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Tutor profile: Lucas R.

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Lucas R.
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About Lucas

About Lucas
Originally from the Midwest, I have spent the past four years in the Mississippi Delta, fighting for youth access to educational and experiential opportunities. I am deeply passionate about educational equity, environmental justice, and addressing various forms of systemic oppression that prevent communities of color and rural spaces from gaining access to quality educational resources. I came to Mississippi through Teach for America, where I taught high-school science in Rosedale, MS. During my two years in the classroom, I became...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I taught high-school science at West Bolivar High School in Rosedale, MS for two years (2015-2017). During my tenure at WBHS, I was responsible for teaching Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, and Anatomy. I piloted the school's AP Chemistry program. For the past two years, I have worked for the Rosedale Freedom Project, a non-profit youth empowerment organization. During my tenure at the RFP, I provided daily tutoring to middle- and high-school students.
Education
Delta State University
Chemistry
Master's Degree
2017 - 2019
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ecology and Evolution
Bachelor's Degree
2011 - 2015
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sociology
Bachelor's Degree
2011 - 2015

Work Experience

Work Experience
Rosedale Freedom Project, Director of Operations
2017 - Present
• Develop programming, curricula, and logistics for Freedom Summer program, and year-long programming • Lead student recruitment and staffing for Freedom Summer, with special emphasis on onboard training of staff and volunteers • Coordinate with partner organizations with special emphasis on developing and cultivating the larger Freedom Project Network (FPN) and Mississippi Delta After-School Collaborative (MiDAC) • Maintain website and social media presence of the Rosedale Freedom Project • Manage financial status of the Rosedale Freedom...
Delta State University, Graduate Assistant
2018 - 2019
• Assist Dr. Nathan Schiff (USDA Entomologist) in collecting data on Zinc and Manganese concentrations in North American termite mandibles • Experience using a JEOL JSM-6010Plus/LA Scanning Electron Microscope. • Coordinate team of undergraduate students to ensure accurate data collection and analysis.
Teach for America, Science Content Leader
2016 - 2018
• Provided detailed lesson plan feedback & in-class support to 16 1st and 2nd year Teach for America corps members. • Developed over 70 hours of professional development for Teach for America. • Maintained social media pages for Teach for America, Mississippi, Science.
West Bolivar High School, High-School Teacher
2015 - 2017
- Taught 9th-12th grade students’ chemistry, physics, physical science, biology, and anatomy, 3-5 years below grade-level, who grew an average of 1.25 years in scientific reasoning and content mastery. - Taught month-long ACT prep course to junior class, increasing cumulative ACT score by 1.2 points, and science section score by 2.1 points. - National Honor Society co-founder and sponsor. Responsible for the induction of the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 cohort. - Teacher of the Month October, 2016

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