St. John Fisher College (English Literature)
Roberts Wesleyan College (MEd)
St. John Fisher College (Other)
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Recently having moved to the area from Rochester, NY (We just had our first baby - a little girl - and moved closer to my wife's family), I bring a healthy repertoire of tutoring and teaching experience. Perhaps most importantly, I've always maintained one principle that has resulted in consistently rewarding tutoring/teaching opportunities:
To never waste a minute with a student - to ensure that I've maximized my resources to support those I teach to reach beyond even their highest perceived potentials.
I've tutored critical reading and formal writing since 2003, from middle school students to graduate students completing their dissertations.
I've been a classroom teacher for the same age group since 2007. Having taught in the harshest of conditions in the inner city of Rochester while also (and currently) leading AP Literature and Composition classes, I've worked with all levels of readers and writers and take very seriously every opportunity I have with them.
For school-aged students, the NYS Education Program is drastically transitioning from a content-based to a skills-based focus. There is no doubt that the material to which your children are exposed demands a new instructional approach - especially if our kids are to succeed on NYS Assessments. From 3rd grade on through ELA and History Regents Exams to AP Exams, I've found great success in teaching a formulaic writing technique rather than the traditional practices. Using a mnemonic device called ACE, I've supported average students in their quests for 90s or above on Regents Exams, boosted SAT scores by hundreds of points, and even tutored a Somali refugee with limited English-speaking skills to a passing grade in order to graduate high school in just a few weeks.
I don't think of critical reading and writing as English or Social Studies or Science subjects anymore. In fact, instead of English, I've renamed my own classroom "Thinking" class. Through student-discovery, I aim to lead kids to flip a few switches in their minds, allowing them to see and experience material critically - arming them with the skills to succeed at high levels - even with texts/essays of unfamiliar topics and ramped-up rigor.
For undergraduate and graduate students, I provide organizational, editing, and proper citation/referencing support that will prepare them to complete all essays and term papers on time and in formal, correct style. I'm well-versed in current Microsoft Word and PowerPoint software, and I can teach even the foremost graduate students tips and tricks that will save them hours of time they'd previously spend formatting and editing.
After that long bit of background, I'll leave you with this:
In short, I will absolutely maximize all of my resources to ensure my students work at their maximum capacities. I don't drag out my hours, and I approach each new session with an optimism and humor which will engage and bring some fun to learning.
Again, thank you for viewing, and I hope to hear from you and discuss how to best support you or your child's success. Hello, and thank you for viewing my tutor-profile!
Recently having moved to the area from Rochester, NY (We just had our first baby - a little girl - and moved closer to my wife's family), I bring a healthy repertoire of tutoring and teaching experience. Perhaps most importantly, I've always maintained one principle that has resulted in
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