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  • English
  • Reading
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  • Literacy
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Levels
  • Primary
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  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTech
  • Adult education
  • MBA

Educator with 20 years of experience teaching and tutoring experience in all areas

Methodology

All of my experience has taught me that every person has the right, ability and desire to learn. My job is to create the motivation and to the find the right learning tools for each individual. As an educator, I create a unique learning plan for each of my students that will best fit their learning style, ability level and desired outcomes. My role encompasses that of a cheerleader, teacher, mentor and confidant, providing my students with the support they need to be successful!

Background

I am passionate about education. I have worked in the education field for 20 years in a plethora settings. I have a masters degree in psychology and currently work at the college level but also have experience as a licensed special education elementary teacher. I teach all subjects at elementary and middle school ages and reading and writing at upper and college levels. I help students prepare for the STAAR, ACT and SAT. As a tutor, I serve as a teacher, mentor and cheerleader! Learning is fun!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : R374/h

Details

There may be additional fees for additional students.

Students must cancel by text message 24 hours before a scheduled lesson or they will be charged for the lesson.

Lessons offered by Penni
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • Redaction
  • Literacy
  • CV and cover letter - Help with Drafting
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTech
  • Adult education
  • MBA

Penni's CV

Penni Nickles

Education
Master of Arts, Psychology May, 2014
University of Houston – Clear Lake, Texas
GPA: 3.7

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences December, 2004
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Major: General Studies (Psychology; Development of Family and Early Childhood Education; Rehabilitation)
Minor: Social Sciences (Political Science and Psychology)

WORK EXPEREINCE

Academic Coach September 2013 - Current
University of Houston Clear Lake
- Individualize academics for graduate and undergraduate UHCL students
- Organize and prioritize individuals’ course loads
- Strategize with students to create successful learning experiences
- Explore, promote and teach unique learning avenues with each individual student
- Collaborate with UHCL entities such as: faculty, disability services, counseling services and career
counseling services to create a comprehensive plan for the success of each student

Private Tutor
Bistrow Family
- Tutor talented and gifted high school student
- Help form weekly study plans
- Aid in paper writing and research projects
- Teach studying and test taking skills

Private Tutor
DeLa Cruz Family May 2014 – Current
- Tutor two students with ADHD
- Create lessons to improve reading and math skills
- Facilitated success in previously failing subjects by implementing study strategies
- Create and complete science experiments
- Implement study habits and schedules for homework requirements
- Established dialog with parents and teachers to create collaborative, consistent plans for success in
classroom and at home

Private Tutor May 2014 - 2016
Rosenberg Family
- Tutor 3 year old with Down’s Syndrome
- Create lessons to improve speech and behavior
- Collaborate with parents, PPCD teachers and Day care staff to incorporate consistent teaching and
discipline methods
- Facilitate improved speech by combining verbal vocabulary and effective sign language

Adjunct Professor (Psychology of Women) Fall 2014
University of Houston - Clear Lake
- Formulated syllabus and lessons for senior level psychology course
- Presented material to class on a weekly basis
- Created tests and assignments
- Critiqued and scored written work
- Projected weekly grades for students as well as final scores for institution

Adjunct Professor (General Psychology) Fall 2014 – Current
San Jacinto College
- Teach General Psychology, Learning Frameworks and Developmental Psychology
- Create lesson plans and syllabus for 30+ undergraduate students
- Compose multiple choice and short answer exams
- Design unique written homework assignments
- Demonstrate all instructional presentations
- Implement group work and peer deliberation regarding subject matter
- Provide updated projection of grades for students and final grades for institution

Adjunct Professor Fall 2015 - Current
Alvin Community College
- Teach General Psychology and Learning Frameworks
- Teach in several High Schools in dual credit classes
- Create lesson plans and syllabus for 30+ undergraduate students
- Compose multiple choice and short answer exams
- Design unique written homework assignments
- Demonstrate all instructional presentations
- Implement group work and peer deliberation regarding subject matter
- Provide updated projection of grades for students and final grades for institution

Teaching Internship (General Psychology) Fall 2013 – May 2014
Houston Community College
- Shadowed full time faculty one semester
- Created lessons and tests for students first semester
- Overtook all professorial responsibilities under internship guidance
- Created power points, group work, homework, and exams

