Nicole Pedersen
ESL Teacher/ Adult, ESL Teacher/Children, Online ESL Trainer

Native language: English, US
Currently living in: United States
Skype name: nped10

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NICOLE PEDERSEN East Meadow, NY 11554 Phone: (516) 468-2144 Summary Caring and qualified Elementary School 1-6 certified and Business ESL teacher with over 7 years of experience teaching meaningful curriculum plans and developing both young and adult minds. Achievements Team Building and Leadership ● Created collaborative outdoor and indoor classroom experience through games, group-work and pair-work. ESL Literacy ● Increased ESL students' reading levels by integrating on-line word games and altering lesson plans for students needing extra guidance. Plan Development ● Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Core Qualifications ● Managing classroom for diverse population ●Tailoring curriculum plans ●Excellent classroom management ●Positive learning environment ● Teaching, tutoring and counseling ●Technological instruction ●Motivating students ●Interactive teaching/learning Professional Experience Substitute Teacher, 09/2012- Current Manhasset Public School District ● Taught lessons based on Fundations ● Experience with Response to Intervention practices (progress monitoring) ● Engaged and interacted with students during lessons with reminders of staying on-task ESL Instructor, 07/2009 - 12/2011 CPLC Education Center – Flushing, New York ● Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs ● Improved student's analytical skills by introducing state-of-the-art computer program technologies ● Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion in literature ● Collaborated with a team of faculty and staff to develop further educational programs for students in need of extra help ● Developed, administered and corrected tests and quizzes in a timely manner ● Enforced the Buddy System mentoring program between adult ESL students thereby increasing student development and enthusiasm for learning ● Received high remarks for the creativity of classroom lesson plans and instructional techniques from students and staff members ● Fostered meaningful relationships with and among students through student field-trip retreats ● Created and enforced hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning ● Implemented student discipline measures, decreasing classroom disruptions by 80% Education and Training May 2010 Adelphi University – Garden City, New York Completed coursework Advanced Certification ESL/TESOL May 2006 Long Island University – Brookville, New York Masters of Science Childhood Education Certifications Initial Certification in Elementary Education, 1-6 Initial Certification in ESOL, P-12 Business Certification in ESL Affiliations Kappa Delta Pi, current member NYS TESOL Association, current member