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Edson R F.

SILVER APPLE recipient 3 State Certified 29 yrs Teach Sci, ESL, Read

Mesa, AZ (85202)

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I love to teach, especially those who want to learn. I have great patience and learned to present the material in a manner that YOU can understand.

I am a Silver Apple Recipient. I am state certified in California and Missouri and have been certified in Arizona. I have training in teaching reading and spelling. I have tutored youth and adults in the same. The method I have learned to teach them is not long and drawn out and it increases their self esteem. I teach by helping you to use the part of your brain where you store information and the method you use to put it there and to retrieve it from your memory. Using this method adults and youth have been to taught how to spell correctly in one session. I graduated BYU 1956, U of AZ 1962, took education classes at U of California Riverside in 1963. I then taught at High School for 4 years. I moved to Cerritos College 11 years and to Missouri for 4 years. In 1988 I came to Mesa and taught Biology, Chemistry and ESL content for 11 years. I do not smoke nor use alcohol. I am 77 yrs old and in very good health.

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Edson R’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling


I have been trained in NeuroLinguistic Programming and New Pathways Learning to work with individuals with ADD and ADHD. I have worked with these individuals for 30 years. I am currently using both methods and techniques. In addition, I use edukinetics, brain balance and visual training. I have had success with upper elementary, high school and university students. I also work with non-student adults with success. I am currently working with a 25 year old lady. She is making advances in her attitude, personality and English. She was born in the USA, but never learned to read.


I have 20 semester hours of Biology and have taught HS Biology for 18 yrs. I teach concepts using topics and content. Certified to teach Biology in Calif., Missouri and AZ.


I have a BS in Botany - 43 quarter hours, with Soils and Animal Husbandry Minor. The supporting courses for my MS from U of AZ were in Botany - 9 semester hours. U of Montana - 9 semester hours. I taught College Botany and Field Botany for 11 years at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA. I have 6 semester hours of plant research at CA State College Fullerton. I taught 2 semester of Botany for South Western Institute of Healing Arts. I worked for USFS and SCS one summer in plant research each. I worked for BLM as Range Conservationist for 2 years. I did volunteer work at the Desert Botanical Garden in the herbarium for 3 years.


I have high ratings for the tutoring done with WyzAnt. I present the basic concepts of chemistry in easy terms which you can understand. I have taught HS Chemistry for 10 yrs. I am certified to teach Chemistry in Missouri.


I began working with individuals with dyslexia in 1982. I was trained at New Pathways Learning in Boulder, Co. I taught in Missouri and California. I have worked with youth and adults. Individuals have improved reading and writing skills. One would never write notes to friends, take essay tests, anything with writing. After a short time working with her, she began writing to her friends and family members and would take essay tests. She did well and graduated from high school. I have learned newer techniques and methods in working with persons affected with this spectrum of disabilities.


My major at U of AZ is Applied Plant Ecology. I taught College Field Botany (11 yrs) which included Ecology. I used the Ecology as a Range Conservationist with BLM.


I was endorsed to teach content ESL in AZ. I have 21 semester hours in ESL from AZ State Univ and Mesa Com. College. I taught ESL Science, ESL Biology and ESL Chemistry for 10 years. I, as a volunteer, taught ESL English in Chile for 1 1/2 years. I also taught as a volunteer ESL teacher at Deseret Industries for 2 years. I worked in Texas with Spanish speaking individual for 2 1/2 years.

General Computer

Certified Master Computer Technician. I have built and repaired numerous computers. Taught the use of computers for 3 years, to peers, and at the high school level for 28 years.


I taught genetics at the college level for eleven years. Genetics was included also in Biology for Majors, Microbiology and Botany. I taught all three subjects at the college level. I studied Genetics at BYU and Advanced Genetics at UCR. I attended a National Science Foundation Grant session at ASU, which involved the chemistry of Genetics.


I have played guitar for 60 years. I have taught guitar lessons to several people already. I am continuing to improve and learn more methods, theories and application in guitar playing. I have played guitar solo and with a small family combo.


I am a Certified Master Computer Technician. I used a Macintosh for 11 years. I taught the use of the Macintosh for 3 years. I have written programs for the Macintosh. I have helped my sister with her Macintosh for 15 years.


I have 8 sem hrs of college Microbiology. I have taught 18 yrs of H.S. Biology which included Microbiology. I also taught 11 yrs. of College Botany which included Microbiology. I taught 3 yrs. of College Microbiology as part of a Majors Biology course. Microbiology includes description, classification, identification and growth of Bacteria. Also presented is the importance of Bacteria, both good and bad, for our health. The control of the bad bacteria is explained.


I have a certificate of Master Computer Technician and learned Pascal. I then learned Turbo Pascal. I taught Computer Language in Turbo Pascal for 3 years at a local high school in Missouri.

Physical Science

I have 18 years teaching HS General Science.


I have taught students to read since 1984. My training for teaching students with learning difficulties is one on one. The traditional reading methods are not used, if they worked the students would have already learned to read. My training is with New Pathways Learning out of Boulder, Colorado. The methods used are to increase the word spelling, word recognition, eye tracking and the memory.


I have taught elementary school. I also learned specific and direct methods to teach spelling techniques. These techniques are what the winners of spelling bees use.

This technique provides a quick and easy methods to spell correctly. It also improves the reading ability.

I learned this teaching method and technique through 3 summer workshops. It is not taught in colleges and universities.

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Brigham Yound University (Botany)

U of Arizona (Master's)

U of Calif Riverside - education (Graduate Coursework)

Absolutely Wonderful! Before I found Edson, I was well-beyond struggling in my genetics class. My teacher actually warned me about failing. Edson started helping me and really took the effort to make sure I was understanding the material. His methods of teaching are, by far, the best I have ever had. Thanks to his help, I have been passing every exam and brought my genetics grade up to a B. He also has helped me do bet ...

— Madison from Chandler, AZ on 4/6/14);

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