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Boise State University
Economics

Education

Boise State University (Economics)

About Timothy

For 30 years, I have been involved in the field of education as a speaker, teacher, administrator and tutor. Recently, as I have engaged in more tutoring settings and online teaching / tutoring, I have experienced a renewed passion for teaching, learning, and helping students achieve educational success. Thank you for considering me as a tutor for you or your daughter or son.

Teaching:
In 1985, I began my teaching career as I started my own private school. That school continues to operate today and, recently, I returned to serve as its Director of Online Classes. In 1993, I accepted a position with a small, private school as administrator and teacher. Since that time, either with schools, independently, I have continued my teaching career. During this time I have taught Economics at the junior high and high school levels. Other subjects I have taught include: Math (pre-algebra through pre-calculus); Latin; English Grammar; Science (physical, earth, and forensic science classes); History (world history, World War I, World War II, Cold War, United States History); Logic (introductory and intermediate).

Tutoring:
At every stop along my educational career I have engaged in tutoring. Whether providing early morning tutoring sessions prior to the start of the school day, or after-school tutoring time, I have always endeavored to provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding and experience success in their education. My primary goal in tutoring is not to simply arrive at a correct answer, but to draw out of the student their expression of the concept being studied. Generally, I approach any tutoring scenario by following a three-step process: 1) Demonstrating the problem for the student; 2) Having the student work the problem with my guidance; and 3) Observing the student working the problem while explaining their thinking/process to me.

Personal:
I enjoy reading and learning about history, especially 20th-century history. I love movies, being accused of heavily favoring black-and-white movies. (The quality of acting is so much better) I never play as much golf as I would like.

I will consider it an honor to have the opportunity to assist you or your daughter or son in experiencing educational success and, even, embracing a love of learning for a lifetime.
For 30 years, I have been involved in the field of education as a speaker, teacher, administrator and tutor. Recently, as I have engaged in more tutoring settings and online teaching / tutoring, I have experienced a renewed passion for teaching, learning, and helping students achieve educational success. Thank you for considering me as a tutor for Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Boise, ID 83709
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry,
Prealgebra
History:
World History
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Homeschool
Business:
Economics

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

In obtaining my degree in economics it was necessary for me to complete math classes through Calculus, which allowed me to then complete the required Econometrics class.

During my 20+ year teaching career, I have had numerous opportunities to teach each of the typically required math courses (Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, and Geometry).

In teaching/tutoring math, beyond seeing a student "get the right answer," I seek to draw out an explanation of the concepts and processes involved.

Algebra 2

During my high school years, Algebra was one of my favorite subjects. I often found myself helping fellow students understand the concepts.

That love of Algebra served me well as I completed my degree, which included the need to complete higher math classes like Calculus and Econometrics.

I have enjoyed the opportunity to teach both Algebra 1 & 2 during my 20+ years as a teacher. I especially have enjoyed the opportunity to help students come to understand how to solve the problems and apply learned concepts to problems of ever increasing difficulty.

Economics

I became interested in the subject of economics as a high school student. That interest continued through the years, resulting in economics as my chosen college degree. I have had the opportunity to teach economics to students in 6th grade all the way through adults. This experience has enabled me to express economic concepts in a manner that is readily grasped by most students.

Geometry

I am pleased to have had the opportunity to teach and tutor students in all the maths over the past 30 years. Geometry stands as a unique among the usual math subjects. With my experience in teaching Logic, I endeavor to guide the student into a proper line of reasoning to better understand the concepts of Geometry. I have found with patience that most students can gain a greater understanding and appreciation for Geometry.

Homeschool

In 1986 I began assisting homeschooling families through tutoring, curriculum selection, and providing course instruction. Currently, I do online teaching for homeschooling families across the nation. I have 25+ years of classroom instruction experience and have had the opportunity to teach from grade 3 through 12.

Prealgebra

It is not unusual for students to struggle with the early concepts of Algebra. I am here to help. My love for Algebra began in 8th grade when I was moved into the advanced math program. From that time on, I always experienced success in my math classes - and even in high school I was one that other students turned to for help. Since graduating college with a degree in economics (requiring the use of math concepts from algebra through calculus), I have enjoyed opportunities to teach classes and tutor students through this important introduction to Algebra. Together, we can change Algebra into a subject you will enjoy!

World History

For most of my 30 years in teaching I have had the opportunity to teach a history class. I have especially enjoyed teaching WWI, WWII, and Cold War history. However, one of my most enjoyable classes was teaching world history to middle school students. I make it my purpose to show students how history connects to their lives giving them meaning and purpose.

Boise State University
Economics

Education

Boise State University (Economics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Timothy will travel within 40 miles of Boise, ID 83709.