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The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (Political Science)
The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (Master's)
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with and without special needs. I can tutor students in a wide variety of subjects. I have tutored students preparing for the FCAT, SAT math and ACT math. I have experience dealing with behavior issues that often get in the way of learning and academic success. I have worked with individuals with ADHD, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, medical concerns, visual impairments, and hearing impairments. I have assisted students with editing a revising of written essays.
In addition to that, I am certified/endorsed to teach elementary education, ESE, ESOL, Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum, and Reading. I am also clinical education certified which allows me to work with new and future educators.
I have over 1000 in service points from workshops and trainings related to educating students with different needs.
I am very flexible in how I approach each student. I look for the student's learning style and strengths. I try to build around what is going to work for them. Every student learns in a unique way, and I have the skills to bring out the best in each student. When working with a challenging situation I will work outside the box to find a solution.
I have worked in schools, group homes, client homes, and hospital/home-bound settings. I am willing to come to you and work in an environment that is most comfortable to you. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with and without special needs. I can tutor students in a wide variety of subjects. I have tutored students preparing for the FCAT, SAT math and Read more
Christopher is an outstanding tutor. He's like a magician with a bag of tricks up his sleeve. If one approach doesn't work, he reaches in and grabs another. My daughter shared with me after her last session that she learned what she needed in the ONE session (hour and a half) with Chris vs. weeks of struggling even with help from her teacher on the same subject matter in geometry. She is growing more confident with each session, and I look forward to using him through the summer with both of my kids to keep them sharp.
Chris is patient and professional. He helped my son study American History. Knows the material very well. Helped my son understand and remember important events. My son was very happy with the lessons.
My son said he liked working with Christopher and he got a 96% after just 2 sessions with him.
Chris is a very caring tutor. Thanks to him, my daughter seems more confident in herself. I will definitely recommend him.
Chris continues to do a very nice job with my daughter. Her grades have been improving and her willingness to apply her math skills continues to improve. Thanks Chris
He is very professional and enjoys what he does. I have a student with ADHD but he is always able to keep my son engaged, motivated and on task. My life has been a lot easier thanks to Chris, he has really brought up his grades and understanding of all class materials they have worked on together. A+ Tutor!
He is great with my child. He takes the time to know my child's weakness & institute an action plan to work on it. Every visit, he makes a positive difference in my child's education. I highly recommend him. I also look forward to continue working with him. Thanks Mr. Christopher T. From my child and myself.
I hired Chris to help explain Apple products and sort out all the "simpleness" of it all. Hands down the best thing I could have done. Couldn't recommend anyone higher for support, knowledge and expertise in this regard.
It's been great. Chris is very talented and easy to understand. My son is actually enjoying the lessons. I'm very happily surprised.
It has been a true pleasure working with Christopher. He really seems like he wants to get the information, which makes my job that much easier. I look forward to our continued relationship.
Mr. Chris, as my 5 year old calls him, is a great and caring tutor. My husband and I appreciate his advice greatly. I love the fact that he accepts my son as who he is and brings the best of him. We highly recommend him.
Chris has been tutoring our son for about 3 weeks now. He is very patient with our son and is genuinely concerned about how he is doing in class. We are using him 2 x per week and he is always on time and does not mind going over time a little to complete a problem.
Tutoring my daughter for math and reading. Positive first impression for the first session. Fast in communication and msg feedback. This is what I really need when it gets to tutoring. Skills and communication! I highly recommend Chris T.
It is always a pleasure to work with your children. They are very eager to listen, and learn.
I would recommend this tutor to anyone! He's very understanding and explains clearly. It was a pleasure tutoring with Mr. Christopher.
It was a pleasure to work with you as well Ashley. As always if you need help just let me know.
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As a certified ESE teacher, I work with students on a daily basis with ADD/ADHD.
