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Gary W.

Social Studies tutor, Sport Specific Trainer

Houston, TX (77059)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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I have 27 years of experience as a social studies teacher and athletic coach. I enjoy the rewards of working with young people in helping them achieve their goals. I have tutored and taught U.S. History, World History, World Geography, Sociology, and Government and Economics. Overall, my students have achieved a 99% passing rate on TAKS and over 80% commended.I have coached football, basketball, track, and baseball. If your child needs tutoring or lessons in any of these areas feel free to contact me through WyzAnt, and I will be glad to set up a session.

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Gary’s subjects

ADD/ADHD

Doing activities where the ADD/ADHD kid is actively involved helps tremendously. Hands on activities that involve games and interaction are beneficial. I have worked successfully with many of these kids in my classes.

American History

I have taught American History the better part of my 27 years in education. I have taught all levels of students and the passing rate for TAAS and TAKS is well above 90 percent. Allow me to help your child reach their goals.

Aspergers

Being able to help these kids with their social skills is important. Helping them with literal language is important because they are very figurative. I have helped many of these kids with their social skills.

Baseball

Coached Junior Varsity Baseball 2 years, and community baseball 10 years.

Basketball

Coached basketball for 12 years in Texas Public Schools

Bodybuilding

I am a certified personal trainer specializing in physical fitness.

Dyslexia

I have worked with numerous dyslexic students. The use of overlays helps with them because the letters jump around on them. Phonics programs help, but they also need help with comprehension.

Economics

I have a social studies composite certification. This certification consists of history, government, economics, psychology, and sociology. I have taught economics as well as other social studies courses.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught 6th grade for 7 years of my 28 year career. Social Studies has been my focus, but work with other subjects as well. I have also worked with this age group in physical education.

Elementary Math

I have tutored elementary math for 17 years. I have helped students prepare for various standardized tests. Their improvement and success rate was very good.

European History

I have a social studies composite certification for grades 6-12. I have taught European and World History for most of 27 years in education. I enjoy seeing the growth and success of students that I work with. Let me help your child accomplish their goals.

Fitness

I am a certified personal trainer specializing in physical fitness.

Football

Coached football for 15 years form Intermediate through Varsity level

Geography

I have taught World Geography for 10 years and have 28 years in education.

Government & Politics

I have 27 years of experience in education as a social studies and government teacher. I have enjoyed teaching government and helping students understand our constitution and representative democracy. Allow me to help your child learn and understand these things about our country.

Phonics

The ability to sound out letters provides the basis for reading. I know all of the phonics rules, I before E except after C etc. Two vowels go walking the first one does the talking. I have been able to teach and communicate these things to special needs kids along with an inclusion aide in my classroom.

Reading

Reading comprehension in education is something that is emphasized a great deal in the subjects I have taught throughout my career. I have been a social studies teacher, and I certainly understand you must be able to read. Coceptual thinking and reading comprehension are of the utmost importance.

Social Studies

Knowledgeable in all social studies. I hold Social Studies Composite Texas State Teacher Certification. I have 27 years of experience as a Social Studies teacher, or supervisor of teachers.

Softball

Coached Community League Softball for 6 years.

Special Needs

Through inclusion I have worked with various special needs students in my classes. I have implemented accommodations and modifications for the special needs students in my classes. I have been successful in helping special needs kids fit into the regular classroom setting.

Track & Field

Coached Intermediate and High School Track for 8 years.

World History

I have taught and tutored World History for 27 years. I hold a Social Studies Composite Texas teacher Certification. Allow me to work with your child and help them reach their goals.

Writing

I have 27 years of experience in education. As a social studies teacher, I incorporate a lot of writing in my classes. Being able to write is extremely important in English and Social Studies. I have helped many students improve their writing. Allow me the opportunity to help your child improve their writing skills.

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Education

University of Houston, Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake (EdD)

Great Tutor. Gary is tutoring my son in AP history. My son has learned so much from him. We are very lucky to find him. Gary has years of experience working with high school kids. He is a wonderful teacher, very patient and friendly. Gary is doing a great job of analyzing what the needs are. Gary is a great tutor!! We will continue to use him. ...

— Cindy from Friendswood, TX on 12/21/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

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Travel policy

Gary will travel within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77059.

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