I served as a fieldwork student for my teaching credential program at the University of La Verne. I worked in three grade level classrooms: Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 4th grade. I conducted observations, taught many exceptional lesson plans, tutored students, and etc. My fieldwork experience proved to be very valuable as I gained hands-on experience and honed my teaching skills.
MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - KINDERGARTEN & 4TH GRADE
DESCRIPTION: Fieldwork Student Teacher
ALLEN AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 3RD GRADE
As a fieldwork student placed in Allen Elementary School by the University of La Verne, I engaged in an interactive teaching experience that involved observations and instructing third-grade students in ELD, SDAIE, and ELA Common Core State Standards and California Content Standards. I assisted my on-site school supervisor (master teacher) in preparing instructional materials, managing the classroom, monitoring students to informally assess them, enforcing routines and procedures, and implementing one-on-one tutoring and personalized attention. As well, I conducted a case study in literacy to assess a student's reading abilities, in particular, her strengths and weaknesses.
ONLINE Coursera Mentor
As a Mentor for the course titled, "Powerful Tools for Teaching & Learning: Web 2.0 Tools" and taught by the University of Houston System, I provide support and guidance to all learners taking the aforementioned course. In particular, I assist learners to help them understand and attain mastery of the course's learning objectives. Also, I supervise the discussion forums as a moderator and uphold the Coursera Code of Conduct for all learners.
K-12 Substitute Teacher
As a K-12 Substitute Teacher at the Pomona Unified School District, I strive to create a positive learning environment for all of my students, despite only being a substitute teacher, with my personality and teaching style. I establish positive rapport with all of my students and carry out their teachers' lesson plans and classroom routines, as well as fortify behavior standards. I also administered The Learning Connection (TLC) program at countless schools and taught in Spanish Dual Immersion programs for Kindergarteners. I accept assignments to teach in Special Education, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Technology, Math, English, Intervention, and etc.
FAMILY LITERACY WORKSHOP PRESENTER
On Saturday, April 15, 2017, I delivered two highly successful and engaging educational workshops on digital storytelling with the Toontastic iPad app to promote family literacy at the 12th Annual Family Learning Conference at the University of La Verne.
Weekend Islamic School Classroom Teacher
As a K-8 Weekend School Teacher, I instructed my students in Islamic Studies with an emphasis in basic foundational knowledge. I provided individualized instruction for each student, personalized the lessons based on my students' inquisitive questions about the religion, and encouraged them to pursue knowledge. I further provided guided practice in the form of games. Not only did I focus on making sure my students recited some passages of the Qur'an perfectly in Arabic for prayer, but I also taught them the English translation and provided Tafseer or commentary. Also, I attended staff development meetings to address instructional challenges and provide a brief report on any activities in the classroom.
After School Program Teacher
TEACHING INTERN/ASSISTANT TEACHER
As a teaching intern, I observed my master teacher and assisted her by creating and preparing instructional materials in a K-8 Islamic Studies class. I also taught some lessons and facilitated my master teacher's instructions by providing in-class individualized support for the students who needed remediation lessons. Furthermore, I provided support and assistance for the staff, served as a substitute teacher, and administered exams to students. I also attended staff meetings and professional development workshops. Additionally, I participated in parent-teacher conferences to report on the students' progress in the class.
Past Volunteering Experiences
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
JAN 2008 - JUNE 2011
KEY ROLES: TUTOR; AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM TEACHER; TEACHING INTERN; MENTOR
ACADEMIC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (AMP)
NEW HORIZONS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM TEACHER (UMMA)
MENTORS FOR ACADEMIC & PEER SUPPORT (MAPS)
INCARCERATED YOUTH TUTORIAL PROJECT (IYTP)
As a tutor and mentor, I taught and counseled incarcerated youth in G.E.D. prep, focusing on English and Math. I focused on establishing positive relationships with my students. Also, I organized and attended informative workshops that detailed the prison system and its lack of providing educational opportunities for the youth. Along with the project, I advocated that education should not be a privilege for only the unincarcerated. Everyone should have the opportunity to be educated, regardless of being placed in disadvantaged situations.