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Andrew K.

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Ipswich, MA (01938)

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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.

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Andrew’s subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
Language:
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Ear Training, General Music, Music History, Voice (Music)
Special Needs:
Business:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Greek, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Web Design

ACT English

Certified to tutor for the ACT, I have successfully taught Senior literature, grammar, reading and writing at many grade levels, including helping college students write papers.

ACT Reading

As a reading tutor, I am certified to help prepare for the Reading ACT. I have successfully taught reading over three years, including advanced reading for elementary grades, high school literature, and reading intervention as a literacy coach.

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.

Algebra 1

I have tutored and mentored secondary school students in pre-algebra through Algebra 1 over the last couple years. I have 4 years experience tutoring math students from primary school to first year in college.

American History

I tutor young people in American and world history. I have a degree in ancient literature and have studied the history of civilization.

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.

ASVAB

With several years experience in academic and professional test preparation and three years as a computer testing center manager and testing software consultant, I can help you study for your ASVAB examination.

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.

Classics

I have studied three years of koine Greek at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a baccalaureate degree in biblical literature. I have studied and taught ancient history and civilization particularly in relation to the arts, and am familiar with Greek mythology.

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified K-12 educator in the states of Nebraska and Colorado (pending application in Massachusetts), having worked in several elementary schools as a teacher, substitute teacher, tutor and mentor for public and alternative education programs.

Elementary Math

I have successfully mentored and tutored elementary general education, gifted and special education students in math.

Elementary Science

Mentored students in science elementary as a certified K-12 educator.

English

I teach reading, spelling, grammar and literature, and worked as a reading interventionist and have tutored and mentored students in these subjects. I also taught Senior Literature (British and American), and have extensive experience reading, editing and suggesting improvements to student papers.

ESL/ESOL

Having worked in cross-cultural settings, I have learned the difficulty of learning new target languages by grammar-translation methods. Conversely, I have found the preferred direct method a more successful approach for learning to speak a second language. Second language learners can get bogged down by the seemingly overwhelming task, but are best able to pick up the target language by immersion.

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 have worked as a percussionist in a community band, and currently sing in my church choir, with community choir experiences. I also have experience as a songleader, a lyricist and a hymnographer whose arrangements with composers have been performed by church choirs.

Geography

I was a Geography student and traveler studying geography of numerous states of the US, Canada, Europe, and Indonesia.

Grammar

With a specialized literature degree in biblical literature (both the original Greek and English translation), I have taught elementary level grammar up to senior high literature.

Greek

Formally educated with a bachelor of arts in specialized biblical literature, including three years study of the Greek New Testament in its original language (koine Greek). Integrate this learning with my experience teaching literature and English grammar and language arts (Greek word roots). Also spent 7 years interacting with a Greek American community, applying my learning of ancient Greek with Byzantine history and modern Greek language learning.

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.

Literature

With a specialized literature degree in biblical literature (both the original Greek and English translation), I have taught elementary level grammar up to senior high literature (British Lit and American Lit).

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 Excel

I have worked in Excel for a number of years, doing spreadsheets and charts.

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.

Philosophy

I studied and apply the philosophy of science, education and religion.

Phonics

In addition to teaching elementary reading, grammar, and literature, I worked as a reading interventionist and literacy coach, developing phonemic awareness in young readers.

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.

Prealgebra

I have tutored pre-algebra and mentored students in the use of math curriculum from elementary arithmetic to middle school math.

Proofreading

During 20 years experience in the graphic design industry, I worked as a print publications and web coordinator, working with teams of editors. My eyes were usually the last to see and proof prepress materials before the final stage of the printing press. I have an aptitude for language, spelling and grammar, and catch typos others may not detect.

Psychology

I studied and have been applying the psychology of behavior and learning strategies in education since 2004.

Reading

With a specialized literature degree in biblical literature (both the original Greek, studying grammar and syntax as well as English translation technique), I have also taught elementary level reading up to senior high literature.

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.

SAT Reading

My teaching experience includes three years during which I was a reading interventionist and literacy coach and taught advanced reading for elementary grades and high school literature. As a 2-year reading tutor, I have worked with and am certified to help students prepare for SAT Reading.

SAT Writing

During more than five years as a teacher, I have successfully taught writing to 4th through 6th graders as well as senior writing and lit. I have tutored a college student how to research and write papers, and I have worked with am certified to tutor students for SAT writing.

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.

Spelling

With a specialized literature degree in biblical literature (both the original Greek and English translation), I have taught elementary level grammar and spelling.

Study Skills

I help students organize and prepare for test-taking. I have worked as a classroom teacher in both art and English/literature, and have mentored and tutored students in general education subjects (math, language arts, science, and social studies), as well as with both spectrums of high ability/gifted and special needs students. I recently completed the Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction, have a K-12 professional teacher license in Colorado and Nebraska, and am applying for my Massachusetts license since I am settling down in my family hometown of 30 years.

Vocabulary

With a specialized literature degree in biblical literature (both the original Greek and English translation), I have taught elementary level vocabulary and spelling.

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.

Writing

With a specialized literature baccalaureate degree, I have studied and worked on writing prose and poetry, and am a published movie reviewer.

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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)

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 from 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.

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