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James B.

Canton, MI

$22/hr

Certified Teacher Providing Support for English, French, more

Usually responds in about 12 hours

Certified Teacher Providing Support for English, French, more

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I am state-certified to teach English, History, and Public Speaking. I have a strong background in a number of other subjects as well, including French and Algebra. I tutor all sections of the ACT and SAT.

Tutoring for AP tests is another one of my specialties. I am comfortable preparing a student for an AP test even if that student is not taking the corresponding class in school provided the subject falls within on of my areas of expertise.

I have worked with students of all ages from kindergarten right up through college.

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
ACT Science,
Geology, Philosophy, Physical Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Government & Politics, World History
Art:
Art Theory , Film,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL, French,
Geometry, Handwriting,
Prealgebra,
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
ASVAB,
Common Core,
GED, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French,
Grammar, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I am a certified English teacher for grades six through twelve. I have routinely worked with students on ACT test preparation while working as a substitute teacher. I have also proctored ACT tests in public high schools on several occasions.

ACT Math

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, so I have studied math far beyond what is covered on the ACT. I have also worked with students in school on practice ACT tests as parts of my job as a substitute teacher.

ACT Reading

Reading is one of my core tutoring subjects. I am certified by the State of Michigan to teach English in grades 6—12. I routinely work with students on reading skills as part of my current job as a substitute teacher. Moreover I have worked with students in school on practice ACT tests.

ACT Science

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, so I have strong science background. I have also worked with students in school on practice ACT tests as parts of my job as a substitute teacher.

Algebra 1

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, so I have studied math far beyond what is covered in Algebra I. I routinely work with students on math skills as part of my current job as a substitute teacher.

American History

History is one of the subjects I am certified to teach for grades 6—12. In fact, although my teaching major was English, History was my major at the time I earned my first Bachelor's Degree. I am comfortable teaching American History from the time of colonization all the way up to the present era.

ASVAB

I usually focus on the core areas of the ASVAB, i.e. the Math and English portions. Those are the portions that actually determine eligibility for the military; the other sections do not. I am a certified English teacher, and I have a strong background in math due to my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, which I earned before I decided to pursue a career in teaching.

Common Core

I am a certified teacher, and I have been substitute teaching for several years. I routinely use Common Core materials as part of my job duties.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in the State of Michigan. Although my certification is for grades 6-12, I have been working as a substitute teacher for nearly four years. I have routinely taught at the elementary level.

English

I am a highly qualified, State-certified English teacher for grades 6 through 12. I currently work as a substitute teacher in several districts, and a good deal of my time is spent in English classrooms.

Film

As part of my communications and theater arts teaching minor, I studied various types of films. I am especially well-qualified to discuss the developmental stages of film genres, which is a key area of study for high-school and college film students. Moreover, I have continued to study films independently since earning my teaching certificate in 2010 and am well-versed in films of different eras, from the silent era to the present.

French

I studied French for three years at the college level, from the fall of 2008 through the winter of 2011. During that time period I received straight As in my French classes. I have kept my skills fresh by routinely substitute teaching in French language classrooms.

Handwriting

I have excellent cursive handwriting myself, and I have worked as a substitute teacher in numerous classrooms where handwriting was part of the daily instruction. I can tutor students who are learning the Zaner-Bloser method or the D'Nealian method (which are the two most common methods taught in public schools). If teaching manuscript (printing) or cursive to a young child from scratch. my approach would be very close to the Zaner-Bloser method.

Phonics

I am certified to teach English for grades 6-12. I occasionally use phonics with older students who are struggling, but I use phonics routinely when working with elementary students in my substitute teaching assignments.

Prealgebra

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, so my math background is quite strong.

Public Speaking

I hold a current Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate, and speech is one of my certified subjects (along with English and History).

Study Skills

"Study skills" is a very broad category, but as a State-certified teacher I believe I am well qualified. I have been working as a substitute teacher across all grade levels for the past two-and-a-half years (after earning my provisional certificate in the fall of 2010).

Theatre

I am a certified teacher, and one of my teaching minors was communication and theater arts. I have extensive college-level training in various aspects of theater. I have also performed in a number of college plays (as recently as 2010) and therefore have-first hand knowledge of theater productions.

TOEFL

I am certified to teach English for grades six through twelve. As a substitute teacher, I have routinely worked with English Language learners.

Vocabulary

As an avid reader, I developed a sizable vocabulary at a very young age and always excelled in English. I am now certified to teach English to grades six through twelve.

World History

I am certified to teach History to grades six through twelve in Michigan public schools. I also meet the guidelines for being highly qualified for the subject.

Writing

I am certified to teach both History and English to grades six through twelve. As part of my teacher training, I was required to take coursework specifically dealing with methods of teaching writing to high-school students. Since earning my teaching certificate, I have routinely worked with students on both essay writing and creative writing.

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Kettering University (Formerly GMI)
Eastern Michigan University
Other

Education

Kettering University (Formerly GMI)

Eastern Michigan University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $22.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

English, Reading, History, or French: $22/hr. for lessons 90 min. or longer; $25 for 1-hr. lessons. Other subjects: $26/hr. for lessons 90 min. or longer; $30 for 1-hr. lessons.

Travel policy

James will travel within 30 miles of Canton, MI 48187.


About James

I am state-certified to teach English, History, and Public Speaking. I have a strong background in a number of other subjects as well, including French and Algebra. I tutor all sections of the ACT and SAT.

Tutoring for AP tests is another one of my specialties. I am comfortable preparing a student for an AP test even if that student is not taking the corresponding class in school provided the subject falls within on of my areas of expertise.

I have worked with students of all ages from kindergarten right up through college.

Education

Kettering University (Formerly GMI)
Eastern Michigan University
Other

Education

Kettering University (Formerly GMI)

Eastern Michigan University (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

English, Reading, History, or French: $22/hr. for lessons 90 min. or longer; $25 for 1-hr. lessons. Other subjects: $26/hr. for lessons 90 min. or longer; $30 for 1-hr. lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Canton, MI 48187

James’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
ACT Science,
Geology, Philosophy, Physical Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Government & Politics, World History
Art:
Art Theory , Film,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL, French,
Geometry, Handwriting,
Prealgebra,
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
ASVAB,
Common Core,
GED, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French,
Grammar, Public Speaking

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.


James’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by James. View all of James’s resources


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