Ilene A.|Plymouth Meeting, PA
10 yrs exp
63 yrs old
Scranton, PA 18515-0001
Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor program
University of the Arts 1998-2003
Graduate courses in computer and education
Temple University, 1981
B.S. Elementary Education
Cheltenham High School, 1974
Wyncote, PA 19095
All academic courses
Related Work Experience
Sylvan Learning Center
Tutor Beginning Readers, as well as all Elementary Reading/Phonics/Math.
Administer diagnostic tests, analyze results, interpret data, establish and maintains relationships with teachers, establishes high level of moral and spirit, responsible for assisting in the professional appearance of the center, assists with managing the part-time staff, assists with preparing daily class schedules, updates all students notebooks, assists with scheduling students both make-ups and permanent schedule changes, assists with writing ongoing conferences and preparing enrollment packets, assists Center Director with educational tasks to ensure quality operations.
September 2007- Present
Instruct families in their homes on any behavior issues concerning their dogs, and basic obedience sessions. Schedule in-home consultations; write lesson plans tailored towards the dog's needs, using positive reinforcement, clicker training, praise, treats, and love.
Charlene Pet Sitting Service
Worked in doggy daycare. Managed 10 dogs and carefully observed behaviors making sure groups played safely and no aggression problems arose. Interacted in fetch games and some agility courses. Also gave snacks at rest time, putting each dog in their crate without difficulties.
March 1985- November 2004
School District of Philadelphia
Taught grades first, second, third, and fifth throughout my 18 years. Responsible for planning curriculum, implementing and teaching lesson plans to 23-32 students daily. Taught all subjects. Tested and graded each student, making sure that each was progressing on their grade level. Met with parents at each report period discussing their child's progress. Involved parents daily and weekly and was available for any concerns.
Additionally, I brought my Akitas to my classroom and taught humane education. Each student was taught the appropriate way to approach a dog, known or unknown to them.
Honors and Achievements
Akita Rescue: Have rescued Akitas for the past 14 years. Successfully train Akitas.
Volunteer for PACCA/PAWS Take dog to NBC10 News every other Thursday for TV debut adoption
Volunteer for The Akita Rescue when needed
Volunteer - PSPCA
Volunteer- Gwinnett Humane Society
Running and Swimming Awards
After School Activities
Taught dance twice a week to prepare for Spring Concert.
After retiring, tutored children 1:1 ratio in 1st, 4th and 5th grade math, language arts and reading skills.