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Brian S.

Raleigh, NC

$50/hour

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

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Longwood University
History and Soc Stud

Education

Longwood University (History and Soc Stud)

About Brian

My name is Brian and I have been enthusiastic about the education of young people as long as I can remember. I graduated with a degree in history and social sciences from Longwood University and a have license to teach in the state of Virginia. Unfortunately it was 2009 and every county in my area had a hiring freeze and some layoffs so I had to find something else to provide for my family (married at the time, now with a 2 year old). That something else turned out to be a combination of two passions. I took a part time accounting job due to my high proficiency in all forms of math in school and worked my remaining hours as a school age counselor at my local YMCA. At the Y I planned and participated in activities with the children after school as well as helped them complete their homework assignments.

As time went along I started to notice something. I received several inquiries from parents, once they knew my background, who asked if during homework time I could spend additional time with their child on math and/or social studies. Working with these children in the areas of math and social studies became the delight of my day.

I recently moved to North Carolina as my wife continues her career as a teacher and reading curriculum specialist. I am looking to tutor as I transition back into my original passion: teaching middle or high school social studies. I hope this gives you some insight into my background and I hope that you will look my way for your social studies and math tutoring needs.

I have always had a high proficiency in math since elementary school. I am highly proficient with math skills through Algebra 1 and geometry. I graduated high school having completed dual enrollment precalculus and calculus and scored a 620 on the mathematics portion of the legacy SAT scoring format. I have tutored students at the elementary and middle school levels through Algebra 1.

I have a bachelor of arts degree in teaching history and social studies. While it is a history degree I was also required to take an additional 12 credit hours of 200 level or higher political science, 9 credit hours of 200 level or higher geography, and 6 hours each in 200 level or higher economics and psychology. This gives me a wider range of knowledge throughout all the social sciences and not just a heavy emphasis on history. I have a passion for American History as well as Roman and Greek history. During my student teaching I also volunteered as a tutor during half of my planning block leading up to the Virginia SOL tests. This was a flex period for many of my students who could elect to spend that flex time by getting some additional instruction.

Please reach out to me with any questions or to schedule a lesson. Please provide a time, place, and an area of focus for the lesson so I can prepare the materials needed to assist. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you reach you or your child's education goals.
My name is Brian and I have been enthusiastic about the education of young people as long as I can remember. I graduated with a degree in history and social sciences from Longwood University and a have license to teach in the state of Virginia. Unfortunately it was 2009 and every county in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Raleigh, NC 27614
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

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Longwood University
History and Soc Stud

Education

Longwood University (History and Soc Stud)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 25 miles of Raleigh, NC 27614.