Ned Buskirk

Who I am through what I do

Working creatively to produce inspiring results.

EDUCATOR

With a Master of Arts in English, a Certificate in the Teaching of Composition, and hundreds of hours tutoring and teaching creative pedagogy, my goal in education first and foremost is to empower, motivate and inspire students, making the classroom a starting point for positive impact on their lives outside it. Whether it's insight into the death and dying conversation, or a class on writing and reading, I'm an intentional and confident access point to put in the context of any classroom.

EDUCATION

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY – DECEMBER 2013

Master of Arts in English, Literature                                                     

Thesis: “The Pedagogy of Beat Literature” – Using Beat Literature to empower, inspire and motivate students • Certificate in the Teaching of Composition

 

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY – DECEMBER 1999

Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication           

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

BEHVIOR TECHNICIAN/TUTOR/TEACHER – THE NUEVA SCHOOL – 2014-2016 (HILLSBOROUGH)

Created and implemented daily behavior plan for kindergarten/1st grader • Worked flexibly with multiple classroom teams to support ongoing curriculum

 

PRIVATE TUTOR – BAY AREA – 2009-PRESENT (SF)

Provided reading and writing tutoring weekly, 3 hours per session, for junior high students

 

WRITING TUTOR – SFSU TUTORING CENTER – 2009-2010 (SF)

Held regular open office hours to work with students on essay writing skills

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT – SFSU TEACHING ASSISTANT PRACTICUM – 2009-2010 (SF)

Generated and presented lectures for up to 100 students • Assisted Dr. Geoffrey Green in teaching English 462 and 401 • Organized and facilitated literary discussions with 30 undergraduates • Created prompts and graded students’ 10 page essays

 

CO-CHAIR/TREASURER – SFSU GRAD. LIT. ASSOCIATION – 2008-2010 (SF)

Organized a series of ongoing student information sessions • Facilitated literary discussions for both professors and grad students

 

VOLUNTEER – 826LA – 2004-2005 (LA)

Supported local high school students in college essay application writing • Facilitated writing workshops for local student writers • Organized storytelling sessions for local youth

 

INSTRUCTOR/COUNSELOR – THE HARKER SCHOOL – SUMMER 1999 (SANTA CLARA)

Launched a new theater program for 300 children • Directed creative programs for entire camp

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/COUNSELOR – GAVILAN COLLEGE – 1998-1999 (MORGAN HILL)

Directed 300 children in multiple performances for 450-member audiences • Marketed the program’s fundraising and advertising