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John D.

25 years of elementary tutoring experience Math, Reading, etc

25 years of elementary tutoring experience Math, Reading, etc

$30/hour

  • 2,557 hours tutoring

About John


Bio

I have a great deal of successful experiences tutoring as well as classroom experience with ages from preschool through grade 8 in Math, Reading, English, Social Studies, Science, History, Geography, Writing, and Music teaching guitar and the recorder. I design customized curriculum for each student and work from their school texts. I am a cartoonist and illustrate small workbooks using the vocabulary words on which we have worked. I am fun and entertaining while being a very effective...

I have a great deal of successful experiences tutoring as well as classroom experience with ages from preschool through grade 8 in Math, Reading, English, Social Studies, Science, History, Geography, Writing, and Music teaching guitar and the recorder. I design customized curriculum for each student and work from their school texts. I am a cartoonist and illustrate small workbooks using the vocabulary words on which we have worked. I am fun and entertaining while being a very effective teacher.

Do you want your three-year-old to begin to learn to read? Do you want you second grader to excel past the second grade level? Is your child a year or two behind his or her grade level? I can, and have, been extremely successful in remedial education where I can get those that are behind up to grade level and I can assist your child to move ahead in learning levels to one or two grades above.

I have been teaching for more than 25 years in most every grade including preschool and adult education. I hold vocational credentials in food management for the restaurant industry in which I have taught classes. I also hold a substitute teaching credential for Special Education ans have worked with autistic children and emotional disturbed children.

In addition, I have worked with exceptionally advanced children working at 3 and 4 years above grade level with great success.


Education

CSULB
Vocational Education
CSUSB
Masters

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Subjects

Art

Drawing

Drawing

I have had many years of experience in illustrating technical manuals. I have taught Art for 4 years in a 6th grade classroom and 2 years in 7th and 8th grade classrooms. I illustrate children's stories as a teaching tool for them in learning their vocabulary words 2 or 3 times a week at this time.

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have more than 25 years of classroom teaching and tutoring in grades K through 6. I have taught all academic subjects including photography, guitar, drama and elementary ASL. With young adults I have taught Braille.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught all areas of phonics for more than 20 years. I have taught phonics in conjunction with sight-word reading to all ages including as English as a Second Language to adults and all grade levels for children. I have successfully taught children the skills to "sound out" words while learning the rules of phonic in English. I am quite familiar with the teaching of all of the rules: double vowels, silent E, consonant blends, etc.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught children at levels K through 8 to learn to study effectively: have a well lit, quiet place for study, have a specific time to study, have materials available - the internet, dictionaries, etc. The most important is to learn not to be distracted.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have 25 years of teaching experience in Social Studies. I have taught U.S. History to grades 4 and 8. I have taught history of Asia, the social upheaval of the U.S. in the 1950s and 60s during the Civil Rights Movement. I have taught the history of the American Revolution as well as the civil war.
American History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have more than 25 years of classroom teaching and tutoring in grades K through 6. I have taught all academic subjects including photography, guitar, drama and elementary ASL. With young adults I have taught Braille.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught children at levels K through 8 to learn to study effectively: have a well lit, quiet place for study, have a specific time to study, have materials available - the internet, dictionaries, etc. The most important is to learn not to be distracted.
English, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have more than 25 years of classroom teaching and tutoring in grades K through 6. I have taught all academic subjects including photography, guitar, drama and elementary ASL. With young adults I have taught Braille.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught children at levels K through 8 to learn to study effectively: have a well lit, quiet place for study, have a specific time to study, have materials available - the internet, dictionaries, etc. The most important is to learn not to be distracted.
English, Reading, Writing

Music

Guitar

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for 25 years and I have been teaching for 10 years. I can teach scales, chords, basic theory and the playing of songs by tabs.

