Roland Graham

Roland G.

Aurora, CO

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About

Roland delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 2003

I have over 20 years of acting experience. I have taught acting for children for the last 15 years. I also work with children with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities. I'm trained in screen writing, and I'm also have a background in music and poetry.

Experience

Actor Facilitator
Sep 2015 - Present
Colorado Christian Fellowship

• Train young adults and adults in the art of acting in a church setting.
• Overseer of a group of 15 children and adults.
• Facilitate workshops the 1st and 3rd of every month. Use techniques such as improvisations, cold reading, scene study, commercial reading, acting games and exercises.
• Write, direct and produce plays for the church. Allow students to audition for roles in all productions.
• Travel to other churches to perform plays.
• Delegate assignments and positions to cast such as stage managers, makeup artists, and work closely with the media department for lighting needs for all productions.
• Use church budget for production needs such as costumes and props. Create fliers for promotion of all productions. Facilities cast parties for cast members, friends and families.

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Therapeutic Direct Care Provider
Feb 2014 - May 2015
Wilson Group Center

• Provided daily meals for the youth in the home. Authorize daily chores, and documented who perform there chores. Rewarded those who performed chore duties.
• Documented negative behaviors and implanted replacement behaviors to get need met. Worked closely with Social workers, Group Home Overseer, and parents of young adults.
• Planned trips and outings for the youth. Taught social skills, team work, and how to interact with others.
• Planned behavior goals by reviewing case files, and set up strategies for young adults to properly deal with anger, sadness and disappointments.
• Documented daily activities. Debrief daily with Group Home Overseer. In charge of giving out rewards to the youth such as, allowances, gift cards, and other rewards for positive behavior.
• Help build self-esteem and confidence by teaching acting skills to young adults. Helped the young adults become creative by using acting techniques such as improvisation, acting games and exercises.

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One to One
Sep 2007 - May 2008
Switzer Learning Center

• Worked with children with emotional, physical and mental disabilities in a classroom and group home setting.
• Analyzed and documented the negative behavior of students, and substitute negative behavior with positive behavior by rewarding positive behavior and using verbal affirmations to students. Enforce consequences for negative behaviors.
• Worked closely with students and parents to encourage a support system for students. Provided academic support for students, and taught students social skills and how to interact with teachers, parents, and other classmates.
• Worked one on one with students and documented growth and improvement of student’s behavior. Promoted sports and other social activities.
• Work closely with the Dean, Principal, and Case Workers of students on academic and behavior goals, case files, and targeted behaviors.
• Help build self-esteem and confidence by teaching acting skills to young adults. Helped the young adults become creative by using acting techniques such as improvisation, acting games and exercises.

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One to One / After School Coordinator
Jul 2003 - Sep 2007
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

• Worked with children with emotional, physical and mental disabilities in a classroom and group home setting.
• Analyzed and documented the negative behavior of students, and substitute negative behavior with positive behavior by rewarding positive behavior and using verbal affirmations to students. Enforce consequences for negative behaviors.
• Worked closely with students and parents to encourage a support system for students. Provided academic support for students, and taught students social skills and how to interact with teachers, parents, and other classmates.
• Worked one on one with students and documented growth and improvement of student’s behavior. Promoted sports and other social activities.
• Work closely with the Dean, Principal, and Case Workers of students on academic and behavior goals, case files, and targeted behaviors.
• Help build self-esteem and confidence by teaching acting skills to young adults. Helped the young adults become creative by using acting techniques such as improvisation, acting games and exercises.



After School Coordinator

• Facilitate activities for the after school program at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.
• Over seer of a group of 10 students. Given a weekly budget to planning of outings, trips and other fun activities for students.
• Trained students in acting and music to enhance creativity and confidence by using acting techniques such as improvisation, cold reading, and other acting games and exercises.

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Education

Acting Certification
Sep 1995 - Nov 2007
All About Kids Acting Conservatory

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3 Reviews

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Kally Jul 2, 2016
Acting · In studio

This guy is passionate about what he does. He definitely brings out the best in people. My son is 10 and Roland brought out the artist in him.

Jennifer McCall Jul 2, 2016
Film and TV Acting · In home

I've been acting since I was a child and I thought that I was a good actress but I quickly learned, in my adult years, that good is just not good enough. I knew that I needed something more, then I came across Roland and I will never be the same again. He helped me to go from good to extraordinary. I was pushed beyond where I thought that I could be. He saw my gifts and talents and he helped me cultivate them. I'm so greatful for my experience. Thank you Roland!

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Latrice Jul 1, 2016
Acting · In home

I learned how to improve act. He has great warm up exercises that prepares you for more of his in depth training. It was an enjoyable experience that I would recommend to family and friends

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