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Chris C.

Individualized MS/HS English/Social Studies - K-6 Reading

Olympia, WA (98512)

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I have 25 years of experience working with at-risk learners, individualizing curriculum to meet each one's specific needs in English and all aspects of Middle School and High School Social Studies, including US History, World History, Pacific Northwest History, Government (Civics), and Economics. I have also had recent experience in tutoring K-6 students in Reading, Study, and Basic Math Skills.

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Chris’s subjects

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
Career Development, Grammar, Proofreading


18 years experience working with various special ed students, including Aspergers

Career Development

I have developed a course in job preparation skills which includes how to dress, what to expect from an interview, mock interviewing, and various life skills preparation. I have delivered this program to teenagers and adults.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored kindergartners and 5th graders in reading and language art skills for three months. I have tutored 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders in reading and language art skills on the internet for the past five months.


I have 18 years of experience working with at-risk students to attain basic skills necessary to pass the GED.


I have 18 years of experience teaching non-readers to read using phonics. I also worked in the adult literacy program through the Los Agneles Library system in the late 1980s.

Social Studies

I am Washington State endorsed and highly qualified in all levels of middle and high school social studies, including Pacific Northwest History, World History and Geography, United States History, US Government and Civics, and Economics. I have taught these subjects for the past 18 years. Further, I taught these subjects in California for 9 years, although I taught California State History there rather than Pacific Northwest History.

Special Needs

I have spent 18 years teaching special needs students at Maple Lane High School. This has included LD, MMR, EBD, and Aspergers students as well as mentally-ill students. I am also experienced in dealing with ADD and ADHD students. I have taken a number of courses in special education at West Florida University in Pensacola, Florida. I can provide course names and descriptions if you need them.

Study Skills

My major focus in educating at-risk students has been to teach and reinforce study skills for success in school (and life). This includes how to find the main idea and also how to eliminate answers in order to isolate the correct response.

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UC Santa Cruz (English)

Claremont Grad U (Master's)

UCLA (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Chris will travel within 30 miles of Olympia, WA 98512.

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