Christopher Salisbury
English/ESL Teacher/tutor

Native language: English
Other Languages: French, Spanish
Currently living in: Saudi Arabia
Skype name: chrissalisbury

Experienced teacher and tutor with Master’s in linguistics and Bachelor’s degree in English. Strong background in management and professional positions.

Master of Arts, Linguistics
California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Utah

Research and active database project; California State University Slang Lexicon
Huey, Aaron PhD; Schinabarger, Amy PhD; Edwards, Lisa, MA; Salisbury, Christopher, MA

Teacher, ESL
King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
 Taught English to 17 students ranging in age from 18-20 years old.
 Using a combination of university provided textbooks, a school website, various media elements and my experience, I was able to raise test scores of my class by 12% within the first two weeks.

Teacher, ESL
Sierra International College, Los Angeles, CA
 Created diverse and unique curriculum for students from several different countries and of varying levels of strength in English.
 Merged my backgrounds in English, history and linguistics to teach my students reading, speaking and writing skills as well as educate them in American history and culture.

Private tutor
Private, in-home tutor for 5 children ranging in age from 8-13
 Taught reading, speaking, studying and writing skills to five children from South Korea by combining games, reading and writing homework and quizzes and journal writing.

Community College Foundation of America, Los Angeles County, CA
Private sub-contractor for the LAUSD, provided in-home tutoring of language skills.
 Met with parents and students, evaluated and tested students.
 Tutored students 6 hours/week in language skills.
 Performed mid- and final evaluation assessments.

Institute of Reading Development, Los Angeles and Ventura county, CA
Reading comprehension and study skills.
 Taught reading comprehension in 28 classes to over 300 students ranging in age from Pre-K to adult.
 Worked with parents and students to increase reading comprehension.
 Performed parent/student meetings.
 Performed in-class evaluations.
 Completed daily and end-of-session on-line reports.

Professor’s Assistant
University of California, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Assisted university professor with office work and grading of papers and exams.
 Assisted organization of curriculum and syllabus.
 Assisted with grading of papers and exams.
 Assisted with student data management.

Chief Operations Officer
TechKnow Software, Inc., Sausalito, CA
Chief Operations Officer for software company specializing in customer relationship management software (CRM).
 Fielded all sales and support calls.
 Created custom, client-specific training manuals.
 Provided client training and support.
 Assisted in the evaluation of client needs, customizing of software and installation of software.
 Performed all accounts payable and accounts receivable as well as payroll.

Available for employment.

  • Full-time, Part-time, Contract
  • Location: First choice: Los Angeles, CA Second: San Francisco, CA Third: Open to discussion.
  • ESL Job Interests: I have experience in teaching ESL in practically any and all environments and so I am flexible and open to teaching in any and in all environments.
Please contact me for more information.