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George G.

Norwood, MA

$32/hr

Patient and Knowledgeable Mature Teacher

Background check passed as of 1/24/12
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After years of working as a locksmith I began, in 2005, teaching in several school districts, working as a substitute teacher. In evening classes at Emmanuel College I earned a Masters in Teaching, graduating in 2005. To better prepare myself for teaching I enrolled at UMass Boston and received a MA in History in 2011. I have experience in teaching and tutoring students from the middle grades into college.
There are three phrases I write on the board when beginning a new class: "Everyone Learns in their own way. Everybody should get a chance and lend a hand. The opportunity to learn is a democratic right." Those three phrases guide me in leading a learning community having shared responsibilities My experience teaching and tutoring is an advantage to a student needing instruction in more than one subject. I have a BA in Anthropology from the University of Texas, a Masters in Teaching from Emmanuel College, and a MA in History from UMass Boston.

Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills
Business:
Economics
Test Preparation:
GED,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Economics,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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.

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra and Geometry at Foxborough Regional Charter School in a summer session. As well I have taught math as a substitute teacher in Randolph and Norwood High School, and Foxborough Regional Charter School, and am currently tutoring a student in Algebra and World History.

American History

Knowing the history of the country we live and work in is something of vital importance to me. I studied history at the University of Texas and have an MA in History from UMass Boston, writing a thesis entitled The Debate Over Indian Removal in the 1830s. I have enjoyed teaching US History at Foxborough Regional Charter School, as a long term sub. and Dean College, as an adjunct instructor.

Biology

I have taught Biology as a long term substitute teacher in Foxborough Regional Charter School and Randolph High School, where I also taught Forensics. In Brookline I tutored a student in a related subject, Chemistry.

Economics

I have studied economics at the University of Texas and have read extensively in political economy - from Adam Smith to Karl Marx, from Milton Freedman to Paul Krugman. In order to write my masters thesis on The Debate Over Indian Removal in the 1830s, I did extensive research on the the relation of 'cheap' land to the development of the British colonial and early US economy.

English

I have recently tutored students from Foxborough Regional Charter School in English and History and taught English as a long term substitute teacher in Randolph High School and Norwood High School.

ESL/ESOL

I have worked in the Norwood Morrill Library ESL/ESOL program for several years. My wife and I have tutored couples originally from Poland, Bulgaria, and Russia and are presently scheduled to tutor a couple from Puerto Rico.

European History

I have taught European and World History as a long term substitute and have read and studied history ever since I began using the library in grade school. Recently earning a masters degree in history at UMass Boston, I have continued that study and begun teaching at the college level.

GED

Through classroom teaching and tutoring I have taught English composition and comprehension, math, science, and history; US History at Dean College and Foxborough Regional Charter School, and World and European History at Randolph High School. Having tutored an Easton student in English I have also taught English at Norwood High School, while I taught Algebra and Geometry in a summer session at FRCS, and recently tutored a Natick student in Algebra. I tutored an Easton student in Earth Science and have taught Biology in Randolph and Foxborough.

I have experience teaching the range of subjects covered in a GED exam.

Geography

I have taught Earth Science at Foxborough Regional Charter School as a substitute teacher and studied Geology at the University of Texas.

Geology

I collected fossils in grade school and studied Geology at the University of Texas. I tutored an Easton student in Earth Science and have taught Earth Science, as a substitute teacher, at Foxborough Regional Charter School.

Geometry

I am currently tutoring a student at FRCS in Discrete Math and recently tutored two FRCS students in Algebra and Geometry. I have taught Geometry and Algebra at Foxborough Regional Charter School in a summer session and as a substitute teacher. Geometry is one of the subjects I regularly teach while substituting for teachers in Randolph, Norwood, FRCS, and Norfolk County Agricultural High School.

Government & Politics

I have taught courses in Government and Street Law at Randolph High School and I have taught Social Studies at Foxborough Regional Charter School. I have a MA in History from UMass Boston.

Grammar

As well as teaching English as a long-term substitute teacher in Norwood and Randolph High School, writing my Master's thesis for a degree at UMass Boston gave me an intensive review of grammar and writing composition.

Physical Science

Even though I took Geology at the University of Texas in the 1960s and took accelerated Chemistry and Physics before that, I have successfully tutored an Easton student in Earth Science and a Brookline student in Chemistry. I taught a course in Forensics as a long term substitute teacher in Randolph High School, and regularly teach Chemistry and Physics as a substitute in Randolph and Norwood High School, Foxborough Regional Charter School and Norfolk County Agricultural High School.

Prealgebra

I have taught Algebra and Geometry at a local Charter School, as well as teaching math as a substitute teacher in several schools in grades 6 through 12, and I am currently tutoring a student in Algebra. Though my math studies in high school were in the years following Sputnik I am well able to cover the current material being taught.

