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Jason L.

Holyoke, MA


My Specialties are: Reading, Writing, and History

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Background check passed as of 9/10/14
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9 Ratings
11hrs Response Time
Very quick response and prompt availability!
— Marjorie , Agawam, MA on 3/15/15

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Assumption College


Assumption College (History)

STCC (Other)

About Jason

I am passionate about teaching reading, writing, history and computing.

I would like to help students in grades k-12, who are struggling with reading, writing, and vocabulary (including spelling). I am patient, understanding, and willing to work hard to help students succeed.

I currently have a Massachusetts History Teacher's license for grades 5-12. I love history, the roots of Western Civilization, and the foundations of government. Teaching critical thinking and how to be an excellent writer are at the heart of my teaching philosophy. I tutored SAT reading and writing with a professor who had a business tutoring. I know about and have enough course work in economics, so that I am comfortable teaching it.

Currently, I am working towards getting my English teacher's license. I currently substitute teach and enjoy teaching literature, writing and vocabulary. I am actively involved with the local Toastmasters International Club, which focuses on Public Speaking and leadership skills; I was the 2012-2013 club president.

I am excellent with personal computers, tablets and cell phones. I have an excellent understanding of Windows from its beginning to Windows 8. I have a solid understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note.
I am passionate about teaching reading, writing, history and computing.

I would like to help students in grades k-12, who are struggling with reading, writing, and…
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Talk to me, I'm open to negotiation on rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Holyoke, MA 01040
Background Check: Passed

"Very quick response and prompt availability!"

- Marjorie , Agawam, MA on 3/15/15

"Great, patient and creative tutor!"

- Jennifer, West Springfield, MA on 8/4/14
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills,
Career Development, Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Career Development, Economics, General Computer,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer),
Proofreading, Public Speaking

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I work with high schoolers everyday. In the past I have tutored SAT English and Writing. I have a Massachusetts Teachers license, for which I had to pass a Communication and Literacy test which included reading and writing. Also my course work in college was writing intensive. I would like to help students improve their reading and writing skills.

General Computer

When it comes to computers I learn intuitively and find them easy teach. I type this up on a desktop tower, running multiple monitors, which I built myself. I have information technology (help desk) experience, technical certifications A+ (hardware, building computers) and N+ (networking, setting up computer networks). I work in computers, therefore do to my job have software certifications from vendors, such as Microsoft, HP, AMD, and Intel, just to name a few.

I excel with cell phones, tablets and electronics. I work at a company that requires me to use tablets and cell phones and cloud software for business reporting. I keep up on current trends and generally stay ahead of technology as best as I can.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I am excellent with Microsoft Office I train on it for my contract with a computer company. I have A+ certification, and also have worked in help desk. Also I am a Toastmasters Club President and have used PowerPoint, and shown other members how to use it for presentations.

Microsoft Windows

I worked at the help desk while in college. Also, for many years I have worked as an independent contractor for Hewlett Packard. During this time I received my CompTIA A+ and N+ certifications; these demonstrate expertise with Windows PCs, and networking.

Networking (Computer)

I have setup and trouble shot many modems and routers I have a good grasp on business systems. I am CompTIA N(etwork)+ certified which is a heavily regarded standard for network technicians. I learned computers mostly on intuition when I was 12, got involved in helpdesk in college and have sold and trained others for a computer company for the past eight years.

Public Speaking

I have been very active in Toastmasters International for the past two and a half years. In that time I have earned my Competent Comunicator Award. I also have held the offices of Secretary and President. I have given over twelve speeches at Toastmasters alone, and many others for my work. I feel my success in life and in my occupation depends heavily on my ability to excel at communication.

SAT Writing

Writing is key to success in academics and business. I have been successfully tutoring writing students since 2008. I am currently working towards my English teacher's license. Also, I have passed the writing section of the Massachusetts English teacher's test.

Social Studies

I hold a Massachusetts teacher's licenses for History grades 5-12. I majored in History in College. I student taught History, and currently am substitute teaching.


As a substitute in the Westfield School District I often find myself working with students on reading and spelling. I try to make learning fun and rewarding, as well as developing memorization techniques. I am effective at teaching spelling.

Study Skills

Study skills are key to learning whatever material one hopes to gain mastery of. I can help students to with basic study skills such as time management, or help to teach them to use strategies to master particular subject areas. I have taught students strategies such as mnemonic devices and methods such as SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review).

Track & Field

I ran Track and Field and Cross Country in High school and College. I have coached for a local high school for Cross Country, Indoor and Spring Track for the past eight years. I am a member of the MSTCA (Mass State Track Coaches Association). I excel at coaching distance runners. I also have worked with the 17 events of Massachusetts High School Track and Field. In Spring of 2013 I achieved USATF (USA Track and Field) Level One Certification.

Assumption College


Assumption College (History)

STCC (Other)

Very quick response and prompt availability! — Jason responded to our message right away, and he arranged to meet with our daughter the very next day. He is super nice and made every effort to help our daughter with a difficult assignment. His rate is also very affordable. We were very pleased, and we recommend him highly! ...

— Marjorie , Agawam, MA on 3/15/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Talk to me, I'm open to negotiation on rates.

Travel policy

Jason will travel within 40 miles of Holyoke, MA 01040.

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