Rachel Bohlman Resume
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
An English Instructor with an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing and eight years of teaching experience, specializing in the development, delivery, management, implementation, and support of English literature lesson plans and curriculae. NY State certification.
Master of Arts (M.A.), Literature / Creative Writing Graduated December 2011
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Literature Graduated May 2010
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 5-9 Pending
Adjunct English Instructor September 2013 – Present
Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
Taught two to three weekly sections of an “ENG 101- Standard Freshman Composition,” “ENG 102 – Intro to Literature and “ENG 010-Developmental Writing” course to fifty total students.
Developed curriculums by designing the syllabus, selecting readings and textbooks, and creating and implementing lesson plans, attendance and grading policies, and a code of conduct.
Adapted the curriculum to a variety of learning styles for ESL students and students with IEPs.
Instructed students in parts of speech, types of sentences, journaling, essay organization, thesis construction, tone, style, dialect, figurative language, point of view, poetic forms, meter, persuasive and descriptive writing, and reading comprehension strategies.
Edited and organized the student writing portfolio material, which included two typed and revised essays, one in-class writing assignment, and a reflective letter.
Provided supplemental one-on-one instruction and reviewed essay comments with students, offered suggestions on how to improve papers, and supported thesis development.
Taught various styles of writing, including personal narrative, research paper, literary analysis, argumentation, exemplification, comparison-contrast, description, definition, and cause and effect styles.
Earned average ratings of “excellent” in all four categories on faculty evaluations.
Private Tutor September 2010 – Present
Tutored and prepared students for a variety of standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and GRE.
Worked with students one on one and in groups of up to 10.
Developed methods and strategies that enabled students to increase their scores by an average of 200 points.
Experience working on college admissions essays as well as other admissions materials.
Tutored various subjects such as English, Living Environment, Algebra, and History.
Music Instructor July 2005 – Present
Self – Employed Suffolk County, NY
Taught half hour and hour-long private piano, violin and viola lessons to thirty students per week between the ages of four and sixty years old.
Prepared students for auditions and music competitions conducted by the New York State Musical Association (NYSSMA), the Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) and the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) by instructing on scales, sight-reading, and individual pieces of music.
Created lessons and schedules for thirty simultaneous students while identifying individual student needs.
Organized winter and spring recitals for twenty five student performers.
Teaching Assistant January 2009 – May 2009
Stony Brook University, English Department Stony Brook, NY
Provided paper-writing and exam review support for sixty students in a weekly “Early American Literature” class.
Designed and delivered a sixty-minute lecture on the poetry of T.S. Eliot.
Answered student questions during office hours and assisted in the grading of papers.
Master’s Thesis: Fred’s Nocturne September 2011 – December 2011
Wrote a 100-page novella while receiving guidance from published novelist Martha McPhee.
Poetry Chapbook September 2008 – January 2009
Wrote a volume of 22 poems which was published in 2009 through Writers Ink Press under the tutelage of former Suffolk County Laureate David Axelrod.
English Teacher Writing