I am able to tutor algebra 1 as it is one of my areas of strength. I have worked with students with a wide range of needs and ability levels, and will be able to help any student make progress through their algebra experience. Algebra can be confusing, but with the right mindset it is no more difficult than 2+2=4.
Once I know what level you are on, and what material needs to be covered we can achieve success.
I have a minor in history, and my biggest area of interest is American History. I can help you with historical facts, as well as how to link cause and effect between events. I still study history, and always look for ways to increase my knowledge.
I can tutor from precolonial times to modern day occurrences.
I have worked with individuals with Aspergers throughout my time as a teacher and advocate.
I am certified/endorsed to teach elementary education, ESE, ESOL, Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum, and Reading. I have worked with children, teens, and adults with autism. I understand that each person is different, but there are strategies that are very effective in working with individuals with autism.
Some of the strategies that are effective are: rigid structure, following a set routine, eliminating sensory distractions, allowing movement as needed, giving extended time to process information, giving extended time to give feedback, accepting feedback in a variety of means, and allowing for sensory or functional breaks. In addition it is a good practice to do an interest inventory to determine what they like and don't like. This allows for more positive and tangible reinforcement. Most importantly it is necessary to get to know the person you are working with. You can overcome many obstacles when you know what is causing them.
I am elementary education certified through the HOUSSE process for highly qualified teachers. In addition I am Elementary Education Certified through the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence. I work with disabled and non disabled students, and have over 9 years' experience working on elementary level materials. I continue to work with students in all subject areas. I am able to utilize many strategies that engage elementary aged students, and help them learn in the manner that is best for them.
I have taught elementary level math for the last ten years. I am aware of strategies and skills that are required to build from basic operations to more complex applied math.
I have passed the certification exam for Elementary Education through the American Board. I have Housse highly qualified status in Elementary education as well.
I have a minor in history and a background in all areas of history. I know many of the early histories of Europe, and will be able to assist with any area that needs more understanding.
I have had training in basic computer operations. I have also taken course work in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I understand the basic working of the computer, and can assist in troubleshooting many problems. I can install and set up most systems.
I am certified to teach math including geometry skills. I have worked with students at various levels of understanding in this area. I will work on skills that students need help in. I will work on remediation of any skills that are preventing success in a particular area.
I have worked with students at many levels of writing ability. I can work from the basics to more complex writing tasks. We can work on sentence development, syntax, semantics, basic grammar conventions, and spacing.
I have helped students develop the ability to follow a writing prompt to complete a written assignment. I have worked with students with brainstorming, drafting, editing, and developing a finished product.
I am reading endorsed, and trained to teach students who are beginning or struggling readers. I have been trained using LETRS strategies. I have been trained in the Reading Mastery Program, Phonics for Reading Program, and the Wilson Reading Program. I have been trained in how to administer various assessments including: the Diagnostic Assessments of Reading (DAR), The San Diego Quick Assessment of Reading, and various other informal assessments associated with each specific program.
I have a bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. I also have a Masters Degree in Public Administration. I understand how ancient governments formed and fell apart, and how modern government has evolved as a result of what happened in the past. I understand the different types of government, and different political philosophies.
I have worked with students at all ability levels. I can show students how to set up problems, and address issues with linear equations, functions, etc. I believe in breaking down the material so that it can be more easily understood.
I work with students at their level of need whether it is basic phonics instruction, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, or a combination of the above. Reading is essential for success in life, and my goal is make sure that all students are prepared for the future.
I am a certified ESE teacher who is highly qualified. I have nine years' experience in the classroom, and fourteen years experience overall working with people with disabilities. I have over 1000 in service points and course work related to my field. I have taught students in center schools, hospital/home-bound students, students in self contained classrooms, and have work as a support facilitator for students who are in general education class that need extra assistance.
I have worked with elementary, middle, high school and even college level writers. I am able to work with them on the proper conventions of writing that make up a good paper. I show them ways to make writing an expression of themselves while at the same time relaying information to the reader that is easily understood.
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