My name is John Rozum and I am currently a full-time English literature and Oral English teacher at Zhangjiagang Foreign Language School in Zhangjiagang, Suzhou, China.
In May of 2019 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Youngstown State University (YSU) in Youngstown, Ohio with a Bachelor's of Science in Integrated Language Arts Education. I also was a minor in Linguistics and earned my TESOL certificate (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) in May of 2019.
I also presented an undergraduate research paper of Sociolinguistics and Language Acquisition relative to my TESOL Practicum field work with Puerto Rican English learning students at the 44th Annual Puerto Rico TESOL Convention in March of 2018.
Back in May of 2010 I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Sports Management from Baldwin-Wallace University. There, I also earned a Human Resources Management certificate.
Lastly, in May of 2013 I earned a FlexBand Athletic Training Instructor certification from Jump Stretch Inc.
Please see my "Rozum Curriculum Vitae" document attached under the "My eResume" for more information about my academic and professional credentials, qualifications, and experiences. Please know that my curriculum vitae is an expanded version of my resume.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
-John S. Rozum
Integrated Language Arts w/ Linguistics minor
Business Administration and Sports Management
Zhangjiagang Foreign Language School
September 2019 to Current
o Creating activities to enhance English learning skill sets through reading comprehension, class discussions, and small group work.
o Designing and delivering lessons to improve English speaking confidence, listening skills, and literary analysis.
o Providing differentiated instruction to middle school students of varying English proficiency levels.
o Adapting to Chinese social customs and adhering to cultural standards and norms applicable to classroom teaching methods.
Youngstown English Center
March 2019 to May 2019
o Focused lessons on all five components of English: grammar, speech, listening, reading, and writing.
o Exposed to adult students with varying English proficiency levels from beginner to advanced.
o Developed and maintained a professional relationship with students to ensure a safe, cohesive, and respectful learning environment.
English Language Institute
January 2019 to March 2019
o Observed English learning students from a variety of native language backgrounds, as well as proficiency levels.
o Observed classes across the five components of language learning: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Grammar.
o Assisted with confidence building for academic education endeavors.
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
September 2018 to November 2018
o Assisted with classroom instruction and tutoring to develop and write arguments, explore topical discussions, and enhance close reading skills.
o Designed and taught a 4-day learning segment that expanded on reading ability, classroom discussion, and analyzing character development.
o Designed and taught a second lesson spanning two days covering argument to improve reading and writing skills on informational texts.
East High School
February 2018 to April 2018
o Tasked with assisting in curriculum instruction of reading,
writing, grammar, and editing.
o Guided students in preparation for state standardized testing i.e.
making inferences, close reading, and writing argumentative essays.
o Prepared and taught a lesson adhering to common core state standards.
Campbell City Schools
September 2017 to November 2017
o Worked with the English Language Learners to improve reading,
writing, grammar, listening, and speaking proficiency levels.
o Responsible for assisting with guided readings and general
o Provided instructional involvement regarding figures of speech, phonology, and grammar.
Campbell City Schools
April 2015 to May 2017
o Lead teacher in multiple classroom settings ranging from 3rd grade
through 12th grade.
o Emphasized communication with students and helped in a variety of
subjects where needed.
o Adapted to teacher vacancies and the student’s learning abilities.
Horizon Science Academy
September 2015 to November 2015
o Assisted with understanding new words through stories and helped develop writing skills through editing.
o Provided insight with questions regarding vocabulary and creative writing.
o Led small group instruction for reading and discussing literary topics.