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Gary W.

Houston, TX

$50/hr

Social Studies tutor, Sport Specific Trainer

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Social Studies tutor, Sport Specific Trainer

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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.

Thank you

Testimonials

"Very professional history tutor"

- Melissa, Deer Park, TX on 10/4/14

"Great Tutor."

- Cindy, Friendswood, TX on 12/21/13
English:
Reading,
Writing
Business:
Economics
Corporate Training:
Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

University of Houston, Clear Lake
University of Houston-Clear Lake
EdD

Education

University of Houston, Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake (EdD)

Very professional history tutor — He came with materials ready to help. I was impressed that he knew history so well. Gary was very professional. I would definitely use him again. He has taught history and helped me understand my project. It was short notice, but I was able to finish the assignment. ...

— Melissa, Deer Park, TX on 10/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

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


About Gary

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.

Thank you

Testimonials

"Very professional history tutor"

- Melissa, Deer Park, TX on 10/4/14

"Great Tutor."

- Cindy, Friendswood, TX on 12/21/13
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Education

University of Houston, Clear Lake
University of Houston-Clear Lake
EdD

Education

University of Houston, Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake (EdD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77059

Gary’s Subjects

English:
Reading,
Writing
Business:
Economics
Corporate Training:
Economics

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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