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Phylane N.

Phoenix, AZ

$40/hour

Certified MAT Middle School & High School Teacher

$40/Hour


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Northeastern Illinois University
English - Sociology
National Louis University
MEd

Education

Northeastern Illinois University (English - Sociology)

National Louis University (MEd)

About Phylane

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Education is a life- long learning process. I translate my passion for teaching through my passion for learning. I enjoy tutoring because I can see positive results immediately. Those results are measurable through improved grades, self-esteem, and overall happier students. I’ve been a private tutor for several years; primarily middle school, secondary and college students. I am certified to teach grades 5 through 12. My disciplines are English, Social Studies, and Fine Art. Not only have I taught students, I have trained and managed teachers.

My goal in teaching is to provide a nurturing and challenging environment that allows students to learn and grow intellectually. I work with students that come from a variety of backgrounds and different socio-economic levels as well as students with learning disabilities.

The best part of my day is always working with students on a one-to-one basis. Seeing the joy in their eyes when they finally grasp a concept is an ultimate reward that brought me to teaching in the first place. I believe working as a tutor encourages students to become passionate about learning.

My teaching style is defined by my ability to teach to a student's strength. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. I awaken curiosity and make learning fun. When learning is fun, it actually leads to engagement, meaning and purpose.

Learning occurs when the subject matter holds personal meaning, connects to a student's interests, and is presented with enthusiasm and passion. We learn by connecting new information to prior knowledge or positive emotional experience. Therefore, before I teach, I assess student's prior knowledge, discuss their interests and discover what motivates them. I have an intuitive sense for problem solving and awaken this ability in others. A teacher who loves teaching teaches students to love learning.

My reward is joy in seeing students gain new insights, become more confident, and watching the process of discovery unfold. Teachers foster creativity, develop character, give students lenses with which to view the world and provide students with the skills they need to reach their potential and lead productive lives. When I was studying to become a teacher, the best advice I received was to always remember a teacher is not a sage on the stage but a guide on the side. Education is the most powerful tool we have to change the world.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Education is a life- long learning process. I translate my passion for teaching through my passion for learning. I enjoy tutoring because I can see positive results immediately. Those results are measurable through improved grades, self-esteem, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates may vary depending on distance traveled.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85016
Background Check: Passed
Science:
Philosophy, Psychology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art History, Art Theory
English:
ACT English,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
GED,
GRE,
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Business, GRE,
Law, Marketing

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.

ACT English

I am a certified High School Teacher and have over 10 years experience teaching English at all high school levels. As such, I am experienced at aligning course work with State Standards and ACT test preparation.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using photoshop since the first version 1 was introduced in 1990. I have primarily used it as a tool for print and website development. I've taught photoshop and all Adobe Suite software to graphic design students at the college level. As the director of a college program in Graphic Design and Multimedia, I have had numerous opportunities to work with students utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver, integrating these programs for web design projects.

American History

I have several years of experience teaching American history, which is a passion of mine. I believe I can translate my love of history to an enthusiasm for learning it as well as demonstrating its relevancy and importance to day to day learning.

English

I am certified to teach grades 5-12 in English. My undergraduate and Master's degree are in English. I have taught at the college level as well, in both General Education and Visual Communications.

GED

I passed the Wyzant GED/ subject qualifications test. I am certified to teach grades 5 through 12. My disciplines are English, Social Studies, and Fine Art.

Grammar

I am certified to teach High School and Middle School English and have taught a wide range of class levels from AP to remedial. I have also taught at the College level where I was an advocate for student's with disabilities and championed accommodations for all students, specifically those struggling with reading comprehension and writing.

GRE

It's worth investing some time and money in preparing for the GRE. Critical thinking is something that's hard to change overnight because it's such a lifelong skill.

I try to help people unlock their critical thinking skills by getting more familiar with the test and more familiar with proven methods."

I have Masters in Education from one of top 10 schools in education and more than 10 years experience tutoring and teaching.

Literature

I have a Master's degree from one of the top ten schools in education where I received an endorsement in English. My undergraduate degree is in English Literature; I graduated with honors. One of my areas of expertise is in reading comprehension. My tutoring focuses on various strategies to improve content retention.

Macintosh

I have 20+ years of graphic design/ hands on, award winning Macintosh experience. I have employed Macintosh software, in all my classes. I was the program director of visual communications at a Macintosh based college. I'm passionate about computers and translate that in my tutoring.

Reading

I am certified to teach English in grades 5-12 with a special emphasis on reading comprehension.

SAT Reading

My competencies include SAT writing and reading. I am a certified English teacher. I have a Masters in Teaching.

Social Studies

I have an Undergraduate degree in Sociology and am certified to teach Social Studies and Sociology. I have prior work experience in Social Services. I am also experienced teaching social studies in Middle School. and integrated multiple subjects: history, geography, sociology, and civics into lesson plans.

Northeastern Illinois University
English - Sociology
National Louis University
MEd

Education

Northeastern Illinois University (English - Sociology)

National Louis University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates may vary depending on distance traveled.

Travel policy

Phylane will travel within 5 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85016.