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Sam W.

Philadelphia, PA

$50/hr

Experienced and FUN Tutor for Your Child!

Experienced and FUN Tutor for Your Child!

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Hi!
My name is Sam, and I have been tutoring professionally for 10 years (since graduating from high school, having tutored voluntarily throughout high school, too). I specialize in the SATs (and PSATs), though have taught a variety of subjects to children ages 6-18, as well as many adults.

EXPERIENCE: In terms of my work with children, I have worked mostly with middle and high school youth. I currently teach at an afterschool program for middle school students in North Philly. I also coordinate a high school-aged youth group on the weekends, and have been tutoring high school students privately for a long time (I specialize in SATs and also have a lot of experience working with students on their college applications). In addition, I have extensive experience working with students with mental disabilities, including both learning and psychological issues.

With adults, I have taught both GED courses and ESL (English as a Second Language) courses with an organization in Philadelphia. I have also taught adult religious education classes.

STYLE: I believe that it is important to build a good rapport with my students. If a student does not like you, he won't care what you teach him, he won't do your homework, etc. In short, he will not learn from you. To this end, I take care to have FUN with students, LAUGH sometimes with them, APPRECIATE that having a tutor/studying is NOT the most fun thing in the world! I am also very creative and always try to come up with unique and interesting assignments for my students. When I get a new student I try to figure out immediately if they are a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner, then I cater my teaching style to their learning style. Every child is different, every child learns differently, and teachers and tutors must learn to cater to these differences!

I have been tutoring privately for a long time, but I am still relatively young and know how to get students to like me, respect me, and learn from me. My students and their parents consistently refer me to their friends and neighbors. Thank you for your consideration!

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Art History, Painting
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

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.

ESL/ESOL

- Taught Beginner and Advanced ESL Classes through the Community Women's Education Project, in North Philadelphia, 2010-2011.
- Tutored various adults in ESL, 2004-2013.

Temple University
History

Education

Temple University (History)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sam will travel within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19148.


About Sam

Hi!
My name is Sam, and I have been tutoring professionally for 10 years (since graduating from high school, having tutored voluntarily throughout high school, too). I specialize in the SATs (and PSATs), though have taught a variety of subjects to children ages 6-18, as well as many adults.

EXPERIENCE: In terms of my work with children, I have worked mostly with middle and high school youth. I currently teach at an afterschool program for middle school students in North Philly. I also coordinate a high school-aged youth group on the weekends, and have been tutoring high school students privately for a long time (I specialize in SATs and also have a lot of experience working with students on their college applications). In addition, I have extensive experience working with students with mental disabilities, including both learning and psychological issues.

With adults, I have taught both GED courses and ESL (English as a Second Language) courses with an organization in Philadelphia. I have also taught adult religious education classes.

STYLE: I believe that it is important to build a good rapport with my students. If a student does not like you, he won't care what you teach him, he won't do your homework, etc. In short, he will not learn from you. To this end, I take care to have FUN with students, LAUGH sometimes with them, APPRECIATE that having a tutor/studying is NOT the most fun thing in the world! I am also very creative and always try to come up with unique and interesting assignments for my students. When I get a new student I try to figure out immediately if they are a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner, then I cater my teaching style to their learning style. Every child is different, every child learns differently, and teachers and tutors must learn to cater to these differences!

I have been tutoring privately for a long time, but I am still relatively young and know how to get students to like me, respect me, and learn from me. My students and their parents consistently refer me to their friends and neighbors. Thank you for your consideration!


Education

Temple University
History

Education

Temple University (History)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19148

Sam’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Art History, Painting
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

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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