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David A.

Lees Summit, MO

$32/hour

Effective teacher of K-12 students in English, Literature and Writing

In-person lessons

$32/Hour


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BSE
English
University of Central Missouri
Master's
University of Central Missouri
Master's

Education

BSE (English)

University of Central Missouri (Master's)

University of Central Missouri (Master's)

About David

I have been a teacher for 45 years. I taught 29 years in the Hickman Mills school district in middle school, high school and elementary. I taught English,Creative Writing, and Gifted Education but gravitated toward providing services to students who were struggling in school. I became the Director of Gifted Education but still taught classes to maintain my current awareness of changes in the approaches to delivering services to students. My experiences in Hickman Mills motivated me to seek the opportunity provide services to students who were experiencing difficulty in the classroom regardless of their status. This precipitated my final role in Hickman Mills as the director of a management school and the English teacher in the management school.
After retiring from Hickman Mills I taught on-line for the University of Missouri at Kansas City and taught in a television program setting for the Metropolitan Community Colleges. I taught English at Genesis Charter School, in-house and on-line, for six years through various on-line sources. I was employed by the Kansas City, Missouri School District as a Director of Technology Services for teacher training. I retired there after 3 years of service.
All of this leads me to believe that all students can and will learn if the person delivering the education information believes the student can learn. I am sincerely looking forward to this new direction helping others to see the joy in learning that I have experienced.

I can break the steps to understanding the process of mathematical success into segments that enable students to understand the process. I have taught at-risk students in 9th grade who could not multiply or divide and during the course of a year, successfully guided them through Algebra One.

I am a published writer. I presently edit writers who are successful poets, novelists, short story authors and published essayists. I love to see a student discover that an essay can be as much fun as a video game and can explain why this is true. I work to help students learn to love what they use every day and to understand how important the mastery of word delivery can be.
I have been a teacher for 45 years. I taught 29 years in the Hickman Mills school district in middle school, high school and elementary. I taught English,Creative Writing, and Gifted Education but gravitated toward providing services to students who were struggling in school. I became the Director of Gifted Education but still taught classes to Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lees Summit, MO 64086
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Literature
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
GED
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I taught ACT preparation classes to high school students for 14 years in the district gifted program. I have a Master's degree in English, 40+ years of teaching and have also taught middle school students as they prepared to take the PSAT. I recently tutored two students who had trouble with the ACT English test in the fall and wanted to improve their grade. They took it again and improved their English scores by 4 points and 6 points respectively. It is my contention that the ACT English test is really a reading comprehension test and usually approach my instruction that way. I do stress the need to be proficient in grammar.

ACT Reading

As an English and Writing instructor in the Hickman Mills school district, I prepared students in the gifted program, twice a year for 14 years, to score well initially or to improve their scores accordingly in additional exams as they began their journey into high education.

Literature

I have over 40 years of teaching English literature and writing. Hopefully I will have already presented the British authors you are reading. I do know Chaucer almost painstakingly well. The characters in the Canterbury Tales are some of the greatest characters ever developed in literature and set a standard for much writing that has followed.

BSE
English
University of Central Missouri
Master's
University of Central Missouri
Master's

Education

BSE (English)

University of Central Missouri (Master's)

University of Central Missouri (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $32.00

Travel policy

David will travel within 10 miles of Lees Summit, MO 64086.