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Darrell F.

Randallstown, MD

$55/hour

Innovative Education Tutor Specializing in Math & Science

200+ Hours
4.8 average from 90 ratings
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The Johns Hopkins University
Natural Sciences Area
Grand Canyon University School of Education
Master's
Towson State College/University
Other

Education

The Johns Hopkins University (Natural Sciences Area)

Grand Canyon University School of Education (Master's)

Towson State College/University (Other)

About Darrell

Life is full of surprises! Sometimes they put you or a loved one behind the “educational 8 ball.” I am here to reassure you of success to overcome your educational challenges. I am a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University in natural sciences. In addition, I have my master’s in elementary education from Grand Canyon University.

I have been teaching many subjects in the public school systems for over four years. The subjects have ranged from math to computer technology. The experiences you will have with my programs are two-fold. First, is that you will gain a greater understanding of the subject matter. Secondly, you will be able retain more information in future classes by learning the techniques for educational maturity.

My success rates with those engaged in learning have been excellent. I have seen up to three grade level increases in subject matter over a six-month period. Some students in 40 days scored 60% higher on the MSA. The Common Core is now requiring the PAARC assessment. This is a computer driven testing situation. I would strongly incorporate this for any student that is in grades 3-12.

Each student will have a customized program designed for his or her aptitude. It is expected to have a strong commitment to work through the challenges.

We will work together parents, students, and teachers to achieve the success needed. It is up to the student to believe they can achieve.

I look forward to the exciting times and adventures into learning that we will take when we meet.

Peace be with you until then.
Life is full of surprises! Sometimes they put you or a loved one behind the “educational 8 ball.” I am here to reassure you of success to overcome your educational challenges. I am a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University in natural sciences. In addition, I have my master’s in elementary education from Grand Canyon University.

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2017-18 Price Increase for new students effective Sept 1st. Lock in old rates NOW! Cancellation must be given 36 hrs in advance.

Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Randallstown, MD 21133
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"Driven tutor to help those looking to improve"

- Tiffani, Baltimore, MD on 7/24/17

"Patient"

- Ariel, Reisterstown, MD on 8/12/17

"Really able to get through to student with low motivation"

- Ariana, Ellicott City, MD on 2/7/17

"Compassionate and knowledgeable"

- Marshall, Pikesville, MD on 1/13/17

"Very impressed with initial session"

- Sheri, Perry Hall, MD on 11/22/16

"Great!"

- Andrew, Middle River, MD on 6/29/16

"Productive meet and greet session"

- Dedeen, Baltimore, MD on 5/20/16

"Great Tutor"

- Luvore, Gwynn Oak, MD on 8/13/14

"Inspiring"

- Michelle, Baltimore, MD on 7/11/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Science,
Geology, Nutrition, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
Art:
Graphic Design
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
Desktop Publishing, General Computer,
Graphic Design, Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Phonics, Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Finance, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADHD

I am a certified teacher with a master's degree in elementary education. In completing this degree, several classes in special needs were taught in which I received an A from Grand Canyon University: SPE-526 educating learners with special needs, SPE-533N advanced methodologies in English immersion. I have also been certified by Baltimore City Public Schools in special education long-term substitute. This requires the development of lessons plans, assessments, evaluations, and parent communications based on the Common Core.

As a teacher, I am required to understand Individualized Education Plans, 504s and make modifications and accommodations for learning disabilities such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral issues. I have been teaching for four years with students that have various disabilities.

According to research acquired during my graduate work and while teaching in the classroom, it is critical to be able to reduce distractions, scaffold information, provide frequent breaks, check for understanding, and repeat directions. These are some of the guidelines under the NCLB Act of 2004 that I would be using.

Additional research may be necessary given the background of the student.

Algebra 1

In elementary algebra letters are used to stand for numbers. For example, in the equation ax2+bx+c=0, the letters a, b, and c stand for various known constant numbers called coefficients and the letter x is an unknown variable number whose value depends on the values of a, b, and c and may be determined by solving the equation. Much of classical algebra is concerned with finding solutions to equations or systems of equations, i.e., finding the roots, or values of the unknowns, that upon substitution into the original equation will make it a numerical identity. For example, x=-2 is a root of x2-2x-8=0 because (-2)2-2(-2)-8=4+4-8=0; substitution will verify that x=4 is also a root of this equation.

The goals for each grade are listed at

http://www.mdk12.org/share/frameworks/CCSC_AlgebraI.pdf

The predominate focus will be for the student to solve an equation by learning how to recognize how and when to substitute the equations for numbers and then be able to verify the solution by substituting the number into the original equation.

Dyslexia

I am very familiar with this issue because I am dyslexic. I found out while attending The Johns Hopkins University. I have overcome most of the issue. However, there are new techniques being developed and I am staying up to date with the latest techniques.
In addition, I am a certified teacher with a Master's degree in elementary education. I have also been trained by Baltimore City Public School in Special Education.
I am a certified teacher with a Master's degree in elementary education. I have also been certified by Baltimore City Public Schools in Special Education Long term substitute. This requires the development of lessons plans, assessments, evaluations, and parent communications based on the Common Core.
As a teacher, I am required to understand Individualized Education Plans, 504s and make modifications and accommodations for learning disabilities such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral issues.
These techniques include under NCLB:
check for understanding
reduce distraction to student
provide teacher notes
redirection
repeating directions
providing manipulatives
making eye contact
I have been teaching for 4 years with students that have these types of disabilities.
If you need further proof, please advise.
Darrell.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an intervention teacher for the past 3 years. My responsibility is to address academic deficiencies and create programs that would provide rapid growth. The grades that I have covered ranges from Pre-K to 8th grade. The subjects I have taught are Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, and Technology.

