JESSICA ALSAYEGH

wonderplayandlearn@gmail.com

440.454.9222

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 

PRIVATE TEACHER/TUTOR
SELF-EMPLOYED 
ST PETERSBURG, FL

November 2011- present

● Provide one-on-one tutoring to elementary aged students by developing individualized learning programs.
● Work to build and enhance curriculum in conjunction with approved course standards and subjects.
● Assist students with cultivating literacy and mathematics skills through a meticulous approach to problem-solving.
● Encourage learning gains through hands-on activities and modeling executive functioning strategies.

 

POD TEACHER

WONDER PLAY & LEARN 
CHICAGO, IL

September 2020 - July 2021

● Created a classroom community that encouraged positive interactions with peers, problem-solving skills and self regulation strategies.
● Scaffolded students while they developed a greater self-confidence and sense of independence when learning new skills.
● Designed and implemented a curriculum that aligns with state standards and focuses on the individual needs of each student.
● Developed creative, hands-on lessons which allowed students to have the opportunity to actively explore with the learning material.

ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR
THE GARDNER SCHOOL
CHICAGO, IL

December 2019- September 2020

● Marketed and organized enrichment programs while  maintaining up-to-date rosters and billing information for enrichment classes.
● Communicated with parents by providing photos and comments about their child's progress.
● Coordinated with outside vendors via phone and email to keep programs running smoothly.
● Scaffolded teachers with implementation of lesson plans and curriculum needs to assure student success.

REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT 
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
CHICAGO, IL

April 2019- November 2019

● Facilitated transactions for 8 realtors establishing professional working relationships with agents, clients, and attorneys.
● Posted and updated property listings on the multiple listing service (MLS) keeping detailed records for each property.
● Processed and analyzed transactions so all required documents were included and complete.
● Scheduled appointments and managed calendars for all agents; coordinated details with agents, sellers and tenants.

DIRECTOR OF FUN
MAD SCIENCE
CHICAGO, IL

October 2017- April 2019

● Managed all aspects of office including communicating with instructors, schools and other contacts.
● Scheduled programming for after-school classes, birthday parties and events ensuring all details were accurate.
● Recruited instructors with on-site information sessions; conducted interviews and initiated on-boarding processes.
● Observed teachers in classrooms presenting lessons and provided feedback on how to improve delivery of instruction.

 

RECRUITING ASSISTANT
ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL
CLEVELAND, OH

February 2016- October 2017

● Expedited the hiring process for a team of 12 recruiters and sales professionals.
● Gathered and accurately entered registration documents into CRM (Salesforce).
● Voluntarily created team-building activities to strengthen morale and encouraged positive interactions among  team members. 
● Communicated important details to team in person and through email and instant messages.

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION COORDINATOR 
SEEDS OF LITERACY
CLEVELAND, OH

September 2014- July 2015

● Introduced prospective students to the components of the program by presenting important guidelines and curriculum.
● Enhanced the registration experience by incorporating visual and interactive aspects.
● Increased student attendance from Day One to Day Two of registration to nearly 100% each week.
● Developed and led weekly ‘Student Success Group’ to encourage a sense of belonging and connection among students.

 

LEADERSHIP COACH 
PARTNERSHIP FOR A SAFER CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND, OH

June 2014- September 2014

● Mentored and motivated high school aged youth in leadership skills, community service and personal development.
● Led a small group through planning and implementing a Service-Learning Project.
● Guided the team in developing goals, defining project plans, marketing the project, and final implementation.
● Provided project direction in utilizing local and social media to partner with community organizations.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER
PASCO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT  
TAMPA, FL

July 2005- November 2010

● Elementary education instructor with responsibility for creating a positive, safe classroom environment.
● Created and implemented lesson plans that kept students engaged and interacting while also meeting district standards.
● Utilized a variety of group and individual teaching methods including discussions, Q&A and hands-on demonstrations.
● Addressed the learning needs of individual students through differentiated instruction and scaffolding learning techniques.

 

EDUCATION
Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education