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Davis P.

Duluth, GA

$40/hr

Patient, kind, & creative: I make learning interesting

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Patient, kind, & creative: I make learning interesting

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Are you seeking a tutor who can help based on your own learning style and needs? Do you want a tutor who will map out a plan to help you master content and skills? Since you want to improve your academic achievement, I will assist by concentrating on specific objectives plus a plan for mastery. I have lots of experience teaching and tutoring students in grades 4-12, adult learners, and professionals who want to enhance their competitive edge. My approach is to use multiple levels, approaches and texts to help learners advance. I find that technology is a vital tool to add relevance and interest. Resources which present concepts through listening, watching, and using manipulatives are tools you will find useful. Computer programs and board games make review meaningful and interesting. I aim to make learning a fun experience and to approach subjects with teaching methods which are both understandable and enjoyable. A teacher since age 22, I am certified in elementary and middle grades. Half of my career was spent as a high school teacher. Currently I teach adults at a technical college, as well as tutoring students of multiple ages. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education. At Georgia State I completed both a Masters in Education and an Educational Specialist Degree. My training and vast experience with students have prepared me to help with ESL, grammar, reading, TOEFL, English, vocabulary, writing, and history.

Patient and caring, I am committed to student success, confidence and competence I wish to share my passion for teaching with struggling pupils, plus learners desiring advancement. You can achieve academic success with effective motivation and instruction. Learning occurs when it engages you by being purposeful and relevant to your daily life. Success in learning occurs when information is presented at a level you can understand and grasp, for individuals learn at differing paces and levels of motivation. Tutoring allows the opportunity to tailor my presentations accordingly. Thus no subject is too hard. As an effective tutor, I want to help you build the confidence necessary to tackle hard subject areas, no matter how tough it might seem to be at first. This is my personal approach to tutoring. I am interested in this endeavor for these reasons, plus I love the joy of teaching.

Testimonials

"Passionate about his job, great tutor."

- Ilkay, Alpharetta, GA on 8/8/13

"Exceptional tutor with valuable lessons and immense patience"

- Amit, Alpharetta, GA on 9/24/14

"Nice, patient and knowledgeable tutor."

- Jeff, Atlanta, GA on 12/20/13

"Wonderful teacher!"

- Alicia, Norcross, GA on 12/17/13

"Great tutor!"

- Jaya, Alpharetta, GA on 10/2/13

"Very patient."

- Phuong, Atlanta, GA on 9/24/13
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
GED,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

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.

American History

Our history is a remarkable story, meaningful to teach. I desire for all to know our past so that our future will be richer. You will begin by examining artworks & visuals. After picture analysis, you are well prepped to understand our historical record. History is a connected story. Tutoring involves comprehending the story, so that you know where we arrived from and where we are headed. I have 7 years of experience teaching American History in middle school & am certified in Social Studies.

Elementary (K-6th)

A certified instructor in both elementary and middle grades, I have been teaching since graduation from college. Eight of these years gave me experience in a variety of middle school subjects: reading, writing, grammar, phonics. I have ample experience with children and teens, both as a classroom teacher & tutor. My methods include computer based reinforcement of concepts, games and manipulatives, plus assistance with assignments.

English

My BS ED degree includes a language arts concentration, thus my teaching license certifies me in this subject. I have eight years of English teaching experience in middle school; four years in high school instructing American Literature. As a tutor, I have one-on-one experience assisting with grammar, reading, writing & literature.

ESL/ESOL

A native English speaker with 28 years as an ESL teacher, I have much experience aiding teens & adults gain English skills. My instruction is visual for I use PowerPoints which I have created. I have designed 3 websites in order to expose learners to music, listening activities, games and quizzes. My aim is to immerse pupils in English so that language is quickly acquired. An ESL endorsement is on my teaching certificate. My experience includes beginners to those preparing for TOEFL iBT.

European History

Earlier in my career I taught in Europe for two years. My interactions with nationals, and especially my travels, made vivid impressions. The leaders of western civilization made great, positive contributions to our world. A good understanding of European History helps students understand many trends and movements. My desire is to make this come alive for learners. Utilizing great art and rich music are my initial tools to accomplish this.

GED

My use of computer applications will help ease the difficulty of reading, language, and writing for GED students. My method is to assist you with your own materials, then use high interest applications to help you learn and experience success.

Geography

A solid understanding of Geography helps when approaching all social studies courses. In graduate school, teachers were given a test on map skills. I was pleased to have the highest score in that class. Maps are the beginning of the visuals I use in geography. Analysis of photographs, builds higher level thinking skills, plus a deep understanding of these geographical concepts: topography, climate, native species, natural resources, and people.