My specialty has been in the areas of Math, Science, and Technology. I use a combination of on-line simulations, rote work, and real world application to bring excitement and purpose to learning.

Depending on the situation and background of the student will determine the approach I use. I prefer a thematic approach. This allows the student to understand the subject matter cross-curricula.

For example, I had 5th graders to work on the Fibonacci series (9th grade work). They learned the history (social studies, reading, and language arts), learned the math, then observed it in nature (science), finally they drew the Nautilus pattern and colored it (art). This approach allowed each type of learner visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic to shine and apply themselves to the project. In the end, the student has a full appreciation and knowledge of the subject matter.

Elementary Math

Elementary math is fun and challenging. The foundations of operations, fractions, geometry, data, and measurements are the critical components for success. I have been teaching these areas for three years as an intervention teacher. This position has allowed me to work with students of diverse learning needs. The strategies employed are successful and have long term benefits. I expose my students to the higher levels of math so they are able to adapt quickly to the curriculum. Therefore, they score higher and achieve more in less time.

I have high expectations for your child and eagerly look forward to the best in them.

Elementary Science

My degree is in Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins. I have been teaching science for over 9 years. I am Master Teacher for BioEyes from the Carnegie Institute where we look at embryology. Science is my world and I love bringing it to my students in real world applications. Lessons are never boring!

General Computer

I have worked at Comcast as an Internet Protocol Level II CAE. I have experience with hardware, software, installation, training, and sales. I am familiar with design, layout, and CRM.

I can work with the simple like virus removal to networking. As a business developer, I have worked with several small businesses to design marketing materials using various programs such as publisher and Frontpage.

I have plenty of patience for those that are just beginning and I take the frustration away. Communication is the key to building an effective computer and understanding how to use it and the software.

Macintosh

I have worked with Mac since the 90's from IIsi to my current MacBook pro. I am familiar with Mac office 2011, safari, Firefox, and Google chrome. I have used the mail programs to integrate effective usage of yahoo and outlook. I also am familiar with uploading new programs and using smart board technology.
Working with Comcast has prepared me with understanding network support for the Mac as well.

Microsoft Publisher

I have been a business developer for more than 5 years using Microsoft Publisher, Word, and Excel. Publishing is an art form requiring more that just functionality. The concept must be seen clearly throughout the work. Consideration for the reader is foremost in the preparation of the document.

Basic skills that would be masted layout, design, font, inserts, and color.

Public Speaking

Public speaking has been a passion of mine since I was in high school. I was district champion in original oratory and boy's poetry for several years. I have created and presented before State and local governments, Corporate clients such as Kaiser Permanente, and individual. The skills that will be taught depend on the needs of the presenter. I would cover:
-Presence
-Enunciation
-Pronunciation
-Persuasiveness
-Timing
-Overcoming fear

Effective communication is designed with the heart in mind. Where there is passion there is action!

Please contact me for more information.

Special Needs

I am a certified teacher with a master's degree in elementary education. In completing this degree, several classes in special needs were taught in which I received an A from Grand Canyon University: SPE-526 educating learners with special needs, SPE-533N advanced methodologies in English immersion. I have also been certified by Baltimore City Public Schools in special education long-term substitute. This requires the development of lessons plans, assessments, evaluations, and parent communications based on the Common Core.

As a teacher, I am required to understand Individualized Education Plans, 504s and make modifications and accommodations for learning disabilities such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral issues. I have been teaching for four years with students that have various disabilities.

Study Skills

I am a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University. As a tutor, I analyze strengths and weakness to provide an individualized education plan to overcome any educational deficiencies. The review will consist of testing to determine styles of learning, proficiency in study matter, and behavioral analysis. The results will help to determine with the parent, teacher, and student the best ways to approach a positive solution to challenges that face the student in the classroom.

Some of the areas that will be structured for improvement will include but not limited to the following:

• Time Management
• Teacher/student relationships
• Supplemental reading or assignments
• Vocabulary building
• Note taking skills
• Homework strategies
• Classroom management
• Information Technology Support Systems

The Johns Hopkins University
Natural Sciences Area
Grand Canyon University School of Education
Master's
Towson State College/University
Other

Education

The Johns Hopkins University (Natural Sciences Area)

Grand Canyon University School of Education (Master's)

Towson State College/University (Other)

Driven tutor to help those looking to improve

Driven and motivated tutor for kids dedicated to improving their grades. Darrel F. was thorough and reviewed all information we provided to him, created a plan to achieve the goals, and was very motivated.

— Tiffani, Baltimore, MD on 7/24/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

2017-18 Price Increase for new students effective Sept 1st. Lock in old rates NOW! Cancellation must be given 36 hrs in advance.

Travel policy

Darrell will travel within 14 miles of Randallstown, MD 21133.