Phillip B.

Upper Marlboro, MD

$35/hour

Well rounded Motivational and Understanding Professional Tutor

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Bowie State University
Vermont College of Norwich Universty
Master's

Education

Bowie State University

Vermont College of Norwich Universty (Master's)

About Phillip

Since graduation from College, I have been engaged as an educator, coach, and mentor. I have been an education contractor since 1990. I have well over 20 years of experience working on behalf of developing the hidden strengths of students and helping them to overcome their personal weaknesses that can inhibit student's performance. I am an entrepreneur, inventor, writer and an actor to go along with my education and mentoring skills. I have current references. I am also a fitness and health enthusiast. I am available to help get anyone in better Physical shape. Physical fitness is a professional passion. For those looking for fitness or skill enhancement, I can really help you. I also believe that a person is a whole being. The Holistic Philosophy is working with student's Mind, Body, and Soul.

I have several hobbies, such as cycling, swimming, horseback riding, and sports in general. These hobbies can sometimes help to motivate a student towards personal improvement. This process of reward/behavior modification for a student can be a very positive motivating experience that is associated with an activity helping students make overall improvement.

Finally, I believe that most educators should try to find a way to encourage the student to love and to respect the opportunity for achieving an education. Therefore, an education can become a desired endeavor. The one size fit all curriculum is generally difficult for many students to absorb, but helping the student to find relevance to what an education can do for them is the key towards making them better achievers all around. That is my general educational philosophy regarding enhancing students, athletes, and mentees.

Sincerely,
Mr. P.
Since graduation from College, I have been engaged as an educator, coach, and mentor. I have been an education contractor since 1990. I have well over 20 years of experience working on behalf of developing the hidden strengths of students and helping them to overcome their personal weaknesses that can inhibit student's performance. I am an Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20792
In-person lessons
Math:
Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Science:
Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Theatre
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Fitness,
Football,
Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have a BA in psychology degree and a minor in special education. I have many years of experience working with special needs students that are labeled as ADD/ADHD regarding my current position as Home and Hospital teacher and also as an Alternative Academic
support teacher in PGC schools. I also worked as an Adaptive PE teacher at Accotink Academy. I also have a Masters degree in Sociology/Afro American history . I worked as a mentor for adjudicated youth and got to work with a number of young people whom were diagnosed with the learning challenge as well. I also own and operate my business in which I provide support services often to you challenged by all tiype of learning issues.

Basketball

I have personally inspired so many youth to play this sport that it really is hilarious that I did not end up as a college or semi pro coach somewhere through out my life as a teen throughout my adult career. I did acquire about 4 years of formal coaching in VA. at the HS level, but I was more programmed to work outside of the mainstream system in order to reach more youth regarding sports/mentoring/education in general. However, I do believe if students need coaching in this area, I feel that I am well qualified, especially in the areas of fitness and motivation. I still play the game with the youth on occasion at my favorite workout spots like Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee, FL, or Theresa Banks Complex in PGC, MD.

Bible Studies

I attended several private Christian schools from grades 1-10, therefore, I had a religious classes in each of those grade years. in addition, I studied 1 year at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC in 85/86. I have also maintained a personal and scholarly interest in understanding general aspects of Theology.

Elementary (K-6th)

As an educational consultant, I have provided basic educational support for all levels of academic support for all ages and generally in all subjects for well over 20 + years in the PGC, MD and Northern VA areas. During this time period, I have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in working with the younger student population in generally all core and special subjects. I have provided everything from math, pre algebra, reading, grammar, science, spanish, social studies, spelling, and PE as well. I do also feel very confident in teaching these core subjects as well. I have worked with the very bright to the students who have learning and emotional challenges as well. I have generally always had a great rapport with the younger students in regards to helping them succeed in learning and providing a positive role model image as well for them.

Fitness

My philosophy of life centers around a holistic view of how to best maintain our equilibrium regarding the Mind, Body, and Soul. This Philosophy stems from the early days of antiquity which highlighted the balance of education/philosophy and the importance of a strong body. If
their is just one subject that I can teach that will develop all others, it would be to start with daily fitness. I can use sports and fitness to improve almost all areas of a student's level of academic performance.

