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Syracuse University (Broadcast Journalism)
Cambridge College (Special Education) (Master's)
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. 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
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Robert has been tutoring my 4th grader for several weeks. I couldn't be happier with my son’s progress as a result of Robert’s tutoring skills. I am extremely impressed by Robert’s preparedness for each session. He clearly takes time ahead of the tutoring sessions to create a plan very specific to my son’s needs. Robert is able to take class material and teach my son by relating the material to topics my son is more interested in. Robert has always been on time, prepared, and is really able to engage my son in both math and reading comprehension. The results of Robert’s work is irrefutable as my son earned an A- on his last test.
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!
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!
Robert is very patient and understanding of my daughters challenges. Looking forward to more sessions to help her build her skill set.
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!
Robert has done a great job working with my son over the past year. My son struggles with essays. Robert spent a lot of extra time working with my son this past lesson to ensure he completed his essay. I truly appreciate his patience and dedication with his students.
My 11 yr old son has been working with Robert since early Fall 2015. Robert has been very flexible with scheduling. He plans his lessons around information I give him about my son's strengths and weaknesses. Robert brings all the necessary online and paper tools to the lesson as well as gum (!). My son doesn't complain at all about going which is a miracle. Thank you Robert.
Only two meetings so far but we are scheduling for weekly. Knowledgeable in many subjects and will help in various areas depending on needs of the week. When it comes to teachers, relationship is key. Our son really likes and respects Robert's abilities so we are off to a strong start.
Robert is a natural at making connections with kids. His calm, steady demeanor puts my 12 year-old son's math anxieties at ease. During summer tutoring he reviewed the school website and planned his sessions according to grade level expectations. At the end of each session he covers what my son did well and where he needs more work, and sends emails showing examples of what they did during the sessions. My husband and I have been very please with our son's progress and plan to continue tutoring with Robert when school restarts.
Robert K has been a great tutor for my boys. He has tutored them in multiple subjects and my boys never put up a fuss when it's time to go to a session. He is very flexible with scheduling and always prepared for the sessions. Save your relationship with your children and let Robert be the tutor! I would hire him again.
After my daughter failed her English MTEL twice we decided to hire Robert. He was down to earth and made the learning experience easy. He gave her so many helpful hints on taking the test and helped her to focus on what was really important! After just two sessions with Robert she passed the test! Hooray!!!! I will definitely hire Robert back when she takes her next test! Thanks again, Robert.
UPDATE #3 (2/26/14)
Robert has made a wonderful connection with my now 12 year old son. My son looks forward to his weekly tutoring with Robert with much anticipation of successful completion of his home work and a better understanding of how to complete his home work when on his own. We are both very grateful to have Robert involved with my son's educational development and consider him to be "top-notch"!
UPDATE #2 (10/30/14)
Robert, you truly are a "SUPER STAR"! Thank you for all you have done to help, it is sincerely appreciated every day!
Robert continues to work my with child who has re-embraced math and is flying through his school work now. In addition, we greatly look forward to our weekly sessions and my child has fun, actual fun, learning with Robert. It makes me happy to know that this has been such a great fit. Robert has identified and filled in the gaps for my child and strengthens his learning abilities. We are so grateful.
Robert is wonderful with my 11 year old. My child struggles with learning challenges while striving to learn as much as possible very day. Robert has found a way to connect with my child socially and work past the challenges to restore a joy of learning, especially in math. We look forward to Robert's weekly tutoring sessions with much anticipation and happiness. This is major accomplishment, especially considering the "grumbling" I heard about doing work over the summer and toward initiating tutoring in the first place. I cannot be more thankful for this experience and look forward to continued growth into the coming school year.
My son enjoys going to Robert every week. My son is progressing in math and feels better about math over all. I would recommend Robert as a good tutor.
It has been my privilege to work with your son. I am so glad that so many areas improved on his last progress report since I met him. He is always eager to see what I have prepared on the interactive iPad for the lesson when he first shows up. I feel the ages of 8-9 years old and the 3rd grade are so critical to establish good learning habits. Your son is always interested in letting me help him unlock the secrets to good writing, proper grammar and punctuation. In math, he always wants to know the tricks to how to solve multi-step math problems. I am glad I have been able to make a difference in your son’s education. Nice job and let’s keep it going!!
My son just passed his MCAS test and we were all very happy and our thanks goes out to Robert who was very patient and prompt and available for all the lessons my son had with him. He was very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you.
Robert was great working with my son during an illness this fall. He was easy to communicate with and responded to us immediately. Would highly recommend Robert for math tutoring.
Robert has been working with my 8 year old son for about a month now and my son is always excited when he gets to see Robert. Robert is very patient and works well with my son. Robert also spends time talking with me about my son's progress and provides honest and informative opinions about how to proceed with future tutoring sessions. I absolutely recommend Robert as a tutor. When my son smiles and says "yeah!!" when I tell him he gets to see Robert, that should tell you something!
Robert sat with us on very short notice and incorporated humor, with a very relaxed style, in his breakdown of exponents for my 8th grade daughter. My daughter said she walked away with a very solid understanding of the subject matter and wasn't worried about her upcoming test. Highly recommend Robert.
Our son just started tutoring in Algebra 1 with Robert. The first two lessons went well. He was on time and able to make my son feel very comfortable and more at ease about math. They completed a good amount of work at both meetings. He was able to tell me what he thought could work best and that he would continue evaluating and reassessing my sons skills as they went along. I would definitely recommend him to any parent who has a child struggling with math.
As a parent, I appreciate Robert’s feedback; I feel he takes the time to assess the situation.
Things seem to be going well. My son likes Robert and works well with him. Robert identified what my son needed pretty quickly, and they have been targeting those areas ever since.
My daughter has had 3 math tutoring sessions so far with Robert and she feels that he is very helpful. He has a calm, pleasant approach to teaching/ tutoring.
Robert is a great tutor! He's been tutoring my son for a couple of months. My son's grades went up and he is more confident in math. We are so happy we met Robert and continue to see him weekly.
Robert is a great tutor. I just passed my MTEL Elementary subtest, and I owe a lot of it to him! He is extremely flexible with tutoring times, sticks to his schedule, and is willing to work on anything. He will review material for as long as you need to understand it, and never rushes you through anything. I am an elementary school teacher and would recommend him to anyone looking to study for the MTEL or anyone who needs a math tutor!
Robert was a great help in building a connection and providing a solid foundation for overall study improvement. While primarily focused on geometry, Robert's broad understanding and teaching background provided great insight to improve our son's overall performance. Robert's calm demeanor created a comfortable environment for our son to learn. With only 1 month of tutoring 1 night per week, we were able to see improvement in tests and an overall grade improvement from a C+ to a B+.
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I have a Master's degree in Special Education. I am a Special Education teacher at Whittier Vocational Technical High School. 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.
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.
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.
I have a Master's degree in Special Education. I have worked for 7 years as a special education teacher. I have worked in both the self contained and inclusion settings with students with Asperger's. I have completed Graduate level courses given by the Department of Education in Asperger's and Autism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. I have taken and passed all the tests necessary, most of them on my first attempt. I have strategies that will help any test taker, whether they are in Graduate school, college, High school, Middle school or elementary school. My Special Education background has taught strategies to reduce the stress and anxiety for taking a test. My math, English and Elementary Education certifications show the I not only know the core subject of ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies but proven teaching techniques as well.