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Chip D.

Rockwell, NC

$35/hour

College Professor for Reading, Writing, Math, and Science Tutoring

Background check passed as of 12/16/14

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Pfeiffer University
Biology
UNC Charlotte
Master's
Walden University Education
PhD

Education

Pfeiffer University (Biology)

UNC Charlotte (Master's)

Walden University Education (PhD)

About Chip

I currently work for a university to assist developmental students in enhancing their reading comprehension. I also assist with test taking, note taking strategies, and study skills to ensure that students remain successful. I believe that this is only possible by teaching in a highly interactive format. Engaged students are more likely to retain the material. It should be the job of any tutor to eventually work themselves out of a job. I am simply here to help students be successful.

I have a B.S. in Biology and a M.A. in Education. With this diverse background, I am qualified to tutor in math, science, English, and writing. I am currently working towards my PhD in education while teaching 3 college courses.

My position with the University also includes coordinating the Writing Lab, training peer tutors on campus, and offering test prep for graduate school.

Over the past few years, I have led many summer programs and workshops for students in the area. I prefer to tutor in a public setting with a controlled environment, such as a library. This will assist in minimal distractions, which is perfect for those with ADD and ADHD.
I currently work for a university to assist developmental students in enhancing their reading comprehension. I also assist with test taking, note taking strategies, and study skills to ensure that students remain Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rockwell, NC 28138
Background Check: Passed
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
College Counseling,
Praxis,
SAT Math, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I currently teach 3 college courses to enhance English skills. This includes grammar, writing, reading comprehension, and reading strategies. All of these are useful for ACT and SAT test preparation.

ACT Reading

I teach 3 college courses in reading comprehension that build reading skills as well as vocabulary. I also have a master's in Education, which has taught me how to teach these strategies for effective test taking.

ADD/ADHD

I have a master's degree in education and have 3 years of teaching experience in an inner city school. Most of my teaching career has been with students with disabilities. Currently, I work for a University as the Learning Assistance Coordinator. With this position, I am able to help students with disabilities remain successful at the college level.

Algebra 1

I am a local tutor for a private high school in the area. I work with students to improve both reading and math scores. Our main focus is Algebra. I also have 3 years' teaching experience within science and math.

Anatomy

I have a B.S. in Biology from Pfeiffer University.

Biology

I have a B.S. degree in Biology.

College Counseling

I am a current college freshman advisor as well as direct a summer bridge program for first-generation college students. I have a Masters degree in education and currently finishing a PhD in Higher Education Leadership.

Ecology

I have a B.S. in Biology from Pfeiffer University. While obtaining this degree, I made an A+ in Ecology. I have also completed several research project within this subject. I have been certified for multiple grade levels for many science subjects.

Elementary Math

As a former middle school science and math teacher, I am qualified to teach lower level courses.

Elementary Science

While obtaining my masters degree, I taught middle school math and science for 3 years.

English

I teach developmental English courses at the college level.

Genetics

I have a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Forensic Science. This involved advanced genetics courses. I also taught genetics within the 7th grade biology curriculum.

Grammar

I coordinate a writing lab on campus to assist college students with the writing process. I also teach 3 courses in developmental English at the college level. On a daily basis, I not only help students with grammar, but also train a staff of tutors to assist with grammatical errors.

Literature

I currently teach 3 college courses in reading comprehension and literature.

Microsoft Excel

As a teacher, I calculate grades by using Excel. I have been using this program for years and have become more successful after taking a Microsoft Office computer class.

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a college professor, I use PowerPoints daily. I have taken a computer course to learn the many uses of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Word

I have taken a computer course to learn about Microsoft Office. I use Word and PowerPoint daily.

Physical Science

I have a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I also have 3 years' teaching experience as a science educator. I have taken most physical science courses and currently mentor/tutor students within the subject.

Praxis

I am a certified teacher that has passed the Praxis 1 & 2. I teach developmental English courses at the college level. I have experience in building vocabulary, reading comprehension, and test strategies that will help with this test.

Prealgebra

I was a middle school teacher for 3 years. I taught science and math.

Proofreading

I currently proof read for students on campus and also train tutors how to do the same. This has helped many students become better writers and begin to notice their own mistakes.

Psychology

I have a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Forensic Science. I was required to take several psychology courses. I received an "A" in all of them.

Public Speaking

I lead a workshop on a college campus once a month to teach different skills. I also require a speech to be given in all of the courses I teach. With public speaking experience, I can lead a student to overcome that fear.

Reading

I teach developmental reading at the college level.

SAT Writing

I currently teach 3 English courses at the college level and lead an SAT study group to enhance scores. I have experience tutoring students for the SAT and have proven results.

Spelling

I currently coordinate a writing lab on a college campus for students. By doing so, I help students learn from mistakes and notice spelling errors. Homophones tend to be the hardest for any age group.

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in education and currently working on my PhD. Currently, I am the Learning assistance Coordinator for a University. By having this position, I do workshops for all ages for study skills, note taking strategies, and test preparation. To assist a student, I have each student test his/her personality style and learning style. These can then be combined to find the best way for a student to study and comprehend the material on a more individual basis.

Vocabulary

I teach vocabulary to current high school students to enhance their SAT scores.

Writing

I coordinate a writing lab on a college campus and teach developmental students how to improve basic writing skills.

Pfeiffer University
Biology
UNC Charlotte
Master's
Walden University Education
PhD

Education

Pfeiffer University (Biology)

UNC Charlotte (Master's)

Walden University Education (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chip will travel within 20 miles of Rockwell, NC 28138.