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Kelly S.

Carleton, MI

$40/hr

Certified Middle/High School Social Studies/History Teacher

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Certified Middle/High School Social Studies/History Teacher

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I am a certified teacher in Social Studies and History, I am a substitute teacher currently and looking for a way to share my knowledge. I have taught in my student teaching 6th grade geography, High School Comparative World Religions, Economics, and Current Issue Studies which focused on a post WWII world. I enjoy teaching and I have been told in the past that I have a knack for explaining subject matter in a different way that makes it more understandable. I have volunteered as a tutor while in college, I have also tutored some of my friends while still in high school and after in college.

Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Economics,
Elementary (K-6th), Handwriting, Reading,
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Economics,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
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.

American History

I took the Michigan Teacher Certification Test in social studies which covers United States history from colonization to present Michigan history major events. During College I took a number of US history classes including Michigan history, women in US history, US history to 1877 and US history since 1877.

Economics

I taught high school economics for a semester during my student teaching. I took the Michigan Teacher Certification Test in social studies, which has a economics component to it, and I passed. I am a person who uses examples and scenarios to make some of the concepts easier to understand.

European History

I took the Michigan Teacher Certification Test in social studies and the test in history, which requires a knowledge of world history from early civilization to present. I also in college took a number of classes about European history, these include Post-WWII Europe and the Holocaust. I have also taken Pre-WWII Europe.

Geography

I took the Michigan Teacher Certification Test in social studies, which covers a number of things including geography locations, characteristics and how they are interrelated.

Government & Politics

I took the Michigan Teacher Certification Test in social studies, which in order to pass you need to know things about government: different types of government in the world and their characteristic and how they are different, and legal processes that different countries use.

Literature

I have read many books for my classes some include, Grapes of Wrath; Lord of the Flies; Lord of the Rings; Romeo and Juliet; Sherlock Holmes; and The Metamorphosis to name just a few. I remember most of what I read with just a quick refresher I can help with most books.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel for personal use in order to create schedules for maintenance as well as to create a list of books/movies. In my professional life I have used it to create a method of keeping track of grades and to use it figure averages.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I used Microsoft PowerPoint almost daily in my teaching experience, and while a student, I have made numerous PowerPoint presentations.

Microsoft Publisher

I have used Publisher to create a newsletter for a club I belong to, which includes inserting articles from multiple sources, including photos and getting it printed. I have also used it to create business cards.

Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft Word Since I was in middle school to write papers, I have Word 2010 and have written numerous papers on it since getting it, I have written a resume on it as well as using it to create footnotes and other citations.

Public Speaking

As a teacher I have spoken in front of different sizes of classes and different age levels. I have also take a class in public speaking in college. In order to prepare for public speaking I feel that practice is one of the most important things to do as well as not over thinking, and letting your nerves get the better of you.

Reading

I enjoy reading and am effective at being able to read a passage and garner the main idea.

Religion

I taught a comparative world religions class to high school students during my student teaching. I created comprehensive PowerPoint presentations and created projects to get the students to learn about the key facts to many different religions. The religions I have taught an overview of are Buddhism, Shintoism, Legalism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Mythology, religious symbols and taboos and some Christianity.

Social Studies

I took the Michigan Teacher Certification Test in social studies and in history, which cover a number of things. They are United States history from colonization to present; world history from early civilization to present; Michigan history major events; geography locations, characteristics and how they are interrelated; different types of government in the world, their characteristics, how they are different, and legal processes that different countries use. I also have experience researching history papers and determining types of sources and using citations.

Spelling

I enjoy reading so I have had exposure to many words and due to this I have learned to spell many of them. I also have written many papers not always with the help of a computer and thus have had to learn how to spell many words correctly.

Study Skills

I have taken numerous tests in my academic career. I use a number of techniques to prepare for a test; it depends on the subject matter. I would work with students to find what works best for them and to build a set of tools for them to use currently and in the future. There are a number of techniques I use -- trivia games, creating a study guide, drawing picture cues, making flash cards, circling/highlighting important words, and more -- that are useful for studying and retaining academic information. These techniques are implemented as applicable to each individual subject and topic. I personally used to do Jeopardy games with my classes the day before a test; I also had my students write flashcards and I would check to make sure that they were getting the important information on them.

Vocabulary

I am a voracious reader and due to this I have had a lot of exposure to many different words. Through this exposure I have added a great many words to my vocabulary, I have been able to write papers without using the same word repeatedly throughout a paper.

World History

I took the Michigan Teacher Certification Test in social studies and in history, which has a world history component that covers from early civilization to present. I also took a number of history classes in college, two of which were world history to 1500 and from 1500 to present.

Kelly’s Resources

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The website that I used to help me with APA citation is KnightCite it is free and found at this site. http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/ I used this site to double check my citations when I was in college and never got marked down for how my citations were done.

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Social Studies

Education

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Social Studies)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 25 miles of Carleton, MI 48117.


About Kelly

I am a certified teacher in Social Studies and History, I am a substitute teacher currently and looking for a way to share my knowledge. I have taught in my student teaching 6th grade geography, High School Comparative World Religions, Economics, and Current Issue Studies which focused on a post WWII world. I enjoy teaching and I have been told in the past that I have a knack for explaining subject matter in a different way that makes it more understandable. I have volunteered as a tutor while in college, I have also tutored some of my friends while still in high school and after in college.

Education

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Social Studies

Education

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Social Studies)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Carleton, MI 48117

Kelly’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Economics,
Elementary (K-6th), Handwriting, Reading,
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Economics,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
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.


Kelly’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 Kelly. View all of Kelly’s resources

The website that I used to help me with APA citation is KnightCite it is free and found at this site. http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/ I used this site to double check my citations when I was in college and never got marked down for how my citations were done.


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