Tutor profile: April A.
Experienced Tutor, Current Substitute Teacher with excellent education
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Hello! I am an experienced educator and tutor, with an education in teaching and Psychology. Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to build a career that would allow me to help others. In order to accomplish this, I decided to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Using this education, I spent several years working in mental health settings with adults and teens, which in turn helped me gather an understanding of social justice and the importance of providing people with skills and resources needed for overall well being, as well as...
I began acquiring experience in teaching while at University. These experiences including tutoring at local elementary schools, spending my summers as a teacher's assistant, and tutoring other college students in subjects such as statistics and research methods. After graduating, I held a position as an after-school activity leader, in which I taught various subjects to elementary school students in low-income schools. For the following three years, I worked in a mental health clinic, in which I taught skills in emotion regulation, distress...
2012 - 2016
Fairmont Private Schools, Substitute Teacher
2020 - Present
-As needed, teach various class levels and subjects, from elementary to high school. -Adhere to lesson plans and provide additional support and activities as needed. -Tutor students in class that may require additional support.
Evergreen Public Schools, Special Education Paraeducator
2019 - 2020
•Assist head teacher in classroom management and instruction, while accommodating to and working with students' individual needs. •Implement behavior management strategies required for students and their IEPs. •Ensuring a safe space for all students, both physical and emotional; maintaining a trauma-informed lens and practice. •Assist in creating an effective learning environment and implementing a planned curriculum. •Record data of student behavior and progress in order to help update and improve IEP and teaching strategy.
Portland DBT Institute, Skills Group Co-Leader
2017 - 2019
•Taught skills in distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness •Provided effective and compassionate crisis coaching to group members •Fulfilled responsibilities of co-leader as outlined by Marsha Linehan’s model of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
IRCO Sun Program, Extended Day Activity Leader
2016 - 2016
•Created curriculum for and taught movement-based activity and art classes •Mentored children from diverse backgrounds and abilities. Provided one on one support to students with behavioral and academic challenges. •Responsibly conducted large class while maintaining the behavior of students and communication with supervisors and fellow teachers. •Provided a fun and enriching after school experience while encouraging individual and interpersonal growth
Fairmont Private Schools, Teacher's Assistant/Summer Program Counselor
2014 - 2016
•Facilitated various daily classroom activities, including leading reading groups, assisting in math skills, and working with children to thoroughly edit writing. •Successfully managed student behavior and facilitated learning. •Supervised and led groups of elementary students through fun and educational activities (e.g. sports, science, organized games). •Provided a constant safe atmosphere for children •Used strong communication skills to foster a positive atmosphere with co-counselors and parents.
Forest Grove School District-Work Study, Communications Assistant
2012 - 2015
•Completed daily office tasks including data entry, filing, and website management. •Communicated with faculty throughout district in order to develop staff profiles for the weekly newsletter. •Participated in career fairs and parent workshops
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