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I am an Experienced Educator - dedicated in guiding and assisting students to succeed in settings where learning is diverse and occurs on all levels.
As a visionary and licensed educator with a Master’s Degree in Education and over 14 years of experience instructing elementary through secondary students with a focus in History and English I feel that I would be a valuable tutor to any student regardless of Grade Level; with a proven history of grading and mentoring the Massachusetts Teacher’s Test and the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Test (MCAS).
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
-An enthusiastic, creative, and passionate educator, mentor and adviser who believes that all children can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating, comforting, and appropriate to their unique talents and abilities.
-Wrote the summer curriculum in German History, culture, and language for the Choice Thru Education/Upward Bound out of Chelsea/Lowell, Massachusetts.
-Worked as a computer teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Springfield, Massachusetts as Department head and handled all facets from purchasing of computer software to evaluating the levels of competence and instruction of students from grades K-8.
-Certification in Elementary Education 1-6, Middle School 5-9, and History 5-9/9-12, Social Studies 5-9/9-12 and English 5-9/9-12.
As a Teacher -
-Taught English 12 and both United States and World History.
-Taught Portfolio Construction. (Used as an Assessment tool).
-Trained in the International Baccalaureate Program. Both IB and Middle Years.
-Trained in mediation skills and CRISS strategies.
-Adviser for the Literary Magazine for two years.
-Member of School Community Diversity Management team.
-Wrote a grant for the REBA program.
-Worked as a team teacher in an alternative program and taught in the extended year program.
-Adviser with National Honorary Society
-Senior Class Adviser for the 2003-2004 school year.
-Created unique lesson plans to fit the objectives of the curriculum and created a lesson that was entered into a competition of history lessons throughout Western, MA.
-Tutored for the MCAS test, grades 8 and 10.
-Taught both History:American and World and English – 10th/12th in the Night School Program for 6 years.
-Work as Lead Team Teacher with under-performing students in an inclusion setting – 1998 and 1999.
-Tutored Vietnamese Students with SUMA a U.Mass. Program designed to assist foreign students with English.
Some of my "HIGHLIGHTED ACHIEVEMENTS"
-A published poet 12/2000, members of both Alpha Delta Kappa (an honorary educator’s fraternity) and Phi Mu Fraternity, Alumni Associations of Marquette University, University of Miami and Cambridge College.
-Nominated for the Teachers of Excellence four times and Teacher of the Year, listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Women.
-Listed in the Global Who’s Who for 2011.
-Published information in the Postal Review regarding A.I.D.S., gave informational lectures on A.I.D.S., designed and painted the NALC Commemorative Quilt which not only hung in the Springfield Post Office but is now part of the commemorative quilt – “The Names Project”.
-Participated in the Five Colleges Fremont Grant Seminar on Asia and received an award on the Wall of Tolerance in May 2002.
-Participated as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer assisting a young parents GED program for Corporation for Public Management; filled in as a substitute teacher, organized community intervention opportunities whereby students received information as to organizations available for assistance and opportunities for student advancement and set up various projects for the students during the summer 2010 including teaching them how to hand sew a quilt which is now utilized as the Young Parents Program Banner.
Pre - American Revolution through WWll and the Vietnam Era.
I took Ballet for over 22 years.
I cook daily. I substitute taught in Home Economics and have prepared Thanksgiving dinner for over 100 Middle School Children.
I have been hand sewing throws - quilts and blankets for over 7 years. - I also taught sewing during my 2 month Vista Volunteer Summer Session to the Young Parents Program with the New England Farm Workers Council.
I hand sew. I also just bought a Sewing Machine. I have a small online shop that showcases all of my creations, including quilts, purses, and blankets.
I work each season for Liberty Taxes and have completed 2 full seasons this past April. We do ongoing Tax Courses and Tests before we are allowed to renew our IRS Pin numbers. Currently I do multi-state returns and this can be verified with Liberty taxes.
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