://vandanese.com/2016/02/07/the-beauty-of-hanbok-exploring-korea-innyc/
    .
    EDITOR:
    Forte, D. (2015, June 11). Bonna’s Collection. J.C. Simmons (Ed.). Retrieved on October
    22, 2018 from https://vandanese.com/2015/06/11/bonna-collection/ .
    Castrellon, L.E., Medina, R. Oliva, Nereida. (2017). Grappling with methods and
    methodologies: The tug of war of following our heart in the research process. In
    Mackey & Murakami (Eds). Understanding the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity,
    Gender and Differences in Educational Leadership (81-100). Charlotte, North
    Carolina: Information Age Processing.

  • PAPERS/CURRICULUMS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES:

    Overcoming Victimhood in the 21 st Century at the 20 th International Conference on Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology (Coordinated by WASET) at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, NY, USA, October 8-9, 2018

    The Advent of Business is Online Learning at the 2018 International Conference on E-Learning (Coordinated by Common Ground Publishing) at St. John’s University, New York, NY, USA, March 2-3, 2018.

    Transforming the Face of Leadership: Multicultural Leadership Characteristics, Online Video Upload at the International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan, July 26-27, 2017. Retrieved from
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1i-WRWp8Ng&feature=em-upload_owner .

    Evaluating Diversity: Examining Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at the 2014 International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations (Coordinated by Common Ground Publishing) at Vienna University, Institute of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria, July 9-11, 2014.

    Teaching Key Psychology Concepts Cross-culturally Through Film: Use of a Social Construct at the 2014 at the Conference on the Social Sciences (Coordinated by Common Ground Publishing) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June 11-13, 2014.

    Multicultural Education in Korea: Raising Up Leaders at the 2013 Interdisciplinary Conference on the Social Sciences (Coordinated by Common Ground Publishing) at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, July 30-August 1, 2013.

    Re-visiting the “REAL LIFE” Project . Presented at the 2011 Basic Adult Education (ABE) Conference (Coordinated by the NYC Consortium for Adult Basic Education) at the Fashion Industries High School, New York, NY, May 7, 2011.

    The “REAL LIFE” Project . Presented at the 2009 Basic Adult Education (ABE) Conference (Coordinated by the NYC Consortium for Adult Basic Education) at the Fashion Industries High School, New York, NY, May 2, 2009.

  • Biography:

  • Dr. Janelle Christine Simmons is a consummate educator. In other words, she is also a consummate learner. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Pre-law (Honors College) from Michigan State University in 1998. She then returned to New York and earned her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology while also working at the Bronx District Attorney’s office (2002). After receiving a scholarship, she went to South Korea and studied Korean at Yonsei University for a year (2002-2003). She then returned to South Korea and earned a Master of Divinity (i.e., Theology and Religion) (2003-2006) while also serving as a Pastoral Intern and working on the school’s paper, tutoring students in English and running a side consulting business of editing theses and dissertations). Upon returning to America, Dr. Simmons began teaching psychology at the college level (Boricua College) and then began teaching at colleges and universities throughout New Jersey (Bloomfield College, EIC, Montclair State University and Kean University) for the next several years through 2015. During that time, she earned her first degree from Liberty University - an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013.

    In 2016, Dr. Simmons officially became a Doctor in Educational Leadership, thus earning her second degree from Liberty University. She graduated in 2017. Since then she has been consulting and working on her last Doctorate - a Ph.D. in Psychology. For two decades, Dr. Janelle C. Simmons has been researching and presenting research at conferences locally and worldwide. Her research interests lie in Multicultural Education, Multicultural Leadership Characteristics, Teaching Psychology, Music Education, et al.

  • Special Interests and Hobbies:

    Archery, Art, Bowling, Dancing, Singing, Swimming, Traveling, Volunteering, Writing (music and books), etc.

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Marlys M. Appleton


Teaches:

English

Also Speaks:

Basic Spanish

Specializes In:

International Business English for C-Suite Executives; Conversational English; Communicative English; Andragogy and Brain-based Learning;
Active Listening; Public Speaking and Keynote Presentations

Fields of Expertise:

International Financial Markets; Macro-Economics; Risk Management; Interest Rate Stress Testing; Stakeholder Engagement. Sustainability; Teaching English as a Second Language-Adults; Greek and Latin Derivatives; Public and Keynote Presentations. Mentoring for High Performance Executives.

