My teaching method is intuitive and very personalized. I had all levels of competency present in my classroom and I was able and willing to give personal attention to all of my students. We would usually start out with an icebreaker activity and then we would delve into an iconic bit of fiction or a non fiction piece. Rousing discussions and innovative projects and writing assignments would follow.
I have taught in a private High School for years. I taught both native speakers and English Language learners. My students achieved competency in the English Language and went on to attend Universities. I specialized in integrating practical English lessons in grammar and writing with literature and non fiction reading.
Various word processing programs including MS Word, MS Works, MS Office, Powerpoint, MS excel, Google Docs, Power Point, Google slide, Google spreadsheet, Google Classroom, Rediker Plus portals, Zoom
November 2016 - June 2020
Evangel Christian School- High school Teacher
Taught ESL English to 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade international students. This consisted of increasing oral and written communication skills, as well as aiding the students in reading comprehension skills using both literature and nonfiction articles. Students wrote fiction, poetry, essays and research papers to ready them for college writing assignments. Students ranged widely in ability so it was necessary to customize the curriculum for each student.
Taught Government/Economics to 12th Grade students following New York State Standards. I emphasized a practical approach, giving students life skills that they could put to use in their daily lives. Students attended lectures, had rousing discussions, completed projects learning both theory and application.
Instructed Regents Living Environment Lab for 9th grade students. I was responsible for the hands on portion of the Regents class giving instruction, supervising experimentation and grading labs
Led electives/clubs such as: International Friendship Club, Movies as Literature, SAT prep for International students (language arts), and College Writing. I was able to mentor and assist students in working towards college goals
Acted as an academic fair adviser to a group of students each year. This entailed assisting them with research on an extended project as well as advising them on oral presentation skills and creative presentation of their work to parents, educators, and other students.
Used Google Classroom and Google Meets to instruct all classes from March 2020-June 2020. I met virtually with all classes DAILY and for the FULL class period . All assignments and materials were available to students via google classroom and I had a Youtube channel for some of my lectures.
September 2016 - November 2016
Evangel Christian School- Substitute Teacher
Worked one on one as a resource room teacher for middle though high school students. My responsibilities included providing extra testing time, teaching study skills, assisting in home work and other assignments, customizing learning strategies, and working with teachers to provide support and assistance.
Acted as a substitute teacher for grades K-12 in all subject areas. Flexibility, ability to adjust to all situations and students was key here.
Home Classroom Enrichment Teacher
Coordinated, taught and mentored middle school students
Taught literature (including Shakespeare), poetry appreciation, writing (all types), current events, logic, debate, Latin, art history.
Coordinated a poetry recital and Latin Christmas Carol Performance
Home School Teacher
Taught 5 students through 8th grade. All have won scholarships.
Responsible for teaching, designing individual lesson plans, testing, reviewing and evaluation all coursework.
Plan yearly curriculum and coursework
Provide for enrichment activities and field trips
Designed and customized curriculum
Leah Co op Teacher
Taught a wide variety of age groups from preschool to high school
Classes included but were not limited to: Arts and Crafts, Bible, Government, Life Skills, Art, Latin, Essay Writing, Creative Writing, and Literature
Tracked and monitored groups of students, providing feedback and encouragement to both the students and the parents
2006-present (on an as needed basis)
Taught middle school students writing skills-both creative and nonfiction. Students progressed from single paragraphs to 5 paragraph researched essays
Simple algebra skills such as understanding and skillfully performing multi step algebraic equations,
Worked one on one with high school students on improving skills for the verbal and written portion of the SAT
Peer Evaluation Coordinator
Evaluated home-educated children as an alternative to formal testing. This includes testing reading and math ability
Examined and evaluated curriculum, monitored progress, made recommendations based on the needs of the child and the efficacy of the curriculum.
Awana Bible Club Coordinator
Managed schedules, trained staff (both adult and teen), ordered material
Prepared for special events and activities
Coordinated mission and outreach efforts
Liaison for parents
Coordinator of the opening and closing portion of the program including a short lesson
Filled in during teacher absences
Awana Preschool Teacher and VBS Teacher
Taught Bible Lessons
Supervised play time
Church Council - St. John’s Lutheran Church
Sat on the Church Board to assist in the decision making process for all church activities including relationship with charter school, maintenance of church properties, the hiring of staff and the overseeing of various ministries.
The Wood School, New York New York - Associates Degree
Currently: Suny Empire State College, New York New York - Pursuing a Bachelors of Arts Degree.
Over twenty five years of working with children and teens in diverse settings such as tutoring, homeschooling, church programs, co op groups and both small and large classrooms . This includes working with international and English Language Learners, as well as children with IEPs. Excellent interpersonal skills. An outstanding communicator both verbally and in writing. Self starter. Have written and designed my own curriculum as well as customized an already existing curriculum. Organized with great attention to detail. Flexible and a good team player.
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