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Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • College / University Preparation
Levels
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  • College
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Chemistry Teacher with 8 years of teaching experience with Masters of Arts

Methodology

The reasons I would like to be a teacher because I want to provide my students with training to blend self-examination, critical thinking, relationship building, and affirmation, learning and teaching with practical skill development in order to succeed and move on to the next grade. I want to be a teacher because I would like to offer my experience as a Latino professional and help those needy students that there is always hope to graduate and become professional like me. I would like to learn how science education has an effect on school administration and communities as well as the effect on Latino student’s success from elementary schooling to college level. Teaching is one of the most demanding careers one can choose; yet it is also one of the most rewarding. For me choosing to teach is choosing to make a difference in the lives of children-to help them learn to read, solve a math problem, or discover how plants grow.
Teaching is about conveying a love of learning and discovery, and giving children the tools they can use throughout their lives to make their own discoveries. Teachers must be ready to play a variety of roles in the classroom: educator, motivator, guide, counselor, coach, and disciplinarian. Teachers must be prepared to work as part of a team, combining their efforts with colleagues, supervisors, and parents to create the best possible learning environment for their students. In addition, teachers must continually educate themselves-learning about new advances in education, new technologies, and new ways to inspire students to reach their full potential. Another reason I would like to be considered is that I hope to become an effective teacher and administrator by interacting with graduate students from various educational backgrounds. I believe that being a teacher would afford me the opportunity to study, critique and learn from other colleagues and administrators. I feel that every child should have equal access to education as well as allowing to student to have good access to technology. My career interest lie primarily in science education focusing on secondary education in chemistry and my long term goal is to become a college professor in organic chemistry.

Background

I have been teaching chemistry, biology and earth science, environmental science for 8 years. I have taught ELL students, IEP students and Honors student as well in Jersey City Public and NYC Department of Education. I have BA in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from Skidmore College. I have a master of Arts in Secondary Science Education in Chemistry 7-12 from Teachers College Columbia University.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $100/h
Lessons offered by Luis
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • College / University Preparation
Levels
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education

Luis's resume

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
Ph.D. Candidate in Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, May 2022
Certificate of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Department of Multicultural Education
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, December 2015
Master of Arts in Secondary Science Education in Chemistry 7-12
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, May 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Concentration in Biochemistry
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 2000
Participated in Higher Education Opportunity Program, which provided academic support to economically disadvantaged students.
CERTIFICATIONS
New York State Department of Education
Initial Teaching Certificate for Grades 7-12 in Chemistry, September 2016-August 2019
The State of New Jersey Department of Education
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in Teacher of Chemistry 7-12, October 2013
LANGUAGES
Bilingual (English-Spanish): able to read and write both languages.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Chemistry Teacher, Great Futures Charter High School for Health Sciences, Jersey City, NJ August 2016-Present
• Developed chemistry curriculum maps that match with the state common core science standards.
• Taught chemistry classes to 11th Graders.
• Taught physics classes to 10th graders.
• Developed chemistry experiments for 11 graders where students had to complete lab reports.
STEM Instructor, Upper Bound Program, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ May 2016-August 2016
• Created curriculum map for chemistry students for grade 9.
• Developed Experiments for student to perform in class.
Bilingual Chemistry Teacher, James Ferris High School, Jersey City, NJ January 2014-June 2016
• Taught bilingual Chemistry class to 9-12 graders.
• Taught Physical Science class to 9 to 12 graders.
• Developed Chemistry and Physical Science curriculum maps and lessons plans
Chemistry Teacher, Lincoln High School, Jersey City Public School, June 2014-August 2014
• Taught Chemistry class to 9-12 graders.
• Developed Chemistry curriculum maps and lessons plans
Tutor, A to Z in Home Tutoring Services, Inc, Westchester, NY March 2013 to June 2013
• Taught integrated algebra. and geometry to grades 9th through 11th.
• Taught Earth Science, Chemistry and Living Environment to grades 9th through 12th.
• Developed tutoring reports and tutoring logs.
Adjunct Professor, Upper Bound Program
Bronx Community College, CUNY, Bronx, NY October 2012-May 2013, June 2015 to July 2015
• Taught Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science to high school student grades 9-12.
• Taught regent’s classes.
• Developed Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science Curriculum and lesson plans.
Member, Principal Leadership Committee, September 2012-June 2013
The New Life School, Bronx, NY
• Developed vision and mission statement for the New Life School.
• Discussed opportunities to raise morale and student engagement.
• Created the process by which the mission and vision statements are implemented through the curriculum.
Chairman of Science Department, September 2012-June 2013
The New Life School, Bronx, NY
• Nominated and Elected to be the chairman of the Science Department
• Developed goals for both department and students to create an environment that support empowerment, accomplishment and academic success.
• Seek out and secured resources for classroom and Laboratory experiments.
Living Environment/Chemistry Teacher, January 2012-June 2013
The New Life School, Bronx, NY
• Taught living environment course to 9-10th graders.
• Taught regent chemistry course to 11th graders.
• Developed lessons plans for living environment class
• Prepared student for the regent’s exam in chemistry and biology.
• Created curriculum map for living environment class.
• Developed and prepared laboratory experiments for the regents’ living environment curriculum.
Tutor, Academic Advantage, Inc, October 2012-June 2013
• Taught Math, Science and English to 7-12 graders.
• Prepared and developed lesson plans for the tutoring sections.
Substitute Teacher, December 2011-January 2012
NYC Department of Education
• Taught general science classes for middle school students.
• Taught living environment and chemistry for high school students.
Substitute Teacher, September 2011-December 2011
Penda Aiken, INC, Brooklyn, NY
• Taught K-12 General Classes at Charter and Private Schools
Substitute Teacher-General Science, September 2010-June 2011
James M Kieran Junior High School 123, Bronx, NY
• Taught general science classes to 6-8 Graders.
Substitute Teacher-6th/7th Grade General Science, September 2009-October 2009
Renaissance School of the Arts, New York, NY
• Taught General Science to 6th grader and 7th Graders Classes.
• Created lesson plans and assessment strategies for students.
• Developed middle school general science curriculum and prepared laboratory experiments.

