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Skidmore College (English)
Emerson College (Master's)
Lesley University (MEd)
I'm currently enrolled in the Lesley University School of Education, pursuing an M.Ed with initial licensure in teaching English 8-12, and will also get a license to teach 5-7 as part of that same process. I already hold preliminary licensure to teach grades 5-12, and I expect to complete my program May 2014.
I spend my summers working as a day camp counselor in the School's Out program through the Beverly, MA school district. School's Out is comprised of 8 staff working with 23 students (most with Aspergers) to help develop social and emotional skills. Time in the program is split between in classroom curriculum and field trips to public spaces around the Greater Boston area. In the offseason I do some 1-on-1 mentoring with some of these same young people.
I spent 2 days per week this past semester student teaching in an 8th grade classroom at Fuller Middle School in Framingham, MA. I am currently working as a substitute teacher in all content areas in Boston and Salem.
In addition to the M.Ed I'm working on, I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and a BA in English from Skidmore College. I also manage a book-focused website and short-run literary magazine publishing press in my spare time. I read constantly and avidly, both published books and unpublished writing for edit.
I'm comfortable and capable working with children and teens, having grown up and worked at a summer camp in New Hampshire, as well as worked in the past as a ski instructor and coach of a high school racing team. I will be coaching again, in Haverhill, this winter.
I'm a friendly and easy going tutor, who prides himself on his rapport with students. I look forward to working with your family. Hello!
I'm currently enrolled in the Lesley University School of Education, pursuing an M.Ed with initial licensure in teaching English 8-12, and will also get a license to teach 5-7 as part of that same process. I already hold preliminary licensure to teach grades 5-12, and I
Rates are flexible/negotiable within reason
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I worked this past summer in a summer program focusing on social/emotional learning for students with ADHD and Aspergers. This included group work and one-to-one mentoring, in both a classroom environment and on daily trips to public settings.
I have worked in the past as a camp counsellor and ski instructor, both of which had me primarily working with campers/students 8-12 years of age. In college I student-taught at an early education center for pre-K students.
Classroom teaching provides me with constant opportunities to speak in public, as has working with students on reading their essays to larger groups. Skill practice focuses on enunciation, cadence, projection, taking deep breaths, looking up from the paper to engage the audience, etc.
I have experience teaching in an 8th grade English classroom, where we worked on a number of study skills including proper note-taking and highlighting, teaching students to design and implement their own graphic organizers for studying concepts and flash cards for vocabulary, and the read aloud / think aloud technique for processing and retaining information from a text, amongst other skills.