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To obtain a position as a secondary school English teacher
New York State Certified
Certification # 1919060
English Language Arts Grades 7-12
Masters of Science:
CW Post College of Long Island University
Graduated May 2006
Bachelor of Arts:
English and Creative Writing
Southampton College of Long Island University
Now part of State University of New York at Stony Brook Southampton, NY
Graduated May 2001 Cum Laude
Deans Honor’s List, Nassau Community College, 1998-1999
Faculty Honor’s List, Southampton College, Academic year 2000-2001
Member, Phi Theta Kappa
English Teacher, United Talmudic Academy
Williamsburg, NY September 2007-present
Taught English as a Second Language to children in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Children speak Yiddish as their primary language. Instruction includes basic level English, conversation skills and advanced language rules depending on age. Responsible for class management, and curriculum development. Prepare lesson plans. Prepare and grade homework assignments, quizzes and tests. Communicate with parents during pre-scheduled parent-teacher conference nights and as necessary.
Leave Replacement and Building Substitute TeacherJean Nuzzi Intermediate School
Queens Village, NY September 2007-February 2008
Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School
Ozone Park, NY May 2008-present
Handled long term leave replacement teaching positions for multiple classes, including English, Special Education, and others. Executed regular teachers’ lesson plans when provided. Prepared and followed interim lesson plans when regular teachers’ lesson plans were not available. Coordinated curriculum with department chairs. Prepared assignments, quizzes and tests, and graded students’ submitted work. Tabulated students’ semester grades and completed report cards. Met with parents to discuss students’ progress and in-class behavior.
Paramount International Education
Hofstra University, Garden City, NY, August 2007
Taught English to eight high school age students from South Korea. Prepared lesson plans based on pre-set curriculum Taught reading, writing and speaking English.
Bellmore Merrick Central High School District,
Merrick, NY October 2006-June 2007
Wantagh School District,
Wantagh, NY March 2006-October 2006.
Regularly instructed classes when regular teachers were not available, following lesson plans when provided. Developed and followed interim lesson plans when regular teachers’ lesson plans were not available. Averaged two to three assignments a week. Integrated comprehensive knowledge of mythology, literature, and popular science where advantageous to the situation. Demonstrated class management skills and the ability to grasp subject matter that is not my specialty.
Home Instruction Tutor, Creative Tutoring
Plainview, NY March 2006-June 2007.
Home tutored students who could not attend classes for medical or other reasons. Prepared lesson plans, coordinated with schools, and ensured that students did not fall behind in their class and grade level.
Student Teacher, Long Beach Middle School
Long Beach, NY September 2004-January 2005.
Taught 8th Grade English to five middle-school classes of sizes ranging from 14 to 28 students. Created lessons, supervised classes, and graded exams. Received recommendations from cooperating teacher and was acknowledged by the teaching staff.
Bookseller, Borders Books and Music
Westbury, NY November 2001-Present.
Responsible for finding, sorting, and selling books, CDs, and DVDs to clientele. Due to nature of work, have acquired a large base of literary knowledge and skills involving classification of books, music, and movies.
Available on request