What have we done?

William Applebaum
Twitter: @BillyBillyEdu

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC)  – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Grade 3 Teacher (August 2016 – Present)

- Classroom teacher at an innovative I.B. PYP school. Teaching all subjects through an inquiry-based curriculum and spearheading the development of a personalized learning curriculum through a "skills first" approach. 

Zhuhai International School – Zhuhai, China
Year 5 & Year 6 Teacher (August 2013 – June 2016)

- Classroom teacher at an I.B. PYP school. Taught all subjects through an inquiry-based curriculum to elementary students in Year 5 and Year 6 and was in charge of Exhibition for Year 6.

Japan International Education Centre (JIEC) – Tokyo, Japan
English Studio
- English Language Teacher (April 2009 – January 2011)

- Taught English to elementary students through an integrated program of Science and Social Studies, using themes designed to nurture curiosity and inquiry.

E. S. Consulting - Kindergarten English Teacher (April 2006 – March 2009)
- Taught English at several Japanese kindergartens and ran after-school English club for both kindergarten and elementary school students.  

TedCo Worldwide – Atlanta, Georgia USA
Project Manager / Financial Officer (January 2005 – March 2006)

- Helped in the creation of a new advertising agency.
- Maintained financial books and oversaw creative teams and projects.

Various Companies – Atlanta, GA and Woodbridge, N.J. USA
Art Director / Freelance Designer (January 2000 – February 2005)

- Worked in a team and as a contractor to create advertising, logos, brochures and websites for a variety of brands, and art directed multiple photo shoots.


The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC Australia
Master of Teaching, December 2012
- Dean’s Honour Award 2011 - Awarded to students in the top 1-2% of their class

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Highest Honors (Major: Industrial Design), May 1999
- Dean’s List 12 out of 12 quarters - Awarded to students with GPA above 3.5

Chizuko Matsui

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 
Grade 3 Teacher / Team leader for 2018-19 school year (January 2017 – Present)

- Supports Grade 1 EAL students in class for guided reading, literacy, and Unit of Inquiry.
- Teaches World Language (EAL) classes. 

Zhuhai International School – Zhuhai, China
EAL & Learning Services Teacher (August 2013 – June 2016)

- Supported new to English Primary students through individualized literacy sessions, in-class support and through PYP Exhibition.
- MYP Personal Project supervisor.
- Provided literacy and language support for Secondary students.
- PYP Student Council supervisor.

Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), The University of Melbourne, VIC Australia
Personal / Administrative Assistant (May 2011 – February 2013)

Melbourne International School of Japanese, Inc. (MISJ), VIC Australia
Teacher (March 2011 – March 2012)

- Taught kindergarten students once a week Japanese language and culture.
- Co-organised curriculum for 2011 and school events such as a sports festival.

John Manners Chartering Co., Ltd., Tokyo Japan
Contract Coordinator (July 2006 – December 2010)

Japan International Education Centre (JIEC), English Studio, Tokyo Japan
Teacher / Administrator (March 2004 – March 2009)

- Taught students, aged 5 to 17, all aspects of English communication with a focus on phonics and grammar.
- Created, organised and developed curriculum for JIEC international kindergarten based on the PYP program.
- Developed a career-counselling program for students aged 15 years and above to help them with their future career choices.

UNITAS School, Teikyo University, Tokyo Japan
Administrator / Office Manager / Teacher (February 2000 – April 2003)

- Taught English grammar and conversation skills to students aged 2 to 22 years old.
- Taught Japanese language skills to non-Japanese students aged 20 to 25 years old.
- Tutored students to prepare for TOEFL and EIKEN.

Various Clients, Tokyo Japan
Freelance Tutor (2000 – 2010)

- Tutored students aged, 7 to 22 years old, in necessary academic subjects.


APRICOT Co., Ltd., Tokyo Japan
Certificate of Teaching English, July 2004

- Studied about curriculum, teaching/learning materials, language pedagogies and literacy.

University of Queensland, QLD Australia
Master of Educational Studies, December 2003

- Studied various subjects including Individual Assessment, Supporting Learning, Students with Difficulties, Literacy, and Issues in Language Program Development.

Tokyo Central Japanese Language School, Tokyo Japan
Certificate of Skills of Teaching Japanese Language, March 2001

Rissho University, Tokyo Japan
Bachelor of Arts in Literature (Major: Japanese literacy and linguistics), March 1999
Senior High School Teacher First Kind License, Japanese language and literature, March 1999
Qualification as a School Librarian, March 1999
Qualification as a Social Worker, March 1999