95 Fordham Drive
Buffalo, NY 14216
To obtain a teaching position where I can positively impact students and prepare them for academic success.
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Master of Arts in English: GPA 4.0/4.0
Date of Completion: September 2010
Medaille College, Buffalo, New York
Bachelor of Arts in English: GPA 3.82/4.0
Date of Completion: May 2008
Fields of Study
20th Century American Writers
19th century American Woman Writers
19th Century Travel Narratives
African American Studies
Literature of The Great Depression
Beat Generation Studies
Critical Theory/Cultural Studies
World Literature/Short Stories, Poetry
18th and 19th Century Poetry
17th-18th century British Literature
Skills & Qualifications
Outgoing, dependable, dedicated, disciplined, and well organized. A creative thinker and team player with strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills. Solid background in scholarly research combined with current methodology and pedagogy in English Language Arts instruction. Skilled in various database research methods. Proficient in lesson planning and student assessment. Skilled in Mac Osx, Microsoft Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and web browsing. Skilled writer, editor, proofreader in various fields and genres.
Eden Senior High School Eden, NY
o Successfully designed and implemented lesson plans for senior elective English courses
o Utilized multi-media modalities to facilitate critical thinking and to drive class discussion
o Motivated students and encouraged interaction through authentic discussion of literary texts
o Mentored students after hours
o Created clear and comprehensive rubrics for students to use as guides for all work completed to best assess student work
Other Work Experience
Private Tutor 1/ 2011-Present
o Provide one-on-one tutoring for college students who need assistance with writing skills, grammar, and composition.
o Provide homework and assessment.
o Strengthened student’s English skills through proofreading and editing their work.
o Offer expert guidance and instruction regarding various essay writing formats and techniques.
o Handled proofreading and editing for public policy documents
o Provided computer generated editing intended to improve the quality of written work
o Collaborated with document writers in order to strengthen their overall writing skills
Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo, Tutor 2009-2010
American Red Cross-Buffalo Chapter, Ombudsman Advocate 2007-2008
Buffalo Spree Magazine 09/2006-09/2006
o Wrote several short articles and one feature article for two issues
o Compiled the monthly events calendar
o Submitted reviews for local entertainment events
o Worked closely with the editor-in-chief and assistant editors
*References available upon request