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Lessons offered by Jennifer A.
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Geography
  • General knowledge
  • Sociology
  • Civic education
  • Geohistory
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education

Geography MA; Education BSEd and MEd, Elementary and Social Studies, Pittsburgh, PA

Methodology

I am a "forty something" teacher living in the Pittsburgh, PA area with nearly 20 years experience as a teacher. I will give lessons to whoever asks if I can meet the topic content that they seek. The lesson structure may vary depending on the request. I have used various methods, with lecture being the most frequent, but visual aids, etc. are often used in conjunction.

Background

For nearly 20 years, I have been a teacher in various capacities, teaching elementary or middle/junior and senior high school social studies and career education, as well as being the assistant and director in a federal US Department of Education grant career education TRIO program called Talent Search at a university. In addition, I have taught Early Childhood Development Education, Education, and Geography courses at Community College for 17 years as an adjunct professor.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Lessons offered by Jennifer A.
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Geography
  • General knowledge
  • Sociology
  • Civic education
  • Geohistory
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education

Jennifer A.'s resume

EDUCATION
Master of Arts, Geography and Regional Planning
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (May 2004)
Q.P.A.: 4.00
Research Project: Cultural Geography of the Washington County, Pennsylvania Region

Master of Education, Elementary Education
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (August 1997)
Q.P.A.: 3.95
Research Project: A Follow-up Study to Describe the Readmission of Academically Dismissed Students in the College of Liberal Arts for the Fall 1996 Semester

Post-Baccalaureate Studies
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA (2010-2011)
Courses: Special Topics in History, Special Topics in Travel and Tourism
Q.P.A.: 4.00
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (August 1997)
Course: College Algebra
Q.P.A.: 4.00

Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (May 1996)
Certification Area: Comprehensive Social Sciences
Q.P.A.: 3.51

Graduate, University Honors Program
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (May 1996)
Honors Thesis: The National Road: Development, Prosperity, Decline

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
PQAS Certification—PA Quality Assurance System (October 2009-November 2019)
Pediatric First Aid For Child Care Providers Certification—American Red Cross, Southwest Chapter (October 2003)
Instructional I Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate—Elementary Education K-8 (August 1997)
Instructional I Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate—Social Studies 7-12 (May 1996)

Professional Testing--PRAXIS SERIES—Required for Pennsylvania Certification
General Knowledge 665 (6/11/94)
Communication Skills 673 (6/11/94)
Professional Knowledge 667 (6/10/95)
Social Studies 630 (7/8/95)
Education in the Elementary School 690 (7/12/97)


EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND
Director, Project Forward Talent Search, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
(December 2015--December 2016)
 Interview, hire, train, and supervise office and professional staff
 Hold and oversee staff meetings on a regular basis
 Write grant proposals
 Maintain digital and paper records
 Research program statistics
 Teach career workshops and counsel middle and high school students
 Serve on CAPS board
 Complete all necessary federal, university, and board reports
 Maintain relationships with University, educational and community partners

Assistant Director/Educational Advisor, Project Forward Talent Search, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA (July 2014—November 2015)
 Supervise and train professional staff with director
 Research program statistics
 Write grant proposals
 Maintain digital and paper records
 Present information on financial literacy at state organization (PATRIO) conference and regional organization (MEAEOPP) conference
 Complete all additional tasks of Educational Advisor
 Match lesson plans to PA and ASCA Standards and digitize
 Teach career workshops and counsel middle and high school students
 Assist in interviewing and responsible to train new employees

Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty, Community College of Allegheny County,
West Hills of North Campus, Oakdale, PA (January 2017--Present)
South Campus, West Mifflin, PA (January 2005—June 2013; January 2017--Present)
Washington Crown Center, Washington, PA (September 2001--June 2013)
 Conduct lectures for 3 credit courses in the Early Childhood Education Department
and Education Department
Introduction to Child and Family Studies (CFS 101) –four sections Infant and Toddler Development (CFS/ECD 103)—four sections Health and Safety of Children (CFS/ECD 107)—six sections
Family Systems (ECD 111)—one section
Middle and Adolescent Development (CFS 113)—one section
Children with Special Needs (CFS 202)—three sections
Cooperative Education programs for CFS Practicum (CFS
401, CFS 402, CFS 403)—total eight sections
Community Resources (SOW 130)—one section
Foundations of Middle and Secondary Education (EDU 125)--one section
 Conduct lectures for 3 credit courses in the Geography Department—
World Geography (GEO 101)—six sections
Geography of North America (GEO 103)--one section
 Full responsibility for all aspects of the courses—syllabus, exam and course material preparation, lectures and activities, evaluation, visitation to
childcare sites and student observations, use of the computerized
grading and attendance systems, use of Blackboard Course Management
software, PowerPoint, the Internet and email, make student, faculty, and staff contacts, attend staff conferences, use classroom management techniques

Educational Advisor/Middle School Coordinator, Project Forward Talent Search, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA (September 1999-June 2014)
 Responsible for developing and teaching workshops to middle school students (grades 7-9), preparing lesson plans and workshop materials, and scheduling all classroom visitations with teachers, guidance counselors and administrators and the creation of memorandums, letters, and informational brochures for program use
 Responsible for financial aid, career, and college counseling of students in grades 10-12 as a pull-out program and developing parent contacts
 In charge of middle/high school curriculum and workshop lesson plan development in accordance with Pennsylvania state standards and training staff to use the plans
 Workshop topics include career exploration, choices, study skills, real world situations, conflict management, college exploration, financial aid, thinking skills, goals, economic management, and decision making
 Assigned to four school districts and seven buildings which are visited on a cyclonic schedule from September through May
 Special workshops developed and used with the Science Quest program and assist AES/PHEAA personnel with financial aid parents workshops
 Introduce Project Forward Talent Search benefits to seventh grade students, parents, teachers, and administrators and recruit qualified candidates
 Keep accurate attendance and lesson records for federal review and create memorandums, letters, and informational brochures for program use
 Track case numbered federally qualified students’ academic progress through academic record review
 Plan and chaperone field trips with students
 Create maps using ARCVIEW GIS software and assist in editing and writing the federal grant proposal application
 Created the Professional Staff Handbook and common curriculum for Project Forward Talent Search
 Conduct staff meetings

