tutor and learning specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Student-oriented educator with over a decade of experience providing comprehensive instruction and support to students K-20. Highly skilled in instructing students, helping lead teachers, and working in a team. Committed to diversity, social justice, and service to local community.


Associate member of Association of Educational Therapists, Certified Instructor in: Processing and Cognitive Enhancement Program, Lindamood-Bell Reading Programs, The Listening Program,  ReadNaturally Program,FastForward Reading Programs, Handwriting Without Tears Program, MathUSee Programs, Edutherapeutics.

  • Teaching pedagogy
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom management
  • Student and parent relations
  • Student supervision
  • Mentoring students
  • Special education
  • Student assessments
Loyola Marymount University , Expected in May 2018 EdD : Educational Leadership in Social Justice - GPA :
Columbia University , Expected in Oct 2006 Master of Arts : Developmental Psychology - GPA :
University of Pittsburgh , Expected in Dec 2001 Bachelors : Neuroscience and Education - GPA :
Work History
University Of Massachusetts - Tutor and Learning Specialist
Amherst, MA, 09/2005 - Current

  • Teach students grades K-20 in different subject areas, helping break down material, plan lessons, and ensure progress.
  • Support students with a wide range of learning differences.
  • Mentor students through course work, school and college choice.  
  • Sit in and often lead IEP meetings, setting goals for students in accordance with standards and special education law.
  • Facilitate classroom improvement, train teachers, parents, and school leaders in brain-based learning techniques, giving talks, presentations, and publishing in the community on issues around education.
  • Supervise other educators performing similar tasks.
Catholic Health Initiative - Lecturer
Poulsbo, WA, 05/2017 - 08/2017
  • Planned and implemented weekly lessons for practicing master's level students in educational leadership.
  • Prepared lectures for classes based on syllabus.
  • Fascilitated classroom discussions.
  • Graded class assignments and evaluated graduate students' ongoing learning.
  • Read, evaluated and provided feedback to student.
  • Encouraged the development of student thinking around culminating Master's project.
Catholic Health Initiative - Presenter
Sacramento, CA, 01/2011 - 08/2013
  • Create talks and workshops for professional development.  
  • Present talks on educational therapy and brain based learning to teachers and teacher leaders.
  • Lead workshops on developmental learning.
  • Facilitate group discussions and engage teachers in learning more about the brain. 
Indiana Wesleyan University - Educational Therapist
Marion, IN, 09/2007 - 06/2009
  • Oversaw diagnostic and educational therapy services to children grades K-8, including administering formal assessments, writing educational reports, daily lesson plans, interpretations of neuropsychological reports, and ongoing work with parents, teachers, as well as teams of occupational and speech-language therapists.
Carthage College - Educational Therapist
Chicago, WI, 12/2005 - 12/2006
  • Managed diagnostic and educational therapy services to children grades K-8, including administering assessments, writing educational reports, daily lesson plans, working with parents, schools, and district administrators.
Carthage College - Institutional Research Assistant
Chicago, WI, 08/2017 - Current
  • Conductresearch study of undergraduate retention at Loyola Marymount University, identifying relevant academic literature highlighting key themes, and summarizing and synthesizing findings as first step toward publication of a paper on the diverse needs of undergraduate students in higher education settings.
Carthage College - Research Assistant
Chicago, WI, 08/2004 - 12/2005
  • Helped design a comparative study of American and Japanese teachers of elementary mathematics' teaching proficiency, interpreted collected data, and helped create systems for collecting new data based on the resulting paper.
University Of Massachusetts - Research Assistant
Amherst, MA, 01/2001 - 09/2002
  • Designed research projects on middle and high school students' misconceptions of science concepts, developed study material (including computer simulations) for participants, conducted interviews for.
  • study on the impact of tutoring, designed coding scheme for collected data, helped write IRB certifications, and performed other general RA duties.
Pitt Medical Center & Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh - Research Assistant
City, STATE, 09/1997 - 08/2001
  • Performed general RA duties for two large national studies, screening and recruiting eligible participants, interviewed participants on sensitive subject matter, and redesigned coding schemes for multiple studies.
Loyola Marymount University - Lecturer
City, STATE, 08/2017 - 12/2017
  • Selected material relevant to course of study and presented in an engaging fashion.
  • Designed course materials, including syllabi, writing assignments and exams.
  • Created lecture presentations for both online and in-class environments.
  • Utilized innovative methods of instruction, including video, interactive class activities and discussions to present course material.
  • Managed students in a university environment.
  • Developed exams to properly gauge information retention and student performance.
Association Of Educational Therapists - Chair of Research
City, STATE, 10/2017 - Current
  • Support Master's level students in the writing and publication of their work for professional journal.
  • Work with AET leaders and faculty to support and encourage student research.
  • Read and provide feedback on student writing.
  • Prepare journal articles for publication. 

Member of Association of Educational Therapists, American Psychological Association, Learning Disabilities Association of America, International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, American Educational Research Association, University Council for Educational Administration, Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate.

  • The Supreme Court Moves to Bolster the Rights of Students with Disabilities: What We Know So Far" Paper published in the Journal of Educational Therapy, Fall 2017 38(2) 
  • That's Not How Your Brain Works: The role of educational therapists in dispelling neuromyths" Presentation and workshop at the 39thAnnual Conference of the Association of Educational Therapists, October 2018 
  • A Critical Interrogation of the Mind, Brain, and Education Movement" Poster Presentation at the 2016 International Mind, Brain, and Education Society Conference, Toronto, CA 
  • Building a Better Brain: How to help your struggling student become a better learner" Presentation and teacher and parent workshop 
  • A Clinical Approach to Learning: Everything from Sensorimotor skills to Academics" Presentation for clinicians How the Brain Learns: A Processing Skills Approach" Presentation and workshop for Clinicians 
  • Enhancing Processing and Cognitive Skills: A Clinical View of learning" Presentation and workshop for clinicians 
  • The Writing Brain: How our brain can affect our writing and how writing effects our brain" Presentation and workshop for school principals 
  • The Reading Brain: Why so many of our students struggle in reading and what we can do about it" Presentation and teacher workshop 
  • The Emotional Brain: Can feelings impact performance?" Workshop for parents Learning to Learn: How Educational Therapy helps struggling Students" Presentation for teachers and principals 
  • Smart and Scattered: The Tell -tale Signs of ADHD" Presentation for teachers, administrators, and parents What is ADHD and How to detect it in your child or Student", Article, Santa Monica Daily Press, 2008 
  • Educational Therapy: What it is, what it isn't, and how it can help your child" Presentation for clinicians, teachers, and parents Defining Dyslexia: Signs of a Reading Disorder" Article, LA Special Education Examiner, 2009

AERA Dialogic Fellowship 2018 

Carnegie Project  Writing Fellowship 2017 

Freeman Foundation Fellowship 2001

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School Attended

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pittsburgh

Job Titles Held:

  • Tutor and Learning Specialist
  • Lecturer
  • Presenter
  • Educational Therapist
  • Educational Therapist
  • Institutional Research Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Lecturer
  • Chair of Research


  • EdD
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelors

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