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Andrew K.

Ipswich, MA

$45/hr

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Background check passed as of 3/11/14
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A professionally licensed teacher with emphasis on art and literature, I have taught K-12 art, reading, Senior Literature, and mentored students in elementary through 8th grade English, social studies, math and science. Having successfully tutored for math and reading intervention, including students with special needs and emotional challenges, students considered "twice exceptional" or "gifted and talented," I appeal to individual and differentiated learning styles, integrating right and left brain hemispheres through creative problem solving. I bring my own life experience overcoming learning challenges with a patient approach to situations and introduce fun into the learning process. Since many students find formal education difficult, I try to lighten the learning atmosphere to reduce tension, allowing student and tutor to refocus on overcoming obstacles. It is a delight to see students overcome foggy thinking to tackle learning subjects they once thought difficult and to take steps to own learning for themselves. Before teaching I gained real world experience in marketing communications as a graphic designer for print and web publication, involving editorial and proofing responsibility. I am available to tutor children and adult learners in English and Greek-Latin roots, grammar, spelling, writing, and literature. I offer art instruction classes and can provide instruction for basic website layout, computer graphics and photo editing. Contact me and I will be happy to discuss how I might be able to help you in your situation.

Testimonials

"Patient"

- Terri, Swanton, NE on 2/10/13
English:
Bible Studies
Science:
Anatomy
History:
Music History, Religion
Music:
Ear Training, General Music,
Music History, Voice (Music)
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs
Corporate Training:
HTML,
Microsoft Word,
Web Design

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 have experience with ADD and working with students with special needs. Work in brain integration to focus attention on one thing at a time.

Adobe Illustrator

Based on 20 years experience in the graphic design field, I provide instruction in graphic arts computer software including Adobe Creative Suite's Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Adobe InDesign

As a publications designer for 20 years as graphic artist and print project manager, I have used Adobe InDesign since its inception in the late-1990s. I received a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design.

Adobe Photoshop

Using Adobe Creative Suite, I have gained 20 years expertise in print and web publishing as a graphic artist with photo-editing and photo-manipulation tools using Photoshop.

Art History

Artist formally educated with a bachelor of arts degree in the fine arts and graphic design, including the history of Western art from classical to modern movements, specializing in Byzantine, Renaissance, post-Renaissance, expressionism, impressionism, Cubism, and graphic arts. Also educated in ancient eastern art, particularly of China.

Bible Studies

Formally educated with a bachelor of arts in biblical literature, including three years study of the Greek New Testament. I have taught study of the bible in private, religious and public school situations.

Desktop Publishing

I have worked as a professional desktop publication layout designer for 20 years, receiving my bachelor of fine arts with a concentration in Graphic Design.

Drawing

I have a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of S. Carolina, am an illustrator and pencil artist, using graphite and coloured pencil and oil pastels.

Film

Film historian specializing in the early years of film-making from silent to sound, with education in basic cinematograhy, and experience as an amateur photographer and videographer.

General Music

I have been trained as a baritone vocalist, with several years experience in solo and choral performance. I currently direct my church choir, with lifelong community choir and band (percussion) experiences. I also have experience as a lyricist and a hymnographer whose arrangements with composers have been performed by church choirs.

HTML

During 20 years in the Graphic Design industry, I gained in-depth experience in both print and web site layout, design, and publication, mastering hyper text markup language.

Macintosh

As a graphic designer and computer artist, the Mac OSX is my operating system of choice. I have been using Apple products for more than 20 years.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used PowerPoint to design presentations for business for several years in my 20-year career as a Graphic Designer. I also am familiar with Mac iWork's Keynote.

Microsoft Publisher

I have used MS Publisher for newsletter layout for a number of years. I am also skilled in Adobe InDesign.

Microsoft Word

For almost 20 years Microsoft Office's Word has been my word processing software of choice. As a Mac OSX user, I am now also learning iWork's Pages for word processing.

Painting

As an art teacher who has a fine arts baccalaureate degree from the University of S. Carolina, I paint artworks using acrylics, oil pastels and watercolours.

