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$40/hour

  • 212 hours tutoring

  • Laporte, IN 46350

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About Jeff


Bio

I have been working in the field of education since 1986. During this time, I have worked as a K-8 elementary/middle school teacher (covering all subjects Language Arts, Math, History, Science, etc.), K-12 Spanish teacher, college-level Spanish and teacher education professor, K-8 principal and high school assistant principal in both public and private schools. I have also served as a student teaching supervisor for some local colleges and done private tutoring in the areas of Spanish,...

I have been working in the field of education since 1986. During this time, I have worked as a K-8 elementary/middle school teacher (covering all subjects Language Arts, Math, History, Science, etc.), K-12 Spanish teacher, college-level Spanish and teacher education professor, K-8 principal and high school assistant principal in both public and private schools. I have also served as a student teaching supervisor for some local colleges and done private tutoring in the areas of Spanish, English, Reading, Writing, Elementary grade subjects, and computer/technology for a variety of companies and individuals, as well as having worked with ESL and ENL students, teaching and working with them on their English speaking, reading and writing skills.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ball State University in Spanish and Education, a Master of Science degree in Education Administration and Spanish, and I have completed additional graduate work in secondary and elementary language arts/math, computer/technology education, Spanish and English. I am licensed to teach in 5 states, including Indiana. I work full-time during the school year as the department chair and lead Spanish teacher and as the world literature teacher at a high school in Indiana, and I work part-time in the evenings teaching at several major universities. I have traveled to Spain, Africa, Mexico and Portugal.

I am married and my wife is an English teacher/professor and a published author. We have three children; our oldest son, who is a special needs person, currently lives in a group home, our daughter is a recent college graduate and now works as an elementary school teacher, and our youngest son is a junior in college, double majoring in music performance and music education.


Education

Ball State University
Bachelor's Degree. - Foreign Lang. Educ.
Indiana University
Masters
Indiana Wesleyan Univ., Purdue Univ., New Mexico State Univ.
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Rate is $40/hr; Contact Jeff for discounted group rates; H.S. students & older, 2 hr. min. per session for round trip distances of more than 39 miles.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Laporte, IN 46350
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/13/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I teach and tutor at all levels of Spanish, K-12, college and for private business and companies.
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My background at the elementary level includes 5 years of teaching all subjects at the K, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade levels as well as an additional 5 years of serving as a K-8 building principal, in which I had to oversee the delivery of instruction, supervise and evaluate teachers and help them to improve, if needed. In addition to my undergraduate degree, I hold an advanced degree in elementary and secondary school administration, and have completed additional graduate level courses in elementary reading, language arts and math. Furthermore, I have also taught graduate level education courses at various universities to students who either wanted to become teachers and/or were teachers working on improving their skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an advocate for students developing good, quality study skills/habits from early on in their schooling. As a teacher and tutor, I have instilled that approach in all of my students and as a principal, I created before and after school tutoring programs that not only helped students with subjects in which they were struggling, but also at the same time, taught them to develop and utilize study skills that worked for them. Additionally, as an adjunct university professor of education, I helped teacher education students develop their own understanding of the importance of the development of study skills within students and aided them in creating their own approach to teaching study skills. I am extremely familiar with current strategies for effective learning, which include critical skills such as organization, learning/retaining information, reading and attention to tasks, and listening/concentration. Students can have a variety of learning styles and therefore, it is essential that they are guided in making the decisions regarding which ones work best for them, and that is where I can help. I have a Bachelor of Education and Foreign Language degree from Ball State University, as well as a Master of Education and School Administration degree from Indiana University. My additional post-graduate work includes advanced study in teaching language arts, mathematics, foreign language, elementary education, cognitive and curriculum development.
Grammar, Reading

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My background at the elementary level includes 5 years of teaching all subjects at the K, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade levels as well as an additional 5 years of serving as a K-8 building principal, in which I had to oversee the delivery of instruction, supervise and evaluate teachers and help them to improve, if needed. In addition to my undergraduate degree, I hold an advanced degree in elementary and secondary school administration, and have completed additional graduate level courses in elementary reading, language arts and math. Furthermore, I have also taught graduate level education courses at various universities to students who either wanted to become teachers and/or were teachers working on improving their skills.
Spanish,

