I teach math and reading groups to students with disabilities in an all boys college preparatory middle school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. I collaborate with general education teachers and made accommodations to help students access material in a way that suits their learning level and learning style. I track and review student data to drive and adjust instruction. I collaborate with parents to advocate for their students. I commit myself to social justice through every aspect of my work.
Responsible for improving French students' skills in speaking and understanding English. Led English class sessions and activities in classes twelve hours per week. Organized lesson plans and provide supplementary and enrichment materials for students when not working. Built strong personal and pedagogical rapports with French teachers and with international group of friends (Italians!). Spoke French in schools whenever outside English classes. Mastered oral fluency already developed by one-year college study in Paris.
I helped shape and maintain the aesthetic for the small experimental fiction and prose literary magazine theNewerYork. I served as a founding editor and contributor to the first magazine. I offered feedback on submissions and conferenced with editorial staff on pieces to accept and decline. I also offered paid, personal feedback to submitters when requested.
Was responsible for giving NYU students constructive feedback on essay drafts through written comments and holding subsequent one-on-one conferences to discuss drafts. Member of the program's first cohort. Received specialized training from the NYU Writing Center in analyzing discipline-specific academic writing and in how to give professional, convivial written and oral feedback to students. A 70 hour commitment/semester.
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Passionate and meticulous copyeditor specializing in experimental literature and global perspectives. Nearly 10 years of lit mag experience.
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