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Marquita Holmes BSMarquita Holmes

Blue Ridge, Virginia USA

A native of the San Francisco, California area, I have been blessed to visit many places across the USA and the world.  I have traveled to Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, and China. As a well-traveled person, I have a global perspective on people and culture.  And not only have I traveled much, but I have lived and raised my family overseas, having resided in the Middle Eastern country of Oman for two years (not on a base, but in the community). There I attended several diplomatic functions and represented the United States to foreign governments. The two years in Oman was a time of cultural immersion and I used my knowledge of the Arabic language and culture to regularly interact and engage the local residents.

I have hosted Chinese Summer exchange students in my home since 2018. This shows I am committed to furthering my knowledge of Chinese people and culture.  I also received my Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification in Aug 2019. This demonstrates my willingness to keep improving my teaching skills and keep helping other people.



Aug 2019-Present: High School Online Facilitator/Tutor, King’s Christian Academy

  • Develops and plans activities, outings and events 
  • Responsible for developing programs and overseeing the implementation of activities
  • Encourage students to participate in lessons, ensures the subject matter is understood by students and monitors their progress

Aug 2018-June 2019: High School Science Teacher, Parkway Christian Academy

  • Taught Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to 9th-12th grade students
  • Responsible for creating and administering effective lesson plans for each class

Sept 2017-June 2018; Aug 2019-Present: Home Health Aide/CNA, Friendship Retirement

  • Provides personal and restorative patient care, obtains and documents vital signs while ensuring infection control and privacy, assists patients in ambulation and activities of daily living while managing their safety and promoting independence

May 2012-Aug 2017: Home Educator 

  • Highly accomplished and reliable home school teacher with a strong background in planning and instruction while maintaining compliance of all relevant state standards for curriculum 
  • Vast knowledge base in science, mathematics, language arts and history
  • Excellent organizational management, communication and supervisory skills

Aug 2011-April 2012: Histotechnician, Kentucky One Health

  • Processed and prepared tissue biopsies removed during surgery for microscopic examination by a pathologist by cutting the tissue into very thin slices, mounting them on slides and staining them with special dyes to make the cell details visible under the microscope

Mar 1998-Oct 2002: United States Marine Corps

  • Served in the Marine Corps as an Arabic Cryptologic Linguist where I monitored, transcribed, and translated intercepted target communications as well as performed exploitation of designated foreign radio communications

Marquita Holmes and StudentsEducation/Certifications 

2019: TEFL Certification: #6UrMOvIJ0S 

2018: ACSI Certified Educator: #125822 (exp. 11 July 2020)

2017: Virginia Nurse Aide: License #1401184406 (exp. 28 Feb 2020)

2011: MLT [ASCPCMP] certified: #79384 (exp. 31 May 2020)

2011: A.A.S Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Magna Cum Laude from Sandhills Community College

2006 & 2002: B.S. Biology & B.S. Individualized Studies

  • Honors in General Scholarship from Charter Oak State College

2004: A.A. Arabic

  • Linguistic Certification from the Defense Language Institute

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