Degree:

Master of Science Management
MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

Bachelor of Arts Economics
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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    Marlys M. Appleton

  • Educator Details:

    English

  • Basic Spanish

  • English

  • International Financial Markets; Macro-Economics; Risk Management; Interest Rate Stress Testing; Stakeholder Engagement. Sustainability; Teaching English as a Second Language-Adults; Greek and Latin Derivatives; Public and Keynote Presentations. Mentoring for High Performance Executives.

  • Education

  • Master of Science Management
    MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

  • Bachelor of Arts Economics
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • TESLA Certification, ESL for Adult Learners
    Literary Assistance Center Academy, New York, NY

  • Advanced Certificate in Public Finance
    University of Michigan Graduate School of Business, Ann Arbor, MI

    Instructional Design
    University of Maryland EdX

  • Notable Achievements:

  • COGME Fellowship, MIT Sloan School of Management

    Appointment, Teaching Fellow, Applied Micro and Macro Economics, MIT Course XIV

    Appointment, Adjunct Lecturer, Finance Tax & Law, New York University SPS

    Acknowledged for contributions and review of early manuscript, The Oxford Guide to Financial Modeling, Ho and Lee’s (2003)

    Acknowledged for contributions in Approaches to Risk Management by Golub and Tilman (2000) published by J. Wiley Frontiers in Finance Series

  • In Academia: Columbia University, Baruch College, Iona College, New York University, presenting on due diligence practices on integrating Environmental, Social and Governance risk factors into business and investment decision-making

    Zicklin School of Management, Baruch College, Financial Sector Sustainable Practices 2015

    Invited participant, IFC Sustainability 2014, Energy & Mining, Stakeholder Engagement, Washington DC 2014

    Mentoring for Sustainability at New York University, Wasserman Center joint program with WNSF 2014 (WNSF- Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future, Treasurer and Board Member for 10 years)

    Reuters Socially Responsible Investment Seminar: Integrating ESG Risk Factor into Investments 2013

    UNEP-FI Global Roundtable, Biennial Meeting Washington DC 2011 Speaker on Integrated Reporting

    Prince of Wales Sustainability Leadership Program on Sustainability Risk 2010

    UN Environmental Program – Finance Initiative 2009 (member 2005-2011)

    Pennsylvania State Insurance Commissioner, Climate Change and Insurance Investments 2011

    The Carbon Disclosure Project Spring Workshop, Calculating Carbon Intensity in Metals & Mining and Oil Sands Sectors 2010
    TBLI Asia, Bangkok, ESG Integration and Due Diligence Process 2008

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  • Special Interests and Hobbies:

    New York City cultural events: theatre, museums, New York Botanical Garden, sophisticated British and Scandinavian mysteries, neuroscience, travel.

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Kim Vogel


Teaches:

English

Also Speaks:

Basic French

Specializes In:

Business English; Conversational English; TOEIC training

Fields of Expertise:

Poetry writing; Art and Art History

Degree:

Master of Arts
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Master of Science
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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    Kim Vogel

  • Educator Details:

    English

  • Basic French

  • English

  • Poetry writing; Art and Art History

  • Education

  • Master of Arts
    Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

    Master of Science
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • TESOL

  • Notable Achievements:

  • Graduate Fine Art Scholarship
    Graduate Art Scholarship
    Julia Hereford Society Scholarship
    Phi Alpha Theta

  • Biography:

  • “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

    Education and the love of learning is truly an endless passion for Kim. She has dual master’s degrees in science and art and has taken graduate courses in art history as well as doctoral courses in adult learning theory. She passionately believes that learning is not a unilateral transference of static information but a continuous acquisition of ever-changing knowledge. As a teacher she strives to be the conduit that facilitates a passion for learning and promotes a life-long educational journey.

    She is a consummate bibliophile and a bit of a technophile, which when put together, created an online English teacher. For the past ten years, Kim has used blended learning to work with non-native English speakers to improve their business and conversational English skills. Her focus has been working with adult learners from Eastern and Western Europe as well as learners from non-English speaking African countries. Her classrooms embrace culture and diversity and promote creativity. “Learning is about becoming and becoming starts with learning.”

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