Stephen A.

Canyon Country, CA

$35/hr

Steve for Elementary Math (and Language Arts)

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Cal Poly (SLO)
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Cal Poly (SLO) (History)

About Stephen

I'm recently retired after 37 years in elementary education. Two of those years were spent as a math advisor. My training as an advisor brought me to a deeper appreciation regarding the benefits in conceptual understanding. I found it exciting to lead students into thinking about and understanding the meaning behind a problem. I really believe that any student can succeed in math if they have a deep understanding of what's involved in each problem. I find that with that understanding in place, the student will almost always see a route to the solution. So, if understanding is there, the solution almost becomes secondary. I'm recently retired after 37 years in elementary education. Two of those years were spent as a math advisor. My training as an advisor brought me to a deeper appreciation regarding the benefits in conceptual Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Canyon Country, CA 91387
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting, Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have 35 years of elementary classroom experience where I worked with 2nd to 6th grade students. During my career I taught reading and language arts in both Spanish and English. Near the end of my career I spent 2 years as a math advisor to elementary teachers. I've been retired for several years, but have kept active by volunteering at 2 different elementary schools, helping students with math and reading.

Elementary Math

I was trained in a conceptual math approach, which led me to appreciate the value of thinking about how math works as well as visualizing and articulating an approach to a particular problem.

Cal Poly (SLO)
History

Education

Cal Poly (SLO) (History)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 10 miles of Canyon Country, CA 91387.

Background Check Status for Stephen A.

Stephen A. passed a background check on 4/4/14. The check was ordered by Stephen through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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