Dr. J - Educator and Tutor for over 30 years
Dr. J - Educator and Tutor for over 30 years
My name is Dr. J. I am a retired teacher with 30+ years of teaching experience in the classroom and more through individual tutoring. I worked mainly in alternative programs with students from kindergarten age through high school who had emotional/behavioral issues. Most of them also had learning disabilities. I enjoyed the small class size and the challenge of individualizing instruction for each student. My philosophy is that learning should be fun and engaging and ideally...
My name is Dr. J. I am a retired teacher with 30+ years of teaching experience in the classroom and more through individual tutoring. I worked mainly in alternative programs with students from kindergarten age through high school who had emotional/behavioral issues. Most of them also had learning disabilities. I enjoyed the small class size and the challenge of individualizing instruction for each student. My philosophy is that learning should be fun and engaging and ideally self-driven.
I was NJ certified as an English teacher (7-12) and a special education teacher (teacher of the handicapped) K-12. I have a BA in secondary English education, and an M.Ed. and an Ed.D. in educational leadership. I was Highly Qualified to teach elementary and high school English, math, science and social studies, and I have experience teaching them all.
I have my own transportation, am a non-smoker, an animal lover, and I am highly reliable. I am interested in discussing any proposed tutoring job with the object of ensuring a good fit for all concerned.
Timothy is the BEST!
Timothy has helped my son tremendously improve his grades on tests and quizzes in Geometry, and my husband and I are very thankful. Timothy is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and helps make learning fun and understandable for our son. Timothy is very thorough when teaching lessons and makes certain that his students really grasp the material. If your child needs a tutor Timothy is the man for the job! =)Gina, 20 lessons with TimothyTutor responded:
It has been such a pleasure to work with Taylor, and I really appreciate your support and the wonderful review. Thanks!
Knowledgeable and Kind
Timothy is a great tutor who knows a great deal about children with special needs, especially autism, and how to maximize their potential.Aidan, 6 lessons with Timothy
Timothy is working with me on Algebra 2. He spent time to get to know me. He was funny, patient, and he has a great teaching style. I really connected with him. I did not feel the anxiety that usually accompanies math!Natalie, 1 lesson with Timothy
Good attitude towards educating children!
Helps with confidence, patience, knowledgeable on various topics...tests the ability of the child. Perhaps more math problems to help prepare for GED, helping to solve difficult math problems will enable student to understand & progress to next level. Timothy is able to do this quite well. 2nd Review I am amazed at Dr. J's follow through.He stays on top of the student & keeps the adults informed on every aspect. In fact his assessments are quite accurate & helped me gauge what my next steps would be. He is VERY helpful in this manner.Debbi, 2 lessons with TimothyTutor responded:
Debbi, thank you for your second review noting the follow up I did for your nephew. We were both disappointed in the initial tutoring session when I did not get an accurate read on his academic levels. It turns out that your nephew was not invested in the process and did not enable either of us to accurately assess his skills. I am sorry that this worked as it did, but I believe we agree that your nephew is in control of the process at the moment. I wish you both the best.
Wish I'd known about "Dr. J" sooner!!!
My daughter has a reputation for being very picky with teachers and tutors. There seems to always be some form of complaint. The tutor is either "too young, too intimidating, doesn't break info down enough", or a list of other things. Which is why I was so completely shocked and pleased to walk in the door and hear how much she liked Timothy (Dr. J)!!! She went on to tell me he was "so nice, kinda funny, and not awkward at all". These compliments mean a lot coming from her! She said she felt so at ease with him and that she had no questions at all about the work they went over in the session! Her positive attitude showed clearly that her confidence had gone up, just in the first meeting! I really couldn't have hoped for better. I was at work during the session, but my husband was totally impressed with Dr. J and his teaching style. We are wishing we had known about WyzAnt and Dr. J years ago!!!! We will be calling on him often!Jill, 5 lessons with Timothy