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Gregory L.

Stamford, CT

$80/hour

Efficient Social Studies Tutor Specializing in SAT and Writing Skills

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 48 ratings
Knowledgable and patient tutor
— L, Port Chester, NY on 11/3/16

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Manhattanville College purchase NY
History and Education
Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
Master's

Education

Manhattanville College purchase NY (History and Education)

Fairfield University Fairfield, CT (Master's)

About Gregory

I am a certified history teacher in the States of Connecticut and New York. I work as a paraprofessional in Fairfield County, CT, helping to education students with diverse needs. I got into tutoring to expand my knowledge and skills working one on with students. If you are looking for your child to get an extra boost in their subject in school, I am happy to help out. (Please be advised, I require 24 hours notice).

My Education: I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Education and my Certification from Manhattanville College. Currently, I am working on gaining my Masters of Arts in Teaching at Fairfield University. Both schools are highly accredited liberal arts colleges in the Northeast, well known for academic excellence.

My Occupation: As a teacher, I have worked with students of all abilities in a variety of classroom settings. As a paraprofessional, I make sure that the students I teach are meeting their goals on a daily basis. Consistency is key in education, and I make sure that I am following through with their education plans so that they can gain mastery over the knowledge and skills in class. This job affords me the ability to see how different teacher structure their classrooms and how they pay attention to the individual needs of the students in their care.

My Skills as a Tutor: I have had many satisfied and repeat customers. I work with students from middle school to college. Each of my sessions are tailor made to each individual student's learning styles and preferences. My greatest strength is helping students better understanding classroom content. I have received excellent feedback from the parents of my students, who have thanked me for helping their children with the content. My specialty subject is History, particularly AP History courses. I worked with a young man who wanted to pass the Ap World History exam. Over the next several months, I created a study plan by which, he could ask me questions on the content he found difficult, I would explain them, using worksheets or videos to illustrate them further, and we would end with a multiple choice short quiz to ensure mastery. When he received his scores for the exam, he got a 5.

I would love to help your son or daughter not only succeed in their class but prepare them for a greater future. I truly believe that education will change the world.
I am a certified history teacher in the States of Connecticut and New York. I work as a paraprofessional in Fairfield County, CT, helping to education students with diverse needs. I got into tutoring to expand my knowledge and skills working one on with students. If you are looking for your child to get an extra boost in their subject in school, I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Stamford, CT 06902

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- L, Port Chester, NY on 11/3/16

"Great at getting information"

- Karen, Glenwood Landing, NY on 5/11/17

"Good Tutor"

- Jeff, Dobbs Ferry, NY on 12/4/16

"Great Help With Understanding Novels"

- Justin, Harrington Park, NJ on 4/19/16

"Knowledgeable and experienced tutor on World History"

- Ning-yang, Stamford, CT on 2/10/16

"Great tutor!"

- Lisa, Stamford, CT on 6/27/14
Math:
Common Core
Science:
Elementary Science, Praxis
English:
English,
Literature,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core,
Praxis,
SAT Reading
Language:
Reading,
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Common Core,
Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Common Core,
Elementary Science, Handwriting,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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.

ADHD

I have worked with students who have ADHD in a variety of classrooms. I have created lesson plans for students that adhere to their IEP goals. I work alongside teachers and administrators to ensure that they are understanding the content of the classroom. I am a certified history teacher in the States of Connecticut and New York. I work as a paraprofessional in Fairfield County, CT.

American History

I received my BA in History at Manhattanville College in 2011. In the years since graduating, I continue to study and improve my knowledge of history.

Art History

When I graduated from college, I received a minor in art history. I have a particular love of this subject and I was fortunate enough to have a great aptitude for the subject. For three years, I spent my spring break trips in Italy, Venice, Rome and Tuscany respectively. The area of art history that I am very proficient in is the art of the Early and High Renaissance. I believe that while a student can learn about art from a textbook or the internet, they must attend a museum to see the real impact of art to have a full and meaningful experience.

Chess

I help run and organize my school's afterschool chess club. I teach and instruct students in the game of chess, where I give them the basics for understanding the game and some of the tricks that I have learned over the years.

Classics

My interest in the Greek and Roman Classics goes all the way back to 6th Grade History when I first studied Ancient Greece. Since then, I have read widely in Greek philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and Roman History (Livy, Tacitus). One of my great joys in teaching the classics has been introducing children to the epic poetry of Homer and Virgil. I have recently started teaching this subject in school.

