Refresh Time:2018-10-10
Ed Downey
M| 54 Y/O.| Bachelor| Experience:>10 yrs |mar. |Philosophy
Residence:Weihai, Shandong, China
Intention Jobs
Position:Foreign Language Teacher
Salary:10K>/mon|Want to go to work at Weihai
Status:I can be quickly to come
Contact Info
Currently teaching English at a college in Weihai, Shandong, China. Contract ends July 19, 2018. Seeking new position in China for August/September, 2018. Please note: I only teach adults, preferably at a college or university, but training schools will be considered provided the students are adults.
1982-9 to 1986-6
Bachelor|New York University|Philosophy
Experience(He/she worked for 4yrs1mons and at6 positions)
2017-9 till now
English Language Teacher|Shandong Vocational College of Foreign Affairs Translation
Achievement:Primarily focused on improving Speaking and Listening skills: teaching 18 classes/week, for three different grades. Designing about half of my curriculum myself and including test-taking skills when appropriate.
2013-9 to 2016-8
Director of Testing|New Pathway/EIC Education
Achievement:Hired by New Pathway to build and manage an in-house product development department for their test prep classroom courses and on-line offerings. Hired and trained staff. Grew the R&D department to a team of thirteen. New Pathway later acquired by EIC Education. Curricula and instructional materials covered SAT, ACT, SSAT, TOEFL, IELTS, and generalized ESL.
1998-9 till now
Private Tutor|New York, NY, & NJ
Achievement:Tutored students for SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, CUNY placement exams, college math, and basic skills. Designed complete study plans for students who needed them; provided specific teaching and/or practice work for those with specific needs.
2008-9 to 2009-8
Product Development Manager|Knewton New York, NY
Achievement:Original member of this internet start-up. Built and managed the product development department from myself to nearly a dozen persons; created aptitude tests for applicants; hired and trained staff; developed test prep courses; wrote and edited lessons and practice materials. Designed and built (with others) very robust and detailed system of database tagging for all test items (actual tests and Knewton tests), categorizing questions by content, strategies, format, difficulty, and other criteria. Moodle-based system was devised to provide extraordinarily precise student assessment and ongoing tweaking of the student's study program.
2002-9 to 2007-8
Contract, Freelance and Consultant work|Contract, Freelance and Consultant work
Achievement:Details upon request. Clients included: EBSCO, Sparknotes, Peterson's Publishing, NYU Online,, MBA Center, (Paris, France),
1986-9 to 1998-8
Instructional design and product development|Kaplan Educational Centers
Achievement:Instructional design and product development, with some teaching. Details upon request. Positions included: Product Director, Kaplan Learning Services; Product Director, GMAT Programs; Assistant Product Director, GMAT Programs; Logic Writer/Editor Education and Training
$200 Off 4 Week TEFL