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Dana T.

Patient and Encouraging. Currently an ESL Algebra teacher.

Patient and Encouraging. Currently an ESL Algebra teacher.

$30/hour

  • Somerville, MA 02145

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Hello, my name is Dana. I am currently and ESL Algebra teacher in Lawrence for 9th graders. I was born, raised, and attended college in California where I studied Sociology and Art. After graduation, I took a road trip across the country to work as a counselor at an arts camp in Chautauqua, NY. When my time with camp ended, I quickly signed up for a year of tutoring with AmeriCorps at Phoenix Academy Charter High School in Lawrence, MA. After finishing my year of service, I stayed with...

Hello, my name is Dana. I am currently and ESL Algebra teacher in Lawrence for 9th graders. I was born, raised, and attended college in California where I studied Sociology and Art. After graduation, I took a road trip across the country to work as a counselor at an arts camp in Chautauqua, NY. When my time with camp ended, I quickly signed up for a year of tutoring with AmeriCorps at Phoenix Academy Charter High School in Lawrence, MA. After finishing my year of service, I stayed with Phoenix for another year working as a Special Education Teacher, then moved to the local public high school where I now teach Algebra to English language learners.

Although my formal time as a teacher is only four years, I have been tutoring and working as a counselor for much longer. In college I even traveled to South Korea to teach English for a month to elementary school students. For me the joy of teaching and tutoring comes from moving a student from a place of unknowing to a place of confidence and understanding. In my free time, I help out with teaching at a local martial arts school.

I have taken and passed the High School Mathematics MTELs to be certified as a math teacher in Massachusetts. I have been teaching and tutoring math in preparation for the MCAS for the past four years. While I have helped students prepare for the MCAS I do not like to teach to the test, it is the understanding of the concepts that make math work that I believe develop an analytical mind.

I am the daughter of a published theologian and grew up in the church (United Methodist). I attended Azusa Pacific University in college where I took 1-2 Bible courses every semester covering New and Old Testament. I also attended chapel 3 times a week. When I study, I typically use the NIV Bible. I am comfortable using Biblical Commentaries and scriptural analytics. I have a passion for modern application of Biblical scripture. In 2014 I took a 2 week tour of Israel with Biblical scholars, and stayed for another two weeks working an archeological dig at Tel Abel Beth Macah.

I have studied Art History in both High School and College, looking at art from Venus of Wilendorf until present (Ancient Near Eastern and ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek and Roman art, Medieval and Byzantine art, Renaissance art, Baroque and Rococo, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, and Contemporary). I see art as an expression of culture and the changing techniques an expression of human technological development. My background in Religion and Sociology enforces my love for art.

I have a passion for learning and a desire to carry this on through teaching. Please contact me to schedule and lesson or if you have any further questions!


Education

Azusa Pacific University
Sociology

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $30 for in-person / $30 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Somerville, MA 02145
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Vocabulary

English

Vocabulary

History

Art History

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1, Geometry
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$30/hour

Dana T.

$30/hour

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Response time: 1 hour