Christopher T. Bowen

bowench@bc.edu   

 

  • EDUCATION
    • Boston College, Lynch School of Education, Chestnut Hill, MA
      • Bachelors of Arts expected May 2008
      • Majors: Mathematics and Secondary Education
      • Cumulative GPA (as of December 2005): 3.775/4.0, Dean’s List First Honor Roll
      • Mathematics Coursework: Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry, Probability Theory, Independent Readings and Research (Practical Applications of Single Variable Calculus)
      • Secondary Education Coursework: Child Growth and Development, Family School and Society, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, Independent Study in Classroom Assessment, Secondary Reading Instruction, Adolescent Psychology, Working With Special Needs Students, Middle School and Secondary Mathematics Methods
    • New York University in Paris, Paris, France (Spring 2007)
    • Holy Cross High School, Waterbury, CT (September 2000 through June 2004)
      • Graduated with Highest Honors – Top 5% of class
  • PRE-PRACTICUM  TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    •  Brighton High School, Boston, MA (Fall 2005)
      • Worked weekly as a student teacher in a diverse urban public school.  Worked weekly in three high school math classes (a repeat-level Algebra I class, an 11th grade Algebra II class, and a 12th grade Calculus class).  Designed, taught, and assessed two formal lessons. Led small-group review sessions to prepare students for tests; worked closely with ESL students to create individualized study plans; met for weekly discussions with cooperating teacher; became familiar with the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.  Received an A+ for pre-practicum experience. 
    • Waltham Senior High School, Waltham, MA ( Fall 2006)
      • Worked weekly as a student teacher in a suburban public high school.  Collaborated with a cooperating math teacher to develop and teach a curriculum for an MCAS Preparation Class.  Worked intensively with ESL students in this class.  Taught and formally assessed two lessons in a College-Prep Level Algebra I class and one lesson in a Pre-Calculus class. 
  • RELATED WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE          
    • Let’s Get Ready! BC (LGR) Site-Director Fellowship, Chestnut Hill, MA (Fall 2006)
      • Established a chapter of the Let’s Get Ready Program at Boston College.  Worked 15 hours per week as the Boston College Site-Director of the free SAT Preparation and College Guidance Program, serving Boston Public School (BPS) students.  Recruited and trained over 20 Boston College student volunteers to serve as SAT coaches.  Recruited over 30 high school students (the majority of whom receive “Free or Reduced Lunch Programs” at their schools) to enroll in the program.  Organized and conducted Curriculum Planning Meetings for the SAT Prep Program.  Led College Guidance Workshops and organized “College Visits” for students.  Managed program finances. 
    • Sylvan Learning Center, Waterbury, CT (June 2006 through Present)
      • Worked as a Sylvan Learning Center Mathematics Teacher, implementing a remedial and individualized mathematics curriculum for students in grades Kindergarten through Eleven.  Completed an intensive mathematics methods training seminar.  Met regularly with the center’s Director of Education to discuss students’ weekly progress.  Taught the Sylvan Learning Center SAT Math Preparation Course. 
    • Hyde Square Task Force, Boston, MA ( Fall 2005 and Spring 2006)
      • Evening Tutorial Program: Worked 4 hours per week tutoring high school students in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-calculus. Helped students prepare for tests and quizzes, complete homework, and develop individualized study routines.  Helped students prepare for the SAT and the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) standardized tests.  Worked one-on-one with a high school senior to guide him through the college application process.
      • John F. Kennedy Elementary School After-school Program:  Worked 2 hours per week assisting after-school teachers run an after-school program.  Tutored student in Grades K-5 on an individual and small-group basis.  Monitor student behavior during recess.
  • RELATED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE                                                                                                    
    • Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Spring 2006 through Present)
      • Work regularly as a research assistant at Boston College to Mathematics Education Professor Lillie R. Albert, Ph.D.   Co-authored 2 studies with Dr. Albert that are both awaiting publication in educational peer-reviewed journals.