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Will L.

Durham, NC

$35/hour

Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

In-person lessons

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NC State
MSL

Education

NC State (MSL)

About Will

I have been a middle school teacher for three years. What I enjoy most is seeing my students become so interested in a project or assignment that they start to take control of their own learning. I have worked extensively with technology, guiding my students through website design and other, more essential computer literacy skills. My understanding of how to integrate technology started with my education at NC State, where I received my MSL degree and The Outstanding Senior Award in 2012 for that program.

Just recently I have completed a two-day course through my school district to further my ability to use technology more efficiently in my lessons. That's the cool thing about it; there is always more to learn! From making and editing videos to becoming proficient in the latest web 2.0 tools, it makes learning more fun and keeps it relevant to the types of skills and abilities students need to develop in order to compete at a high level in today's society.
I have been a middle school teacher for three years. What I enjoy most is seeing my students become so interested in a project or assignment that they start to take control of their own learning. I have worked extensively with technology, guiding my students through website design and other, more essential Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27713
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Reading

I have been teaching reading as part of the middle school curriculum for language arts and social studies for the past three years. Reading is such an essential skill, and yet so many young people are reluctant to pick up a book. I have worked closely with the literacy specialist at my school and have been lucky to have had access to the resources and methods she has been using through acquiring her doctorate.
In addition to working 1-on-1 with students in the areas of greatest need, I also work to increase the fluency of my students through helping them find reading materials that match their own areas of interest and ability levels.

Social Studies

I currently teach 6th grade social studies. I am certified through NC State University to teach social studies grades six through twelve. Reading comprehension skills are crucial to success in social studies, and that is why I focus so much on reading in my classes.

Writing

Writing, I feel, is a skill that gives students growth in many different areas. I have my students answer an open-ended question in writing at the beginning of every lesson. This is a chance for students to practice expressing their own views and to work through and examine their stance on issues using the writing as a tool.

Writing is also a very essential skill for success in education and the professional sphere. For this reason, I believe students should practice writing that adheres to the standards for professional written language.

NC State
MSL

Education

NC State (MSL)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Will will travel within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27713.