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Students are required to take Algebra in order to be successful in chemistry. I have had the opportunity to work with the math department at my high school to ensure that the algebra students are well prepared before advancing on to chemistry as the next required science. The math department was provided with a list of math skills that students needed to show that they were proficient in those skills. I was able to work closely with those students needing assistance in tutoring sessions after school. The sessions were usually conducted in a group or as individual.
While at Bethune Cookman University I recieved my undergraduate degree in Chemistry. I also had the opportunity to work in an organic chemistry lab doing research with flouroquinolone compounds. Once I graduated I went on to intern at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland during the summer. During my first year of teaching, I worked as a chemistry lab assistant at Miami Dade Community College (MDCC). My teaching chemistry has continued for 18 years and I am still presently teaching.
As a Bethune Cookman University requirement, I had to pass the CLAST in order to recieve my degree. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry. I also passed the CLAST with the following scores back in 1991: Math- 310, Reading- 298, ELS- 297, Essay- 6.
As a chemistry major, I had to take several math courses. Differential equations was one that I took my senior year of college. I received a "B" in the course. Furthermore, as an adjunct professor at Indian River State College, I taught differential equations, algebra 1 and 2 as well as finite math to students in the college's adult high school.
Throughout my teaching career, I have assisted elementary grade teachers with the preparation of lessons and activities for grades pre-K through middle school students. This was part of an effort to ensure that students from the feeder schools were taught and they learned the skills required to be successful at the middle and secondary levels. Also, as a teacher with the Huntington Learning Center, I taught several elementary school aged students math and reading skills as well as scientific concepts.
I have volunteered as a tutor in the education ministry at my church. I have assisted elementary grade teachers with the preparation of lessons and activities for grades pre-K through middle school students. Furthermore, I have been very instrumental in assisting 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with science fair projects. They have gone on to receive very high recognition at both the school and district level.
While at Bethune Cookman University, I received my undergraduate degree in Chemistry and worked in the Organic Chemistry Lab doing research under the supervision of Dr. Richardson. My thesis centered around improving the affects of fluoroquinolone compounds. During the summer after graduation, I interned at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland doing diabetes research. I have taught general chemistry which includes organic chemistry for 18 years and I am still presently teaching.
As a teacher with the Huntington Learning Center, I assisted many elementary aged students with skills in phonics. I exposed them to various strategies to build their phonics skills such as "onset and meaning", "sounding out words via elongation" and "voice print matching" as well as many others. These strategies were utilized in lessons with the objective to learn consonants, blends, short and long vowels, just to name a few.
I have experience teaching physical science to 9th grade for 10 years. This subject involves chemistry and basic conceptual physics of which I also have taught. I have also taught physical science as an adjunct professor at the Indian River State College in adult education.