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Jason A.

Jason- Certified Teacher and Tutor for Language Arts and Literature

Chicago, IL (60622)

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Jason's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
Grammar more »
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Reading
GED
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Homeschool:
English more »
ESL/ESOL
Geometry
Reading more »
SAT Reading
Study Skills more »
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Grammar more »
Reading more »
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
History:
American History
World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Math:
Geometry
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
English more »
ESL/ESOL
Grammar more »
Literature more »
Reading more »
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Vocabulary
Writing

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English

I am a certified teacher of Secondary English (type 09 Certification English Language Arts 6-12).

Grammar

Formal English, whether written or spoken, is a vital tool for all students. Though colloquial forms should never be undervalued, understanding of formal grammar and syntax is required for any written communication outside of one's peer group. Thus, proficient use of formal English grammar and syntax is a hallmark of a student's entry into young adulthood. A student who can communicate formally can step out of their comfort zone. As part of my work in the schools, I always include grammar as introductory "warm-ups" to any lesson.

Literature

I have worked with the scholarly study of literature since my earliest undergraduate years in college. I have never passed up an opportunity to look past the narrative of a work, into its hidden meanings, symbolism, historical significance and authorial intent. Much of our work as English students relied on our skill at dissecting the components of literature. Study of theme, and the means by which themes are expressed, has always been extraordinarily important to me. In all that time, I have enjoyed what I read as a pure pleasure. My keen interest in the structure and "meaning" behind writers' works has never conflicted with my unqualified love of reading.

Reading

I grew up as an avid reader. My father's earlier childhood experiences as a challenged reader, however, mirror some of the frustrations that I see in the students I work with today. One of my main goals as an educator is to help students use the tools they have in order to make reading "their own." Feeling secure and confident as a reader is important. This can only be accomplished when one is able to read with "automaticity," and eventually, fluency. Fluent reading is one of the main building blocks to becoming academically proficient in all other respects.

Study Skills

I am well-versed in the standard Dewey method of study skills for critical thinking. However, I also work with the more specific approach involving the Preview, Question, Read, Summarize, and Test (PQRST) method.
In the years I have worked with a diverse body of students, I've also learned to tailor my study skills advice and directives. I've incorporated elements of visual cuing and flashcards, or even strong visual association (use of graphics and illustration in PowerPoint lessons). I've learned to work with each student to determine what elements of what methods will work best for THEM.

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