11th Grade Chemistry Teacher/12th Grade Health Teacher, September 2008 –June 2009
Mott Haven Village Prep High School, Bronx, NY
• Taught chemistry to 11th graders and 12 grade health classes.
• Developed lessons plans for chemistry and health class.
• Prepared student for the regent’s exam in chemistry and biology.
• Created curriculum map for chemistry and health.
• Developed and prepared laboratory experiments for the regents’ chemistry curriculum.
Media Services Specialist, September 2007-May 2009
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
CIS/Media Services Department
• Provided, sets up, maintained and repaired audio visual equipment used for faculty presentation at the university.
Permanent-Substitute Teacher—Middle School 6th Grade-Science, May 2008- June 2008
NYC Lab School, New York, NY
• Developed program of study tailored to individual needs, interests and abilities of the students.
• Created a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
• Encouraged students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
• Implemented science instruction and inquiry based on the school mission and philosophy to meet instructional goals and objectives.
Student Teacher-Middle School-8th Grade-Science & 10th Grade Chemistry, March 2008 –May 2008
Bronx High School of Medical Sciences/Dr. Mary E. Walker Medical Science Academy, Bronx, NY
• Developed and implemented middle school science curriculum map.
• Collaborated with other faculty in delivery of appropriate instructional approaches.
• Created lesson various learning styles and needs of students.
Student Teacher- 9th Grade Bio-Chem. I, January 2008- March 2008
Millennium High School, New York, NY
• Developed and revised a workable lesson for respective subject for biology and chemistry and revise curriculum
• Instructed from a minimum of 6 hours per week to a maximum of 15 hours per week.
• Demonstrated the ability to instruct and respond in an appropriate manner with ethnically diverse students.
Head Proctor, January 2008-February 2009
Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Dean of Studies
• Assisted with the protection of secure, highly confidential and valuable documents by maintaining inventory, logs and testing.
Research Assistant/GK-12 NSF Fellow, June 2000 – June 2001
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Department of Chemistry
• Taught two general chemistry and basic science classes daily to high school and college students.
RELATED EXPERIENCE
Program Specialist, March 2005 – October 2005,
Columbia University/Community Impact, Inc., New York, NY
• Interviewed 15 prospective students per day to be part of adult basic education program.
• Recruited diverse student body for beginner to advanced level computer courses.
• Created and facilitated staff training on curriculum, diversity issues, and classroom management.
• Supervised work-study students and interns.
Substitute Teacher, January 2005 – March 2005
Seward Park High School, New York, NY
• Taught two biology and three chemistry classes daily, including laboratory classes.
Student Support Specialist/ENLACE FELLOW,
Department of Student Development, July 2001-January 2003
Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL
• Recruited 20 Latino students per semester for the ENLACE Scholars Program.
• Maintained and organized a resource library of information about scholarships, careers and colleges.
• Assisted in developing study groups for Latino students in areas of math, English and basic science.
• Arranged mentor assistance for academically challenged students.
• Prepared monthly reports and budget reports for required activity.
Chapter Director
Alpha Psi Lambda, Inc-Iota Chapter, January 2002 – January 2003
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
• Developed monthly chapter reports.
• Screened and interviewed pledges for membership.
• Supervised Judicial Proceedings for the fraternity.
• Maintained and developed plan of action for the National Board of Directors.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant, Spring 2009
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Course: Concepts in Biology I
• Conducted research on literacy strategy such as SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review) and KWL was introduced via cross-content area between English Language Arts and Science at the 8th Grade at Dr. Mary E. Walker Medical Science Academy. Designed a course called science writing skills.
• Assisted students to survey (skim and scan) material to be read via science such as the New York State Physical Science for Living Environment Regents and Curriculum.
• Outcomes of the research were that 75% students in the 8th grade pass the NYS Regents in Living Environment using these literacy strategies.
• Presented Using Literacy Tools for the Urban Science Classroom results at the 10th Annual Sharing Our Success Conference in Urban Science and Math Teaching Theme: 150 Years of Science and Math Teaching Since the Publication of the Origin of the Species at New York University.
NSF/AGEP Research Fellow, Summer 2009
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
• Conducted organic reactions such as carboxylation, decarboxylation and group manipulation reaction and separation of enantiomeric product.
• Conducted NMR-Carbon 13 and NMR-Hydrogen Proton on organic compounds.
• Conducted GC/Mass spectroscopy on organic samples