Cerebral Palsy Patient Care Provider September 2010 - Current
Rodrigue Family
- Conduct physical, aquatic, occupational, speech and equestrian therapy for seven year old client with
cerebral palsy.
- Modified school work for kindergarten through second grade work.
- Taught and implement life and self-help skills.
- Conduct necessary tasks related to Medicaid that allows child to receive therapy
- Locate resources for child to receive mobility devices such as special needs bicycle, walker, and stroller

Rett Syndrome Patient Care Provider November 2010 – December 2012
Emmanuel Home Health Care – Schwartz Family
- Conducted physical and occupational therapy for six year old client with Rett Syndrome.
- Communicated with nonverbal child using computer.
- Specialized homework using computer and hands on materials.
- Taught life and self-help skills.

Autism Patient Care Provider February 2010 - September 2010
Barrow Family
- Conducted play therapy sessions with five year old client with autism and aggressive tendencies.
- Participated with therapists in play therapy, speech and visual therapy sessions.
- Collaborated with teachers, therapists and family to create a least restrictive, learning conducive home
environment for autism client with aggressive tendencies.
- Created appropriate curricular and extracurricular activities specified for child with autism.

Down’s Syndrome Patient Care Provider September 2009 – February 2010
Novick Family
- Conducted speech therapy with nonverbal client with Down’s syndrome.
- Assisted in teaching and practicing life and self-help skills.

Special Education PPCD Teacher October 2008 – March 2009
John H. Reagan Elementary
- Networked with parents, hearing, vision and mobility specialists.
- Collaborated with general education teachers to form cohesive lesson plans for those children in inclusion
classrooms.
- Created lesson plans for 18 verbal and nonverbal children.
- Created Individualized Education Programs for 18 elementary children

Special Education Inclusion Teacher August 2008 – October 2008
Anson Jones Elementary
- Team taught in nine classrooms caseload of 59 special needs children
- Modified student work and lesson plans with general education teachers
- Created Individualized Education Programs for 59 elementary children

Paraprofessional Teacher November 2007 – August 2008
North Garland Montessori School
- Taught in the Montessori style learning in classroom of 20 elementary children
- Held daily meetings with guardians to discuss assessments and progress
- Collaborated with morning teachers and transitioned to afternoon lessons

Sensory Perception Patient Care Provider July 2002 – December 2004
Vlasimsky Family
- Responsible for the care of four children ranging in age from new-born to six years
- Implemented activities used to support a child with a sensory perception disorder

ADHD Patient Care Provider September 2001 – July 2002
Wilkenson Family
- Responsible for the care of six children ranging in age from two to fourteen years
- Aided in the treatment program and home integration of a child with ADHD

Special Needs Preschool Teacher June 2000 – September 2001
Prodigy Child Development Center
- Created and implemented modified lesson plans for preschool class including special needs and general
education children
- Incorporated the treatment plan for a child with sensory integration disorder and a child with conduct
disorder
- Completed assessment; held parent/teacher conferences.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING/WORKSHOPS

University of Houston – Clear Lake (2013) Access to Women’s Health Care in Texas. Angie Wiens of Planned Parenthood-Gulf Coast 2 hour presentation.

Dallas Independent School District (DISD) (2009) Crisis Prevention Intervention. Learned techniques to diffuse situations before they reach crisis level. Eight hour workshop.

DISD (2009) Step by Step – An Approach to Inclusive Schools. Learned definition of inclusive education and instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Sixteen hour workshop.

DISD (2009) Student Systems Administrator Fundamentals. Acquire knowledge of student information available at school and student application system. Two hour workshop

DISD (2008) Developmentally Appropriate Practices Learned how to maintain best practices in the PPCD classroom. Four and a half hour workshop.

DISD (2008) CHAMPS. Learned classroom management. Eight hour workshop.



RESEARCH EXPEREINCE 2014

Research Proposal - Can Emotional Intelligence be Learned?
Penni Nickles, Romeo Gomez, Elise Nelson, Danielle Urias: Relationship between Emotional Understanding, Emotional Management and Life Satisfaction

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STA/APA division2)

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Spirit Horse Current

Find monies through fundraising and grants from the community and large corporations
Funded office building and special needs restroom facilities through

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