english reading teacher college advisor resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Student-centered instructor with expertise in reading and writing in English and Spanish. Fiercely dedicated to ensuring that every student, regardless of race, income, neighborhood, or special needs, receives a quality, meaningful education. Offering an 8-year background boosting students' English proficiency in middle school, high school and college level, developing instructional plans, and organizing and grading exams and tests. Commended for sustaining effective learning environment through preparation, pedagogy of reality, and consistently achieving classroom management and academic goals.

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Bilingual English & Spanish, native fluency
  • Effective Smart Classroom Technology utilization
  • Specialized instruction for individual and group learning
  • Positive classroom management
  • Differentiated Instruction for Special Education & English Language Learners
  • Grade recording (PowerSchool & Illuminate)
  • Academic counseling & advisement
Work History
10/2019 to 06/2020 English/Reading Teacher; College Advisor GreenDot Public Schools | City, STATE,
  • Constructed dynamic college-going culture through ongoing research projects, skills development (typing club, writing workshop, discussion), grade tracking; emphasis on collaboration, reflection and goal-achievement celebration.
  • Conducted academic advisement services for 7th grade students on reoccurring basis to track and ensure educational progression.
  • Adapted Online Distance Learning transition for 169 students through Google Classroom by creating YouTube-based English Language tutorials, collaborating with English department for feedback, forming accountability initiatives with incentives, maintaining rigorous, grade-level assignments and instruction.
  • Crafted engaging, effective, standards-aligned data-informed lessons for over 140 students in South Los Angeles.
  • Integrated ELD standards and methods into lessons in tandem with 8th grade common core standards for English.
  • Offered differentiated instruction for students with special needs.
  • Attended professional development training to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Managed positive, constructive student behavior by creating culture of affirmation and inclusion, utilizing system of positive points and modified restorative classroom management measures.
  • Ensured socio-emotional education and support for students.
07/2016 to 06/2019 Founding Teacher: English Writing, College Advisor Collegiate Charter High School Of Los Angeles | City, STATE,
  • Served as academic advisor for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students: Mentored three cohorts of ~28 students for 2-3 years.
  • 100% of founding class of 2019 graduated and earned admission to 4-year university.
  • Prepared comprehensive English Composition curriculum for 9th - 12th grade students.
  • Developed and accommodated rigorous, college-level content, activities, and objectives aligned to Common Core standards elaborated from Achievement First’s curriculum using expertise in writing and “Backwards Planning” methodology.
  • Provided after-school tutoring 1-2 times for 2 hours, weekly.
  • Updated grades on Illuminate PowerSchool daily to provide progress feedback and quell apathy.
  • Prepared students for writing section of CAASP standardized testing, achieving 75-78% English Proficiency, 20% above LAUSD averages.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Conducted parent-teacher, student-led conferences every 6 weeks (or as needed) centered on academic progress, behavior, college admissions steps and requisites, financial aid and other college-bound goals.
  • Formed robust reading and writing literacy program within advisory to foster year-long reading growth.
  • Co-planned and chaperoned several college field trips around Los Angeles, including three 3-day college trips to San Diego, Santa Barbara, Claremont and San Francisco.
  • Hosted school’s inaugural “Senior Signing Day,” and coached seniors on writing and delivering their college admission speeches.
  • Translated live for Spanish-only parents; proofread and edited correspondence and announcements.
  • Co-teacher of record for Spanish (all levels) and physical education classes (7th period)
02/2009 to 06/2011 Supplemental Instructor for English Composition Santa Monica College & Riverside Community College | City, STATE,
  • Created supplemental lesson plans, activities and learning experiences pertinent to student needs and professor's lectures in report writing, argumentative-paper writing, MLA/APA format and style to optimize progress.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student-centered learning.
  • Increased retention by fostering strong community through writer's workshop and individual conferencing while encouraging collaboration between students to improve attrition rates.
  • Improved operations by working with team members to find workable solutions.
  • Held 3 hour-long, data-driven student study sessions per class per week based on needs and content.
  • Liaised with program director, professors and writing center tutors to implement program gateway courses and improve student outcomes.
10/2007 to 05/2010 AVID Tutor & Mentor Alvord Unified School District | City, STATE,
  • Guided 50+ students through skillset self-discovery to navigate career and college decision processes.
  • Advised students on college-bound questions through planned workshops including university choice, major, FAFSA, financial aid, student life, career plans, scholarships, SATs and personal statements.
  • Led and facilitated small, personalized groups to foster critical thinking and to bolster active participation for future academic success.
  • Encouraged students to develop perseverance mindset while teaching long-term visualization of success.
  • Collaborated with students to complete homework assignments, identify lagging skills and correct weaknesses.
  • Served as academic and social resource for high school and middle school students, leading writing process improvements, study skills, note-taking, test-taking skills and overall stress management.
Expected in 08/2018 Preliminary CA Teaching Credential | English Alliant International University, San Diego, CA GPA:
Expected in 06/2012 Bachelor of Arts | Spanish Language, Linguistic, Literature Studies University Of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, GPA:
  • ELAS Authorized - 2018
  • R1S Authorized - 2018

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School Attended

  • Alliant International University
  • University Of California, Los Angeles

Job Titles Held:

  • English/Reading Teacher; College Advisor
  • Founding Teacher: English Writing, College Advisor
  • Supplemental Instructor for English Composition
  • AVID Tutor & Mentor


  • Preliminary CA Teaching Credential
  • Bachelor of Arts

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