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Gary Towne
Vancouver BC, V6G 1T1
Date: April, 2009

Objective English teacher/ tutor; Translator; IT tech assistant

Highlights
Languages: Native English, fluent Indonesian, interm. Mandarin
Chinese, elem. French
Computer: Intermediate computer skills in hardware and typical
software (Windows, Office), Simple website design (using Macromedia
Dreamweaver, Photoshop),
Basic network and server maintenance
Travel: Five years working, traveling, and studying in
East and Southeast Asia,
once across Canada to Quebec, several times through western North
America
Personality: Motivated, loyal, and committed, of high integrity.
Enthusiastic, witty, humourous

Experience
2008 - present Eurocentres Language School
Vancouver, BC
ESL Teacher
Teach regular and computerized ESL classes at a corporate ESL school
for international students

1994 - present Self-employed and for tutoring agencies
Vancouver, Indonesia, China
Private Tutoring (p/t)
In-house tutoring of ESL for all ages and levels: children, teens,
adults, beginner to advanced
In-house elementary, secondary, and tertiary level proofreading and
homework and essay assistance for immigrant and international
students
Short term tutoring in Indonesian or basic Chinese for Canadian
professionals (engineers, nurses)

2005 - 2008 Capilano College Joint Venture Program
Harbin, China
EFL Teacher at Heilongjiang University of Science and Technology,
Harbin, China
Taught EFL at various levels to Chinese students, created and
conducted exams for own classes
Taught English specific for classes preparing students for Animation
and Business programs
Help teaching staff and office staff with computer and other
technical issues:
networking, viruses, MS Word and Excel, troubleshooting

2001 - 2005 EF International Language School
Vancouver, BC
ESL Teacher and Computer / IT / AV Coordinator
Taught regular and computerized classes for teen and adult ESL
students from many countries
Oversaw and maintained all computer and AV equipment in the school,
including server and network
Editor and website designer for school's unofficial online monthly
student newsletter
http://members.fortunecity.com/efinsider3/students.htm ,
http://members.fortunecity.com/efinsider2

1994 - 2000, 2006 Several Small Private ESL schools
Greater Vancouver, BC
ESL Teacher, Curriculum Assistance
Taught ESL classes for immigrant children and adults, essay
proofreading

1994-96 The Redwoods Townhouse complex Vancouver, BC
Resident caretaker:
Routine upkeep, maintenance, and tenant relations of a 38-unit family
housing complex

1997-99 Dr. Miles Price Pest Control
Vancouver, BC
Pest Exterminator and Office staff
Performed pest control services for wide clientele in Lower Mainland
Updated and maintained office records on computer: MS Word, Excel,
Access
Ran the company while the boss was away on holiday

1994 UBC ELI International Summer School Vancouver, BC
Cultural Assistant for Team of Japanese students on tour

1993-94 International Language School
Jakarta, Indonesia
EFL Teacher, computer room supervisor

1987-present many private homeowners
Vancouver, BC
Handyman: house painting, yard work, build fences, odd jobs, house
cleaning, minor renovations

1987-89 Copes Foster Group Home
Vancouver
Weekend staff of Group Foster Home
Managed household, supervised, cared for, cooked for, and acted as
role model and big brother for teen foster children

1981-86 several agricultural firms BC,
Canada
Apprentice in Horticulture: greenhouses, farms, nurseries, lawn and
yard care

Education
Currently: Computer Networking, IC3
VCC, Vancouver BC

1997 ESL Teaching Diploma Program
UBC, Vancouver BC

1993 BA in Asian Studies and International Relations
UBC, Vancouver BC

1991 Indonesian Language and Culture Immersion
IKIP Malang, Indonesia
Scholarship from U. of Madison, Wisconsin

1991 Pacific Rim Arts Diploma
Langara College, Vancouver

1990 French Language and Culture Immersion
L'Universit de Laval, Qubec
Canadian Government scholarship (La Bourse D'Et)

1989 Apprenticeship in Practical Horticulture
BCIT, Vancouver BC

Volunteer
2009 Eta Computer Recycling

2005 - 2008
Taichi and Kungfu Instructor, Chinese teacher
Taught basic martial arts to acting students and international
students in Canada, and to fellow foreign teachers plus Chinese
students in northern China, as well as to ex-pat teachers in China

2004 - 2005
Layout Designer, Editor of TEAL News, for BC TEAL, Vancouver

1992 - 2004
Music and dance performer of traditional Indonesian performing arts
with the Indonesian Consulate, private dance club, and community
gamelan (bronze percussion orchestra)

1990-92
Cultural Coordinator at UBC Pacific Rim Club: organized weekly
events

1988-93
Student Aide (and sometimes performer or photographer) at several
international functions held by Langara College, UBC, and Asia
Pacific Foundation (in Canada Place)

1985 -1986:
Guest Presenter about Indonesia, NGOs, the third world, and
development, plus participated in culture shows at elementary and
junior high schools and on local TV and radio B.C., Canada

1985-86
Youth Exchange Program with Canada World Youth: participated in an 8
month cross cultural program with Indonesia

1985
Driver, entertainer, counselor: Upper Room Soup Kitchen in Vernon, BC

Publications
2002-05 Simple websites:
www.grandmasterchang.com,
(update and maintain my kung fu school's site)
www.globalunityed.com
(designed and maintained site for a friend's book project)
http://members.fortunecity.com/efinsider3/students.htm , and
http://members.fortunecity.com/efinsider2
(student newsletter site for my old school, EF)
1993 Poetry in Intan, an Indonesian Student Society
newsletter in Vancouver, BC
1992-93 Translated Indonesian short stories into English for an
Indonesian agency, LONTAR
Contributed articles on Indonesia for Pacific Rim Magazine, Vancouver
1986 Contributed articles on Indonesia for the Victoria
Times Colonist, Vernon Daily News

Interests:
Computers: tinkering, re-building, troubleshooting, networking,
games, simple website design
Music: guitar, gamelan, djembe, choir, Indonesian traditional dance;
Sports: cycling, swimming, hiking, martial arts, yoga
Entertainment: sci-fi and fantasy novels and movies
Academic: Orientalia, travel, history, language, foreign
cultures

* references available upon request *

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