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Nicole Roberson

3839 Hunsaker Drive, Apartment 436, East Lansing, MI 48823 ph. (269) 930-1314 | robers57@msu.edu online portfolio: nicoleroberson.weebly.com

CERTIFICATION
Expected May 2014 English and Spanish endorsements (BA, FF) 6-12 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
TEACHER CERTIFICATION AND GRADUATE COURSEWORK

EDUCATION
2013 2014 2009 May 2013 Research and study dialogic learning practices Strategize classroom management for efficient classroom environment

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


BACHELOR OF ARTS, ENGLISH

Summer 2013

Teaching certification: English, Spanish GPA: 3.8/4.0 8 years of Spanish Universidad Internacional Menndez Pelayo, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
STUDY ABROAD

Study Spanish culture, literature, and media Experience language immersion, cultural events and celebrations, live with host family Gain proficiency in Spanish

TEACHING INTERNSHIP
2013 Present English Language Arts Student Teacher, Bath High School, Bath, MI
ENGLISH 2, ENGLISH 3, ACT PREPARATION, CREATIVE WRITING

Create curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for each course Create and post unit, weekly, and daily lesson plans Lead classes, introduce concepts, monitor student progress through formative and summative assessments Grade and provide feedback on student assessments Collect and analyze student performance data to ensure student growth Establish effective classroom management techniques Maintain parent-teacher relationships through e-mailing or calling 5 parents each week regarding their students performance in class Volunteer for extra assignment with Spanish classroom

PRE-INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
Spring 2013 Classroom Assistant, Bath Middle School, Bath, MI
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GRADE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Fall 2012

Design and facilitate weekly lessons that align with common curriculum and assessment Research and implement strategies for using drama as a tool in the classroom Teacher Assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE WRITING

Spring 2012

Teach students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds Facilitate writing activities and workshops for first year college students Conference with individual students to discuss their writing and progress in the course Small Group Tutor, Waverly Middle School, Lansing, MI
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GRADE SPANISH

Lead small group lessons to reinforce concepts including grammar, vocabulary, and culture Research student archetypes and complete a case study on a student to gain insight into student performance in the classroom

Fall 2011

Classroom Assistant, Eastern High School, Lansing, MI


ADVANCE PATH PROGRAM

Assist students with online courses to complete graduation requirements Build and maintain relationships with students to encourage motivation to graduate

WORK EXPERIENCE
2011 Present Private Tutor, Okemos, MI
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GRADE

2011 2013

Assist students with assigned homework and projects Create and assess assignments to reinforce concepts studied at school Set goals and monitor progress for individual student learning Differentiate assignments and timelines to individualize the learning process and encourage student success Math Teacher, Aloha Mind Math, Okemos, MI
SUPPLEMENTARY MATH

2003 2007

Teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division through visualization of numbers Implement classroom management strategies for elementary and secondary students Monitor individual student progress and set up intervention techniques for struggling students Maintain parent contact to ensure student success Assistant Dance Teacher, Dolores Shearer Dance Studio, Stevensville, MI
BALLET, POINTE, JAZZ, TAP

Work with students in ages ranging from toddlers to adults Lead and model warm ups and barre work Demonstrate proper technique and choreography Adjust students body placement to encourage muscle memory Manage studio schedules

MEMBERSHIPS
2012 2013 National Council for the Teachers of English: Student Affiliate
SECRETARY

2010 2012

Facilitate workshop with The Stratford Players for English Education students Design and distribute notes from the NCTE conference for MSU students Organize group information, materials, and structure to insure continuity in transitioning executive board members The Offbeat Journal
EDITORIAL ADVISOR

2005 2009

Read and analyze writing submissions Present rationale defending or rebuking submissions Discuss submissions and decide which should be published High School Activities, Lakeshore High School Key Club Tennis Student Government Pom Pon Team Volleyball Berrien County Dancers Sharon Murchie Mentor Teacher Bath High School, Bath, MI (517) 402-3590 | smurchie@bathschools.net Zubin Chinoy Employer Private Tutoring, Okemos, MI (517) 281-2246 Mike Macaluso English Education Professor Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI (630) 363-8397 | macalus8@msu.edu Andrew Price Field Instructor Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI (734) 545-2272 | ajprice@msu.edu

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