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Lehigh Acres, FL

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Edison State College
Science
Edison state college -BA
Enrolled

Education

Edison State College (Science)

Edison state college -BA (Enrolled)

About Brian

I am currently finishing my bachelors in education and working towards my master’s degree. In the field of middle grades science. I worked as a range warden in Japan in the U.S. Marines protecting the animals on government land from poachers. I spent sixteen years selling exotic pets and pet supplies, from my own store, this is what drives my passion for science and biology.
In my studies in the field of education, I’ve learned many strategies that could have yielded better results for me while growing up. I’ve used these strategies with Avid students and college students that have driven them to succeed. My children are at the top of their classes and thriving as well.
As a child, I had tried my hardest to succeed, but didn't know how to get there. I had the brains and the motivation but just spun my wheels to no avail. Later in life I realized that the nuns teaching methods at my Catholic School were one size fits all. Without the tools and strategies needed for success when young, I would struggle my entire life in learning.
I’ve learned every child has different ways of learning, our job as tutors/teachers to find these learning strengths, and weaknesses and teach students to use them to his or her advantage. Students need to connect to prior experiences and knowledge. Some need to visualize, others need to touch or feel to make connections. With guidance and the necessary tools, all children can and will succeed. I use many strategies based on the child's needs. Each child is unique and must be evaluated for the best plan to succeed the ultimate goal is not to teach lesson specific's, but teach strategy for future success, with or without the tutor in any subject.
Some strategies I like and use often are chunking, read aloud, question aloud, comparison to reality, hands on active participation, graphic organizers' for study. KWL through prediction and problem solving instruction. Most importantly we as teachers must design goals for each individual child to allow for their individual needs.
I am currently finishing my bachelors in education and working towards my master’s degree. In the field of middle grades science. I worked as a range warden in Japan in the U.S. Marines protecting the animals on government land from poachers. I spent sixteen years selling exotic pets and pet supplies, from my own store, this is what drives my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
In-person lessons
Science:
Biology, Physical Science
Art:
Art History
English:
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Hard Of Hearing, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint

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.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have taken all appropriate classes and finished the 15 hours of classroom training required by the state of Florida. I have also personally worked with a number of students during my experiences in Lee-county schools. For the ESE training. Clarity is essential for autistic children you must use their strengths and sequentially instruct, using no sarcasm or idioms. Routine is important with play time offering limited choices for the child to drive the instruction at their own pace.

Study Skills

I have spent 4 years in Edison State College learning study skills in practice and in teaching theory along with teaching other students as a tutor. I have taken special topics, educational assessment, and middle school curriculum and instruction which all emphasize different aspects of teaching different study skills and strategies. Along with many other classes teaching these skills.

Edison State College
Science
Edison state college -BA
Enrolled

Education

Edison State College (Science)

Edison state college -BA (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 25 miles of Lehigh Acres, FL 33974.