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Olivet College
Journalism Mass Com

Education

Olivet College (Journalism Mass Com)

About James

Hello,
I'm JD, and I am here to help you get help with writing... and related subjects.

I am a graduate of Olivet College with a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communications. I also have previous coursework at GVSU in Psychology and Education with English/Language Arts as well as Math for Elementary Teachers. As a private tutor, I have tutored students of all ages in reading, writing, essays/editing and I have tutored students in elementary math. I have worked at the Reading Lab at GVSU, as an Instructional Assistant at Sylvan Learning Centers. I have worked with a local agency for the past 3 years helping adults challenged by mild autism and I do have experience mentoring at-risk children/youth with an agency in Ottawa County. I write and edit for online news publications. I plan to pursue further studies at the graduate level in Journalism with the goal of teaching at the college level.

I love learning and I love teaching. My goal is to empower you in achieving your academic goals. I set high standards for myself and I made the Dean's List at Olivet College and graduated with a 3.479. Having overcome dyslexia, I know how it is to struggle with reading, writing, languages arts and math. I also know that with persistence, encouragement, and creativity, no matter what challenges you face in academics, we can find a way to make success happen for you.

I am available to assist college and high school students with research and essay papers and to tutor elementary, middle/high school and college students in reading, writing, and related language arts as well as study/organizational skills. I am also available to help students with elementary math. Tutoring sessions are tailored according to your needs, learning style, course materials and available resources. Feel free to contact me to learn more and I look forward to empowering you for success with your studies!
Hello,
I'm JD, and I am here to help you get help with writing... and related subjects.

I am a graduate of Olivet College with a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communications. I also have previous coursework at GVSU in Psychology and Education with English/Language Arts as well as Math for Elementary Teachers. As a private tutor, I have
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Wyoming, MI 49519
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Geography, Political Science,
Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics, Reading, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have completed coursework at Grand Valley State University in elementary education, elementary math, elementary literature, reading and writing.

I have been a private tutor to elementary students in language arts and elementary math for over 10 years. I have worked as an instructional assistant at Sylvan Learning Centers.

I offer tutoring lessons which are customized to the students needs using school materials and materials to supplement as needed. I am patient and very encouraging of the student, using positive feedback to build on early success for continued success.

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary math to students as a private tutor for 1st grade through 5th grade. My methods are customized to the student's learning style with school materials and supplementary teaching materials. I have completed coursework in Elementary Education including Math for Elementary Teachers at Grand Valley State University.

Political Science

I ran for political office twice. Also, I led a grassroots organization called Grand Rapids DFA in which I organized forums with local candidates and provided training on such things as how precinct delegates influence the political process. I was the produced a talk radio show where one of the main topics was on politics. I have served on a political party caucus and participated in meetings and conventions. I have been a communications director for two Congressional campaigns. I am quite aware of political science and political communications.

Special Needs

I have worked with special needs persons since 1999, mostly with adults, but also with children. The individuals I have worked with include those with developmental disabilities and cognitive disabilities. I especially have experience working with individuals - children and adults who have autism. Presently I work at Spectrum Community Services which specializes in helping people with autism live lives as independently as possible. In addition, I worked at Children's Resource Network/Children's Advocay Center with at-risk children and teens who have faced mental health challenges and learning difficulties.

Olivet College
Journalism Mass Com

Education

Olivet College (Journalism Mass Com)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of Wyoming, MI 49519.