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Obie B.

Fort Collins, CO

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Background check passed as of 10/20/12
4.9 average from 69 ratings
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— Lynn, Fort Collins, CO on 2/2/16

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The U of Texas at Austin
Microbiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Master's
Sierra Nevada College-Teacher Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

The U of Texas at Austin (Microbiology)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Master's)

Sierra Nevada College-Teacher Education (Graduate Coursework)

About Obie

I have had several "careers" in my life, but my favorite one was teaching 4th graders for four years in Las Vegas. Most of my students were ESL students. I also did substitute work for a year and was an AVID tutor in Las Vegas high schools working with juniors and seniors on college prep work. I enjoy working with young people who are really interested in learning and are open to new ideas and methods to expand their knowledge and skills.

For the past two years, I have been teaching in a local School District. I taught math in middle school to "newcomer" students who are new to the U.S. from different countries and have limited English skills and proficiency, as well as different academic backgrounds. I teach them math as well as English vocabulary and language.

Besides having 30 graduate credits in education from Sierra Nevada College, I also have a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Most of my life, I have worked in science and medicine, and I have publications in those areas. I have even worked in a pharmaceutical company.

I had many wonderful mentors/teachers in my younger days as I started my career, and later, I enjoyed teaching visiting scientists and new workers to our research labs. When I finally retired from my science work, I decided I wanted to work as a teacher with kids and young adults, especially those who were motivated to learn but struggled with some subjects and concepts. I love to see kids "get it" when I have done a good job guiding and teaching a difficult point.

Because of all of my experience with adults and children, and my own academic background, I think I can be helpful with many subjects and age groups.
I have had several "careers" in my life, but my favorite one was teaching 4th graders for four years in Las Vegas. Most of my students were ESL students. I also did substitute work for a year and was an AVID tutor in Las Vegas high schools working with juniors and seniors on college prep work. I enjoy working with young people who are really Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80525
Background Check: Passed

"Off to a good start"

- Lynn, Fort Collins, CO on 2/2/16

"Learning is Fun"

- Linda, Fort Collins, CO on 11/17/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Probability
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Nursing, Zoology
Music:
Music Theory
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taken over 30 hours of graduate elementary education courses and have taught in the Clark County School District for 4 years as a full-time general education teacher at the 4th grade level. I also was a substitute teacher for 1 year teaching all elementary grade levels.

Spanish

I grew up speaking Spanish and studied it academically in high school. I also studied Latin and French, which are related to Spanish. I have traveled in Spain and Mexico and was able to use my Spanish extensively. As a teacher for the past 4 years, I have frequently conversed with many of my students' parents who spoke only Spanish. I would love to help your student.

Writing

As a 4th grade teacher for 4 years, I have taught students the fundamentals of grammar and writing. This has included skills and practice in voice, organization, ideas, and conventions; which are all essential to good writing (and also public speaking). These skills apply to any grade level.

The U of Texas at Austin
Microbiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Master's
Sierra Nevada College-Teacher Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

The U of Texas at Austin (Microbiology)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Master's)

Sierra Nevada College-Teacher Education (Graduate Coursework)

Off to a good start

My son seemed happy working with Obie on his handwriting. Obie had a good repport with him and I'm hoping with a few lessons, and good practice, they'll be much improvement.

— Lynn, Fort Collins, CO on 2/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Obie will travel within 10 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80525.