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I have lived overseas and have friends from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.
I'm fluent in German and my native English, and enjoy learning about other cultures and know some Dutch, Swedish, French and Chinese, however, my main area of instruction for tutoring has been in math and science.
I was recognized by the state's teacher competency service with a Recognition of Excellence in Content Knowledge for Chemistry.
I have my Bachelor's in Chemistry and a Master's in Business Administration plus Pennsylvania Teacher Certification in Chemistry with twenty years of tutoring experience in the following subject areas:
Math (Pre Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Pre Calc)
Chemistry (High School and General)
Physics (Middle and High School)
I am a certified Chemistry Teacher.
I have worked with 3rd to 6th graders at the elementary level on science, math and reading skills. I have helped my students read at one grade level above the grade they are in and also similar to and often greater gains in their math level proficiency.
I'm certified to teach ESL through the Literacy Volunteers in the Greater Wilmington area.
I have worked mostly with students from South America who were learning English as Second Language and they achieved the first level proficiency in English as a second language. Unfortunately, they moved out of the area and we could not finish the next level.
I understand what is is like to learn a foreign language. I am fluent in German and have studied various European languages and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures, but also to share with people American culture and increase their understanding of this culture and the American English we use.
I am a Certifed German Teacher in the State of PA.
As you can see I've tutored in many subjects and although I did not need to do so took the Praxis test in Chemistry, for which I received a Recognition of Excellence award for testing in the top 15%. I also scored above the requirement needed for certification for Math in Pennsylvania and Delaware and am working to have Math added to my certification.
Being a tutor one needs to help students develop good study habits and organizational skills in order to be successful.
This grounding can be used in general study skills work.
Additionally, I have a PA Certification in Teaching, which included a course on Content Reading. A course that I've found to be extraordinary useful in my tutoring and has helped me teach students how to decode a textbook.
Excellent Tutor! Saved My Daughter From an F! — I contacted Steve when my daughter was failing Honors Geometry with only 3 weeks of school left. He met with her twice a week and helped her bring her grade up to a C which was practically a miracle. Lauren understood things Steve taught her that she had been confused about for weeks. Her grades on her subsequent quizzes and tests were all A's or B's and subsequently her 4th quarter grade improved ...
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