Twelve years of combined experience in college/secondary education, complemented by teaching/instructing youth and adult students. Effective communicator with a track record of successfully assessing students' needs, creating objectives, and utilizing research and data to deliver high quality lessons and instruction.
08/2015 to Current
School English TeacherCharlotte Mecklenburg Schools － Charlotte, NC
Moving the Basic Writer to the Advanced Writer (Private Research) Youth Serving Life Sentences (Private Research) Improving the Academics of African-American Males in Grades 3-4: A Handbook for Educators (Published with Central Michigan University) What Students Really Want (Private Research) Teach grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and understanding of literary novels.
Instruct students in various writing such as expository, narrative, critical analysis, and cause and effect.
Guide students to extend learning based on their interests and career goals.
Effectively create and use a variety of authentic assessments to determine students' progress Participate in weekly team meetings to determine the best researched practices and make necessary changes to instructional practices to improve student learning Counsel with students and conference with parents to discuss issues in academics, attendance and student's development.
02/2015 to Current
English InstructorITT Technical Institute － Charlotte Douglasville, NC GA
Teach writing techniques in Composition I designed to encourage basic writers to focus solely on their own voice during the writing process.
Continue- Tara Ezell, pg 2 Coach students through the writing process in Composition I.
Facilitate lessons in Composition II that are tailored for the advanced writer.
Writers engage in advanced research and applied theory and methodology to writing practices.
Teach students in Communications in the instructional areas of interpersonal, organizational, professional, and Mass media.
Assist students in achieving completion of objectives; provide regular, accurate and timely feedback to students relative to their performances; and meet with students showing signs of low academic performance to devise a plan for success.
01/2015 to 05/2015
English/General Studies InstructorZenith Education Group － Norcross, GA
Instructed college students in Composition and American Literature.
Used critical theory in teaching and lesson planning.
Utilized interactive technology and multimedia resources in various discourses to promote student learning and comprehension of subject matter.
09/2014 to 10/2014
English InstructorGeorgia Piedmont Technical College － Clarkston, GA
Served as a composition instructor for freshman college and high-school students.
Taught lessons through analysis of literature and articles about issues in humanities and society.
Taught courses 1101: Composition English in various modes of writing such as expository, argumentative, and cause and effect.
Instructed students in course 099: Basic Composition for students who needed more individualized instruction and intensive practice in composing and editing.
Prepared all course materials and lessons related to subject matter.
Evaluated and assessed students through classroom observations, tests, quizzes, and assigned writing.
07/2012 to 10/2012
ESL InstructorThe English Island School － Atlanta, GA
Instructed ESL adult students in the subjects of English conversation, accent reduction, and basic, intermediate, and advanced grammar.
Planned and implemented developmentally appropriate lesson plans that focused on oral and written communication skills.
Preformed pre- and post-assessments; assembled classroom materials; and prepared goals and objectives tailored to the students' needs.
Acknowledged by owner and students for preparation and delivery of stimulating lessons.
10/2006 to 12/2014
ESL Reading & Writing TutorSelf-employed － Marietta, GA
Taught one-on-one private lessons to ESL children and adults in various forms of writing such as narrative, expository, informational, and persuasive.
Instructed students in grammar, phonics, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and vocabulary.
Tutored more than 25 students.
Improved elementary students' academics by one-to-two letter grades; therefore, improved students' confidence in learning.
Received referrals as a result of services.
10/2003 to 05/2014
Substitute TeacherMarietta City Schools － Marietta, GA
Taught at Marietta City Schools in grades K-12.
Conducted student instruction in the designated areas of math, science, social studies, language arts, reading, and writing.
Taught Science at the Sixth-Grade Academy on a 3-month assignment.
Effectively maintained a roster of 90 students.
Assessed students, created and delivered tests, maintained grades, and observed behaviors.
Prepared course materials for homework, class assignments, and projects.
Selected by Dunleith Elementary School's principal to conduct small group writing workshops for 5th grade students struggling in writing.
Prepared students for the state of Georgia's writing test.
Instructed students in basic writing concepts, organization and discourse of writing.
100% of students passed the writing test and were promoted to the next grade.
M.A: English-RhetoricNational University － CAEnglish-Rhetoric
M.A: Adult EducationCentral Michigan University － Mount Pleasant, MIAdult Education
B.A: English--LiteratureBuffalo State College － Buffalo, NYEnglish--Literature
National Council of Teachers of Education
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