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Student Mentor Freelance Writer

Caaguazu, Paraguay
July 10, 2021

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Passionate, self-motivated, and self-taught educator who has worked across cultures and backgrounds. Sensitive to the needs of children who face challenges in education. I have excellent communication and decision making skills with the ability to work under pressure in the classroom. Throughout my career I have come across barriers with students who face challenges in education and I strived to resolve those conflicts by focusing on each students weaknesses and invite them to rise up and defeat those shortcomings into their most powerful strengths.


Awarded the Carthage College Heritage Scholarship in 1997.

A member of Alpha Mu Gamma, the Foreign Language Honor Society.

A member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.

Awarded The Bilingual Educators of Chicago Grant in 2001 and 2002.


Academic Cordinator

May 2021-Present

American Heritage College Los Angeles, CA

Working on curriculum development for Adult ESL learners. Work collaboratively with team members to develop curriculum. Teach and place adults English in the core content areas of reading, writing listening and speaking. Teach various levels ie beginner, intermediate and intermediate advanced.


May 2021-Present


Online Worldwide Tutoring

Tutor students in all subjects ranging from math English, debate, and writing assist students with assignments and core areas in which they struggle

AVID Tutor

September 2020-Present

Alford Unified School District (La Sierra High School)-Riverside, CA

As an AVID tutor I probe and guide small groups of college-bound students to help solve homework problems by assisting them in deeper genuine understanding of the subject matter at hand. It could be anything from complicated math equations to French or even English. The subject matter can differ while the process for finding the solutions have similarities depending on the content.

Public Speaker

April 2018 -Present

Lone Star College – Houston, TX

Speak about how to cope with personal disabilities in an Educational Special Needs Class for future educators.

Focus on personal experience and current laws for disabled citizens including but not limited to ADA and ADA Reform Bill. Talked about how to communicate with parents as a teacher and inclusion of disabled students in a classroom. along with current issues and laws for the disabled citizens of America.

March 2019-Present

Freelance Writer, Author, and Blogger,

WordPress website: Blog about health, nutrition, psychology, education and religious beliefs all based on personal and professional self-taught experience. Have written a variety of children’s literature, poetry, and an auto-biography. All e-books and paperbacks will soon be available on Amazon.

Pre-Primary Paraprofessional August 2011-October 2012 August 2011 to October 2012

Community Unit School District 300 – Carpentersville, IL

Assisted in teaching and related classroom center time activities.

Provided an organized, clean and orderly classroom for daily activities.

I play and interact with the students during center time and on the playground.

I participate in various learning activities as directed by the lead teacher and facilitate learning through play.

ESL Paraprofessional February 2004-June 2011 February 2004 to June 2010

Community Unit School District 300 – Carpentersville, IL

Taught English: speaking, reading, and writing to K-5 limited English proficient students.

Prepared students for state writing assessments as administered by school district professionals.

Maintained and update progress reports weekly and communicated student progress to mainstream teachers.

Maintained anecdotal records of each student's progress.

Demonstrated progress monitoring and Response to Intervention techniques.

Implemented SRA reading intervention technique.

Adjunct Faculty Member February 2007-May 2007 February 2007 to May 2007

Elgin Community College – Elgin, IL

Lectured and communicated effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.

Developed motivational techniques to inspire students to translate their academic interests into the real world issues and initiating positive actions, through in-depth lectures and discussions.

Taught Adult immigrant students English. I focused on reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Coached students in resume and cover letter writing.

French Teacher October 2003-February 2004 October 2003 to February 2004

Foreign Language Network – Glenview, IL

Taught Third, Fourth and Fifth graders beginning French (after school program)

Prepared lesson plans and updated progress reports

Maintained thorough records of student attendance and grades.

English Instructor July 2001-February 2004 July 2001 to February 2004

Berlitz – Schaumburg, IL

Taught English to foreign students using the Berlitz method

Initiated thought-provoking classroom discussions to help students develop their critical thinking abilities.

Used the Berlitz writing method to teach academic and professional writing to children and adults.

Informed Berlitz Supervisor of students' progress and updated progress reports.

Resource Assistant January 2002 to April 2003

School District 214 – Rolling Meadows, IL

Supervised students in English department study hall

Tutored students in reading and academic writing along with other subjects

Emphasized the importance of academic honesty with students and instructed them on proper citation of research sources. Emphasized the importance of academic honesty with students and instructed them on proper citation of research sources. Performed various administrative tasks as needed by the English department.

Assistant Teacher June 2002-August 2002 June 2002 to August 2002

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Day Care Center – Schaumburg, IL

Assisted lead teacher in the toddler room

Promoted literacy in the classroom.

Facilitated learning through play

Student Mentor July 1998 to April 1999

Carthage College – Kenosha, WI

Facilitated in feedback for new faculty.

Acted as a mentor for a team of faculty members.

French Tutor August 1997-May 1999 August 1997 to April 1999

Carthage College – Kenosha, WI

Assisted students with basic French grammar and writing.

Informed professors about students' progress.

French Fellow August 1996-May 1999 August 1996 to April 1997

Carthage College – Kenosha, WI

Assisted professor with various administrative tasks as needed.


Roosevelt University 2005, Chicago, IL, USA

Early Childhood Professions\ESL, Master of Arts

Carthage College 1999, Kenosha, WI, USA

French, Bachelor of Arts, Minor in English and Business

University de Caen 1998, Normandy, France

French, University de Caen is a University in Normandy France where I studied abroad for six months.

Professional Affiliations

National Education Association (NEA) Member Feb. 2004-Present

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