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Charlie S.

Latham, NY

$45/hour

Experienced Tutor in Spanish, Special Ed., and more ......

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Background check passed as of 8/11/12
4.8 average from 28 ratings
Excellent
— Robert, Albany, NY on 2/21/16

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University of Oregon
Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Master's
WESTERN OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Oregon

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon (Master's)

WESTERN OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (Graduate Coursework)

About Charlie

Hello. My name is Charlie S. and I greatly enjoy helping students understand subjects that challenge them. I have a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelor's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon.

I am certified in New York State in Spanish, Grades 7-12, Special Education, and Elementary Education. I have eleven years of classroom teaching experience, including three years as a Spanish Teacher, three years as a Learning Disabilities Teacher, and one year as an ESL Teacher.

I currently work as a Migrant Specialist. In this capacity, I work with many students who do not have English as their primary language. As a consequnce, school can be very difficult for them. I work very hard to try and help them succeed in their studies.

I am looking to working with you!
Hello. My name is Charlie S. and I greatly enjoy helping students understand subjects that challenge them. I have a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelor's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon.

I am certified in New York State in
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Latham, NY 12110
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent"

- Robert, Albany, NY on 2/21/16

"Charlie"

- Lee, Clifton Park, NY on 8/10/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Wendy, Albany, NY on 1/16/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Alvard, Latham, NY on 11/1/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- SuChen, Cohoes, NY on 6/16/14

"Very Pleasant"

- Jesse, Troy, NY on 3/16/14

"Good teacher!"

- Dylan, Albany, NY on 1/23/14

"Awesome guy easy to talk to and great for tutoring."

- Ashley, Rensselaer, NY on 9/19/13

"Great Tutor"

- Kathleen, Albany, NY on 9/3/13

"Very nice and patient!!"

- Atul, Albany, NY on 8/27/13
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
GED,
SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I took 30 hours of Graduate level courses in Learning Disabilities as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon and became certified in the State of Oregon as a Learning Disabilities teacher. I also spent 3 months as a student teacher in a classroom with special education students. In addition, I took 24 graduate hours in Sppecial Education at Western Oregon State College.
I spent two years as a classroom teacher in a self-contained elementary Learning Disabilities classroom (I had several students who had a diagnosis of ADD) and one year as a classroom teacher in a self contained junior high school Learning Disabilities classroom.

I am currently Certified (Permanent Certification) by New York State in Special Education.
I have received appropriate training and have significant classroom experience in the area of ADD/ADHD and would be an excellent tutor in this area.

Autism

As a part of my coursework for Learning Disabilities certification at the University of Oregon, I was required to study the field of autism. I also student taught in a Special Education classroom that had several autistic students. After completing my initial Learning Disabilities coursework, I took additional courses at Western Oregon State College that covered autism. As a Learning Disabilities Teacher, I had students who were classified as autistic. Finally, I have also privately tutored autistic students.

Dyslexia

I am New York State certified in special education. I received my training in Learning Disabilities at the University of Oregon. I was required to take 30 graduate hours in this field in order to earn certification. This training included several courses related to dyslexia. Once I graduated, I taught for three years in a self contained Learning Disabilities classroom. In this capacity, I created individual academic programs for each of my students. More recently, I have assisted teachers in the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) for the Migrant students that I teach.

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a B.A.in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon. I am certified in New York State for Nursery, Kindergarten, and grades 1-6. I have seven years of classroom teaching experience. In my current position as a Migrant Specialist, I work with approximately fifteen students in 5 different elementary schools.

Elementary Math

I received my B.A. in Curriculum and Instruction. In order to receive this degree, I had to successfully complete coursework related to Math skills for students in grades K-6. In addition, I taught elementary school math for five years as a classroom teacher. As a part of my job as a Migrant Specialist, I regularly tutor elementary school students in math. In addition, I recently assisted an individual in preparing for the math section of the GRE.

