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Kaari - Prof academic english - Baton Rouge
$25/h
1st lesson free!
Verified teacher profile
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Kaari
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
Levels
  • All Levels

New York state-certified English educator with 6 years of teaching experience in middle, secondary, & higher education.

Methodology

Having been educated in various parts of the world, I take a holistic and culturally responsive approach to academics and relationship building with students. I believe in students having agency in their education and advocating for themselves in school and in life.

Background

I earned by Masters in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and have been teaching English and Literature for 6 years in 3 states and in 2 different countries. My students have ranged in age from 10 to 40, and come from diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $225
Lessons offered by Kaari
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
Levels
  • All Levels

Kaari's resume

SUMMARY
New York State Certified educator with background in English Literature, Secondary Education, and African Studies. Educator with a passion for social justice, educational equity, leadership development, youth empowerment. Seeking positions in classroom teaching, curriculum design, and instructional coaching.

EDUCATION
Master of Arts: Teaching of English
Teachers College, Columbia University
December, 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Education: Secondary Education - English
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
December, 2014

EXPERIENCE
Collegiate Baton Rouge
Founding English Teacher
Baton Rouge, LA
September 2020 - Present
Designing and delivering virtual English curricula for English IV and AP courses.
Facilitating professional development and college readiness workshops for students
Tracking academic progress through summative and formative assessments.
Differentiating curriculum and instruction for students with special needs and students who receive academic services.
Maintaining positive and productive relationships with families.
Monitoring and planning student success through weekly academic check-ins.
Coplanning standards-based lessons and assessments through backward design (McTighe & Higgins).
Aligning curricular goals with culturally relevant, challenging texts and experiences.


Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter High School
Brooklyn, NY
IB Co-Coordinator
Founding IB Theory of Knowledge Teacher
Founding Ethnic Studies Teacher
Founding Slam Poetry Go Grow Advisor
February 2017 - August 2020
Created and delivered International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge curriculum and instruction to students in grades 10 - 12, both virtually and in person.
Created and delivered Common Core-aligned curriculum and instruction to students in grades 9-11, both virtually and in person.
Communicated grades, concerns, celebrations, and school information to parents, guardians, and families.
Designed and delivered Professional Development workshops for teachers, leadership, and other school staff.
Coordinated IB assessments with teachers and students.
Observed, evaluated, and set goals for new teachers using the Marshall Teacher Evaluation rubric.
Monitored student behavioral and academic performance using multiple online student tracking platforms.
Tracked academic progress through summative and formative assessments.
Differentiated curriculum and instruction for students with special needs and students who receive academic services.
Organized college and career exploratory projects and trips for students in grades 9 - 11.
Facilitated student-led conferences for students and families to review progress and set academic and personal goals.


Williamsburg Charter High School
English Teacher
Poetry Club Advisor
Mentor Teacher
Brooklyn NY
August 2015 - February 2017
Developed and delivered Common Core-aligned curricula to students in grades 9-12.
Established and maintained healthy and productive relationships with and between students and families.
Planned curriculum for 9th and 10th grade for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Delivered Professional Development series for teachers on Classroom Management and Culturally Responsive instruction.
Monitored student behavioral and academic performance from the beginning to end of high school.
Conducted college preparatory exercises with students in Advisory (research projects, college admissions essays, college tours, financial aid and scholarship applications)
Differentiated curriculum and instruction of English for 11th grade Honors and students with Special Needs and Academic Services.
Designed project-based curriculum for 11th grade Honors, general education, and self-contained classes.
Mentored new teachers on curriculum design, classroom management, and culturally relevant pedagogy.


Anytown Arizona and affiliate organizations
Counselor
Advisor
Curriculum Developer
Developed and implemented curricula for teaching social justice to students between ages 15 through 25.
Facilitated social justice activities to promote awareness, equity, and solution-based thinking to participants between the ages of 14 and 60.
Managed over 60 counseling and advising staff for social justice conferences, including training for research, facilitation, mandated reporting, and team building.
October 2013 - December 2017
Hyde Leadership Charter School
7th Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Teacher
Bronx, NY
January 2015 - August 2015
Aligned English literacy standards to 7th grade Science courses.
Aligned novel study curriculum to Common Core standards
Delivered lessons individually and with co-teacher, aided by the integration of technology.
Implemented Read 180 and System 44 literacy technology for students reading below grade level.
Tracked behavior using Kickboard, and attendance using Powerschool.



COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
IB Co-Coordinator
BELA Charter High School
Summer 2020 - August 2020
Advisor: Slam Poetry Go Grow
BELA Charter High School
Fall 2018 - August 2020
New Teacher Mentor
Williamsburg Charter High School
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Event Coordinator: Black History Month Gala
Williamsburg Charter High School
Spring 2015 - Spring 2017
Event Coordinator: WCHS Poetry Slam
Williamsburg Charter High School
Spring 2015 - Spring 2017
Curriculum Developer and Facilitator
Anytown Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona
Winter 2013 - Fall 2018
IB Co-Coordinator
BELA Charter High School
Summer 2020 - August 2020
Advisor: Slam Poetry Go Grow
BELA Charter High School
Fall 2018 - August 2020

AWARDS
Teacher of the Month
Williamsburg Charter High School
October 2015
Staff of the Year
Arizona State University
2013-2014
Junior of the Year
Arizona State University
2012-2013
Freshman of the Year
Arizona State University
2010-2011


PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
Available upon request.

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