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Lessons offered by Lana
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Literature
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

College student studying journalism & music has experience in teaching each subject of learning- english, history, literary writing, writing, environmental sciences, and homework. Let's begin!

Methodology

Hello there! My name is Lana Leonard, a student, a teacher, a tutor, an artist, but more specifically a journalism and music major at The New School in downtown New York with various teaching experiences. My lessons to students open up how connected the world is rather than how divided it is. My style is quite simple. I keep my teaching bipartisan, encouraging students to speak and learn intellect and ideologies of philosophical thinking and possibility. Asking questions and applying knowledge to one's own life is important and allows for exceptional doors of epiphany to open up the world of a student. After all, the learning is for them, not for me. However, students teach me as much as I them by having ideas and concerns to share. With that said, passion is very important to me. My passion for teaching tends to inspire a passion for learning and that is where the magic of knowledge blooms. As a teacher, I am fun. I am a listener. I am a mentor for students to take guidance from as they do the work they once may have felt they could not complete.

Background

I have been assisting elementary school students with homework since 2014, working for The Ocean Township School District as a care taker for an after school project extend program. In 2016 I co-professed an environmental science class of Brookdale Community College students in Lincroft, NJ, grading and mentoring them on proposals for environmental initiatives such as littering, EPA water concerns, and composting. Finding my work first-rate, a private progressive school on the shore of New Jersey, Voyager's Community School, asked me to work for them. An accredited school, I taught environmental science through the application of active learning, proposal writing, and existential question answering. The students learned about the environment through writing a successful composting proposal for their school. Additionally, I was an assistant teacher for the middle school class, assisting in all subjects for my allotted time available. I instructed these students in literary analysis. We discussed literature with worldly curiosity, personal relation, and discussed how books like "Lord of the Flies" was applicable to our personal lives, art, and political world. This would often lead to intellectual debates. Allowing students to debate, I assured they learned proper argument edict. I taught there into the spring of 2017, began tutor a student in literary analysis until I moved to New York this September of 2017. My students have walked away from my lessons with an open mind and heart. They tell me that they walk away knowing and thinking more about the world than when they started. They, most importantly walk away loving to learn.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $240
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $240

Details

-Hello! So I just wanted to clarify payment. I charge $25 per hour for tutoring. There are some variations in payment under certain circumstances, so here is some clarification if need be:

-When having to travel I charge an extra ten dollars, making my hourly fee go from $25 per hour plus $10, so if I tutor for two hours, for example, that's $50 plus the $10 travel fee, making my payment $60.

-When tutoring over webcam I charge 20 percent less, so my payment is simply $20 per hour instead of $25 per hour.

-I do have some discounted packages. I offer packages of 5 hours for $115 and a package of 10 hours of tutoring for $240.

Lessons offered by Lana
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Literature
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Lana's resume

Lana Marie Leonard
300 West 20th NY, NY 10011
1130 Interlaken Avenue, Wanamassa, NJ 07712
(concealed information), (concealed information)

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a job that reflects my passion and proficiency in teaching, communications, interpersonal skills, active learning, and community outreach through teaching, activism, and communications

EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE
Co-Project Leader, The Innovation Network
SEPTEMBER 2015-DECEMBER 2016
Managed a student led, project based, active education on global issues
Presented as the only students, as TIN Co-project leaders, at the S.T.E.M. Tech conference in Philadelphia, NOVEMBER 2016
Co-Professed and mentored a group of students in an environmental science class, delegating a compost proposal for Brookdale’s campus, SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2016

Teacher, Voyager’s Community School, Shrewsbury, NJ
SEPTEMBER, 2016-PRESENT
Essential’s class teacher in environmental science, with a focus on composting and proposal writing, and assistant teacher of literary analysis, environmental science

Editor in Chief, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network [K-12]), Central New Jersey, NJ
JANUARY 2014-2016
Created and led a non-profit monthly newsletter promoting LGBTQ+ inclusive education.
Run and manage workshops for LGBTQ+ forums including the annual S.P.E.A.K. Summit, GSA* forum, Trans* Youth Forum
Caretaker, Ocean Township Recreation Project Extend, Ocean, NJ
SEPTEMBER, 2014-DECEMBER 2016
Worked at assisting children in their homework, participated and organized playground recess, and wrote children’s stories as entertainment

Camp Counselor. Ocean Township Recreation Summer Camp, Ocean, NJ
SUMMER, 2009–SUMMER, 2013
Kept track of attendance and kept records of where children were at all times. Working for a variety of years allowed for relationships to bud with the children, watching some grow up from first graders to middle schoolers
EDUCATION
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
DECEMEBER 2016
Associate Degree of Arts in Journalism with Honors, GPA 3.8
Dean’s List, 2014-2016
Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, 2015–2016
Recipient of The Global Citizenship award, 2015 & 2017
Incoming junior at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, SEPTEMBER 2017

PUBLICATIONS
“Miranda & Vera,” Velma Works Literary Magazine, OCTOBER 2016
“Some Rays of Light Amid the Darkness,” Community College Week, NOVEMBER 2016
“More than an Interview: How a Music Journalist Reaches the Musician,” YouTube, MAY 10, 2016
Multiple articles in The Stall, Brookdale Community College’s newspaper, SEPTEMBER 2015–DECEMBER 2016

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
Co-Creator, Dreamers+, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
SEPTEMBER 2015
Briefly assisted to support and devise a club advocating for inclusivity and education for undocumented students and other fellow peers

Co-Project Manager & Communications, What’s Your Gender: More Than Just a Letter
JANUARY 2017
An educational art activist project put together by NY/NJ students, artists, activists, and educators for androgynous, gender non-conforming, LGBTQ+ peoples to be seen, heard, and understood using visual, verbal and written art forms
Manage Facebook page, help to organize meetings, events, and expansion of the project

ADDITIONAL JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
Music Journalist Blogger, (concealed information)
2014-PRESENT
Write feature pieces on the Jersey Shore and DIY music scene
Contribute to political and LGBTQ+ articles

Reporter, The Stall, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
JANUARY 2015-MAY, 2016
Wrote profile pieces on musicians and more on the music scene and event coverage that were relative to Brookdale Students

Profile Writer, Social Media Administrator, Noise in the Attic, Long Branch, NJ
SEPTEMBER 2016–PRESENT
Write profiles on musicians performing for, Noise in the Attic, a non-profit, music showcase, that gives back to local organizations and causes

Freelance Writer
Independent reporter and documenter at President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, including the ceremony, the riot, and protest that followed, Washington, D.C., JANUARY, 20 2017
Independent reporter and documenter at the Women’s March on Washington, New York City, JANUARY 21, 2017
Independent reporter and documenter at protests this past fall, NOVEMBER 17, 2016

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Inkwell Coffee House, Long Branch, NJ
JANUARY 2016-PRESENT
Work front and back of house, as well as, a show promoter, raising money for local charities and organizations

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Habitat for Humanity, Long Branch, NJ,
SEPTEMBER 2015-MAY 2016
Surveyed abandoned, foreclosed, and unkempt homes to help the community and its home owners

Restore, Habitat for Humanity’s non-profit home improvement store and donation center, Freehold, NJ
SEPTEMBER 2015-MAY 2016
Curated and hosted art shows
Oversaw, arranged, and helped to promote a live music event

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