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Patricia tutors in Philadelphia, PA

Patricia S.

Private tutor in Philadelphia, PA

Education

Education: Saint Joseph’s University- Philadelphia, PA 3.8 GPA Masters of Special Education, M.S. Ed.- January 2015 West Chester University- West Chester, PA 3.6 GPA Graduate Student, Secondary Education and English, Highly Qualified- May 2011 Cabrini College- Radnor, PA Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications, with honors; Minor: Political Science- May 2008

Experience

Certifications: 1) New Jersey Standard Certificate, Teacher of English- June 2014 2) New Jersey Standard Certification, Teacher of Students with Disabilities- June 2014 3) Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification, Secondary English- May 2011 Professional Experience: 1) Middle School Writing Lab Teacher 6th, 7th, 8th grades (September 2013-Present) • Instruct 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in the elements of expository, argumentative, narrative, etc. formats of writing, aligned with the Common Core State Standards • Differentiate instructional practices to suit the skills and abilities of students of varying needs and support • Provide current and relative informational readings for students of all grade levels to better hone vocabulary, reading comprehension, and inference concepts • Incorporate activities for students to master reading and writing skills that they will encounter on the PARCC test • Host a technologically advanced classroom by implementing the use of desktop computers and personal devices such as iPads, Apple TV, Web Quests, and class collaborations using sites like Edmodo, Kahoot, and GoogleEd tools • Co-plan with colleagues daily and weekly to determine instructional activities, goals, and individual student needs • Drama Club Assistant Director: Assist in the production and execution of the middle school fall drama show • Destination Imagination Coach: Mentor students in a STEM-inspired organization that showcases students’ talents in the areas of science, technology, and drama. Students perform in a state-wide completion annually. • Principal’s Advisory Committee: Active participant on a committee of students, teachers, parents, and administrators who work to establish plans of action for school-related issues. 2) Language and Arts Social Studies Long-Term Substitute Teacher, 6th grade (March 2013-June 2013) • Instructed sixth grade students in the subjects of Language Arts and Social Studies focusing on concepts such as argumentative writing, research skills, and reading comprehension assessed on the NJ ASK • Provided a technologically advanced classroom setting by implementing the use of iPads in both Language Arts and Social Studies by use of Web Quests, Socratic discussions, and writing activities • Co-planned with colleagues daily and weekly to determine instructional goals and individual student needs 3) Language Arts Long-Term Substitute Teacher, 6th grade (April 2012-January 2013) • Instructed sixth grade students in Language arts, writing, reading comprehension, and vocabulary assessed on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge test and district assessments • Planned and executed units modeled for Costa’s Levels and Common Core State Standards • Incorporated graphic organizers, Cornell notes, SMART Technologies, and special education modifications into daily instruction • Attended daily and weekly team and curriculum meetings, Intervention training sessions, and district in-services 4) Per Diem Substitute Teacher (November 2011-April 2012) • Carried out teacher’s lesson plans in various subjects to meet Common Core State Standards daily • Assisted and adapted instruction for students with special needs 5) Language Arts Long-Term Substitute Teacher, 7th grade (August 2011- November 2011) • Instructed seventh grade students in Language Arts, writing, reading comprehension, and Response to Intervention courses to achieve district and Pennsylvania state standards • Incorporated technology, graphic organizers, and Cornell notes into the Language Arts classroom • Adapted instruction to benefit various student abilities, modeled planning after Teach Like a Champion, Yardsticks, and Pearson Success methods 6) Student Teacher (January 2011-May 2011) • Instructed junior and senior high school students in the English language and classic literature to achieve unit goals • Incorporated media, technology, secondary texts, graphic organizers, and Learning-Focused tools into the English classroom 7) Writing Zones Tutor (September 2010-November 2010) • Instructed students in essay, persuasive, creative, and research writing weekly • Frequently utilized resource rooms and publications as a focus in the writing process Related Experience: • Character Education Committee member (August 2012-January 2013) Awarded School of Character Recognition in April 2013. • Cabrini College- Sports Editor for the college newspaper, The Loquitur; ACP Award Winner 2007 (May 2005 - May 2007) • Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Ambassador (June 2007 – Oct. 2008) • Cabrini College 2007 & 2008 Convergence Projects- Producer (January 2007 - May 2008) • Communications Classroom Coach (September 2007 – May 2008) • Class of 2008 Senior Gift Director (September 2007 – May 2008) Honors: • Society for Collegiate Journalists, inducted April 2006 • Cabrini College- graduated with Honors, 20008

Availability

Weekdays in the afternoon, Weekdays in the evening, Saturday in the morning

Can Meet

Up to 30 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

Die-hard Phillies "Phan", technology, Apple products, Google, Google Ed tools, reading, poetry, Podcasts, the shore, swimming, art (taught poetry in the past, drama, coffee, movies, outdoor games

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