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Paul W.

Taneytown, MD

$50/hour

Patient, Creative Basic Education Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/12/13
4.9 average from 90 ratings
Excellent teacher
— Josh, Finksburg, MD on 11/12/11

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College of New Jersey
Elementary Education
The George Washington University
MEd
Loyola College of Baltimore
Graduate Coursework

Education

College of New Jersey (Elementary Education)

The George Washington University (MEd)

Loyola College of Baltimore (Graduate Coursework)

About Paul

I am a retired master teacher with over 40 years' experience teaching/tutoring elementary/middle school subjects--mathematics being my specialty. I have had 4 recent years experience teaching GED classes part-time for Carroll Community College in Westminster. Here my students learned the five core subjects including Reading, Language Arts and Essay Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Many of my students have gone on to earn their Maryland High School Diplomas. I have also tutored over a dozen young adults to prepare for the military ASVAB test, leading to successful careers with the armed services.

I am a very patient, creative and dynamic tutor who has the years of experience to know the best methods and techniques to help you learn and ultimately reach your desired goal.

I guarantee that you or your child will demonstrate academic growth and improved self-confidence with my expert assistance.

I look forward to working with you and helping you to reach your goals.
I am a retired master teacher with over 40 years' experience teaching/tutoring elementary/middle school subjects--mathematics being my specialty. I have had 4 recent years experience teaching GED classes part-time for Carroll Community College in Westminster. Here my students learned the five core subjects including Reading, Language Arts and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Taneytown, MD 21787
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent teacher"

- Josh, Finksburg, MD on 11/12/11

"Great Tutor"

- Don, New Windsor, MD on 4/27/16

"Wonderful experience!!"

- Phylliis, Halethorpe, MD on 12/12/13

"Another Great Review for Paul W."

- R. Patrick, Waynesboro, PA on 12/6/12
English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
TEAS
Language:
Speech
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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.

ASVAB

During the past 6 years, I have tutored over a dozen young adults to review and prepare for the ASVAB exam. I can also help you to achieve a score that will get you into the military branch of your choice.

Chess

I have been playing and teaching chess for over 40 years. Specifically, I ran a chess club for elementary students in an after-school program with Recreation & Parks.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 30 years' experience teaching elementary and middle school subjects, especially mathematics, for both Baltimore County and Carroll County Public Schools. My Bachelor's Degree is in Elementary Education and I have a Master's Degree in School Administration and Supervision.

Elementary Math

I have taught mathematics to elementary and middle school students for over 20 years. Math is my specialty. Progressing from the basic and concrete, I will show you how and why math "works" and gradually develop an understanding of the more abstract concepts. Presented in the right way, math can be looked at like a game or puzzle, full of sequences and patterns that are easy to recognize and fun to learn.

English

As an experienced elementary and middle school teacher, I have taught English/Language Arts skills for over 20 years. Also, as an experienced pre-GED/GED instructor, I taught English/Reading/Writing skills for several years at the high school level. Although now retired from full-time teaching, I continue to tutor these subjects to children, teens and adults.

Grammar

I have been teaching English grammar skills for over 20 years, both at the elementary and middle school levels. I currently teach GED classes at Carroll Community College where I review grammar/writing skills with my students as they pursue their high school diplomas.

Handwriting

As an experienced elementary/middle school teacher, I have taught handwriting (penmanship) for over a dozen years--mostly to children in grades 3 and 4. Beginning with the correct way to hold a pencil, I teach stroke order, size and consistency of letters and fluency. Based on your child's needs, I can show him/her how to improve in these areas with both manuscript (printing) and cursive handwriting.

Homeschool

Many parents who home-school their children are not professional educators, and therefore may not fully understand the content of the subjects they are teaching or the best methods to present new skills to their children. This is understandable, and is why a professional, experienced teacher should be engaged. I am a retired master teacher with over 20 years' experience teaching in the public schools and I have worked with children who are home-schooled. Not only do I help the children in most elementary-level subjects, but I will also help their parents with content and current teaching techniques so that they are better able to help their children when the tutor is not present. I also have had 4 recent years experience teaching GED classes part-time for Carroll Community College in Westminster.

Phonics

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and have taught reading/phonics for about 10 years as a third and fourth grade public school teacher.

Prealgebra

As an experienced middle school math teacher and a recent former GED instructor, I have the skills and knowledge necessary to assure your success with pre-algebra. I am a dynamic, patient tutor who will work with your child until he/she "gets" it.

Public Speaking

I am a retired public school teacher, and current GED teacher, so I have been doing "public speaking" for over 40 years.

I also have more than 20 years' experience interviewing potential counselors for summer day camp positions, so I know what attributes contribute to a successful interview and a valuable employee.

I will show you how to speak well with knowledge, poise and confidence, and you will impress!

Reading

I have taught reading at the elementary and middle school levels for over 20 years. I can help your child to gain confidence in reading as they improve their phonics, fluency, decoding, comprehension, and higher-level reading skills.

Study Skills

I am a retired elementary/middle school teacher with over 30 years' teaching experience. I have been helping students with their study skills for a long time and have proven success in this area.

Tax Preparation

Although I am not a CPA, I have been completing individual federal and state tax returns for over 40 years. In addition to my own return, I have completed numerous basic tax returns for family members and friends. My accuracy and attention to detail are unsurpassed. I have completed paper returns in the past, but now complete returns using computer software. I will come to your home and complete your tax return for you on your computer or we can do it at my home if you prefer.

TEAS

With over 30 years' experience teaching all subjects from elementary school through high school level, I have the knowledge and ability to tutor students who wish to prepare for the Test of Essential Academic Skills. Additionally, I currently teach GED classes at the local community college, and the required subjects here are almost identical to those measured/tested on the TEAS. Whether you need help with all of the sections of the test, or just some, I am available and willing to help you.

Writing

I have taught writing/grammar skills to children, teens and adults for over 40 years. Most recently, I taught these skills to adults who were preparing to take the GED test.

College of New Jersey
Elementary Education
The George Washington University
MEd
Loyola College of Baltimore
Graduate Coursework

Education

College of New Jersey (Elementary Education)

The George Washington University (MEd)

Loyola College of Baltimore (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent teacher

I would highly recommend Paul as a tutor. I consider myself to be one of the most difficult people to even attempt to teach. Because of my learning challenges I have had difficulty in the past understanding math concepts and found it even more difficult to retain information. Paul has been extremely patient with me. He took the time to understand what my unique learning challenges were, what my en

— Josh, Finksburg, MD on 11/12/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 25 miles of Taneytown, MD 21787.