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Naomi Zauderer

Naomi Zauderer

English teacher, copy editor, and proofreader
San José, San José


Sobre Naomi Zauderer:

After 28 years in New York City, I recently moved to San Jose, Costa Rica. Teaching, writing, and editing have always been part of my work as a union leader, but now I am transitioning to making them the main focus of my work. I am completing my practicum for the 170-Hour TEFL Certificate from International TEFL Academy and have a General Proofreading Certification from Proofread Anywhere. 



  • Excellent communication skills, including mentoring, teaching, writing, and copyediting
  • Highly detail-oriented with strong research skills
  • Responsive and flexible in giving feedback to colleagues and students
  • Aptitude for mastering new computer hardware and software and providing support to coworkers and students
  • Successfully tutored teenagers to pass the TASC test and improve their scores on the SATs
  • Experience designing learning-by-doing curriculums for adults
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students


  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Remote communication: email, phone, videoconferencing (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting)
  • Blackboard and Moodle LMS platforms
  • Adopting new technology quickly and independently


Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, AFT Local 2334, New York, NY      Aug. 2008–Present

Consultant, Part-time (Remote)                                                                                                            Feb. 2022–Present 

  • Completed leading negotiations to incorporate Research Professors into the collective bargaining agreement, including training bargaining team members new to the process
  • Trained and advised the bargaining team in negotiating a successor agreement between PSC/CUNY and the Research Foundation Central Office

Associate Executive Director, Full-time (Remote starting in March 2020)    

Aug. 2008–Jan. 2022

  • Trained bargaining teams, negotiated collective bargaining agreements, and oversaw contract enforcement for Research Professors and Research Foundation units
  • Developed and coordinated leadership training
  • Hired and supervised professional and support staff 
  • Supervised the upgrading and maintenance of the IT network and database administration 
  • Coordinated the website team, approved website content, and presided over a website redesign, which required transitioning to an upgraded content management system
  • Edited and approved mass email communications to the membership


University of California, Berkeley                                                               

Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Political Science - Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Led discussion sections of 25 students per class
  • Graded papers and exams


NY Cares (Remote)                                                                                         Oct. 2022-Mar. 2023


Prepared bilingual high school students for the verbal portion of the SAT

Voter Assistance Advisory Committee (VAAC)                                     Jan. 2017–Jan. 2021


  • Chaired bi-monthly public meetings
  • Reviewed written materials before publication 

Footsteps, New York, NY                                                                           Mar. 2015 – Mar. 2017

Tutor, Part-time

  • Successfully tutored students to pass the TASC test
  • Prepared students for internship interviews



170-Hour TEFL Certificate: International TEFL Academy, Level 5 Ofqual (British Government) accreditation, coursework completed Aug. 27, 2023, completing practicum

General Proofreading Certification: Theory & Practice from Proofread Anywhere LLC (2023)

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation: "Mothers and Citizens: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Theory of Work, Gender, and Politics"

M.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, Pardee Fellowship

B.A., Government, William & Mary University, Williamsburg, VA, Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa


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