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Ariel Toren Herrinton

Taxi Driver at National Cab Co.

Work experience

Mar 2014Present

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 2013Mar 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 2013Nov 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 2012Nov 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

20102012

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