BS University of South Florida (Biomedical Science)
IADT- Digital Photography (Other)
(FLORIDA INT'L UNIVERSITY), Miami, FL (Enrolled)
If this century offered a job title of "Scholar," and you could make a living at it? That's precisely what I'd be. Since that distinction is left to Antiquity, I've gone to the next best title, Teacher.
As a life-long lover of learning, my tutoring days began in high school. Tutoring my fellow basketball teammates, for the FCAT. I graduated from High School and Community College at the same time; dual enrollment is a beautiful oppurtunity given to students. This allowed me to graduate with my BS in Biomedical Science, at 20. Then I pursured another BS, this time in Digital Photography. I worked and taught, for 7 years in the Photography industry. Flash forward to today: I'm once again enrolled in school; pursuant of Early childhood Education MS, to ultimately pursue an EdD in the School Psychologist program at FIU.
Enough of the boring stuff: I'm avaliable 5 days a week at various morning hours but always 2pm to 8pm. I do have a 24 hr cancellation policy; not just for my time but for a students accountability, as well. My subjects are Reading, spelling, vocabulary, writing, English, History, & FCAT prep for all grades. Photography: (all subjects of except film development and print) high school, college and adult. Homeschool for all grades. I hand out homework after each session, no more than an additional hour to schoolwork. Myself and my students, all ages including adults, read, review and sign a commitment contract at the beginning of our first session. In summary, it states, I work as hard as you do but will not do the work for you. I also have one for the parents to sign: Commiting to be involved in their child's tuturing process and having open communication with me. I charge $50 an hour for sessions I travel to and $40 for online. I do have packages avaliable for multiple sessions and discount my rate for such bookings. If I feel at anytime the student would benefit more from a different tutoring style or that the student isn't committed/doing the work, I inform the parent as soon as possible. While I stand behind my methods, every child does not learn the exact same way; the ultimate goal is for every student to learn, grow and prosper.
A complete love of words and language. A firm believer in dictionaries and a thesaurus. For my vocabulary students I require both in paperback or an app (if avaliable). With 10 years of vocabulary tutoring experience, I have a plethora of former students that will vouch for my methods of teaching. All grades including adults.
I have 8 years experience in working with elementary school students. Grades 1-3 is such an exciting age group. With brains like a sponge, teaching them is pure joy. Watching the lightbulb go off in a subject they've been struggling with or getting a phone call that a 3rd grader has finally gotten the A, they've been working so hard for, is exactly why I teach. Grades 4-5 is all about perfecting and preparing for middle school; Honing in on their struggles, fixing them and highlighting their triumphs. This age group is exciting to watch grow into mini adults, prep them for their next phase of learning and growth.
I am a firm believer in phonics and do not teach sight reading. 10 plus years of tutoring all ages, 5-99, in reading and phonics is the only way I will teach reading. This method grants students a way of sounding words out, understanding language, and gifts them a way to read, anything, for life.
I have a BS in Digital Photography and 7 years of teaching, training and as a photographer myself. I ran a district of Portrait Studios, 18 of them, as well as being the 50/50 trainer for that district. The latter required me to train 350+ new hires per season, for 7 years. During this time I taught, Portrait Photography, Photography I (learning your camera Canon 30D or higher), & Photojournalism at my alma mater, for 6 years.
To my future students: I cannot wait to meet you! I'm excited for us to get to work and see how much you will accomplish. Send me a message so we can get started! If this century offered a job title of "Scholar," and you could make a living at it? That's precisely what I'd be. Since that distinction is left to Antiquity, I've gone to the next best title, Teacher.
As a life-long lover of learning, my tutoring days began in high school. Tutoring my fellow basketball teammates, for the FCAT. I
I've tutored 5 students for the ACT. My strong suit being Reading Comp. I recommend at least once per week sessions, one on one. After each session I give coursework that must be completed by the next week. English, Reading Comprehension and Science are the portions of the Test I have experience in tutoring.
For 5 years I've tutored 11 students that were homeschooled, for various reasons. 80% of which met the Florida Law requirements via atriumschool.org. The other 20% met their requirements by the parents staying in contact with the Superintendent of their area. I tutored in subjects from Reading to Bible Studies to ACT/SAT prep to College Prep- Scholarship applications. Tutoring during school hours and after. History students went to a few museums with me (of age appropriate and with parent permission). My college prep students and I visited local college campuses they were interested in. Using "games" outside or on a playground, my grades 1-5, were taught grammar and/or math. Homeschool tutoring is exciting, what with the endless possibilities of material, tailoring the lessons to the student makes learning personal and fun.
I have a degree in Digital Photography from IADT Tampa, class of 2008. While earning this degree I began work at Portrait Studio franchise. I worked there for 7 years, ultimately becoming the assistant DM and 50/50 trainer, for 18 portraits Studios, including my own. During my tenure I trained over 400+ new hires per Season (Oct-Dec) in photography, posing and sales. After 6 years, 3,000 employees went through my classes. I taught at my Alma Mater for over 5 years, as well. Teaching Photo 1: how to use your DSLR Canon 30D plus, Photojournalism 1, among others. Only requiring experience in that field and approval from the Department Head, to teach classes, my Alma Mater gave me an oppurtunity to merge two passions: teaching and photography.