Jan Durrant
ESL Teacher/Adult & Children

Native language: English
Other Languages: Some German, Spanish
Currently living in: United States


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SUMMARY
* Energetic, goal-oriented individual who is able to work proactively as a team or
on individual projects
* A strong desire to succeed allows excellent service to both customer and employer
* Compassionate nature allows for conflict resolution and customer satisfaction that benefits
both customer and company
* Exceptional organizational skills allow for multiple projects to be completed while ensuring
the quality of the projecfts are not compromised
* Ability to converse moderately in Spanish
* Possess above average Computer Literacy
* Own Online Business with domain name and internet presence
* Above average self education in Internet Marketing


Education
Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 1983

Master of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas 1988



Relevant Experience

Music Teacher
Powell Elementary School, The Woodlands, Texas
September 2000-May 2003
Taught Grades 1-4 music classes
Prepared choral concerts, musicals and performances
for 650 students
Created unique curriculum for all grades

Private Studio Piano Teacher
1975-2005 Texas, South Carolina, Germany
Taught piano students aged 6 through adult in home studio
Conducted semi-annual piano recitals
Prepared students for National Guild Auditions

Piano Workshop Teacher
2004-2005, Montgomery College, The Woodlands, Texas
Teach 'Instant Piano' and 'Play Piano by Ear' workshops
to enrolled students of the Association for Lifelong Learning

Piano Workshop Teacher
2004-2005, The Woodlands Recreation Center, The Woodlands, Texas
Teach 'Instant Piano' and 'Play Piano by Ear' Workshops
to enrolled students in the Woodlands, Texas area

Business Owner
1994-1997, Durrant Music Studio, Columbia, South Carolina
Employed nine music teachers to teach an enrollment of
225 music students in voice, violin, piano and guitar
Leased 1600 square feet with piano lab, studios and
small recital area

Church Organist and Choir Director
1988-1991, Nurnberg, Germany
98th General Hospital Chapel
Performed organist duties for 2 weekly services
Prepared 15-25 member choir for weekly performances


Financial Planner
1985-1987 Massachusetts Mutual, San Antonio, Texas
Sold Life, Health and Disability insurance products
in the greater San Antionio area
Prepared for Series 6 license


Other Experience
Speak Spanish
Lived Aborad for 4 years
3 years in Nurnberg, Germany
1 year in Guadalajara, Mexico
Have written and self-published a book


References Available Upon Request

I would like to offer my 25 plus years of teaching experience to your school or language institute.

I have lived abroad in Germany for 3 years and in Mexico for one year so I am experienced with living in another culture.


Available for employment.

  • Full-time, Part-time, Contract
  • Location: I would like to work in Mexico, Central or South America.
  • ESL Job Interests: I would prefer to work with adults first, and all ages of children second.

Please contact me for more information.