Teaching Experience

Just another English teacher...

Just another English teacher…

Ideally, I seek to work with students who are seriously focused on academics, who are intrinsically motivated, and whose families are also seriously focused on academic success. I have a deep affection and understanding of cultures with traditional religious heritages, such as the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian cultures. I would also like to work for a school with a clear vision of how they want to use technology in and out of the classroom.

Curriculum Vitae / Résumé

Certification

  • English – Grades 5 through 12 (middle and high school)
    Missouri, USA, August 2009 to August 2017

Diplomas, Certification, and Masters Transcript

Experience

  • 6th, 7th, and 8th Computer Science – Website Publishing and Technical Writing
    Compton-Drew Investigative Learning Center Middle School, St. Louis, Mo. – August 2015 to Present
  • 7th, 8th, & ESOL Language Arts
    Shanghai Community Intl. School, Shanghai, China – August 2014 to June 2015
  • Freshman English Language Arts – Honors and Regular
    The Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience, St. Louis, Mo. – August 2013 to June 2014
  • 6th Grade Language Arts
    American International School of Egypt, Cairo – August 2010 to May 2013
  • K-12 ESOL Instruction (uncertified)
    Escuela Fiscomisional, Los Angeles, Ecuador – January 2003 to July 2003

Letters of Reference

A Bit of Narrative…

MrClements.com

MrClements.com

While at the American International School of Egypt (2010-2013), I developed a passion for grammar and mechanics. I also developed a concrete, methodical way of unfolding English grammar with online lessons and games (complete with videos, examples, worksheets, images, etc.). These online lessons allowed students to receive support inside and outside of the classroom (originally, they were developed as a reaction to the Egyptian Revolution because we needed a way to communicate with students while we were out of the classroom for a month).

As I’ve taught more classes and more levels, this online resource, MrClements.com, has bloomed into a well organized content management system for myself, my students, and my colleagues.

Some Sample Lessons

Student E-Portfolios

Sample of Student E-Portfolio

Sample of Student E-Portfolio

At AISE, we also developed an online student portfolio system that was completely student managed (with a fair amount of training). The work of my students at the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience in St. Louis, Missouri best represents what a student eportfolio can look like:

Students in Action!

These videos only speak to the quality of my students, not my teaching. I firmly believe that good students will always make good teachers. This axiom doesn’t always apply the other way around. I’ve been blessed to have some really good kids in my room. Thank you, parents!

“If John Clements doesn’t know the answer, he’ll find it on his dime not yours. He’s capable of being a full-service web provider yet flexible enough to empower you with the knowledge you need to run your own day-to-day web operations.”

“I have seen John address our corporate body, which consists of more than 2,000 employees and executives. He conducts himself extremely professionally. He does his homework before going into a meeting and his organizational skills are spot on.”

“Mr. Clements demonstrates robust content knowledge in his subject area and is particularly passionate about language usage. He also effectively uses web-based teaching materials with his students and has been a welcomed resource for his colleagues.”

“John has displayed many professional attributes during projects that required a lot of changes. He showed excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as tenacity and attention to detail. What has also impressed me has been John’s creative ability to design solutions, as well as analyze and make recommendations for a “win-win” situation.”

“John was integral in establishing numerous communications processes, both internally and externally, for our worldwide efforts. He developed the reporting techniques and processes for internal communications and electronic media to a high quality. This was one of the key elements to Wings of Hope being nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize. He has been a valued member of this worldwide organization.”