Research Assistant, January 1999 –December 1999
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Department of Chemistry & Physics
• Conducted independent research on the development of [6, 6] ring system using the Intramolecular Tandem Diels-Alder Reaction.
• Performed variety of synthetic organic reactions and techniques such as PCC oxidations, Wittig reactions and protecting group manipulations.
• Trained on how to use and acquire proton and carbon NMR, and use IR and GC/Mass Spectroscopy.
Student Intern, Summer 1999
Albany Molecular Research, Inc., Albany, NY
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
• Involved in multi-step synthesis to develop key compounds for cancer research.
• Conducted Suzuki couplings, reduction, alkylation’s reactions and gained exposure to a variety of synthetic methodology and techniques. Performed reactions from milligram to gram scale.
• Trained on the use of Bruckner 500MHz and 300MHz NMR.
Research Assistant, September 1998 –December 1998
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Department of Chemistry & Physics
• Conducted independent research on the development of a densitometry technique to quantify nanomoles quantities of polyamines and amino acids.
• Developed and used thin layer chromatography techniques to detect nanomoles quantities of polyamine and amino acids.
• Prepared amino acids and chemical solutions for testing in the densitometer.
Research Assistant, September 1996 – May 1997
Educational Leadership Corp/Ford Foundation, Saratoga Springs, NY
Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities
• Conducted research on various aspects of Higher Education.
• Examined effectiveness of multicultural programming at Skidmore College.
• Prepared report on "Programs at Liberal Arts College and How Effective they are for Students of Color?"
• Library and database research on different studies from journals and texts within the field of education, sociology, economics and psychology.
• Presented research to faculty and students at the College of Saint Rose.
Student Intern, Summer 1996
Yale University, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT
Minority Medical Education Program
• Attended seminars with scientists and medical faculty.
• Discussed medical research findings based on research projects.
• Observed medical procedures on various rotations such as cardiology, obstetrics-gynecology, internal medicine, family medicine and psychiatry. Trained on HIV-AIDS workshops to be an outreach community physician.
• Reviewed scientific and medical journals related to issues discussed in medical rotations and lectures.
CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS
CON EDISON TEACHER CHALLENGE Award, November 2008
University of California at Los Angeles
National Science Foundation/ The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, Summer 2008
Teachers College Columbia University
Minority Scholar Scholarship, Fall 2008
Streetwise Partnerships, February 2004 – Present, New York, NY
• Intensive Managerial Awareness program.
• Learned about character traits in the workplace.
• Learned about the professional workplace.
Henry Street Settlement Workforce Development Center
STRIVE Job-Readiness Training, November 2003-Present, New York, NY
• Intensive Self awareness training
• Job skills development
JOLIET COLLEGE
Joliet Junior College Referendum Certificate of Participation, Fall 2002
ENLACE Scholars Program Best of Best Initiative Program in Community Partnerships, Spring 2003
ENLACE Cultural Night Certificate of Appreciation, August 2002-October 2002
Cinco De Mayo Latino Unidos Panel Speaker, May 2001
HISPANIC CAUCUS AT AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
