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curriculum vitae

Robert M. Spoden


University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A.
B.A. cum lade in political science, with highest honors in major
December 2016

Cambridge University CELTA
120-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate
April 2016

Professional Experience

Istanbul University Dil Merkezi, Tophane, Istanbul, Turkey
EFL Instructor June 2018 – present

British Side, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
EFL Instructor August 2016 – June 2018

British Time, Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul, Turkey
EFL Instructor February 2016 – August 2016

Other Work and Community Service Experience

The Bike Church, Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A.
Bicycle Mechanic and Public Outreach Volunteer July 2013 – June 2015

Staples, Santa Maria, CA, U.S.A.
Copy and Print Center Supervisor Jan 2008 – June 2013

Research Experience

Accra, Ghana
Basic Education in Ghana: A Two-Tiered System,” May 16, 2015
Supervised by Professor Ronnie Gruhn, University of California, Santa Cruz and
Dr. Robert Sowah, University of Ghana, Accra