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Robert C.

Raleigh, NC

$40/hour

Math Teacher / Chess Instructor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 38 ratings
Patient and Knowledgable
— Joannellyn, Durham, NC on 7/12/16

$40/Hour


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Temple University, Philadelphia
North Carolina State University
Master's

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia

North Carolina State University (Master's)

About Robert

I have taught a variety of students ranging from inner city elementary school to high school math and science. I am currently teaching at a special needs private school in Raleigh. In 2010, I earned my masters degree in Liberal Studies from North Carolina State University. My undergraduate degree in Elementary Education is from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been teaching math at the high school level for the past ten years. I also have an expert rating in chess and played in my first chess tournament in 1972, the year Bobby Fischer won the world championship. I have taught a variety of students ranging from inner city elementary school to high school math and science. I am currently teaching at a special needs private school in Raleigh. In 2010, I earned my masters degree in Liberal Studies from North Carolina State University. My undergraduate degree in Elementary Education is from Temple University Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Raleigh, NC 27609
In-person lessons

"Patient and Knowledgable"

- Joannellyn, Durham, NC on 7/12/16

"Unique ability assist my daughter in the learning experience."

- Victoria, Garner, NC on 7/20/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

Many of my students at The Trilogy School have ADHD / ADD. I have ten years of experience working with LD children. ADHD children need a lot of patience, redirection, and structure. They also need to be reminded that ADHD is and obstacle, not an excuse.

Chess

Chess is a game best learned backwards. There are three parts to a chess game: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. By learning the endgame first, it becomes clearer to see what you need to do in the middlegame which in turn makes it easier to understand the opening. I have been playing in chess tournaments since 1972 and I have an expert rating. I have taught a number of chess classes so I have experience teaching chess as well as playing.

Special Needs

I have been working with special needs children for the past 10 years. I am currently employed at the Trilogy School in Raleigh, a special needs private school where I teach math and science. Patience is key to working with special needs children. They need time to process. They also need structure, they do not handle surprises well.

Temple University, Philadelphia
North Carolina State University
Master's

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia

North Carolina State University (Master's)

Patient and Knowledgable

Very patient and was able to connect with my daughter at her level of understanding. We wish our schedules could have been better matched. Would have liked to continue lessons, but due to the time of my daughters Kung fu class, it was difficult to make it to class on time.

— Joannellyn, Durham, NC on 7/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 15 miles of Raleigh, NC 27609.