Math Teacher Resume Sample
Examine this high school math teacher resume which really showcases the value John can bring to the classroom and the impact he can make on student success. The resume example includes a relevant icon and a strong quote that grabs the reader's attention and urges a hiring administrator to read further.
The formatting for this resume has been kept very clean and easy to read; thus, allowing the hiring administrator to peruse it efficiently, without missing key items. John's resume begins with a very strong professional profile that details his strengths as a math teacher. It touches on both his ability to explain complex math concepts and ability to utilize a variety of different engaging methods, as well as his language and interpersonal skills.
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John's education and credentials are critical, which is why we listed them on the first page. Since he graduated years ago, we omitted his date of graduation, as we didn't want to age the client. They are pertinent to the teaching position he is seeking, since his bachelor's degree is in mathematics and his teaching credential is in high school mathematics.
You will notice many relevant keywords that are essential to securing a teaching job interview, especially if the resume is scanned. These keywords have been sprinkled throughout the resume, but are also found in the areas of expertise section. Some of the educational buzzwords we chose to include are: creative questioning, student motivation, performance assessments, critical thinking, and classroom management.
John's job history is very stable, making it uncomplicated for us, the resume writer, to come up with several relevant and impressive achievements. As he has been employed as a high school math teacher with the same school district for a long time, this job experience is very important to highlight. We began his job experience by describing his daily duties as an educator in paragraph form. This is followed by a bullet point showcasing his accomplishments. One such strong achievement includes: "Introduced a Mathematics Enrichment program for students who were not quite ready to advance to the next level; 100% of students progressed to the next level."
John's resume is easy to read, and outlines job responsibilities and correlating achievements in a legible manner. In page two, this math instructor resume conveys his many teaching talents and skills, while communicating his passion to instil math skills to his students. As well, his math teacher accomplishments really sell him as a potential job candidate.
You will also notice that the second page has included a page header that contains his name and the page number. This is important, as all pages of your application should contain your name, and by including the page number, this ensures that your resume will remain intact with all pages included.
The second page of John's resume continues his professional experiences with an additional math teaching position plus computer and substitute teaching jobs. Once again, we have described John's duties and accomplishments in each of his past positions. This time we have highlighted different responsibilities and achievements that show his ability to teach math and computers to a wide variety of student populations in different grade levels and school communities.
His substitute teaching experience is also highlighted because it demonstrates his ability to teach in additional subject areas, as well as his ability to adapt and be flexible in his teaching.
Achievements are the most important part of a resume, so make sure to include them in your math teacher resume. Instead of just listing your duties and skills, accomplishments show what you have done for a school in the past, letting a potential school know what you can do for them in the future.
Achievements should follow the C.A.R. method: challenge, action, result. What was a challenge you faced, what actions did you take to solve it, and what was the result? For instance, in John's resume, one of his accomplishments is as follows: Offered lunch time and after-school support to help a failing student succeed; incorporated graphic organizers and materials tailored to meet diverse needs, resulting in student passing with flying colors.
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We also utilized instructional keywords and teaching methods such as math manipulatives, class discussions, modification strategies, and well-disciplined learning environment to reinforce John's outstanding skills.
Since technology integration was highlighted as an area of expertise on page one of this sample math teacher resume, we included examples of it on page two. We also incorporated John's professional development, including courses and workshops that helped strengthen his math instruction skills.
Any hiring administrator would be happy to offer John a teacher job interview.
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John Math Smith
555 Middle Road, Anywhere, MN 55555
Phone: 555-111-5551 • Email: email@example.com
HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his
influence stops." ~Henry Brooks Adams ~
Flexible and organized educational professional with more than 20-years of teaching expertise with an unparallel ability to explain complicated mathematical concepts in an easily understandable manner. Talent for employing unique teaching strategies to effectively engage all students and foster a fun and fascinating learning environment. Encouraging and patient; provide individualized and extracurricular support for students that are struggling with learning concepts and mathematical topics. Quickly develops an excellent rapport with students, staff members, and parents to produce a friendly and supportive school community. Fluent in written and verbal Spanish; semi-fluent in written and verbal French.
