ERIKA PEREZ - Stevenson Center

Illinois State University, Masters in Sociology, May 2015
California State University, San Bernardino
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Dec 2010
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Jun 2007
Illinois State University Graduate Assistant, 2014-Present
Assist professor with a specific course. Attend lecture, grade, hold office hours for extra
assistance, and responsible for any other affiliated tasks.
Substitute Teacher K-12, Jurupa Unified School District, 2009-2010
Teach various grades and subjects; manage a wide range of behaviors including special education;
follow assigned lessons and perform other related duties.
University English Teacher, U.S. PeaceCorps, College of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Guiyang, China 2011-13
Designed and taught courses to underserved Chinese medical students using a variety of methods;
Courses taught were English Writing, English Speaking, English Reading, English Listening,
Cultures of English Speaking Countries; graded assignments; held conferences with students and
offered guidance regarding class work and continued English study; prepare students for their
College English Test (CET), hold extracurricular activities to facilitate English language learning
including English corner, cooking club, athletic sports, dance club, culture club and movie nights.
Tutor/Area Advocate, Adelante Educational Services, Riverside CA, 2008-11
Provide students from low-income background (one on one or small group) with academic
assistance to develop skills in achieving the California Standardized Tests (CST) in the area of
English Language Arts; identify student academic needs based on various assessments; hold and
translate parent conferences (Spanish); grade essays from the California High School Exit
Examination (CAHSEE); outreach events; assist in training other tutors; various clerical duties
including organizing, setting up meetings with parents/students, and inputting data.
Alternative Education Lab Assistant, Educational Options Center, Riverside Unified School
District, 2008-09
Provide “at-risk” students with academic assistance; assist students with the goal of earning
credits to return to regular educational facilities/graduate high school; monitor student behavior
and take disciplinary measures when appropriate; hold and translate parent conferences when
needed; assist teacher with various clerical duties including answering phones, duplicating
materials, filing, entering data and other related activities .
Program Leader, Think Together After School Program, Riverside CA, 2007-09
Serve as a positive role model for children in the program; teach a group of 20 students assigned
curriculum; identify student needs and communicate to Site Coordinator and other staff, create
and teach appropriate lessons; create a safe and engaging environment for students to feel a sense
of belonging; promote positive interactions; monitor student progress; hold and translate parent
conferences on a regular basis.
Tutor, Princeton Review, Riverside CA, 2007
Teach groups of 8 or more students assigned curriculum and prepare high school students to take
Tutor/Mentor, Mecha de UCLA’s Xinachtli Program, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-07
Tutor/Mentor “at-risk” youth at Pico Youth and Family Center; assist in organizing workshops,
fieldtrips, and parent meetings for youth; hold college fairs and meet with community members.
Library Assistant, Chicano/a Studies Research Center Library, Los Angeles, CA, 2005-07
Process, organize, and archive materials; catalog and input data; general clerical work
Intern, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) Los Angeles,
CA, 2006
Assist LA immigrant community fight for humane rights including labor rights, community
education, youth empowerment through higher education, and legalization; participate in outreach
events, make several phone calls a day for support, and general clerical work.
Intern, United Farm Workers (UFW), Los Angeles, CA 2006
Phonebank, research, email, fax, answer phone, photocopy documents.
Research Intern, Cheviot Hills Continuation High, Los Angeles, CA 2006
Sociology Immersion Program (SIP) at the University of Los Angeles
SIP is an intensive program consisting of the study of juvenile “delinquent” youth using
ethnographic field notes, interviews, and data analysis method. SIP includes internship that works
with "troubled youth." Tutored several “at-risk” students in various subjects and served as a role
Volunteer Tutor, Bruins Reforming Incarceration Through Education (BRITE), Los
Angeles, CA, 2005-06
Tutor and mentor incarcerated youth Grades 8-12; complete activities to help self motivate the
youth; organize and prepare materials for each tutor session.
Student Assistant, Transfer/Career Center, Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA,
Guide students through the transfer process to a four-year university; organize various materials,
arrange appointments, and various clerical work.
Tutor/Teacher's Assistant, AmeriCorps Service Learning Project, Riverside, CA, 2003-04
Tutor 150 hrs. Grades 3-4 in literacy and assist teacher with daily tasks.
Counselor Assistant-Puente Project, Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA 2001-02
This program is designed to help the Latino community pursue higher education; coordinate
student/mentor meetings, fundraising activities, and outreach events.
Bilingual and fluent in Spanish, Some Mandarin and Portuguese; Type 65 wpm; numerous
years of experience with community service
Available upon requests