Reading

I have taught English courses involving reading comprehension at Norwood High School and Randolph HIgh School. I successfully tutored an Easton student in English and Earth Science and, during a long term assignment in Norwood last fall, taught classes reading To Kill a Mockingbird and MacBeth. I regularly encourage students, in classes I am covering, to read when they have finished their assignment. I carry several books with me so that, when they say "I have nothing to read," I offer them a choice of books to pick from. Often then they remember having a book with them after all and pull it out of their book bag.

SAT Math

To do well on the math portion of the SAT it is important to have a grasp of the fields of algebra and geometry, including solid and analytic geometry. I have taught Algebra and Geometry in summer session for a charter school and am currently tutoring a student in Algebra.
Though it's been a number of years since I studied math in the period immediately following Sputnik, the courses I took, including trigonometry, have stayed with me and I offer that experience as a tutor.

SAT Reading

As well as having tutored an Easton student in English, reading Treasure Island, I taught classes reading To Kill a Mockingbird and MacBeth in a long term assignment in Norwood High School, and regularly substitute for English teachers in Randolph High School and Foxborough Regional Charter School.

I have always enjoyed reading and encourage students, when they have finished their regular studies, to read. To do well on the SAT Reading it is important to feel comfortable and competent with the English language.

SAT Writing

As well as having tutored an Easton student in English and taught English as a long term substitute instructor for Norwood High School, I regularly work as a substitute for English teachers in Randolph High School and find that being able to express their views and question is an important component in assessing a student's ability. Recently completing my master's degree at UMass Boston, I had two years intense experience in researching, writing, and editing my 120 page thesis.

Social Studies

I have a BA from the University of Texas in Anthropology, where I also studied History. I have an MA in History from UMass Boston. I have taught European and World History at Randolph High School, and US History at Foxborough Regional Charter School and Dean College.

Study Skills

I have experience in teaching students from the middle grades through high school to college, presenting material as well as assessing students work in grasping and employing what they have learned.
Through assigning and checking homework, supervising note taking and the outlining of material, and guiding the stepwise completion of assignment, I have guided students in developing their study skills.
I have found that establishing a regular time for study and a routine to follow are important steps to developing a more disciplined, rewarding approach.

World History

I am currently tutoring a student in modern world history, and have taught World and European History as a long term substitute and US History as an adjunct instructor in Dean College.

Earning a master's in History at UMass Boston in 2011, I wrote papers on English and French medieval history and modern German History. As well I have, over the years studied east Asian, Balkan, Russian, and North American histories. I find the study of history both compelling and necessary.

Writing

I have taught English courses involving written expression at Norwood and Randolph High Schools as a long term substitute teacher. Having recently earned an MA in History at UMass Boston, publishing a 120 page thesis, my experience with writing and editing was gained through two years of hard work.
The subject, The Debate Over Indian Removal in the 1830s, is of deep interest to me, but I found that writing required discipline and guidance as well as interest. Knowing that, I can guide a student to develop the necessary discipline to develop their ability.

The Univ. of Texas Austin
Anthropology
Emmanuel College Boston, MA
Master's
UMass Boston
Master's

Education

The Univ. of Texas Austin (Anthropology)

Emmanuel College Boston, MA (Master's)

UMass Boston (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $32.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For two or more students being tutored in the same subject, a group rate can be discussed at the same time we are planning the work.

Travel policy

George will travel within 20 miles of Norwood, MA 02062.


About George

After years of working as a locksmith I began, in 2005, teaching in several school districts, working as a substitute teacher. In evening classes at Emmanuel College I earned a Masters in Teaching, graduating in 2005. To better prepare myself for teaching I enrolled at UMass Boston and received a MA in History in 2011. I have experience in teaching and tutoring students from the middle grades into college.
There are three phrases I write on the board when beginning a new class: "Everyone Learns in their own way. Everybody should get a chance and lend a hand. The opportunity to learn is a democratic right." Those three phrases guide me in leading a learning community having shared responsibilities My experience teaching and tutoring is an advantage to a student needing instruction in more than one subject. I have a BA in Anthropology from the University of Texas, a Masters in Teaching from Emmanuel College, and a MA in History from UMass Boston.

Education

The Univ. of Texas Austin
Anthropology
Emmanuel College Boston, MA
Master's
UMass Boston
Master's

Education

The Univ. of Texas Austin (Anthropology)

Emmanuel College Boston, MA (Master's)

UMass Boston (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

For two or more students being tutored in the same subject, a group rate can be discussed at the same time we are planning the work.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Norwood, MA 02062

George’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills
Business:
Economics
Test Preparation:
GED,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Economics,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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.


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