Areas of expertise:
Technology Integration ~ Creative Questioning ~ Creative Lesson Planning ~ Heterogeneous Grouping
Rubrics ~ Student Motivation ~ Team Teaching Approach ~ Multiple Intelligences ~ Classroom Management
Assessment Tools ~ Performance Assessments ~ Use of Manipulatives ~ Critical Thinking
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Science; Major: Mathematics; Minor: Secondary Education
Some College, Minnesota - GPA 3.75
Certification in Mathematics (7-12); Computers (7-12)
ABC Public Schools – Anywhere, MN 8/2004 – Present
Teach three mathematic sections including Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry. Design and present comprehensive lesson plans, which incorporate KWL and scaffolding, ensuring that each student is able to retain and understand the materials at hand. Develop unit-based projects that are centered on real-world situations to show students the importance of gaining a solid education and how Math correlates with everyday life. Incorporate various technologies in the classroom including ELMO, Digital Image Projector, TI-83 Plus, and computer software. Collaborate with colleagues to integrate new activities and allocate effective resources.
- Introduced a Mathematics Enrichment Program for students who were not quite ready to advance to the next level; 100% of students progressed to the next level.
Smith High School – Anywhere, MN 9/2002 – 6/2004
Taught Intro to Calculus and Intro to Trigonometry. Implemented stimulating lessons to capture students' attention and interest. Utilized discussion-based lessons in order to promote a deeper understanding of the concepts. Created and administered weekly quizzes and monthly tests to track student progress. Offered after-school tutoring to help struggling students improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Participated in various extracurricular activities. Attended all staff meetings and professional development workshops.
- Developed thematic units that incorporated real world examples to introduce new materials, consolidate important concepts, and encourage student learning.
Jones Middle School – Anywhere, MN 9/2000 – 6/2002
Educated students in keyboarding, researching, report typing, data generating, and illustrating. Devised lesson plans that reinforced technical skills and drew connections between the classroom and the real world. Promoted proper classroom etiquette. Coordinated with colleagues to share best practices, refine teaching methods, and address academic and behavioral matters. Chaperoned school dances and helped organize assemblies and pep rallies. Coached Boys Basketball.
- Established a functional computer lab despite low supply of working computers; negotiated a cost-effective agreement with a local retailer to purchase computers at a fraction of the original price.
Adams Middle School – Anywhere, MN 9/1998 – 6/2000
Instructed Calculus and Algebra. Utilized math manipulatives and graphing calculators to assist with introducing new concepts and enhancing children's skills. Provided clear and consistent directions to keep the class focused and on-track. Gave praise and assurance to boost students' self-confidence and self-esteem. Cultivated a fun and interesting learning environment, which encouraged questions and class discussions.
- Offered lunchtime and after-school support to help a failing student succeed; incorporated graphic organizers and materials tailored to meet diverse needs, resulting in student passing with flying colors.
XYZ Public Schools – Anywhere, MN 9/1996 – 6/1998
Substitute taught throughout the school district, instructing K-12 students in all core subjects. Implemented pre-planned lesson plans in a stimulating manner, which facilitated all styles of learners and promoted active participation. Kept up-to-date students' files and communicated with classroom teacher regularly. Maintained a focused and well-disciplined learning environment, ensuring maximum productivity and efficiency.
- Liaised with teachers and administration to resolve ongoing behavioral issues of a student; implemented modification strategies and outlined consequences to get student focused on learning.
Math Can Be Fun
Demonstrating Real World Connections
Individualized Support Struggling Students
Proactive Educational Concepts
Applications in Powerful Learning
Computer Grading ~ Palm Computing ~ Mathematic ~ Graphing Calculators
Microsoft Word ~ Excel ~ PowerPoint ~ Apple's Inspiration
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