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Lisa
« I have been an educator for over a decade, and in that time I can say without hesitation that Dr. Monsour is among the best. She not only knows her content, (something that is sadly lacking in education today), but she pairs her understanding with a true appreciation for hard work and rigor, as well as compassion. She goes above and beyond for her students because she knows that compassion and encouragement are vital to her students' success. »
$40/h
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Lessons offered by Katie
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Academic tutoring
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
  • Modernist literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Doctor of Education with 10 years of experience offers English and writing lessons online

Methodology

Doctor of Education to offer lessons to traditional and non-traditional students via interactive, student-centered learning methods. Students will be able to pose questions and concerns related directly to their needs and have those questions addressed. Students of all levels will be encouraged and supported throughout the learning process.

Background

In ten years, I have educated over 1,000 students; many have earned jobs in their desired fields or have gone to graduate school, post-college. Under my tutelage, students have also passed difficult subject matter exams to become teachers in Pennsylvania and other states.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $1
Rate for online lessons : $35/h
Lessons offered by Katie
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Academic tutoring
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
  • Modernist literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Katie's resume

Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania
• 4.0 GPA August 2016

Master of Arts, Teaching English
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania
• 4.0 GPA December 2007

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
Seton Hill University Greensburg, Pennsylvania
• 3.81 GPA May 2006

Certifications

Pennsylvania Instructional I: English (7-12), Middle Level English (4-8)*, Middle Level Social Studies (4-8)* *Pending CORE scores

TEACHING


Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Part-Time Faculty Indiana, Pennsylvania
Department of Professional Studies in Education

Duties include teaching:
• Middle Level Language Arts Methods Fall 2015 – Present
• Instructional Theory and Planning for the Middle Level
• Social Studies Methods for the Elementary School
• Pre-Student Teaching Observation
• Elementary
• Student Teaching Observation
• Elementary
• Middle Level

University service includes: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Committee member, CAEP Standard 3 committee co-chair, Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board member, Literacy Committee member, and Middle Level Education Committee member.

University of Pittsburgh, Coordinator of English Education Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Education Division


Duties included teaching:
• Composition I and II Fall 2010 – Fall 2016
• Methods in Secondary English Education I and II
• Methods in Middle Level English Education (General and Content Area)
• History and Philosophy of Education
• Composition I (ESL)
• English Language Learners
• Middle Level Reading and Language Arts
• Instructional Technology in the English Classroom
• Pre-Student Teaching Seminar: Field Practicum
• Student Teaching Observation
• Secondary, English and Social Studies
• Middle Level, English

Duties also included: advising students.

University service included: English Education Club Advisor, Best Buddies Interim Advisor, Summer Scheduling Committee, International Students Committee, Faculty Senate Council, Advisory Council, First-Year Experience Committee, and General Education Committee.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Associate Indiana, Pennsylvania
Department of Professional Studies in Education

Duties included teaching:
• Maximizing Learning Fall 2013 – Spring 2015
• Pre-Student Teaching Supervision
• Elementary
• Middle Level
• Family, Community, and School Relationships in a Diverse Society
• Middle Level Language Arts Methods
• Middle Level Social Studies Methods
• Student Teacher Supervision
• Elementary

University service included: judge for Future Teachers of America, minorities in education; and Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board member.




Seton Hill University, Adjunct Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Liberal Arts Core/Humanities

Duties included teaching:
• Basic Composition Fall 2008 - Summer 2013
• Seminar in Thinking and Writing
• Senior Integrative Seminar

University service included: Thinking and Writing Call for Essays Committee, Homecoming Committee, and GOLD Committee Annual Fund Chair.


Westmoreland County Community College, Adjunct Youngwood, Pennsylvania
Humanities Division


Duties included teaching:
• Advanced Composition Fall 2007 - Spring 2011
• College Writing
• Introduction to Literature

SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

Refereed Publications:
• (2015). In an insta: Building writers’ identity through instagram. English in Texas, 45(2), 36-37.
• (2015). Professional development plans: Tools for teacher educators. Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 14, 1-10.
• (2014). New media poetics in the English classroom. English in Texas, 44(1), 70-72.

