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William C.

Putnam, CT

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History, Writing and ESL

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Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
Elem. Education, His
Eastern CT State University
Master's

Education

Friends University, Wichita, Kansas (Elem. Education, His)

Eastern CT State University (Master's)

About William

My passion is history in all forms. If I have a conversation with a person of over 10 minutes I add a bit of history into the conversation. I was told that I made history come alive and even the students who did not like history liked my class. I encourage students to use many sources in their quest to learn history.

In teaching history I had students write most of their answers in essay form. I gave an example of a very plain essay answer and we would turn it into a descriptive essay that could make you cry. In my state the style of essays I would require would match what the state of Connecticut wanted for that grade level. Writing in the content area empowered my students to go up at least 2 points on the next mastery test in writing.

I have always lived where I have known people who were not native speaking of English. I find talking to people like this very interesting. In my teaching career I had students come into my classroom with no English language skills. In most cases they were speaking English in six weeks. I would get materials from the lower grade teachers and use them to teacher these students. I had other students that were eager to help these students and they were used to help theses students. In teaching my adult ESL students I used similar items, but I tailored their program to their current need. It could have been filling out a job application or helping fill out government forms. It was always a priority to be sensitive to the needs of the students. As an American I see \helping other people to become Americans as a wonderful gift.

In the State of Connecticut I am certified to teach K-8 all subjects, Social Studies 7-12, Adult GED, and Adult Education. I taught adult students for the GED program a number of years ago. I set up a local volunteer program that taught English to immigrants . At that time we had an influx of Russian immigrants to this community. There were classes of different levels and we also had a citizenship class. We helped people with their White card, Green card and other immigration needs. I worked six years as a Therapeutic Mentor. In this program I worked with young people who had a variety of social, emotional and learning problems. I have always been told I pick up on a person special needs, and working in this program reinforced my gift.

I have been described as a nurturing affirming teacher who is very sensitive to my students. I bring energy to what ever I do. I am creative and have a strong knowledge of standards. I love to teach! When I teach I feel alive !
My passion is history in all forms. If I have a conversation with a person of over 10 minutes I add a bit of history into the conversation. I was told that I made history come alive and even the students who did not like history liked my class. I encourage students to use many sources in their quest to learn history.

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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Putnam, CT 06260
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach this level in the state of Connecticut. I taught about 24 years grades four and five. I taught four years in grades, 6, 7, 9.

ESL/ESOL

When I taught in the classroom I had a few students who came in the room with not speaking any English. In about six weeks they were speaking English. I ran a local ESL program for adults for about 3 years. This program worked with adult Russians. I have worked with people whose first languages have been Japanese, Ukrainian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Turkish. Most of my students have been at the beginning or moderate range. I work with one person who speaks English very well, but I help him with slang.

Religion

I am an active reader of the Bible. I went to a Christian College, where we were required to take classes in religion. I have on my own read many books about other religions. This is a strong personal interest

Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
Elem. Education, His
Eastern CT State University
Master's

Education

Friends University, Wichita, Kansas (Elem. Education, His)

Eastern CT State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 40 miles of Putnam, CT 06260.