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Richard M.

Grover Beach, CA

$30/hour

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Cal Poly (SLO)
liberal studies
Grand Canyon U
Graduate Coursework
UC Riverside
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal Poly (SLO) (liberal studies)

Grand Canyon U (Graduate Coursework)

UC Riverside (Graduate Coursework)

About Richard

I have had over twenty years' teaching experience at the elementary level. I understand the difficulties people face when learning new skills. I have many strategies that can help overcome those difficulties. I have always loved learning new things and continue to be a life-long learner. I wish to share the joy that comes with discovery.

Along with my teaching experience, I have a Music Minor from Cal Poly, I'm a Yoga instructor, I am a skilled artist, and I tutor math. I enjoy travel, hiking, swimming in the ocean, and spending time with my family. (My two sons are both currently in elementary school).

Hopefully I can be of service to you through knowledge and understanding.

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I have had over twenty years' teaching experience at the elementary level. I understand the difficulties people face when learning new skills. I have many strategies that can help overcome those difficulties. I have always loved learning new things and continue to be a life-long learner. I wish to share the joy that comes with discovery.
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Grover Beach, CA 93433
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
General Music,
Guitar, Music History
Art:
Art History
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

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.

General Music

I have a music minor from Cal poly (S.L.O.) and have been playing piano since age five ( I am almost forty-seven) and guitar since I was thirteen. I have taught privately guitar and piano in the past. I have also taught music throughout my twenty years teaching elementary school. I am well aquainted with the techniques of Carl Orff.

Study Skills

I taught elementary school for twenty years and tutored students in after school programs such as Math and Reading and Writing. At Cal Poly and UC Riverside, requirements are that teachers learn proper scaffolding and have a proper scope and sequence for student learning. Study skills come from inside those structures. Students learn to manage their learning styles by identifying strengths and weakness. Multiple measures of assessment verify efficacy of a created program and automatically steer the learner toward his/her goal(s). Examples of study skills are: time on task (dedication) consistency of study time and place, understanding order of operation, defining clear objectives and timeline, and viewing target goal(s) from various angles and employing various strategies to achieve goal(s).

Yoga

I am certified at 200 hrs through Yoga Village in Arroyo Grande. I teach regularly there as well. I sub other classes such as Yin, Hatha all levels, and Vinyasa. I have an intense daily practice composed mostly of Yin Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Raja.

Cal Poly (SLO)
liberal studies
Grand Canyon U
Graduate Coursework
UC Riverside
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal Poly (SLO) (liberal studies)

Grand Canyon U (Graduate Coursework)

UC Riverside (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 10 miles of Grover Beach, CA 93433.