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Lessons offered by Chika
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Methodology
  • High School Entrance Exam
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Hello! My name is Chika Okolo, and I am 29 years old and originally from Dallas Fort Worth. I have received my B.S. in Biology from Prairie View A&M and my Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Univ

Methodology

My primary teaching objective is to ensure a safe and transparent learning environment for my student. My methodology for teaching is to adjust to my students needs. My second objective is to create a fun and engaging learning experience that is differentiated for all learning types. Finally, my tertiary objective is to cater to the social and emotional needs of the student.

Background

Currently enrolled in the Houston Independent School District’s Alternative Certification Program, where I’m learning classroom management strategies, student engagement techniques, and standards associated with TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). My experience working with kids has been through my time volunteering at the S.H.A.P.E community center where I have worked with kids from grades K-8. Here I supported instructional activities, learner engagement, classroom management and behavior modification goals. Currently I am an employee at S.H.A.P.E Community Centers summer program, where I function as a teacher for Middle School students, ages 11-13.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $15/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $125
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $200

Details

Reimbursement for gas, and time traveled will be 58 cents per mile. Please give notice at least six hours before the start time of a scheduled session if you have to cancel or reschedule for any reason. If you cancel a scheduled session less than 6 hours in advance but at least 30 minutes before the start time, a fee of up to 50% of the cost of the lesson will be charged.

Lessons offered by Chika
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Methodology
  • High School Entrance Exam
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Chika's resume

HISD Alternative Certification Program | Teacher (Uncertified) | Biomedical Researcher

Currently enrolled in the Houston Independent School District’s Alternative Certification Program, where I’m learning classroom management strategies, student engagement techniques, and standards associated with TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). My experience working with kids has been through my time volunteering at the S.H.A.P.E community center where I have worked with kids from grades K-8. Here I supported instructional activities, learner engagement, classroom management and behavior modification goals. Currently I am an employee at S.H.A.P.E Community Centers summer program, where I function as a teacher for Middle School students, ages 11-13.
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. During my master’s degree program in school, I wrote a thesis focusing on: “The Dry-electroencephalogram and support vector for objective pain assessment”, which has been published in the, American Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) journal. I performed complex analysis of the human data attained, which necessitated knowledge of laboratory techniques and principles regarding neuroimaging equipment and the interrelationship between pain and brain signals.

CERTIFICATIONS
• ELA 7-12 • Houston Alternative Certification Program

COMPUTERS
• MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) •Windows

KEY SKILLS
Biomedical Engineering

Learner Engagement & Assessment

Learning Center Organization

Classroom & Teacher Assistance

Classroom Management Strategies

Data Collection/Analysis/Reporting

Student Safety & Supervision

Lesson Planning & Support

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering | University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2017
Relevant Coursework: Biomedical Signal Processing, Genomics and Proteomics, Statistical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Brain-Machine Interfaces, Mathematical Methods, Neuroengineering, Engineering Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Biology | Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, 2012
Relevant Coursework: Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Physics

ACADEMIC AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Member 2017-2018
UHCAA Scholarship, University of Houston, 2016-2017
John J. Moore, Sr. Academic Achievement Scholarship, University of Houston, 2015-2016
Dr. Julius E. Thompson Memorial Book Scholarship, University of Houston, 2015-2016
Academic Achievement Award, University of Houston 2015


RELATED EXPERIENCE

S.H.A.P.E Community Center, Houston, TX, June 2019 - Present
Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) - Team Leader
Design learning activities based on age groups of youth. Create lesson plans that incorporate multidisciplinary-content, such as math, social studies, science, economics, english-language arts and computer literacy. Lead and monitor sport related activities, and devise academic challenges and games. Identify and respond to student behavioral issues. Role model appropriate behaviour. Responsibilities also include maintaining punctuality and co-teaching.

S.H.A.P.E Community Center, Houston, TX, April 2019 - May 2019
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) - Volunteer

Chia Kasa LLC., Real Estate Manager, Fort Worth, TX, May 1- June 1, 2019
Real Estate Administrative Assistant - Private Contractor

RESEARCH POSITIONS
Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, Houston, TX , February 1, 2018- October 2018
Environmental Investigator II

University of Houston, Dr. Omurtag, Ahmet, Houston, TX, January 2016 - August 2017
Graduate Student Researcher

University of Houston, Department of African American Studies, Houston, TX, August 2016 – May 2017
Graduate Assistant
University of Houston, Dr. Mohan, Chandra, Houston, TX, January 2015 - January 2016

Graduate Student Researcher
Prairie View A&M University, Dr. Ciftja, Orion, Prairie View, TX, January 2010 - December 2012
Undergraduate Student Researcher

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