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FIELD EXPERIENCE: SPRING 2012
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As part of the Education 160 course that I took with Dr. DesJardin in the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year, I participated in a 40-hour field experience at Nitschmann Middle School in Mrs. Oliver's 6th grade classroom.  During my time there, I was exposed to the Read 180 program and gained firsthand experience working with the students participating in this program, both on an individual basis as well as in the small-group setting.
FIELD EXPERIENCE: FALL 2012
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For the 40-hour field experience component of the Education 130 course that I took with Dr. Dilendik in the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year, I had the pleasure of working at Liberty High School with two of Mrs. Donnelly's ESOL classes.  The first of these was an entry-level ESOL class.  The majority of students in this class were students who had recently moved from another country or territory (in most cases, Spanish-speaking) to the United States and whose English proficiency was therefore limited.  The second of these classes was a Level 3 ESOL class, with students at a more advanced level of English language proficiency.  In addition to the simple fact that I thoroughly enjoyed working with these students, this experience was extremely beneficial to me in that it taught me much about the process of language acquisition, about teaching students who are English Language Learners, and about the ESOL programs in place in Pennsylvania and, more specifically, in the Bethlehem Area School District.
WRITING TUTOR

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In the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year, I began working as a tutor in the Writing Center at Moravian College, a free service offered to the students enrolled here.  Students at the college may sign up in advance for appointments.  During these appointments, which usually range from 30 minutes to an hour, students may bring any academic paper that they wish to discuss with the writing tutor, who will in turn seek to guide them in the development of their thesis, the structure of their writing, etc.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TUTOR

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In the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year, I began working as a Spanish tutor for the Department of Foreign Languages at Moravian College.  Students who wish to receive individualized, outside help related to content being taught in their Spanish classes are free to contact me via phone or e-mail.