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Byron V.

Owensboro, KY

$40/hour

Patient, caring, WKU undergrad of history and languages.

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Western Kentucky University
Psychology, French

Education

Western Kentucky University (Psychology, French)

About Byron

Dear student,

My name is Byron and I love to learn and enjoy pedagogy. Yes, I have much experience teaching and tutoring students. I was a substitute teacher for half a year and taught social studies and English proficiently. I have received awards in high school in all these subjects and won a medal for my essay over Lafayette in 11th grade and made a 5 on my AP US History and Euro exams in school. I love to read and write and am writing my own works now, both novels and short stories. I have also been a debate, soccer, and chess coach and know there is more to academics than just the desk and pencil. Students need exercise and activity to further stimulate their minds. So I have more to offer than just rote tutoring even though I'm good at it.

As a boy I struggled in early school and had quirks in my mentality that prevented me from learning. But good teachers tutored well and took the time to get to know what I was doing wrong to ensure that I understood the process of learning correctly and I stopped faltering at what I was doing. I just love the sensation of knowing a student as learned a new skill or tidbit of knowledge and planting that seed or placing that imprint inside the mind is beyond words.

I have passed all five levels of European French Rosetta Stone and passed the French AP exam in high school with a 5. I took it upon myself to buy grammar books to teach myself too and I have native speaker friends on my social media. I love the language and am teaching my girlfriend how to converse in it too on all levels. I have also taken French on the collegiate level and was involved in a language club for a couple of months.

I made perfect grades in English 101 and 102 and my essay in my history final at Western was published in the local paper over Algerian liberty and socio-cultural morphology. I made a 27 on my English ACT score and some of my short stories have been published over various subjects. I have written essays over theological and Biblical themes and plan on going to seminary after WKU to study God and the various subjects in more detail. Communication on paper and orally are strong suits for me.
Dear student,

My name is Byron and I love to learn and enjoy pedagogy. Yes, I have much experience teaching and tutoring students. I was a substitute teacher for half a year and taught social studies and English proficiently. I have received awards in high school in all these subjects and won a medal for my essay over Lafayette in 11th
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Owensboro, KY 42303
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Language:
French
History:
American History
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Soccer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I have taken many religious courses in Bible studies and have also been a Baptist missionary in Canada four years ago.

I am a former Sunday School teacher and my grandfather is a deacon as well as my uncle and my great-uncle was a pastor and taught me much about the Old and New Testaments. I have many versions of the Bible, the Children's Bible from 1976, as well as an Ostervald French Bible I read all the time. I also have Strong's Concordance with Greek etymologies of the New Testament. I have also taught Bible study and am active in a young adult ministry in my church.

Chess

I tutor and teach chess every day with children ages 5 to 13. I have played extensively and professionally at the middle school level and have won first place at regional tournaments as well as won 2nd at State competition in Lexington of my home state.

I have written about chess in newspapers and stay active in the chess world and play often also.

Soccer

I have played soccer for a long time since age 9 and have been on junior varsity and varsity teams in my high school.

My first job after I graduated was coaching youth soccer and I have coached from ages 10 to the middle school level.

Western Kentucky University
Psychology, French

Education

Western Kentucky University (Psychology, French)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Byron will travel within 20 miles of Owensboro, KY 42303.