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Christopher D.

Wichita, KS

$35/hour

Effective English Tutor Specializing in Reading and Writing

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Criminal Justice
English Language Lit
Wichita State University
Master's

Education

Criminal Justice (English Language Lit)

Wichita State University (Master's)

About Christopher

I have taught in a variety of school districts within the state of Kansas. I am certified to teach English (literature, writing, etc) grades 5-12 and am classified as Highly Qualified by the Kansas State Department of Education. I have designed curriculum and assisted with training teachers in classroom management styles as well as ways to teach reading and writing to students at all levels.

In addition, I have been a basketball coach for over 20 years and have written 10 books and over 100 articles for magazines and websites. I have also taught at the college level. I believe education should be enjoyable and I strive to teach my students in fun and creative ways every day.

My tutoring experience comes from working with my student-athletes during team study halls and being available for my classroom students before and after school. Each student comes with his/her own learning style. I like to be patient but firm with my students so they learn the process, no matter how tedious or complex. I am a big fan of learning by doing, and I encourage my students to do the same. A good tutor works with their student to understand what it is that they need to do, how they need to do it and to communicate concepts in multiple ways in order to remove obstacles that are preventing a successful outcome.

I have a passion to show young people how enjoyable reading and writing can be with a little help and humor and look forward to working with students with a passion to improve their skills and understanding. Please contact me with your questions and concerns.

It's much more about my understanding what YOU need to do, how you need to do it and my ability to figure out what is holding you back. It's also about communicating the same concept in any number of ways, so every student can get it. This is what good tutoring is all about.
I have taught in a variety of school districts within the state of Kansas. I am certified to teach English (literature, writing, etc) grades 5-12 and am classified as Highly Qualified by the Kansas State Department of Education. I have designed curriculum and assisted with training teachers in classroom management styles as well as ways to teach Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Wichita, KS 67209
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
ACT English, Career Development,
Common Core,
SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

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.

Basketball

I have been a coach at the high school, college and overseas professional level for over 20 years. I have been a featured speaker at coaching clinics, conducted private workouts and have authored books and articles on various coaching strategies.

Career Development

I have worked with students aged 12-25 on developing resumes, cover letters, and job interviewing life skills. I have also interviewed hundreds of potential candidates for private business.

Common Core

I have taught common core subject matter for 6 years, both in a regular education classroom as well as in a project based school. I have also served as a department chair working closely with state officials to develop common core standards and curriculum for a large school district.

English

I have been an English teacher in Kansas for 10 years and deemed highly qualified by the state. I'm also an accomplished and accomplished author. I have taught in reg ed and project based schools.

Handwriting

I have been grading handwriting samples as an English teacher for 10 years.

Literature

As a Highly Qualified public school educator, I have explored novels, poetry and short stories in addition to helping my students create their own works. I am proficient in works of Shakespeare, old English translations as well as classic English, Britain and Russian classics.

Phonics

I have been an English teacher in Kansas for 10 years and deemed highly qualified by the state. I also teach an intervention class for students struggling in writing and reading.

Proofreading

I have developed an innovative peer writing process where my students evaluate the work of their peers. In addition, as yearbook editor, I have worked with my students in developing and perfecting their copy for our school newsletter and yearbook final edition.

Public Speaking

I have given speeches over a variety of subjects in front of crowds as large as 1000 attendees. I have lectured in concert halls and done live reaching demonstrations in front of a live and online audience. I taught a public speaking course to college freshman to give them confidence and practical experience. In addition, I have worked with countless students as a private tutor to improve their public speaking abilities.

Reading

I have been teaching literature and reading comprehension to students aged 12-18 for 10 years. These lessons include novels, quick reads, poetry and short story comprehension.

SAT Writing

As a teacher, I have helped prepare countless students for their SAT writing requirements. My daily curriculum gives my students an edge because of this daily emphasis. As a former college professor, I can also give my students a better understanding of how the SAT can prepare them for success in their future coursework.

Study Skills

As an inner city teacher, I constantly work with my students on finding ways to use their study time more efficiently. As part of this process, I have taught a variety of note taking strategies, reading strategies and worked on developing word associations to enhance memorization ability.

Writing

As an English teacher, I have been grading essays for 10 years. I have created lessons where my students not only perfected basic writing strategies but also worked to have their work published on a local level. In addition, my students have written letters to the military as part of their service requirement.

Criminal Justice
English Language Lit
Wichita State University
Master's

Education

Criminal Justice (English Language Lit)

Wichita State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 10 miles of Wichita, KS 67209.