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Cherri D.

Architecture - AutoCad - PowerPoint - Word - English - Spelling

Triangle, VA (22172)

Travel radius
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As an adult who has managed ADD/ADHD without any medication since 13 years old, I usually have an enormous amount of patience with students with short attention spans. I can relate to feeling overwhelmed by having to process an abundance of information; however, I know that an active mind can be harnessed once a student learns to filter information and comprehend each step in the learning process. Through my experience, I notice that whether diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or not, most students lose interest in long lectures that require them to just listen or watch someone else. With this in mind, I prefer to first show my students how to work through their subject/problem, and then I allow them to work/interact while I walk them through.

My experience with teaching came shortly after obtaining my Bachelor of Architecture degree and before entering into my profession. Immediately after college I relocated to the island of Bermuda, where I was a long-term substitute teacher at the middle school level. With college curriculum still fresh on my mind, I was able to teach a handful of subjects such as IT/Computer Studies, Art, English, Spanish, Math, Science and Physical Education. Thereafter I moved into my profession and, once I grasped the process of how things worked myself, I was the individual responsible for training incoming Interns and 'shadow students'. When projects slowed down and a shift in profession was necessary, I found my transition back into teaching to be familiar grounds. This time around, I teetered between teaching classes and acting as a paraprofessional, personal tutor for 1-3 students requiring learning support.

Overall, my method of teaching any student is in an approachable manner. When presenting any subject I try to make references to everyday examples in the student's life that the subject material can be seen or related to. With this approach, I find that I'm less likely to lose my student's attention/understanding because they have some familiarity with what's being discussed. I usually try to keep lectures short; however, I love to be thorough and address every detail; the two together usually keep my lessons balanced... Please notice that I said "usually".

I first begin lessons by assessing my student's level of understanding in order to pinpoint any delicate areas. I prefer to use a step by step method when teaching/learning for my students because this reveals at what point comprehension is efficient versus deficient. Thereafter I address the point(s) of deficiency and move through the subject material at the student's pace. I give either the same example or multiple examples, until my student has the confidence to approach the material without my input. The repetition strengthens the weak points and reinforces the strong points. I usually oversee my student's progress as they're working through each problem/assignment to ensure that they understand what they're doing, and that they reached the proper resolution/answer using the correct process. If there be a case where there are multiple ways to find a resolution/answer, then I usually explain the multiple approaches and ask the student what they are most comfortable/confident with. If I sense that the student is confused by different methods, then I will likely continue with what is familiar to them.

The quirky 'trainee architect/artist' in me sometimes relies on jazzy jingles, patterns or sketches to commit things to memory. I'm aware of the three main learning styles (Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic), so if any student requires an unorthodox/creative approach to learning, then I can cater to that also. But I must be honest and say that I cannot free-style rap; however, I can write a decent poem/jingle or draw a picture to make lessons interesting and memorable.

In closing, I love learning... which leads to my love for teaching... but most of all, I absolutely love seeing the moment when a student truly grasps what it is that they're learning, and watching their anxiety about the subject turn into comfort with it.

Knowledge is power! Education is key!

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Cherri’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading
Sports/Recreation:
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture, Drawing, Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
World History
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Architecture

I obtained a Bachelor of Architecture (5 year Accredited/Professional Degree) from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia on Sunday, May 12, 2002.

AutoCAD

I have a Bachelor of Architecture (5 year Accredited/Professional Degree) from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia. AutoCAD was the primary program used to construct technical drawings throughout my schooling and in my profession thereafter. Other programs such as Photoshop, PowerPoint and Publisher were used for graphics, presentations and art projects. The three programs just mentioned were also used to construct business cards, letter heads and flyers for Public Relations/Advertising as an entrepreneur artist and community service volunteer. Microsoft Excel and Word were used to complete Timesheets, Checklists, Work-Progress Charts, and Payment Certifications in my profession.

A scanned copy of my transcripts and degree can be provided upon request.

Drawing

I obtained a Bachelor of Architecture (5 year Accredited/Professional Degree) from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia on Sunday, May 12, 2002.

My drawing experience can be reflected from the following college courses:

Architectural Presentation (ARC 203), Basic Architectural Design I & II (ARC 201 & 202), Intermediate Architectural Design I & II (ARC 303 & 304), Advanced Architectural Design I & II (ARC 405 & 406), Terminal Design & Architectural Thesis I & II (ARC 421 & 422), Drawing on Urban Space (ARC 430), Special Projects in Art (ART 501) and General Elective- Drawing (TRF 299).

Throughout my college curriculum, I developed conceptual diagrams, rough sketches, refined sketches, hand drawings, shade/shadow studies, both using a triangle and freehand. I also have experience in artistic drawing with still-life, charcoal & graphite portraits, as well as clay relief collage drawing.

In addition, I have experience in computerized drawing programs, having the most experience in AutoCAD.

A scanned copy of my transcripts and degree can be provided upon request.

English

English is my first language and I am fluent in both spoken and written forms. Being born a British Territories Citizen before I was naturalized as a US Citizen, I am familiar with the Queen's English as well as American English.

Prior to my relocation back to the United States, I taught English (amongst other subjects) in Bermuda's Cambridge system (over a two year period) as a permanent Substitute/Paraprofessional.

Microsoft Publisher

I have been familiar with Microsoft Publisher since 2005, having used it for graphics, presentations and art projects. In addition, this is the program that I use to construct business cards, letter heads and flyers for Public Relations/Advertising as an entrepreneur artist and community service volunteer.

Samples of my work can be provided upon request.

Painting

I obtained a Bachelor of Architecture (5 year Accredited/Professional Degree) from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia on Sunday, May 12, 2002. Amongst my studies was an Introductory Painting class (Art 315), which was taken towards my elective credits; I scored an A+ in painting.

A scanned copy of my transcripts and degree can be provided upon request.

Spelling

I fully understand the English language and have a grasp on the phonetic sounds, which helps me to spell words correctly. If there are words that I am unsure of, I usually double check the spelling in a dictionary.

Volleyball

Volleyball was a main sport of mine from 6th grade until 12th grade. For the majority of my sports career I was the Team Captain, starting Setter and Most Valuable Player. I had excellent coaches who were capable of playing the game themselves, and they enforced the need for fitness in order to master the game.

My abilities (at best) ranged from set placement, effective blocks, power hits (spikes),strong overhand serves (aces), underhand serves, jump serves, digs, and controlled passes (most of the time).

I have not played on a volleyball team for a number of years now, and I hear that some things have changed (ie. scoring system, etc.), however my younger nieces/cousins keep me abreast on the new rules and help me to shake the dust off of my skill.

I'm slightly stern when coaching, and I encourage players to take practice seriously, putting forth a full effort.

Final Thought:
Success in sport is determined by the amount of discipline/devotion a player has. Practice hard! Play hard! You can only do your best! Go Team!! :)

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Education

Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia (Architecture)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

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Cherri will travel within 15 miles of Triangle, VA 22172.

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