AAHE Fellowship, March 2002
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Kellogg Foundation Engaging Latino Community in Education Fellowship, September 2001-January 2003
SKIDMORE COLLEGE
Candice Carlucci Alumni Award for Student Leadership, May 1999
Mia McCoy Mouzon Groce Scholars, 1996-1999
Certificate of Appreciation, 1999
Educational Leadership Corps Award of Excellence, 1996-2000
PUBLICATION
Trova, M. P. et al., Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 19, (2009) 6613.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
United Federation of Teachers Child Abuse and School Violence Workshop, May 2008
Trained on how to develop fundraising activities as well as grant development, Columbia University, April 2005
Trained in Curriculum Development and Workforce Development NY United Way, March 2004
STREETWISE PARTNERS, INC Participate in intensive job training and mentoring program, March 2004–July 2007
USDA Training: How to develop grants for Federal, State and private programs, August 2002
Trained at Joliet Junior College on Student Behavior, Student Code & Judicial Board Proceedings, January 2001-January 2003
Advisor Training Course, Joliet Junior College, September 2001-January 2002
National Service Core Supervisory Workshop, National Crime Prevention Council, December 2000
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Judge, 33rd Annual Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American in Science
Kansas City, MO October 2007
Speaker, 1st Annual Palmer Parents Conference at PS 76M, New York, NY April 2005
Presenter, 20th Annual United States Hispanic Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL September 2002
29th Annual Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American in Science
Orange County, CA October 2002
Presenter, ENLACE SCHOLARS PROGRAM at ENLACE National Networking Conference
Chicago, IL April 2002
AAHE Hispanic Fellow, American Association of Higher Education National Conference: Learning in Context: Who are our Students? How Do They Learn? Chicago, IL, March 2002
Presenter, 8th Annual Puerto Rican Student Association Palate Conference: Youth Activism: How Can I Make a Difference at University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL March 2002
Panelist and Facilitator of the ENLACE Senior Year Event Chicago, IL February 2002
Panelist and Facilitator the Hispanic Educational Summit, Cicero, IL February 2002
Presenter, Tandem Intermolecular Diels-Alder Reaction of a new [6,6] tetra cyclic molecules 28th Annual
Conference for Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American in Science
Atlanta, GA, October 2002
Presenter, 26TH Annual Conference for Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American in Science Portland, OR, September 1999
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, National Association of School and Professional Administrator 2005-Present
Member, Alpha Psi Lambda, Inc. 2000-Present
Member, National Association of Latino Fraternal Order 2000-Present
Member, Society for the Advancement Chicanos and Native American in Science 1999-Present
Member, American Chemical Society 1996-Present
Member, American Society of Biochemistry 2002-2004
Member, American Association of Higher Education Hispanic Caucus 2002-2004
Member, ILACHE 2001-2004
Member of the American Society for Advancement of Science 1996-2004
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Proficient in Microsoft Office XP, Publisher, Aldus Photoshop 2.0; Ami Pro 3.0/3.1, and Oracle Application 11i. Word Perfect Suite 7.0; and Alpha 4 Database; and Windows XP.
INTEREST
Enjoy martial arts, Ballroom Dancing and writing poetry.

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