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Michael Tira


Teaching Experience

Aug 2016Present


The O'Farrell Charter School
  • Designed lessons to allow students to construct mathematical understanding in a variety of situations.
  • Interacted with a professional learning community in order to create and implement lessons, conduct assessments and analyze data
  • Conducted tutoring programs after school
Aug 2015June 2016


Creative, Performing and Media Arts Magnet School
  • Developed a variety of lessons to build student understanding of mathematics via literacy, critical thinking, authentic uses and art
  • Planned collaborative lessons and assessments with a 7th Grade team
  • Cooperated with colleagues to build effective Professional Development workshops
  • Designed and presented staff workshops in utilizing Google Apps for Education
  • Directed after school math tutoring program
Jan 2015Jun 2015

Student Teacher

Mission Bay High School
  • Organized, in conjunction with a Master Teacher, lessons for History students
  • Co-taught IB History of the Americas and Modern World History
  • Led field trips to university libraries in order to facilitate research
  • Created and implemented lessons designed to enhance student understanding through discussion, role play, analytical reading and writing
  • Volunteered in afterschool enrichment programs
Sep 2014Dec 2014

Practicum Teacher

Mission Bay High School
  • Planned, taught and analyzed mathematics lessons for Advanced Algebra and Integrated Mathematics classes
  • Worked with small groups of students on problem solving and critical reasoning skills
  • Maintained a reflective journal based on classroom observations, lessons taught and experiences
Sep 2014Dec 2014

Practicum Teacher

Bethune School
  • Assisted instruction and development of class understanding for seventh and eighth grade mathematics classes
  • Worked with small groups of students on reasoning and computational skills
  • Maintained a reflective journal based on teacher’s practices, my own experiences and student feedback
Jan 2014May 2014

Practicum Teacher

Steele Canyon High School
  • Conducted observations of a twelfth grade English class designed for English Language Learners
  • Taught periodic lessons in conjunction with a Master Teacher
Oct 2013Dec 2013

Volunteer Tutor

Golden Hill Elementary School
  • Graded various student materials and provided feedback for students
  • Worked individually and in small groups with students
  • Taught occasional lessons



Bachelor of Arts

University of San Diego

Major - History; Minor - Mathematics

GPA: 3.36



Education Technology

The ability to use various technological tools in the classroom setting

Professional Development

  • Google Apps for Education Workshops March 2016
  • Spotlight on Education: Pedro Noguera - February 2016
  • Spotlight on Education: George Couros - May 2015
  • Can Writing be the Missing Link for Mathematical Understanding? (e-Seminar) - March 2015
  • Effective Mathematics Instruction: The Role of Mathematical Tasks (e-Seminar) - March 2015
  • Getting Religion Right in Public Schools (e-Seminar) - March 2015
  • Education and the Law - March 2015
  • Spotlight on Education: Kevin Honeycutt - February 2015