Deborah Cruthers

Educator/Writer
Female, 47 Years|Pinon Hills, United States

Member since: Jun 08, 2007

Last active on: May 11, 2021 at 03:15 AM (EST)

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About Deborah Cruthers

Deborah J. Cruthers has been involved in education for 13 years. She has taught grades K-12 for public, private, and home school students in special education, mainstream, and advanced classrooms. The past eight years were dedicated to the high school classroom where she taught world, American, and British literature as well as Advanced Placement Literature, Advanced Placement Language and Advanced Placement Psychology. Deborah utilizes technology/web based learning in the classroom to enhance the learning process and keep her students engaged. It is her belief that, in this modern world, educators must embrace blended learning in order to stimulate their students and better facilitate their academic success. Deborah’s experience with educational technology includes cloud based learning in the following venues: synchronous, asynchronous, blended, and virtual classrooms. In addition, Deborah enhances her students’ ability to study away from the classroom with the use of classroom websites such as Ning and live or pre-recorded classes/reviews such as those she has done on WizIQ. Her latest endeavors include using the rotational model of blended learning, which is a combined effort to teach twice a week and have her students use cloud based learning (WizIQ and Ning based) the other three days of course instruction, and experimenting with creating a flat classroom by reaching out to classrooms that are studying similar subjects to collaborate with online.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

Group Teaching

In Person Teaching

Group

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
English Language and Composition (Advanced Placement Program-AP)
Language of Instruction: English
Prose/Non fiction, Logic, Rhetoric, Composition, Argumentation, Purpose, Effect, Audience, Speaker, College Entrance Exam Preparation, Vocabulary
Psychology (Advanced Placement Program-AP)
Language of Instruction: English
Memory, Study Skills, Learning, Emotion and Motivation, Biological Basis behavior, Growth and Development, Stress and Coping, Abnormality, Sensation and Perception, Brain Studies, Therapy, Theories
English Literature and Composition (Advanced Placement Program-AP)
Language of Instruction: English
Poetry, Fiction, Drama, Composition, College Entrance Exam Preparation, vocabulary...
Psychology (Bachelor of Arts: Psychology)
Language of Instruction: English
Writing social science, brain and behavior
Teaching Experience

12th Grade High School English: British Literature, Grammar and Composition

Victor Valley Christian School, United States

Aug 2008 - May 2015

High school British Literature, High School American Literature, Writing and Language, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Psychology, High School Poetry and Drama


Many students contacted me about how well they are doing in college as a result of my teaching. Particularly in the area of writing.

11th Grade English: American Literature, Grammar and Composition

Victor Valley Christian School , United States

Aug 2008 - May 2015

High school British Literature, High School American Literature, Writing and Language, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Psychology, High School Poetry and Drama


State testing scores went up with the most noticeable change in writing and vocabulary.

10th Grade English: Elements of Literature, Grammar, and Composition

Victor Valley Christian School, United States

Aug 2008 - May 2015

High school British Literature, High School American Literature, Writing and Language, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Psychology, High School Poetry and Drama


Dramatic increase in student vocabulary on state testing.

Advanced Placement Language and Composition

Victor Valley Christian School, United States

Aug 2009 - May 2015

High school British Literature, High School American Literature, Writing and Language, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Psychology, High School Poetry and Drama


Passed College Board AP Audit for Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, and Advanced Placement Psychology. Successful pass rates in all three above courses. Pass rates are well above the national average.

AP PSYCHOLOGY

Excellence in Education, online, and Victor Valley Christian School, United States

Aug 2005 - May 2015

High School British Literature, High School American Literature, Writing and Language, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Psychology, High School Poetry and Drama


Passed College Board AP Audit for Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, and Advanced Placement Psychology. Successful pass rates in all three above courses. Pass rates are well above the national average.

Advanced Placement LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

Excellence in Education, Online, and Victor Valley Christian School, United States

Aug 2006 - May 2015

High school British Literature, High School American Literature, Writing and Language, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Psychology, High School Poetry and Drama


Passed College Board AP Audit for Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, and Advanced Placement Psychology. Successful pass rates in all three above courses. Pass rates are well above the national average.