Football

I am a sport and fitness advocate generally. I played high school football at the famous TC William's HS In Alexandria, VA. It was the team that the movie "Remember the Titans" was about. I had greater college and after college experiences, thus leading me to coach and invent a new non contact means of playing non contact football. I specialize in teaching skilled positions like DBs WRs, RBs& QBs. I have been instrumental in motivating, and coaching youth who have move on to the college and pro ranks through teaching touch football. I am in pretty good physical shape as well in order to show skills with passion.

Phonics

I have been an education contractor since 1990. I have well over 20 years of experience working on behalf of developing the hidden strengths of students and helping them to overcome their personal weaknesses that can inhibit student's performance. And I have been involved as a Home and Hospital teacher for over 20 plus years offering Reading support. One of the main issues that I had to work with students on was re - teaching students to read through the use of phonics over sight reading. I do have a great passion for opening up the eyes of students to reading. This gives them back confidence, self esteem, as well as the skills necessary to compete and survive in the real world. I use the vowels and consonants sounds technique to help student capture the ability to tackle new words.

Public Speaking

I am the author of "Run In MY Shoes," the Inventor of Tagball, and a member of Aftra SAG. From all of these experiences that I listed that requires me to sell my ideas and myself as well as being a teacher, I have developed the skills and confidence to be a speaker in front of all sorts of people. Therefore, I thought I would be well qualified to tutor this subject area as well.

Social Studies

I am presently a Home/Hospital teacher in PGC, MD with over 20+ years of experience teaching all subjects, but teaching social studies has been my favorite of the academics subjects to teach. I majored in Psychology, minored in Special ed. and Spanish. I have an MA degree in African American History with an emphasis in Counseling. Personally, I try to teach students that if one does not understand history, then one's view of the present and future is obscure towards full understanding: therefore, repeating the failures of mankind.

Sociology

I earned my masters degree in Afro American History/Sociological counseling in 1989. I wrote a Sociological book on Race relations and Prejudice called "Run In My Shoes", and I have taught several Sociology courses for Florida Technological College between 2014 and 2016. I have studied many of the founders of Sociology, like Durkheim, Weber, Dubois, and Spencer to name a few. I can take students on a journey to learn terms and acquire vitals to conduct scientific application of the science. My classes were very popular among the student body. I am aware of how to teach or tutor someone attempting to learn Sociology for credit or for non credit as well.

Study Skills

For well over twenty years, I have been employed as an educational consultant for the PGC Home and Hospital Teaching Division of its school system. During those years, I have provided the mainstream school curriculum at the student's home or a designated facility, such as a library, in order to help student remain on task with their assignments. I also provided students with remedial support in many subjects from elementary through high school levels that may have been fuzzy or difficult to the students. Therefore, I feel very confident, and experience in working on supporting students regarding Study Skills and related study needs.

Tennis

I have been playing tennis for over 40 years. In those 40 plus years, I was a member of the Cheyney Universit. tennis team, and I have spent countless hours playing tennis since then. I have coached youth and adults into playing the game with confidence and skills necessary to master the game within my education, sports and mentoring Bell/MEAC as well. I spent time with several professional tennis coaches and semi professional players over the time frame as well. I feel that I have the capability to provide adequate tennis mentoring and coaching for beginners through intermediate level for sure. I can provide sound and easy to learn approach to the game as well as personal motivation towards fitness and skill development. .

Theatre

Since 2001, I have acted in over 20 TV re-enactments ranging from FBI Files, The Wire, Homicide Life on the Streets, America's Most Wanted, and many others. I also made several commercials, and had roles in Get on The Bus, and Replacement Players. I also had several Principle roles which made me eligible for the union. I am a SAG & AFTRA union member on temporary leave while I've been out of the area. However, I am qualified to return to union anytime. I therefore, understand the stresses, demands, and the particulars that can make or break ones chances of landing that great opportunity. I also know casting agent in the Washington, DC area in which they may be interested in acting as your agent or whether one should determine to become his or her independent agent.

Bowie State University
Vermont College of Norwich Universty
Master's

Education

Bowie State University

Vermont College of Norwich Universty (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Phillip will travel within 15 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20792.