As an author and researcher nearly all my classes, and individual sessions are personally geared to my students and their unique needs. My lessons are lively and vibrant. I enjoy using different types of technology to reach my students. I enjoy inspiring others.
I am a college professor, author, and writing coach with over fifteen years teaching writing. I make the writing process easy and enjoyable for my students. I have worked with special needs writers. I especially enjoy inspiring reluctant writers to becomes writers extraordanaire.
Cheryl R. Carter
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• Innovative and congenial reading and writing instructor with extensive publishing, tutoring, and course development skills. Created and adapted classes for college proficiency exams, business writing, creative writing, and freshman composition.
• Composed reading and writing curriculum for English Language Learners, first generation college students and adult learners that helped them meet notable literacy benchmarks. Authored time management and study skills program to supplement courses.
• Compassionate, strong and creative trainer who connects with all types of learners and adapts technology for instruction. Able to adapt teaching and curriculum to meet the needs of nontraditional students, remedial and developmental pupils as well as English language learner. Additionally, has worked with dyslexia and attention-challenged students with measurable success.
• Knowledge and hands-on experience with various online platforms including Blackboard, D2L, LEO, Zoom, E-college, First Class Angel and Moodle. Experienced online professor. Composed interactive online classes
Columbia University, Teachers’ College, Certificate College Advisement June, 2017
National University, Masters, Fine Arts, Creative Writing, May, 2010
Hunter College, Graduate Study, Special Education June 1988
Queens College, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, June 1986
Teaching/ Training Experience
Associate Writing Professor
University of Maryland Online Adjunct 7/ 2016-Present
Taught English and writing classes to nontraditional adult learners, military students and English Language learners.
Writing Course Developer/ Instructor/ Teacher Trainer
Collegiate Learning, Online Writing School 6/2013-present
Taught and developed courses in Creative Writing, Argumentative Composition and Business Writing for college students and professional writers. Trained instructors to teach students online and how to adapt curriculum.
Composition Adjunct Freshman English/ Creative Writing
Everest College. Online Campus, 6/ 2010- 1/ 2016
Taught Composition and Research Paper Writing skills to online adult learners. Instruction included providing substantial individualized feedback for students and working with students online to improve their writing skills.
Teacher Trainer/ Writing Instructor
Christian Leadership Academy, Online Writing School, 9/ 2008-2012
Taught creative writing to home schooled youth ages 11-18. Developed curriculum that encouraged reluctant writers to improve their academic and creative writing ability. Adapted writing programs for ESL and special needs students. Trained parents to teach their children.
Research Paper Instructor/ Course Developer
Loving Education at Home Education Cooperative, Hempstead NY, 9/ 2009-1/2016
Wrote curriculum and taught college bound students research paper writing including guiding them to write full research paper with MLA and APA citing. This hybrid class conducted utilized email, webinars and social networking websites to connect classmates and teacher. Students were able to produce college level writing and master higher level research skills effortlessly. Trained other instructors in the method.
Loving Education at Home Cooperative, Hempstead, New York, 9/2000- 2010
Wrote and taught various writing classes including but not limited to poetry, fiction, essay, composition and short story for college bound students. Personalized curriculum addressed cultural and special needs of some of the pupils. Creative instruction addressed the needs of reluctant writers/ communicators such that students were inspired to take other writing classes.
English and Language Arts Tutor
Satellite Learning Academy, Uniondale, New York 9/2006-present
Tutored students (high school and college) in basic writing skills including how to form ideas for essays, organize their thoughts and basic grammar. Worked extensively with adults returning to school and struggling college students and students enrolled in online schools. Individual instruction using broad and basic tools to encourage and correct adult learners such that they continued their education instead of withdrawing from school/ class.
Book Writing Instructor
Healing Dialogues Book Seminar Series, Bay Shore New York, 2/2007- 1/ 2009
Webinar for Healing Dialogues, Taught class participants how to write books in their relevant specialty. Conducted weekly classes via webinar. (gotomeeting.com) and connected with students via Skype. Inspired students to write books. Eighty percent of the class completed their books within six months. The remainder committed to completing their manuscripts within one year.
Teacher/ Originator, Inspiring the Writer in Your Child Seminar
Foundations for Family Success, Uniondale, New York 5/2005-present
Wrote and taught seminars for parents introducing them to ways to inspire their reluctant writers. Overwhelming response of parents was that their children began consistently writing when using the practical techniques I shared with them. Students also were able to get their works published.
College Essay Writing Teacher
Uniondale High School Continuing Education, Uniondale, New York 11/2003- 6/2004
Taught high school seniors how to write college essays that would ensure their applications were favorably received. Through this pilot project college bound students writing skills improved such that they were also able to enter highly competitive essay contests.
