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Austin S.

Pullman, WA

$15/hr

English, History, Literature, Reading and much much more!

Background check passed as of 12/25/12
Usually responds in about 14 hours

English, History, Literature, Reading and much much more!

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Hello!

My name is Austin and I feel confident that I not only have the right skills, but most importantly the right attitude to help you with your studies. I studied History and Social studies at Washington State University with an emphasis on primary education. Between tutoring for the local center for civic engagement and my time as a preschool teach (primarily working with four to twelve year old students) I am extremely comfortable with American as well as European and World history and took as many Pacific Northwest History courses as Washington State had available. American Revolution, Islam and the Middle East, and early Anthropology courses were also strengths of mine at university. Sociology was a side passion that I focused on when time allowed excelling in the Sociology of Gender, Criminology, Sociology of Deviance, and social statistics for instance.

As far as junior high and high school courses go I took AP Statistics, AP Literature, and AP composition at my own High School but feel strongest with the Language Arts requirements. I love to read and currently write for several websites so am proficient at proofreading papers as well as breaking down many facets of literature and its general comprehension. Personally I always excelled in reading comprehension as well as vocabulary tests and the AP methods so I can help you break apart what they are really asking for as well as give assistance with their times writing testing requirements.

Geology 101, Environmental Science 101, and Music appreciation courses taken for general studies at University were also easy marks for me. I look forward to speaking with you about what subjects have been giving you a hard time and figuring out the best way to help you tackle them!

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Sociology
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

What is the Bill of Rights and what are amendments? Immigration is important, especially with the current policies of the world and explaining why this country does not like that country to children. Always fun to help students comprehend and retain this information as the rest of their schooling builds on all of these topics and an early interest now pays off tenfold later. This was my favorite part of grade school and as I proceeded through middle and high school, I found history to be my favorite subject due to the early foundations elementary American history laid. It's especially rewarding when in a high school course you feel competent to contribute a single name or document you heard about as a young child, I want to help you to remember the little things!

Elementary (K-6th)

I aspire to be an elementary teacher in the next few years. In addition to my education classes such as geography and social studies at Washington State University, I also worked at a daycare for two years. I primarily worked with four to twelve years old children and my duties included the independent coordination and instruction of educational content, the evaluation of student performance in various developmental activities, and the ability to recognize various student learning levels, tailoring classroom lessons and activities accordingly. As part of my curricula I also volunteered and observed in a second, third, and fourth grade classroom for a week each in Pullman, Washington.

Elementary Science

Bugs, basic anatomy, basic geology (including knowledge of tectonic plates, volcanoes, the ocean's cycles), weather (patterns and the factors that make up snow, wind, tornadoes, etc.), elements (matter/atoms), physics (laws of gravity and a basic understanding of friction), and bugs! Always fun to help students comprehend and retain this information. The rest of their schooling builds on all of these topics and an early interest now pays off tenfold later.

Social Studies

In addition to my own knowledge via grade school courses I took various social studies courses at university. My latest was a seminar class history 480 or methods of social studies teaching. All education majors took this and we covered various techniques, ways to tear apart the text, and exciting ways to transfer our knowledge to our students and help them to see history as the exciting subject that it really is. The social sciences and humanities primarily center on your local community and family ties in primary school. Middle/high school focus more on content and tend to be politics, social unrest, or any number of topics depending on local curriculum. Through my personal studies as a history/social studies major with an emphasis on education I am confident that I can help you master this topic.

Sociology

Minored in sociology at Washington State University. Already double majoring with history and education so I did not have the time to get an additional major.

Sociology 101, sociology 102 (social problems), criminology (361), sociology of gender (384), and social deviance (360) were the last courses I took. I am especially fond of the themes of sociological imagination and criminal theories were particularly interesting to me. In my criminology course we also did much research while writing a research paper, and I took another class with the same professor on sociological probability and social studies.

Track & Field

Four years of competition experience with high school track and field.(Also three years in cross country.) Lived overseas and as a result lived in a very hilly city so hills/endurance is where I have the most experience. Did run the 400 meter on several occasions but my main events were the 800, 1500, and 3000 meter races. I also participated in a few championship 4x800 meter relay teams so I can help you with your baton hand-offs. Cross country races were always 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles so I can assist in distance events as well as general breathing techniques and race day mental preparedness.

Washington State University

Education

Washington State University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $15.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Available to whatever my students and their parents may need. Feel free to send a short message about more hours or set up specific blocks of tutoring by month, school term, subject, etc.

Travel policy

Austin will travel within 15 miles of Pullman, WA 99163.


About Austin

Hello!

My name is Austin and I feel confident that I not only have the right skills, but most importantly the right attitude to help you with your studies. I studied History and Social studies at Washington State University with an emphasis on primary education. Between tutoring for the local center for civic engagement and my time as a preschool teach (primarily working with four to twelve year old students) I am extremely comfortable with American as well as European and World history and took as many Pacific Northwest History courses as Washington State had available. American Revolution, Islam and the Middle East, and early Anthropology courses were also strengths of mine at university. Sociology was a side passion that I focused on when time allowed excelling in the Sociology of Gender, Criminology, Sociology of Deviance, and social statistics for instance.

As far as junior high and high school courses go I took AP Statistics, AP Literature, and AP composition at my own High School but feel strongest with the Language Arts requirements. I love to read and currently write for several websites so am proficient at proofreading papers as well as breaking down many facets of literature and its general comprehension. Personally I always excelled in reading comprehension as well as vocabulary tests and the AP methods so I can help you break apart what they are really asking for as well as give assistance with their times writing testing requirements.

Geology 101, Environmental Science 101, and Music appreciation courses taken for general studies at University were also easy marks for me. I look forward to speaking with you about what subjects have been giving you a hard time and figuring out the best way to help you tackle them!

Education

Washington State University

Education

Washington State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Available to whatever my students and their parents may need. Feel free to send a short message about more hours or set up specific blocks of tutoring by month, school term, subject, etc.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pullman, WA 99163

Austin’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Sociology
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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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