My goal is to help your student tackle whatever subject or assignment they need extra help with. I also want to help your student develop successful study habits. One-on-one tutoring sessions are often most helpful because your student can get the quiet, focused attention they need to succeed. However, under some circumstances, group tutoring sessions can be arranged.
The first thing I share with struggling students is that I struggled, too! I even had tutors in middle school and during my freshman year of high school. Somewhere along the way, I developed a love of learning that has led to some incredible successes. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University. I graduated cum laude in 2013 with an institutional GPA of 3.69 and a cumulative collegiate GPA of 3.57. I am currently applying for graduate programs in the field of emergency management. In my spare time, my wife and I love to kayak and explore state and national parks. Also, I launch weather balloons that hoist cameras and science experiments to the very edge of our planet’s atmosphere!
My favorite subjects are English, history, science, and social studies. I also really love to research and work on special projects like reports! I also offer math tutoring services K-7th grade.
Location and travel:
I prefer to tutor students at the Coconut Grove Library. Although, other arrangements may be made.
A respectful atmosphere must be maintained at all times. Children and youth will receive some leniency, but I reserve the right to terminate a tutoring session if I feel that a respectful learning atmosphere cannot be reestablished.
Things come up, so if you need to cancel, please give me notice 12 hours before our appointment is scheduled to start. If you are more than 15 minutes late, I will consider our tutoring session cancelled and you will be charged for the time scheduled.
Special Needs Youth:
I really enjoy working with special needs youth. I started tutoring special needs youth when I was in 5th grade. That early exposure to my peers with learning challenges changed me forever. As a young adult, I provided in-home supports for adults with developmental disabilities. Later, I went on to chair the Board of Directors of a non-profit serving nearly 700 adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. During that time, I co-authored and led a computer education program for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
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