Experienced and Knowledgeable tutor
Public Health-Epidemiology
Location: Houston, TX, USA
School: Capella University
Major: Public Health-Epidemiology

Experienced and Knowledgeable tutor

Winter Matthews

An experienced, reliable, and adaptable professional seeking a career opportunity to utilize my skills and abilities to continuously impacting the success and growth of a reputable company and/or organization.


July 2016 to July 2018 Yancy Life, Inc. & ClubZ! Tutoring Houston, TX
Instructional Specialist

-Provide academic tutorials and academic support to students of all academic levels, within small group, in-class (push-in) or individualized instruction at school.
-Travel to students' homes, libraries, or schools to conduct tutoring sessions.
-Schedule tutoring appointments with students or their parents.
-Research or recommend textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
-Prepare and facilitate tutoring workshops, collaborative projects, or academic support sessions for small groups of students.
-Participate in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
-Organize tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
-Monitor student performance or assist students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
-Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
-Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
-Prepare lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to students' needs and goals.
-Maintain records of students' assessment results, progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
- Identify, develop, or implement intervention strategies, tutoring plans, or individualized education plans (IEPs) for students.
-Develop teaching or training materials, such as handouts, study materials, or quizzes.
-Communicate students' progress to students, parents or teachers in written progress reports, in person, by phone, or by email.
-Collaborate with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, or counselors to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, or assess student progress.
-Assess students' progress throughout tutoring sessions.
-Administer, proctor, or score academic or diagnostic assessments.
-Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
-Provide private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance, improve occupational skills, or prepare for academic or occupational tests.

July 2016 to present College of Healthcare Professions Houston, TX
Program Director of Physical Therapy Technician/Externship Coordinator/ Instructor
-Provide academic leadership and select, train, develop, manage, and lead faculty and staff team members according to the guidelines provided by the DOE and Campus President
-Provide support to college and community relations activities while planning and implementing a budget including personnel requirements, program expenses, and capital needs
-Support college programs designed to achieve student completion and placement rates
-Review: curriculum and textbooks with instructors, advisory board, and DOE; review evaluations of instructors and programs, externship evaluations, employer surveys, and graduate surveys
-Collaborate with other PDs within own school and across schools: scheduling, sharing faculty, and other.
-Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations and college policies and processes
-Other duties as assigned
-Maintain federal, state and accreditation compliance
-Ensures organizational requirements are met of 40% of externs are hired by their site
-Monitor and maintain TWC and accreditation regulations of all student records with respect to site evaluations, time cards, surveys and any other required documentation
-Attain a thorough knowledge of all rules and standards set forth by the state, federal and accrediting board with respect to the externship and ensure all rules and regulations are adhered to
-Responsible for the recruitment and maintaining of extern sites, marketing to the medical community, communications and public relations of the department and school
-Ensure sufficient opening are available at sites for number of students needing externships
-Meets number of new sites developed designated by company metrics
-Serve as liaison between students, college faculty and the organization providing the externship
-Works closely with the Placement Coordinator on assisting the student into employment after graduation
-Counsel students who are not attending externship as scheduled
-Track and assure that all students complete a final exit after externship is completed
-Assist the students with career development, professionalism, resume preparation and interviewing skills
-Update and maintain affiliation agreements
-Monitor, track and provide feedback to the extern regarding timesheets
-Ensure all attendance is recorded and filed
-Maintain CampusVue data on students’ site assignments
-Arrange and conduct externship orientation prior to externship
-Conduct weekly site visits
-Attend and participate in staff meetings
-Participate in student orientation
-Keep accurate records in an organized manner
-Provides competency-based education which aligns with the CHCP model of curricula as well as supports the CHCP style of system delivery.
-Designs and delivers excellence of class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities which support lesson objectives, and delivers the instruction as approved.
-Enables the achievement of pre-described exit competencies for student achievement and evaluation of learning by providing instruction which fosters competencies and establishes student performance criteria and evaluation.
-Delivers excellence in learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.
-Provides weekly feedback to students, taking special care to provide comprehensive feedback at the conclusion of the mid-term mark, providing struggling students with opportunities to improve.
-Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students and engaging students in the learning process.
-Manages the learning environment through keeping accurate records, taking attendance, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.
-Attends a majority of general faculty, departmental, and school-wide meetings.
-Contributes service to the campus by actively participating on at least one special project committee each year.
-Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.
-Answers questions related to program content that may impact curriculum and delivery of objectives for courses. Also attends Program Advisory Committee meetings one a year to the program for which the expertise is appropriate.
-Other duties as assigned.