5th Grade Teacher

New Life Christian School, California, United States

Aug 2007 - May 2008

subjects

Substitute Teacher

Rialto Unified School District, United States

Aug 2003 - Jun 2005

Grades, Subjects


Consistently requested by select teachers who wanted strong classroom management while they were away.

Instructional Aid, Mild-Moderate LD

Fontana Unified Schools, United States

Aug 2001 - Aug 2003

Subjects, SpEd Grades K-3


This work experience is where I built a strong foundation of classroom management and effective discipline in the classroom. I also acquired many skills in working with students with academic and behavioral challenges. All thanks to Mrs. Campbell. Wherever you are...Kudos!

Professional Experience
Tutor
Privately, California, United States
May 1999 - May 2003

Tutored struggling middle school students

Aide to the Chair Person of the English Department
Evangel University, Missouri, United States
Aug 2000 - Aug 2001

Graded research papers for the English department.

Children's Pastor
Southland Christian , Missouri, United States
Aug 1998 - Feb 1999

Taught Sunday school, Children's church, organized outings, Vacation Bible School, and Kid's Camp.

School Aide
Fontana Christian School, California, United States
Jun 1997 - Aug 1998

Summer aide at a small Christian school. Worked with children on the playground, at outings, and in the cafeteria.

After School Day Care
YMCA, Missouri, United States
Sep 1997 - Mar 1998

Day care provider at a local elementary school. Helped children with their homework, provided them snack, and monitored play time.

Church Childcare/Nursery
James River Assembly of God, Missouri, United States
Jan 1996 - Jan 1997

Provided fun activities to children in childcare during adult social events. Monitored behavior during social activities.

Education

Masters Degree in Education: GATE

Azusa Pacific University, Calfornia, United States

Aug 2011 - Jun 2013

Psychology

Bethany College of the Assemblies of God, California, United States

Aug 2000 - Jan 2003

Psychology

Vanguard University of Southern California, California, United States

Aug 1999 - Jun 2000

Music

Evangel College, Missouri, United States

Jan 1996 - May 1999


Voice Performance scholarships
Graded Research Papers for the English Department Chair
Speaker at Spritual Emphasis Service
Children's Pastor at local church
Worship team member at local church

Professional Exams & Certifications

Authorization to Teach Advanced Placement English Language and Composition by the College Board

California, United States

Year Of Passing: 2009

AP LANGAUGE AND COMPOSITION CERTIFICATE OF TEACHER TRAINING AND COLLEGE CREDIT

California, United States

Year Of Passing: 2009

Authorization to Teach Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition by the College Board

Calfornia, United States

Year Of Passing: 2007

Authorization to Teach Advanced Placement Psychology by the College Board

Calfornia, United States

Year Of Passing: 2007

AP LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION CERTIFICATE OF TEACHER TRAINING

California, United States

Year Of Passing: 2006

AP PSYCHOLOGY CERTIFICATE OF TEACHER TRAINING

California, United States

Year Of Passing: 2004

CBEST

STATE, United States

Year Of Passing: 2002

ACSI CREDENTIAL

California, United States

Year Of Passing: 2002

Publications and Research
Go Mobile with WizIQ's Ne iPad App
D.J. Cruthers

This blog is an introduction to WizIQ's new iPad App. Included is a walk-through of how to get and use the app.

Blended Learning: Reaching Digital Natives in the Mainstream Classroom (Part 1)
D.J. Cruthers

The purpose of this blog is to give the teacher in the mainstream classroom the tools needed to create a blended learning environment in the classroom. It elucidates how the debate between lecturing and student led learning can be balanced by cloud-based learning. In addition, the digital nature of the modern day student is conveyed.

Blended Learning: Reaching Digital Natives in the Mainstream Classroom (Part 2)
D.J. Cruthers

The purpose of this blog is to give the teacher in the mainstream classroom the tools needed to create a blended learning environment in the classroom. It elucidates how the debate between lecturing and student led learning can be balanced by cloud-based learning. In addition, the digital nature of the modern day student is conveyed.

Deborah's Public Activities on WizIQ

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Following: 2
Tutorials Added: 66
Member Recommendations: 16
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