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Blase S.

Master's degree , teacher's certification, patient, knowledgeable

Master's degree , teacher's certification, patient, knowledgeable

$45/hour

  • 71 hours tutoring

About Blase


Bio

I love tutoring. I have 5 years of experience teaching in public schools and over 10 years teaching developmental reading, ESL, and job skills including resume preparation, job search, interviewing techniques, and job success methods in community colleges. I have co-authored one book and edited two others. I can help with elementary to high school reading, writing, math, GED, ESL, computer literacy, Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint or Excel. My rates are flexible.

My training includes a...

I love tutoring. I have 5 years of experience teaching in public schools and over 10 years teaching developmental reading, ESL, and job skills including resume preparation, job search, interviewing techniques, and job success methods in community colleges. I have co-authored one book and edited two others. I can help with elementary to high school reading, writing, math, GED, ESL, computer literacy, Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint or Excel. My rates are flexible.

My training includes a B.A. in sociology from Duke University. I received a Master of Divinity in counseling also from Duke. For 15 years I worked with the Institute of Cultural Affairs setting up pre-schools, teaching ESL, and training teachers. In 1993 I decided to become a public school teacher and have taken a total of 24 semester hours of undergraduate and graduate education related classes.

I am certified for elementary (self-contained) pre-kindergarten to 6th Grade by the Texas Education Association and taught in public school for 5 years and private school for three. I have also taught developmental reading and ESL for the Bi-Lingual Education Institute, Houston Community College, Mayland Community College and AB Tech in Asheville.

My teaching skills include the following:

I believe in providing a thorough assessment including determining the student’s strengths, goals, learning style, and what is blocking achievement.

I design interactive lesson plans using a variety of approaches based on multiple learning styles, learning objectives and a thorough analysis and understanding of student abilities.

I believe in using a participatory, multi-modal approach to keep students involved, constant monitoring to insure students are learning objectives, employing multiple forms of evaluation.

I have found very important to teach students study skills, including reading, writing, note taking and time management, so that they can become independent learners.

I have 25 years experience in excellent communication skills including active lis


Education

Duke University
Sociology
Duke University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: 10% discount for sessions lasting 2 or more hours.
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/9/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I was a principal actor in public school plays. I taught theater arts for two years at Piney Point Elementary school. I used games created Viola Spolin. I taught kindergarten to 6th grade. I produced and directed two plays, including set design and construction.

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I taught a one semester class for Spruce Pine Community College on "The 10 Keys to Job Success". Then for the next year, as a SPCC instructor, I taught resume creation, cover letter creation, and job search skills at the North Carolina Employment Security Commission office in Spruce Pine.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have taken up to level III Excel. It depends on what level you need.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have taken up to level III Excel. It depends on what level you need.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I used Outlook for the past 8 years in my last job. I was able to send and receive emails. I accessed the calendar and shared it. I was able to mark emails as urgent. I was able to set up an email to see if it had been received.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have been working with Microsoft Windows for the past 30 years. I have recently completed teaching Windows for a rehabilitation agency. I can teach students how to get online, the Start Menu, get around the PC, use various applications, personalize the desktop, search, print, email, use of browsers, and One Drive.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I taught a one semester class for Spruce Pine Community College on "The 10 Keys to Job Success". Then for the next year, as a SPCC instructor, I taught resume creation, cover letter creation, and job search skills at the North Carolina Employment Security Commission office in Spruce Pine.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have taken up to level III Excel. It depends on what level you need.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified Elementary Teacher (Kindergarten to 6th), Texas Education Association. Issue date 9/24/93. No expiration date. I have five years of experience in public school classrooms and 3 years in private schools.
Reading,

Reading

I taught developmental reading for Houston Community College for 3 semesters.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was trained in study skills for medical students. These skills included memorization methods, note taking, reading, test taking and stress reduction. I taught these methods for two years at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. I also taught these methods to my developmental reading students at Houston Community College.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught Developmental Reading for Houston Community College for 2 years. I am currently tutoring writing students at South Puget Sound Community College. I have co-authored one book and edited and prepared for the publication of two books.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taken 9 semester hours of courses in teaching reading. I have taught reading at the elementary level for Houston Independent School District for 3 years. I have taught developmental reading for Houston Community College for 2 years. I have also taught study skills for reading to medical students at the UT Medical School in Houston for 2 years.
Reading,

Reading

I taught developmental reading for Houston Community College for 3 semesters.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, 1971. I had a 3.0 grade average. I completed 15 semester hours in Old and New Testament.
Religion,

Religion

I have a master of divinity degree from Duke Divinity School. I graduated in 1971. I had a 3.0 GPA. I completed 75 semester hours of graduate studies. I also completed 15 semester hours of undergraduate religion courses at Duke University and a three semester hour class in the sociology of religion. I had first communion as a Catholic. I was a Methodist minister for 15 years. I have lived at a Buddhist meditation center and studied meditation. I have visited many sacred sites, temples, and study centers in India and studied Indian spirituality and Theosophy.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a B.A. in sociology from Duke University. I graduated in 1968. My GPA in sociology was 3.2. I completed 24 semester hours of sociology classes. I taught social studies at the elementary level for three years.
Sociology

