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Robert L.

New Orleans, LA

$45/hour

Certified English Teacher/Student Advocate/Creative Practitioner

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University of New Orleans
Education

Education

University of New Orleans (Education)

About Robert

My experiences teaching and attending schools are broad and diverse as well as the types of students I have worked with. I received my undergraduate degree in Education from the University of New Orleans with a focus in secondary English and did my student teaching internship at Riverdale High School in Jefferson Parish. Other experiences include teaching English Summer School sessions at De La Salle High School and working in the writing center at Delgado Community College. I approach education through a constructivist lens, meaning the student's experience with the work is what propels them into further understanding the task/material in front of them. I don't see myself as knowing more than anyone, rather I am a guide to help students wade through things that may be difficult. However, I am not afraid to implement formative assessment, drills or simple memorization techniques; think of it as old school meets new school instruction. I got into education as a way to potentially offer new perspective to the field. My experience in school was not great in terms of guidance or advocacy. I feel that my take on helping students is new. At times maybe slightly rouge, but I am confident in my skills as an effective and supportive practitioner.

I share a love of the arts. Aside from my careers in Education, I am a musician. Before teaching I dedicated ten years of my life to touring the country and other parts of the world with my punk band. Creative investments helped me understand more about myself thus creating an outlet for me to express myself. I enjoy writing, reading, songwriting, and cooking. I crave authenticity in all endeavors and strive to always be listening and learning to and from anyone.
My experiences teaching and attending schools are broad and diverse as well as the types of students I have worked with. I received my undergraduate degree in Education from the University of New Orleans with a focus in secondary English and did my student teaching internship at Riverdale High School in Jefferson Parish. Other experiences include Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New Orleans, LA 70115
In-person lessons
Music:
Drums, Songwriting
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

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.

ACT English

During my short time as a teacher at Riverdale High School, I was responsible for preparing my junior level English students for the ACT. We would have at least 30 minutes of ACT prep daily. I created helpful pre-test packets and practice questions that both challenged the students and got them use to ACT vernacular.

English

I have taught multiple levels of English ranging from High School Freshmen to Seniors. I have also worked with adults/college students on writing and language comprehension. I have a nuanced method of English Education that is liberal yet pragmatic. I focus on English as a changing force that adapts as we do, yet in an academic preset, we must understand its fundamental purpose, communication.

Literature

I enjoy most literature and have taught novels, plays, poetry, non-fiction, short stories and songwriting (a form of literature in my opinion). Writers of all ages, genders, and races flood my shelves.

Proofreading

For about two years, I've worked at Delgado Community College in the writing center helping students proofread their papers and advocate for whatever they feel the purpose of their paper is. I never see myself as an "editor", always an advocate. So in that way I am more of a writing counselor who encourages rather than an error-seeker who limits perspective.

Writing

I have written for a local magazine in New Orleans called Antigravity for about 2 years. They have published about a dozen of my music reviews and 2 of my expository pieces. The skills I've learned as a writer I use with my students to encourage and guide students to constructive writing.

University of New Orleans
Education

Education

University of New Orleans (Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of New Orleans, LA 70115.