Science Teacher
Biology
Location: New York, NY, United States
University: Fisk University
Major: Biology

Science Teacher

BENJAMIN W. HUGHES, PhD

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Over 15 years teaching experience in urban and suburban settings. • Areas of teaching competence include: General Biology, Living Environment, Advanced Placement Biology, Human Physiology • Experienced in using data to drive student instruction, developing course curricula, executing field trips, laboratory exercises including dissections of fixed specimens, and other activities beyond traditional lectures

RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

12/13/15-5/28/16 Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy 1 High School New York, NY
Living Environment

• Implemented multiple curricula including science and literacy, incorporating Common Core and NY science state standards into lesson planning
• Administered successful proactive classroom management plan, demonstrating effective behavior management with 72 diverse students
• Developed strong relationships and communication with parents from varied backgrounds through email, face-to-face contact and phone communication
• Participated actively in staff meetings to address community support, management in construction zone and other topical concerns
• Differentiated instruction to meet needs of all students


10/1/15-12/3/15 New Heights Academy Charter School New York, NY
Substitute Teacher 8th Grade Social Studies

• Delivered student instruction through lectures and demonstrations
• Utilized appropriate audiovisual aids to supplement oral instruction
• Prepared course of study and course objectives in accordance with curriculum guidelines
• Assigned and corrected homework assignments
• Administered and graded tests recorded results and calculated grades accordingly
• Kept parents informed of student progress on a regular basis


9/1/14-6/26/15 School of Performing Arts Bronx, NY
General Biology/Living Environment

• Analyzed student assessment data to drive instructional methods to promote an increase in student achievement
• Created an engaging environment to ensure students reach their full cognitive abilities
• Established positive relationships between parents, students, and myself
• Planned and implemented lessons that followed the NY State Science Scope and Sequence Standards and Common Core Standards
• Administered NY State Intermediate Science Skills Test and 8th grade Science MOSL


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7/1/14-8/16/14 East Bronx Academy Bronx, NY
Living Environment
• Delivered Living Environment subject matter to high school students using NY State Common Core Standards, NY State Living Environment Content Standards, and anchor techniques from “Teach Like a Champion” by Doug Lemov
• Reviewed NY State Living Environment Regents Exam questions with summer school students
• Administered tests and recorded test grades


8/1/13-present New York University New York, NY
Adjunct Professor
• Developed curriculum for two graduate level courses that intensively review aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology using computer approaches to convey the essential material
• Prepared class curriculum and syllabi
• Administered test and recorded grades


7/1/09-9/1/09 Middlesex County College New Brunswick, NJ
Adjunct Faculty
• Gained buy-in from Health Careers students and college administrators by exhibiting advanced knowledge of life science course material
• Administered tests and recorded test scores in a timely manner
• Developed Multimedia Scientific Lecture and Laboratory presentations


8/15/07-5/30/08 BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE Cleveland, OH
Adjunct Faculty
• Participated in curriculum development and teaching enhancement activities during college-wide faculty in-service career advancement symposiums
• Modified Anatomy and Physiology class curricula and syllabi for two courses resulting in 35% increase in passing rate for Health Careers students
• Administered tests and recorded test scores in a timely manner
• Developed Multimedia Lecture and Laboratory presentations


8/1/06-12/15/06 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
Lecturer
• Taught Human Biology to non-science majors
• Prepared class curriculum and syllabus
• Administered tests and recorded grades
• Provided counseling to students related to career objectives and goals
• Developed Multimedia Lecture and Laboratory presentations







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EDUCATION

RELAY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION New York, NY
Master of Arts in Teaching, 2017 (expected)

MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE Nashville, TN
School of Graduate Studies
Doctor of Philosophy


FISK UNIVERSITY Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Arts in Biology


CERTIFICATION

Long Term Substitute 5B (7/2014-2/2016)

Visiting Lecturer (issued upon recommendation by hiring school district)

Science Teacher