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Ron G.

Glendale, AZ

$35/hour

Pursuing Intellectual Excellence: K-6

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Catholic Distance University
Theology enrolled
Ave Maria University
Master's

Education

Catholic Distance University (Theology enrolled)

Ave Maria University (Master's)

About Ron

I love learning for the sake of learning - we are made to learn and know!

I am a husband, father and second grade teacher. I am excited about learning at any level. As a lifetime learner myself, my wife jokes about the number of books I have and am constantly reading at any given time.

What I love about teaching is helping people to become more fully alive, as it is part of who we are to learn and know. In my daily job, I enjoy helping young students both in the classroom setting and one-to-one. I do some tutoring for my students outside of classroom time and also act as a mentor to them, not just in academics but also in the fullness of their person including encouraging them in the life of virtue so that they become virtuous men and women. Every day of school, I engage the full person in each student and I find this of utmost importance.

During tutoring, I would take the same approach. To learn for the sake of learning but also to do so virtuously. I find that this is, unfortunately, a rather "unique" approach to teaching, whereas it should be the norm.

In addition to being a second grade teacher, I also coach football and have taught people on all levels - middle school, high school, and adults. Much of my training is also in philosophy, anthropology and theology.

I look forward to speaking with you to see if I can assist you or your student in growing as a person!

I teach second grade grammar including Spalding (Phonics).

We teach and test our students in Common Core.

I teach all subjects in second grade and am comfortable tutoring K-6 in all subjects with the exception of math for which I can tutor K-3.

I have extensive training in Spalding (Phonics) and we use this every day with our students in school.

Do you want for yourself or your student to grow not only in academics but also as a virtuous person? I look forward to hearing from you to discuss the possibility of us meeting.
I love learning for the sake of learning - we are made to learn and know!

I am a husband, father and second grade teacher. I am excited about learning at any level. As a lifetime learner myself, my wife jokes about the number of books I have and am constantly
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Glendale, AZ 85308
In-person lessons
Science:
Philosophy
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
Religion
Special Needs:
Phonics
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness,
Football

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Common Core

I am a highly qualified certified teacher for Arizona. We teach Common Core and so I am able to tutor in it.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am highly qualified/ certified by the State of Arizona. And I currently am a lead teacher in second grade at Glendale Archway/Great Hearts Academy. This is my second year as a teacher.

Elementary Math

I currently teach Sinapore math to 2nd grade students at one of the Great Hearts Academies. I have two year of experience as well as training from Dr. Bonhar Yep and various other Singapore experts.

Fitness

I am a lover of fitness, exercise each day, and worked as a personal trainer for years. My certification is lapse - I started working towards it but am having to take a break from it now however I have much experience in it.

Football

I played football myself, have a love for football, and also coach middle school football for Great Hearts Academy.

Grammar

I have been teaching this subject at the grade school level for two years at one of the Great Hearts Academies. I have also had a great deal of training using Susan Wise Bauer's program which is geared toward individual work but adapted for the classroom.

Handwriting

As a second grade teacher at Great Hearts Academy. And I teach out students handwriting. We go through training for this subject as well and I teach it on a daily basis.

Philosophy

My master's degree included the study of philosophy. The proper understanding of theology hinges on the proper understanding of those things which can be known by reason. I have surveyed the great philosophical conversation, beginning with Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, through St. Thomas Aquinas, to Kant and Hume.

Phonics

As a second grade teacher for Great Hearts Academy in Glendale, Arizona-- I am highly trained in Spalding which is a form of Phonics. We have days of training each summer and continue training throughout the year. And I teach it on a daily basis to my students.

Reading

The art of reading a text and comprehending the author's intent is a particular love. Fluency and comprehension play an integral role in our pursuit of intellectual excellence. Plumbing the text for deeper meaning require continued growth in reading fluency.

As a teacher at Great Hearts it is a fundamental part of our curriculum to help students increase in their reading fluency. As we continue to explore the great works of literature in an effort to elevate the human mind.

Religion

I have a Master's degree in Theology from Ava Maria University in Florida. And I also have worked for many parishes in the area of catechesis and taught religion to all ages.

Study Skills

I am a second grade teacher who tutors his students. I completed an intense Master's degree while working full time and traveling. I currently work full time, have a wife and child and am completing an undergraduate degree. I know how to study.

Vocabulary

During my two years at Great Hearts I have taught Spalding. Spalding is a phonics program geared toward not only proper spelling but also, the proper origin, meaning, and understanding of those words.

Catholic Distance University
Theology enrolled
Ave Maria University
Master's

Education

Catholic Distance University (Theology enrolled)

Ave Maria University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ron will travel within 15 miles of Glendale, AZ 85308.