Classroom Teacher/ Teacher Trainer
Public School 380, ( NYC School System) Brooklyn , New York 1984-1990
Taught special needs class and served as a teacher-trainer during the summer. Wrote teacher newsletter and trained teachers in computer system.
Curriculum Development Experience
Curriculum Writer, Literature Study Guides
Illuminations, Lighting Your Path to Excellence Writer Values-based Literature 1/2010-Present
Composed literature and writing curriculum that is values-based utilizing award winning and scholarly books, research and educational standards. Incorporated brain-based research and learning style differences into lesson plans and study guides. Study guides were used for students ages eight to eighty.
Curriculum Writer for Christian Leadership Academy
Writer, Teacher and Course Developer for Online Liberal Arts Online School. 9/ 2008-9/ 2010
Developed critical-creative, college preparatory and developmental reading and writing course for English language learners and special needs students. Implemented program in online school using the Moodle platform.
Time Management, Organizing, Parenting and Education Educator
Organize Your Life!, a division of Foundations for Family Success, 1/ 1990-Present
Created and taught time management, organizing, study, leadership and college preparatory skills to parents, teachers and professionals at churches, conferences, meetings, schools and educational events. Tailored curriculum to be apropos to individuals, groups and organization. Study Skills was also taught to college bound high school students. Instruction was always encouraging, inspiring and practical such that participants reported using the techniques when informally surveyed more than a year later. Consistently re-booked with organizations yearly and high attendance rate shown for my workshops and seminars.
Instructor and Curriculum Developer
Teacher and Course developer for LEAH Home-school Cooperative 9/1999-6/ 2010
Developed and implemented literature, math, economics and critical thinking classes using writing to teach across the curriculum. Used various computer technologies to make learning fun and intentional for pupils. Created curriculum that addressed the cultural and student achievement needs such that state educational objectives were exceeded.
Special Education Teacher
PS 380, John Wayne Elementary School, Brooklyn New York 9/1985- 8/1990
Taught special needs students basic academic skills. Developed a parent newsletter and student newspaper to increase school-home communication. Circulation resulted in greater parent presence at school events. Adapted a phonics-based and symbol reading approach such that students were able to read functionally when they had been previously told they would never acquire reading skills.
Time Management and Organizing Instructor
Hofstra University, Hempstead New York 9/2000-6/2005
Taught organizing, study skills and time management in University’s Continuing Education Department
Additional Related Experience
Convention Planner 2000-2008 (concealed information)
Planned inaugural convention for 750 attendees with team of ten. Created a schedule for over 120 workshops and keynotes over a three day period. Reviewed contracts, negotiated with speakers and their agents, educational vendors and coordinated a large volunteer staff. Convention continues successfully following the model that was created.
Yearbook Advisor 2006-Present (concealed information)
Advised and assisted students with yearbook layout, editing and coordination of events surrounding publishing sixty-page yearbook for home education group. Much of the yearbook is now being done virtually this year on a Mac.
Advisory Board, Home-school Web Portal 2008-2010 (concealed information)
Recruited and assisted in implementation of new software to connect home educators in various disciplines to one communicate with one another on web portal. I also answered technical questions and helped others navigate the web portal.
Computer Skills and Technology
Online Classroom software platforms: Moodle, Blackboard, Angel, Ecollege (Pearson Learning), First Class, Webinar- Gotomeeting.com and WizIQ, Working Knowledge of Mac, Excel, PowerPoint, Jing, Talkshoe, Googlewave, Photoshop, IPhoto, Publisher, Outlook and Microsoft Office 2007
Author: Books and Curriculum Written
Meaningful Moments Legacy Journal series 2018
Write to Think; Using Writing to Measure Learning for College Students, 2016
Writing Success, A Guide for College-Bound Students, 2013
Ten Steps to an A + Research Paper- Summer 2011
Time Management for Teachers-2001
Organize Your ADD/ADHD Child!- Fall 2010
Clean Your Room So I Can At Least See the Floor-2008
Getting Organized & Staying Organized-Spring 2000
Time Management Workbook-Fall 1999
Freelance Writing Credits
Illuminations Curriculum Writer-2010-present
Urban Ministries curriculum-contracted writer 2000-2005
CBN Family-family and time management related articles 2007
Columnist for Making Family First 2001-2008
Home Education Times- 2001-2009
LEAH New York State Home-School Newsletter 2000-2007
Homeschool Leader editor, NYS
Researched book on African American fiction writers and wrote foreword for book.- Jehonadah Pub.
Researched and wrote ADD/ ADHD for book . Published by educational/research publisher-Kingsley
Researched and wrote Writing and Literature Program for online college preparatory school
Researched and wrote writing program for developmental, ESL and adult writing students.
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