Matthew Burke Dwyer - US Peace Corps, Philippines 1996 Technical Trainer

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Matthew Burke Dwyer - US Peace Corps, Philippines 1996 Technical Trainer

Matthew Burke Dwyer - US Peace Corps, Philippines 1996 Technical Trainer

Matthew Burke Dwyer

500 W. 123rd, #4

New York, NT 10027



Experience Borough Academies, New York, NY 1997-98

Teacher of Social Studies and French

As a teacher in an alternative public high school, I design and implement curricula for global history and French courses in five-week cycles. Our alternative structure serves troubled youth who have had difficulties succeeding in traditional academic environments.

US Peace Corps, Philippines 1996

Technical Trainer

Designed and implemented a five-week training course for twenty-five Peace Corps trainees who were to be placed as teacher trainers in the Philippine Department of Education. Supervised two other trainers and coordinated with officials at the local and national levels.

W.H. Taft High School, Bronx, NY 1993-1996

Teacher of English as a Second Language

Taught five classes per semester daily, introduced upper-level classes to portfolio assessment, taught all levels of ESL students from true beginner to advanced literature courses.

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 1995-

Supervisor of Student Teachers

Cooperated with a student teacher in my Taft HS Classroom for a semester with on-going professional development; supervise MA candidates at Teachers College in the TESOL Program teaching adults in practica and in High Schools



Union de Jovenes Domincanos, New York City 1997-

Director of an ESL program in a Pre-University Project for inner-city Hispanic youth

Peace Corps, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros 1990-1992

Peace Corps Volunteer: English teacher trainer, curriculum developer


Columbia University

PHD, Anthropology and Education, Teachers College; In Progress

Certificate of African Studies, School of International and Public Affairs; In Progress

MA in Education, TESOL, Teachers College, 1995

University of Colorado, Boulder

BA, Classics; 1990

Relevant Distinctions

Permanent Certification: New York State Teacher of ESL

Author: Culturgram, The Comoros Islands, BYU, 1996

Peace Corps Fellow, Teachers College, 1993-1995

Training in HIV/AIDS resource, CPR/First Aid, Environmental Education

Eagle Scout, BSA, 1986


French; some Spanish, KiSwahili, Italian

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