Leila Norrell

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Skype: leila.norrell

Email: ldnorrell21@gmail.com

about us proffesor
Professional Experience

TEFL Trainer | Buenos Aires TEFL Institute | Buenos Aires, Argentina | February 2018- Present

Teaches and mentors TEFL trainees on competencies necessary to be successful teachers of English

Assists TEFL trainees in developing lesson plans and creating authentic materials to use in classes

Observes teaching practices and coaches TEFL trainees on best practices


English Language Teacher | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 2016-Present

Teaching English language in corporate settings to business professionals

Focusing on teaching the ability to effectively communicate in all situations

Prepares dynamic lesson plans which highlight reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills

Trains, motivates, and coaches students to reach their full potential as English language speakers


Scheduling Coordinator | South College | Knoxville, Tennessee, USA | 2015

Coordinated scheduling for the Admissions Department of a private college

Conducted phone calls, interviews, and campus tours when needed in Spanish

Trained new employees


Recruited qualified applicants for admission to associates, bachelors, and masters level programs

Interviewed students and guided them through the enrollment process including; coordinating financial aid, academic advising, and orientation Met quarterly enrollment metrics and conversions and maintained a constant pipeline of referrals Conducted 150 daily outbound phone calls Utilized Live Chat software to communicate virtually with prospective clients


Director of Student Affairs | Daymar College | Nashville, Tennessee, USA | 2008-2013

Management position in charge of reducing student attrition through proactive retention efforts Recruited, trained, and led a team of five employees Oversaw an annual departmental Student Affairs operating budget of $50,000 Conducted 40 training and development sessions per year for employees on retention best practices.


Planned 50 large scale events per year including new student orientation, graduation commencement, community service and fundraising, resume workshops, mock interviews, internship programs.


Connected students with housing, tutoring services, and involvement in campus organizations Trained in S1 and J1 Visa process for international students Served as Social Media Coordinator for the college and published a weekly campus newsletter


Education

Bachelor of Science in International Business and Cultures | Tennessee Technological University | Cookeville, Tennessee, USA | August 2002-May 2007

Participated in a Study Abroad Program at Valencia Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain from September 2006-May 2007


Completed a 100 hour senior project in teaching English to a native Spanish speaking kindergarten student


Certifications

TEFL Institute | Chicago, Illinois, USA | 2013

150 Hour certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Completed a 50 hour teaching practicum at Erie Neighborhood House Community Center in Chicago, IL, teaching English to native Spanish speaking adults