|E-mail: anna.e.puhakka (at) gmail.com|
|Born June 19th, 1980 in Espoo, Finland.|
Master of Arts, University of Helsinki
Helsingin suomalainen yhteiskoulu (SYK)
The Matriculation Examination Certificate / High School Diploma
Greystone Park Primary School Harare, Zimbabwe
|English||oral skills C2, written skills C2|
|Swedish||oral skills B2, written skills B2|
|Spanish||oral skills B1, written skills B1|
|French||oral skills A2, written skills B1|
I use social media in teaching English, especially blogs. I have mastered the basic PC and Macintosh programs: Word, MS Excel, Photo Shop, Power Point, iMovies, iPhoto and OpenOffice. I have experience in editing video material with MovieMaker, Pinnacle and iMovies. I also have a rudimentary knowledge of HTML and Dreamweaver for simple coding. I can create web-based work and study environments using blogs, wikis, Fronter, Moodle, BSCW, Jing Project, Adobe Connect Professional, WebCT, ConnectPro, CmapTools ja Blackboard.
Tasks: Writing and illustrating ENA 1: The World and I, a new innovative online course book for upper secondary school.
Espoon yhteislyseo Upper Secondary School / English Teacher and International and Innovation Projects Coordinator
Tasks: Teaching national courses and school-specific courses Fluently in English, Creative Writing, Internet English, English Literature, Work English, History in English and Global Citizenship (for a closer look, visit Espoo heart English). My responsibilities include marketing the school on social media, developing pedagogical practices when combining information technology and language education, grading matriculation exams, instructing teacher trainees, tutoring and coordinating the student exchanges.
|1.8.09 – 31.7.11||
Tasks: Upper secondary school English teacher and tutor teacher. Media-oriented language, literature, and drama courses: English It Is
|1.6. – 18.6.09||
Urheilukaverit Sports Camp / Sports Camp Leader
Tasks: Sports camp leader for 7 instructors and approximately 50 kids (aged 6-13).
|1.8.08 – 31.7.09||
Tasks: Full-time primary school English teacher.
|20.9.07 – 31.5.09||
Tasks: 5 English For Travelers courses for adults.
|8.7. – 28.7.08||
Tasks: Instructor and language teacher in Torquay, England.
|5.6. – 12.6.08||
Tasks: Course teacher – English for children with learning difficulties.
|29.10. – 16.11.07||
Etu-Töölön lukio /Senior high school substitute teacher.
|22.10.07 – 30.6.08||
Tasks: Pedagogical IT-assistant. Helping teacher trainers with projects that aim towards developing web-based courses and media studies on a higher degree level. The virtual education project (VOSO II) for academic teachers is funded by the Ministry of Education.
|11.9. – 21.11.07||
Tasks: Instructing four English courses from basic to intermediate level.
|3.9. – 7.9.07||
Helsingin suomalainen yhteiskoulu / Substitute teacher from middle to senior high school.
|22.8. – 27.8.07||
Espoo Cine / Film festival volunteer
|15.4. – 15.5.07||
Department of Applied Sciences of Education, University of Helsinki
Tasks: Project assistant. Assisting professor Raili Hildén with two nation-wide projects (OSKU and HY-TALK) related to the VirMo virtual university campaign. Designing two academic posters for a convention. Editing video material and pictures for the Internet. Selecting academic materials and creating a website for HY-TALK.
|9.1. – 29.1.07||
Tasks: Intern at the Department of Foreign Languages Educational Material. Proofreading English as a foreign language educational publications and material for schools from a pedagogical and linguistic point-of-view. Participating in graphics and layout design.
|1.3. – 31.5.05||
Tasks: Intern at the Department of Press and Public Relations. Writing articles in Finnish and English on Finnish cultural events, available in the What’s New section of the Consulate’s website (all articles from March-May). Assisting with Finnish Foreign Ministry visitor arrangements and representing at international PR events. Power Point presentations for the Consul. Taking minutes during meetings. Translating official documents and press releases (Eng-Fin-Eng). Organizing press events (Helsinki Process Meeting at the UN, Modern Finnish Design at Scandinavia House, Scandinavian Design at MoMA) and art exhibition opening receptions.
|2000 – 2007|
|2000, 2002, 2003||
Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Wisconsin, USA / Lifeguard
Tasks: Summer job as a water park lifeguard. Instructor for Ellis resuscitation courses.