Sociology

I have a B.A. in sociology from Duke University. I graduated in 1968. My GPA in sociology was 3.2. I completed 24 semester hours of sociology classes.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified Elementary Teacher (Kindergarten to 6th), Texas Education Association. Issue date 9/24/93. No expiration date. I have five years of experience in public school classrooms and 3 years in private schools.
Reading,

Reading

I taught developmental reading for Houston Community College for 3 semesters.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was trained in study skills for medical students. These skills included memorization methods, note taking, reading, test taking and stress reduction. I taught these methods for two years at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. I also taught these methods to my developmental reading students at Houston Community College.
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified Elementary Teacher (Kindergarten to 6th), Texas Education Association. Issue date 9/24/93. No expiration date. I have five years of experience in public school classrooms and 3 years in private schools.
Reading,

Reading

I taught developmental reading for Houston Community College for 3 semesters.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was trained in study skills for medical students. These skills included memorization methods, note taking, reading, test taking and stress reduction. I taught these methods for two years at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. I also taught these methods to my developmental reading students at Houston Community College.
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, 1971. I had a 3.0 grade average. I completed 15 semester hours in Old and New Testament.
Religion,

Religion

I have a master of divinity degree from Duke Divinity School. I graduated in 1971. I had a 3.0 GPA. I completed 75 semester hours of graduate studies. I also completed 15 semester hours of undergraduate religion courses at Duke University and a three semester hour class in the sociology of religion. I had first communion as a Catholic. I was a Methodist minister for 15 years. I have lived at a Buddhist meditation center and studied meditation. I have visited many sacred sites, temples, and study centers in India and studied Indian spirituality and Theosophy.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have a B.A. in sociology from Duke University. I graduated in 1968. My GPA in sociology was 3.2. I completed 24 semester hours of sociology classes.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was trained in study skills for medical students. These skills included memorization methods, note taking, reading, test taking and stress reduction. I taught these methods for two years at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. I also taught these methods to my developmental reading students at Houston Community College.
ESL/ESOL

Science

Sociology,

Sociology

I have a B.A. in sociology from Duke University. I graduated in 1968. My GPA in sociology was 3.2. I completed 24 semester hours of sociology classes.
Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am a certified elementary teacher and taught students with ADD/ADHD in the classroom. I also worked for the past 8 years with students with ADD/ADHD. I am familiar with interventions to assist these students focus, get organized, learn, and complete assignments.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I was trained in study skills for medical students. These skills included memorization methods, note taking, reading, test taking and stress reduction. I taught these methods for two years at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. I also taught these methods to my developmental reading students at Houston Community College.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified Elementary Teacher (Kindergarten to 6th), Texas Education Association. Issue date 9/24/93. No expiration date. I have five years of experience in public school classrooms and 3 years in private schools.
Reading,

Reading

I taught developmental reading for Houston Community College for 3 semesters.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was trained in study skills for medical students. These skills included memorization methods, note taking, reading, test taking and stress reduction. I taught these methods for two years at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. I also taught these methods to my developmental reading students at Houston Community College.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught Developmental Reading for Houston Community College for 2 years. I am currently tutoring writing students at South Puget Sound Community College. I have co-authored one book and edited and prepared for the publication of two books.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taken 9 semester hours of courses in teaching reading. I have taught reading at the elementary level for Houston Independent School District for 3 years. I have taught developmental reading for Houston Community College for 2 years. I have also taught study skills for reading to medical students at the UT Medical School in Houston for 2 years.
Career Development,

Career Development

I taught a one semester class for Spruce Pine Community College on "The 10 Keys to Job Success". Then for the next year, as a SPCC instructor, I taught resume creation, cover letter creation, and job search skills at the North Carolina Employment Security Commission office in Spruce Pine.
ASVAB, GED

Ratings and Reviews


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Highly Recommended

Blase is soft spoken and very nice to work with. After meeting only a few times I have seen an improvement in my student's understanding of the science material. Would recommend him to others.

Mark, 4 lessons with Blase

Amazing Tutor

Blase is an amazing tutor! He helped me a lot. I was able to get my high school diploma with his help.

Teona, 1 lesson with Blase

Patient and makes math fun for my daughter

Blase uses teaching techniques that work well with my daughter's learning style. She is very hands-on and Blase keeps her on track and focused.

Kim, 19 lessons with Blase

Excellent Tutoring Skills

Blase has been working with our client now for several weeks - working on skill building re: Windows and using Word, as well as, working on his speed and accuracy in typing. Our client is very happy with the tutoring and is excited to continue on with his lessons. He is improving every week. We are very pleased with Blase and recommend him to anyone looking for encouragement and growth in any of these skill building areas mentioned.

Darci, 42 lessons with Blase

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