Christine Surna Khayat

Curriculum Vitae

Work History

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

Pre-Professional Educator

Santa Barbara High School

Assisting English Learners and students with limited English language skills in READ 180 course.  Primarily helping with  independent reading rotation by reading books in English with small groups of students, helping them complete reading comprehension worksheets, and asking them reading comprehension questions. (4 hrs./week)

Sep 2014 - Present

Educator-Intern

What is LOVE - Santa Barbara, Ca

Facilitating creative, innovative, 6-week workshops engaging and educating teens at local high schools about domestic violence and abusive relationships from a restorative justice approach.  (3+ hours/week)

Sep 2014 - Present

Educator-Intern

Freedom4Youth - Santa Barbara, Ca

Working closely with youth in the juvenile justice system, providing mentorship and facilitating workshops at the Los Prietos Boys Camp that aim to create opportunities for social emotional learning and transformational leadership. WAGE$ program: Offering seminars to help incarcerated youth acquire interview and job skills, and financial literacy. (3+ hours/week) 

Sep 2014 - Present

Volunteer

Boys and Girls Club - Santa Barbara, Ca

Planning and leading a variety of activities with youth ages 5 to 18 in Boys & Girls Club programming.  Providing homework assistance and tutorial during homework hours. (4 hrs./month)

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Pre-Professional Educator

Ellwood Elementary/El Camino Elementary - Goleta, Ca

Working one-on-one or in small groups primarily with 4th-6th grade students who are English Learners, have behavioral or learning disabilities, or are in some way at high-risk for academic failure. Writing individual tutoring plans in accordance to individual needs of students. Assisting students in acquiring better understanding of targeted weak areas within a subject or a subject as a whole. (3.5 hours/week) 

Apr 2014 - Sep 2014

Host Family Recruiter/Student Services

EF Education First International Language School - Santa Barbara, Ca

Recruiting and screening host families. Promoting EF Language Travel in the community at local events, and through visits to schools, churches, local businesses etc. Assisting in the development of program activity calendar. Placing and matching students with host families and providing support to host families and students as needed during the program. (15 hrs./week)

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014

Intern-Assistant

Wells Fargo Private Bank - Santa Barbara, Ca

Assisting Private Mortgage Banker with organization, planning, and daily clerical work.  Gained knowledge of basic mortgage income qualifications, how customers are qualified, and basic credit/underwriting terms and procedures.   (8 hrs./week)  

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

Academic Tutor

School On Wheels - Santa Barbara, Ca 

Tutoring local homeless or fostered K-12 students who have fallen significantly behind their peers in academic performance. Determining level of student's skill and developing a realistic and challenging plan of improvement. Working closely with the student to improve reading, writing, comprehension, and math skills. (3 hrs./week)

Nov 2012 - Nov 2013

Restaurant Server

Eureka! - Santa Barbara, Ca

Providing excellent customer service to guests.  Extensive food, craft beer, whiskey, and wine knowledge. ServSafe Certified.  Cicerone Certified Beer Server. (25 hrs./week)

Nov 2009 - Dec 2012

Graphic Designer/Assistant Manager

N&S Expressions - Santa Barbara, Ca

Interacting closely with customers in order to develop their ideas into printable designs. Use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to design logos and text-based images. Transferring designs using vinyl-cutter and industrial heat-press technology. Ability to operate shop independently without manager supervision or assistance, including all of the opening/closing procedures as well as customer interactions. Trained new employees in all necessary procedures. (40 hrs./week)

Jul 2009 - Nov 2010

India House

Restaurant Server

Serving guests and providing excellent customer service, often being the sole server on duty.  Maintaining and managing retail section of restaurant.  (25 hrs./week)

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

Sales Associate

Borders (Bookstore) - Santa Barbara, Ca

Maintaining an environment where costumers enjoy a rich shopping experience. Providing excellent customer service by answering costumer questions, locating products, and recommending additional items and services to customers. Answering in-coming phone calls and performing cashier duties. (20 hrs./week)

Education

Education
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

B.A. English Literature, Minor in Education

University Of California

Current Cumulative GPA: 3.23

Founded campus organization: People of Isla Vista -- aiming to build a stronger sense of community by publishing portraits and personal stories of the diverse members of the Isla Vista community.

Historian for campus organization: Freedom4Youth Advocates.

Sep 2009 - Dec 2012

A.A. English Literature A.A. Liberal Arts - Emphasis in Humanities

Santa Barbara City College

Skills

Skills

Tutoring

One-on-one and Small Group

Working with At-Risk & Special-Needs youth

Incarcerated youth, English Learners, Learning/Behavioral Disabilities

Farsi

Fluency in Speech 

American Sign Language

Working Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Working Proficiency

Microsoft Office

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher

Graphic Design

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop