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Tutor profile: Emily B.

Emily B.
Teaching Assistant; MA Special Education Candidate
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About Emily

About Emily
I am currently a graduate student working on my MA in Special Education (prospective graduation December 2020). I have several years of experience teaching different student populations in various settings (Elementary, High School, and University level). I have a passion for teaching, and love to help people learn! I am fluently bilingual (English/Spanish), and enjoyed studying abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico during my undergraduate studies.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I currently work as a Teaching Assistant (TA) at my university, where I help teach a course on classroom management to undergraduate students. I have two years of experience working with elementary school aged students (K-6th) in a special education setting. I also completed a practicum in a high school special education setting.
University of Iowa
Education - Special Education
Master's Degree
2018 - 2020
University of Iowa
Bachelor's Degree
2012 - 2016

Work Experience

Work Experience
The University of Iowa, Teaching Assistant
2019 - Present
Teaching assistant for the course Elementary Classroom Management (EDTL:3170). Support professor of course by assisting with lectures, grading assignments/taking attendance, fielding student questions and meeting with students outside of class by appointment to discuss any questions or concerns they might have regarding the course.
Iowa City Community School District - Alexander Elementary School, Paraeducator
2017 - 2019
Worked directly with Special Education and general education teacher(s) to implement student academic and behavioral plans, assist students with daily tasks, routines, and transitions. Worked both one-on-one with students as well as in a group setting. Occasionally helped lead academic and social skill group lessons.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Psychiatric Nursing Assistant
2015 - 2017
Worked one-on-one with patients to assist with activities of daily living, plan/organize and implement DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) groups on the unit, take patient vitals (temperature, pulse, and blood pressure); responsible for assisting with/performing patients' daily cares as needed. Experience working in both medical and psychiatric settings in the hospital. CPR & CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certified.
Loving Arms Childcare Center, Loving Arms Early Learning Center
2015 - 2015
Worked directly with children (ages 0-5), cared for children's physical/emotional well being while at daycare/preschool; assisted with learning basic skills (i.e. potty training, basic math and reading skills, interpersonal skills, etc). Responsible for helping create a friendly, challenging, and fun learning environment for children in the classroom.
The University of Iowa, UI REACH Mentor
2013 - 2014
Mentored UI REACH students (students with multiple cognitive and intellectual disabilities who attend the UI REACH program seeking a college experience). One-on-one work with students in the classroom, assisted with teaching UI REACH courses, facilitated UI REACH student activities outside of the classroom (i.e. Art Share, Movie Club, etc), provided peer support to UI REACH students and helped them sort out issues they may have adjusting to college life and independent living. Administered reading tests and assisted graduate researchers with...

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