Photography

I have a baccalaureate degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design using darkroom film processing, and now the new digital camera technology. I am an expert in Adobe Creative Suite's Photoshop photoediting software.

Religion

With a baccalaureate degree in biblical literature, I have studied Judeo-Christian history, and have undergraduate and graduate level education in New Testament Greek. I am interested in the subjects of comparative religion, the interaction of religion and science, and questions over the compatibility of faith and reason. I am also a lyric hymnographer, a fine artist and art historian and student of Christian art, particularly of the period and influence of early Christian and Byzantine iconography on Western culture.

Special Needs

I am a professionally licensed educator with experience teaching gifted students as well as individual mentoring and tutoring special needs students. My studies have included educational curriculum and psychology, differentiated instruction and learning styles. I've worked on special education teams, and acted as a reading and math interventionist teaching students having difficulty in these subject areas.

Voice (Music)

I am a trained baritone vocalist who has performed solo and in choral groups. I have experience as a songleader, and currently work as a lyric hymnographer. My arrangements with composers have been performed by many church choirs.

Web Design

With a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, I have worked as a graphic designer for several years, beginning web design since the internet's early days, starting in 1993. I am familiar with Dreamweaver, iWeb, HTML programming and have expertise in Adobe Photoshop.

University of South Carolina (BFA); Columbia International University (BA)
Fine Art, Literature
University of Colorado College of Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Graduate Coursework
Doane College, Lincoln, NE
MEd

Education

University of South Carolina (BFA); Columbia International University (BA) (Fine Art, Literature)

University of Colorado College of Education, Curriculum & Instruction (Graduate Coursework)

Doane College, Lincoln, NE (MEd)

Patient — Andrew was patient with our son and took his time, he encouraged him to figure things out for himself and gave him positive feedback. ...

— Terri, Swanton, NE on 2/10/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Hourly rate is for one student. Special price breaks may be available if prearranged for two students and upwards. Please inquire regarding group rates.

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 12 miles of Ipswich, MA 01938.


About Andrew

A professionally licensed teacher with emphasis on art and literature, I have taught K-12 art, reading, Senior Literature, and mentored students in elementary through 8th grade English, social studies, math and science. Having successfully tutored for math and reading intervention, including students with special needs and emotional challenges, students considered "twice exceptional" or "gifted and talented," I appeal to individual and differentiated learning styles, integrating right and left brain hemispheres through creative problem solving. I bring my own life experience overcoming learning challenges with a patient approach to situations and introduce fun into the learning process. Since many students find formal education difficult, I try to lighten the learning atmosphere to reduce tension, allowing student and tutor to refocus on overcoming obstacles. It is a delight to see students overcome foggy thinking to tackle learning subjects they once thought difficult and to take steps to own learning for themselves. Before teaching I gained real world experience in marketing communications as a graphic designer for print and web publication, involving editorial and proofing responsibility. I am available to tutor children and adult learners in English and Greek-Latin roots, grammar, spelling, writing, and literature. I offer art instruction classes and can provide instruction for basic website layout, computer graphics and photo editing. Contact me and I will be happy to discuss how I might be able to help you in your situation.

Testimonials

"Patient"

- Terri, Swanton, NE on 2/10/13
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Education

University of South Carolina (BFA); Columbia International University (BA)
Fine Art, Literature
University of Colorado College of Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Graduate Coursework
Doane College, Lincoln, NE
MEd

Education

University of South Carolina (BFA); Columbia International University (BA) (Fine Art, Literature)

University of Colorado College of Education, Curriculum & Instruction (Graduate Coursework)

Doane College, Lincoln, NE (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
10 hours notice required

Hourly rate is for one student. Special price breaks may be available if prearranged for two students and upwards. Please inquire regarding group rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Ipswich, MA 01938

Andrew’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies
Science:
Anatomy
History:
Music History, Religion
Music:
Ear Training, General Music,
Music History, Voice (Music)
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs
Corporate Training:
HTML,
Microsoft Word,
Web Design

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 Andrew K.

Andrew K. passed a background check on 3/11/14. The check was ordered by Andrew through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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