EducationJohns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 1997 - 21 post baccalaureate credits in Education. M.A. Program, Clinical Community Counseling. Completed 1 year.
University of MD-University College, College Park, MD. 1993 - Bachelor’s Degree in Management. Advanced at Top 10% of the graduating class. Magna Cum Laude. Minor in Behavioral Science and Biology.
ExperienceCARE.COM - Educational Instructor
Challenge: Tutored a third grade and fifth grade student experiencing ADHD and SLD, in Reading, English, History, Math and Social Studies.
Action: Implemented resourceful methods to engage student to understand and master new skills. Channeled surplus energy by arranging the environment for her physical and emotional comfort by instructing the student while actively engaged outside. Designed creative lessons using pictures and visual aids, explaining complex concepts using easy-to-understand terms. Motivated desired behavior using smaller teachable segments.
Result: Improvement of school test score and end of grade reading by 50%. Raised grade from a C to B+ over the course of the school year. ~Improved ability to focus and stay on task in the face of internal and external distractions.
CLUB Z IN-HOME TUTORING - Charlotte, NC. Mentor/Instructor
Overview: Taught and revitalized skills for the educational development of students to reinforce change and create a deeper understanding of course work.
-Cultivated students by personalizing lesson plans/strategies to acquire good study habits, making necessary changes to accommodate their learning style.
. -Presented flexible communication, taught application of goals; and restructured strategies to provide concepts of mastery for student’s curriculum.
- Praised student and implemented positive reinforcement following successful sessions.
- Communicated confidentially and professionally with parents to nurture student’s success.
Result: Achievement of parent/student goals such as:
~ Progressive Student Performance ~ Increased test performance
~ Improved test scores. ~ Heightened Self confidence
HOME CARE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, Statesville NC – Home and School Based Behavioral Intervention Technician and Tutor - Associate Professional –
Overview: Provided home-based services for disabled individuals in NC, as well as mental health services and school aide for children and teens.
- Consulted parents, behavior analysts, and teachers to assist in modifying goals for recovery as well as to strengthen involvement and meet objective to maintain a healthier home environment.
- Supervised and coached clients with behavioral challenges by reinforcing positive behavioral intervention strategies to reduce triggers. Implemented social skills training such as demonstrating appropriate respect for authority, listening and following rules.
-Tutored and motivated learning by being flexible to accommodate their learning style.
- Accompanied client in community activities.
- Attended meetings contributing practical ideas; communicating company and client concerns.
- Documented Medicaid billable services through managing detailed progress reports accurately recording information on client progress.
HOME CARE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
Result: Increased student’s Math, English and History proficiency rate from 32% to 50%.
~ Improved resilience & cognitive functioning ~ Less school suspensions
~ Fewer discipline referrals ~ Increased attention to class work
FOCUS SUPPORT GROUP, INC. Mooresville, NC - Community Based Services (CBS) Professional. Overview: Supervised residential support services at Destiny’s Home. Administered treatment, counseling therapy and crisis services to adults experiencing developmental and physical disabilities. Responsibilities included but not limited to:
-Managed in home assistance & taught community living skills such as cooking, nutrition, cleanliness and household tasks, consistent with patient’s diagnosis and medical condition.
-Provided crisis intervention counseling to help modify injurious behavior patterns and limited thinking. As an example: augmenting therapeutic activities including negotiation, anger and conflict resolution skills. Monitored all behaviors that revealed the need for modification.
- Displayed empathy; incorporated behavior and pattern recognition during tutoring sessions.
-Under supervision, developed, documented and evaluated treatment plans with clients.
-Transported clients to facilitate treatment plan implementation i.e. to Church and appointments.
-Implemented knowledge of safety and emergency procedures.
- Administered and recorded medication treatments.
-Reinforced compliance and requirements with Company policies/procedures.
-Participated in monthly service meetings clarifying team goals, and completing performance evaluations. Contributed to training and support services to increase company efficiency.
Result: Improved living and coping skills. Reduced subjective stress, augmented social cohesion, increased cognitive recognition and functioning.
CAREERSCOPE, Columbia, MD, Intern/Assistant Coach
Overview: Coordinated externship programs and community services while mentoring individuals through career and job transitions. Liaison for employers who needed qualified job and externship applicants.
CAREERSCOPE, Columbia, MD, Intern/Assistant Coach
-Delivered a wide variety of career information and materials; communicated with clients and community representatives attending the facility, sat in on staff meetings, participated in client interactions.
-Contributed to career events that included seminars and career expos by distributing marketing materials. Promoted work, mission and vision of the Company.
-Facilitated research of employers. Organized meetings with H.R. Personnel and communicated with recruiters. Discussed employment prospects. Promoted client availability/job opportunities.
-Conducted informational interviews to assist in evaluation of client’s marketable skills, participated in the interview process, introduced extern to new employer.
- Guided preparation of Resumes/Cover Letters, developed and wrote individual evaluations; synthesizing and summarizing employment information for performance reporting.
-Engaged in one to one training; evaluated and recommended available job services.
-Assisted with projects such as client database entry and general office tasks.
57% landed jobs in their field of interest. 55% were employed and/or began college classes six months after completion. Sixty five percent of clients in full-time roles classified their positions as “new or better” versus 44% in previous year.
College Literature, 21 credits taken each in Biology, Psychology, English, and Math. Additional courses taken:
-Theory and Counseling Practices
- Clinical Community Counseling
-Theory of Cognitive Behavior - Developmental Counseling
-Cross Cultural Counseling - Educational Research
-Career/Life Development & Planning
- Human Growth & Development
-Family Counseling & Paradigms
- Organizational Communic. & Behavior
HobbiesReading, Writing, Studying, Exercising, Studying Spirituality, Traveling if/when possible.
Social Sciences, Special Education, Kindergarten - 8th Grade, 6th Grade math, 5th Grade math, 4th Grade math, 3rd Grade math, 2nd Grade math, 1st Grade math, 3rd Grade Science, 8th Grade Science, 7th Grade Science, 6th Grade Science, 5th Grade Science, 4th Grade Science, Arithmetic, English
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