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Maryellen J.
College Composition, Literature, & Humanities Instructor, plus 10yrs tutoring.
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About MaryEllen
As a life-long learner and teacher, Mel Jones has surrounded herself with books, students, and teachers (and family, friends, and pets). She has published academic essays, creative nonfiction essays, and poetry both in print and online. She is passionate about words. In fact, she looks up a new word every day -- and has since Elementary school.
Teaching Experience
I have taught students of all ages, specializing in high school and college composition and literature.
Education
Antioch University - Los Angeles
Creative Studies: Writing and Literature
Master's Degree
2006 - 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rhetoric
Master's Degree
2004 - 2006
Virginia Commonwealth University
Literatures, English
Master's Degree
2004 - 2006
College of William and Mary
English
Bachelor's Degree
1998 - 2001
John Tyler Community College
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Associate's Degree
1996 - 1998
Work Experience
ITT Technical Institute, Associate Dean, General Studies
2011 - Present
Associate Dean, General Studies, ITT Technical Institute, Midlothian, VA, November 2015-present. • Manage online students; keep them on task and focused. • Manage program and instructional staff within the General Studies curriculum. • Ensure proper instruction and delivery of curricula and ensure that the learning environment meets the curricula requirements. • Manage orientation and training of faculty. • Conduct regular faculty meetings to discuss policy and procedures. • Monitor faculty for compliance with policy and procedures. • Motivate...
John Tyler Community College, English Instructor
2012 - 2015
Taught College Composition I & II, Developmental Writing, American Literature, and Creative Writing. • Teach students to develop and organize ideas through short writing assignments. • Emphasize the importance of coherent, unified, and well-developed paragraphs. • Cultivate revision skills and the ability to edit for correctness. • Review and reinforce major principles of grammar. • Employ various teaching styles and technologies to support student success.
ECPI University, English and Humanities Instructor
2011 - 2015
• Teach students to develop and organize ideas through short writing assignments. • Emphasize the importance of coherent, unified, and well-developed paragraphs. • Cultivate revision skills and the ability to edit for correctness. • Review and reinforce major principles of grammar. • Employ various teaching styles and technologies to support student success. • Tutor students as necessary in English and Humanities. • Sponsor the Humanities Club
Huntington Learning Center, Director of Education
2007 - 2011
Design and implement individualized instruction and long-term education plans to meet the needs of different learning styles for college preparatory and remedial high school students. Work one-on-one and in collaborative groups to foster an interest in learning and to enrich students’ learning experiences. Provide leadership and support to colleagues teaching students of all ages across the curriculum. • Created lesson plans and assignments across the curriculum, working with students to enrich and enhance their learning and understanding by...
Powhatan County Schools, Homebound Instructor
2001 - 2008
• Taught using a student-centered​ approach to students from kindergarten through high school seniors across the curriculum including writing, workshop, composition, and journalism. • Created a positive and supportive learning environment for students with special needs and learning disabilities as well as physically and emotionally damaged students. Worked to establish, or reestablish positive study habits in order to facilitate the return to an educationally integrated classroom setting.
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