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Aria Amini

3969 Kingston Rd, Toronto, ON, M1J-3H8


Email: ms_amini@hotmail.com Phone: (647) 771-5351
EDUCATION
University of Toronto
Masters of Teaching Degree
Specialized in Health & Physical Education

Toronto, ON
2014- 2016

University of Toronto
Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree
Graduated with High Distinction top 10% of graduating class
Major: Sociology; Minor: Psychology, Geography

Toronto, ON
2010- 2014

George Brown College - Ontario College Certificate in Administration


Health Science & Public Relations

Toronto, ON
2008- 2009

TEACHING EXPEREINCE
Teacher Candidate, Hillmount Public School, Toronto - Grade 5 (Gifted)
Winter 2016
Carefully chose materials for the students that connected to the overall topic of First Nations and
Explorers
Established meaningful goals for the class and interesting activities to achieve those goals
Incorporated variety of resources to enhance lessons and ensured that assigned tasks were
differentiated and appropriate for various levels of performance in gifted intensive program
Incorporated the teaching of social skills daily routines and used positive management techniques
that included verbal reinforcement and one-to-one conferences.
Ensured students aware of the expected standards of behaviour by reviewing and modeling
desirable student behaviour.
Planning and preparation of lessons, thus contributing to the successful delivery
Teacher Candidate, Cosburn Middle School, Toronto - Grade 8
Fall 2015
Planning of lessons demonstrated sound awareness of the Ontario Curriculum as well as a
thorough understanding of subjects taught: Media Literacy, Geography and Science
Plans were varied, accommodated students individual needs and learning styles and represented
an awareness of students and Associate Teachers overall goals for the year
Flexible, innovative and demonstrated a keen inquisitiveness into how students learned
Varied instructional style and made use of a wide range of methodologies to reach students of
different academic levels
Incorporated kinaesthetic approaches as well as visual and verbal approaches which evinced an
intuitive sense of communication with students
Teacher Candidate, Bendale Public School, Toronto - Grade 6
Winter 2015
Read curriculum resource materials to obtain extensive information prior to introducing lessons
Effectively used the three-part lesson strategy to deliver a very engaging patterning and algebra
unit in mathematics

Regularly reflected upon lessons taught with an aim to improving subsequent lessons

Voluntarily participated in yard duty and dutifully attended all staff meetings
Teacher Candidate, Cosburn Middle School, Toronto - Grade 6/7/8 PE
Fall 2014
Planning of lessons demonstrated sound awareness of the Health and Physical Education Ontario
Curriculum
Taught rotary Phys. Ed 8 periods a day, to nearly all the students in the school
Couched the girls basketball team and attended all home games and away tournaments
Effectively used classroom management techniques and exerted with confidence regardless of
school environment (e.g. hallways, classroom, gymnasium).

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPEREINCE


Assistant Teacher Success Tutoring
Sep 2009 Jun 2012
Instructed Calculus & Vectors to high school students ages 14+
Scheduled evaluations, projects, and parent-teacher conferences, & filed school documents
Devised lesson plans, quizzes, assignments, and examinations with respect to time and resources
to balance heavy workloads and strict deadlines for students
Designed a learning environment where high-performing students involved in tutoring other
students who request help as a bonus assignment
Research Assistant Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Toronto

Aug 2012 Aug 2013

Administered clinical neuropsychological pre-test and post-test to measure dissociation between


neuropsychological malingering and exaggeration of psychiatric symptoms in patients

Special attention to diverse range of students, some challenged with language proficiency

Evaluation of test results administered in post-test of the research study

Provided formal written and verbal interpretations on all evaluations completed under the
supervision of a registered neuropsychologist

COMMUNITY INVOLEMENT/ VOLUNTEER


Non-Profit Community Teaching Scarborough
June 2008 Present
Independently organized an after-school program for underprivileged families. Prepare lesson
plans to accommodate for diverse learning styles and areas of difficulty

Taught math, reading and writing two hours a day, 2-3 times a week to children ages 6-11

Work in multiple learning environments not just the academic realm but also choirs, respecting
elders and teaching cooperative social interactions amongst siblings and peers

Toronto Environmental Alliance Scarborough


2010- 2014
Volunteered in out-reach program, informing & educating community about environmental issues
Canvasing & tabling Toronto in efforts to engage participation of community members
AWARDS
Neill Dobbs Award Academic Merit
Deans Honors List

2013
2014