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Miles W.

Charlotte, MI

$50/hour

US History, Government, Economics, Counseling/Psychology topics

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/15/15

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Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Political Science
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Master's

Education

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Political Science)

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Master's)

About Miles

I'm a licensed School Counselor for grades K-12. As such, I love working with students of all ages. Though I do not hold teacher certification, I have taken master's level education courses. The subjects that I am most competent in are Social Studies, American History, American Government, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, and general studying habits. I have worked with people, in a professional setting, from ages 3-40.

My hobbies include building and repairing computers, playing computer games such as World of Warcraft, and watching movies with my family. I'm married, and we have several pets that we love as our own children.

I believe that all students can and should learn at relatively high levels and that it's my job to help students identify roadblocks that they come to and develop a route around, or through them!
I'm a licensed School Counselor for grades K-12. As such, I love working with students of all ages. Though I do not hold teacher certification, I have taken master's level education courses. The subjects that I am most competent in are Social Studies, American Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Flexible rates for multiple session commitments and multiple hour sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Charlotte, MI 48813
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Political Science,
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have a master's degree in Counselor Education. In my degree I've taken specific courses related to ADD and other learning disabilities. Much of working with students who have ADD is helping to build behavioral supports, both self regulated and monitored by adults. I've got 2 years experience working in a special education classroom that had students with ADD. I have an additional 2 years working with students who had an ADD diagnosis in a treatment facility for youth.

Aspergers

I have a master's degree in Counselor Education. In my degree, I'd taken specific courses related to Aspergers (now just refered to as being on the Autism spectrum) and other learning disabilities. Much of working with students who have Aspergers is helping to build social supports, both self regulated and monitored by adults. Students who fall on the spectrum often have social difficulties- something that counselors are great at addressing, but students with Aspergers tend to be higher functioning. I have worked with an Aspergers' student for 2 years in a special education classroom.

Autism

I have a master's degree in Counselor Education. In my degree, I've taken specific courses related to Autism. Much of working with students who are Autistic is helping to build behavioral supports, both self regulated and monitored by adults. These students often struggle with social situations- something that counselors excel at assisting with. I would be able to not only work with students who have autism, but also the families who love them. I have two years experience working in a special education classroom as a Paraprofessional working with children who had autism.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 2 years experience working in 3-4th grade classrooms as a paraprofessional. Additionally, I have taken master's level education courses. I have plenty of experience working with this age group and feel comfortable explaining appropriate subject matter on their terms at their level. I have 7 years experience working with this, and other, age groups.

Elementary Math

Hello! I've passed WyzAnt's elementary math certification test as well as the general Reading assessment. Much of working with elementary students in reading or math is not just mastery of the subject, but understanding of the adolescent mind and how it learns best. I've got 7 years' experience working with all age groups of children. I have the patience and drive to work with your child's trouble areas!

Microsoft Outlook

I use Outlook all day, every day at work. I can assist any adult learner in learning to read, organize, sort, and compose emails. I work in a corporate setting and can also assist users in planning meetings, managing personal calendars, and utilizing group meeting space. Outlook is a vital tool in many office structures and I am comfortable explaining how to utilize it's vast features.

Microsoft Windows

I have been a PC user since 1996. I'mean familiar with all windows OS since 95. I can assist adult learners in becoming familiar with basic operations, without being condescending. For people who are seeking advanced instruction I can assist in advanced system administration setup as well.

Political Science

I received my BA, in Political Science, from Michigan State University in 2007. I maintained a higher average in my Political Science classes than any other subject area. I remain politically aware to this day, which I think can help spur student interest in the subject. I can assist any student with general concepts in Political Science by making them comfortable with the terminology and concepts that typically confuse most students.

Reading

Hello! I've passed WyzAnt's Reading and Math requirements for Elementary students. I read at the college level, but more importantly I have patience to work with younger students who are still learning the basics of reading and math. I love kids, and I'd love to work with you to assess where your 7 year old is with his reading and math and help him bring it to where you are expecting it to be.

Social Studies

I have a BA in political science. I took many history courses as elective choices during my BA. I also took a number of sociology courses during game this time. I successfully passed the American History test on WyzAnt as well as the Geography test. This demonstrates my knowledge of the broad subject of Social Studies. Additionally, I'm well versed in psychology as I have a MA in counseling and am currently employed as a School Counselor where I help to identify blocks to educational success. Most importantly I worked as a paraprofessional for 2 years in classrooms where we covered Social Studies topics such as Civics and Michigan History.

Study Skills

As a School Counselor I am well versed in assisting students in identifying their strengths and weaknesses. I have helped numerous students identify their learning style and apply it to their study habits. Many students, and their families, have no idea how to study. Once they learn the basics it can be applied to any subject area.

Track & Field

I ran Varsity Track all 4 years in high school. I also had 3 years of running cross country in high school. I spent one Cross Country season assisting the a varsity coach with meet organization, timing, and supporting and encouraging runners. Presently, I run 5-14 miles a week.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Political Science
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Master's

Education

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Political Science)

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Flexible rates for multiple session commitments and multiple hour sessions.

Travel policy

Miles will travel within 30 miles of Charlotte, MI 48813.