Non-Refereed Publications:
• (2013). Beyond Socratic seminars: Engaging methods to elicit accountable talk. Center for Instruction and Instructional Development Teaching Times. [Electronic version available at: (concealed information)
• (2008). 20th century costume jewelry (2nd ed.). Paducah, KY: Collector Books.


Presentations:
• (2017, February). Unmasking the Multimodal: Project-Based Learning for Middle School Students. Presentation to be given at Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Educators, State College, Pennsylvania.
• (2016, October). Thinking, Learning, and Leading: Encouraging Pre-Service Professionals with Social Action Projects. Presentation given at Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
• (2016, January). #Photoessays: Writing in the age of instagram. Presentation given at 2016 Texas Council of Teacher of English Language Arts, Austin, Texas.
• (2015, November). Goals, roles, communication, and time: Co-teaching as a model for secondary education teacher-candidates. Presentation given at Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Tempe, Arizona.
• (2015, October). Professional development plans: Tools for teacher educators. Presentation given at Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
• (2015, April). College’s calling: Secondary students’ engagement with campus and special education programs. Presentation given at 2015 Council for Exceptional Children Conference, San Diego, California.
• (2015, February). Middle level learners in motion: Movement in the classroom. Presentation given at Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Educators, State College, Pennsylvania.
• (2015, January). Beyond powerpoint: Creating engaging and interactive presentations for your learners. Presentation given at 2015 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Technology Day, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
• (2015, January). Coding with nVivo: The basics. Presentation given at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Technology Day, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
• (2015, January). New media poetics in the English classroom. Presentation given at 2015 Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, Houston, Texas.
• (2014, April). Crossing the threshold with professional development plans: Helping student teachers transition during fieldwork. Presentation given at 2014 National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
• (2014, January). Using other critical lenses to support close reading in the secondary English classroom. Presentation given at 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Hawaii.
• (2013, April). Meeting in the middle: Helping student teachers to address the affective needs of middle school students. Presentation given at 2013 National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

Invited Presentations:
• Hawaii International Conference on Education
o March 2014: Annual Conference on Education
• University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown
o March 2013: Evaluating Student Writing
• Seton Hill University
o February 2013: Preparing for Your Personal and Professional Success

Honors and Awards

• University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Mountain Cat Award, Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year 2016
• University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Sigma Tau Delta’s English Professor of the Year 2014
• Slippery Rock University, National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference Memorable Moment Award: Spring 2013, Spring 2014
• Dean’s List
• Phi Kappa Phi
• Alpha Lambda Delta
• William L. and Margaret L. Benz Scholarship
• Indiana County Guidance Counselors’ Association Scholarship

Professional Memberships

• Association for Middle Level Education
• National Council of Teachers of English
• Pennsylvania State Education Association
• Council for Exceptional Children
• Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators
• Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts

SERVICE/VOLUNTEERISM

• Evergreen Boys and Girls Club board member
• professional development speaker for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
• Community Advocate Scholarship co-founder (SHU)
o Raised $10,000 over the course of two semesters through social action projects to support volunteers at various non-profits
o the scholarship’s worth has increased to over $20,000
• liturgical assistant United Presbyterian Church of Blairsville
• Blairsville Area Historical Society Volunteer
• Blackburn Center: Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes walker

Languages

• Proficient in Spanish comprehension

Reviews on Katie
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

1 recommendation

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Lisa

I have been an educator for over a decade, and in that time I can say without hesitation that Dr. Monsour is among the best. She not only knows her content, (something that is sadly lacking in education today), but she pairs her understanding with a true appreciation for hard work and rigor, as well as compassion. She goes above and beyond for her students because she knows that compassion and encouragement are vital to her students' success.

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