Spanish

I teach and tutor at all levels of Spanish, K-12, college and for private business and companies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an advocate for students developing good, quality study skills/habits from early on in their schooling. As a teacher and tutor, I have instilled that approach in all of my students and as a principal, I created before and after school tutoring programs that not only helped students with subjects in which they were struggling, but also at the same time, taught them to develop and utilize study skills that worked for them. Additionally, as an adjunct university professor of education, I helped teacher education students develop their own understanding of the importance of the development of study skills within students and aided them in creating their own approach to teaching study skills. I am extremely familiar with current strategies for effective learning, which include critical skills such as organization, learning/retaining information, reading and attention to tasks, and listening/concentration. Students can have a variety of learning styles and therefore, it is essential that they are guided in making the decisions regarding which ones work best for them, and that is where I can help. I have a Bachelor of Education and Foreign Language degree from Ball State University, as well as a Master of Education and School Administration degree from Indiana University. My additional post-graduate work includes advanced study in teaching language arts, mathematics, foreign language, elementary education, cognitive and curriculum development.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I teach and tutor at all levels of Spanish, K-12, college and for private business and companies.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My background at the elementary level includes 5 years of teaching all subjects at the K, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade levels as well as an additional 5 years of serving as a K-8 building principal, in which I had to oversee the delivery of instruction, supervise and evaluate teachers and help them to improve, if needed. In addition to my undergraduate degree, I hold an advanced degree in elementary and secondary school administration, and have completed additional graduate level courses in elementary reading, language arts and math. Furthermore, I have also taught graduate level education courses at various universities to students who either wanted to become teachers and/or were teachers working on improving their skills.
Spanish,

Spanish

I teach and tutor at all levels of Spanish, K-12, college and for private business and companies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an advocate for students developing good, quality study skills/habits from early on in their schooling. As a teacher and tutor, I have instilled that approach in all of my students and as a principal, I created before and after school tutoring programs that not only helped students with subjects in which they were struggling, but also at the same time, taught them to develop and utilize study skills that worked for them. Additionally, as an adjunct university professor of education, I helped teacher education students develop their own understanding of the importance of the development of study skills within students and aided them in creating their own approach to teaching study skills. I am extremely familiar with current strategies for effective learning, which include critical skills such as organization, learning/retaining information, reading and attention to tasks, and listening/concentration. Students can have a variety of learning styles and therefore, it is essential that they are guided in making the decisions regarding which ones work best for them, and that is where I can help. I have a Bachelor of Education and Foreign Language degree from Ball State University, as well as a Master of Education and School Administration degree from Indiana University. My additional post-graduate work includes advanced study in teaching language arts, mathematics, foreign language, elementary education, cognitive and curriculum development.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an advocate for students developing good, quality study skills/habits from early on in their schooling. As a teacher and tutor, I have instilled that approach in all of my students and as a principal, I created before and after school tutoring programs that not only helped students with subjects in which they were struggling, but also at the same time, taught them to develop and utilize study skills that worked for them. Additionally, as an adjunct university professor of education, I helped teacher education students develop their own understanding of the importance of the development of study skills within students and aided them in creating their own approach to teaching study skills. I am extremely familiar with current strategies for effective learning, which include critical skills such as organization, learning/retaining information, reading and attention to tasks, and listening/concentration. Students can have a variety of learning styles and therefore, it is essential that they are guided in making the decisions regarding which ones work best for them, and that is where I can help. I have a Bachelor of Education and Foreign Language degree from Ball State University, as well as a Master of Education and School Administration degree from Indiana University. My additional post-graduate work includes advanced study in teaching language arts, mathematics, foreign language, elementary education, cognitive and curriculum development.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been an advocate for students developing good, quality study skills/habits from early on in their schooling. As a teacher and tutor, I have instilled that approach in all of my students and as a principal, I created before and after school tutoring programs that not only helped students with subjects in which they were struggling, but also at the same time, taught them to develop and utilize study skills that worked for them. Additionally, as an adjunct university professor of education, I helped teacher education students develop their own understanding of the importance of the development of study skills within students and aided them in creating their own approach to teaching study skills. I am extremely familiar with current strategies for effective learning, which include critical skills such as organization, learning/retaining information, reading and attention to tasks, and listening/concentration. Students can have a variety of learning styles and therefore, it is essential that they are guided in making the decisions regarding which ones work best for them, and that is where I can help. I have a Bachelor of Education and Foreign Language degree from Ball State University, as well as a Master of Education and School Administration degree from Indiana University. My additional post-graduate work includes advanced study in teaching language arts, mathematics, foreign language, elementary education, cognitive and curriculum development.

