Drew Smith, MLIS

andrew.lee.smith[at]outlook.comWhitewater, WI 53190+1 (262) 813-6556drewsmithmlis.com


Master of Library and Information Science with 15+ years of paid experience teaching and tutoring English Language Learners in South Korea, Chicago, and Minneapolis.



Dominican University, River Forest, IL September 2008 – May 2010, Master’s in Library and Information Science accredited by the American Library Association

Classes: Academic Research, Reference and User Instruction, Web Publishing and Design, Web 2.0, Library Management, Institutional Repositories, Classification of Information, International Libraries

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN August 2001 – June 2005, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Classes: Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Critical Thinking and Argument, Rhetoric, American Novel & Film, Modern Poetry, Creative Writing, Essay Criticism, Media Criticism, Media Production



ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER for children and adults (ages 5 – 65), Pyeongtaek English Education Center, Pyeongtaek, KR December 2020 - January 2022

  • Taught English as a foreign language to 100s of different children and adults, managing daily class sizes of up to 13.
  • Taught special topic community camp lessons to up to 25 students at a time.
  • Wrote ELL content published and distributed in the community.
  • Planned and delivered lessons using MS Office, Zoom, publisher websites, shared network, smartphone software, photocopier, smart TVs, and webcam.
  • Administered tests and distributed progress reports.
  • Met and greeted families and pets of students.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER and TUTOR (ages 5 – 55), Open Door Learning Center, and Self-Employed, Chicago, IL, Seoul, KR, and Minneapolis, MN March 2008 – October 2021

  • Facilitated ELL classes of up to 20 students in person and online via Zoom, from 1.5 hours to 3 hours in length.

  • Prepared worksheets and slideshows to help facilitate discussion and vocabulary practice during class time.

  • Led conversation, pronunciation, and communication lessons for students of Education, Business, and Finance.

  • Enhanced students’ listening abilities with selected speech pattern drills.

ENGLISH CAMP TEACHER (ages 10 – 13), Chinju National University of Education, Jinju, South Korea July 2019 – August 2019

  • Conducted conversation classes of 16 with children of ages 10-13.

  • Emceed programs and special events, supervised children on bus rides and field trips.

  • Assessed daily, weekly, and program progress of students in written reports.

ENGLISH IMMERSION KINDERGARTEN and HAGWON INSTRUCTOR (ages 4 – 9), Sterling English, Seoul, KR February 2014 – March 2015

  • Tutored students before class-time in phonics and math, leading to positive results in learning and behavior.

  • Communicated with Director, Head Teacher, and co-teachers to address class management and student needs.

  • Planned and taught daily English classes and events, in speaking, reading, writing, art, exercise, and science.

RESEARCH TEACHER and LIBRARIAN (ages 18 – 80), City Colleges of Chicago: Kennedy King College Library, Chicago, IL September 2011 – December 2013

  • Taught students writing skills, how to research journals, books, and Internet, in class and one-on-one.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES TEACHER (ages 5 – 12), The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL September 2008 – September 2011

  • Instructed, engaged, and led children in various playtime activities like chess, computers, and making crafts.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER (ages 4 – 12), Banana Island School, Ilsan, South Korea January 2007 – February 2008

  • Planned and taught daily English classes, leading students in speaking, reading, cooking, exercise, and science.

  • Tracked progress of 75 students’ performance and abilities in conversation, pronunciation, and listening.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER (ages 4 – 13), Wonderland School, Seoul, South Korea September 2005 – September 2006

  • Conducted conversation classes with children of grade levels K-7, arranging daily lesson plans for 12 classes



Short Call Substitute Teacher, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), 2022

English Language Tutor, Minnesota Literacy Council, Minnesota Department of Education, 12 hours, 2020

Short Call Substitute Teacher,  Minnesota Professional Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB), 2020

Computers & Technology, CompTIA A+ Certification, 2019

Teaching & Learning Assessment, City Colleges of Chicago, Faculty Development Seminars, 2013

Korean, Ewha University Language Program, Seoul, South Korea, 2007