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Tutor profile: Justin D.

Justin D.
Former high school English, History, and Social and Development Studies teacher
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About Justin

About Justin
I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from the Republic of Malawi (Southeast Africa), where I worked at a rural, under-resourced school as a teacher. I taught English, History, and Social and Development Studies to roughly 110 students using interactive teaching techniques. I also engaged students, teachers, school management, and the community to promote literacy and access to education as a human rights.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I am passionate and experienced in teaching. For the past year, I was a public school teacher through the U.S. Peace Corps at a rural high school in southeastern Africa. I taught 110 students using engaging teaching practices and maximization of minimal resources. In the same capacity, I also helped other teachers improving the school's overall instructional practices. In university, I designed my own "Great Books of the World" class in consultation with a faculty member., and worked as an English/Humanities tutor for approximately two years.
University of California - Berkeley
Bachelor's Degree
2017 - 2019
Mt San Antonio College
Associate's Degree
2015 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
Peace Corps, Secondary Education Teacher
2019 - 2020
• Taught ~110 students English, History, and Social and Development Studies at a rural, under-resourced school in the world's third poorest country using innovative teaching tactics focused on student-centered learning and creative utilization of minimal resources. • Founding facilitator of English Club for 30 students. Planned,executed, and monitored weekly activities such as a pen pal exchange with an American high school, debate competition, and song-writing workshops. • Planned and facilitated a week-long girls' empowerment camp. Secured...
UC Berkeley, Undergraduate Course Facilitator
2018 - 2018
• Launched a "Great Books of the World" course exploring seminal texts of literature and political/philosophical thought. • Secured a faculty sponsor/mentor; designed course syllabus under sponsor's guidance. • Lead a course of about 20 students in weekly seminar discussions on assigned weekly readings.
Mt. San Antonio College, English, Pre-College Math, and Humanities Tutor
2017 - 2017
• Met with students for individual sessions and in study groups. • Tutored diverse array of students, including students of low-income, students with disabilities, minority students, veterans, and single-parents.
Mt. San Antonio College, Special Needs Peer Mentor/Tutor
2015 - 2016
• Mentored a student on the Autism Spectrum for an academic year. • Planned and carried out weekly one-on-one sessions with mentee to provide emotional/academic support and practice on social interactions. • Provided academic tutoring to mentee. • Assisted instructors in course in teaching material on academic success techniques, socially acceptable behavior, and cognitive strategies. • Wrote weekly reports evaluating the progress of mentee.

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