August 2015 to June 2016 Post-Acute Medical Rehabilitation-Clearlake Webster, TX
Rehabilitation Specialist III
-Transporting patients, therapeutic exercise program, functional activities, supervised mobility activities, ultrasound, heat/cold applications, electrical stimulation treatments, hydrotherapy/wound care, dressing application and cleaning of the department
-Completed routine documentation duties accurately and efficiently. Assists department managers with various tasks or specific projects.
-Completed exercise treatments designed to maintain and restore strength, prevent contractures, or maintain mobility of joints.
-Utilized and demonstrated to patients the use and operation of exercise equipment and modalities used for stretching and strengthening muscles, or for improving body coordination or muscle retaining; adjusting and maintained patient equipment.

April 2014 to July 2015 Proactive Physical Therapy Houston, TX
Rehabilitation Specialist III
-Assisted patients in exercises and rehab routines
-Ensured adequate supply of resources
-Operated physical therapy machinery
-Managed clerical and administrative duties
-Received payments from patients
-Provided pre and post procedure information to patients and families
-Prepare patients for procedures
-Prepare procedure rooms for patients
-Assemble equipment necessary for procedures
-Assist physical therapist by helping out during procedures
-Help in supervision of patients

November 2011 to March 2014 TIRR Memorial Hermann Houston, TX
Rehabilitation Specialist II/Clinical Research Assistant
-Assist spinal cord specialist physical/occupational therapist (SCI) and brain injury (BI) specialist physical/occupational therapist with treatment for patients with paraplegia, CVA (stroke), and quadriplegics.
-Assist physical therapist in treatments for patients with spasticity, hyperreflexia, hypertonia, and neuromuscular disorders
-Perform only delegated, selected or routine tasks in specific situations, such as preparing the patient and the treatment area as scheduled
-Coordinate patient care with members of other departments and other staff within the rehabilitation services department
-Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities, under direction of medical staff
-Observe patients during treatment to compile and evaluate data on patients' responses and progress, and report to physical therapist
-Confer with physical therapy staff and others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment
-Perform clerical duties, such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, and filling out forms
-Assist department managers with various tasks or specific projects, provides treatment in all areas of the department, which includes inpatient and outpatient
-Attended clinical trial team meetings weekly
-Communicated and coordinated with other study personnel as required to
include data entry and randomization personnel, pharmacy, laboratories,
study sponsors and others as needed for study implementation and problem
-Interfaced directly with a diverse population of subjects, responding to
various inquiries and concerns.
-Maintained open lines of communication between subjects, physician, staff,
and laboratory personnel.
-Ensured all clinical screening procedures and data is completed prior to
-Working knowledge of computerized processes and data entry.
-Able to juggle multiple task and meets deadlines.
-Knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines

July 2011 to December 2011 Integrated Therapeutic Services Houston, TX
Rehabilitation Specialist II
-Treatment of patients
-Explanation of benefits to patients
-Scheduling patient appointments, following up on cancellations and no show appointment, and administering reminder calls to all new patients one day prior to their appointment
-Sending prescription and insurance information to office for certification and maintaining adequate office supply inventory levels
-Making copies of requested patient notes for claims, authorizations, etc.
-Communicating verbally and written in regard to patient condition
-Applied casting, splints, and braces for orthopedic patients
-Follow detailed polymerization instructions, procedures, and processes to correctly prepare polyurethane materials
-Report problems with quality, processes, equipment, or materials for casting to the supervised physical therapist

