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Scott W.

Newark, NJ

$35/hour

Experienced H.S. Physics, Psychology Teacher, M.S. Science, Algebra

Background check passed as of 10/26/13
5.0 average from 2 ratings

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Thomas Edison State College
BA, Social Science
Adams State University
Graduate Coursework
New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
Other

Education

Thomas Edison State College (BA, Social Science)

Adams State University (Graduate Coursework)

New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (Other)

About Scott

I love to help children, teens and adults to succeed. I teach and tutor High School Physics, Forensics, Psychology, and Middle School Science, as well as grade school math. I also tutor college students and graduate degree students from the various universities in Newark, NJ.

The Newark Public Library refers me for adult, teen, and tutoring of children in the local community for science, math, elementary school, college and other contexts. I have tutored adults in college and graduate courses for several years.

Tutoring is more enjoyable for me than in the classroom because I get to focus on one student and give them individual help, with more rapid measurable results. I personally learn better with one-on-one instruction and try to make learning enjoyable for my students.

I am a licensed high school physics teacher in Newark Public Schools, and also teach high school forensics and psychology. I have a grade school NJ teaching license, as well as a NJ license in Middle School Science. I have co-taught special education high school science classes for the 2015-2016 school year.

I have 21 graduate degree credits from Adams State University in Colorado in physics, advanced physics and education. I am an A grade average graduate of the NJCTL physics program.

I have tutored grade school children in nearly all academic subjects including math, science, literacy, music, art, and social studies, also having worked individually and in the classroom with students with various learning disabilities. Working for American Tutor, with their focus on middle school, it was a pleasure to help students make real progress in reading and math during one summer session.

Having tutored adults in math and history Graduate students in essay writing over a number of years has also been very rewarding. I am willing to tutor in Central and NorthEast New Jersey and New York (City).

I set a high standard for the time I spend tutoring my students, making good use of time allocated for each session. I don't bill for travel time or for time that might be spent conversing with parents on a social level, and am reasonable and flexible with my clients' specific needs and schedules.

I am very familiar with ADHD and learning disabilities, and have taught literally hundreds of students with special needs. I coach or tutor children, teens, and college students with ADHD, and will help them overcome symptoms, organize, and stay on track. I am also an artist and have taught drawing, painting, and piano in two private schools in New Jersey to children and adults. I have taught ESL in private schools in Newark as well.
I love to help children, teens and adults to succeed. I teach and tutor High School Physics, Forensics, Psychology, and Middle School Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

No charge f/travel. Travel more than 2 miles from Newark, NJ 07105 -1.5 hours min in-person session. 2 hr min NY 4 boroughs-do not service Stat Isl in person. No min on phone, Skype.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Newark, NJ 07105
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Nutrition, Physical Science,
Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Drawing,
Painting
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, Praxis, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
American History, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I am a certified grade school and middle school New Jersey public teacher. My level of proficiency for teaching extends to Algebra 2. I have taught and tutored Algebra 1 in school and for American Tutor in Newark, NJ.

Drawing

I am an artist who has painted large landscape murals for restaurants in the Ironbound, Newark area. I am skilled in drawing, oil painting, acrylics, and pastels. I prefer chalk pastels. I have worked with and taught High School students in East Side High School, Newark, NJ mural painting as an extracurricular activity over a period of two years. I have also regularly taught students drawing in public schools and in other contexts as an extra activity using Betty Edwards effective methodology. I have taught art and piano to adults and children in a local private music school in Ironbound, Newark. I continue to develop new artworks on a regular basis and am active in the Upstairs Gallery in Jersey City, NJ.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a NJ State Certified Elementary School Teacher and have taught in various capacities in NJ Public Schools for a number of years. I received an award for placing in the top 15% in the NJ Praxis Grade School test. I have also tutored grade school and middle school children throughout the years, summers, and presently in reading and math. I also tutor children with special needs.

Physical Science

I have licensures grade school science, middle school science, and high school physics, including Physical Science. I have much tutoring experience privately and 10 years going on 11 in public schools.

Social Studies

I have taught 4th and 5th grade social studies in Newark Public Schools, in addition to their other classroom subjects. I tutored a Seton Hall University Graduate School student for one year in social studies related material. She achieved an A- average for the two semesters. I am well-read on world history, geography, and social studies topics and keep abreast of current social studies topics in issues through avid reading.

Sociology

My educational background is a BA in Social Science, which is strong in Sociology and related subjects. I have over 30 credits of additional education beyond BA requirements in Social Science and Psychology. I have also tutored two Graduate courses with a historical - sociological theme for a Seton University Hall (NJ) student in Newark, NJ. This job was referred by the Newark Public Library who were familiar with my work and background. I have a NJ High School Teachers certificate for teaching Psychology and related disciplines. The Psychology certificate requirements encompass Sociology and qualify me to teach H.S. Sociology as well. I have written published works with a sociology theme.

Thomas Edison State College
BA, Social Science
Adams State University
Graduate Coursework
New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
Other

Education

Thomas Edison State College (BA, Social Science)

Adams State University (Graduate Coursework)

New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

No charge f/travel. Travel more than 2 miles from Newark, NJ 07105 -1.5 hours min in-person session. 2 hr min NY 4 boroughs-do not service Stat Isl in person. No min on phone, Skype.

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 40 miles of Newark, NJ 07105.