Thomas Perdziola Certified Secondary Math Tutor

Thomas Perdziola Certified Secondary Math Tutor

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To whom it may concern

I am applying for the post of math teacher .  With my thirty-five years of extensive experience in teaching math at private, Catholic and public schools; and exceptional knowledge of 7th through 12th grade math, I am confident that I will meet the needs of the position available in your school.

Teaching is not a profession or a career for me, it is a way of life.  My goal has always been to help each one of my students develop and utilize their higher order thinking skills to solve every day problems and situations.  Further, I believe that the student should always remain the focus of any conversation.  My approach is to do whatever it takes to help each student meet the standards. This may mean differentiating instructional methods and or assessments to best suit the student in question.  The magic ingredient is that through encouragement and reflection students acquire the mindset that growth is possible when the target is clear and the effort consistent.  Throughout my years of teaching I have a great deal of experience at designing and implementing a variety of instructional Methods and Assessments in order to meet individual’s learning styles.

 

We educators owe it to ourselves, our colleagues and our students to work together to meet each individual student’s needs.  It is only in this way that we can nurture a generation of students that are excellent problem solvers and are capable of making knowledgeable and moral decisions.

 

I have attached the updated resume for your reference. I am currently a math teacher at Central Catholic in WV. I am looking forward to the opportunity to speak with you about how my experience and passion can be best applied for you

 

 

Sincerely yours, Thomas Perdziola

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Bethel Park, PA 15102
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  • Donna Slazinski

    Mr. Perdz taught both of my sons and also tutored them as well. You will not find a more caring and excellent teacher.

  • Rob Bartell

    Mr. Perdz is as dedicated a teacher/tutor that you will find, and has years of experience. I cannot imagine you could find anyone better.



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THOMAS PERDZIOLA 6158 Collie Dr., Bethel Park, PA 15102 • 412.401.6757 • [email protected]
Award-winning Educator & Department Head with 20+ Years of Experience
MATHEMATICS • DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP • EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
CATHOLIC & PUBLIC SCHOOLS • CURRICULUM PLANNING • PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
PROFILE
 Proficient teacher at middle and high school levels in multicultural and inclusion classrooms.
 Proven ability to stimulate and maximize student achievement, consistently exceeding expectations through innovative and individualized instructional methods and assessments.
 Adept at classroom/behavior management, student engagement, and teaching grades 7-12 while constantly modeling personal accountability and self-reliance.
 Organized, congenial, and committed educator, able to evolve students to new levels of self-efficacy.
 Able to draw upon applicable teaching strategies to accommodate students’ diverse learning styles.
 Substantial skills in creating lesson plans, evaluating student performance, developing IEPs, and coordinating extracurricular activities to augment learning.
 Proactively integrate technology into curricular initiatives to enhance student comprehension.
 Championed numerous STEM and math initiatives such as Golden Ratio, Career Project, Construction Project, Waterville, Cable Project, and Line of Best Fit.
 Build and maintain community relationships to advance and support success of students.
 Solid technical acumen includes Google Classroom, Sheets, and Slides, Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Educreations, SMART Board, Emulator, Graphic Calculator, iPads, SAP, TI-Nspire, and CAS.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV, 2019 to Present
Adjunct Mathematics
 Teach college-level Algebra, document student performance, and provide extra assistance as needed.
Central Catholic High School, Wheeling, WV, 2016 to Present
Chairman, Mathematics Department / Summer School Coordinator
Math Teacher / Head of Math Department
 Teach Honors Pre-Calc/Trigonometry, Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2, Business Math, Math Applications, and SAT/ACT Prep within Google-based classroom environment.
 Leverage considerable industry experience to mentor, advise, and guide peers in administering math curriculum and in reaching difficult students.
 Oversee all aspects of summer school operations from curriculum to student enrollment.
Sylvan Learning Center, 2019 to Present
Math Consultant
 Provide consultative guidance to math tutors regarding instructional methods and content.
THOMAS PERDZIOLA – Page 2 of 2
Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA, 1999 to 2016
Math Department Director & Teacher
 As head of Middle School Math department, placed students in appropriate level courses based on assessments, past performance, teacher recommendations, interviews, and testing data.
 Taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Trigonometry, and SAT Prep.
 Provided counseling and tutoring as needed, instructed summer school classes, and conducted more than 1,000 special help sessions each year.
 Administered $10K department budget and maintained ongoing communication with parents.
 Motivated and inspired high-achieving math students by initiating Honors Geometry Class.
 Encouraged students to participate in MATHCOUNTS program which promotes learning and achievement through contests and competition.
 Taught, motivated, and led team to win awards at local, state, and national level for MATHCOUNTS, Math FAX, and Pennsylvania Math League.
 Demonstrated commitment to student success by serving on Evaluation, Compensation & Admissions Committees, Chairman of Annual Fund Committee, Math Contest Coordinator, and NCTM member.
 Arranged several trips to Washington, D.C. with full accountability for itinerary, logistics, collecting payments, chaperones, lodging, and meals.
 Winner of 2004 Ham Clark Award (Teacher of the Year in Independent Schools).
West Junior High School, Woodland Hills School District, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997 to 1999
Math Teacher
 Developed and delivered lesson plans for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry classes.
 Monitored student progress, graded homework and tests, and provided extra assistance when required to optimize student outcomes.
 Tutored students at Prospect Terrace in Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 1 & 2, and Trigonometry.
 Led school’s participation in MATHCOUNTS program and introduced Professor Puzzle in conjunction with Pittsburgh University to remediate students.
 Taught secondary math as Acting Principal in Alternative Education program to aid struggling students.
Prior background includes role as Mathematics Teacher (Gr.5-8) & Department Chairman,
Saint Simon and Jude School and Saint Canice School Diocese of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA.
Winner of 1994 Golden Apple Award (Teacher of the Year in Catholic Schools).
EDUCATION
Master of Education, Duquesne University, Graduate School of Education, Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Science in Education, Duquesne University, Graduate School of Education, Pittsburgh, PA
Certification in Secondary Mathematics
Professional Development:
Developmental Design Training, Interdisciplinary Specialist
TECHNOLOGY
Google Classroom, Sheets, and Slides; Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel; Educreations; Smartboard; Emulator, Graphic Calculator; SAP, TI-Nspire™ CAS
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Woodland Hills School District, Pittsburgh, PA                                                                                             1997 to 1999

