Olivet College (HYPR)
Grand Canyon University - online (Master's)
I am a 35 year old male who has a B.A. in elementary education and has a masters in special education for elementary school. I have had the opportunity to tutor one middle school age boy in all subjects as well as time management. I had a second opportunity to tutor a high school boy in math during the school year and summer to help him improve his math skills. I like to teach one on one and spend time knowing the strengths and weakness of the student. Then I will provide lesson plans that will help the student improve in their weakness while also teaching skills that will help them to positive learners. As the student grows I will change lesson plans to help the student continue their growth and increase learning skills. I have been a substitute teacher for past 8 years and understand that some students need more one on one time to ask questions and grow.
I am a 35 year old male who has a B.A. in elementary education and has a masters in special education for elementary school. I have had the opportunity to tutor one middle school age boy in all subjects as well as time management. I had a second opportunity to tutor a high school boy in math during the school year and summer to help him improve
If I am working with a family of two or more students I will only charge $40 per hour. If I am working with a group in math or reading I will charge $35 per hour.
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I have my B.A. from Olivet College in elementary education and graduated in 1999. At the same time I received my Provisional from the state of Michigan to teach K-5th in all subject areas. I completed my student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom in the subject areas of reading, math, writing and social studies. There were 25 students in the classroom and at different learning levels. I had the opportunity to learn how to teach students in many ways to help them to succeed in school. My mentor teacher also taught me different ways to teach students and help them to succeed in each subject area.
After I completed my student teaching I was a substitute teacher in grades K-8th in all subject areas to help enhance my teaching skill. I learned how to teach different students based on what they liked to do in life and how they learned. Each year that I was a substitute teacher, I gained more experience teaching and learning how to relate to students. With this knowledge I am help students to overcome their weakness and to strive to succeed in school.
For phonics I learned a great deal of new skills when I was student teaching for my masters in special education. In the last few years a new phonics called zoo phonics has been used to help young elementary students learn sounds and letters. I was able to practice this new phonics with the students I was working with through games and animals to help them learn sounds. I also taught small groups and used simple phonic drills to help the student learn new phonic skills and to practice the skills they had learned the year before. I saw improvement in each student has I was working with them and the benefits of working 10 minutes a day on phonics to help each student learn and grow.
For the past 4 years I have been working on my masters in special education in all areas of special needs. Has I was completing each area of special needs, I was a substitute teacher in those specific areas. I was able to apply what I was learning in the classroom with students. This helped me to see my strengths and weaknesses, and to work on each of them. I was able to discover that I can help these students learn and how much time I would need to spend one on one to help each student grow.
I was placed in a resource room in an elementary school in grades k-3rd and learned a great deal of skills to help me become a better teacher. I learned the importance of being patient and learning how to teach each student differently. The key is to learn what the student likes and apply that to writing effective lesson plans to help each student succeed.