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Lessons offered by Kiersten
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Parenting
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Preschool Teacher and Educational Consultant shows you how to talk to toddlers in an engaging and positive way.

Methodology

I have my Bachelor's of Science in Child Development and I have supported numerous parents and beginning teachers on how to craft their language to create a supportive environment for children. It can be easy to just be reactive to children's behavior and often times as adults we are unsure of what to say. I can give helpful strategies, relatable scenarios and help you develop a natural language to use with children to ease high tension moments and create a better learning environment.

Background

I have been working in the classroom for 6 years now and I have been consulting for the past three years. I have taught over 100 students from colleges, preschool teacher and parents. Those who I have supported feel more confident working with children and have a better understanding of how to deal with interactions.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $15/h
Lessons offered by Kiersten
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Parenting
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Kiersten's resume




KEY SKILLS
Public speaking. Creating and implementing curriculum. Leading collaborations with adults and children.
Effectively communication skills, creative problem-solving. Mentoring. Adaptability to diverse environments. Creating a positive work environment. Leading and facilitating classrooms and small groups.

Education
Cal State University Dominguez Hills
Ā¬Bachelors of Science in Child Development May 2011- Graduated Magna Cum Latte
Ā¬
Ā¬South Torrance High School
High School Diploma in June 2006

TEFL Certified 2016

Mixx Yoga Certification 2017





WORK EXPERIENCE

Bennett Kew Elementary, Inglewood CA 08/2016-06/2017
Position: Fitness Coach Partnered with CF Fitness
Lead exercises and games that supported childrenā€™s gross motor skills, coordination, muscle strength, problem solving skills, team work and communication skills during recess
Lead Yoga classes for 1st- 5th grades during recess that focused on an understanding of the body, self regulation, and supported academic concepts such as math, science, and literacy.


Position: Interventionist Teacher
Worked with small groups of 1st grade children to support their academic understanding of math
Taught English as a second language to students and supported their writing, speaking and reading English


C.F. Fitness
Position: Alter School Dance Teacher
Created, planned and implemented dance curriculum for grades 1st-5th that combined fitness, dance, yoga and education.

The Growing Place Preschool, Santa Monica, CA 09/2015-07/28/2016
Position: Associate Teacher and Movement Coordinator
Lead small groups with children ages 1 year to 5 years exploring movement in order to gain body awareness, spatial awareness and self-regulation and expression.
Lead small group work with clay that supported childrenā€™s fine motor development, literacy, and math skills
Documented childrenā€™s work in the classroom
Collaborated with parents on classroom work and sharing information
Supported teachers in classroom facilitation.
Used language to promote vocabulary, self-regulation, and conflict resolution and promote learning.
Supported children in peer to peer collaborations

Position: Teacher 11/2011-09/2015
Created curriculum under the constructivist approach for children ages 2-3
Implemented small group work and long time projects
Lead team meetings
Classroom management
Created documentation of the learning
Presented current classroom work to fellow colleagues
In constant in communication with parents by informing them of their childā€™s progress, goals and strategizing on how to help their children meet their goals.

California Early Childhood Mentor Program 09/2013- Present
Position: Mentor Teacher
Attending monthly meetings to discuss progressive work in child development and create strategies for mentoring college students
Presenting to college classes on how to facilitate learning experiences with children
Mentoring college students on classroom management, working with children, and working with in a school environment

Early Childhood Development Consultant
Schools/Organizations: Connections for Children, La Tijera Preschool, Loyola Marymount
Leading workshops on teaching strategies and techniques teacher can use to enhance the learning experience.

Mondays at the Mission Life Skills Class, Los Angeles, CA 8/2011- Present
Position: Associate Director ( Volunteer)
Coordinating volunteers
Teaching and facilitating classes homeless teenagers ages 9-18 focusing on specific life skills
Cresting and implementing goals with students
Work with families on creating better habits and goals for better well being of the family
Assisting in event planning


Future in Humanity Non-profit Organization, Fullerton, CA 7/2012- 7/2014
Position: Assistant Director (Volunteer)
Planned and implemented events
Found and secured donations
Created systems to help clients meet their social, economic and health needs
Coordinated volunteers
Media relations and communications such as creating newsletters, advertising and social media



Little Aviators Child Development Center, Hawthorne, CA 6/2010-11/2011
Position: Teacher
Teaching through a play based philosophy
Working with mixed ages
Creating and implementing curriculum for ages 2, 3 and 4
Documentation of learning
Communication with parents through handouts, emails and face to face interactions
Collaborating with staff members
Creating an optimal environment for safety and learning


Hype Dance Studios Torrance, CA 4/2009-12/2011

Position: Dance Teacher
Ā¬Currently teaching a hip hop/tap class for ages 6-9, ballet/tap ages 3-5 and 6-9, and hip hop ages 8-12.Substitute teacher for teen/adult tap classes and teen/adult hip hop classes
Lead 55 min classes, while teaching age appropriate dance techniques and dance moves
Providing an encouraging and comfortable environment for children and adults

Free Arts for Abused Children 2/17/2011-6/3/2011
Position: Internship
Implementing and creating art projects for children ages 2-16
Working with children of diverse backgrounds
Using art to help potentially at risk childrenā€™s and families.




Tutor Time Preschool Torrance CA 5/2008- 5/2010

Position: Teacher/ Teacher Assistant
Ā¬Developing and organizing curriculum for early child hood class rooms
Ā¬Communicating on a daily bases with parents and child care staff
Ā¬Developing creative activities that increase the development of children in the areas of art, language, math, and motor skills
Ā¬Providing a welcoming and caring environment for children, staff and parents













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