Cynthia Smith

Cynthia Smith



ELMO Document Camera

Student taught for 8-weeks in a 6th/8th grade mathematics classroom that only had a ELMO.

AVerVision SMARTboard/Promethean Board technology

Student taught for 8-weeks in a 3rd grade classroom that had a Promethean Board.   Example lessons:   Telling Time (minute, 5-minute, 15-minute, half-hour, hour) The Meaning of Division Arrays & Multiplication Compare and Order Decimals Lines, Line Segments, Rays, and Angles Classify Triangles & Quadrilaterals Spelling Choice Word Work Adjectives and Role Play Figurative Language Making Generalizations Past, Present, Future Write It Right

Mac OS

Microsoft Office

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Important Documents

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Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2008 - Present

2008 Scholar

Golden Apple Foundation
  • 2013: Tutored at St. Eulalia Community Center (Maywood, IL) and participated in various professional developments.
  • 2010: Prepared/co-taught hands-on mathematic/science lessons to 28 students in grades 8th-9th in Aurora, IL.
  • 2009: Taught/observed multiple mini-algebra lessons to small groups of students in grades 8th-9th at Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora, IL.
  • 2008: Led a small group of 5th-8th grade students through lessons in mathematics and vocabulary at Seward Elementary, Chicago, IL.
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013


Literacy For All - Hitch Elementary School

Tutored six students, grades 2-5, in mathematics, reading comprehension, phonics, word study, and vocabulary. To broaden student’s topic knowledge, connections were made to Science and Social Science.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012

Mathematics Tutor

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Learning Support Center

Mathematics tutor assisting college students in pre-college level courses up to and including Calculus II.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2012

Peer Leader/Peer Leader Coordinator

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program (MEWP)
  • Peer Leader Coordinator (Aug 2012-Dec 2012) - provided support to peer leaders each week, as well as assisted the program coordinator with additional tasks.
  • Peer Leader (August 2009- May 2012) - lead students to help them better comprehend course concepts through the completion of worksheets for college algebra through calculus II.


May 2013 - Aug 2011

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Elementary Education

Northeastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Elementary Education
  • Type 03 Elementary Certification (K-9)
  • Highly Qualified in ALL subjects (K-8)
  • Overall GPA: 3.68/4.0; Graduated with cum laude honors
  • Major GPA: 4.0/4.0
Jul 2011 - Jul 2011

Illinois State University/University of Brighton

The 3-week study abroad program at the University of Brighton provided me with the opportunity to experience classrooms abroad. Brighton schools integrate urban and rural students in the same school district, with many different family structures and economic backgrounds. The teacher education candidates experience how schools motivate their students using different learning styles. 

May 2010 - Jun 2011

Illinois State University

- Member and community service coordinator for the Urban Needs In Teacher Education (UNITE) club.

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Northeastern Illinois University

- Participated in the College of Arts and Sciences Education Program (CASEP)

  • CASEP is a learning community for students who are interested in becoming Pre-K-12 teachers. CASEP gives you the opportunity to begin your teacher training two years prior to entering Northeastern’s College of Education. All classes are linked, help to satisfy General Education requirements and employ some form of team teaching or collaboration. As a member of CASEP, you will have the opportunity as a first year student to observe in elementary and high school classrooms and to work alongside practicing teachers.

- Member and secretary for the NEIU Honors Society in 2009.