English

I received my B.A. in Curriculum and Instruction. In order to receive this degree, I had to successfully complete coursework related to English. In addition, I was a classroom teacher for 11 years and was required to teach English to students in grades 1-8 for eight of the eleven years. More recently, I have been tutoring several elementary school students in the appropriate use of English.

GED

I have eleven years of classroom teaching experience. During my time as a classroom teacher, I was responsible for teaching all of the core subjects to my students. In my current position as a Migrant Specialist, I tutor students in high school math, social studies and science. In addition, I have worked with students on GED test preparation.

Grammar

I received formal training in grammar in my undergraduate teacher training program. In my current position, I assist students with writing assignments on a daily basis. Many of the students whom I work with are from other countries, and unaware of the rules regarding using appropriate grammar. I often have to assist students in their learning of the basic rules of grammar.

Phonics

I received formal training in phonics in my Teacher Education Program at the University of Oregon. I received a B.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from this program. In addition, I was required to take course work in phonics in order to obtain certification in Learning Disabilities. I have three years of classroom experience with Learning Disabilities students. For these students, we were required to teach reading through a phonics based program.

Reading

I received my undergraduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Several of the classes in this program focused on reading. In addition, while pursuing certification in special education, I also was required to take several courses related to reading. I currently work with 20-25 migrant students in grades K-12. The majority of these students have a great deal of difficulty with reading.

SAT Reading

I have a Master's Degree in Public Administration, as well as an additional 30 plus graduate hours in Special education. In my current position with BOCES as a Migrant Tutor, I work with high school students who are preparing for the SAT. Because they are not native speakers, they have difficulty with the reading portion of the SAT. In addition, I privately tutor students who are preparing for the SAT.

Spanish

I have a total of five years of teaching experience as a Spanish Teacher. In addition, I am currently certified by New York State in Spanish. In my current position as a Migrant Specialist with BOCES, I work primarily with students from Mexico, whose first language is Spanish. Many of my students' parents do not speak English, and as a consequence, I have to communicate in Spanish on a daily basis.

Special Needs

I completed 30 graduate hours in the field of Learning Disabilities at the University of Oregon. In addition, I took 24 graduate hours in Special Education from Western Oregon State College in Monmouth, Oregon. I am certified in Special Education in New York State and have three years of classroom experience teaching students with special needs. In my current position as a Migrant Specialist, I work with 6-8 students with special needs.

Spelling

While participating in my Teacher Education Program at the University of Oregon, I was required to take course work in how to teach reading, writing and spelling. I received a B.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from this college. In addition, I taught spelling to my students every year during the 11 years that I taught in public schools. I am also certified in New York State in Special Education, and spent three years teaching Learning Disabled students. The vast majority of my students had major problems in spelling. I had to come up with strategies to improve their spelling. In the majority of cases, I was successful. In my current position, I teach spelling skills to students with limited English proficiency.

Study Skills

While pursuing certification in the field of Learning Disabilities, there was an emphasis on the importance of the development of study skills for students with disabilities. During my three years as a classroom Learning Disabilities teacher, I spent a significant amount of time making sure that my students were well organized and had an awareness of how to study effectively. I helped them to develop study skills that took advantage of their different learning styles. I currently work with several students that need assistance with their study skills in order to pass their academic subjects.

Vocabulary

I have extensive training in vocabulary, starting with my undergraduate B.A. in Curriculum and Instruction. In order to earn this degree, I had to complete coursework in English. In my MPA program, there also was an emphasis on the use of vocabulary. In my eleven years of teaching experience, I was required to teach and develop my student's familiarity with grade level vocabulary. I also have helped several high school students learn vocabulary in preparation for the SAT.

University of Oregon
Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Master's
WESTERN OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Oregon

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon (Master's)

WESTERN OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent — Very patient and kind in helping student get on track and organized. On time. Follows up on lessons. Took a practical approach to student's issues. Follow up has been amazing so far. ...

— Robert, Albany, NY on 2/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Charlie will travel within 20 miles of Latham, NY 12110.