The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department (LASD) incarcerates approximately 11,600 inmates in the Mens Central Jail (MCJ), Twin Towers Facility (TTF), and Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF), which incarcerates mostly women. In one of my last teaching assignment, with John Muir Charter School (JMCS), I taught between 30 and 120 men and women inmates, between the ages of 18 and 25, Social Sciences, including World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Economics as well as Math and Algebra. Furthermore, with lesson designs that focused on fundamental learning, cross-curricular lesson considerations, and backwards lesson planning, I contributed to our schools California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) success rate of 65%, and a high school graduation success rate of 70%. My LASD experience provided me with knowledge, skills, and abilities that have prepared me to resourcefully teach adult students in the most challenging of classroom environments with minimum supplies and materials on the one hand, and on the other hand, has also prepared me to teach middle and high school subjects to students with diverse needs and issues.
My qualifications for a tutoring position are built upon a foundation of academics and experience. My Associate of Arts degree in General Education from Rio Hondo College demonstrates my depth of commitment to educational goals and ideals. My Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from Chapman University, where I graduated with honors, informs my graduate education in Political Science with a fundamental legal perspective. My Master of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton illustrates a comprehensive preparation in a significant field of Social Science. My Multiple Subjects and Single Subject 2042 Teaching Credentials from Brandman (formerly Chapman) University, Moreno Valley, has allowed me the opportunity to share what I have learned and to learn more from and with others through facilitating their learning; which makes teaching and tutoring very rewarding and meaningful work.
My recent experiences includes my last teaching assignment with Noli Indian School in San Jacinto California as a middle school Social Science and Math teacher. I have taught at-risk, incarcerated young adults for John Muir Charter School. And I've been in a two-year, Multiple Subject teaching internship at Menifee Union School District (MUSD). I have substitute taught for the Perris Union High School District, and Hemet Unified School District.
My teaching experience also includes instructing an introductory course in American Government at Mt. San Jacinto College. My professional development includes 1-year of Basic Teacher Support and Assessment through JMCS and Professional Learning Communities workshops through MUSD. In addition, you will also find volunteer and work experience related to teaching in my rsum. I have passed the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA) and both the Multiple Subjects California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) and the Single Subject CSET in History/ Social Sciences.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Chapman University - Bachelors, Legal Studies
Graduate Degree: California State University-Fullerton - Masters, Political Science and Government
Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, hiking, camping, the outdoors.
Basic Computer Literacy
College Level American History
College World History
Elementary School Reading
High School Economics
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School World History
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science