Taylor Thornton

Taylor T.

Round Rock, TX

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About

Taylor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
January 2015

As a current part time teacher for the arts to elementary students through a company called Creative Action, I have found a deep passion for teaching and connecting to students. I have taught dance choreography in previous years to other members of my dance crews, but now I have taken on a more independent role in being a sole teacher of a whole class monday through friday from 2 to 6. I am an avid student myself, enrolled in art school, and spend rigorous time creating art, writing, being highly physically active, and working diligently at my jobs.

Experience

Out of School Time Teaching Artist
Jan 2017 - Present
Creative Action

As a Part-Time Teaching Artist for after school programs, I teach Monday to Friday at various schools throughout Austin to teach the arts to students between grades K-5, and enrich their knowledge of the various arts ranging from dance, to visual art, to music, to theater. In addition, I must construct and write thorough lesson plans and unit plans consistently throughout the month and report them to my Team Lead. I am responsible for monitoring and teaching 18 students at a time while facilitating the school's rules, expectations, and safety guidelines. For this job I have earned a CPR certification as well as become a licensed abuse reporter.

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Hostess
Feb 2017 - Aug 2017
Kerbey Lane

As a front of house hostess, my main responsibilities lie in greeting and assisting customers in seating, reservations and general inquiries about the restaurant as well as the purchasing of products. In addition, I serve as a seater, greeter, and assigner, resolving the layout issues of the restaurant and overall running the flow of the restaurant each day, using the aid of our iPads to navigate through the digital layout of the restaurant. On busier weekends, I work in a team of three, and serve as the leader of the group.

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Barista
Aug 2016 - Feb 2017
Starbucks

Barista and Cashier responsible for creating perfected hand-crafted beverages, handling cash, cleaning and maintaining the facility and all products and utensils, responsible for assisting customers in transactions, purchases and informing the customers on promotions, deals and new items. Also responsible for updating member cards, checking balances and statuses of membership cards, and applying such discounts and memberships towards purchases. Must prepare fresh ingredients daily and nightly. As a professional artist, I also create the advertising boards for new products throughout the store.

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Education

Bachelor's in Illustration
May 2016 - Present
Academy of Art University
Visual and Performing Arts
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Cedar Ridge High School

Languages

Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Photoshop
May 2016
Cedar Ridge

Awards

Visual and Performing Arts Representative
Oct 2016
Cedar Ridge
VASE Art Competition Participant
Mar 2014
VASE - Cedar Ridge

Affiliations

National Honors Society
Jan 2014

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Photos & Videos

18” x 24”. Charcoal Bust Study.

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Intro choreography to "Poetic Justice" by Kendrick Lamar.
Photo by Taylor T.

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11” x 14” ink illustration. “Embark”.

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11” x 14” mixed media piece. “Into the Realm”.

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18” x 24”. Charcoal Drapery study.

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David Cardenas Jan 8, 2018
Drawing · In home

I didn't even have good handwriting when Taylor gave me drawing lessons. I could not stop my hand from wobbling 24/7, but through use of her methods, I have learned so much and I can actually draw almost anything I picture in my mind with detail! Wonderful experience for me!

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