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Samuel N.

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Hello! I am a licensed high school teacher from one of Minnesota's public school districts. I have taught social studies, mathematics and writing. I am experienced in working one on one with students as a special education teacher. I enjoy working with student's who struggle with academics and also with those who excel and are looking for new challenges. I tailor my tutoring styles to the particular needs each student and subject area; for example, with mathematics, I often will focus on...

Hello! I am a licensed high school teacher from one of Minnesota's public school districts. I have taught social studies, mathematics and writing. I am experienced in working one on one with students as a special education teacher. I enjoy working with student's who struggle with academics and also with those who excel and are looking for new challenges. I tailor my tutoring styles to the particular needs each student and subject area; for example, with mathematics, I often will focus on strengthening foundation skills and mental math. I believe in helping students gain lifelong skills and knowledge in concert with specific course work and exam preparation. I love to inspire curiosity in students, to not only make them ask questions but want to find the answer on their own.


Education

Saint Mary's University of Winona, MN
History Social Science
Saint Mary's University of Winona, MN (Education)
Masters
Saint Mary's University of Winona, MN (Education)
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55437
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/2/2012

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Subjects

Business

GRE, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

Previous experience as a licensed teacher for both high school and middle school level math, over 4 years experience as a private tutor, and 2 years tutoring online with distance learners.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

While teaching at a level 4 FED setting for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled High School students, I taught two specific classes regarding study and other school related skills. These students lacked any real study skills or understanding on how to properly budget time and organize materials. This was done with the intent to prepare them to entire Vocational Training or Community College programs. Areas of focus were in teaching time management, how to break large tasks into smaller pieces, how to organize materials, how to setup schedule ans timelines for projects, how to take effective notes, and how to self-advocate for assistance when needed. Following this, I taught at a Middle School in a similar setting where I worked with multiple students in assembling large scale projects for their mainstream (Regular Ed) classes. These students received help in similar areas once more, namely organization of resources, timeline planning, and checking in. I also instructed my own classes on proper note taking methods and also one proper reading techniques, reading for specific content and details.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

Writing

Writing is an art form more than it is a science. I have experience in writing for a wide variety of subject matters. Be it for English, History, Science, or just daily writing skills, I have had experience tutoring students as well as teaching in the Middle and High School levels. I believe in nurturing the individual voice of any given writer, while simultaneously refining the mechanical structure of your work.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

American History, like any form of history, is one that requires a twofold understanding. First the content of history is important to know, especially events and individuals relative location to each other. It is important to know that the Missouri Compromise happened before the Civil War, not the reverse. Beyond the surface level of content knowledge though, there is a more fluid knowledge that needs to be developed, one in which the student learns "why" things are connected. Often students only ever learn the first of these two and because of that they struggle to remember facts. Understanding the "why", though, is what allows students to succeed in even the most challenging of courses. As a Social Studies teacher and History Major, I teach not just the "what" but the "why" of events and history.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a Minnesota Teaching License in Social Studies 5-12 as well as a BA in History/Social Science. I performed a Student teaching experience as a Social Studies teacher in a high school. I taught social studies at the Middle School level for Saint Paul Public Schools.
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I involves the basic understanding of algebra including solving for one unknown variable either with multiplication/division or addition/subtraction. It also includes graphing of equations, and understanding mean, median, and mode. When teaching Algebra I, I stress mental mathematics but also recommend a graphing calculator and graph paper. I use straight math practice problems for basic understanding of each concept, but will quickly progress each student to mostly solving word problems as these are the true application of math and the best retention method. Student's prepared with word problems in Algebra I will have great success in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught at both the middle and high school levels as a licensed teacher and as a private tutor for over 4 years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught at both the high school and middle school levels for math as a licensed teacher, privately tutored for over four years, and have worked with multiple students preparing them for both AP Calculus AB and BC.
Geometry,

Geometry

Taught at both the high school and middle school level as licensed teacher, have over 4 years of experience as a private tutor, and 2 years using online technology to provide distance learning.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught as a licensed teacher at both the high school and middle school levels in math, including precalculus.
Statistics,

Statistics

Previous experience as a licensed teacher for both high school and middle school level math, over 4 years experience as a private tutor, and 2 years tutoring online with distance learners.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

While teaching at a level 4 FED setting for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled High School students, I taught two specific classes regarding study and other school related skills. These students lacked any real study skills or understanding on how to properly budget time and organize materials. This was done with the intent to prepare them to entire Vocational Training or Community College programs. Areas of focus were in teaching time management, how to break large tasks into smaller pieces, how to organize materials, how to setup schedule ans timelines for projects, how to take effective notes, and how to self-advocate for assistance when needed. Following this, I taught at a Middle School in a similar setting where I worked with multiple students in assembling large scale projects for their mainstream (Regular Ed) classes. These students received help in similar areas once more, namely organization of resources, timeline planning, and checking in. I also instructed my own classes on proper note taking methods and also one proper reading techniques, reading for specific content and details.
Writing,

