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Timothy J.

Dr. J - Educator and Tutor for over 30 years

San Clemente, CA (92672)

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Hello,

My name is Dr. J. I am a retired teacher with 30+ years of teaching experience in the classroom and more through individual tutoring. I worked mainly in alternative programs with students from kindergarten age through high school who had emotional/behavioral issues. Most of them also had learning disabilities. I enjoyed the small class size and the challenge of individualizing instruction for each student. My philosophy is that learning should be fun and engaging and ideally self-driven.

I was NJ certified as an English teacher (7-12) and a special education teacher (teacher of the handicapped) K-12. I have a BA in secondary English education, and an M.Ed. and an Ed.D. in educational leadership. I was Highly Qualified to teach elementary and high school English, math, science and social studies, and I have experience teaching them all.

I have my own transportation, am a non-smoker, an animal lover, and I am highly reliable. I am interested in discussing any proposed tutoring job with the object of ensuring a good fit for all concerned.

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Timothy’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, COOP/HSPT, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills
Business:
GRE, Marketing
Art:
Art History, Film
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science, Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

ACT English

I have been certified as a high school English teacher since the 1970's and have taught many other subjects as well, including math, in my career. I have experience tutoring and teaching test prep in math and English, writing, reading and science. I think I could help your student be successful.

ADD/ADHD

I have been permanently certified since January 1986 in K-12 English in my previous state of New Jersey. I have also been permanently certified as Teacher of the Handicapped [Special Needs Inclusive] since July of 1988. I taught Emotionally Disturbed/Behaviorally Handicapped as well as Learning Disabled students, in both private school and public school settings. A large percentage of the students I taught had ADD/ADHD as a medical diagnosis. I received continual training in teaching these students over more 30+ years of teaching.

Algebra 1

I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 over 30 years. Most importantly, I really like it! It can be fun.

Aspergers

I have been permanently certified since January 1986 in K-12 English in my previous state of New Jersey. I have also been permanently certified as Teacher of the Handicapped [Special Needs Inclusive] since July of 1988. I taught Emotionally Disturbed/Behaviorally Handicapped as well as Learning Disabled students, in both private school and public school settings. A large percentage of the students I taught had AD/ADHD as a medical diagnosis. I also taught and worked with students with Aspergers disorders. I have been to several national conferences about Aspergers and have received continual training in teaching these students over more than 30+ years of teaching.

Autism

I first worked with Autistic students as a research assistant on a UCSB project about language in autistic subjects in 1965. I then worked with autistic patients at Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham Mass. in 1966. I began working in education with autistic students in San Francisco in 1968 at a private school.
I have been permanently certified since January 1986 in K-12 English in my previous state of New Jersey and I have also been permanently certified as Teacher of the Handicapped [Special Needs Inclusive] since July of 1988. I taught Emotionally Disturbed/Behaviorally Handicapped as well as Learning Disabled students, in both private school and public school settings. A large percentage of the students I taught had ADD/ADHD as a medical diagnosis. I also taught and worked with students with Aspergers disorders and of course, continued with autistic students. I have been following NIH reports on research about autism on a weekly basis for the last three years and have received specialized training in teaching these students over more than 30+ years of teaching.

COOP/HSPT

In my many years of teaching Special Education students at the high school level, I have had numerous occasions to prepare students for the HSPT testing. I have experience administering the tests, have been involved in feedback on design panels in NJ, and have proctored these exams since they were first initiated. I have worked with private clients to tutor in this area as well. I have used training manuals repeatedly with my classes of students and with tutees.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have two New Jersey Certifications for K-12 initially earned in the 1980s. Since then I have taught elementary students in Elementary Science, English, Math, Social Studies, Reading, Grammar, and associated courses in a school setting and through individual 1-1 tutoring. I have taught both younger students with Special Needs (exceptionalities ) and those not classified as Special Education students. It is always a pleasure.

Film

I have been a film buff all my life. I have also taken courses and attended seminars about American and international film. I am fluent teaching film history and film's relationship to other arts. I understand technical and financial issues in film, and am well prepared to teach about Film to students from ninth grade through college.

GED

I have taught high school math, science, English, history, and various associated independent studies. I also have years of teaching at risk students who have been unable to complete their high school requirements and therefore turn to the GED.

Geometry

I have taught math in both private and public school settings since the 1970's. I have also tutored many students in high school math areas of concentration. Throughout this experience of math instruction, I have often taught Geometry.

Research suggests that Geometry is often a real challenge for many students, even those who do well in other math courses. My experience was largely teaching disinterested and frustrated learners, and I believe the learning can become interesting and even fun.

I feel I could very likely help your son or daughter!

Macintosh

I have been a consistent Mac user since the 1970's. At my first post-college position at a school, after a few years, I became the computer specialist for the school, using a lab of Macs. I have used a Macintosh in work settings, even when the business office of the school used IBM computers. At a later time in my school setting, I became the keeper of report cards, generating them on Macintoshes, designing them and keeping all records. For nearly 10 years, I created class lists, information on students lists and numerous other forms and records for the school on Macs.

Marketing

I have personally had marketing experience and I have worked in a national market research firm in New York City. I also have experience as a co-teacher of a marketing class in high school. By experience in the field and experience teaching marketing, I am a tutor confident teaching marketing to high school or college students.

Prealgebra

I taught pre-algebra for many years when it was a high school freshman course. I have also been a tutor in the subject many times, often with junior high students. I think it is a good opportunity to make math exciting, which is even more demanding for girls than boys in our culture. I would love to work with you all.

Social Studies

As a Special Education teacher over the past 30 years, I have taught social studies at both elementary and secondary levels. I have also taught world history, us history, and geography among other related curricula. I have tutored in these areas as well. In addition, I was highly qualified (HQ) for history and social studies teaching while in New Jersey.

Special Needs

I have been permanently certified since January 1986 in K-12 English in my previous state of New Jersey.
I have also been permanently certified as Teacher of the Handicapped [Special Needs Inclusive] since July of 1988. I taught Emotionally Disturbed/Behaviorally Handicapped as well as Learning Disabled students, in both private school and public school settings. A large percentage of the students I taught had AD/ADHD as a medical diagnosis. I received continual training in teaching these students over more 30+ years of teaching. I have also worked in with special needs populations in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and in rehabilitation settings. Additionally, I have tutored special needs students since the 1960's.

Study Skills

In my many years of teaching Special Education students at the high school level, I have had numerous occasions to prepare students for the ASVAB and HSPT testing. I have experience administering the tests, have been involved in feedback on design panels in NJ, and have proctored these exams since they were first initiated. I have worked with private clients to tutor in this area as well. I have used training manuals repeatedly with my classes of students and with tutees.

Poor study skills are endemic with AD/ADHD students and with many others identified as "at risk" students. Consequently, I have had many years teaching study skills in an attempt to ameliorate their skill deficits.

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Education

Antioch College (Secondary Ed.)

Wilmington University (MEd)

Argosy University - Sarasota FL (EdD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Timothy will travel within 40 miles of San Clemente, CA 92672.

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