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Robert K.

English, Math, Study Skills, Organization, MCAS strategies

English, Math, Study Skills, Organization, MCAS strategies

$140/hour

  • 1,862 hours tutoring

  • Haverhill, MA 01835

About Robert


Bio

Students feel frustrated when they don't understand how to answer the questions. They want someone to get right to the problem and tell them what is needed to figure out the answers. I am certified in Math, English and Special Education. I understand the many different learning styles all students have included those with Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism, Asperger's, Anxiety, struggles with Long Term and Short Term Memory and organizational difficulties.

I've been trained by Mass....

Students feel frustrated when they don't understand how to answer the questions. They want someone to get right to the problem and tell them what is needed to figure out the answers. I am certified in Math, English and Special Education. I understand the many different learning styles all students have included those with Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism, Asperger's, Anxiety, struggles with Long Term and Short Term Memory and organizational difficulties.

I've been trained by Mass. Dept. of Education MCAS test designers. I can help any student who takes the MCAS grades 3-10 and show your child what the scoring judges are looking for on the MCAS writing prompts and open response questions.


Education

Syracuse University
Broadcast Journalism
Cambridge College (Special Education)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $140
  • Rate details: For entrance exam tests (SSAT, TEAS, etc.) or Chess I lower my rate to $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Haverhill, MA 01835
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/8/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

As a teacher I must create transition plans for students about to graduate from high school. This includes resume writing, job interviewing skills, proper greetings and appropriate cover letters. In addition I currently work with students to improve their hygiene and overall appearance to prepare for the post secondary education.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. I have over 25 years years experience in Television News reporting. I run a program at my school to help students who have trouble communicating with their peers and teachers. I can help students who have trouble talking in front of groups or just to a classmate.

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Career Development,

Career Development

As a teacher I must create transition plans for students about to graduate from high school. This includes resume writing, job interviewing skills, proper greetings and appropriate cover letters. In addition I currently work with students to improve their hygiene and overall appearance to prepare for the post secondary education.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. I have over 25 years years experience in Television News reporting. I run a program at my school to help students who have trouble communicating with their peers and teachers. I can help students who have trouble talking in front of groups or just to a classmate.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified and have my license in Elementary Education from the Dept. of Education in Massachusetts. I have a daughter in middle school and understand how younger children approach learning. I enjoy math and reading the most. My mother was a teacher at the elementary level and I have a niece and sister-in-law that teach first grade.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Elementary math is the foundation for learning higher math in the later grades. I currently tutor students K-8 helping them with multiplication, division as well as fractions. My background in special education has given me the opportunity to come up with creative ways to present math problems visually instead of the typical approach of solving equations on paper. Students need to know how to apply these skills to real world situations, and I have the resources to help any student.
MTLE,

MTLE

I know what a struggle it is to pass the MTLE's. I have passed the English MTLE grades 5-8 and 8-12 as well as the ELL MTLE TEST grades 5-12. In addition I passed the Foundations of Reading, Math and General Curriculum tests on the first attempt with successful study tips. In addition I am certified in Elementary Education, Special Education. I have passed the Communication and Literacy tests in both the Vocational areas and Academic areas. I also passed he Radio/TV vocational MTEL.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a Special Education teacher for 9 years and I have been very successful in helping students to develop organizational skills such as time management, prioritizing homework, how to use note cards and flash cards. I have strategies for memory recall and how to come up with a plan for executive function to assist with organization. I can help with test taking strategies and devise a plan to reduce the anxiety over high stakes testing.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. I have over 25 years years experience in Television News reporting. I run a program at my school to help students who have trouble communicating with their peers and teachers. I can help students who have trouble talking in front of groups or just to a classmate.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What is 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 the past several years. A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant to be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What is 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified and have my license in Elementary Education from the Dept. of Education in Massachusetts. I have a daughter in middle school and understand how younger children approach learning. I enjoy math and reading the most. My mother was a teacher at the elementary level and I have a niece and sister-in-law that teach first grade.
Geometry,

Geometry

When I took Geometry in high school I loved it. Then when I went to college and I had a chance to take a higher level math course and Geometry was offered I jumped at the chance. When the opportunity at my school came to teach Geometry I knew just what to do. I take the shapes and images on paper and I make them come to life so students can understand how to solve the formulas needed to figure out the answers.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a Special Education teacher for 9 years and I have been very successful in helping students to develop organizational skills such as time management, prioritizing homework, how to use note cards and flash cards. I have strategies for memory recall and how to come up with a plan for executive function to assist with organization. I can help with test taking strategies and devise a plan to reduce the anxiety over high stakes testing.
English, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What is 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 the past several years. A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant to be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What is 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Geometry,