Writing

Writing is an art form more than it is a science. I have experience in writing for a wide variety of subject matters. Be it for English, History, Science, or just daily writing skills, I have had experience tutoring students as well as teaching in the Middle and High School levels. I believe in nurturing the individual voice of any given writer, while simultaneously refining the mechanical structure of your work.
Biology, Chemistry, English, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I involves the basic understanding of algebra including solving for one unknown variable either with multiplication/division or addition/subtraction. It also includes graphing of equations, and understanding mean, median, and mode. When teaching Algebra I, I stress mental mathematics but also recommend a graphing calculator and graph paper. I use straight math practice problems for basic understanding of each concept, but will quickly progress each student to mostly solving word problems as these are the true application of math and the best retention method. Student's prepared with word problems in Algebra I will have great success in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught at both the middle and high school levels as a licensed teacher and as a private tutor for over 4 years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught at both the high school and middle school levels for math as a licensed teacher, privately tutored for over four years, and have worked with multiple students preparing them for both AP Calculus AB and BC.
Geometry,

Geometry

Taught at both the high school and middle school level as licensed teacher, have over 4 years of experience as a private tutor, and 2 years using online technology to provide distance learning.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught as a licensed teacher at both the high school and middle school levels in math, including precalculus.
Statistics,

Statistics

Previous experience as a licensed teacher for both high school and middle school level math, over 4 years experience as a private tutor, and 2 years tutoring online with distance learners.
ACT Math, Physics, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I involves the basic understanding of algebra including solving for one unknown variable either with multiplication/division or addition/subtraction. It also includes graphing of equations, and understanding mean, median, and mode. When teaching Algebra I, I stress mental mathematics but also recommend a graphing calculator and graph paper. I use straight math practice problems for basic understanding of each concept, but will quickly progress each student to mostly solving word problems as these are the true application of math and the best retention method. Student's prepared with word problems in Algebra I will have great success in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught at both the middle and high school levels as a licensed teacher and as a private tutor for over 4 years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught at both the high school and middle school levels for math as a licensed teacher, privately tutored for over four years, and have worked with multiple students preparing them for both AP Calculus AB and BC.
Geometry,

Geometry

Taught at both the high school and middle school level as licensed teacher, have over 4 years of experience as a private tutor, and 2 years using online technology to provide distance learning.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught as a licensed teacher at both the high school and middle school levels in math, including precalculus.
Statistics,

Statistics

Previous experience as a licensed teacher for both high school and middle school level math, over 4 years experience as a private tutor, and 2 years tutoring online with distance learners.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

While teaching at a level 4 FED setting for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled High School students, I taught two specific classes regarding study and other school related skills. These students lacked any real study skills or understanding on how to properly budget time and organize materials. This was done with the intent to prepare them to entire Vocational Training or Community College programs. Areas of focus were in teaching time management, how to break large tasks into smaller pieces, how to organize materials, how to setup schedule ans timelines for projects, how to take effective notes, and how to self-advocate for assistance when needed. Following this, I taught at a Middle School in a similar setting where I worked with multiple students in assembling large scale projects for their mainstream (Regular Ed) classes. These students received help in similar areas once more, namely organization of resources, timeline planning, and checking in. I also instructed my own classes on proper note taking methods and also one proper reading techniques, reading for specific content and details.
Writing,

Writing

Writing is an art form more than it is a science. I have experience in writing for a wide variety of subject matters. Be it for English, History, Science, or just daily writing skills, I have had experience tutoring students as well as teaching in the Middle and High School levels. I believe in nurturing the individual voice of any given writer, while simultaneously refining the mechanical structure of your work.
Biology, Chemistry, English, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

While teaching at a level 4 FED setting for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled High School students, I taught two specific classes regarding study and other school related skills. These students lacked any real study skills or understanding on how to properly budget time and organize materials. This was done with the intent to prepare them to entire Vocational Training or Community College programs. Areas of focus were in teaching time management, how to break large tasks into smaller pieces, how to organize materials, how to setup schedule ans timelines for projects, how to take effective notes, and how to self-advocate for assistance when needed. Following this, I taught at a Middle School in a similar setting where I worked with multiple students in assembling large scale projects for their mainstream (Regular Ed) classes. These students received help in similar areas once more, namely organization of resources, timeline planning, and checking in. I also instructed my own classes on proper note taking methods and also one proper reading techniques, reading for specific content and details.
Geography, Government & Politics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physics

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I taught in Federal Level 3/4 Settings for 1 year. The main focus of the settings was EBD, where most of the students had numerous disabilities, including ADHD. I received a variance in addition my regular teaching license and I also had passed the State exam for Special Education (Specific Learning Disabilities and Emotional Behavioral Disabilities), which included ADHD.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

Taught in Federal Level 3/4 Settings for 1 year. This is a setting that deals with kids who have some of the most severe disabilities. They are in a separate facility and rarely interact with their non-Special Education peers. I taught for one year in this setting. All of my students had multiple moderate to severe disabilities in areas such as Oppositional Defiance, Conduct Disorder, Low IQ (<70), Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, severe anxiety, depression, Dyslexia, and other disabilities which held them back from being included in the mainstream school. During this time I had completed all the course work for the certification, except for my practicum, I had passed my certification exam with the state of MN, and personally managed the case loads of over 20 different students. I also received a variance from the state to teach this until I received my license in the area.
Study Skills

