Holly Dilatush

“Whatever Holly Dilatush sets her mind to, she does with compassion, dedication, very high standards,            and a fine balance of fierce idealism and grounded pragmatism; she is a communicator, a networker, and          a contributor to every group or community she joins.”               (Pat Russo, Oswego; reference letter quote)

Profile:     Creative, efficient, resourceful, competent lifelong learner with multi-faceted professional experience, including:

2012 –                    Founder, Online Community Manager, Lead Facilitator:

2008 – 2011:        Consultant, Facilitator: GlobalEnglish/EnglishCafe,, a virtual English                                          language learning community with over 100,000 registered learners                                                                               [site shutting down January 2012]

2007 – ongoing: Private tutoring, adult English language learners: pronunciation, cultural communication and                                   awareness, employment skills, citizenship, writing, exam preparation, more – online and                                    face-to-face

2001 – 2007:       Distance Learning and Volunteer Coordinator, Instructor of various GED and ESL classes;                                    Charlottesville City Schools Adult Education Center, Charlottesville, VA

2004 – 2005:      Visiting Professor of English, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, South Korea

2000 – 2001:      Program Coordinator/Administrative Project Assistant, Office of African-American Affairs,                                  University of Virginia, Charlottesville

1972 – 2000:      Various positions: clerical, insurance claims, owner of retail floral shops, education, newspaper                                     office supervisor, several administrative positions, parenting


  • Masters of Adult Education and Training, University of Phoenix Online, 2009, GPA 3.82
  • BS Education and English Literature, December, 1998 summa cum laude, State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, GPA 3.87
  • Research-based Strategies and Models for Adult Transitions to Postsecondary Education, World Education Professional Studies Online, April – June, 2009
  • Transitioning into Community College, TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Pre-Conference Institute, March 2009
  • TESOL Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate, Leadership courses, 2007
  • Multiple additional Professional Development courses, seminars, workshops, and conferences, as participant and as presenter

              “No matter what our attempts to inform, it is our ability to inspire that will turn the tides.”


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