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Sean E.

McKinney ISD Teacher - math/science tutor for 5th-10th graders

Allen, TX (75013)

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Hello parents. I appreciate your consideration in my services as you search for support in your child’s academic development.

I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. From 2005-2007 I taught 5th grade science at Thurgood Marshall Elementary, a Title 1 school, in Richardson ISD. In 2007 I moved to Westwood Junior High, also in Richardson ISD, to teach 7th grade math and begin my career as a coach. In 2008 I moved back to the science department and taught 8th grade science at Westwood until 2012. During my time as a science teacher in Richardson, I attended Lamar University via their online graduate program and obtained my MBA in Teacher Leadership specializing in curriculum writing. With my family living in Allen, commuting to Richardson every day became very difficulty, so in the 2012-2013 school year I moved to Jack Cockrill Middle School in McKinney ISD to continue teaching 8th grade science.

I am currently certified to teach science grades 4-8 and math grades 4-12. I plan to add certifications in ESL and science 9-12 during the 2013-2014 school year.

In addition to my classroom experience, I have held positions as a professional tutor. From 2002-2004 I worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes in Dallas specializing in phonemic awareness tutoring for students with learning disabilities. In 2005 I worked at Sylvan Learning Center in Plano helping 9th and 10th graders with homework and test prep for science and math. I have also taught remedial summer school sessions for both 8th and 6th grade math.

My tutoring focus will be student centered cognitive development aligned with Texas learning standards (TEKS).

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Algebra 1

As a 7th grade math teacher, I’ve presented students with the foundational knowledge needed to manage algebraic principles. I feel I am capable of empowering students to understand the abstract nature of algebra through concrete examples and reasoning. On a personal note, algebra has always been one of my favorite areas of mathematics.

Algebra 2

As a 7th grade math teacher, I’ve presented students with the foundational knowledge needed to manage algebraic principles. I feel I am capable of empowering students to understand the abstract nature of algebra through concrete examples and reasoning.

While at Texas A&M, I took two algebra courses that further prepared me for task of teaching this branch of mathematics.

Astronomy

As with other areas of science, astronomy is difficult to understand because of the relative sizes involved. The vastness and complexity of the universe is almost too much to comprehend. In order understand astronomy standards, students need to understand the laws that govern the world in front of us, that we have concrete experience with, and then extend that knowledge to the unknown. Astronomy is a large section of my 8th grade science curriculum, and I truly love this part of science.

Basketball

Basketball has been a part of my life since birth. Unfortunately I was not born with tremendous height or speed, so, rather than relying on natural athleticism, I had to learn the game and work hard. I had to teach myself the proper way to move around the court, shoot, and play defense in order to become a skilled player.
During my time as a coach in Richardson ISD I served as head coach for the 7th grade basketball team and assistant coach to the 8th graders. I believe in teaching fundamentals of the game in order to produce well rounded players who know what it takes to be successful at all aspects of the game.

Chemistry

Chemistry is the first unit we cover in my 8th grade science classroom, and every year I see students struggle with the abstract nature of this area of science. Year after year I have to refine my approach in an effort to make chemistry more concrete and relevant to students. Through many years of experience, I feel that I have developed a solid understanding of common student misconceptions and found ways to fill those cognitive gaps.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified by the state of Texas to teach math and science for grades 4-8. However, throughout my years of educational experience, I have worked with students both older and younger than these grade levels. As a student teacher, I spend time in 1st and 3rd grade classrooms. As a tutor during high school and college summers, I worked with learning disabled students that ranged in aged, but usually were under the age of 10. As an 8th grade teacher, I know the expectations held for middle school students. Due to my teaching experiences, I am fully capable of helping younger students prepare for the challenges facing them in the middle and high school years.

Elementary Math

I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math in both classroom settings and individualized tutoring sessions throughout my career.

I am currently certified to teach mathematics in the state of Texas for grades 4-12.

Elementary Science

I have taught or tutored 5th, 7th, and 8th grade science in my career. I currently teach 8th grade science in McKinney ISD. I am very knowledgeable on the student standards required by STAAR.

I am currently certified to teach science in the state of Texas for grades 4-8 and plan to obtain my high school certification during the 2013-2014 school year.

Geology

I have taught or tutored 5th, 7th, and 8th grade science in my career, all of which have included geology. The state of Texas frequently changes where it places geology in the science calendar, so I have been able to teach this unit of science to students in various academic developmental stages. A perk of teaching geology is that it is one of the few branches of science that is truly tangible. We live on the earth. We can see it change. We can feel what it is made of. I find that this makes geology more meaningful to many students, and any good teacher will tell you that we love teaching material that students find personally meaningful.

Geometry

I placed out of algebra my first year of high school, so instead of starting in algebra 1 with most other 9th graders, I was put in a 10th grade geometry class. Needless to say, I was not thrilled at the idea of starting my high school years with a bunch of older kids that wondered what I was doing in their class. To my surprise, this ended up being one of my favorite classes of high school. Luckily, I had a great teacher, and geometry had always come easily to me. Not only did I develop a solid understanding of geometric principles, but I was able to help some of the upperclassmen with their test preparation, which helped!

Physical Science

As an 8th grade science teacher, I have to get my students ready for end of school year state assessments (TAKS now STAAR). Unfortunately, science knowledge is assessed at the 5th grade level, and then is all but ignored until the end of 8th grade. What this means for 8th grade science teachers is that we have to cover a bit of EVERYTHING from 5th grade on. This puts a lot on our plates, but at the same time forces us to know a lot of science. In my task to prepare students for their 8th grade assessment, I have developed a solid understanding of how to teach the physical sciences.

Prealgebra

As a 7th grade math teacher, I’ve presented students with the foundational knowledge needed to manage algebraic principles. I feel I am capable of empowering students to understand the abstract nature of algebra through concrete examples and reasoning. On a personal note, algebra has always been one of my favorite areas of mathematics.

Probability

In order to solve problems of probability, students need to feel comfortable manipulating fractions and setting up sample spaces that can be turned into algebraic equations. My teaching experience has prepared me for these tasks.

Study Skills

I have prepared students for end of course state assessments for many different subject areas (5th science, 6th math, 7th math, 8th math, 8th science). I have a deep knowledge of the standards students are expected to master, and I have years of experience in preparing students to demonstrate mastery on these assessments.

TAKS

In my final year in Richardson ISD, I held the position of lead science teacher for the 8th grade team. I taught 2 classes instead of 5, and most of my time was consumed with designing remediation lessons for students who were in danger of failing standardized tests (TAKS, STAAR). After a long year of analyzing student needs, interpreting data, and designing hands-on, engaging lessons, I am pleased to say that our school performed brilliantly on the 8th grade science TAKS test. We were given an "Exemplary" rating that year, and I am confident that my standardized test preparation played a key role.

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Education

Texas A&M University (Interd. Studies)

Lamar University (MBA)

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