Math Teacher – West Junior High School

Developed lesson plans in alignment with school curriculum and PA’s core educational standards. Promoted safe, inviting, and educational atmosphere by focusing on individual students’ needs and providing extra assistance when required. Taught pre-Alg, Alg1, and Geo classes; monitored progress, made amendments to lesson plans, and administered/graded homework, tests, and exams. Encouraged student engagement and interest by using teaching aids and computers in the classroom (Microsoft Office class). Tutored students on various subjects including 6th grade math, pre-alg, geometry, alg 1, algebra 2, and trig at Prospect Terrace.  Served as substitute teacher during planning period.

 

Key Accomplishments:

·         Created and executed the Mathcounts Program and introduced Professor Puzzle through Pitt University to remediate students

·         Taught secondary math in Alternative Ed Program; assisted students in understanding and learning math

 

Saint Simon and Jude School and Saint Canice School Diocese of Pittsburg Pittsburgh, PA       1985 to 1997

5th to 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher/Department Chairman

Drove student participation in the classroom by creating trusting, inviting learning atmospheres and utilizing challenging, enriching, and innovative activities. Addressed diverse and individual needs while teaching Alg1 and Geo classes; altered lesson plans according to student needs. Planned classroom instruction, quizzes, and examinations, recorded and maintained grades, and monitored progress. Promoted school spirit and networked with colleagues/parents via participation in Mathcounts, St. Jude’s Marathon, 24 Challenge Program, and volunteering at the SS. Simon and St. Jude’s Festivals. Served as Eucharistic Minister and prepared students for confirmation. Performed routine and preventative maintenance.

Key Accomplishments:

·         Engaged students outside of the classroom by coordinating field trips to Washington D.C., field day events, dances, and all night bowling trips

·         Coordinated a tutoring program for students; accelerated students’ volunteer times to assist individuals struggling with mathematics 

 

 

 

Previous employment includes Title at Sylvan Learning Center, Department Chairman, Mathematics Teacher, Substitute Teacher, and Student Teacher at various public and Catholic senior and junior high schools.

 

Education and Training

Masters of Education

 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, graduate school of education | Pittsburgh, PA, Dean’s List

 

Bachelor of Science in Education

 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, graduate school of education | Pittsburgh, PA, Dean’s List

Certification in Secondary Mathematics

 

Professional Development: Developmental Design Training, SAP Training, Interdisciplinary specialist

 

Technical Proficiencies: Google Classroom, Sheets, and Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, Educreations, Internet, iPad, Smartboard, Cell Phone, Emulator, Graphic Calculator, and TI-nspire cas 

 

Selected Projects/Stem Activities: Golden Ratio, Career Project, Construction Project, Waterville, Cable Project, and Line of Best Fit

 

Awards: Ham Clark Award (Teacher of the Year in Independent Schools), 2004 ~ Golden Apple Award (Teacher of the Year in Catholic Schools), 1994 ~ FR Damien Award, 1983 ~ Educational Scholarship to Duquesne, 1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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