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John S.

Havertown, PA

$45/hr

German, French, Social Studies, Study Skills Tutor

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German, French, Social Studies, Study Skills Tutor

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As a young student, I always found myself helping one of my friends who were in need of assistance.
Often this would entail helping a fellow student with a math problem, rewriting a composition or preparing for a test. This desire to help continued as I grew older. It carried from academics through scouting, through sports and stage crew. I view everything as teachable moment. This love of helping led me to the teaching profession.

During my tenure as an Athletic Director I was responsible for Academic Eligibility. This involved review of reports citing students with multiple failures. I mentored these students to help them eliminate these failing grades and return them to the playing fields.

I bring a variety of expertise at all levels; from Middle School to Graduate School. I have taught German, French and Social Studies at the High School level. I taught English and French in a German school. I developed curriculum for the Talented and Gifted Program and an Organization and Study Skills Program at the middle school level.

I am an Adjunct at a local college’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program where I teach Curriculum Design, Differentiated Instruction and Issues in Education.I see my work here as helping to mold future educators.

One of the greatest satisfactions I receive in teaching is seeing the look on my student’s face when they “get it”. I look at the learning style of each student and develop ways that would help that student learn best.

Language:
French,
German
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Homeschool:
French,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
Praxis
Corporate Training:
French,
German

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.

French

I have been involved with youth and their parents in a variety of settings. When they hear I teach French or German, I often hear, "I had XX amount of years of (language) and can't say a thing. This is something that I find most distressing. I teach my students languages by using methods that appeal to their learning style. I help then learn how to learn a language correctly. I also help them with study skills.

I like my students to be able to apply what they learned. For example, when I taught French at Hallahan, I was able to teach them French law as well as various grammar components. My students were able to write their own medical malpractice mock trial. Years later I received an email from a former student who told me she was able to speak to the police and medics after they were involved in a traffic accident in Paris. This was most gratifying.

German

I have been involved with youth and their parents in a variety of settings. When they hear I teach French or German, I often hear, "I had XX amount of years of (language) and can't say a thing." This is something that I find most distressing. I teach my students languages by using methods that appeal to their learning style. I help then learn how to learn a language correctly. I also help them with study skills.

I like my students to be able to apply what they learned. For example, when I taught German at Archbishop Ryan I was able to teach them not only the basic grammar and vocabulary but aspects of German Law. MY German III & IV students were able to write and perform a medical malpractice mock trial "auf Deutsch".

Praxis

I am a certified teacher who needed to take a variety of the Praxis series tests for certification. I also have three children- all teachers who I helped coach through the Praxis. I also teach organization and study skills. I am an Adjunct at Cabrini College and helped my Grad students with these tests. I also teach assessments.

Study Skills


I have ten years of teaching experience. During these ten years I taught on a variety of levels. These levels include: middle school, high school, graduate school and during summer enrichment programs.
During my tenure as a middle school teacher I wrote the curriculum for a Character Education class, which included organization and study skills.

As a high school teacher I recognized that many of my students were having difficulty completing assignments on time. I would have help class after school not only for students of the subject I taught but for students from other classes who needed organization and study skills help. I helped tutor in Math, Social Studies and Language Arts.

During my tenure as a day camp director, I helped design an enrichment program.

Presently, I am the Athletic Director at my middle school. Part of my duties is to monitor academic eligibility. I developed an organization and study skills program for students with failures.

As a teacher of the talented and gifted I wrote seminars and learning contracts for my students. As an Adjunct at a local college I chunk my activities and help my students develop a study plan. This study plan helps them to produce graduate quality work at the timelines required.

West Chester University
Secondary Education
Cabrini College
MEd
Phillips University,Marburg, Germany
Other

Education

West Chester University (Secondary Education )

Cabrini College (MEd)

Phillips University,Marburg, Germany (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of Havertown, PA 19083.


About John

As a young student, I always found myself helping one of my friends who were in need of assistance.
Often this would entail helping a fellow student with a math problem, rewriting a composition or preparing for a test. This desire to help continued as I grew older. It carried from academics through scouting, through sports and stage crew. I view everything as teachable moment. This love of helping led me to the teaching profession.

During my tenure as an Athletic Director I was responsible for Academic Eligibility. This involved review of reports citing students with multiple failures. I mentored these students to help them eliminate these failing grades and return them to the playing fields.

I bring a variety of expertise at all levels; from Middle School to Graduate School. I have taught German, French and Social Studies at the High School level. I taught English and French in a German school. I developed curriculum for the Talented and Gifted Program and an Organization and Study Skills Program at the middle school level.

I am an Adjunct at a local college’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program where I teach Curriculum Design, Differentiated Instruction and Issues in Education.I see my work here as helping to mold future educators.

One of the greatest satisfactions I receive in teaching is seeing the look on my student’s face when they “get it”. I look at the learning style of each student and develop ways that would help that student learn best.

Education

West Chester University
Secondary Education
Cabrini College
MEd
Phillips University,Marburg, Germany
Other

Education

West Chester University (Secondary Education )

Cabrini College (MEd)

Phillips University,Marburg, Germany (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Havertown, PA 19083

John’s Subjects

Language:
French,
German
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Homeschool:
French,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
Praxis
Corporate Training:
French,
German

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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