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leksandr Zvodinsky

908 N Mozart St., Apt. 1

Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: 773-587-4168 · Email: azvodinsky@ccc.edu





ADULT EDUCATOR

Dedicated י Enthusiastic י Multifaceted
Multitalented teaching professional, committed to providing solid education and instilling music and art appreciation in all students. Talent for integrating student-centered learning, multiculturalism, and educational field trips to vary lesson plans and provide an unforgettable learning experience for students. Proven ability for tailoring lessons to meet students’ diverse needs and capture their interest and imagination. Compassionate and inspiring; maintain a motivated and well-disciplined classroom where each student feels special, cared for, and successful. Trustworthy educator with outstanding communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills to cultivate strong relationships with students, co-workers, and all members of school community. Key strengths include:


  • Musicianship Skills

  • Student Motivation

  • Creative Lesson Plan Development

  • Performance Assessment

  • Multi-Sensory Lessons

  • Technology Integration

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EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Master’s Degree in Performance and Orchestra Conducting (1995)

Belarusian University of Culture, Minsk, Belarus

Major: Conducting

Minor: Pedagogy


Columbia College, Chicago, IL (2000 – 2002)

Key Courses Taken:

Music Composition I, II, III; Music Theory and Analysis; Sightsinging and Musicianship I, II; Piano; Orchestration;

Composing for Films


Associate Degree in Fine Arts (2000)

Program: Music

Triton College, River Grove, Illinois

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Malcolm X College – Chicago, IL

Adult Educator

2006 – Present

Facilitate and promote student-centered learning by developing and presenting lesson plans that cover a wide range of topics and foster language acquisition. Regularly assess students’ progress; offer one-on-one after-school help to ensure each student is able to understand the materials and develop his/her listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Develop and customize topic-related quizzes and activities; administer and score district-wide and textbook tests.

  • Selected by District Office to pilot new Adult Education Curriculum. Gave continuous feedback on the Curriculum and provided vital information on selecting a core textbook for the entire district.




ALEKSANDR ZVODINSKY

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Triton College, River Grove, IL

Guitar Instructor



2007 – Present

Provide quality guitar instruction to students of all ages and wide range of abilities. Introduce and explain music theory in a manner it is understood by the beginner students and applied on the guitar. Distribute extracurricular information via hand-outs and Internet links to foster students’ self-development and boost their interest in the subject.


Malcolm X College – Chicago, IL

Writing Tutor – Academic Support Center


2004 – Present

Assist current and prospective students in acquiring or improving their writing and reading skills.

  • Prepare students for college placement tests

  • Help students resolve computer-related problems

  • Make presentations on student success and leadership, as well as ethics and customer service


Malcolm X College – Chicago, IL

Reading Tutor – TRiO Talent Search


2005 – 2008

Tutored middle-school students in Reading and Math at Erikson and NIA/Foundation schools as a part of TRiO Talent Search Program. Helped understand basic as well as more advanced reading comprehension strategies to improve students’ quality of class- and homework. Actively used online teacher’s resources as the means of challenging students and widening their scope of interest.


Self-Employed – Chicago, IL

Private Guitar/Music Theory/Russian Instructor

2003 – Present

Teach students guitar, drums, bass, music theory, and Russian language on a freelance basis. Taylor lesson plans and integrate a wide range of activities and materials to accommodate all styles of learners.


Chicagoland Jewish High-School – Morton Grove, IL

Music Band Instructor


2003

Directed a music band; taught students basic music theory, performance, and arrangement skills. Prepared students for the graduation party performance. Communicated and discussed students’ progress with their parents and principal.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Student-Centered Learning ~ Student Learning Outcomes ~ Bringing Multiculturalism to Classroom

Achieving a Motivated Classroom ~ Managing a Multi-Level Classroom

Incorporating Technology Into a Learning Process
COMMUNITY/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Member of Illinois TESOL BE, 2006 – Present

Director of an Authentic Music Ensemble, 1993 – Present

Sound Recording Engineer, 1992 – Present

Pilot Teacher, CCC Adult Education Curriculum, 2008



Volunteer Parent, Talcott Elementary School, 2007 – Present


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