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Frank S.

Indio, CA

$35/hour

K-6, all subjects;7-12, language arts and social sciences

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/11/13

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Borromeo College
History
John Carroll University
Master's
ClevelandState University
Other

Education

Borromeo College (History)

John Carroll University (Master's)

ClevelandState University (Other)

About Frank

My role as a tutor is to make you and your family comfortable with me and have confidence in me that I can help you reach your goal or overcome whatever academic difficulty you are having.

I have taught in public education for over 34 years and have a lot of experience helping students. I am a retired teacher and have always considered teaching as a vocation, not just a job. I have the knowledge, concern and skills to help you.

If you choose me as your tutor, you will not be sorry.
My role as a tutor is to make you and your family comfortable with me and have confidence in me that I can help you reach your goal or overcome whatever academic difficulty you are having.

I have taught in public education for over 34 years and have a lot of experience helping students. I am a retired teacher and have always considered
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Indio, CA 92203
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Music:
Guitar
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History,
Classics,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

I have earned my M.A in History. And I am a certificated teacher who is certified to teach elementary grades 1-6 I have taken special ed. And I am a certificated teacher for grades K-12 in California.

Classics

I studied Latin for 6 years translating Greek and Latin texts into English, as well as reading" Antigone",The" Iliad", and "Odyssey", by Homer.
I have read Gibbons, "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire."
I have a Master's degree in History. My Thesis was on the historical validity of Thomas Moore's" Utopia". I can read Latin and translate it.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a public school certificated teacher for 34 years.
I have a k-12 multi-subject teaching credential in California valid until 2017
I have national certification in "No Child Left Behind."
I have my CLAD culture language and development certification
I have had continuous continuing Ed training in multiple areas all throughout my career.
I have trained student teachers through Chapman University here in California and Cleveland State University when I taught in Ohio.

Elementary Math

I have a CLAD certification. And I have a Multi-subject K-12 credentialCA. I also am a Retired public school elementary teacher.

Phonics

I have taught all grade levels up to grade 8 for 34 years. Phonics is the basis of all reading .To teach slow learners at any level you have to know phonemic awareness,blending,consonant and vowel sounds ,especially in primary grades and with second language learners. I also have my CLAD credential from the state of California as well as my No Child Left Behind certification. I can teach phonics especially to second language learners.I use a variety of hands on materials.

Reading

Trained in
Corrective Reading,
Junior Great Books,
Kid Biz computer reading Programs,
SRA leveled reading approach,
Read it, Say it, Write it reading system

Social Studies

I have a Master's degree in History.
I am certified by the state of California to teach Social Sciences, as I have a single subject credential in California in Social Sciences.
I have taught high School and Junior high students for the last 3 years at my church.

Study Skills

Since I have a master's degree plus 45 additional semester hours from accredited colleges and universities, I think my study skills are exceptional.
As a teacher for 35 years in public education, I think my ability to communicate with students is exceptional.
I have been trained in the use of "Thinking Maps" as graphic organizers.
I am trained in the use of computer technology to assist student learning.

Writing

I have successfully completed a M.A. History JohnCarrollU Cleveland Ohio, which required extensive writing for many of the classes.

Borromeo College
History
John Carroll University
Master's
ClevelandState University
Other

Education

Borromeo College (History)

John Carroll University (Master's)

ClevelandState University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 30 miles of Indio, CA 92203.