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Samuel K.

Katy, TX

$59/hr

HISD STEM Specialist, Sped, Math and Sci., Houston Comm. Coll ESL, GED

Background check passed as of 5/26/10
Usually responds after +3 days

HISD STEM Specialist, Sped, Math and Sci., Houston Comm. Coll ESL, GED

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My name is Samuel.
My certifications are as follows (TEA# 1108847):
-M.Ed. University of Saint Thomas- Houston
-Science 4-8 Region IV
-Special Education-All Subjects-preK-12 Region IV
-Google Educator Certification Singapore 2014
-Apple Educator Certification Singapore 2014
-Lab School Certification SST Singapore 2014
-15 Years Public School Experience-Houston Area
My qualifications are as follows:
-Currently I am a Robotics, Science, Special Education and STEM Specialist for Houston Independent School District. My Classroom has been featured in a video commercial for my home school, M. C. Williams Middle School.
-During the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2014 my students and I have been the beneficiaries of project based learning training, provided by Houston ISD. This training has been conducted in Singapore, Colorado Springs, Hartford Connecticut, SMU Dallas and Houston/Galveston/Clearlake. The focus of the training is the focus of my teaching methodology and style for my entire 15 year long career...PROJECTS and APPLICATION.

My philosophy is to treat people as if they are what they are supposed to be and they will become what they are capable of being. With 160 students at any one time I frequently learn my students' learning styles before I fully remember their names. Right or wrong, with transient lifestyles and cultural accommodations it is of the utmost importance to learn how each and every student learns in order to maximize learning time. I have been certified as a Classroom Teacher with a Standard Certification and Generic Special Education Certification, PK-12, in all subjects for 15 years; Texas Education Agency. My primary goal is to find the strengths and learning styles of my students in order to facilitate faster and more thorough learning, with less stress and more success. I currently teach at a high school situated in a psychiatric hospital for girls and teach Algebra I and II, Physical Science, Biology and Geometry.

I hold a B.S. in Educational Psychology and a B.S. in Criminology both from the University of Alabama. I also hold an M.Ed in Education with a focus on school counseling from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston.

My experience is varied. I hold an Instrument Rating as a private pilot of Single Engine Landplanes, am relatively fluent in Spanish and have vast experience in the business world having been the sales director of a Classical Music Radio Station, KRTS 92.1 FM, here in Houston. I currently reside in the Katy area.

Math:
Algebra 1, Discrete Math, Prealgebra
English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, Career Development, GED
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Career Development

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Reading

I have a Special Education Certification and 13 years experience teaching reading strategies to children. My focus is decoding practice using the rules of phonetics.

Special Needs

I am certified by the State of Texas, Texas Education Agency, as a Special Education Teacher, all subjects and all grade levels. I have been serving students with special needs since January 8, 2001 and have served in all types of Special Education Classrooms. In Texas classrooms are structured according to Least Restrictive Environment required by Federal Law and are as follows going from least restrictive to most restrictive: 1) Inclusion; 2)Co-Teaching; 3)Resource for special classes only 4)Resource (100%); 5)Life Skills; and 6)Self-Contained (Emotional and Behavioral disorders). I have taught in all classroom structures.

Over the years I have gravitated to working almost exclusively with learners who have emotional and behavioral disorders. The primary reasons for this are that they, for the most part, have average or above average intelligence and can do on level work, but have problems that distort the classroom performance. I find it fulfilling to work around and with these distortions and facilitate student success in the classroom.

University of Alabama, Birmingham
Psychology
University of Saint Thomas Almeda University
Master's
College of Biblical Studies
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Alabama, Birmingham (Psychology)

University of Saint Thomas Almeda University (Master's)

College of Biblical Studies (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $59.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special project rates and small group rates available. Block rates available with significant discounts upon prepayment through WyzAnt.

Travel policy

Samuel will travel within 15 miles of Katy, TX 77449.


About Samuel

My name is Samuel.
My certifications are as follows (TEA# 1108847):
-M.Ed. University of Saint Thomas- Houston
-Science 4-8 Region IV
-Special Education-All Subjects-preK-12 Region IV
-Google Educator Certification Singapore 2014
-Apple Educator Certification Singapore 2014
-Lab School Certification SST Singapore 2014
-15 Years Public School Experience-Houston Area
My qualifications are as follows:
-Currently I am a Robotics, Science, Special Education and STEM Specialist for Houston Independent School District. My Classroom has been featured in a video commercial for my home school, M. C. Williams Middle School.
-During the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2014 my students and I have been the beneficiaries of project based learning training, provided by Houston ISD. This training has been conducted in Singapore, Colorado Springs, Hartford Connecticut, SMU Dallas and Houston/Galveston/Clearlake. The focus of the training is the focus of my teaching methodology and style for my entire 15 year long career...PROJECTS and APPLICATION.

My philosophy is to treat people as if they are what they are supposed to be and they will become what they are capable of being. With 160 students at any one time I frequently learn my students' learning styles before I fully remember their names. Right or wrong, with transient lifestyles and cultural accommodations it is of the utmost importance to learn how each and every student learns in order to maximize learning time. I have been certified as a Classroom Teacher with a Standard Certification and Generic Special Education Certification, PK-12, in all subjects for 15 years; Texas Education Agency. My primary goal is to find the strengths and learning styles of my students in order to facilitate faster and more thorough learning, with less stress and more success. I currently teach at a high school situated in a psychiatric hospital for girls and teach Algebra I and II, Physical Science, Biology and Geometry.

I hold a B.S. in Educational Psychology and a B.S. in Criminology both from the University of Alabama. I also hold an M.Ed in Education with a focus on school counseling from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston.

My experience is varied. I hold an Instrument Rating as a private pilot of Single Engine Landplanes, am relatively fluent in Spanish and have vast experience in the business world having been the sales director of a Classical Music Radio Station, KRTS 92.1 FM, here in Houston. I currently reside in the Katy area.

Education

University of Alabama, Birmingham
Psychology
University of Saint Thomas Almeda University
Master's
College of Biblical Studies
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Alabama, Birmingham (Psychology)

University of Saint Thomas Almeda University (Master's)

College of Biblical Studies (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special project rates and small group rates available. Block rates available with significant discounts upon prepayment through WyzAnt.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Katy, TX 77449

Samuel’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Discrete Math, Prealgebra
English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, Career Development, GED
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Career Development

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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