* Education Direct, Scranton, PA 18515-0001.
Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor program.
* University of the Arts 1998-2003 in Philadelphia, PA.
Graduate courses in computer and education.
* Temple University, 1981 in Philadelphia, PA.
-B.S. Elementary Education
*Cheltenham High School, 1974 in Wyncote, PA 19095.
All academic courses.
Related Work Experience:
- August 2007-Present
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 day care. 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.
-School District of Philadelphia:
March 1985- November 2004.
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.
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