Tutor profile: Michelle K.
Professional Educator 10+ years teaching/tutoring experience
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Upon graduating from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, I worked in the legal and business fields for several years before returning to graduate school. I completed my Master of Education degree in Elementary Education at Oklahoma City University and began my career as a classroom teacher in an inner city school with a highly diverse student population. Since then, I've taught in several types of settings from rural schools to online charter schools. Wherever I teach, my goal is to use my creativity, energy,
I have had the pleasure of teaching students ranging in age from prekindergarten through adult in a wide variety of educational settings. I enjoy helping people learn and grow.
Oklahoma City University
2004 - 2006
University of Tulsa
1992 - 1996
Skiatook Public Schools, Special Education Teacher
2015 - Present
--Plan, teach, and manage mixed ability language arts and science direct instruction classes --Co-teach in multiple regular education math and language arts classrooms that contain mainstreamed special education students --Organize, maintain, and develop Individualized Education Plan (IEP) paperwork for a caseload of 20+ students in compliance with state and federal law
Epic Charter School, PreK-12 Educator
2013 - 2015
--Developed lasting functional relationships with students from prekindergarten through 12th grade and their families --Provided dynamic and personalized instruction based on assessment data and my own professional observations of student needs --Adapted and flourished in ever-changing, technology-driven modes of instruction
Self-Employed, Private Tutor
2010 - 2013
--Provided homework help and engaging lessons to advance students academically
Mid-Del Public Schools, Substitute Teacher
2011 - 2012
--Worked in two schools in long-term assignments for third grade and first grade --Planned and taught each subject area using a wide array of instructional strategies to engage students in active learning
eAbruzzi Corporation, Education Consultant
2010 - 2011
--Wrote K-8 assessments for forecasting performance on standardized tests
Oklahoma City Public Schools, Fourth Grade Teacher
2006 - 2009
--Planned and taught each subject area using a wide array of instructional strategies to engage students in active learning --Incorporated a variety of educational technologies to motivate and captivate students --Developed appropriate and engaging lesson plans aligned to district and state standards --Conducted and created informal and formal assessments to monitor student progress --Utilized cooperative learning structures and technology to enrich traditional forms of instruction
Sci-Tech Hands-On Museum, Center for Learning Director
2000 - 2003
--Created standards-based lesson plans for the museum’s school field trip and summer camp programs, as well as a multitude of age-appropriate lessons for various Girl and Boy Scout badge classes --Taught focused field trip classes, live science demonstrations, and Boy Scout science classes --Managed a closely knit team of professional educators
Waubonsee Community College, English as a Second Language Instructor
1999 - 2002
--Taught adult students conversational skills, grammatically correct writing techniques, and computer skills --Wrote entertaining lesson plans aligned with the program’s assessment criteria
Britannica.com, Technical Writer
2000 - 2001
--Effectively communicated complex information and instructions via written materials --Wrote documents related to the Britannica search engine’s technological details --Developed user documentation for the website, publicly distributed software, and in-house software applications
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