Geometry

When I took Geometry in high school I loved it. Then when I went to college and I had a chance to take a higher level math course and Geometry was offered I jumped at the chance. When the opportunity at my school came to teach Geometry I knew just what to do. I take the shapes and images on paper and I make them come to life so students can understand how to solve the formulas needed to figure out the answers.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What is 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 the past several years. A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant to be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What is 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified and have my license in Elementary Education from the Dept. of Education in Massachusetts. I have a daughter in middle school and understand how younger children approach learning. I enjoy math and reading the most. My mother was a teacher at the elementary level and I have a niece and sister-in-law that teach first grade.
Geometry,

Geometry

When I took Geometry in high school I loved it. Then when I went to college and I had a chance to take a higher level math course and Geometry was offered I jumped at the chance. When the opportunity at my school came to teach Geometry I knew just what to do. I take the shapes and images on paper and I make them come to life so students can understand how to solve the formulas needed to figure out the answers.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a Special Education teacher for 9 years and I have been very successful in helping students to develop organizational skills such as time management, prioritizing homework, how to use note cards and flash cards. I have strategies for memory recall and how to come up with a plan for executive function to assist with organization. I can help with test taking strategies and devise a plan to reduce the anxiety over high stakes testing.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a Special Education teacher for 9 years and I have been very successful in helping students to develop organizational skills such as time management, prioritizing homework, how to use note cards and flash cards. I have strategies for memory recall and how to come up with a plan for executive function to assist with organization. I can help with test taking strategies and devise a plan to reduce the anxiety over high stakes testing.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have a Master's degree in Special Education. I am a Special Education teacher in Haverhill and I have taught for over 8 years. I teach inclusion math, science, English and history classes. I have experience teaching students with ADD/ADHD. My duties include developing accommodations to support students in being successful in the least restricted environment.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have a Master's degree in Special Education. I have worked for 8 years as a special education teacher. I have worked in both the self contained and inclusion settings with students with autism. As a special educator, I help developed Behavior Intervention Plans to help students to succeed.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am certified in Special Education by the state of Massachusetts and have my license in Special Education. I have been a special education teacher for 9 years at local school. I have been specifically trained to understand the different types of Dyslexia after taking a seminar for several days this past summer that help defined Dyslexia under the new DSM-V.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a Master's degree in Moderate Disabilites grades 5-12. I have been a Special Education teacher of students with moderate disabilities since 2008.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a Special Education teacher for 9 years and I have been very successful in helping students to develop organizational skills such as time management, prioritizing homework, how to use note cards and flash cards. I have strategies for memory recall and how to come up with a plan for executive function to assist with organization. I can help with test taking strategies and devise a plan to reduce the anxiety over high stakes testing.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I love to play chess. I play daily with a group of students and teach them the fundamentals of the game. We also have an after school group that meets to allow for extended play. I have been playing chess since I was 8 years old, playing in local and regional tournaments.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What is 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 the past several years. A typical lesson would first include about 5 minutes of what I call mental math. These are math problems that are meant to be done just in your head not on paper. For instance what is 1/4 of 1000. What is 1/2 of 6000. Then several minutes reviewing previous homework from the week. Then moving on to focusing on what is due the next day and what type of skills will be important for recalling previously taught formulas that will be critical to solving problems presented in class.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified and have my license in Elementary Education from the Dept. of Education in Massachusetts. I have a daughter in middle school and understand how younger children approach learning. I enjoy math and reading the most. My mother was a teacher at the elementary level and I have a niece and sister-in-law that teach first grade.
Geometry,

Geometry

When I took Geometry in high school I loved it. Then when I went to college and I had a chance to take a higher level math course and Geometry was offered I jumped at the chance. When the opportunity at my school came to teach Geometry I knew just what to do. I take the shapes and images on paper and I make them come to life so students can understand how to solve the formulas needed to figure out the answers.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a Special Education teacher for 9 years and I have been very successful in helping students to develop organizational skills such as time management, prioritizing homework, how to use note cards and flash cards. I have strategies for memory recall and how to come up with a plan for executive function to assist with organization. I can help with test taking strategies and devise a plan to reduce the anxiety over high stakes testing.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

As a teacher I must create transition plans for students about to graduate from high school. This includes resume writing, job interviewing skills, proper greetings and appropriate cover letters. In addition I currently work with students to improve their hygiene and overall appearance to prepare for the post secondary education.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have tutored students to prepare for many entrance exams including ISEE, SSAT and TEAS. I have also tutored students for the HSPT and the test materials are very similar. The difference between the tests is the format and structure of the test. I feel I am qualified to tutor students for the HSPT because I have seen the material on the test and I have had success tutoring students for all these tests.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have tutored students to prepare for many entrance exams including SSAT and TEAS. I have also tutored students for the ISEE and the test materials are very similar. The difference between the tests is the format and structure of the test. I feel I am qualified to tutor students for the ISEE because I have seen the material on the test and I have had success tutoring students for all these tests.
MTLE,

