How can I improve my CV (for TEFL jobs)??? Important, super important!!?

Hi, I feel badly about asking complete strangers for such a huge favor, but I'm not pressuring anyone to help me. I'm asking because it means so much to me to get the job I'm searching for and I don't have anyone at home to look at my CV for me... my friends are all busy and I haven't told my parents I'm going to Mexico to teach English and they're going to be upset when they find out. I don't have any siblings who are willing to help me. I'd just like to know how I can improve my CV. I'm applying for TEFL jobs. Please no rude or mean comments... I'm already feeling badly because people have been rude and nasty to me all day. I live in a town called High Point and nearly everyone is hateful here. I changed my name, and the asterisks are there because I didn't want to put private information on the internet, so I took out private information (my address, where I go to church, etc.) and replaced it with asterisks. Thanks so much if you can help me. Here is my CV. I copied and pasted it so the formatting came out a bit wonky, I created it on Office Writer and it looked okay. Marjory Stewart-Baxter address: ************************** *************, North Carolina,USA ****** phone: (000) 000-0000 e-mail: **************** sex: female date of birth: ************* nationality: USA citizen I recently earned my TESOL Trinity College Certificate and have additional classroom experience that I would like to employ in my teaching career. I successfully completed my TEFL course in Barcelona, Spain, where I successfully completed a teaching practice which included teaching adult students at the pre-intermediate and advanced levels. I have been substitute teaching (elementary, middle and high school level) for nearly three years. In addition, I have taught a Beginning Spanish class for adults every Fall and Spring since September 2007. In addition to being a native speaker of English, I am very fluent in spoken and written Spanish. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and I spent my last Spring and Fall semester studying at the Tec de Monterrey in Cuernavaca, Morelos. QUALIFICATIONS November 2003TESOL Trinity College Certificate Course Oxford TEFL Barcelona, Spain Fall 2001- Summer2004 BA Spanish University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Fall 2003- Spring 2004International Student Exchange Program Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Campus Cuernavaca Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico LANGUAGES English (native speaker) Spanish (fluent) Italian (intermediate) French (basic) RELEVANT EXPERIENCE September 2007- March 2010 ***************** Catholic Church Instructor, Beginning Spanish (Voluntary Position) Taught a series of seven beginning Spanish classes to adults once a week Communicated with students, analyzed needs, researched teaching strategies and applied prior classroom experience to satisfy students' needs Adapted existing lesson materials, developed and implemented lesson plans to teach basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary concepts Created and implemented visual aids and classroom materials for use in group activities and exercises Provided individual help to students in person and via e-mail Spring 2004Colegio ********** Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico Teacher Assistant, First and Second Grade (Study Abroad Internship) Provided assistance to teachers with lessons and activities in a bilingual primary school Provided first-and second-graders assistance with classroom activities designed to improve understanding of English grammar, vocabulary and spelling concepts, supervised reading groups, conducted reading lessons Evaluated students' needs, analyzed students' progress, communicated with the classroom teachers about students' progress Spring 2001*************** Community College Tutor, College Math Tutored students in college level math classes, assisted students with difficulties involving college level math concepts Reviewed students' homework, evaluated students' mistakes, answered students' questions and reviewed mathematical problem-solving steps and formulas to help students improve their understanding and performance of mathematical concepts WORK EXPERIENCE March 2009- Present*************** (Educational Services) Reader 2007- 2010************** County Schools Substitute Teacher 2004- 2005Dillard's (Retail) Sales Associate 2000- 2007Belk (Retail) Sales Associate ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES Computer literate (Windows, Office applications) Activities: Electric guitar (mostly self-t

Asked By: Wheep Wheep Piggy Feet - 7/19/2010
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Looks pretty good to me. The only thing as an employer I'd like to be clearer is the number of classroom hours you've taught at different levels.
Answered By: Shane - 7/21/2010
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