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As a certified substitute teacher in Indiana, I worked as a long-term substitute as well as an Instructional Assistant in K-12 classrooms. I enjoyed working in Elementary Education as well as infant and youth developmental classrooms (6 wks - 4yrs). I spent the majority of my time working in first through fifth grade classrooms, with a focus on English, Reading, and Writing coursework. I have also worked in 6-8th grade classrooms as rotational substitute, and also spent time working as a substitute in 9th-12th grade classrooms. I've worked in Gifted and Talented classrooms as well as in classrooms in which the students have learning difficulties at all age levels. I am TESOL certified and have employed such knowledge in the classroom as well.
I earned my BA in English Linguistics from Indiana University in Indianapolis. Graduating with Honors, I have continued pursuing my love for the English language in formal and informal teaching and tutoring positions. From resume writing and class papers to TESOL/ESL coursework, I am happy to help students learn and improve their knowledge of a language I adore!
I have formal work experience for nearly two years as an Instructional Aid in ESL classrooms in Central Indiana as well as TESOL certification.
I am Director of Operations for the Premier Lacrosse Group. I am also a US Lacrosse Level I certified girls youth coach.
With a BA in Linguistics from Indiana University, a front-runner in the field, I learned the frameworks of the field from amazing professors. I had a course in phonetics and phonology, and also revisited the subject throughout my studies in linguistics. I am currently studying phonology and phonics as it relates to the Arabic language. I have a strong knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet which is most beneficial in relating sounds from other languages to English for students in ESL classrooms.
I participated on Speech and Debate teams throughout high-school and college. I continually placed in all competitions, with a focus on impromptu speeches. I work with students who are nervous speakers or who simply want to speak more effectively. I customize methods based on the student's goals and presentation topics. In addition to speaking, I also help with speech-writing.
Working with students of all ages (K-12, university and adult) in all subjects, I am adept at helping students focus on prompts, pertinent material and effective ways to study. I have tutored students for exams in my specialty areas (English) as well as others (history, science, the arts, math, etc.) and I am happy to develop study-plans for students. My hope is that even after our tutoring session has ended, my students will feel confident studying the material on their own or until our next meeting.
Since 2005, I have worked in university writing centers, often tutoring adults and more advanced learners in writing and editing. After learning I had a knack for helping others understand how to write, never writing for them, I decided to pursue English at the university level. Graduating with a BA in English Linguistics from Indiana University, I have continued to help friends, clients, and small companies with resumes, essays, college applications, profiles, and websites. In addition to freelance writing and editing, I was also a student writer for the School of Liberal Arts.
Writing is much more than words on a paper! There is a craft in learning how to convey your ideas, appeal to specific audiences, and keep the reader yearning for more. Words are the most powerful tool to convey a message and it is essential that students, young and old, learn how to master the craft of writing. Improving writing skills can lead to more confidence in the classroom and boardroom, both in text and when presenting materials and ideas.
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