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Monica Luhar Los Angeles, California

monicaluhar.com
educator + writer morningswithmoni.com
monicaluhar@gmail.com 


CURRENT EXPERIENCE

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, ROSEMEAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | Rosemead, CA–January 2019-present|
• Provide instruction and educational support to students K-8th; manage a classroom of 25-40 students;
responsible for following lesson plans and preparing emergency lesson plans

INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE, TEMPLE CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | Temple City, CA–August 2018-January
2019 |
• Served as an on-call substitute instructional aide for special needs K-12th grade students
• Provided support to lead classroom teacher; supervised students with STEM and instructional activities

PRIVATE TUTOR/TEACHER, SELF-EMPLOYED | El Monte, CA–September 2018-present |
• Draft and provide specialized lessons to kindergarten student; assist with daily homework assignments,
reading, math, phonics, and Dolch words; incorporate kindergarten Common Core standards into curriculum

TEACHER’S AIDE, HARMONY TREE LEARNING CENTER | Monterey Park, CA – April 2018-August 2018 |
• Supervised and provided tutoring and reading assistance to k-8th grade students; spent thirty minutes daily
reading one-on-one with a kindergarten student; corrected Common Core packets and homework assignments
• Incorporated developmentally appropriate practices in the classrooms

WRITING/JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

CREATOR, CONTENT PRODUCER, MORNINGS WITH MONI | Los Angeles, CA – September 2018-present |
• After spending a decade as a journalist, I launched by own platform highlighting women-centered stories—
everything from entrepreneurship, navigating grief, and inspiring personal life and health transformations

FREELANCE WRITER, NBC NEWS, NBCUniversal | Los Angeles, CA (Remote) – July 2014-August 2018 |
• Pitched and reported original news articles for national diversity verticals covering Latino, LGBTQ,
Asian American and Pacific Islander communities; produced Instagram Stories for APA Heritage Month and
Rose Parade
• Published over 100 articles on NBCNews.com and worked closely with freelance videographers
• Nominated as finalist and third place winner for LA Press Club Awards for Best Personality Profile (2018)

FREELANCE WRITER, VICE NEWS | Los Angeles, CA (Remote) – March 2017-Nov 2017 |
• Pitched, researched, and reported health and lifestyle digital stories for VICE verticals Broadly and Tonic

SITE/SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR/DIGITAL PRODUCER, KCET | Burbank, CA – May 2014-Dec 2016 |
• Managed all digital operations for two seasons of Emmy award-winning TV show, SoCal Connected
• Produced social media, website copy, and reported 60 original web articles on CA legislation
• Created TV show summaries for front page digital and worked in Content Management System
• Uploaded web videos, attached metadata, images; worked closely with public relations

WEB PRODUCTION INTERN, SOCAL PUBLIC RADIO (KPCC) | Pasadena, CA–June 2013-May 2014 |
• Drafted news copy for mobile, website, and social media platforms
• Transcribed interviews and wrote summaries for two radio shows and monitored breaking news feeds

REPORTER CORPS FELLOW, ALHAMBRA SOURCE | Alhambra, CA – Oct 2012-April 2013 |
• Covered breaking news, features, transportation issues for hyperlocal outlet; reported 80 original articles

STAFF REPORTER, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, INDIA-WEST | San Leandro, CA – Oct 2012-April 2013 |
• Reported breaking news and feature articles covering South Asian community and managed social media