Resume for teaching/freelance writing

Rhonda Morrison

rhondamorrison.naiwe.com

25 Jeffress Ave.

Asheville, NC 28803

rmorrison_writes@charter.net

OBJECTIVE:

To obtain a position as a college English teacher or freelance writer where I can apply my education and expertise to both teach mature students the tenants of good writing and critical thinking skills and write informative, entertaining works of non fiction.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Results-oriented self-starter with strong dedication to academic excellence and advanced studies.
  • *Experienced in balancing personal and academic priorities.
  • Recognized as a creative and practical problem solver.
  • Proven record of creativity, flexibility, and adaptability to any assignment.
  • Out standing credentials and motivation.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.

EDUCATION

Webster University                                                                                                               St. Louis, MO

BA in English                                                                                                                                1981-1985

3.75 GPA

College of Charleston                                                                                                             Charleston, SC MA in English                                                                                                                                1996-1998

3.80 GPA

EXPERIENCE

 AB Tech College English and writing teacher                                                                        Asheville, NC

*Teach both basic and advanced composition                                                           January 2017 present

* Set learning goals and develop/implement curriculum and instructional aids/materials.

* Adapt teaching style to meet the unique needs of each student,

* Create an interactive learning environment designed to challenge students to do their best and inspire

them to be creative.

* Managed Moodle and other computer programs to create assignments and complete grades.

Elance                                                                                                                                       Worcester, MA

Freelance Writer                                                                                                    October 2014-Present

*Produced diverse freelance articles for various clients while acquiring 33 five-star reviews.

*Wrote and edited works of non-fiction and fiction.

*Argued effectively for a theme or concept using supporting facts in argumentative essays.

*Researched efficiently to glean relevant information for topics at hand.

Expert Tutoring                                                                                                           Worcester, MA

Owner/Operator of tutoring company                                                                                       2007-2013

*Tutored high school and junior high students in English, history, accounting, and writing.

*Prepared students for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT.

Amazon and EBay

Los Angeles, CA

Book Procurer and Seller                                                                                                2001-2007

*Acquired and sold new and previously owned books.

*Located books for clients, selected proper packaging, and utilized different forms of shipping both nationally and internationally.

* Maintained a large computer database of books to sell and amassed more than 2,500 contacts.

* Wrote print copy and assisted in the design and layout of advertisements for books offered.

Los Angeles Public School System                                                                                   Los Angeles, CA

High School English Teacher                                                                                                 1998-2001

*Created curriculum and instructed high school students in essay, research, and fiction writing.

*Developed strategies for successfully managing a large class.

*Advised students on ways to improve tone and content in writing to exceed academic standards and

encourage burgeoning young writers.

Charleston Public School System                                                                                      Charleston, SC

High School English Teacher                                                                                                   1986-1998

*Created curriculum and taught high school students compositional English and grammar.

*Prepared, administered, and graded various assignments and exams.

PUBLICATIONS

Published works including academic, short story, essay, and poetry in a variety of genres by publishers including Glimmer Train, Southern Poetry Review, Alabama Literary Review and Stepping Stones Magazine