University of Washington, Seattle Main Campus Mechanical Engineering Building/Suzzallo Graduate Library 2011-2013
Information Literacy Instruction: Taught classes of engineering students how to use the UW engineering databases and conduct thorough searches for scholarly sources. Taught students how to differentiate between academic sources and questionable source material.
Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ English Adjunct Instructor 2007-2011
Taught English Freshman Composition ENWR 105 and ENWR106 (Writing and Literature), ENWR100(Remedial English composition).
The course work included four persuasive essays 3-5 pages long and a 8-10 page documented essay, a persuasive essay heavily researched using the library databases. This was how I became interested in education research and information literacy.
Provided group instruction in academic writing skills and critical thinking, as well as tutoring individual students outside of class.
Solely responsible for course content in all courses, from remedial to the more advanced English and Literature composition courses. Designed syllabus, full course curricula, assignments, and grading.
Devised a researched documented essay that especially challenged the students to learn to differentiate between verifiable information and false sources.
Worked with other writing instructors in brainstorming meetings to develop a consistent form of grading.
Created class sites on Blackboard, an online teaching tool.
2005-2006 As a graduate assistant, first taught ENWR 100 (Remedial English Composition) Fall 2004, Taught ENWR 105, taught ENWR105 Spring 2005.
Writing Center/Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ Now known as the Center for Writing Excellence Tutor 2003-2005
Tutored undergraduates and graduate students from all disciplines,engaging students through conversation, questioning, encouraging dialogue as a means of developing critical thinking. Enabled the studentd to best explain and defend the ideas and arguments in their academic writing. Many students were international students, second language learners. Graduate assistant position.
Bloomfield College, Private 4 year college, Bloomfield, New Jersey Adjunct English Instructor – Fall 2009, Fall 2010 English for Academic Purposes
High level ESL class to prepare students for English Composition classes. Designed, developed and implemented instruction s in grammar.
Taught critical thinking through exercises in close reading, group work brainstorming, and instruction in analysis and elements of argument. Most students were recent immigrants with the particular language issues of second-language learners.
Encouraged students, many of whom were not accustomed to writing about their opinions to take a strong personal informed point of view and develop it, using claims, warrants and support.
Bloomfield College, Private 4 year college, Bloomfield, New Jersey Adjunct English Instructor – Fall 2009, Fall 2010 Remedial English Composition. (through Center for Academic Development)
The student body was diverse and predominantly from economically-challenged neighborhoods.
Taught grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking, and persuasive writing. Taught students unaccustomed to some of the conventions of the higher education classroom.
Provided a structured environment that allowed for cultural difference.