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Andrew A.

Colorado Springs, CO

$40/hr

Professional Educator

Background check passed as of 11/3/14
Usually responds in about 19 hours

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I have been in education for close to twenty years on both the elementary and secondary school level. This includes over ten years as a reading and writing teacher in elementary schools;in addition I have also been a volunteer reading tutor for The Children's Literacy Center since 1996.
I have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on reading and writing and assisting students with remedial reading. On average, my students reading skills have increased one grade level in the time I've worked with them
I pride myself in being patient and supportive and always work with the parents to make the tutoring a pleasant experience.

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Dyslexia

I have over ten years of experience working with students who have dyslexia in both the classroom setting as well as tutoring. I hold a master's degree in education and over thirty six hours of credits in teaching students with reading and writing difficulties.
Students with dyslexia will benefit by the teacher using a multisensory approach in their methods of instruction. This can be done by using the visual, auditory and tactile to assist in learning the reading and writing process. Children with dyslexia need explicit, systematic, and cumulative instruction in order to achieve the highest level of success in their schoolwork.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught in elementary school for over ten years in all subject areas . I have also been a volunteer tutor in kindergarten through the six grade since 1996. I hold a masters degree in education with over thirty six graduate level hours of curriculum based instruction on the elementary school level. My tutoring employs a method that allows the student to work at their own pace with support and encouragement by me; this in turn helps them to become more confident and self assured.

ESL/ESOL

I have spent many summers volunteering my services to programs in the San Luis Valley of Colorado that teach English to ESL children and adults. In addition, I have personal experience in the process as I was in an ESL program as an elementary and secondary student. As a bilingual teacher, I have the knowledge of how to instruct in the specifics of the English language to include phonics, reading, and writing in a manner that best serves an individual who is learning a second language. In my teaching assignments I had ESL students in my classroom as well as assisted in the ESL classroom at my school.

Phonics

I have taught reading as both an educator and volunteer for close to 15 years. Teaching phonics means helping students hear the sounds of the different letters then helping them put the letters together to form words then sentences. It is important to teach these skills in a sequence and use the skills taught on a regular basis by giving the students plently of opportunity for practice.

Reading

I hold a masters degree in education as well as thirty six graduate credit hours of study on the graduate level. I have tutored reading and writing through the Children's Literacy Center since 1996. In that time, I have worked with over fifty students who average reading proficiency has increased by one grade level.
My teaching background includes over ten years of classroom experience on all grade levels to include remedial reading and writing. I also strive to make reading an enjoyable experience and making the student feel confident in their reading and writing.

Spanish

Native speaker.
Experienced in teaching Spanish.
24 hours of Spanish classes at the college level.

Special Needs

I have a Masters degree in elementary and special education in addition to over fifteen years of classroom experience. In addition, I am also a volunteer reading teacher for students who are reading below their grade level. My experience with students with special needs include learning disabilities, autism, severe needs, as well as students with emotional and behavioral difficulties. My many years of teaching has allowed me the ability to utilize many types of teaching methods that allow the student to use their unique way of learning to make the educational experience personalized and enjoyable. I also take great pride in the professional relationship I maintain with the parents of my students and consider them a partner in the tutoring.

College of Santa Fe
Social Science
Regis University
Master's

Education

College of Santa Fe (Social Science)

Regis University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 15 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80904.


About Andrew

I have been in education for close to twenty years on both the elementary and secondary school level. This includes over ten years as a reading and writing teacher in elementary schools;in addition I have also been a volunteer reading tutor for The Children's Literacy Center since 1996.
I have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on reading and writing and assisting students with remedial reading. On average, my students reading skills have increased one grade level in the time I've worked with them
I pride myself in being patient and supportive and always work with the parents to make the tutoring a pleasant experience.

Education

College of Santa Fe
Social Science
Regis University
Master's

Education

College of Santa Fe (Social Science)

Regis University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Andrew’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Andrew A.

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