Substitute Teacher, Carmichaels Area School District, Carmichaels, PA (September 1997-Present)
 Supervise and implement lesson plans to K-12 students, as assigned by the school district and oversee the In-School Suspension room

Substitute Teacher, Bethlehem Center School District, Fredericktown, PA (September 1997-June 2000)
 Supervised and implemented lesson plans to K-12 students, as assigned by the school district

Homebound Instructor, Bethlehem Center School District, Fredericktown, PA (March 1999-April 1999)
 Collaborated with regular classroom teachers to prepare lessons for a homebound student
 Visited a student’s home to administer missed lessons and exams; all completed work was graded and returned to the regular classroom teacher for averaging

Long-term Substitute Teacher, Frazier High School, Frazier School District, Perryopolis, PA (August 1997-June 1998)
 Taught ninth grade Social Studies, concentrating on American Government and Economics and ninth through twelfth grade Pennsylvania History
 Supervised and kept accurate records for a ninth grade homeroom, hall duty, classroom monitoring, assemblies, and special events
 Assumed all duties of a full-time entry level teacher; prepared and implemented daily, weekly, and unit lesson plans, evaluated students, created various learning activities in abundance for 90 minute blocks
 Fully responsible for grade book accuracy
 Held parent/teacher/student conferences
 Maintained student portfolios
 Completed a multitude of forms and met all deadlines
 Utilized classroom management skills and strategies

Student Teaching, Bethlehem Center Middle School, Bethlehem Center School District, Fredericktown, PA (January 1996-May 1996)
 Taught seventh and eighth grade Social Studies, concentrating on Pennsylvania History and European History
 Utilized classroom management skills and strategies
 Prepared and implemented weekly objectives and lesson plans, units, evaluations, rubrics, projects, demonstrations, additional learning and tutorial activities and incorporated video and audio media into lessons
 Obtained, created, organized, distributed, and displayed educational materials
 Participated in parent/teacher/student conferences
 Administered and supervised task analysis evaluations; Iowa Basic Tests
 Participated in daily common planning time and faculty meetings
 Supervised Language Arts classes, assemblies, and special events

Graduate Assistant to Dr. Jesse A. Cignetti, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (June 1996-August 1997)
 Audited academic records of undergraduate Liberal Arts majors; particularly those of Junior and Senior standing
 Advised undecided Liberal Arts majors prior to and during course registration
 Gathered and organized materials pertinent to the evaluations of transfer credits for the Associate Dean
 Assisted in the preparation for the Mon Valley Academic Bowl
 Developed, researched and completed a retention study
Retention Research Study: Readmission Study Report—Fall 1996

Registration Representative, Whiskey Rebellion History Teaching Institute, Pennsylvania Department of Education, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (June 1994)
 Registered participants in programs and overnight accommodations
 Gathered and distributed program materials
 Set up Institute displays and provided general assistance

Student Clerk/Typist, College of Liberal Arts, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (January 1993-May 1996)
 Served as a receptionist in the office of Dr. Jesse A. Cignetti, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
 Scheduled meetings, acquired and delivered documents, explained university policies, answered inquires, distributed forms, filed academic records, trained new student employees, answered telephones and took messages

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Act 48 Credits (in addition to college credits)
Requirements met for the period ending June 30, 2010.
Requirements met for the period ending June 30, 2005.
Requirements being met for the period ending June 30, 2017.

SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIPS
Academic Advisory Board for the Contemporary Learning Series, McGraw-Hill Higher Learning Education, Member (2009—Present)
C.A.P.S. Forward Advisory Board (Collegiate Academic and Personal Success), Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, Member (2003—December 2016)
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, Member (1994-1995; 1997-2001; 2003)
Golf Special Olympics, Southpointe Golf Club, Canonsburg, PA, Partner (October 1996)
PATRIO, Pennsylvania Association of TRIO Programs, Voting Member (1999-December 2016)
MEAEOPP, Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, Voting Member (1999-December 2016)
COE, Council for Opportunity in Education, (1999-December 2016)
Fredericktown Area Public Library, Trustee (2014-Present)
Professional Association, Seton Hill University, Member (2009-2015)
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Epsilon Delta Chapter, Induction to Membership (1994), Historian/Treasurer (1995-1996)
Phi Alpha Theta, National Honor Society in History, Pi Kappa Chapter
Induction to Membership (1995)
PSEA-NEA, Member (1997-1998), Student Membership (1996)

AWARDS AND HONORS
Honors Stole (Summa Cum Laudi) graduate of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (May 2004)
Presidential Medallion (Summa Cum Laudi) graduate of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (August 1997)
Magna Cum Laudi graduate of the University Honors Program, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (May 1996)
Presidential Scholar honored at Honors Convocation, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (1995-1996, 2004)
Dean’s List, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA (1992-1996)
Alumni Scholarship recipient for academic achievement (1993-1996)
Mary Noss Freshman Scholarship recipient for academic distinction (1992-1993)

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