Samantha Day

Samantha Day

Objective

Although my focus over the last several years has been to become an English educator at the post-secondary level, my professional focus has recently shifted. Now that I've worked with students inside the classroom, I'd like to find a position a where I can work for and with students outside the classroom.

Summary

An enthusiastic educational professional with

- three academic years' experience tutoring / instructing writing at the college level.

- 100+ hours of observation in elementary, high school, and college settings.

- experience working with at-risk, non-traditional, international, and veteran student populations.

- excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, as evidenced by successful teaching and educational pursuits.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Dec 2010

Master of Arts

Western Kentucky University

WORK IN THE EDUCATION FIELD DURING DEGREE PROGRAM:

- Fall 2008: Observed several different English professors and wrote reviews of their instructional strategies and classroom management techniques.

- Spring 2009: Mentored under Associate Professor David LeNoir, as I observed one of his English 100 courses three days per week throughout the semester. Our weekly meetings entailed discussion of essay assessment, classroom management, and other relevant topics.

- Fall 2009 & Spring 2010: Taught four sections of English 100 under the mentorship of Associate Professor Dale Rigby. These courses were fully my own, however. (More details regarding my teaching experience can be found in the "Work History" section.)

Aug 2005 - May 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Austin Peay State University

WORK IN THE EDUCATION FIELD DURING DEGREE PROGRAM:

- Observed 60+hours in Clarksville, TN elementary and high schools.

- Volunteered 10 hours at the Abundant Life Outreach Center, working with an at-risk student population.

- Created lesson/unit plans, PowerPoint presentations, and many other instructional supplements.

- Conducted lessons and presentations to peers in preparation for teaching.

EDUCATION-ORIENTED COURSEWORK INCLUDES:

- Education 2100: "Foundations of Education"

- Education 3040: "Foundations of Instructional Technology"

- Education 3070: "Instructional Strategies"

- Education 4160: "Teaching Diverse Students"

- Education 4270: "Classroom Evaluation and Assessment"

- Psychology 3130: "Educational Psychology"

- Special Ed. 3000: "Introduction to Special Education"

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - May 2010

Graduate Teaching Assistant / Instructor, Department of English

Western Kentucky University

- Maintained course records of approximately 80 students via Microsoft Excel.

- Posted grades, quarterly athlete assessments, and fifth week assessments via Banner Digital Campus administrative suite.

- Engaged in daily email correspondence with students.

- Prepared lesson plans, quizzes, writing prompts, and other materials used in student assessment.

- Facilitated discussion and gave lectures.

- Assessed student essays and other assignments.

- Held mid- and end-of-semester conference sessions with students to add a one-on-one dynamic to my teaching.

Aug 2008 - May 2009

Graduate Assistant / Writing Consultant, Department of English

Western Kentucky University

- Prepared students' verification of attendance forms.

- Coordinated student appointments via TutorTrac scheduling program.

- Showed students techniques for proofreading essays.

- Worked with students on grammar, usage, and punctuation issues.      

- Provided essay/assignment feedback via email for students.

Aug 2007 - May 2008

Peer Tutor, Academic Support Center

Austin Peay State University

- Prepared feedback forms.

- Used Microsoft Outlook to manage incoming correspondence.

- Helped students with speeches, editorials, and grammar/usage assignments.

- Proofread student essays.

- Implemented Microsoft Word's "track changes" function in providing students with email feedback.