“...On a personal level, you will find Trampus to be a very responsible and hardworking individual who is able, through ingenuity and a strong work ethic, to “get the job done.”...”
Lt. General Joseph F. Weber, USMC
“I’ve seen Trampus teach and he is an excellent teacher…””
Dr. Sue Sroda MSU TESOL Director
“...Trampus has achieved great things in his life and I expect he will continue to do great things...”
Judge Whalen Parker
“Trampus made significant contributions as an instructor
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Riki Agena, Prisident,
Excited to bring students into the new age using years of life experience in different cultures and the use of technology.
· Hold Masters Degree in TESOL, A Bachelors Degree in Japanese language and culture, an Associates degree in Asian studies, and extensive study in minor courses in electronics, computers and physics. Experienced in use of the Internet and educational software.
· Passionate about teaching as a means to bring a positive influence to the young minds who will eventually shape the world we live in.
Education, Honors, and Certifications
Master of Arts (TESOL)
Bachelor of Integrated Studies (Japanese Language and Culture)
Associate of Arts (Asian History and Culture)
Electronics and Computer Maintenance (50 Credit Hours)
Above all other qualifications a passion for teaching.
Extensive training and experience in computer science combined with strong intercultural competence and four years of experience teaching make a unique instructor who is competent in a variety of diverse classroom settings.
Experienced Mixed Method Educator
With a great love for teaching, learning about different teaching methods was very intriguing and led to the preparation and instruction of several classes in a variety of teaching methods including, Audio Lingual, CALL, Total Physical Response, The Silent Way, as well as the Communicative method.
Principal 2015- Present
AmerAsian School in Okinawa Okinawa, Japan Principal （校長） Network/System Administrator (ネットワーク管理者) Teacher (先生) Grant Writer (グラントライター) The primary duty at AmerAsian school in Okinawa is Principal. Secondary duties included; Setting up and administration of the network, Windows Server 2012, Mac OSX server, Mac OS X profile manager for adminstration of ipads, and school wide administration of Google Apps for Education. Teaching of Science, Math, English, Agriculture and Physical Education classes. Grant writing and fundraising. Verbal translation of Japanese to English and English to Japanese for parents and employees.
Professor of English Language 2014- Present
English Teacher 2011- Present
Preparation and instruction of ENG 110 (Academic Writing for International Students) Preparation included the course schedule, syllabus and daily lesson plans. Daily lessons included the use of Audio Visual material to prepare the students for a final integrated skills writing exam.
University Book Store Manager 2008 – 2010
University Book and Bean,
Complete setup of computer system and network, including Point of Sale systems hardware and Software. Management of staff, ordering, shipping, receiving, and accounting. Experience at the store covered all aspects for running a small business.
I/T Specialist 2007 –2008
South Eastern Book Company,
Primary technical contact for issues with any workstations in the company including computer and printer maintenance, repair and setup. Installation and maintenance of CCTV Camera system with computer recording device.
English Teacher 2005-2007
Oyama Elementary and Urasoe Cultural Center,
As a teacher I gained experience in organizing and creating lesson plans. I also gained experience teaching children and adults. Intercultural Competence was key to my success as a teacher.
As a Marine Sergeant I gained experience in managing the marines under my command, keeping them engaged in productive activities as well as teaching them valuable skills need for the job. I had several side jobs in computer setup and maintenance. I gained experience in analysis as well.
Computer Technician/Sales 1999-2000
Customer Service and computer maintenance and repair. Home computer setup.
Computer and Electronics Technician 1998-1999
Computer and electronics maintenance and repair. I gained A+ certification through Best Buy