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Tim A.

Alpharetta, GA

$40/hour

Professional Tutor Specializing in Reading, Writing, Math and ESL

$40/Hour


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Oakland University
Elementary Education
Oakland University
MEd

Education

Oakland University (Elementary Education)

Oakland University (MEd)

About Tim

I've been working with children since 1989, and have significant experience as a classroom teacher, full time tutor, and child care professional. I completed my B.S. in Elementary Education and followed that by attaining a M. Ed. in Reading and Language Arts. I earned both degrees from Oakland University in southeastern Michigan. I hold current (State of Georgia) teaching credentials with special emphasis in the areas of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School Education. While my University concentrations were in Elementary Education, Social Studies, Reading and Language Arts, much of my practical, classroom experience is in Mathematics. My years as a professional tutor have been characterized by significant work with students (ranging from Pre-K to High School) in Reading, Math, Writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL). I also have extensive experience working with Special Needs students (primarily dyslexia and dyscalculia). I help students sharpen their Test Taking Skills prior to taking Standardized tests such as the Georgia Milestones, ITBS, etc. While most lessons are taught on an individual basis, small group (reading) instruction is available. Under special circumstances, I also work with adult students, typically for English Language instruction, Literature study, and transition or reentry into the work force.

I maintain a professional office in Alpharetta and tutoring sessions are held there. We hold sessions (typically one hour long) and availability is generally on afternoons, evenings and weekends. Special arrangements are available for families of Home School students, students in transition, or adult students. The office is conveniently located near GA 400 and Hwy. 9 (near the new Avalon shopping center). While most families choose one hour sessions, I do offer longer session times to suit your family's needs.

Math Instruction: I followed my University education, with years of experience as a Mathematics teacher (both upper and lower Elementary) in the Fulton County School District. As a professional tutor, I have helped students (Kindergarten through Middle School) to gain a better understanding of math concepts and application. With the recent emphasis (Core Curriculum, Milestones) placed upon Writing in Math, I have been able to help students learn how to more clearly explain their mathematical reasoning.

Reading Instruction: As a certified Reading Specialist, I help students address a wide variety of reading challenges. I provide an initial Reading Assessment and use the data gained from this (in conjunction with other scores provided by the parent, such as classroom grades, test grades and Standardized test scores) to create an individualized plan for each student. While the overall goal for most students is to improve Reading Comprehension, I understand that comprehension is comprised of various parts, and that each part of the reading process (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, etc.) must be specifically addressed in order for the student to become a skilled reader.
I've been working with children since 1989, and have significant experience as a classroom teacher, full time tutor, and child care professional. I completed my B.S. in Elementary Education and followed that by attaining a M. Ed. in Reading and Language Arts. I earned both degrees from Oakland University in southeastern Michigan. I hold current Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30009
Background Check: Passed
English:
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education from Oakland University (a fully accredited university in southeastern Michigan) by graduating summa cum laude in 2005. I followed this by earning a Master's Degree (specializing in Reading and Language Arts) from the same university. This qualifies me to be a Reading Specialist for students from beginning reading/Pre-K through High School. I worked as an elementary school teacher (2006-2010) in both fifth and second grade, in Fulton County, Georgia. I moved on to create my own small tutoring business, which has been in operation from 2011 until now. I hold a current State of Georgia Educator Certificate (cert. # 731435) which qualifies me to teach all subjects (Pre-K through 5) and Middle Grades (4-8) with special emphasis on Reading, Language Arts and Social Sciences.

Elementary Math

I hold a B.S. in Elementary Education and have taught Mathematics as both a public school teacher (2nd and 5th grade) and private tutor for many years. I can help students address all Math challenges at the elementary level, whether they are struggling with the core curriculum, more traditional work, or have some other needs. If your child seems to know the material, but has trouble demonstrating such knowledge on tests (assessments) I can help with that too. I will show your child how to properly prepare for tests and to address issues that arise during test taking. I can also assist with other challenges including how to more precisely think, discuss, read and write about Math. Regardless of your child's current level of expertise in Math, I can help him or her to gain a more solid understanding of the concepts involved, and to become a more confident Math student.

Reading

In addition to holding a Master's Degree in Reading and Language Arts, I have taught reading to students of all ages (Pre-K through adult). I can help your child to become a more successful reader in many areas, ranging from a formalized reading disability (dyslexia) to correcting minor reading challenges, or even improving overall reading comprehension. I have significant experience as both an Elementary School teacher and private tutor. I currently work with students from the beginning (Early Literacy) through advanced (High School/college prep.) stages of reading. Regardless of your child's reading challenges or mastery, I can help.

Oakland University
Elementary Education
Oakland University
MEd

Education

Oakland University (Elementary Education)

Oakland University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tim will travel within 20 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30009.