|12/2007||Ikävä pinaattilettuja. In Educator. Helsinki: Soveltavan kasvatustieteen laitos.|
|24/5/2005||Finnish Design Month in New York on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|19/5/2005||New Scandinavian design today on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|19/5/2005||The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ondine Records join forces on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|17/5/2005||Farmer/artist Osmo Rauhala opens exhibition in New York on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|12/5/2005||Honorary Consuls from Eastern states meet in New York on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|12/5/2005||The Most Important Meal of the Day on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|12/5/2005||Helsinki Process Proposes a Round Table Approach on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|4/5/2005||Finnish opera stars in the limelight on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|3/5/2005||Pelicanman crosses the Atlantic on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|2/5/2005||Arctic Sounds From the Edge of the World. In Finlandia Weekly.|
|2/5/2005||Filmland at Bam Cinematek on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|2/5/2005||Petite but powerful Sofia Laiti at Iridium Jazz Club on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|21/4/2005||Yrjö Kilpinen song competition honors unsung Finnish legend on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|7/4/2005||Finnish artists go global in New York on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|4/4/2005||Soile Yli-Mäyry and the Symphony of Colors on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|29/3/2005||The Finns have found their Sampo on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|22/3/2005||Kaiku pitää kiinni juuristaan paljain varpain. In Raivaaja. Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Raivaaja Julkaisut Oy.|
|22/3/2005||Kaiku – Feet Firmly on Finnish Ground. In The Pioneer. Fitchburg, Massachusetts: The Pioneer Publishing Company.|
|22/3/2005||Kaiku Keeps Feet Firmly on Finnish Ground. In Finlandia Weekly.|
|24/3/2005||Accordionist Janne Rättyä’s American Debut on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|22/3/2005||Divine architecture from Finland on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|21/3/2005||Maritta Tapanainen creates life out of old text books on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|21/3/2005||Nokia Makes Headlines in New York on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|16/3/2005||Kuinka Pyhä Urho ajoi heinäsirkat Suomesta. In Raivaaja. Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Raivaaja Julkaisut Oy.|
|16/3/2005||How the Great Finnish St. Urho Vanquished the Grasshoppers. In The Pioneer. Fitchburg, Massachusetts: The Pioneer Publishing Company.|
|16/3/2005||How the Great Finnish St. Urho Beat the Grasshoppers and Gave Reason For Celebration. In Finlandia Weekly.|
|16/3/2005||St. Urho Vanquished the Grasshoppers! In Amerikan Uutiset.|
|9/3/2005||Paavo Lipponen on transatlantic unity in New York on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|9/3/2005||A Portrait of Sibelius Passed On on http://www.finland.org (press releases).|
|1998||Mustat siivet. Helsinki: WSOY.|
|11/1997||Maailma, jota ei ollut. In Outpost. Espoo: Teknillinen korkeakoulu.|
|1997||Mustan leijonan muotoon. In Apu. Helsinki: A-lehdet.|
|1996||Pimeyden ritari. Teoksessa Painajaisia. Helsinki: WSOY.|
|1995||Rakas Catherine. In Haagalainen. Helsinki: Haagalaisen Tuki – Stöd ry.|
Metal industry website translation Finnish-English.
|11/2010||Pynnönen International Ltd
International logistics company website translation Finnish-English.
Medical website translation Finnish-English.
|10/2010||Itäkeskus Upper Secondary School
City of Helsinki school website translation Finnish-English.
|11/2009||University of Science and Technology in Norway
Proofreading a Master’s Thesis. Grebennik, Natalia. Eco-innovation in cleantech companies.
|11/2009||University of Helsinki – Department of Behavioral Sciences
Translating a research article Finnish-English. Seppänen, Marita. Master’s Thesis Evaluation Through Argumentation Analysis.
|10/2009||University of Joensuu – Department of Behavioral Sciences
Proofreading a research article. Vesisenaho, M., Puhakka, H., Silvonen, J., Sutinen, E., Vanhalakka-Ruoho N., Vuotilainen P. ja Penttinen L. Need for Study and Career Counselling in Computer Science.
Proofreading Fortum Energy’s Greenface -application.
|11/2008||Metropolia University of Applied Sciences – METKA
Website translation Finnish-English.
|8/2008||Norlan El Misionario
Reggaeton artist Norlan Leygenior-Santana’s press releases and website Finnish-English.
|2005 – 2008||Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Festival
Film-related speeches, press releases and catalogue texts Finnish-English. Finnish subtitles for the movie Nima.
|7/2007||University of Liverpool – Department of Latin-American Studies
Proofreading a Master’s Thesis. Jolkkonen, R. The Future of Argentine Cinema.
Proofreading an English study book (Suitcase).
|4/2006||Else Design Oy
Design website translation Finnish-English.
Proofreading for a media website.
|12/2005||A Pekka Holma Film – Conflict
English subtitles, website and press releases.
|2/2005||University of Helsinki – Department of Geography
Master’s Thesis translation Finnish-English. Grebennik, N. Urban Freight Transportation in Toulouse.
Thesis synopsis Finnish-English. Peltomaa, R. Felting as Physical Therapy.
|6/2003||WWF – Finland
Green Office -website Finnish-English.
|1/2001||Institute of Occupational Health
Proofreading a PhD. Leino, T. Epidemiology of Skin and Respiratory Diseases Among Hairdressers.
Creative writing, literature, cinema, digital photography, opera, theater, modern art, dogs, hiking, swimming, bicycling, climbing, and traveling.
My Master of Arts Degree from the University of Helsinki is culture, education, communication, and literature oriented. I got a B.A. in English Philology spring 2006 with a minor in North American Studies. My Master’s Thesis is a post-colonial analysis on Harlem Renaissance literature titled, “Passing Into the American Dream in Jessie Fauset’s Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral.”
I have also finished the Teachers’ Training Program at the Department of Applied Sciences of Education in spring 2007 with minors in Media Education and Communication. In the field of education, I am interested in task-based learning, blended learning, the role of media and media criticism in teaching and international affairs. I enjoy teaching because it provides a challenging group environment which allows me to be creative and work with young people.
I am an experienced teacher with an interest in media, marketing, and public relations. I have also worked as a freelance web journalist. I am capable of proofreading and translating English and Finnish text material efficiently and creatively within a deadline. I have good communication skills and am capable of coming up with creative solutions in different situations. I am responsible and determined, a team player when necessary, but also capable of working independently. I am interested in literature, publishing, foreign languages, and teaching. In the future, I look forward to more challenges in the field of foreign language education.