Monica (Whipps) Urso
Taneytown, MD
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Monica (Whipps) Urso

Monica U.

Taneytown, MD
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Levels taught:
Elementary, Middle School
Lesson Planning for Distance Learning- For parents needing assistance with writing lesson plans, please let me know! I can work with you to come up with lesson ideas for Math for your children during distance learning.

I can assist with a variety of math lessons from pre-k through middle school. I can help with homework and studying for tests. I have several aids and extra practice sheets to match what you are doing in school.

About Monica U.

*As Maryland is currently still in Phase 1, I am only available for Online lessons at this time. Once Md moves to Phase 3, I will be available for in-home lessons.*

I have a Master's Degree in Education and 5 years of teaching experience. I have been a private tutor now for over 10 years for children ages 5 years old and up. I tutor elementary, middle, high school and adults. I can also tutor PDF Bookmarking or PDF Bookmark documents for you,
I am familiar with common core and school standards. I would be more than happy to speak with you or your child's teacher regarding their needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
While I have extremely high expectations for all my students, I adjust my approach for each student in order to best serve him or her; for many of my students, for example, I design specific programs centered around goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. I am very familiar with different learning styles. I am very flexible in scheduling and meeting my student’s needs. So far for the last several years, I have been very successful in one-on-one tutoring and have managed to pull many students from grades of D's & F's to A's and B's.

For parents needing assistance with writing lesson plans, please let me know! I can work with you to come up with lesson ideas for your children during distance learning as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Workbooks, flashcards, journals, lessons, projects, etc

*** Specialties ***
Reading, Spelling, Phonics, Math, English,

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Taylor
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Excellent!

Posted Aug 27, 2017
LaShanda Terry
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Posted Apr 22, 2017
Olivia T.
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My name is Olivia Monica is helping me with me reading she is a great teacher to work with and she is make me feel more confidint in my reading.

Posted Apr 25, 2016
LaDonna Thorne
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One of the best people, daughter loved working with her.

Posted Apr 14, 2016
Ed
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Great job. Great experience. Flexible with our schedule. Called me on the phone when I asked. Easy to deal with. We did one class on Go to Meeting and one over the phone. It doesn't matter what level you're at, Monica is your go-to trainer!

Posted Dec 8, 2015
Michelle Harris H.
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Monica is very patient, and easy to get along with my son loves her. She is always prepared and has the tools that is needed for the level She also takes the time to let me understand how my son is doing and the material she is using. I love her

Posted Feb 20, 2015
Leeann F.
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Monica was very clear and informative. There is always a plan to take what I learned to the next step at the next lesson. It is easy to communicate with her between lessons as well in case a date or time needs to be rescheduled.

Posted Jan 28, 2015

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Experience

Private Tutor
Jul 2014 - Present

Tutoring by Monica

Private Tutor for Children and Adults in Writing/English/ELA, Reading, Math, Microsoft Suite, History, Proofreading, etc.

Sr. Program Specialist, Primary Accreditation
Mar 2014 - Present

ANCC

Partner with senior leadership to drive successful projects and initiatives centered on improvement and maintenance of the Primary Accreditation Online Review System (PAORS). Oversee programs designed to comprehensively support and develop implementations of PAORS. Ensure top-tier service by managing vital customer relationships. Administer user access, govern application flows, and troubleshoot system issues. Wrote business proposal that was deployed as a pilot in July 2019 with 5 applicants, both international and domestic. Due to pilot success, the expedited cycle is now an additional revenue stream for the department. Function as point of contact and subject matter expert for self-study review processes during all 3 application cycles per year. Drove improvement of organizational application numbers from 15 to 27 in 2017, to 31 in 2018, and maintained at 30 in 2019. Collaborates with IT to ensure all bugs, errors and system issues are identified, tracked and fixed. Reduced application decision time in months from 9 to 3 via PAORS implementations.

Kindergarten Teacher
Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

PGCPS

Chiefly responsible for planning and implementing daily kindergarten lesson plans for my class of 25-30 children, arranging parent teacher conferences and coordinating various after school programs.

Child Care 1 & 2 Teacher
Sep 2003 - Jun 2004

Baltimore City Public Schools

Chiefly responsible for planning and implementing Childcare 1&2 lesson plans for 65-70 10th and 11th graders. Organized and implemented the Baby-Think-it-Over Program. Organizing and booking appointments for parent-teacher conferences

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Jul 2002 - Aug 2003

Columbia Academy

Chiefly responsible for planning and implementing daily pre-k lesson plans for my class of 20-25 children, arranging parent teacher conferences and coordinating various after school programs.

Education

Masters Degree
Jan 2002 - May 2005

Loyola College

Bachelors of Arts
Sep 1997 - May 2001

UMBC

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

CAPM
Jun 2018

Project Management Institute

#2214120 Certified Associate in Project Management
Early Childhood Education
May 2001

UMBC

Awards

Most Team Registrants for an Affiliate (84)
Mar 2014

Epilepsy Foundation

Abilities Network Fundraiser of the Year 2012
May 2013

Abilities Network

Affiliations

Project Management Institute
May 2018
Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.

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