Writer and Educator

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Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'


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Summary

Writer, English-Language Trainer/Tutor of ESL or Standard English, at risk youth. To assist, encourage and motivate students of every age to demonstrate and improve their verbal and written skills. And, a team player Willing to learn new things and contribute the needed skills to achieve team goals.

Education

Master of Arts in Teaching Degree: 2015
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

*Specialization: Gifted Education with concentration in political and academic issues facing gifted students, Differentiated curriculum and pedagogy for gifted students, and multimedia literacy

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing 2010
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
• Concentration: Wrote Feature Length Film/Genre, Crime Thriller

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature 2007
California State University of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Experience

Diakonia Incorporated

At Risk Youth Tutor/GED Education Counselor 2009-present
• Work directly with learners to assess learning problems.
• Implement learning strategies that will benefit student’s academic development who are at risk of failing a specific school subject and repeating the same school grade.
• Assist learners with writing essays: identifying literary language, sentence structure, grammar, theme, plot and the English fundamentals needed to write a well-developed essay.
• Design subject and grade level appropriate study guides that are specifically tailored to meet student’s academic needs.
• Counsel students with multiple options towards higher education goals who are eligible.
• Counsel youth on the importance of education by reinforcing higher education as long-term goal.

Creative Minds Group Program, Cannes, France 2014
• Edited a short film that was screened at the Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival
• Contributed to the artistic vision of a short film and collaborated with other program participants for one common goal.

Skills

  • Creative Writing, Producer, Website Builder, Editing
  • More available upon request.

Specialties

    essay editing, film directing, GED tutoring/counseling, Script writing, Team Building

Groups & Associations

    Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated

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