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Chad O.

Rodeo, CA

$90/hour

Double Masters Certified History/English Teacher WRITING

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Salem State University
History
University of New Mexico
Master's
Chestnut Hill College
Master's

Education

Salem State University (History)

University of New Mexico (Master's)

Chestnut Hill College (Master's)

About Chad

I hold two master's degrees, one in Latin American history and one in secondary education, and taught for four years at a Title I urban high school with a diverse student population. I am a recent product of the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows, where I was steeped in the latest educational philosophies and practices.

I am currently taking graduate classes that focus on differentiating instruction for diverse learners, including students with IEPs, as well as honing content through technology.

My training as a tutor began in a university writing center, where I helped students from different disciplines write formal papers. I also have worked as a private tutor and have references upon request.

Part of my love of history comes from my travel in the United States as well as abroad. In order to improve my written and spoken Spanish, I studied in Mexico, taking courses in Spanish and experiencing local culture through professors and friends. There, I met my future wife, who has since moved to the United States and acquired her master's in anthropoIogy at Brandeis University. I have spent three winters in Antarctica and travelled extensively through the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Most recently, my wife and I moved from Philadelphia, where we started a family, in order to work more closely with educational startups.

I ran the Boston Marathon in 2010 and continue to mountain bike and hike when I can, leading an active lifestyle (as time allows). But my calling remains with making a meaningful impact on the students I support.
I hold two master's degrees, one in Latin American history and one in secondary education, and taught for four years at a Title I urban high school with a diverse student population. I am a recent product of the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows, where I was steeped in the latest educational philosophies and practices.

I am currently
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

I offer reduced rates for multiple hour lessons ($50.00 for any hour after the first). For every four regular rate sessions in one week I offer the fifth for $20.00.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rodeo, CA 94572
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology
English:
ACT Reading, English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Anthropology,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Reading, Study Skills

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.

Anthropology

I minored in Anthropology in college and, most recently, took two Anthropology courses at la Universidad de las Americas, in Cholula, Puebla (Mexico). One course focused on the people of ancient Mesoamerica, while the other required the students to interact with modern people in a city, connecting past and present themes. Anthropology is a key topic of discussion in our home, especially because my wife has a Masters in Anthropology (Brandeis Universtiy).

Social Studies

I completed my undergraduate degree in history and received a Master's in Latin American History. I am currently a high school history teacher, certified in history and English, teaching US History, which includes U.S. government.

Study Skills

Besides my own experience of studying for and receiving adequate marks on the GRE, Masters level Latin American History and America West comprehensive exams, and the literature and social studies Praxis exams, I insist on using the Oxford comma -- though, seemingly, ninety-nine percent of U.S. publications do not. Perhaps my adherence to logic binds me to continue to use an essential punctuation mark that largely remains ignored, much like I outrightly refuse to use the ampersand, which seems to have grown more popular since the birth of "texting" on cellular phones. Additionally, I do have extensive tutoring and classroom experience, where I require my students to forge their own connections to class content and key academic skills, instead of consuming time with verbose rationalizations for my paycheck.

Salem State University
History
University of New Mexico
Master's
Chestnut Hill College
Master's

Education

Salem State University (History)

University of New Mexico (Master's)

Chestnut Hill College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

I offer reduced rates for multiple hour lessons ($50.00 for any hour after the first). For every four regular rate sessions in one week I offer the fifth for $20.00.

Travel policy

Chad will travel within 20 miles of Rodeo, CA 94572.