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Gaston H.

Baltimore, MD

$45/hour

Well-Versed Percussionist English Teacher

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Coppin State University
English

Education

Coppin State University (English)

About Gaston

My name is Gaston H., I'm 23 and I have a passion for teaching. Currently I'm a driving instructor at Advance Driving Academy and a student at Coppin State University majoring in English and Secondary Education.

I really enjoy teaching others and I've been exposed to a wide variety of experiences. As a result, I've come to realize that I have a real talent for being able to relate with anyone. My father, stepmother and mother are all teachers in the Baltimore City Public School System and I've definitely learned from them over the years. I've also had my own experiences teaching summer camps, summer schools, and from coaching different sports teams.

When I tutor, my goal is to get my student to arrive at their own answers and conclusions. No one likes being preached to, so I try to involve my students as though it were a conversation. I ask open-ended questions to get students to think for themselves, and if there is a break-down in understanding, I relate the issue at hand to something the student is familiar with already. For example, when teaching math, I try to relate the subject material to something more sports involved. Football relates well to geometry lessons because of the different routes some players run whereas basketball relates more to physics due to the movement of the basketball through the air.

English and music are my passion, and I avidly enjoy both. I write poetry and essays a lot and I write cadences and perform for Baltimore's Marching Ravens.

I can teach both essay writing and oratory skills.

As I mentioned earlier, I have coached different sports teams including lacrosse and basketball, so I can help any student who wants an extra edge on the field.




My name is Gaston H., I'm 23 and I have a passion for teaching. Currently I'm a driving instructor at Advance Driving Academy and a student at Coppin State University majoring in English and Secondary Education.

I really enjoy teaching others and I've been exposed to a wide
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Baltimore, MD 21216
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
Science:
Psychology
Music:
Composition (Music),
Drums,
Music History
Art:
Composition (Music),
Film, Photography, Theatre
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
Speech
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball,
Chess, Football, Lacrosse,
Poker, Soccer, Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Basketball

I've played basketball for almost half of my life. I've also played multiple positions, including small forward, power forward, center and shooting guard. I was a member of two AAU basketball teams during high school as well.

Bible Studies

I attend First Baptist Church of Pimlico. I've also taught Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School. I can also help create study plans or help with analysis of any passages.

Composition (Music)

As a percussionist for Baltimore's Marching Ravens, I've had the opportunity to create several cadences for the drum line. I've created and arranged several pieces of music over my 8 year tenure there.

Drums

I have extensive experience with percussion instruments including orchestra, marching band and drum corps settings. I was the section leader for 4 years of my high school orchestra. I was a charter member of Chesapeake Indoor Drum line. I have been a member and section leader with Baltimore's Marching Ravens for 8 years now and I've marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Lacrosse

I coached lacrosse for several middle schools, as a part of Baltimore City Public Schools Lacrosse League.

SAT Reading

I am currently majoring in English as a senior at Coppin State University

Coppin State University
English

Education

Coppin State University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gaston will travel within 15 miles of Baltimore, MD 21216.