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Seth H.

Sharon, MA

$65/hour

husband and father of two, believer in processing and reflection

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Patient and thorough
— Jane, Hyde Park, MA on 9/18/16

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Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
English
University of Vermont
Master's
Trinity College
Other

Education

Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin (English)

University of Vermont (Master's)

Trinity College (Other)

About Seth

The first thing to tell is that I have been teaching Middle School since 1989. I have taught in rural, urban, and suburban schools. I was a special educator for seven years, then a Social Studies teacher, and now I lead English and Civics classes. The mantra in my class is "dig deeper, try harder, be better".
For seven years in Vermont, during the summer, I facilitated Ropes Course Adventure programs which focus on team building, independence, problem solving, trust. Some reasons why I like tutoring someone is because I am very well organized, and very flexible. I can make a plan, yet think on my feet and revise plans for improvement. The idea of modeling those qualities, and giving that person the confidence to practice those skills, makes me feel confident thatI make a difference.

I am an excellent proofreader, and excellent reader for facts and inferences. I am very good idea of how to use vocabulary effectively and very good at knowing the audience.

I have many years of experience teaching American history from the Revolutionary War until Reconstruction, as well as many years of teaching World History from the Early Middle Ages to The Renaissance. Many years of teaching Civics. Since getting my masters degree, I have taken many courses in history, such as 20th Century History.

I have a master's degree in Special Education and much classroom experience with ADD students. Also, Ropes Adventure training is a great place to see these students in a different light, and understand their thought process better.

Please feel fear to contact me a any time; I will be sure to respond in a timely fashion.
The first thing to tell is that I have been teaching Middle School since 1989. I have taught in rural, urban, and suburban schools. I was a special educator for seven years, then a Social Studies teacher, and now I lead English and Civics classes. The mantra in my class is "dig deeper, try harder, be better".
For seven years in Vermont,
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Sharon, MA 02067
In-person lessons

"Patient and thorough"

- Jane, Hyde Park, MA on 9/18/16
Math:
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Special Needs:
ADHD
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

For more than 25 years, I have been working with adolescents in a formal school environment. I hold a Masters degree in Special Education. I was employed for seven years as a Special Educator in a middle school.

American History

I taught American history for many years to eighth graders. We studied the events from the Pilgrims to the Reconstruction. I have also taken many college courses in history, such at 20th century American History. Furthermore, I have taken courses in Literature that study novels, poems, and plays from Americans in all centuries. When studying this literature, you also learn about the history of the era, to put the literature in perspective. For example, when studying The Great Gatsby, you learn about the events, the cultures, and the different mindsets of the people of the time.

Government & Politics

I have been teaching Civics to seventh grade students for many years. We learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizens, along with governmental structures and systems. For example, whenever an election year comes around, such as a presidential election, we study the election process in total. Also, when I teach American History, we spend much time on the Constitution, The Bill of Rights (and other amendments), and the judicial process.

Grammar

I teach grammar to my students in eighth grade, For example, we study subject/verb/pronoun agreement. It goes into greater depth than that, though. Along with studying participles, infinitives, and gerunds, we also learn to avoid sentence fragments and run-on sentences. But mainly we are looking at how to put a good sentence together, with proper agreement, correct use of part of speech, and appropriate punctuation. We also stress the value of writing in the active present tense when it comes to writing about literature.

Literature

I teach English, and have taught Social Studies/History. In both subjects you learn about the writing and writers of the time, plus the written works themselves. I was an English major in college, with a minor in History. Furthermore, I have taken many courses in literature that study plays and novels, often classics. Top that off with that I like reading and like movies that are based on literature.

Proofreading

I am an English teacher, and before that I taught Social Studies/History. There are a lot of essays assigned, which means a lot of reading/proofreading for me with each essay a student submits. I have to say that if there were another job I could do as a profession, proofreading would be easy for me; in all modesty, I am very good at it (just ask my colleagues; they come to me to find errors in their emails, before they send them out to whomever they are sending them out to).

Reading

I have been an English teacher for some time, and before that a Social Studies/History teacher. In both areas of teaching, there is a lot of reading involved. I also have experience as a special educator (before being an English and SS/History teacher). Much of what I focus on is reading is comprehension, but phonetic pronunciation is also something worth teaching, because more often than one would imagine, students recognize a word by sound and not by sight.

SAT Math

After studying for my SAT and GRE exams, I always do better on the math sections.My SAT and GRE exam math scores are in the 700's. So although I am not exposed to this level of math regularly, I know how to prep and study for these exams.

Vocabulary

I am an English teacher, so my students have to learn vocabulary when we read the texts. Before that I taught Social Studies/History; vocabulary is taught there, too. Also, when teaching about grammar, vocabulary is involved because we learn about parts of speech.

Writing

I teach English, and have taught Social Studies/History for many years. In both subjects, writing is a staple and main part of the classroom expectations. Not only are there essays, but also short responses such as classroom discussions on line. During classes, we break down the responses for content and for style; both are important, because you want to express your message accurately and clearly to the reader.

Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
English
University of Vermont
Master's
Trinity College
Other

Education

Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin (English)

University of Vermont (Master's)

Trinity College (Other)

Patient and thorough

Seth helped Bridge with some of his homework and Bridge reported he did well on the quizzes and submitted work.

— Jane, Hyde Park, MA on 9/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Seth will travel within 10 miles of Sharon, MA 02067.