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Erica tutors in Silver Spring, MD

Erica H.

Private tutor in Silver Spring, MD

Education

Bucknell University: Degree expected May 2016 Major: Environmental Studies Special focus on photography and African American studies Attended Eastern Middle School and Montgomery Blair high school. In magnet program at Eastern and CAP at Blair. I have a passion for food/environmental justice focusing on sustainable agriculture. I also focus on racial disparities and discrimination within environmental issues and social issues in general.

Experience

Previously a reading tutor for elementary school age students and have tutored for all subjects for middle school age students I would be a good fit for people seeking a tutor for english, science, art, music, history, social studies, social science, writing, and reading. Full resume: AVODAH DC Service Corps, Washington, D.C. September ’14 to August ‘15 Brainfood Program Associate Taught an after-school program for D.C. high school students designed to build leadership and life skills through cooking classes. Wrote lesson plans, created posters and researched topics on food/youth development/ environmental sustainability/ nutrition. Co-taught a summer camp-style cooking program for D.C. high school students. Managed site budget for both programs and responsible for food/recipes for each class. Updated and maintained Brainfood website using Drupal platform. Managed Instagram account and created best practices documents. BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY ADMISSION OFFICE, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania September ’13 to September ‘14 Admissions Intern Conducted introductory information sessions for prospective students visiting campus and answered questions for prospective students and their families upon their return from tours. Reviewed admission applications, graded them and provided feedback to admissions officers. Traveled to college fairs and represented the University to prospective students and their parents. Helped to run special events such as open houses and admitted students day. Office Assistant Greeted and provided information to visiting students and their families, responded to telephone inquiries, shepherded prospective students through their daylong schedule, and maintained the reception area in an orderly and welcoming manner. Supported admissions counselors on projects and prepared materials for recruiting trips across the country. Hosted prospective students and their families at lunch and shared my experiences as a student. BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania August ’11 to May ‘12 Residential Advisor Managed a hall of 20 first year students and served as RA on duty, requiring me to be present throughout a 12-hour shift during which I held office hours, regularly patrolled the building and served as the single point of emergency contact for students, parents and campus police. Planned and executed hall events to foster unity and bonding amongst hall mates. Collaborated with other residential advisors to plan building wide events. Attended weekly team meetings to discuss the safety of our building, concerns and successes with students, and ways to improve our leadership skills. Sat on diversity committee for all residential advisors. Our team was successful in creating gender neutral bathrooms across the campus and began dialogues about making our school more accessible for students with disabilities. CHEVY CHASE PEDIATRICS, Washington, D.C. May ‘11 to August ‘14 Office Assistant Created and codified office documents including fee slips, vaccine records, and informational sheets. Managed paperwork for patients including transfer of records, health forms for schools and camps, and doctor’s notes. Addressed multi-year medical records backlog and established an organized system for record retrieval, all within my first three months of employment. EDUCATION BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY Expected Spring ‘16 B.A. in Environmental Studies HONORS POSSE DC Scholar: POSSE is a nonprofit organization that identifies, recruits, and trains student leaders from public high schools to form multi-racial/cultural teams called "Posses" of 10 to 12 Posse Scholars. Posses are expected to become leaders in the university community and to provide a support system for one another to assure that each person is successful in their own way. I was a recipient of the Kenneth G. Langone Scholarship, awarded to students who have evidenced high integrity, loyalty, and steadfast determination in their daily lives. The Langone scholarship was a full tuition scholarship earned as a result of my being a POSSE Scholar. LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Operation Understanding D.C. (OUDC) facilitator: OUDC is a non profit organization whose mission is to build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. The year-long program trained participants to provide diversity workshops and group dynamics and team building facilitations . POSSE DC Scholarship: As a POSSE scholar, we were provided with leadership training and team building skills designed to reduce conflict and foster mutual respect. SKILLS CPR/AED certified (2014) Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe PhotoShop, social media and digital photography. Working knowledge of Drupal and Adobe Lightroom. DC Trust: 30-hour Certificate in Advancing Youth Development (2014)

Availability

Weekdays after 10AM

Can Meet

Up to 20 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

In my free time I love to play and watch soccer, read (I have a weakness for a good mystery novel), hike and spend time in nature, take photographs and make other art (printmaking and abstract art), and volunteer at various organizations to help those in need. I am an avid gardener and love to learn about urban agriculture both at on a small and large scale. Fun fact: I have recently begun training for a 10K, although still not quite sure when that will actually happen.

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