BESARS ESL – English Language Arts: Attended a series of workshops
designed to increase ELLs’ understanding of English-language
literature, bridging cultural differences, and to best prepare ESL
students for the English Regents.
BESARS ESL – Math: Attended a series of workshops tailored to
ESL and math teachers, focusing on better understanding language and
mathematics impediments of ELL students, and on overcoming teaching
All E.S.L. and Special Education Professional Development Hours completed.
Have attended numerous ESL and Bilingual education conferences and
COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NY.
Professor of American History and of Political Science, 2000-2001
Teaching two classes in American History, from the discovery of America
through the Civil War.
Teaching a class in Political Science, dealing with federalism, the
legal system, and various governmental processes.
Was able to take on a double class of American History from another
professor, and conduct two simultaneous sessions.
Student body at Boricua consists of minority and immigrant students,
with an average age of 36. For nearly all students, these classes
were cases of first impression and exposure to both American history
and to political science and theory.
MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, JAMAICA, NY.
Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL), 2000-2001
Teaching five classes of ESL students, from Beginner to Advanced,
with one additional Reading class.
Hold morning pre-school ESL tutoring sessions, as well as after-school
BESAR ELA-ESL English Regents tutoring sessions.
Founding member of the Fundraising and Grant Writing Committee. In
process of starting a Law Club for next year.
Administered LAB test to a group of forty students.
Supervised numerous trips to various New York museums and the Bronx
Zoo, as well as several guest speakers.
Student body at August Martin ESL class consists of exclusively minority
and immigrant students, ranging from Caribbean to African, from Arabian
to Latin American, and from Asian to native-born American students
designated as part of the Special Education program.
REVIEW SAT PREPARATION CLASS, HUNTINGTON, NY.
S.A.T. Preparation Class Instructor, 1992, 1993
Supervised and instructed standardized examination preparation classes.
Participated in various youth recruitment and community public relations
for the program.
Passed all exams requisite for certification, licensing, and bilingual
extension: LAST, ATS-W, ELPA-C, TLPA for Russian, CST in ESL, and
the Bilingual Pre-Employment Russian Written and Russian Verbal Exams.
Completed the Child Abuse Identification & Reporting Class and
Workshop in School Violence Prevention & Intervention.
Completed forty of sixty New Teacher hours, as well as all ESL and
Special Education Professional Development hours.