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University of New Haven
English and American literature
Southern Connecticut State Universtity
Master's
Columbia University, New York
PhD

Education

University of New Haven (English and American literature)

Southern Connecticut State Universtity (Master's)

Columbia University, New York (PhD)

About Robert

I am a social person with all people. I believe that any student learns best when the teacher knows some of their personality traits, academic challenges, and learning strengths. I have utilized " differentiated instruction " because each child is different with unique learning strengths. In my classroom, mastery learning is the rule. I adjust my instruction with patience and innovative while asking a student for approval before embarkation on a new teaching/ learning strategy. I always ask students to paraphrase what I have taught them. In this way, both of us are on the same page. This enables my students to be comfortable and more confident as well as resolute to achieve success. I have more than 25 years of experience as a Library Media Specialist teaching research, study skills, grammar, reading, and use of technology from elite Connecticut schools that are among the very best in our nation. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are an integral part of my instruction in the research process, especially in the reading of informational text and to teach students how to paraphrase what they have read. I ask the students to verbalize to me succinctly what they have read and to write a draft. Brainstorming with visual organizers is part of my instruction. I have taught extensively the search process for information from task initiation, information seeking strategies, selection of resources or media, use of information, and evaluation application of information. I prefer to use the Whiteboard. My instruction, most importantly, has been the use of Google Docs and Google Drive to send instructions, websites, documents so that the student is able to communicate with me. He/She sends me clarifications about to read and understand the documents, websites, and construct a word processed document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel document. I like to teach students to use Evernote so that they can save their notes and send them to me. Currently, I am learning about 3D printing and coding. I already know about Makerspace and its potential including the use of mobile devices especially Smartphones so that students and teachers may communicate about the use of media resources and specific content for a discipline or course. This is time efficient so that students learn in depth and are more efficient about a topic such as solar energy, climate change, robotics, and other books to read about the topic.

I teach sentence construction, appropriate use of vocabulary in context, and how to develop a coherent research paper. I also teach study skills and how to organize homework. I teach reading to elementary school students phonics and reading comprehension through story maps, K - W - L Chart, and other means.

I am also a Special Education teacher who has taught children with autism as well as children with special needs. I have used the Edmark Reading Program Levels One and Two for children with autism. I use the Picture Exchange Communication System to communicate what to do and how to do it. I use story maps, graphic organizers with photos to teach children with learning disabilities such as dylexsia. My instruction also includes phonemic awareness, phonics, word recognition, vocabulary, setting, plot development, main and minor characters, conflict resolution, and the theme.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in English, a minor in History, and three Library Science degrees. I have a degree in Special Education.

Creative writing, persuasive writing, argumentative essays and paraphrasing text are my areas of expertise.
I am a social person with all people. I believe that any student learns best when the teacher knows some of their personality traits, academic challenges, and learning strengths. I have utilized " differentiated instruction " because each child is different with unique learning strengths. In my classroom, mastery learning is the rule. I adjust my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

I will charge $ 40.00 a lesson for three consecutive weeks For 9 weeks, I will charge $ 30.00 a lesson. Each lesson is for 70 minutes.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Guilford, CT 06437
In-person lessons
Science:
Philosophy
English:
English,
Grammar, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Career Development
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have taught children, adolescents, and high school on the ASD spectrum as part of my Student Teaching. I already was a veteran teacher with 25 years experience as a Library Media Specialist. I am a certified Special Education teacher in Connecticut and Georgia.

English

I have a degree in English and American literature as an undergraduate students. I also had taken a graduate course entitled " Applied Linguistics "at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven

Special Needs

I have taught children with special needs since 1977 when I was trained at J. M. Wright Technical School in Stamford, CT that is part of the Connecticut Technical School System. I taught information literacy skills in my Library Media classes as well as in a co - teaching capacity in all content areas and grades. I have continued to teach children with learning disabilities, emotional challenges and social challenges from grades K-5 at the elementary, middle, and high school level. I have taught tennis to children with special needs for more than 30 years in small groups.

Tennis

I have taught tennis to children, adolescents, and high school students for more than 40 years. I am internationally certified in the 10 and under program by the USTA and PTR. My expertise is the volley & serve. I teach by show & explain with student practice using cones, lines, targets, & zones. My teaching approach that I tell myself is to keep instruction KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid).

University of New Haven
English and American literature
Southern Connecticut State Universtity
Master's
Columbia University, New York
PhD

Education

University of New Haven (English and American literature)

Southern Connecticut State Universtity (Master's)

Columbia University, New York (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

I will charge $ 40.00 a lesson for three consecutive weeks For 9 weeks, I will charge $ 30.00 a lesson. Each lesson is for 70 minutes.

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 30 miles of Guilford, CT 06437.