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Carl B.

Temple Hills, MD

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Background check passed as of 9/27/16
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Knowledgeable, dynamic, patient tutor
— Tee, Clinton, MD on 3/23/17

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Bradley University Peoria, Il
Business Management Economics

Education

Bradley University Peoria, Il (Business Management Economics)

About Carl

I have a degree in Business Management and Economics from Bradley University. I taught math for about eight years to students from Sixth Grade through Algebra 1. I also tutored students from Third through Ninth grade on an individual basis. I place special emphasis on developing mental computational skills and logic/reasoning skills. For several years, I prepared and coached students for participation in the Mathcounts Middle School competition. I teach students shortcuts and tricks that make computation easier and fun. Additionally, I use puzzles, logic charts/tables to develop critical thinking and reasoning. It is also very important to help students to see math at work in the real world on a daily basis.

I am a former military officer with a broad base of experience that is applicable to success on the ASVAB or the AFQT. My classroom experience with students at a variety of levels in different subjects as well as my experience of guiding parents in working with their children has provided me with many insights that enable me to provide the assistance needed to be successful on this type of exam.

I taught Middle School American History for three years. I believe that is it important to make history come alive! That requires imagination, creativity and connection. To gain a true appreciation for history, a student must go beyond memorizing facts to getting understanding, and analyzing the impact of events from different perspectives. The real fun in learning history comes when you begin to think about how things would be different if certain events never happened or turned out another way!

It is always a good feeling to be part of a winning team! To win requires hard work and commitment from each team member. Each team member must know and perform their part and be able to support other team members as well.
That is the formula for success in education and in life. What is important is not where or how you start, but how you grow and progress throughout your lifetime! Let's get started!
I have a degree in Business Management and Economics from Bradley University. I taught math for about eight years to students from Sixth Grade through Algebra 1. I also tutored students from Third through Ninth grade on an individual basis. I place special emphasis on developing mental computational skills and logic/reasoning skills. For several Read more

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Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Temple Hills, MD 20748
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"Knowledgeable, dynamic, patient tutor"

- Tee, Clinton, MD on 3/23/17

"Knowledgeable & patient"

- Jermaine, Waldorf, MD on 2/10/17

"Very Comfortable Tutor"

- Thomas, Dunkirk, MD on 12/31/16

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Lagundo, Washington, DC on 11/9/16
English:
English,
Grammar, Reading
Test Preparation:
ASVAB
History:
American History,
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading
Business:
Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 to a mixed class of students (grades 7 - 10). I used cooperative learning strategies and video lessons to supplement the text. I have also tutored individual students in Algebra, Prealgebra and Elementary Math for several years. I sometimes have students reinforce what they have learned by teaching a lesson to their classmates.

American History

I taught American History for two years to Seventh and Eighth grade students. I supplemented the text with videos, cooperative learning strategies and student developed presentations or portrayals. Occasionally, I brought in guest speakers to relate personal stories that connected to the curriculum material.

ASVAB

I have a broad teaching background which includes eight to nine years in math and science. Also, I have broad experience in editing essays, speeches and various presentations for different age groups. Additionally, I have some experience working with tools, autos and minor home repairs. As a result, I can readily demonstrate the connections between classroom learning and practical applications

Elementary Math

I taught Sixth Grade math for six years and have tutored individual students from Grades 3 through 8 for six or seven years. I have used flash cards, puzzles, math games, speed drills, logic tables/charts and competitive games over the years.

English

I am an avid reader and have spent quite some time writing proposals, editing newsletters, writing/editing speeches and developing various presentations. As a former history and science teacher, I routinely edited student essays and presentations. I have several resources that I can use to illustrate and reinforce the rules of grammar, parts of speech and to assist in developing writing style.

Prealgebra

I taught Prealgebra to Seventh and Eighth grade students for six years. I used a variety of techniques throughout the year such as speed drills for computational skill development, logic tables/charts to develop reasoning, group projects for practical application, and math-based tricks and shortcuts to maintain interest. I also prepared and coached teams of students to participate in the Mathcounts Middle School competitions for several years. This exposed students to more diverse applications of math and strenuous competition.

Bradley University Peoria, Il
Business Management Economics

Education

Bradley University Peoria, Il (Business Management Economics)

Knowledgeable, dynamic, patient tutor

This was my son's second tutoring session with Carl. Prior to the first meeting, Carl called to get some background information regarding my son's needs and the issue he was having in Pre-Algebra. This also helped him prepare for the first session. After each session, he carefully takes his time to assess where my son is and a plan to get him to the next level. He is really caring and he inves

— Tee, Clinton, MD on 3/23/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carl will travel within 30 miles of Temple Hills, MD 20748.