January 2008 to July 2011 Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, TX
Academic Advisor
-Assessed students’ stage of development by interviewing students upon entrance into University, and promoted growth and determined suitable developmental tasks.
-Assisted student in establishing realistic and attainable academic career goals
-Advised students on academic, career, and personal issues and identified the educational and career options appropriate for each student and assisted with analyzing each option
-Identified options for students to satisfy degree requirements
-Monitored academic progress of students, analyzed reports from instructors and determined eligibility and satisfactory progress toward their degree
-Maintained student files and record and updated computerized information system regarding to student status changes
-Participated in preparation of orientations and presented academic information to new students and parents during orientation
-Provided customer service and information to parents on an ongoing basis to maintain open lines of communication
-Evaluated transcripts from other academic institutions for application to the desired degree program
-Gathered information such as GPAs and/or enrollment statistics and prepared reports as requested
-Assisted students with admission and registration and provided guidance in course selection

July 2007 to December 2008 Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Houston, TX
Rehabilitation Therapy Specialist I
-Monitored and observed patients during treatment
-Utilized and demonstrated to patients the use and operation of exercise equipment and modalities used for stretching and strengthening muscles, or for improving body coordination or muscle restraining; adjusted and maintained patient equipment
-Scheduled client and staff appointments and check clients in and out of office
-Researched information and generated reports on patients’ improvement in performance
-Performed assigned treatments and procedures such as basic, routine, and repetitive exercises
-Completed exercise treatments designed to maintain and restore strength, prevent contractures, or maintain mobility of joints
-Handled confidential information and many complex matters
-Organized and facilitated patient therapeutic activities
-Recorded patient response to treatment
-Maintained positive relations with patients, families and health care team
-Established and maintained departmental files and records
-Performed other job-related duties as assigned
-Assist wound care specialist physical therapist with wound care for patients with acute, chronic, surgical, diabetic wounds, and pressure sores
-Assist physical therapist in wound care treatments with modalities such as ultrasound, electrical situation, whirlpool, and compression therapy

July 2005 to July 2007 San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Baytown, TX
Rehabilitation Therapy Technician I
-Performed routine treatments such as preparing and assisting patients for hydrotherapy
-Made entries in records and computers, and in patients' charts which are countersigned by the therapist, as directed
-Participated in the instruction and orientation of therapy trainees and others in physical and occupational therapy treatment procedures
-Maintained inventory, assists in ordering and planning the use of supplies, and organizes storage
-Performed routine treatments such as preparing and assisting patients for wound care
-Adjusted and increased resistance, weight, and range according to patient's response and physical tolerance
-Performed other duties as assigned

Core Qualifications:
5+ years of experience in the medical and healthcare industry
7+ years of experience as an educational tutor in varies subjects
Responsible for the planning and scheduling of materials through the production schedules
Team leadership skills
2 years of experience with assisting Clinical Research Trials, Clinical Research Associate certified, CCRA
Able to meet deadlines
Able to multi-task, works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager
Comprehend policy/procedures and implement daily
Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to analyze information; work with several tasks simultaneously
Excellent in customer service
CPR certified

Additional Skills:
Professionalism/Handling physical & mental stress/conflicts
Organizational/Time management skills
Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness
Collaborating as a Team player/Team building skills
Analytical/Research/Problem Solving/Decision-Making skills
Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities
Interpersonal Abilities
Communication/Listening skills
Computer/Technical Literacy
Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
Positive Attitude/Strong Work Ethic/Compassion

Capella University 2017 Ph.D Public Health-Epidemiology
Prairie View A&M University 2008 Masters of Educational Administration
Prairie View A&M University 2005 Health & Kinesiology

Highly educated and knowledgeable tutor