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Gerald C.

Deland, FL

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— Tina, New Smyrna Beach, FL on 11/13/16

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St. Leo University
BA History and Education
American InterContinental University
MEd

Education

St. Leo University (BA History and Education)

American InterContinental University (MEd)

About Gerald

I am currently retired from the US Army as an LTC and from Walt Disney World. I graduated from St. Leo University with a BA Degree in history and education. I received my Masters Degree from American Intercontinental University in educational technology (i.e. On-Line Learning)

During my career with the US Army, I traveled extensively in the Far East, Europe and South America, and most of my duties centered around training and education. Likewise, while working with Walt Disney World for 20 years, this work also centered around training.

Currently, I reside in DeLand, Florida. I Pleased to have a daughter, two grandchildren and one great-grandson and great-granddaughter. In my spare time, I read historical novels centered around the Civil War and WWII, travel to historical sites here in the United States and enjoy building model aircraft and my N gauge model railroad. Above anything, my family is paramount in my life.
Now that I am retired, I feel it is time to give back to this new generation in the form of tutoring, especially in the field of math, a subject which is often despised, given the current climate in the classroom today. Most, of our teachers, are not allowed to teach and assist students who are struggling; they are obliged to stay on a track designated by the local school board. As a tutor, I can assist the student to regain his/her confidence within themselves to again understand the subject and move forward to improve their standing in the classroom and their grades. My other subject dear to my heart is History. This subject as well is not favorably received in the classroom. Therefore, I can change one's attitude toward history, in part due to my vast travels in the military, which allows me to relate to what is being taught and to pass on first-hand knowledge, which many teachers only dream about. I like to make history fun, not just memorizing dates and places but the cause and effect; I teach how events impact the future. One must remember when studying and understanding history, it always repeats itself, we must gain meaning out of those events in the past in order to understand the future. My best example is the 9/11 event in New York. A similar event took place over a half of century ago in a place called Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. If only if we had remembered our shortcomings at that time, and applied them today, we might have prevented this event (9/11) from happening.

Currently, I've tutored in the Advanced Learners and the SES program in which I tutoring grade school students in reading and math. Also, I've tutored students in college Intermediate Algebra, high school Algebra 1 and Geometry. I feel that I am very much qualified to teach all levels of math and history from k-k12 and college.
Outside the normal school subjects, Ive tutored individuals in ASVAB Test, those trying to gain entrance into today's military.
So, if you are up to the challenge of working hard and want to understand and grow through math, history or the ASVAB Test contact me.
I am currently retired from the US Army as an LTC and from Walt Disney World. I graduated from St. Leo University with a BA Degree in history and education. I received my Masters Degree from American Intercontinental University in educational technology (i.e. On-Line Learning)

During my career with the US Army, I traveled extensively
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Deland, FL 32724
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Prepared and knowledgeable"

- Tina, New Smyrna Beach, FL on 11/13/16

"Very knowledgeable, through & patient"

- Christina, Orange City, FL on 11/2/16

"Super prepared"

- Trevor, Deland, FL on 12/16/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra
English:
Proofreading, Reading
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
GED
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Classics, European History,
Geography, Political Science, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra I is so vital to a student's success in completing and understanding higher levels of math, I teach this subject concentrating on math basics, which should have been acquired in grades K-8. Thus working on the student's shortcomings and highlighting his strengths I try to teach math so the student feels he is in control and that success is the optimum goal. I also teach a lot of the shortcuts which are not taught in the classroom; thus, making it much more simple for the student to comprehend.

ASVAB

This is a test for entering the military. I am veteran of 30 years in the military, I entered right out of high school, and at that time was required to take a similar test, which I passed. I started my military career as a Private, went to Officer Training School and received my commission. I also taught two years at FIT University as Assistant Professor of Military Science, while there I taught military subjects and evaluated ROTC cadets for military service as prospective officers. Therefore I feel adequately qualified for this subject.

European History

I have extensive study in Both World and European History. Due to my military travels I've experienced and lived in many of the places related to the subject matter taught in the text books related to European History. Therefore this makes me some what qualified to relate to my students the important aspects related to history in the European theater.

Geometry

I currently tutor Geometry, Algebra One and Two. I hold a BA and Masters degrees in Education and have been teaching and tutoring for numerous years. I currently retired and live in DeLand,
Florida.

Microsoft Excel

Based on my experience in the military, my background in educational technology and having tutored this subject to individuals in their homes with a one-on-one approach to teaching; I feel fully qualified in teaching this subject.

Microsoft Outlook

I am a retired LTC US Army with 30 years experience in Operations and Training, in the execution of my duties I had to communicate through Word/outlook for normal day to day communications. I was also responsible for the update and publication of training documents and I use World extensibility. I am also retired from World Disney World of 20 years in which I performed the duties of Coordinator of training. In this role I used World also to write training schedules, Standing Operational documents and communicate with both management and trainers through the use of Outlook.

Prealgebra

I have a BA and Master in Education. I've tutored both general math, PreAlgebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 along with Geometry. I will bring my coupled experience in math tutoring to the table, in order to raise a students grade along with a great learning experience.

Social Studies

I currently have a BA in History, which includes studies in World History, American History, Chinese History, Russian History, World History and European History, couple this with my travels in the military which include the Far East, Pacific Rim, Europe, and South America. Take all of these into account it makes me uniquely qualified to teach all forms of Social Studies.

St. Leo University
BA History and Education
American InterContinental University
MEd

Education

St. Leo University (BA History and Education)

American InterContinental University (MEd)

Prepared and knowledgeable

Mr. C came prepared to review and address the very specific lesson plan being reviewed at school which helped give our daughter the extra confidence she needs.

— Tina, New Smyrna Beach, FL on 11/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gerald will travel within 30 miles of Deland, FL 32724.