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Elias Cortes

100 Ordway St.
Boston, MA 02215
Home 618-555-5518 Cell 580-555-0088

Driven guidance counselor with extensive experience teaching and advising high school students. Fluent in Spanish; skilled at communicating and developing relationships with ESL students and their families. Developing knowledge of American Sign Language. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Master of Science, Counseling, XYZ University, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Arts, ABC College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Related Experience

Guidance Counselor, Whitman Charter High School, Boston, MA
Sept. 2009 – Present

• Design and teach weekly course for high school seniors on college application process
• Meet individually with students to discuss courses, grades, behavior, college applications, and other issues and concerns
• Maintain contact with parents and guardians of students to develop a network of support and communication around each student
• Implemented use of new data program in the counseling office to help counselors track student progress

Assistant College Counselor, Levine Academy, Boston, MA
Sept. 2007 – July 2009

• Met individually with high school seniors to discuss all aspects of the college application process
• Taught summer courses on college application process to ESL students and their families
• Organized college admission visits to the high school; moderated Q&A sessions and organized student interviews

English Teacher’s Aide, Whitman Charter High School, Boston, MA
Aug. 2006 – July 2007

• Led reading groups with ESL students during class to improve reading and comprehension
• Graded daily homework, essays, and other assignments
• Awarded Outstanding Aide of the Year for excellent work performance

Assistant Teacher, Sunrise Preschool, Saratoga Springs, NY
Sept. 2003 – May 2006

• Worked with ESL children to improve English language skills
• Greeted parents and discussed their children’s progress each day to promote communication between teachers and families
• Assisted teachers in daily activities and projects

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