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David D.

Olathe, KS

$15/hour

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Background check passed as of 9/16/16
4.5 average from 10 ratings
Very good tutor
— e, Middle River, MD on 10/24/16

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Emporia States University
Special Education
Webster University
Master's

Education

Emporia States University (Special Education)

Webster University (Master's)

About David

Hello, my name is David. I have been teaching for 17 years. I have a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. I taught 15 years in the Kansas City Public School District. During my 15 years I participated in the Model Classroom Program, accepted and attended the Mickelson Exxon Mobile Teachers Academy for Science and Math in 2010, I was also a Math and Science lead teacher for the district. I also taught 12 years at Sylvan Learning Center. I currently teach on The Adolescent Unit at Research Psychiatric Center.

During my teaching career, I have taught 6th grade Math, Middle School Science, Algebra I and Algebra II, Middle School Self-Contained Special Education, and Elementary Grades 3,4,5, and 6. The benefit of teaching various subjects provides me with the ability to teach not only those subjects knowledge but instructional techniques and strategies to teach those subjects. This benefit makes me a valuable asset when tutoring my students.

My tutoring sessions consist of distributed practice of previous learning, instruction of new information, an activity where the student and I practice the new skill together, a check for understanding of the new learning and correction if there is a misunderstanding, independent practice, and a debriefing of the independent practice. One hour after our session, I will email a learning packet that the student will read and do. The packet will then be emailed back to me. I do this because research shows people often forget new learning if it is not reviewed in an hour. I will also email a different packet the next day, so the learning can stay fresh in their mind in between learning sessions. Also, I will help with the student’s homework. Help with homework and learning packets will not be billed. There will also be periodic assessments and progress reports.
I am available 6 to 8 Monday, Tuesday 5 to 7, Wednesday 6 to 8, Friday 5 to 7, Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Hello, my name is David. I have been teaching for 17 years. I have a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Olathe, KS 66062
Background Check: Passed

"Very good tutor"

- e, Middle River, MD on 10/24/16

"Patient, Creative, Clear"

- Lisa, Overland Park, KS on 9/20/16
English:
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
Common Core,
TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

When I was an instructor at a learning center, I did teach their ACT prep program. Currently, I do ACT prep for students at the Psych center who are planning on taking the ACT. I also have experience teaching various subjects in Math.

ADD/ADHD

As a certified classroom teacher, I had to modify and adapt student’s instruction for those who had ADD/ADHD. Some of the instructional strategies I might have used are: visual aids, differential instruction, changing instructional mode every few minutes to keep the child engaged, and breaks. I am also skilled in teaching for retention, which helps because ADD/ADHD student suffer from memory deficit.

Algebra 1

I have an all-embracing knowledge of the following Algebraic concepts: expressions and operations, equations and inequalities, functions, and statistics. Have been teaching these concepts to students for 17 years.

Autism

I currently teach on the adolescent unit of a psych center. We help students who are on various places on the Autism spectrum. I provide educational opportunities for these students while they are our patients.

Common Core

I am a certified teacher in the state of Kansas for grades K-9 with a concentration in Special Education. I taught 6th grade for 3 years, 5th grade for 2 years, 4th grade for 1 year, and 3rd grade for 1 year. Taught grades K-12 at Sylvan Learning center part time for 12 years

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in the state of Kansas for grades K-9 with a concentration in Special Education. I taught 6th grade for 3 years, 5th grade for 2 years, 4th grade for 1 year, and 3rd grade for 1 year. Taught grades K-12 at Sylvan Learning center part time for 12 years.

Elementary Math

Experience teaching the following: 3rd,4th,5th,6th, and 8th grade Math. As an Instructor at Sylvan Learning center, I taught their Basic Math program, Algebra I and II, and Geometry. Currently, I teach the on the adolescent unit at Research Psychiatric Unit. This involves helping and teaching concepts that students have missed while at our hospital. This provides me to instruct or assist students with their school work from Geometry to Trigonometry. I was the Math and Science Lead teacher my last three years as a teacher in the Kansas City Public Schools. I also qualified for the Mickelson Exxon Mobile Teachers Academy for Science and Math in 2010.

Phonics

As a Beginning Reading Teacher at Sylvan Learning Center, we used phonics as one of the foundations to teaching Reading. Also, the Elementary Program at Emporia State University was heavy in teaching phonics as an important part of reading.

Prealgebra

I have an all-embracing knowledge of the following Pre-Algebra concepts: multiply and divide fractions, add and subtract fractions, add and subtract integers, multiply and divide integers, state and use the Commutative Property of Addition and Multiplication, state and use the Associative Property of Addition and Multiplication, state and use the Identity Property of Addition, state and use the Inverse Property of Addition, state and use the Identity Property of Multiplication, state and use the Inverse Property of Multiplication ,find the Multiplicative Inverse of a number, state and use the Distributive Property, state and apply the Order of Operations

Special Needs

I have a Bachelor's degree with a concentration for Special Education. Currently,I teach at a psychiatric center for children 12 to 18. I modify their school assignments or work with the student so they can have success when they return to school. So I have the education and experience to assist children suffering from: Emotional Disorder problems, learning disabilities, Tourette , ADD/ADHD, Autism, Mood Disorder, OCD, Conduct Disorder, and other mental or learning issues. I can also help with recommending IEP or 504 accommodations for your child's school.

Emporia States University
Special Education
Webster University
Master's

Education

Emporia States University (Special Education)

Webster University (Master's)

Very good tutor — Outstanding! He is very knowledgeable, patient, and understands what my child needs to succeed. I would recommend him to anyone that needs extra help with their children's education. ...

— e, Middle River, MD on 10/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $15.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 40 miles of Olathe, KS 66062.