SARAH S. ZINS + Resume 

Highlights from my work, education, and professional development


Education + Professional Development



Teaching + Training + Tutoring

Private Tutor Sarah Zins Teach+Train+Tutor, Minneapolis, MN and online

  • Specializing in improving writing, speaking, and culture-specific communication in English for university and workplace contexts

Writing Lab Tutor Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA February - May 2016

  • Tutored English-learner and fluent English speaking students in a large arts university
  • Helped students at all stages of the writing process to clarify writing assignments, develop and focus ideas, organize writing, and edit for grammar and clarity

Instructor, Teacher Trainer American Language Institute, San Francisco State University, September 2014 – May 2016 

  • Taught reading and writing, grammar, and TOEFL iBT strategies as part of a 12-week intensive, academic-focused English language program
  • Received intensive training and mentoring in first semester, and ongoing mentoring in subsequent semesters
  • Selected to train an intern teacher in an intermediate reading and writing class, including overseeing creation of lesson plans and evaluating effectiveness, and observing and giving feedback on teaching and classroom management

Student Teacher / Teaching Assistant Composition for Multilingual Students Program, San Francisco State University September 2013 - May 2014

  • Served as a TA/student teacher for First Year Composition (ENG 209), Oral Communication (ENG 210), and Elements of Writing (ENG 410)
  • Gave written feedback on writing drafts, speech outlines, and speech delivery, and tutored individual students as requested

EFL Teacher U.S. Peace Corps, Kyrgyz Republic June 1999 – September 2000

  • Created and taught EFL curriculum to junior high and high school students in Bokonbaev, Kyrgyzstan, and trained local English teachers in conversational English
  • Procured English-language book donations, creating an English-only library at Bokonbaev Secondary School

Other Work

Mentoring Program Coordinator/Academic Affairs Analyst University of California, San Francisco – Academic Affairs March 2009 – August 2011

  • Worked with key stakeholders to develop and plan conferences, workshops, lectures, surveys, and awards to support mentoring and professional development for new and junior faculty

Founder and Designer Sarah Zins San Francisco/Oakland, CA October 2007 – March 2009

  • Created an eco-friendly, artist-made women's clothing and accessory line, sold at boutiques online and nationwide

Administrative Assistant, Executive Administrative Analyst University of California, San Francisco – Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Medicine Dean’s Office  October 2005 – October 2007