Study Skills

While teaching at a level 4 FED setting for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled High School students, I taught two specific classes regarding study and other school related skills. These students lacked any real study skills or understanding on how to properly budget time and organize materials. This was done with the intent to prepare them to entire Vocational Training or Community College programs. Areas of focus were in teaching time management, how to break large tasks into smaller pieces, how to organize materials, how to setup schedule ans timelines for projects, how to take effective notes, and how to self-advocate for assistance when needed. Following this, I taught at a Middle School in a similar setting where I worked with multiple students in assembling large scale projects for their mainstream (Regular Ed) classes. These students received help in similar areas once more, namely organization of resources, timeline planning, and checking in. I also instructed my own classes on proper note taking methods and also one proper reading techniques, reading for specific content and details.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I involves the basic understanding of algebra including solving for one unknown variable either with multiplication/division or addition/subtraction. It also includes graphing of equations, and understanding mean, median, and mode. When teaching Algebra I, I stress mental mathematics but also recommend a graphing calculator and graph paper. I use straight math practice problems for basic understanding of each concept, but will quickly progress each student to mostly solving word problems as these are the true application of math and the best retention method. Student's prepared with word problems in Algebra I will have great success in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught at both the middle and high school levels as a licensed teacher and as a private tutor for over 4 years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught at both the high school and middle school levels for math as a licensed teacher, privately tutored for over four years, and have worked with multiple students preparing them for both AP Calculus AB and BC.
Geometry,

Geometry

Taught at both the high school and middle school level as licensed teacher, have over 4 years of experience as a private tutor, and 2 years using online technology to provide distance learning.
Statistics,

Statistics

Previous experience as a licensed teacher for both high school and middle school level math, over 4 years experience as a private tutor, and 2 years tutoring online with distance learners.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

While teaching at a level 4 FED setting for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled High School students, I taught two specific classes regarding study and other school related skills. These students lacked any real study skills or understanding on how to properly budget time and organize materials. This was done with the intent to prepare them to entire Vocational Training or Community College programs. Areas of focus were in teaching time management, how to break large tasks into smaller pieces, how to organize materials, how to setup schedule ans timelines for projects, how to take effective notes, and how to self-advocate for assistance when needed. Following this, I taught at a Middle School in a similar setting where I worked with multiple students in assembling large scale projects for their mainstream (Regular Ed) classes. These students received help in similar areas once more, namely organization of resources, timeline planning, and checking in. I also instructed my own classes on proper note taking methods and also one proper reading techniques, reading for specific content and details.
Writing,

Writing

Writing is an art form more than it is a science. I have experience in writing for a wide variety of subject matters. Be it for English, History, Science, or just daily writing skills, I have had experience tutoring students as well as teaching in the Middle and High School levels. I believe in nurturing the individual voice of any given writer, while simultaneously refining the mechanical structure of your work.
Biology, Chemistry, GED, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Algebra II review

Sam is so good at explaining math to my daughter. She walks away feeling confident that she understands the material. He’s patient and thorough. So happy we found such a great tutor to help her.

JJ , 6 lessons with Samuel

Great, patient and motivating

Sam has been tutoring our 10th grader for about two months now. He has helped our daughter to improve her understanding of Geometry and to prepare for school tests. Her grades improved right away and she is no longer afraid of math. She enjoys her sessions with Sam. Sam is very patient and has a desire for the student to gain the most out of each session. Very reliable and nice person. Thank you, Sam!

Kasia, 9 lessons with Samuel

Thanks Sam

Sam did a really good job helping me review for my test and preparing me for it. Having it be only the day before my test was a little rough but it was good to have him help me review.

Areeya, 1 lesson with Samuel

Samuel to the rescue!

Samuel was available when I needed last minute help on an essay. He quickly assessed my weak areas and gave me great suggestions for completing my assignment.

Katie, 2 lessons with Samuel

Knowledgeable and Enthusiastic Tutor

Sam worked with my son to help him prepare for the ACT. He was very helpful in tutoring him about strategies for taking the test and understanding the material at hand. He was always very positive and enthusiastic.

Nancy, 6 lessons with Samuel

Fun Physics Tutor

This is our second time having Samuel tutor our daughter.He makes the lesson interesting. He was patient . He will ask my daughter to fax/send her lesson ahead of time so he can prefer for the lesson .He makes the lesson fun . Never a dull moment . Good interaction . Thank you so much for helping my daughter.

Eryn, 7 lessons with Samuel

Very Patient and Knowledgeable.

Is helping our grandson with subject material and study skills. Building a relationship with him so Noah, our grandson, will be motivated to continue his education.

Pam, 21 lessons with Samuel

Great Teacher!

Sam is helping Chris get ready for his ACT test. Chris is really getting into it thanks to Sam! I can't wait to here how his test goes on 09 Sep 2017.

Sherri, 36 lessons with Samuel

Very knowledgeable and flexible

Samuel was a great help with statistics. Very knowledgeable and flexible. Great tutor because he forces you to think about the problem and answer instead of just solving it for you.

Tami, 54 lessons with Samuel

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