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My name is Randy Hoffman and I am a Studio Teacher.  The first question that usually follows that statement is “What is a Studio Teacher?”  A Studio Teacher is someone who teaches children who are working actors or models while they are on set.  They also act as welfare worker to make sure minors are not being over worked or in dangerous conditions. The next question I usually get asked is “How did you find out about this career?”  It is a profession that you normally do not hear about unless you are working on a children’s show or you are a parent of a child actor or you sit through all the credits at the end of movies and see that one that says “Studio Teacher.”

I actually started my teaching career…in a completely different career.  I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Film and worked in the film industry for seven years before meeting a studio teacher who ended up becoming my mentor.  She taught me everything I needed to know in order to be the best Studio Teacher (well…second best).  I went back to school for education and attended Cal State Northridge, which is consistently ranked one of the best schools for education in the state.  In 2008, I received the first of my three credentials and started teaching in public schools, while working towards my other credentials.  A Studio Teacher is required to hold at least two credentials (one multiple subject credential for grades k-6 and one single subject credential for 7-12).  This is because there could be a range of age groups on any given production.  In 2009, I received my second and third credentials in Math and shortly thereafter I received my Studio Teacher license.  In the short time I have held my license, I have worked on film, television, and print projects for Target, Mattel, and Disney with such talent as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa Peterman, and Stan Lee.  If you are looking for a Studio Teacher, feel free to contact me by clicking the link below.


    
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CREDIENTIALS California Clear Multiple Subject Credential, January 2013
California Clear Single Subject Credential, Math, January 2013
Passed RICA, CSET, and CBEST
LICENSES Studio Teacher License #108472, June 2010

EXPERIENCES  
September 2008-
Present
Private Tutor, Studio City, CA
Assisted students in all areas of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, statistics, and calculus.

September 2009 -
August 2010
Math Teacher, Sylvan Learning Center
Taught math skills to students of all ages.  Helped students prepare for the SATs by building their math knowledge and teaching them test-taking strategies.

September 2008 -
June 2010
Substitute Teacher, Redondo Beach Unified School District
Educated students from kindergarten to ninth grade in all subject areas.  Utilized methods learned from Rick Morris on classroom management and incorporated age appropriate sponge activities.


CREDITS    
Commercial Time Warner Cable Time Warner
Film A World Away Cahuenga Productions
Film Imperial Dreams Super Crispy Entertainment
Film After The Wizard Private Lenders Group
Modeling/Print Entertainment Weekly QAS Productions
Modeling/Print Mattel Toys Mattel Inc.
Modeling/Print Pottery Barn Teen Catalog PB Teen
Modeling/Print Target Bees and Honey
Television Bet On Your Baby Electis/5x5 Media
Television Children's Hospital Abominable Pictures
Television Dance Moms Collins Avenue
Television Fresh off the Boat Fox Television
Television Hart of Dixie Warner Brothers
Television Lumen Amblin, Television/TNT
Television So You Think You Can Dance Dick Clark Productions
Television/New Media East Los High Hulu/Wise Entertainment
Television/New Media Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Amazon Studios/Picrow
Television/New Media The Kicks Amazon Studios/Picrow
Theater Abigail 1702 Center Theatre Group
Theater Hope Through Housing Disneyland Resort
Theater Joe Turner's Come and Gone Center Theatre Group
Web Candyland RWB Associates, LLC
Web Carsland Viral Video Disneyland Resort
Web Jedi Camp First Glance Films

SKILLS
Information Technology Skills
Teaching in a classroom with a Smart Board, integrated all subjects with various forms of technology, including ipads.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, web development, Windows, and Mac OS.
 
EDUCATION
January 2007 -
May 2008

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program, California State University, Northridge, CA

September 1995 -
June 2000
B.A., University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA