Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 1 decade ago

Can I get some help with critiqueing my resume?

I have recently posted my cover letter and appreciate all the help I have gotten. Can I ask for another look at my resume. Thanks again to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name Phone Email Address

Objective-Position as a Social Studies teacher


Bachelor of Arts in History w/ Teaching Certification

December 2008 West Chester University of PA (West Chester, PA)

Professional Certifications

Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in secondary (7-12) Social Studies.

Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in secondary (7-12) English

Anticipate Special Education Certification September 2009

Professional Experience

Substitute Teacher

December 2008 to present school district (bumsville, PA)

Duties included following teachers lesson plan, assissting and assuring that students are completeing their assigned work, and maintaining a healthy learning environment. Also, have gained experience working with emotional support students and working as an aide in classrooms with a high amount of IEP’s.

Student Teaching-September 2008-December 2008

Germantown High School, Philadelphia School District

• Taught American Government and World History to a diverse group of 9th through 12th grade students.

• Implemented innovative lesson plans to address reading and writing skills while teaching Social Studies simultaneously.

• Successfully maintained a healthy learning environment within one of Philadelphia’s most under resourced and dangerous school.

Delivery Driver/ Manager

July 2002 to February 2009 employer (bumsville PA)

Responsible for unloading, sorting, and loading of freight. Delivery of freight within a 90 mile radius of the Philadelphia area. Duties also included working as an A.M dispatcher, organizing & planning driver routes, assuring prompt delivery of freight, training of new drivers, and management of customers.

Honors and Proffessional Memberships

National Scholars Honor Society-2008

Phi Alpha Theta- since 2008

National Council for the Social Studies-since 2008

Pennsylvania Historical Society-since 2008

American Historical Society-since 2006

Community Activities

Participated in volunteer work at the National Constitution Center (Philadelphia PA), assisting guests and helping answer questions regarding the exhibits.

August –October 2005.

Relevant Interests

Speech & debate, Model U.N, baseball, and hockey. I welcome the opportunity to coach any extra

curricular activities.

1 Answer

  • 1 decade ago
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    I would change your objective. You might want to say: To secure a position in a secondary classroom as a social studies teacher that will allow me to utilize (add a few skills here). I would take out the part where you listed your certification in your education field. It is already listed in a separate field and there isn't a need to have it on there twice. You also might want to go and look at some sample resumes to see ways that they can be formatted.

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