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Scott D.

Professor Math/Science/English/History

Professor Math/Science/English/History

$50/hour

  • 21 hours tutoring

  • Villa Ridge, MO 63089

About Scott


Bio

I have been a full time substitute teacher for the last 10 years. I really enjoy helping students learn. Individuals learn best in different ways. Some learn verbally, while some really excel with visual instruction such as diagrams or pictures. I pride myself in finding out what type of instruction benefits from most and then working with them in that mode. EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: When I started college many years ago, it was my goal to obtain a degree in veterinary science. Althou...

I have been a full time substitute teacher for the last 10 years. I really enjoy helping students learn. Individuals learn best in different ways. Some learn verbally, while some really excel with visual instruction such as diagrams or pictures. I pride myself in finding out what type of instruction benefits from most and then working with them in that mode.


EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
When I started college many years ago, it was my goal to obtain a degree in veterinary science. Although I was unable to gain entrance to a veterinary school, my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia was very diverse with a major in animal science and a minor in agricultural economics. The animal science course work included many hours of study in biology and chemistry. The agricultural economics course work included classes in finance, accounting, and business law.

In the late 1990’s I became very interested in the information technology industry. Over the course of a few years, I obtained two A.A.S. degrees in computer programming and computer networking. Since I have not worked daily in that field for several years, I do not consider myself a current expert as technology changes on an almost daily basis. However, I do believe I can help students master basic computer skills and proficiency in the programs most needed in our educational system today.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
I have had several careers during my adult life including business owner, computer hardware/software technician, state government auditor/administrator, and for the last 7 years educator or if you prefer, teacher. I gained valuable knowledge in every career prior to education and have found ways to use that knowledge as an educator. I was surprised to learn that the most enjoyable aspect of every one of my careers was teaching.

Seven years ago, I became a full time substitute teacher. I am in the classroom 98% of the school days each year. I teach primarily in grades 6-12 and in a variety of subject areas. I enjoy teaching in both the classroom setting and one on one with a student that needs additional help. I like to answer students’ questions and feel that is one of the best ways to teach. However, I always try to adapt my teaching strategy to what best fits the individual student. That is not always possible in a classroom setting but for tutoring, it is ideal.

For the last two years I have been involved in coaching the Speech teams at Pacific and Union high schools. In 2009, I was the coach of the Union high school team. We had a small but very successful team as everyone on the team competed at the District level and our entry in Duet Acting qualified for State. In 2009 I also worked with the “Extemporaneous Speaking” entry from Pacific high school who qualified for the State contest. In 2010 I coached the Pacific high school “Extemporaneous Speaking” to a 3rd place finish in District completion and an qualification for the State contest.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me and I will be happy to address them.


Education

University of Missouri, Columbia
Agriculture

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Villa Ridge, MO 63089
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/28/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a successful public speaker for many years. As a member of Toastmaster's International, I earned the designation of Competent Toastmaster. I have been a volunteer coach assistant of the Pacific High School Speech team for several years. In that capacity, I have coached those team members participating in the Extemporaneous Speaking category. The last four years, students from our team in this category have qualified for District competition and two of the students have qualified for state competition.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a successful public speaker for many years. As a member of Toastmaster's International, I earned the designation of Competent Toastmaster. I have been a volunteer coach assistant of the Pacific High School Speech team for several years. In that capacity, I have coached those team members participating in the Extemporaneous Speaking category. The last four years, students from our team in this category have qualified for District competition and two of the students have qualified for state competition.

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a substitute teacher for 12 years. I have a B.S. degree and two A.A.S. degrees in computer science. From those experiences, I have gained significant knowledge of the study skills necessary to be a successful student in any area.

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a successful public speaker for many years. As a member of Toastmaster's International, I earned the designation of Competent Toastmaster. I have been a volunteer coach assistant of the Pacific High School Speech team for several years. In that capacity, I have coached those team members participating in the Extemporaneous Speaking category. The last four years, students from our team in this category have qualified for District competition and two of the students have qualified for state competition.
English

History

American History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a substitute teacher for 12 years. I have a B.S. degree and two A.A.S. degrees in computer science. From those experiences, I have gained significant knowledge of the study skills necessary to be a successful student in any area.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a substitute teacher for 12 years. I have a B.S. degree and two A.A.S. degrees in computer science. From those experiences, I have gained significant knowledge of the study skills necessary to be a successful student in any area.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a substitute teacher for 12 years. I have a B.S. degree and two A.A.S. degrees in computer science. From those experiences, I have gained significant knowledge of the study skills necessary to be a successful student in any area.
Government & Politics

Science

Chemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a substitute teacher for 12 years. I have a B.S. degree and two A.A.S. degrees in computer science. From those experiences, I have gained significant knowledge of the study skills necessary to be a successful student in any area.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a substitute teacher for 12 years. I have a B.S. degree and two A.A.S. degrees in computer science. From those experiences, I have gained significant knowledge of the study skills necessary to be a successful student in any area.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry

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$50/hour

Scott D.

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