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Obie B.

Fort Collins, CO

$30/hr

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Background check passed as of 10/19/12
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I have had several "careers" in my life, but my favorite one has been teaching 4th graders for the past four years in Las Vegas. Most of my students were ESL students. I also did substitute work for a year and was an AVID tutor in Las Vegas high schools working with juniors and seniors on college prep work. I enjoy working with young people who are really interested in learning and are open to new ideas and methods to expand their knowledge and skills.

This past year I have been teaching math in middle school to "newcomer" students who are new to the U.S. from different countries and have limited English skills and proficiency, as well as different academic backgrounds. I teach them math as well as English vocabulary and language.

Besides having 30 graduate credits in education from Sierra Nevada College, I also have a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Most of my life, I have worked in science and medicine, and I have publications in those areas. I have even worked in a pharmaceutical company.

I had many wonderful mentors/teachers in my younger days as I started my career, and later, I enjoyed teaching visiting scientists and new workers to our research labs. When I finally retired from my science work, I decided I wanted to work as a teacher with kids and young adults, especially those who were motivated to learn but struggled with some subjects and concepts. I love to see kids "get it" when I have done a good job guiding and teaching a difficult point.

Because of all of my experience with adults and children, and my own academic background, I think I can be helpful with many subjects and age groups.

Math:
Algebra 1, Probability
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Nursing, Zoology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics
Music:
Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taken over 30 hours of graduate elementary education courses and have taught in the Clark County School District for 4 years as a full-time general education teacher at the 4th grade level. I also was a substitute teacher for 1 year teaching all elementary grade levels.

Spanish

I grew up speaking Spanish and studied it academically in high school. I also studied Latin and French, which are related to Spanish. I have traveled in Spain and Mexico and was able to use my Spanish extensively. As a teacher for the past 4 years, I have frequently conversed with many of my students' parents who spoke only Spanish. I would love to help your student.

Writing

As a 4th grade teacher for 4 years, I have taught students the fundamentals of grammar and writing. This has included skills and practice in voice, organization, ideas, and conventions; which are all essential to good writing (and also public speaking). These skills apply to any grade level.

The U of Texas at Austin
Microbiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Other
Sierra Nevada College-Teacher Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

The U of Texas at Austin (Microbiology)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Other)

Sierra Nevada College-Teacher Education (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Obie will travel within 15 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80525.


About Obie

I have had several "careers" in my life, but my favorite one has been teaching 4th graders for the past four years in Las Vegas. Most of my students were ESL students. I also did substitute work for a year and was an AVID tutor in Las Vegas high schools working with juniors and seniors on college prep work. I enjoy working with young people who are really interested in learning and are open to new ideas and methods to expand their knowledge and skills.

This past year I have been teaching math in middle school to "newcomer" students who are new to the U.S. from different countries and have limited English skills and proficiency, as well as different academic backgrounds. I teach them math as well as English vocabulary and language.

Besides having 30 graduate credits in education from Sierra Nevada College, I also have a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Most of my life, I have worked in science and medicine, and I have publications in those areas. I have even worked in a pharmaceutical company.

I had many wonderful mentors/teachers in my younger days as I started my career, and later, I enjoyed teaching visiting scientists and new workers to our research labs. When I finally retired from my science work, I decided I wanted to work as a teacher with kids and young adults, especially those who were motivated to learn but struggled with some subjects and concepts. I love to see kids "get it" when I have done a good job guiding and teaching a difficult point.

Because of all of my experience with adults and children, and my own academic background, I think I can be helpful with many subjects and age groups.

Education

The U of Texas at Austin
Microbiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Other
Sierra Nevada College-Teacher Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

The U of Texas at Austin (Microbiology)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Other)

Sierra Nevada College-Teacher Education (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80525

Obie’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Probability
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Nursing, Zoology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics
Music:
Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, 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.


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