Ariel Toren Herrinton

Work History

Work History
Mar 2014 - Present

Taxi Driver

National Cab Co.
• Ensured a high quality experience with my passengers through being polite and respectful, driving safely, yet assertively through San Francisco • Navigated through San Francisco safely and swiftly without GPS, adjusting route to traffic conditions, and passenger preference • Mitigated and transformed negative experiences with passengers through absolute kindness and generosity, issuing discounts on fares, and remaining calm and collected
Nov 2013 - Mar 2014

Substitute Teacher

Mountain View Whisman School District
• Challenged students and taught from a unique perspective; contextualized content and delivered it in a way accessible to students • Maintained classroom order with classes up to 30 students by maintaining positive energy and demeanor, and routinely disciplining students when necessary if their behavior became unacceptable • Taught English, History, Math, and Science, grades K-8
Jan 2013 - Nov 2013

Special and Alternative Ed Substitute

Santa Cruz County Office of Education
• Worked in special, alternative, and emotionally disturbed classrooms as a teacher and instructional assistant. • Developed key skills in working with children of different abilities and demeanors: how to keep calm, how to listen to children and their emotions, and how to feed them positivity • Taught K-12, accommodating teaching style on an individual basis
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013

Substitute Teacher

Pajaro Valley Unified School District
• Engaged students, keeping them focused and on track by being authentic and relatable, and by making educational content easy to understand • Supervised large groups of students (up to 30) in a classroom setting, making sure they stayed on task and respectful to one another • Taught multiple subjects, grades K-12

Education

Education
2010 - 2012

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

UC Santa Cruz
• Dean's Honor List Spring 2012 • Developed key analytic skills through the study of linguistics including: syntax, phonology and semantics • Boosted my GPA significantly by creating a schedule for myself and committing myself rigorously to it • Initiated and organized a biweekly study group, which reduced assignment time and significantly improved GPAs • Learned valuable professional skills: time management and working with deadlines, collaborating with peers, and honed critical thinking skills