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Bernard D.

Pacific Grove, CA

$45/hour

Studio Art and Academics Tutor

5.0 average from 3 ratings
Bernard was a great help!
— John, Carmel, CA on 11/2/16

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sanjose state univ.
art studio
Cal State Monterey Bay
Graduate Coursework

Education

sanjose state univ. (art studio)

Cal State Monterey Bay (Graduate Coursework)

About Bernard

I am a part time professional plein aire painter, and full time Special Education Teacher (mild/mod) K-12 multiple subjects. I have taught large classroom sizes to individual pullout RSP and private tutoring. I mainly specialize in Specific Learning Disorders but have some experience with higher functioning autism as well.
My philosophy on education is that less is more. In other words; "quality not quantity" is my mantra. I teach less standards to thereby insure 'mastery' of each standard. Pushing is entirely up to the students frustration level and willingness, but nonetheless a paramount directive in achieving academic success.
I use multisensory lessons, games, and fun to build confidence in the student, although careful data recording on baselines and progress must be quantified frequently (assessments). In summary, individual tutoring is the highest or 'biggest bang for the buck' reward for all parties engaged in the students educational future and success.

I teach each step in a linear sequence to mastery. Being artistic and creative allows me to instinctively diagnose where a student has weaknesses in internalizing a concept. I use physical gross motor and memory synthesized to link to long term rote skill; for example orally reciting a concept while playing ball, 4-square, dancing, skipping etc., to internalize.

"There's always many ways to reach a destination," lets do it the fun and easy way when your ready for a fresh new approach to academics. Whether your looking to become more skillful as an artist or trying to break through a mental roadblock in Math, or even just learning how to write clear academic papers, reach out to me at and lets discuss your needs.
I am a part time professional plein aire painter, and full time Special Education Teacher (mild/mod) K-12 multiple subjects. I have taught large classroom sizes to individual pullout RSP and private tutoring. I mainly specialize in Specific Learning Disorders but have some experience with higher functioning autism as well.
My philosophy on
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Travels within 30 miles of Pacific Grove, CA 93950

"Bernard was a great help!"

- John, Carmel, CA on 11/2/16

"Great online sessions!"

- Rebecca, Abington, PA on 11/2/16
Math:
Prealgebra
Art:
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting
History:
Art History
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Phonics

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.

Drawing

Drawing is perhaps my strongest artistic skill. I specialize in life drawing, and practice my skill weekly during life draw sessions at the Pacific Grove (CA.) art center. There I draw from live models and have sold works at the art center. I can do portraits in any medium, but generally I prefer to life draw in charcoal and pastels. In addition to my work as a painter I include prior submission.
First and foremost, I earned a B.A. in studio art from San Jose State Univ., CA., 1993 and a AA in studio art from Monterey Peninsula College, CA., 1992. I received an art scholarship and award from Monterey's Central Coast Art Association '92. I received best of show from the Old Monterey Plein Aire festival '03 and operated a studio gallery in Monterey '92-'94. I conducted art lessons/tutoring while running my art business.
Currently I am a part time professional plein aire painter during weekends and summer selling half a dozen paintings.

Painting

First and foremost, I earned a B.A. in studio art from San Jose State Univ., CA., 1993 and a AA in studio art from Monterey Peninsula College, CA., 1992. I received an art scholarship and award from Monterey's Central Coast Art Association '92. I received best of show from the Old Monterey Plein Aire festival '03 and operated a studio gallery in Monterey '92-'94. I conducted art lessons/tutoring while running my art business.
Currently I am a part time professional en plein aire painter during weekends and summer selling half a dozen paintings.

Phonics

I currently hold a valid CA teaching credential in Special Education mild/mod. disabilities, K-12 multiple subjects. However, I currently teach K-5 Resource Specialist in language arts (foundational phonemic awareness). I'm trained in the 'Sue Barton' phonics curriculum, Anita Archer's writing curriculum (reason and writing, step up to writing), and Dibels.

Special Needs

I have 8 years experience as a special education teacher here in California with a valid teaching credential. I specialize in mild to moderate learning disabilities including autism, hyper active disorders, and emotional disturbances. I've worked with K-12 students and have experience using formal standardized assessments in qualifying and eligibility of special services. lastly; I can design curriculums, measure progress and advocate for change of placement where needed.

sanjose state univ.
art studio
Cal State Monterey Bay
Graduate Coursework

Education

sanjose state univ. (art studio)

Cal State Monterey Bay (Graduate Coursework)

Bernard was a great help!

My son needed help understanding some essay requirements for AP Art History, and Bernard was patient, knowledgable and most of all very helpful to us when we needed it. I highly recommend him for his expertise and insights!

— John, Carmel, CA on 11/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Bernard will travel within 30 miles of Pacific Grove, CA 93950.