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Craig G.

Craig - ESL, Reading, Writing, Math and Science Tutoring

Crouse, NC (28033)

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Hello, my name is Craig. I love to teach and I can help you learn. For 35 years I have been working as a service engineer working on Nuclear Medical Imaging equipment in hospitals - my math, science, and electronic knowledge and skills are high. My life's journey has led me to acquire a BS degree in Psychology, having enrolled on line and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. At present I am a volunteer at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte NC teaching ESL (English as a Second Language)classes to this city's immigrants and refugees. This is my true love and my classes are a real adventure.

I work my students hard and insist that they participate. I show them that learning is a personal matter that brings about growth and shows one's true mettle. Learning should also be a joy, and if you leave my class without a smile on your face, I haven't done my job right.

I have been a prolific reader all my life and I am an excellent writer; I can help you improve both. I am a teacher worth knowing.

I have worked with both adults and children within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system and am registered through their background check process. My present college courses require this as well, as part of the practicum, student teaching process.

New to my retinue, I am now employed as a teacher of Robotics to elementary and middle school students, instructing them in construction and operational programming of miniature robots. This has been a fortunate combination of my teaching skills and technical background.

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Craig’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

English

I am both an avid reader and superb writer, with a strong command of English in all aspects: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and composition.

ESL/ESOL

My experience with ESL instruction began with volunteer work and now extends into private tutoring: I taught an intermediate ESL class at Trident Literacy Association in Charleston SC during the year 2000. At present I am a substitute ESL instructor with Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte NC, instructing immigrants and refugees in ESL. I have been working with CPCC about 1.5 years. In both of those situations I work or worked with entire class groups, using curriculum material supplied by those institutions, often supplementing this with my own, gathered from other sources.

I hold a BS in Psychology from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix AZ, and now continue in Graduate School at UNCC, Charlotte NC working toward TESL certification and a Master's in Teaching. I am well into my core education subject courses (including ESL) and have maintained a 3.95 GPA.

I am proficient and experienced at teaching English, both speaking and writing, and I can help you master American English (slang and all).

GED

I am a senior, partially retired. I have spent most of my working life involved with high tech medical equipment, electronics and computer service. At present I am completing work on my Psychology degree with an emphasis on Education - My educational background is broad and varied.

Teaching is one of my loves - my academic and professional background have prepared me to help those requiring assistance with a variety of subjects from English (I presently tutor ESL students), science, and basic mathematics. I am an excellent writer, my reading skills prolific; working together we will discover your strengths and weaknesses and prepare you for the GED test. I have a teaching presence that is both instructive and fun.

General Computer

After 35 years as a Nuclear Medical Field Engineer, my computer exposure and experience has been a daily task. I am best with the fledgling learners getting them acquainted with
initial operating procedures and tasks. I am familiar with programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and can help you get proficient with Internet Navigation, file manipulation for such things as documents and photographs. We can explore any specific software interest you choose....

Grammar

My English and Language Arts skills are among my best - I can help you with your reading, writing, and composition abilities while increasing your grammar and vocabulary levels.
Now working towards a Masters Degree in Education, my English writing skills meet and surpass APA standards and are exercized on a regular basis.

Psychology

I have recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University with a BS in Psychology. Several education courses were completed as well during this tenure, and I am currently enrolled in a Master's program to earn My MAT and teaching certification.
My understanding of Psychology concepts is excellent and my writing ability second to none.

Reading

Reading - and subsequent writing - have always been my strongest skills when considering my academic resume. Since my early high school years I have been a voracious reader, consuming a great array of literary works (fictional and non) from a long list of authors, both famous and obscure.
Because of this background I am well equipped to share this arena with others, both from a grammatical perspective and a literary one. I can well assist you in decoding the concepts behind the words, and the beauty of the English language in its ability to create them.





SAT Math

Having recently retired from a high technology career in Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation Servicing, I can state that my math skills have served me well throughout that tenure. My understanding of mathematical concepts has been supplemented by hands-on use during my working life. I have successfully helped students recently with SAT preparation including basic math concepts,arithmetic, algebra, geometry, functions, etc., aiding in the expansion of their self-confidence and test-taking skills.

SAT Reading

Having been prolific from my teenage years, my reading skills and comprehension have blossomed from that beginning: This can be said to apply to academic, literature, and technical materials.
At present I tutor ESL (English as a Second Language)students, and teach English/Language Arts classes (among others). Guided reading is a technique I use often. I hold a BS in Psychology and am presently in graduate school working towards a certification in TESL.

Study Skills

Throughout my life I have successfully traversed a myriad of educational challenges and opportunities. Beyond high school graduation I have attended college, been trained into technical and electronic fields through military and commercial sources - I have just retired from a 30+ year career of Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation servicing.
Recently I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and now continue my education in graduate school to obtain teacher certification and associated Master's degree. My GPA (3.96) through this tenure has been to date a true reflection of my study skills.
I now work as a tutor, substitute teacher, and Robotics Instructor in local public schools - putting my knowledge and teaching skill to work in a variety of subjects and settings.

Vocabulary

In classes that I have taught I often raise this question before students: Have you ever had a rush of a concept, or experienced a feeling, either of which you had no word (or words) to express it? One response I got back was that there could be no such thought or mental entity (my words) unless there be words to create them. The battle then ensued....
Of course, this happens all the time - the cognition is there, but exists in a wordless vacuum.
Words of any language are created to fill that void, and give substance to an idea. English is a beautiful framework within which ideas are transformed into linguistic reality - vocabulary. The better one's range of active English, the better one can express those fine and subtle mental forces.
My command of the English language is perhaps my greatest skill - acquired by prolific reading, writing, and my continuing education that hones it within the environment of TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language).

Writing

I consider my writing to be at the apex of my creative and academic skills. Having recently earned my BS in Psychology, the last few years have honed my writing ability to an even higher level with regular essays, research papers and other written works. They have all earned the respect and praise of my professors.

In addition, I have had some works published online which I think compare well with any others.
I am proud of my writing skills and have had experience teaching others to improve their own.

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Education

Grand Canyon University (BS Psychology)

University of North Carolina - Charlotte (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

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Travel policy

Craig will travel within 40 miles of Crouse, NC 28033.

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