My name is Jennifer Fayn. I am a certified teacher in the state of Texas offering History lessons to primary, middle, and high school students. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
My lessons are structured as follows:
*Introduction to the topic/concept
*Quick notes with major details
*Discussion about the impact of the event/topic
*Project assignment to facilitate better understanding of topic/concept
My characteristics as a teacher:
*I love getting to know my students! I want to learn about what your passions are, you goals, how you learn, etc.
*I want to use your learning style to your benefit! If you need more visual representations or more lecture style lessons, let me know! I can certainly make it work for you! My goal is to tailor the lessons to meet YOUR needs, not mine!
I can't wait to meet you and get started!
How long have I been giving lessons?
*I have been teaching/tutoring history, as well as English/Reading and math, for almost 3 years.
*I have taught middle and high school social studies.
How many students have I taught?
*I have taught almost 300 students in the span of 3 years!
What results have my students achieved thanks to me?
*I have seen previously failing students not only achieve a passing grade but turn their F into an A average! I have seen students go from misunderstanding and misrepresenting a specific topic in history to becoming a well-spoken 'expert' on it in a matter a few lessons with me. My students have refined skills like critical thinking, analyzing arguments/documents, and creating/supporting arguments within history thanks to my teaching methods.
B. A. in History, University of Houston (May 2016) 3.42 GPA
Minor in Education with Teacher Certification (Grades 7-12)
EC-6 Generalist, Passed Dec. 2016
PPR Passed Dec. 2015
History 7-12-Passed Dec. 2015
ELAR/Social Studies 4-8, Passed July 2016
Social Studies 7-12, Passed Dec. 2016
A+ Reading Workshop, Spring 2016
Youth Mental Health First Aid, May 2016
Student Teaching/Field Work Experience
Spring Branch ISD, Westchester Academy for International Studies, 10th grade Pre-AP World History, 8th grade ELA/Social Studies, 2015-2016, Taught/Planned Pre-AP World History for one semester, co-teach/co-plan 8th grade ELA/Social Studies-my focus is the social studies section of the course, for both: grade all assignments and input into Skyward; maintain classroom control when cooperating teacher is absent or otherwise not there; make copies, do what is asked of me by CT
Spring ISD, Westfield High Schools, 9-12 Social Studies-Observed various classrooms on campus
Various School Districts in Houston, 9-12 Social Studies-Observed various classrooms on campuses
Teacher of Record/School Districts
Houston ISD, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, West Briar Middle School (August 2016-May 2017)
Provides students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. (HISD website “Teacher Job Description”)
General Work/Related Experience
Part-time Tutor (November 2017-present)
Huntington Learning Center (21945 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450)
Tutor students in Pre-K-12th grade in math, reading, and writing as per their individualized prescribed plan based on their assessment and grade level.
Lead Two’s Teacher (Full-time) (May 2017-November 2017)
Preschool of Performing Arts West (7619 Suite B Tiki Dr, Fulshear, TX 77441)
Teach children ages 18 months to 3 years; lessons focused on learning the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors
Cheer Instructor (Part-time) (January 2016-June 2016)
Dance Tree-St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School
Teach basic cheer movements to children ages 5 to 7 years of age.
Substitute Teacher (May 2015 –May 2016)
Spring Branch ISD (955 Campbell Rd, Houston, TX, 77024)
Fill in for the regular teacher when needed; fulfill teacher lesson plans for the day
Nursery/Toddler Sunday School Teacher (Volunteer) (March 2014-Present) North Park Baptist Church (4401 Theiss Rd, Humble, TX 77338) Care for and teach children ages 8 weeks to 3 years.
Lead Toddler Teacher (May 2013 –July 2016)
Childtime Learning Center (4018 Feather Lakes Way, Kingwood, TX 77339)
Care for children age 6 weeks to 18 months; lesson planning; conducting parent-teacher conferences; track child development; communicate with parents on a regular basis; change diapers; feed and clothe infants and toddlers
Extremely good with children
CPR/First Aide/AED certified (exp. June 2019)
Experience with some computer software (Microsoft Office programs, online resources)
Languages Spoken other than English
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (January 2012-May 2013); Member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, University of Nebraska Lincoln (NSCS, March 2012-May 2016); Dean’s List recipient, 3 semesters at University of Nebraska, 2 semesters at University of Houston
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