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Many students opt for a major in English literature. One who pursues such a major in his academic career can later work as an English teacher with high schools and degree colleges. When we say English literature specialization, it not just caters to studying William Shakespeare's plays, but also developing an expertise in oral and written English communication. Such a professional is usually an expert of the English language.

As an English literature teacher, a person will be responsible for teaching literature, helping students to interpret the same, draft test papers, plan the syllabus, conduct exams and tests, evaluate students for their performance in the same, etc. When one works as a teacher, he not only needs to excel in the subject that he teaches, but also serve as a mentor to students. A student usually looks up to the teacher for assistance, guidance, motivation, and even moral support at times. Thus, a teacher should stand true to all these expectations.

While applying for the post of literature teacher, the candidate must understand that everybody would expect him to be an expert in the same. In such situations, the candidate must make sure that his resume puts forth his expertise and any goof up in the same might cost him the job opportunity. To help such deserving and aspiring candidates, we have provided a literature teacher resume sample herewith. The resume sample matches the standard requirements of a professional resume and provides you the benefit similar to a resume written by a professional resume writer.

Juliet F. Orozco
96 Johnson Street
Peoria, IL 61604
Phone: 309-307-1022

Career Objective:

Having developed the required skills and expertise over a career span of 8 years of working as a Literature Faculty, I am looking forward to a similar position such as Literature Teacher, wherein I can use my expertise to review the curriculum and teaching techniques in a way that could make a positive contribution in the effective learning of English literature.

Career Summary:

Presently working with Mother Mary High School for Girls, Peoria, Illinois as a Literature Teacher. With a total work experience of 8 years, I have successfully developed the required skills and expertise and proved myself as a good teacher and mentor. After completing the master's degree in literature, I joined Joseph Paul High School, Peoria, Illinois and after working with them for almost 2 years, I moved to St. Peters High School. Over the span of 8 years in the field of teaching, I have developed and excelled in my profession and made myself confident enough of handling related positions such as Literature Teacher and am looking forward to working at the same.

Summary of Skills:

  • Expertise in English literature, drama, and poetry
  • Expertise in English oral and written communication
  • Expertise in developing a teaching approach and guiding students
  • Well acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of a teacher in the upbringing of a child
  • Expertise in training students for preparing for English drama and poetry competitions
  • Good at evaluating and providing feedback to students in a way that they get motivated and work towards excellence
  • Expertise in writing English drama scripts; have written many for annual school functions

Professional Experience:

Current Employer: Mother Mary High School for Girls, Peoria, Illinois (2010 - till date)
Designation: Literature Teacher
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Report to the Head of Department (HOD) - English Literature
  • Conduct sessions for grades IX, X, and XI
  • Teach English literature - drama, poetry, and works of great personalities such as Shakespeare in a way that students develop an interest in the subject
  • Draft exam and test papers, conduct class tests, supervise term end exams, evaluate test papers, and provide grades and feedback to students
  • Train students for English drama, debate, and poetry competitions
  • Direct the school play for annual day celebration of the school, conduct auditions, select students for different roles in the play, conduct rehearsals, and make sure that the rehearsals do not clash with the study timings of students

Previous Work Experience

A] St. Peters High School, Peoria, Illinois (2008-2010)
Designation: English Literature Teacher

  • Conduct sessions of English literature for grades VII, VIII, and IX
  • Conduct regular class tests and provide feedback to students on the same
  • Provide the required guidance and assistance to students

B] Joseph Paul High School, Peoria, Illinois (2006-2008)
Designation: English Teacher

  • Conduct sessions for students of grades VII and VIII
  • Train students in English grammar, written communication, and oral communication


  • Master of Arts with Honors in Literature, Peoria Arts University, Peoria, Illinois - 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English Literature, Peoria Arts University, Peoria, Illinois - 2004


Jerry K. Sheff - Joseph Paul High School, Peoria, Illinois (HOD English)
112 Trade Center Street
Peoria, IL- 61606
Phone: 358-545-8024

Rina P. Melvin - St. Peters High School, Peoria, Illinois (HOD English)
25th Lighting Bakes Lane
Peoria, IL 61607
Phone: 358-225-2214


Juliet F. Orozco

A literature teacher resume should thus, speak about the expertise of the candidate in literature and capabilities and skills to work as a teacher. As mentioned above, the resume sample matches the standards of a resume written by any professional resume writer and thus, one can draft a resume accordingly to get the benefit of the same. You can add information pertaining to your interests, achievements, etc., and strengthen your candidature further.

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