Common Core

As a social studies teacher, Common Core has become a regular part of the classroom experience. I use the standards for English-Language Arts and Social Studies on a daily basis to educate my students on the standards expected of them by the State. AI strive to ensure that my lessons are aligned to meet the demands and expectations of the Common Core Learning Standards. In addition, I also have experience in helping students prepare for the ELA Common Core State Assessment as well as the History Regents--both global and U.S.

English

I'm currently working on gaining a BA in English in the NY and CT areas. I have worked in several school districts as an English substitute. I am a very well read individual and I keep on top of what is currently being taught in districts around the area where I live. I particularly enjoy connecting what a student is reading in class with situations in their own life and things taking place in the world around them to help them have a better understanding of the novel.

European History

I have taken more classes on this period of Continental history than any other. When I graduated from Manhattanville in 2011, I received the Gerard Thormann Award for Excellence in European History for my successful study of European history and my dissertation on the Henrican Reformation of England.

Geography

I have a great understanding of geography reaching all the way back to my years in middle school. Geography is fundamental to the understanding of History and Social Studies in school. But It also important in other aspects of life as well, such as business and science. I would like to make sure that my student better understand how we have made an impact on our world.

Government & Politics

My Social Studies degree required me to take several courses on Political Science in order to be more well rounded as a teacher. I have a very good understanding of how our government works and I am widely read in political philosophy.

Handwriting

I have taught in the public school system for several years now and one thing I have noticed is how inconsistent student's handwriting is. In order for them to improve it, I started consistent lessons in proper handwriting using white boards and erasers and notebooks to show the progress that they made over a given stretch of time. This has been very effective in improving the quality of their homework and writing assignments.

Literature

I have a great love of literature and reading. The more I read, the more I know and wish to share with others. I want the people that I tutor to come away from my sessions with a greater love and appreciation of learning.

Political Science

Having taking several courses in college in political science and reading widely in classical and modern political tracts, I have strived to provide students with a multi-faceted approach to the study of politics. I try to have my students read from both sides of a political argument so that they may have a wider understanding. In class, my students do roundtable discussions about current issues and often times have my students defend views that they would tend to disagree with. It allows for them to see that both sides of an issue make very valid points.

Praxis

Having taken the Praxis exams in the past, it has put me in a good position in order to teach students about the tips and tricks that I used in order to pass the test. I have worked with students individually and also in small groups to help them prepare for the Praxis exam. I find that the more students involved, the collaboration makes for a more cohesive way of studying.

Reading

I am a highly proficient reader and enjoy sharing my passion with students and other teachers.

I believe that all children want to read. I give them the tools that great readers use when going through a book, whether it is fiction or nonfiction. I have helped a wide range of readers, from college level to special needs.

Religion

Since taking a course in college, I have begun to study the religions of the World. I have particular interest in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions of the West, and I am studying the Eastern religions of India and China in more depth. I feel that when one is studying history, one needs to have a better understanding of the world's religions. It would be my pleasure to introduce to your children the fascinating world of religion.

Social Studies

I am a certified NY and CT social studies teacher. I received my Bachelor's in Social Studies Education in 2011 from Manhattanville College.

Theater

I have performed on the stage on several occasions and have volunteered my time working backstage at my school's musical productions during our spring musical. I am well versed in the history of American musical theater and have taken several courses on the subject in school.

World History

I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and I am well versed in the subject of World History. My particular area of concentration is European and Western History.

Writing

Writing is one of my strongest subjects in school and in college.

The key to great writing is planning. I can assist you in created a very structured way to organize your ideas into paper and give you tools to revise your work to make it a strong and accessible piece to read.

In my free time, I spend it writing book reviews and composing my own novels.

Whether you need help in writing a book report, historical research paper, or college essay, I can make your writing stand out.

Manhattanville College purchase NY
History and Education
Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
Master's

Education

Manhattanville College purchase NY (History and Education)

Fairfield University Fairfield, CT (Master's)

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Gregory and I worked on filling out a study guide for my college level history midterm. He put everything into perspective, by explaining everything so simply! Gregory put me at ease and made sure that I was feeling confident before my test. I highly recommend him as a tutor!

— L, Port Chester, NY on 11/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gregory will travel within 20 miles of Stamford, CT 06902.