Government & Politics

My best tutoring experience with Civics was an ESL student who found reading difficult. He had no background in politics. Yet his current events project earned the highest grade in his class. Tutoring provided the structure to complete the task & the guidance to follow directions. The resulting grade greatly boosted the confidence of the learner. Certified in social studies, I've aided students with Civics, plus immigrants preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test & Naturalization Interview.

Grammar

I have the patience to work with students as they learn the complexities of grammar. My use of board games and websites adds interest to a subject some pupils find boring. These resources provide the needed repetition to master grammar.

My current teaching license certifies me to teach language arts/English.

Literature

A certified language arts teacher, I instructed high school American Literature for four years. Even the oldest, most obscure selection has themes which are as modern as today's news or your last e-mail. Traditional discussions and the use of contemporary media are tools I use to make literature, reading & English come alive.

Phonics

Coursework for my BS Ed and M Ed included classes in the teaching of reading. Emphasis on a phonics approached has ebbed and flowed during the years of my career. Yet, during the times phonics was in the scope and sequence of language instruction, it proved to be greatly helpful to the learners. My experience teaching phonics will be useful for families desiring this approach.

Proofreading

My most effective proofreading tutoring experience was with an adult on the board of directors of a homeowners' association. The volunteer work required much writing. My proofreading assistance saw that the documents communicated with correct usage. The student learned grammar and writing skills in the process. Project-based learning greatly helped this pupil in English.

Public Speaking

My years as a teacher have provided forums to speak publicly. Often I receive affirmative comments from those in the audience. As a language arts teacher, yearly I design lessons to give pupils an opportunity to practice and perfect a classroom speech. Seeing learners grow and gain confidence in speaking is always rewarding.

Reading

My college & graduate coursework included numerous courses in the teaching of reading & phonics. Years of classroom experience have helped me to gain skills which can improve your reading ability. In tutoring, I often let the pupil make the reading selections, for text which is of high interest to the learner aids in raising their literacy level. I include graphic organizers & high level comprehension activities to increase critical thinking for elementary & all levels.

Social Studies

Both my BS ED and M ED degrees included social studies education. In graduate school at GA State, I was accepted into the Master Teachers of Economics Education program. My Scholarly Study for my ED S degree involved writing curriculum about the nation of Turkey. My eight years of classroom instruction, plus travels to 25 states & 14 countries, well prepare me to tutor history, geography & government. If you find them boring, I want to share my enthusiasm with you.

Spelling

Spelling presently does not have the emphasis in formal education which it once did. My career started with ample instruction in this important skill. As a certified language arts/English teacher, I feel that the study of spelling is critical. My experience and guidance can help the present generation be strong spellers.

Study Skills

Study Skills - like SQ3R, Cornell Note Takers, and skimming / scanning - are invaluable tools to increase performance and memory. Assistance with time management is also very helpful. Tutoring is an optimum forum to see that a learner shows understanding of how to make these strategies work. Having been a teacher since age 22, I have seen understanding of these skills improve performance and confidence.

TOEFL

An ESL teacher for over two decades, I have experience tutoring immigrants through the complexities of the TOEFL iBT. The hard work required to improve language is made easier by my humorous, caring, and steadied approach. I provide the guidance to explain the unique procedures and provide repeated practice opportunities for the listening, speaking, reading and writing portions of this English test.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is best taught in the context of reading. Words are emphasized as they are presented in literature. Yet, in courses like TOEFL & history, it is necessary to learn great amounts of vocabulary. Students respond well to my use of graphic organizers and word walls. Both creatively assist in increasing English vocabulary.

World History

World History is challenging. Much content is presented so quickly. My approach allows the learner to slow down to understand the story,& emotions, behind the dates & far away places. History should be presented as 1 connected story. This is my aim. My best success in tutoring history occurred when a student told me that I clearly explained the subject better than their teacher. Currently certified in social studies, I want to open up the world, & its history, for you.

Writing

Writing is like a sport. One must have lots of practice & coaching to become proficient. My experience includes guiding learners through the writing process. I assist pupils in improving their style & written communication skills by having them construct prose which will actually be read by someone. Composing a letter to a famous person, or a newspaper, bears much relevance to the learner. They're absorbed in the process & are willing to make revisions before the comments are 'published.'

