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Ben B.

Portland, ME

$25/hour

It's not about your IQ or your "I want," it's about your "I will."

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Univ. Of Maine
Pre-Med
Lesley College
Master's
Boston College
Other

Education

Univ. Of Maine (Pre-Med)

Lesley College (Master's)

Boston College (Other)

About Ben

I have a Master's degree from Lesley College and a State of Maine teacher endorsement. I am a professionally certified, nationally rated highly qualified instructor with 40 years of teaching experience at every grade level. I have a deep passion for learning and employ what I consider the optimal format ("Three E Method"): Explore, Experience and Enjoy. I believe that persistence overcomes resistance and practice makes permanent.

I taught Algebra when I became board of the Elementary curriculum. In addition, I have taught this subject at the middle school, high school and post-graduate levels for many decades. In the course of teaching to many different developmental levels, grade levels, abilities and disabilities, I have come to understand how to effectively and efficiently connect to students regardless of their learning styles, abilities or lack there of and still achieve the success or goal established.

If interested in how I may be of assistance in facilitating your needs, please contact me directly.
I have a Master's degree from Lesley College and a State of Maine teacher endorsement. I am a professionally certified, nationally rated highly qualified instructor with 40 years of teaching experience at every grade level. I have a deep passion for learning and employ what I consider the optimal format ("Three E Method"): Explore, Experience and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, ME 04103
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Psychology
English:
Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
American History, Classics,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Autism,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1, Physics, Chem. Biological Sciences

Aspergers

I currently hold special education certification per Maine DOE, with a Masters in Special Education and specialty focus on Spectrum Disorder (Aspergers).

Autism

I have a Master's degree in Special Educ. with a major in Autism/ Spectrum Disorder coupled with 15 years experience working with autistic children in diagnostic prescriptive treatment facilities as well as in the public school environment.

Classics

I currently hold Maine DOE certification in Social Studies with the National "Highly Qualified" status.

Common Core

I have specific training and certificate for instructor level, consultant, trainer in CCSS, Common Core State Standards, and as BEACON Teacher (national).

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold State of Maine Dept of Educ. professional certification, K-8.

Reading

I am certified in Reading recovery, Wilson Reading, Lindamood Bell Reading, and Get Ready for The Code within my skill set.

Social Studies

I hold State of Maine " professional" classification in this content area and rated nationally as rated: " Highly Qualified " per HOUSSE method of credentialing.

Special Needs

I am currently holding "Professional" level Maine Dept. of Educ. certification with
Special Education certification endorsement 282 ( Special Needs K-12), 079 ( Special Education Consultant). I have over 20 years experience in mild, moderate and severe disabilities education and behavior treatment for Elem. through young adult level.

Study Skills

I hold professional caliber certification K-12 and dual Masters' degrees in both regular and special education with specialization as a learning strategist. As a learning theorist and study skills coach over the past 20 years, I bring a combination of experience and savvy to the emerging student's need to not just meet the standard but to excel.

Univ. Of Maine
Pre-Med
Lesley College
Master's
Boston College
Other

Education

Univ. Of Maine (Pre-Med)

Lesley College (Master's)

Boston College (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 20 miles of Portland, ME 04103.