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Garrett W.

Petaluma, CA

$20/hour

Eagle Scout English and Spanish teacher

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A.A. Santa Rosa JC and working on B.A and Special Ed credentials at Sonoma State University
English

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A.A. Santa Rosa JC and working on B.A and Special Ed credentials at Sonoma State University (English)

About Garrett

"The only stupid question is one unasked."
-Me

I'm a 23-year-old student at Sonoma State with two Associate degrees in English and Spanish from the Santa Rosa Junior College. Currently I am in the process of completing my Bachelors with a Major in English and a Minor in Spanish and getting my special education credentials to go back and teach at the school for autistics that I went to that helped me become who I am today. I'm also a blogger at an autistic blog.

I enjoy helping others with my skills, whether volunteering in Mexico building houses, rebuilding in New Orleans or helping a student understand schoolwork. While I am qualified to do Math, my great passion is the word and language, and that passion and my knowledge of its ins and outs, both with Spanish and English, will prove useful when helping students. My focus when helping students is to meet their specific needs in ways that the public school system renders teachers unable to, working with them to assist them where they are at to reach their potential. I believe that most students want to learn, but that the system as it is doesn't allow teachers to address each student's particular needs, something I encountered personally when I was in the public school system where I was unchallenged and pretty much written off. As such I never consider students to be hopeless or a lost cause because I feel that everyone wants to better themselves, but may just need help to find the right way to do it.

As my goal is to go back to teaching at my old school, I'd be glad to work with any autistic students who are needing help in my fields. From going to a school that was built around autistics, I'm familiar with the various quirks and difficulties that we may have that other tutors and teachers may not be very understanding about, and am happy to listen to the parent and the student to figure out what works best for the individual. I know that each of us is different, not less, and all deserving of getting their needs addressed no matter our difficulties.
My hours are quite flexible as I'm only taking a single class this semester, and I'm eager to help students where I am able. I'm located in Petaluma but am able to travel, though if going far distances I do request an additional $5 to assist with travel costs.
"The only stupid question is one unasked."
-Me

I'm a 23-year-old student at Sonoma State with two Associate degrees in English and Spanish from the Santa Rosa Junior College. Currently I am in the process of completing my Bachelors with a Major in English and a Minor in Spanish and getting my special education credentials to go
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I'm located in Petaluma but would be willing to travel farther, but would require an additional $5 for gas For groups I can do $15 per person

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Petaluma, CA 94954
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I completed English 1A at SRJC last year with a B, which is transfer-level English, and I am planning on being an English/Teaching Major at Sonoma State University.

Grammar

Tying in with my vocabulary, my passion for our language and all of its insanity and irregularities has made it so I'm quite skilled in its standard grammar and how it works...and the many times it doesn't work. I'm finally getting my AA for Transfer (guarantees transfer to any CSU) in English after many years, and I'm planning on teaching English, and I'll be glad to provide my skills to build students up in deciphering all of its craziness (nothing compared to other languages, but that's beside the point).

Proofreading

Through both my school career and my own passion for English I have developed an eye for any errors within our ridiculous language. I firmly believe in not only correcting the errors, but also explaining so it makes sense to the student.

Reading

I have been reading since I was 4, and have since far excelled the usual reading level system. By 6th grade (I think, maybe earlier)I was reading at 12th grade reading level, and have only grown from then. I'm quite skilled with the various intricacies and eccentricities of language, and I'd always be glad to share my knowledge of those with students.

Spanish

I have an AA in Spanish from the JC and am planning on minoring in it at Sonoma State to teach it at my old school. I have experience with all the weirdness of Spanish grammar from those classes and also have gone down to Mexico to build houses eight times during Spring break.

Vocabulary

While I was in High School, I ended up on my own track when it came to vocabulary. They had sheets of different facets that I completed quite quickly, to the point where I had completed all the books of these sheets that they had. I'm at age 20 now, and I've continuously read more and more, and thus have my vocabulary far beyond most people of my age. As someone who considers themselves a logophile (lover of words), I have also taught myself lots of the "behind the scenes" parts of language, like the different roots from Greek, Latin, German, and others that permeate the English language. Unlike others who have such a skill, I wouldn't look down on someone who hasn't spent so much time reading, and I'd be extremely glad to share my knowledge with any student who desires my assistance. I am also planning on being an English special education teacher, so teaching with English stuff now would help me to my goal.

Writing

I am an avid lover of writing, and am in the process of writing a book myself. As a tutor, I wouldn't just focus on the nitty-gritty grammar details, but I'd also help make the sentences flow. As long as a student is willing to learn and ask questions, I shall teach and answer whatever questions they have, so we can make what is written on the paper match the masterpiece in their mind. I'm actually planning on becoming an English special education teacher, and any tutoring in this field would help my career goals as well.

A.A. Santa Rosa JC and working on B.A and Special Ed credentials at Sonoma State University
English

Education

A.A. Santa Rosa JC and working on B.A and Special Ed credentials at Sonoma State University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

I'm located in Petaluma but would be willing to travel farther, but would require an additional $5 for gas For groups I can do $15 per person

Travel policy

Garrett will travel within 20 miles of Petaluma, CA 94954.