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught children at levels K through 8 to learn to study effectively: have a well lit, quiet place for study, have a specific time to study, have materials available - the internet, dictionaries, etc. The most important is to learn not to be distracted.
Geography

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have had more than 10 years of experience working with ADD/ADHD children in classroom settings in all areas of academic and behavioral areas. In addition, I am certified in C.P.I. training to deal with behaviors. I have been trained in behavior modification and positive reinforcement and several AA techniques in educational techniques.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have worked with autistic children in special education for 6 years in both academic and behavioral studies. I have designed specific curriculum to meet their specific needs.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught all areas of phonics for more than 20 years. I have taught phonics in conjunction with sight-word reading to all ages including as English as a Second Language to adults and all grade levels for children. I have successfully taught children the skills to "sound out" words while learning the rules of phonic in English. I am quite familiar with the teaching of all of the rules: double vowels, silent E, consonant blends, etc.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have worked for seven years with special education: autism, emotionally disturbed, Down syndrome children. I have experience in teaching all levels of academics as well as social skills.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught children at levels K through 8 to learn to study effectively: have a well lit, quiet place for study, have a specific time to study, have materials available - the internet, dictionaries, etc. The most important is to learn not to be distracted.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have more than 25 years of classroom teaching and tutoring in grades K through 6. I have taught all academic subjects including photography, guitar, drama and elementary ASL. With young adults I have taught Braille.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught children at levels K through 8 to learn to study effectively: have a well lit, quiet place for study, have a specific time to study, have materials available - the internet, dictionaries, etc. The most important is to learn not to be distracted.
Reading, Writing

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (279 ratings)
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Reviews

Great teacher

John has been working with my son for about 6 months now and we have seen tremendous improvement. Thanks John!

VJ, 35 lessons with John

Exceptional

John has been working with my 11 year old son for a few weeks. He has helped him break down sentences, taught him a basis format for paragraphs and he helping with spellings and definitions. He’s really great.

Louise, 4 lessons with John

Great tutor

John is excellent with Noah. He has made a lot of progress in a short time span. He has great experience working with special needs students and it shows. Thanks John!

Bruno, 38 lessons with John

Very Patient

John was very patient with my son even though he was scared and resistant. He took his time to work through the math problems and vocabulary and explained when he did not understand. Through consistency I think my son will benefit with John's help.

Tiffany, 7 lessons with John

Learning Language arts with humor

Our kid has classes with John for a few months already. John is very patient, tries to find ways to explain complicated items in a simple way. After every class, I receive short feedback and can talk with my son about how to improve his results.

Oksana, 33 lessons with John

The Best Tutor!

My daughter has been working with John for 3 weeks and I have seen a dramatic difference in her reading skills. She has progressed much quicker than I anticipated and she enjoys reading which is amazing!

Lanae , 16 lessons with John

Knowledgable, patient, and fun tutor!

Today was my 1st graders first lesson with John and she had a blast! She learned a lot and was very comfortable. She had so much fun. We are looking forward to future lessons! She really is enjoying learning with him.

Shamira, 34 lessons with John

Great tutor!

John is great with my 7 year old daughter. She is much improved in her reading! She is always laughing with John during the lesson and he keeps her focused throughout. Great teacher!

Todd, 98 lessons with John

Patient and fun tutor

John has taught my 4-year-old son for reading, communication, and others. He teachers my son new words and sentences every time in a fun, easy-to-be-understandable way. Every time, when my son starts to be distracted, John begins to draw the cartoon pictures together with him, and they have a fun time. John is super patient and friendly to my son. I would recommend John to my friends.

Orchid, 88 lessons with John

Patient and fun tutor

John has taught my 4-year-old son for reading, communication, and others. He teachers my son new words and sentences every time in a fun, easy-to-be-understandable way. Every time, when my son starts to be distracted, John begins to draw the cartoon pictures together with him, and they have a fun time. John is super patient and friendly to my son. I would recommend John to my friends.

Orchid, 88 lessons with John
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$30/hour

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$30/hour

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Response time: 3 hours