Sports/Recreation

Baseball

Baseball

I coached high school baseball for 4 years as a varsity assistant coach. I won 2 sectionals and a regional championship. I had one student drafted straight from high school into the major leagues. I have also coached summer league teams and umpired as well.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My background at the elementary level includes 5 years of teaching all subjects at the K, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade levels as well as an additional 5 years of serving as a K-8 building principal, in which I had to oversee the delivery of instruction, supervise and evaluate teachers and help them to improve, if needed. In addition to my undergraduate degree, I hold an advanced degree in elementary and secondary school administration, and have completed additional graduate level courses in elementary reading, language arts and math. Furthermore, I have also taught graduate level education courses at various universities to students who either wanted to become teachers and/or were teachers working on improving their skills.
Spanish,

Spanish

I teach and tutor at all levels of Spanish, K-12, college and for private business and companies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an advocate for students developing good, quality study skills/habits from early on in their schooling. As a teacher and tutor, I have instilled that approach in all of my students and as a principal, I created before and after school tutoring programs that not only helped students with subjects in which they were struggling, but also at the same time, taught them to develop and utilize study skills that worked for them. Additionally, as an adjunct university professor of education, I helped teacher education students develop their own understanding of the importance of the development of study skills within students and aided them in creating their own approach to teaching study skills. I am extremely familiar with current strategies for effective learning, which include critical skills such as organization, learning/retaining information, reading and attention to tasks, and listening/concentration. Students can have a variety of learning styles and therefore, it is essential that they are guided in making the decisions regarding which ones work best for them, and that is where I can help. I have a Bachelor of Education and Foreign Language degree from Ball State University, as well as a Master of Education and School Administration degree from Indiana University. My additional post-graduate work includes advanced study in teaching language arts, mathematics, foreign language, elementary education, cognitive and curriculum development.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Business tech refresher course.

Amazing tutor for my Google Drive tech needs / refresher course. Jeff is a great educator. Patient and knowledgeable. On-time and very professional. Patient while I learned, but also fast-forward when I was understating the program; Jeff kept pace.

Cristina, 1 lesson with Jeff

great teacher

I learned a lot within the first lesson. I feel like I’ll be able to improve my Spanish speaking ability immensely.

Gina , 3 lessons with Jeff

helpful and knowledgeable

Jeff helped me get comfortable with my new lap top. Taught me some specific procedures I needed to know and helped me out with an online project I'd been avoiding. I will happily call on Jeff again as needed.

Marge, 1 lesson with Jeff

Spanish Master

My kid received a C in Spanish 1 last year and was moved to Spanish 2 this school year. Funny thing is, he admitted to knowing NOTHING from the previous class, so I decided to have him go back and take The class over this year. Over the last couple of weeks, my kid has passed every single quiz with an A or B thanks to Mr. Jeff. We will continue to have him tutored throughout the year and even for summer. He has gained so much confidence.

Sandra, 4 lessons with Jeff

Señor K is a great Spanish teacher!

I needed an accelerated ramp up to Spanish before heading to Central America. Jeff delivered the goods. He provided a structured approach and all the resources I needed to study with him and at home. He set clear expectations for what I should do - don't underestimate the importance of that! He gently but firmly made me engage - open my mouth and just do it! That is so critical. He was flexible in his scheduling. And he was enjoyable to be with. I highly recommend Jeff - and thank him a lot. ¡Adios, I'm off! Now it's your turn!

Rob, 6 lessons with Jeff

Learning with Jeff

Jeff tutors our 7th-grade daughter on a weekly basis. And even though he has only been doing it for a few weeks, we are already seeing great improvement in both our daughter's overall grades and attitude towards learning! Keep changing the world, Jeff...One mind at a time!!!

Mwayi, 5 lessons with Jeff

Good tutor.

I met with Jeff last week. He is good and he did what was needed. I asked him a lot of questions after my lesson that he answered via text. He is very concerned with whether or not I understand, like "Do have any questions," "if you have any questions send me an email or call." In my opinion Jeff is good a teacher and good man. Thank you.

Abdulrahman, 1 lesson with Jeff

Great tutor very easy to work with.

Jeff evaluates and tutors to our student's needs. Great motivator, very thorough, conscientious, very knowledgeable, and flexible. Very pleased with the progress he has made with our student.

Nancy, 13 lessons with Jeff

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Jeff K.

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