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Dana J.
Doctorate student at UCSF with extensive teaching experience
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About Dana
I'm a second year student in the doctor of physical therapy program at UCSF. I've been teaching a wide range of subjects for over five years, from grade 2 to university level. I truly love connecting with students and feel strongly that anyone can succeed in education. As a physical therapy student, I have lots of experience working with a wide range of people and using multiple communication styles to explain new and complex concepts. Each of my teaching experiences shows me new ways to connect with students, and I can't wait to expand that...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have over five years of teaching experience, explained in greater detail in my work experience. As an overview, I've worked as a writing and grammar teacher for grade levels 2-10, including SAT prep. I taught groups of 10-15 students, and maintained excellent classroom management and student engagement. I was a teaching assistant at UC Davis in both Intro to Exercise Biology and Anatomy. In addition, I worked as a physical therapy intern at multiple clinics. In this position, I was responsible for teaching patients exercises and monitoring...
University of California - San Francisco
Physical Therapy
2019 - 2022
University of California - Davis
Anthropology (Biological Anthropology)
Bachelor's Degree
2013 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
Freelance, English & Writing Tutor
2020 - Present
I work with students one-on-one providing guidance on college-level essays. Topics include organization, paragraphing, grammar, thesis development, mechanics, and style.
Freelance, Photographer & Writer
2018 - Present
As a freelance music photographer and writer, I work with multiple publications to create content. I write articles, conduct artist interviews, and photograph both live shows and artist portraits. Clients include Live Nation, Interscope Records, Entercom, Capitol Music Group, and Sony Records.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Campaign Assistant
2018 - 2018
As a campaign assistant at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I was responsible for a wide range of tasks to assist the fundraising campaign managers. I oversaw a corporate-sponsored fundraising campaign, which included contacting franchise owners, coordinating material drop-offs, and monitored all monetary progress. In addition, I contacted possible and previous donors to grow the organization's fundraising base. I also was responsible for logistics and planning several large fundraisers, including acquiring permits from multiple agencies, locating...
Promotions Assistant, Entercom
2017 - 2018
As a promotions assistant at ALT 105.3, I was responsible for being the face of the station at public events. I assisted with all pre-event and post-event set-up and clean-up, and maintained a friendly and personable demeanor to engage with the public.
UC Davis Stores Accounting, Student Assistant
2016 - 2018
As a student assistant in the bookstore accounting department, I was responsible for assisting all accounting tasks for the lead accountants. I maintained complex spreadsheets, identified and fixed discrepancies, and coordinated multiple complex schedules.
UC Davis Department of Anatomy, Teaching Assistant
2016 - 2018
Responsible for teaching cadaver-based anatomy to rotating groups of 10-12 university anatomy students each class. As an anatomy TA, I was responsible for mastering and presenting new anatomy material each week. Since the class was fast-paced and this was the students' first exposure to cadaver-based anatomy, I had to check for student understanding both verbally and through non-verbal cues. I also explained the concepts in multiple styles in order to ensure comprehension for all students.
UC Davis Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior, Teaching Assistant
2016 - 2017
I worked as a TA for the Intro to Exercise Biology class, where I held weekly office hours and worked one-on-one with students to improve comprehension. I also helped create individualized study plans for students seeking extra assistance.
Brighter Futures Learning Center, Writing & Grammar Teacher
2015 - 2015
As a writing and grammar teacher, I was responsible for leading 4-hour long classes of 10-15 students. I taught writing and grammar concepts from grades 2-10, including SAT prep. I assisted and graded all in-class work, and provided grade level-appropriate feedback for each student.

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