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Jose A.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Results driven, young teacher seeking to support students

20+ Hours
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Alumni of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Political Science

Education

Alumni of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Political Science)

About Jose

Hello! My name is Jose and I am an 8th Grade Science Teacher in Chicago. I hail from sunny Los Angeles, where I also attended college (Go Bruins!) and double-majored in History and Political Science. I hope to one day teach at the university level, and enjoy working with students of all ages. I am extremely well-rounded, academically, and can support students in any grade level. My strongest subjects include middle school science, all levels of History, Spanish, English, and all elementary-level subject areas. In the classroom, I use a discussion-based model that is similar to a Socratic seminar, which empowers students to take ownership of their thoughts and ideas, and ultimately their education. Similarly, I guide my students to reach their own conclusions and support critical thinking by consistently asking students to explain their reasoning.

The values I look to impart on my students are persistence, attention to detail, personal responsibility, and creative thinking. I work one-on-one with students to support homework completion, create study guides, and re-teach lessons. Additionally, I love to provide college and career advice and am willing to support your child through the creation of personal statements, resumes, cover letters, and much more! Outside of education, I have worked for two political consulting organizations, conducted research at the American Bar Foundation, created pathways to career development for UCLA undergraduate students, and worked at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Education is an investment that with high returns, and I want to help students ensure they attain success, always! Reach out if you'd like to learn more about me...
Hello! My name is Jose and I am an 8th Grade Science Teacher in Chicago. I hail from sunny Los Angeles, where I also attended college (Go Bruins!) and double-majored in History and Political Science. I hope to one day teach at the university level, and enjoy working with students of all ages. I am extremely well-rounded, academically, and can Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

My rate is negotiable--just ask!

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611
Math:
Common Core
Science:
Physical Science
English:
Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading,
Spanish,
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

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.

American History

I received a degree in History, where I specialized in American history. I understand the pressures of an AP history course, as I myself took and passed all the AP level History exams for college credit. I can support your child in crafting document based question responses, in addition to reteaching important lessons from class.

Government & Politics

I studied American History and Political Science at UCLA and have provided tutoring services to college aged students learning about American Government. I myself took the AP government exam in high school and passed, and have had numerous experiences working in political organizations.

Political Science

I received departmental honors in Political Science for writing a thesis paper about Latino political participation. I took a variety of research classes in the History and Political Science Department, and can support students writing either quantitative or qualitative research papers. My main focus was American politics, but am well versed in legal theory, world politics, and general intro courses in either politics or history. I can also support in the creation of study guides and provide resources to supplement your learning.

Proofreading

I spent a lot of time writing research papers in college, and support high school and college students in all stages of the writing process. I can support students with grammatical errors, proofreading, syntax, sentence structure, and citations. I am familiar with most citations styles, including MLA, APA, ASPSA, and Chicago.

Reading

I am a former preschool tutor and worked with a group of four students to develop language and literacy skills. I trained to teach elementary subjects with Teach for America in Chicago, and worked with third graders to reinforce both math and reading skills last summer. I believe I can support your child, and would love to set up a call to discuss the academic needs of your child.

Social Studies

I've passed Illinois State Exam for middle school social studies, in addition to the middle school science content exam. I majored in history and Political Science at UCLA, and am confident that I can help your daughter succeed and show growth in all content areas she needs assistance with. My goal is to make school a little easier for middle school students by providing students with the opportunity to think critically. I am based in Chicago, and can support via Skype.

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker, and can read and write fluently. I can support students in high school to prepare for The AP Spanish Language exam or the AP Spanish Literature exam (I passed both exams in high school), or anyone seeking to improve their conversational Spanish. A recent UCLA grad, I love to teach and tutor in a variety of subject areas.

World History

I have a BA in both history and political science. In high school, I passed the AP world, AP US history, and AP Government exams, and therefore have a good understanding of answering document based questions that are essential for passing most AP courses. I've done research with professors at the American Bar Foundation, and have a passion for teaching.

Alumni of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Political Science

Education

Alumni of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Political Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

My rate is negotiable--just ask!

Travel policy

Jose will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611.