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Steven F.

Clinical researcher/child care worker/substitute teacher

Clinical researcher/child care worker/substitute teacher

$45/hour

  • 10 hours tutoring

  • West Hollywood Kennebunk, ME 04043

About Steven


Bio

Since high school my academic interests and work experience has revolved around supporting young people who are struggling with something. While school can be a healthy environment to learn and make friends, for a lot of kids something doesn't click. Every day, students who can succeed slip though just because they aren't getting the right support along the way. I have extensive experience in educational/mental health needs across childhood. This experience includes traditional 1:1 and...

Since high school my academic interests and work experience has revolved around supporting young people who are struggling with something. While school can be a healthy environment to learn and make friends, for a lot of kids something doesn't click. Every day, students who can succeed slip though just because they aren't getting the right support along the way. I have extensive experience in educational/mental health needs across childhood. This experience includes traditional 1:1 and small group tutoring, creating individualized learning plans, in-classroom support, ADHD testing, and child care work.

I graduated with honors from Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges, with a degree in psychology. I have been working internationally to provide health education. More recently, I was a certified child care worker caring for boys in California's foster care system. In my last job I focused on the overlap between school difficulty and mental health, specifically for teenagers.

I have 2+ years experience in-classroom and occupational support for students with ADHD in all secondary subjects. This has involved development of IEPs, skill building and 1:1 tutoring. Lessons are tailored to encourage students who may have have difficulty in a traditional classroom. Not everyone with ADHD learns the same. I've conducted numerous triple-blind studies to identify ADHD in adolescents. Active breaks, mindfulness techniques, sensory stimulation, and a positive reinforcement schedule may be used to build the student's confidence and focus.

Almost everyone can think of one teacher who recognized and fueled some interest. For me, my high school history teacher played this role. I received 5's in AP U.S. History, European History, U.S. Government and World Governments/Comparative Politics. After high school I proctored these exams. I tutored middle school social studies and all high school history subjects most recently in hospital classroom. I have experience with students really struggling to those excelling in their APs who need to fine-tune their preparation for the exam.

I've worked in award winning restaurants for accoladed chefs throughout New England. I was sous chef in my region's first farm-to-table restaurant and have extensive experience in vegetarian/vegan cuisine. I have always been captivate by the transformation of food. Cooking is also a way of caring for oneself and others. I've taught occupational cooking to teenagers in the United States and children in two Central American countries.

Success is measured differently. If you're really struggling in a class, success might mean passing the course and learning all you can. If you've put the work in all year long for an AP test but need help sealing the deal, success might mean focusing on details within the exam structure. The smartest students know to get the right support along the way. Tutoring with me will be an encouraging, goal-driven experience.


Education

Pitzer College
Psychology

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

History

Geography,

Geography

Instructing geography goes far beyond memorizing maps. Understanding the physical nature of the world and its influence on human development is crucial to being a knowledgeable steward of the planet. I convey my enthusiasm for this subject in through customized lessons plans tailored to student goals. Avoiding rote memorization, I'll use more sophisticated techniques that make memorizing easier.
American History, European History, Government & Politics

Other

Geography,

Geography

Instructing geography goes far beyond memorizing maps. Understanding the physical nature of the world and its influence on human development is crucial to being a knowledgeable steward of the planet. I convey my enthusiasm for this subject in through customized lessons plans tailored to student goals. Avoiding rote memorization, I'll use more sophisticated techniques that make memorizing easier.
Government & Politics

Science

Psychology

Psychology

I have a BA Psychology from Pitzer College. I was a Psychology Intern at Landmark Medical, Pomona, CA. I am a Licensed Child Care Worker and a Senior Mental Health Practitioner.

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

5+ years experience in restaurant industry, rising from prep cook to line cook, to chef de cuisine finally to sous chef at some of New Englands top-ranked farm to table restaurants. I have formal training in culinary arts through Cordon Bleu. I have taught cooking to kids in three countries and most recently to as occupational skills to teenagers.

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great: patient and knowledge

Very cool, and very solid. Steven was prepared, accommodating and had a lot of depth in the subject matter- highly recommended

Greg, 4 lessons with Steven
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$45/hour

Steven F.

$45/hour

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Response time: 1 day