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Brian R.

Holden, MA

$40/hr

Middle and High School Tutor with Special Needs Experience

Background check passed as of 8/26/13
Usually responds in about 21 hours

Middle and High School Tutor with Special Needs Experience

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I am licensed in Moderate Special Needs 5-12, and Social Studies 5-12, and Math 5-8. I just passed the MTEL for ELL and in the process of obtaining licenser. I am currently employed by the Worcester Public Schools as a special needs teacher. I have experience teaching math at both the high school and middle school levels as well as reading and writing at the middle and high school levels. I help coach my daughter's soccer team and volunteer with my son's scout troop. I am mild mannered and have a good rapport with students, even ones that some may consider difficult. I have experience working with students with Autism and ADHD.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Diana, Princeton, MA on 4/22/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.

ADD/ADHD

I am licensed in moderate special needs in Massachusetts grades 5-12. My Massachusetts License #: 311653. I have ten years experience working with students that have ADD/ADHD. I have experience adapting lessons to fit the needs of students with ADD/ADHD. I understand that not students with ADD/ADHD are also special needs students but often receive accommodations under a 504 plan.

Chess

I've been playing chess since I was nine years old. I have taught students how to play chess over the years.

Special Needs

I am licensed in moderate special needs in Massachusetts grades 5-12. I have ten years experience working with students that have ADD/ADHD, Learning disabilities, and emotional disabilities. I continue to take professional development courses in this area. I have a master's degree in special education.

Study Skills

As a special needs teacher I have extensive experience teaching study skills to students. I have experience with helping them organize their thoughts through graphic organizers. I have experience teaching students how to take and organize notes effectively.

UMASS Aherst
History
Cambridge College
Master's

Education

UMASS Aherst (History)

Cambridge College (Master's)

Great Tutor! — Brian has been tutoring my daughter in Algebra 2 for several months. She is finally finishing the class this week. As much as my daughter hates math, she likes Brian and doesn't dread her tutoring sessions (which is saying a lot!) Brian has been very patient and is great with his explanations. He shows up promptly and keeps her on task, even when she tries to take him off topic. He always responde ...

— Diana, Princeton, MA on 4/22/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 15 miles of Holden, MA 01520.


About Brian

I am licensed in Moderate Special Needs 5-12, and Social Studies 5-12, and Math 5-8. I just passed the MTEL for ELL and in the process of obtaining licenser. I am currently employed by the Worcester Public Schools as a special needs teacher. I have experience teaching math at both the high school and middle school levels as well as reading and writing at the middle and high school levels. I help coach my daughter's soccer team and volunteer with my son's scout troop. I am mild mannered and have a good rapport with students, even ones that some may consider difficult. I have experience working with students with Autism and ADHD.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Diana, Princeton, MA on 4/22/14

Education

UMASS Aherst
History
Cambridge College
Master's

Education

UMASS Aherst (History)

Cambridge College (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Holden, MA 01520

Brian’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.


Background Check Status for Brian R.

Brian R. passed a background check on 8/26/13. The check was ordered by Brian through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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