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Jason L.

My Specialties are: Reading, Writing, and History

Holyoke, MA (01040)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$25.00
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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.

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Jason’s subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology
Computer:
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Corporate Training:
Career Development, Economics, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Public Speaking

English

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.

Spelling

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.

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Education

Assumption College (History)

STCC (Other)

Great, patient and creative tutor! I started a couple days ago. The sessions are fabulous! Jason is a creative and flexible tutor, and sessions are tailored to your expectations. He is patient, enthusiastic and non-judgmental. He creates an appropriate environment in which to learn. ...

— Jennifer from West Springfield, MA on 8/4/14);

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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