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John E. McNamara Jr.

mcnamajq@bc.edu
30 Summit Road 140 Commonwealth Ave
Lexington, MA 02421 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

EDUCATION
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA May 2018
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Minor: Foundation in Education

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA Anticipated May 2019


Lynch Graduate School of Education
Master of Education
Focus: Curriculum & Instruction – Secondary Mathematics

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
North Quincy High School, North Quincy, MA October 2018 – Present
Full Practicum Student Teaching (January 2019 – Present)
• Design, develop, and implement daily lessons for three courses
o Algebra I – CCP/Inclusion, Topics in Applied Math, Calculus – Honors
• Use multiple teaching styles and approaches for a range of class levels
• Encourage student participation and self-discovery
• Assist Supervising Practitioner in running her remaining classes
• Fill in as a substitute teacher for Supervising Practitioner when needed
Pre-Practicum (October 2018 – December 2018)
• Assisted Supervising Practitioner in running lessons two days per week
• Planned and taught four formal lessons
• Observed other teachers in the department in a variety of courses
• Filled in as a substitute teacher for Supervising Practitioner and one other teacher
o Ran provided lessons; ran improvised lessons on new material, upon request
Personal Tutoring, Chestnut Hill, MA August 2015 – May 2018
• Served as a Calculus tutor for friends/acquaintances during time at Boston College
• Served as a Statistics tutor for an acquaintance during time at Boston College
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Chestnut Hill, MA August 2017 – December 2017
Teaching Assistant - “Courage To Know”
• Assisted in easing college transition for first year students in the class
• Assisted in organizing class activities and running in-class discussions
• Held office hours and weekly discussions to provide experienced inputs for first year students
• Provided assistance and guidance in/outside of the classroom setting
• Served as a peer mentor for students
Riverside School, Needham, MA March 2014 – April 2014
Teaching Assistant – 5th Grade
• Worked in tandem with a lead teacher to facilitate daily lessons
• Worked directly with a student with a learning disability
o Assisted with keeping the student on task for maximized productivity in class

LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT


Boston College Office of First Year Experience, 48HOURS Retreat Program, MA February 2018, February 2016
Senior Leader Position (2018)
• Facilitated pre-departure and retreat organization
• Led and facilitated discussions
• Provided support system and mentorship for attendees
• Delivered a speech on personal collegiate experience to undergrads
Point Guard Position (2016)



• Facilitated pre-departure and retreat organization
• Developed program content and managed logistical needs for attendees
Big Brother Big Sister Organization, Allston, MA January 2015 – August 2017
Big Brother Volunteer
• Worked directly with underprivileged youth
• Met once per week with Little Brother to play games, talk, and provide guidance
• Provided Little Brother with a positive role model by setting a good example

MATHEMATICS EXPERIENCE & POST-SECONDARY COURSES


“Multivariable Calculus”, “Linear Algebra”, “Introduction to Abstract Mathematics”, “Differential Equations”, “Secondary
and Middle School Mathematics Methods”, “Probability”, “Introduction to Number Theory”, “Introduction to Analysis”,
“Introduction to Abstract Algebra”, “Mathematical Programming”, “Dynamical Systems”, “History of Mathematics”,
“Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry”, “Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4-12”

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
PC and Mac; Microsoft Word; Microsoft PowerPoint; SMARTBoard; Google Docs; Google Classroom; LaTeX Software;
Aspen Grading Software

EXTRACURRICULAR INTERESTS
Coaching (Football, Lacrosse, Rugby), Fitness, Tutoring, Student Health and Wellness, SADD Chapter