12th Grade Literature Teacher
Plan and teach three 12th grade Literature classes and one Advanced Placement Literature and Composition class.
- Teach reading comprehension, composition, and literary analysis of British and American Literature to 85 diverse students through large, small, and individual instruction.
- Collaborate with other Literature teachers across the Mastery network to share resources, predict and troubleshoot possible areas of lesson difficulty, and to strengthen instruction.
- Instruct students with moderate learning disabilities and emotional disturbances.
- Manage classroom by encouraging student responsibility and self-advocacy while reinforcing classroom expectations and using restorative practices.
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Founder/administrator/ Russian Language and Literature Teacher
- Co-founded the weekend school and developed school curriculum that meets intellectual, emotional and social needs of students.
- Planned and taught Russian language classes to children 3-12 years old whose first language is Russian covering subjects such as Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Drama.
- Planned and taught Russian language classes for children with limited Russian language proficiency.
- Employed a variety of pedagogical strategies to meet individual students' styles and needs.
- Prepared instructional materials and home assignments for students.
- Used multiple forms of assessment and applied assessment results to improve and adjust further instructions.
- Communicated with students' parents on a regular basis to inform about students' progress in class.
- Organized special performances and concerts for parents.
- Provided administrative support for the school (supervised the school staff, scheduled classes, created and maintained the school website).
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- Taught a small group of freshmen and sophomores in literacy circles and guided reading groups.
- Attended to the needs of each student and differentiated lesson plans to accommodate their varied Lexile scores.
- Facilitated discussion, written responses and critical thinking in a group setting.
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