Davis’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Davis. View all of Davis’s resources

You ask a good question.  I recommend that you research for a good answer.  The website, "WebMD" would be an excellent place to start.  If this person has health insurance, look on the website of that company.  In 2013 these sites have many resources to...

Think about your friends, neighbors and classmates.  Have you ever known anyone who was full of mystery?   Is there a wealthy person your community that people wonder where all of their money came from?  Have you ever lost a boy / girl friend and tried to get them back? ...

TKAM is quite influential in American culture.  For readers of the first edition, it showed them what was possible in American society.  Atticus models attitudes and behaviors which were sorely needed by more people in his time.  For current readers, TKAM reveals how much opportunity has...

Western Carolina University
Education
Georgia State University
MEd
Georgia State University
Other

Education

Western Carolina University (Education)

Georgia State University (MEd)

Georgia State University (Other)

Passionate about his job, great tutor. — Davis is one of the great teachers I have ever met. He is very patient, experienced and well-informed. His passion for his job is so visible! You can see the light in his eyes while he is teaching. He encourages you for reaching your goals and shapes your sessions according to what you exactly need. I am one of the lucky ones who could study with him. He really makes learning interesting! ...

— Ilkay, Alpharetta, GA on 8/8/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Davis will travel within 14 miles of Duluth, GA 30096.


About Davis

Are you seeking a tutor who can help based on your own learning style and needs? Do you want a tutor who will map out a plan to help you master content and skills? Since you want to improve your academic achievement, I will assist by concentrating on specific objectives plus a plan for mastery. I have lots of experience teaching and tutoring students in grades 4-12, adult learners, and professionals who want to enhance their competitive edge. My approach is to use multiple levels, approaches and texts to help learners advance. I find that technology is a vital tool to add relevance and interest. Resources which present concepts through listening, watching, and using manipulatives are tools you will find useful. Computer programs and board games make review meaningful and interesting. I aim to make learning a fun experience and to approach subjects with teaching methods which are both understandable and enjoyable. A teacher since age 22, I am certified in elementary and middle grades. Half of my career was spent as a high school teacher. Currently I teach adults at a technical college, as well as tutoring students of multiple ages. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education. At Georgia State I completed both a Masters in Education and an Educational Specialist Degree. My training and vast experience with students have prepared me to help with ESL, grammar, reading, TOEFL, English, vocabulary, writing, and history.

Patient and caring, I am committed to student success, confidence and competence I wish to share my passion for teaching with struggling pupils, plus learners desiring advancement. You can achieve academic success with effective motivation and instruction. Learning occurs when it engages you by being purposeful and relevant to your daily life. Success in learning occurs when information is presented at a level you can understand and grasp, for individuals learn at differing paces and levels of motivation. Tutoring allows the opportunity to tailor my presentations accordingly. Thus no subject is too hard. As an effective tutor, I want to help you build the confidence necessary to tackle hard subject areas, no matter how tough it might seem to be at first. This is my personal approach to tutoring. I am interested in this endeavor for these reasons, plus I love the joy of teaching.

Testimonials

"Passionate about his job, great tutor."

- Ilkay, Alpharetta, GA on 8/8/13

"Exceptional tutor with valuable lessons and immense patience"

- Amit, Alpharetta, GA on 9/24/14

"Nice, patient and knowledgeable tutor."

- Jeff, Atlanta, GA on 12/20/13

"Wonderful teacher!"

- Alicia, Norcross, GA on 12/17/13

"Great tutor!"

- Jaya, Alpharetta, GA on 10/2/13

"Very patient."

- Phuong, Atlanta, GA on 9/24/13
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Education

Western Carolina University
Education
Georgia State University
MEd
Georgia State University
Other

Education

Western Carolina University (Education)

Georgia State University (MEd)

Georgia State University (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Duluth, GA 30096

Davis’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
GED,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

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.


Davis’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Davis. View all of Davis’s resources

You ask a good question.  I recommend that you research for a good answer.  The website, "WebMD" would be an excellent place to start.  If this person has health insurance, look on the website of that company.  In 2013 these sites have many resources to...

Think about your friends, neighbors and classmates.  Have you ever known anyone who was full of mystery?   Is there a wealthy person your community that people wonder where all of their money came from?  Have you ever lost a boy / girl friend and tried to get them back? ...

TKAM is quite influential in American culture.  For readers of the first edition, it showed them what was possible in American society.  Atticus models attitudes and behaviors which were sorely needed by more people in his time.  For current readers, TKAM reveals how much opportunity has...


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Davis P. passed a background check on 8/2/13. The check was ordered by Davis through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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