MTLE

I know what a struggle it is to pass the MTLE's. I have passed the English MTLE grades 5-8 and 8-12 as well as the ELL MTLE TEST grades 5-12. In addition I passed the Foundations of Reading, Math and General Curriculum tests on the first attempt with successful study tips. In addition I am certified in Elementary Education, Special Education. I have passed the Communication and Literacy tests in both the Vocational areas and Academic areas. I also passed he Radio/TV vocational MTEL.
Praxis,

Praxis

I have my teachers license in the areas the Praxis test challenges candidates to become a teacher. I am licensed by the state in English grades 5-8 and 8-12, a key area in which the Praxis test is based on. I am certified in Elementary math and Middle school math the other key component of the test. In addition I have my Masters degree in Special Education so I understand how to explain material in various ways which is another key component of the test.
TEAS,

TEAS

The new TEAS test has changed. To begin with, the math problems are more like word problems. However, they now let you use a calculator. That is one of the big changes to the test among others that I have found out. I have taken and passed these high-stakes certification tests most of them on my first attempt. I understand the stress these type of tests have. I am licensed by the state of Massachusetts Department of Education in English. I am also licensed by the state of Massachusetts Department of Education in Math, Elementary Education, ELL, Special Education.
SSAT

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As a tutor, Robert is an 11 out of 10!

Robert was a great help tutoring our son for the SSAT recently. He was having trouble with the verbal section of the exam, and Robert’s knowledge of techniques and tips for the reading comprehension and analogies sections dramatically improved his score. Our son was already strong in math, but Robert also gave him some strategies for capturing even more points. Robert was thoughtful and patient and interacted well with our 12 year son. We recommend him highly!

Kelley, 10 lessons with Robert

Personable and organized

My son's first meeting with Robert went well. He met my expectations with trying to get a good idea where my son's baseline is for subjects on the SSAT. We look forward to his second session.

Kellisue, 10 lessons with Robert

Knowledgeable, immediate results

Robert took the time to get to know my son and apply his interest to my sons learning. Accomplished results on the first session. Scheduled follow up appointments right away.

Laura, 45 lessons with Robert

Related so we'll to my son

My son has a math mental block: he gives up before he tries. Amazingly, Robert spent the first moments of our first lesson to gain a detailed understanding of my son's school environment, and what causes him to block math out, which allowed him to tailor his delivery. My son was then taught with all barriers broken down, and has called Robert his favorite teacher. Impressive, and money very well spent!!

John, 29 lessons with Robert

Great tutor!

Robert is an awesome tutor. He has been helping me prepare for the teas exam. I am an adult student and have a very hard time with math. Robert is very patient and the sessions I have had with him have helped out tremendously. He is always on time to our lessons. He is also very great with scheduling and flexibility. There was a few times where I had to reschedule and he was very understanding. Robert is very professional and always comes prepared to lessons with various learning tools. I'm very happy I chose her as my tutor.

Jen , 5 lessons with Robert

Great tutor!

Robert has been a wonderful tutor these past several months. He has in depth knowledge of tutoring children with special needs.

Michele, 84 lessons with Robert

Fun and great with my middle school son!

Robert has a good energy that translates well when working with my middle school boys. His methods to help my son focus on math and science really have worked well. In fact, we're considering adding a second tutoring session during the week if he can fit it in his busy schedule. I highly recommend Robert! UPDATE: I feel compelled to update this review from a couple of years ago because of the outstanding success that Robert has helped bring about with our 14 year old son. The transformation from a struggling, distracted, and frustrated student to one who regularly makes honor roll and who was recently awarded 8th grade student of the month, is amazing! Robert's energy and dedication has help boost our son's confidence in test-taking, essay writing, and math. Robert also takes time to ask how our son is doing and what is going on with school, even outside of homework. He is a mentor and a champion that is in our son's corner, coaching him on in academics. You can't overstate the value of something like this. The only downside is that we once thought we wouldn't have to pay four year college tuition bills. It now looks like we will. Ha!

Hank, 312 lessons with Robert

Patient and understanding

Robert is very patient and understanding of my daughters challenges. Looking forward to more sessions to help her build her skill set.

Kim, 6 lessons with Robert

Patient

Robert is so kind and patient with my son. Very positive and calming. He picks fun topics to engage my son. He has such a nice approach!

Julie, 17 lessons with Robert
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