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Robert R.

Williamstown, MA

$40/hour

English, Math, Science & History

Background check passed as of 2/22/15

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Columbia University
English
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Other

Education

Columbia University (English)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Other)

About Robert

Bob R. holds a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an Associates Degree in Applied Science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He has served as executive director of several non-profit social service and environmental organizations. He has also been a forest technician in the western and northeastern U.S. His most recent publications are New & Selected Poems 1975-2005 and Communicating the Bird. He plays jazz trumpet. He has over twenty years of experience working with children, youths and young adults in a wide range of settings including educational, residential and counseling programs, and since 2006 as an academic tutor in the Pittsfield Public Schools and other Berkshire County school districts.

He has provided individual and classroom instruction in all subjects including middle school and high school mathematics through algebra I & II, geometry and trigonometry, science through biology, physics and chemistry, English literature and composition, and world and American history and social studies, and prepared students for MCAS and SAT exams.
Bob R. holds a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an Associates Degree in Applied Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Williamstown, MA 01267
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany,
Chemistry, Ecology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Trumpet
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development,
GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Botany

I hold an Associates Degree in Applied Science (A.A.S. - Forest Technology) from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. I have worked as a Forest Technician for the U.S. Forest Service in Utah and Washington State (Uintah National Forest, Olympic National Forest), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (as an assistant ranger in the Adirondack Mountain Preserve) and for a private forester in Vermont. I maintain an extensive plant identification database.

Career Development

I have over ten years of experience providing employment and career counseling for youths, young adults and adults at Stanley Isaacs Center and Covenant House in New York City and the Family Life Support Center in Massachusetts. I developed and organized employment counseling and job referral programs, counseled and assisted clients with job search activities and education planning, recruited, trained and supervised counseling staff, developed and maintained business and community employment and training contacts, and designed interviewing and employability skills training programs.

Study Skills

I have been tutoring in the Pittsfield and Williamstown public schools for over 8 years, often with Special Education students who have Individualized Education Plans (IEP). A large part of my work with all students is helping them develop study strategies to complete homework assignments and prepare for tests. These include strategies for note taking in class and while reading, organizing subject material by importance or difficulty, identifying key ideas and preparing summaries, and managing time and distractions. It also includes motivating students to value and enjoy learning.

Trumpet

I have been a jazz trumpet player for 40 years including several years each playing with the Williams College Big Band, Berkshire Community College Jazz Ensemble and The Good Life, a 5-piece jazz band performing for concerts and outdoor performances, weddings and family events, restaurants, resorts and country clubs, business and school events, and town and community celebrations in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. I have been recorded on The BCC Jazz Ensemble Plays Music by Thelonius Monk. I am comfortable offering both instrumental trumpet and jazz theory lessons.

Columbia University
English
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Other

Education

Columbia University (English)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of Williamstown, MA 01267.