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Christopher R.

Lafayette, IN

$40/hour

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Franklin and Marshall College
Earth Science
Kean University
Master's
Purdue University
PhD

Education

Franklin and Marshall College (Earth Science)

Kean University (Master's)

Purdue University (PhD)

About Christopher

I believe you will find me a dedicated, hard-working, flexible and nurturing educator who is well qualified to provide the motivation and direction that students, whether adolescents or adults, need to learn. I taught high school (and some middle school) science for 15 years. But now here I am at Purdue, pursuing my PhD in Geoscience Education. Its funny where your life takes you!

My teaching style was direct and decisive, yet flexible to respond to the ever-changing demands of the student population. Creativity and variety were my hallmark and I feel they were excellent strategies to help grab and hold a student’s attention for increased participation and performance. I fostered an engaging, relaxed learning environment utilizing hands-on, student-centered activities and presentations. I also integrated technology and real-time data acquisition, individual and cooperative work and ongoing formative assessment techniques. These strategies were and are useful for consolidating concepts and making real world connections and encouraging active participation.

I continually sought professional development to improve and enhance both my content knowledge and pedagogy. I also have spent a year mentoring a senior teaching apprentice and I was an adjunct at two local colleges – educating future teachers how to teach science. And I have many years of prior tutoring experience both privately and at an established learning center.

Your child will learn and enjoy learning! And hopefully learn to think, reason, question and wonder - especially about science...but about everything really!
I believe you will find me a dedicated, hard-working, flexible and nurturing educator who is well qualified to provide the motivation and direction that students, whether adolescents or adults, need to learn. I taught high school (and some middle school) science for 15 years. But now here I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

rates negotiable

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lafayette, IN 47905
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, GED, ISEE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
History:
Geography
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher for 15 years.

I have experience tutoring all ages - especially elementary and middle school age - at Huntington for over 6 years. I will be able to assist any student with any reading, writing, math, or other subjects, including study skills and organization.

I am elementary certified by the state of NJ.

Phonics

Having tutored for Huntington for over 6 years, I have worked with many many students in this area. I feel that my experience as a tutor and a teacher in the classroom will aid in helping students with their phonics, reading and vocabulary.

Study Skills

Part of being a classroom teacher, and a tutor, you have to help and guide students to the proper and more practical way to study. This I have done since I first became a teacher. You have to find a way to study that works for the individual student. I feel my experience in the classroom, in the college classroom and tutoring for a company and privately, make me qualified to do this.

Franklin and Marshall College
Earth Science
Kean University
Master's
Purdue University
PhD

Education

Franklin and Marshall College (Earth Science)

Kean University (Master's)

Purdue University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

rates negotiable

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 20 miles of Lafayette, IN 47905.