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Mason W.

Constructive and Insightful Teacher and Theater/Speech Coach

San Francisco, CA (94122)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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My strategy is to find a student's learning edge and then to engage him or her along that edge. I strongly believe that whatever the subject or task a personal voice is essential to learning, so I encourage participation in as full a sense as possible. Then, I work with a student to organize their voice in ways that communicate effectively.

I aim for: knowledge, experience, and skill within specific subject areas; skill in applying one's learning across disciplines; and respect and curiosity for one's own learning edge and experience.

For nearly ten years, I have been teaching across the elementary and middle school curriculum -- especially in English, Math, History and Social Studies, and Science. I have also taught high school students including in a residential school/group home. I am also an actor and have worked as an acting and voice coach in Shakespeare programs, both with adults in a professional Shakespeare conservatory and with elementary age children in a summer camp.

I earned a B.A in Humanities from Colgate University, designing my own program in philosophy, literature, and religion. This included writing and defending a thesis for cross-disciplinary work.

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Mason’s subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, CBEST, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am a substitute teacher and actor with training in both contemporary and classical theater, as well as in improvisation. I have worked in theater and public speaking with both children and adults, professional actors and amateurs. One of my particular skills is working with Shakespeare, and the clarity and power of his rhetoric serve as a model for my work with speaking and writing. I have trained as an actor at A.C.T. and the National Theater Institute, and as an actor and teacher with Shakespeare and Company. I am currently training in Linklater-based voice work.

Theatre

I am a substitute teacher and actor with training in both contemporary and classical theater, as well as in improvisation. I have worked in theater and public speaking with both children and adults, professional actors and amateurs. One of my particular skills is working with Shakespeare, and the clarity and power of his rhetoric serve as a model for my work with speaking and writing. I have trained as an actor at A.C.T. and the National Theater Institute, and as an actor and teacher with Shakespeare and Company. I am currently training in Linklater-based voice work.

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Education

Colgate University (Humanities)

National Theater Institute (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mason will travel within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94122.

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