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I began tutoring at Furman University's Academic Assistance department and have since worked in academic community support as a behavioral specialist, tutor agent, and have specialized in private, individual clients. I have tutored clients of all ages, from elementary to adult. While I have successfully tutored a wide range of subjects for a wide range of ages, most need help with middle/high school math, writing, or language skills.
I am a great communicator, both with parents and students. People find my personality charismatic and amicable. I emphasize positive reinforcement and build "horizontal" rapport with students while yet providing honest diagnoses about needs for improvement and obstacles to success. I have worked with advanced students trying to raise a 'B' to an 'A' as well as those merely struggling to pass, and those facing obstacles such as ADHD, Asperger's, etc. I enjoy meeting new people and building relationships with those I help learn to love learning. I am somewhat new to WyzAnt, but tutoring is my schtick!
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I worked as an Associate Professional doing Community Support and Intensive In Home Therapy for 2 years with 2 different companies, which gave me lots of experience working with ADHD students. Since then, I have often tutored ADHD students privately. Furthermore, I have done extensive college level studies in Abnormal, Developmental, and General Psychology.
I worked as an Associate Professional doing Community Support and Intensive In Home Therapy for 2 years with 2 different companies, which provided me multiple experiences of working with Autistic Spectrum students and their families. Every Autistic child has unique challenges, strengths, and needs, but I have found great success through basic understanding of the most common patterns and, most importantly, caring patience. My professional experience is boosted by personal contact with parents of Autistic children. Furthermore, I am able to draw upon my extensive academic studies in Abnormal, Developmental, and General Psychology.
I can read Biblical Hebrew and Greek and have extensive knowledge of the historical backgrounds of the Bible as well as interlinear apocrypha, pseudopigrapha, commentaries, etc. I am also acquainted with various hermeneutical and theological approaches, and have a solid understanding of literary and textual criticism. I can go on and on, but if you contact me you will see soon that I have a solid grasp on the Bible, as well as a patient, non-judgmental teaching method.
I learned to play Chess in 7th grade, and while I was one of the less industrious students at the International Baccalaureate program I attended, I learned to earn respect by beating the 'nerds' (who, in this accelerated environment, comprised the 'in' crowd) in chess.
While I am no Bobby Fischer, I have continued developing my chess skills. More importantly, I have had many experiences teaching it to individuals, including teaching it to tutor clients (sometimes as part of a reward system) and students of after-school programs in Charleston, SC.
I am qualified to teach beginners and help those who have just started competition to improve their game. However, I am not an expert in advanced chess theory.
I tutored a dyslexic student in South Carolina Math in 2010. We had great success. While I do not have specialized training in dyslexia, this experience combines with my extensive experience with ADD/ADHD and Asbergers/Autism Spectrum to provide me a good feel for working with most dyslexic students. The key is teaching in a way that is flexible and in dialogue about what works best for the student, and attentiveness to stick to what is often an unorthodox method by which dyslexic students accomplish math and reading tasks.
I began studying nutrition and fitness in Jr. High and went on to take undergraduate courses in Nutrition as well as Wellness Concepts, in addition to related studies in Biology and Physics. However, my most valuable training has come in my studies in psychology and my work as a community support behavioral therapist for youth struggling with social and developmental challenges (Tanyi's Respite & Habilitation and Inspirations, inc. in North Carolina).
I have completed Ancient Hebrew courses through the fourth semester at the graduate level with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the subject. My professor can attest to my proficiency. I have tutored Hebrew both in private and classroom (synagogue) settings.
In addition to having learned study skills through a decade of post-secondary education, I have experience teaching study skills as a behavioral therapist and as a tutor. I worked for a year and a half as an associate professional doing community support and intensive-in-home therapy in NC, where behavioral goals were set and progress monitored in coordination with parents, teachers, and (in most cases) other health professionals. I bring an approach which empowers students and reinforces their human needs, while relying on time-tested classical methods for motivation and reinforcement. Since leaving the behavioral therapy field and concentrating on private tutoring, study skills have always comprised an element of my tutoring. Clients I've been successful with include those dealing with ADHD and dyslexia.
Very thorough and very patient — Adam is very thorough and very patient. He gently guides me past my mistakes. He makes the lesson interesting, so the lesson does not seem to be arduous, even if difficult concepts are being discussed. He is always easy to communicate with outside of class. ...
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