Spec Ed Instructional Support Aide resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Organized Teaching Assistant focused on helping lead teacher with support and student instruction. Passionate about positively impacting students' lives and helping improve academic performance. Personable and kind with people of diverse backgrounds.

Dedicated educational staff with passion for working with children at multiple grade levels. Highly proficient in leading recreational and educational activities when providing head teachers support in all aspects of classroom management. Accomplished in building long-lasting relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.

Effective Paraprofessional Educator ready to leverage proven success in IEP development and teacher collaboration. Eager to apply 15 years of experience supporting varied learning modalities and student inclusion.

  • Student learning support
  • Evidence-based program use
  • Classroom inclusion
  • Classroom support
  • IEP adherence
  • Curriculum development
  • Learning modality knowledge
  • Faculty collaboration
  • Standardized testing
  • Maintaining safe environments
  • Tutoring students
  • Classroom supply management
  • Behavior modeling
  • One-on-one and small group instruction
  • Special needs education
  • Setting up activities
  • Excel
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Stress management
  • Grading homework and tests
  • Early childhood education
Spec Ed Instructional Support Aide , 03/2015 to Current
Catalina Foothills School DistrictTucson, AZ,
  • Remained calm and patient in student interactions to support individual growth and development.
  • Provided positive and welcoming experience when collaborating with adults and children.
  • Motivated students to be more engaged in classes through applying positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Participated in workshops, trainings and conferences to improve educational skills.
  • Mentored students needing extra assistance in understanding lessons or concepts.
  • Maintained quiet, safe classroom to enable students to learn in conducive environment.
  • Tutored children individually and in small groups to help with difficult subjects.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Evaluated individual student needs and assessed academic and social situations to address challenges and goals.
  • Complied with instructor-developed IEPs and made informed recommendations for adjustments.
  • Leveraged evidence-based techniques to foster academic progress, social inclusion and critical thinking.
  • Supervised children and participated with children in activities.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Kept students safe inside and outside classrooms by proactively monitoring behaviors and tracking student movements, safety hazards and visitors.
  • Provided one-on-one assistance and tutoring to students requiring additional help.
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Helped students master learning concepts through one-on-one and small group tutoring.
  • Contributed to positive, educational setting by delivering gentle discipline and promoting student success.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Distributed classroom materials, pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Drove social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development through age-appropriate enrichment activities.
  • Prepared, duplicated and collated teaching materials to help students better understand learning concepts.
  • Helped with tutoring basic skills and grading homework and exams.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts.
  • Retained interest and maximized receptive learning by educating students utilizing instructional techniques and hands-on curriculum.
  • Delivered instructor support by assisting with curriculum development, administering tests and grading papers.
  • Introduced new learning techniques to improve student comprehension.
Classroom Aide, Elementary, 01/2006 to 05/2015
St. Dorothy's Catholic SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Handled clerical duties, managed classrooms and coordinated documents for teachers.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Kept students safe in classroom and outside environments.
  • Utilized curriculum with life-based approach.
  • Maintained positive classroom environments by reinforcing rules for behavior and relationship-building actions.
  • Maintained safe, clean, and organized classroom environment.
  • Participated in professional development workshops during academic school year and summer.
  • Attended in-service training and professional development courses to stay on top of policy and education changes.
  • Involved parents in student education by cultivating strong relationships.
  • Identified student needs and collaborated with faculty to resolve social, cognitive or behavioral challenges.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
Director Administrator Altadena Group Home, 12/1993 to 11/1999
Optimist Youth Homes And Family ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Led and motivated [Number] employees through supervision, training and coaching on duties and daily operational activities.
  • Managed operations in accordance with budget requirements.
  • Facilitated peer-to-peer conflict resolution.
  • Implemented new hire training to further develop skills and initiate discussions on task prioritization.
  • Directed daily operations at facility caring for more than [Number] individuals.
  • Responded to crisis situations quickly to maintain calm and immediately determine level of assistance needed.
  • Developed and deepened relationships with residents and fellow staff.
  • Completed daily resident welfare checks and coordinated with facility staff to meet resident needs.
  • Fostered relationships with residents and worked with new residents to optimize acclimation and ease transition to new living environment.
  • Conducted weekly meetings with directors and assessed and advocated resident needs; recommended solutions and strategies to improve resident care and satisfaction.
  • Interfaced with residents to address and resolve complaints or grievances.
  • Helped residents living with [Type] and [Type] conditions with personal needs.
  • Conducted rounds of rooms and buildings, unlocked windows, propped open doors and [Task].
  • Led weekly meetings to address resident concerns and educate on changes to policies and procedures.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Supervised day-to-day facility operations in accordance with set policies and guidelines.
  • Developed and oversaw strategies for improving operational efficiency and accuracy.
  • Reviewed incident reports for accuracy and proper notification to family, physicians and other agencies as required by regulations.


After School Tutor, to
Independent ManagementCity, STATE,
  • Creating comfortable tutoring environment conducive to learning.
  • Assisted students in finding useful study methods to enhance academic performance.
  • Enabled students to improve reading and writing skills through effective teaching of comprehension tactics.
  • Provided one-on-one and group tutoring instruction for wide range of students.
  • Assessed student progress at each session, making recommendations that increased effectiveness of tutoring and lessons.
  • Prepared for tutoring appointments by learning about key topics and planning out structured activities.
  • Developed training handouts, study materials and quizzes.
  • Worked closely with students in grades K through 10, helping to develop math and essay writing skills.
  • Instructed students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds to help to improve writing skills and excel in school.
  • Traveled to students' homes, libraries and schools to conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Met with parents and guardians on regular basis to deliver progress reports and discuss areas for further improvement.
  • Provided test preparation support for routine, standardized and college entrance examinations.
  • Collaborated with students to identify educational goals and initiated strategies to keep plans on track.
  • Liaised with other education professionals to tailor tutoring sessions around exam preparation and strategies.
  • Quizzed students on learning materials and used special techniques to help in subject matter recall.
  • Helped students with subject knowledge as well as general abilities in learning, studying and retaining information.
  • Offered academic support in various subjects outside classrooms.
  • Coordinated with parents and educators to schedule sessions and develop tutoring strategies.
  • Worked with pupils to identify learning style and select appropriate teaching methods.
  • Tutored students in various subjects to improve classwork and grades.
  • Offered last-minute tutoring to pupils prior to examinations.
  • Recorded student progress and tutoring session details.
  • Reviewed, evaluated and marked assignments and examinations.
  • Identified and removed obstacles keeping students from learning, helping to effectively complete homework tasks on time.
  • Communicated with teachers to provide students with comprehensive support.
  • Worked with students to develop skills in note-taking, studying and test preparation.
  • Assisted students of varying skill levels with understanding and excelling in English and Math studies.
  • Prepared students for tests.
  • Provided one-on-one tutoring sessions in subjects needed, with test prep often being specialized focus.
  • Stayed informed about new resources and learning strategies as well as detailed information about tutoring subjects.
  • Administered academic support in all subject matter.
Education and Training
: , Expected in
Santa Barbara City College - Santa Barbara, CA

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School Attended

  • Santa Barbara City College

Job Titles Held:

  • Spec Ed Instructional Support Aide
  • Classroom Aide, Elementary
  • Director Administrator Altadena Group Home
  • After School Tutor


  • Some College (No Degree)

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