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 with Lisa Smith

short description:
A course in general science topics that can be tailored to meet specific science needs
long description:
This course includes topics in physics, biology, chemistry and earth science. The course can be tailored to meet your specific science needs. It would be a great course for someone needing assistance with an entry level college course in science.
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
5-11 am Mountain Standard Time
8-10 pm Mountain Standard Time
fee comments:
 session structure






live session

A course in general science topics that can be tailored to meet specific science needs

1h 0m

languages: English
fee: 20US$  (200lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online

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United States

Lisa Smith

description of :
I hold a Master of Arts in Science Education and have over six years of teaching experience. I also hold a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology along with a BA in Psychology (emphasis in Neuropsychology). I am friendly, patient and use best practices in teaching.
Teacher's qualifications:
Six Years of Teaching Experience; Demonstrated ability to increase student achievement
• Six years of public school teaching experience reinforced by an additional two years of adolescent care in a psychiatric hospital setting.
• Credentials include current Colorado teaching license, M.A.T in Adolescent Education: Biology, BA in Biology and Psychology.
• Passion for quality education and student/school success. Skills and knowledge areas include:
• 6-12 Science Education
• Differentiated Instruction
• Performance Assessments
• Cooperative Learning • At-Risk & Special Needs Students
• Student Motivation
• Classroom Management & Discipline
• Parent / Teacher Communications • Student Engagement
• Technology Integration
• RtI Interventions
• IEP Documentation

Teaching Experience
7th/8th Grade Science Teacher, EXCEL ACADEMY, Arvada, CO, 2009-Present
Write and implement lesson plans in general science for 7th and 8th grade students. Incorporate exciting and engaging activities that reinforce student participation and hands-on learning. Set clear guidelines and high expectations to encourage students to succeed and do their best. Liaise with parents and promote education in the home. Work closely with team mates to form interdisciplinary lessons. Coordinate with colleagues and administrators.
• Consistently praised for dedication, reliability, organization and effectiveness as one of school’s most dedicated teachers. Performance reviews consistently mention that students are motivated, engaged and focused.
• Raised CSAP scores from 48% proficient/advanced to 67% proficient/advanced; one of the highest leaps in the district.
• One of the highest performing schools in district for science (2010).
• Led school-wide alignment of Core Knowledge curriculum to new state science standards.
• Incorporated technology into students’ learning activities for a variety of science concepts. Brought the use of Explore Learning’s Gizmos to the classroom.

9th Grade Biology Teacher, GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL, Gilbert, AZ, 2007-2008
Responsible for teaching six sections of laboratory based biology to a diverse group of 9th grade students. Prepared and developed lesson plans and instructional programs to meet individual and group needs. Utilized a variety of methods to enhance scientific thinking and skills. Incorporated entertaining experiments that captured students’ attention and imagination. Integrated various forms of technology including Power Point presentations, SMART notebook software, Web quests, educational websites, and United Streaming Videos.

Education & Credentials
M.A.T in Adolescent Education: Secondary Science, State University of New York College at Cortland, 2006
B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003
B.A. in Psychology, Emphasis in Neuropsychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2002

's preferred teaching style:
I use a variety of instructional techniques to make sure the learner's needs and goals are met. These involve Socratic method, lecture, powerpoint presentations, videos and online laboratory simulations.

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