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Samuel S.

Bringing Confidence to Students!

Bringing Confidence to Students!

$75/hour

  • 1,290 hours tutoring

  • New York, NY 10001

About Samuel


Bio

Howdy!

I have spent more than thirty years teaching and leading others, and through these experiences I have learned that nothing beats confidence. I greatly enjoy assisting students in their subject areas of need, yet nothing compares with the elation of seeing their new or renewed confidence as they attain success. My work is geared toward leading students to know their subjects and believe in themselves.

I am a certified teacher. My certifications include History 4th through 12th grade,...

Howdy!

I have spent more than thirty years teaching and leading others, and through these experiences I have learned that nothing beats confidence. I greatly enjoy assisting students in their subject areas of need, yet nothing compares with the elation of seeing their new or renewed confidence as they attain success. My work is geared toward leading students to know their subjects and believe in themselves.

I am a certified teacher. My certifications include History 4th through 12th grade, Social Studies 4th through 8th grade, Speech 7th through 12th grade, Math 4th through 8th grade, English Language Arts and Reading 4th through 8th grade, and Science 4th through 8th grade. I am also a professional actor and I have taught theater/drama to students for thirty years in a variety of settings. I have provided descriptions for all of my subject areas in my profile.

I look forward to teaching more students, and above all else, instilling in them more confidence.


Education

Howard Payne University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of New York, NY 10001
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/3/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I am a professional actor (part time). I have been a stage performer for over 30 years. I have taught students theater/drama both as a volunteer and a professional for over 30 years. Last year I was co-director for a middle school one act play production that won first place in two separate contests.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I hold a certification in Speech for 7th to 12th grades. I have over 30 years' experience in public speaking, including churches, contests, rallies, weddings, funerals, etc.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned the TESOL Certification for teaching ESL. I have taught ESL to numerous students from elementary ages all the way into senior adulthood. I have been very successful helping these students in all the areas of communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and proper pronunciation.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8. I am an excellent resource for grammar from the lower grades through high school.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am an excellent writer and proofreader. I have worked professionally as both, and I can definitely help students in this area.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I hold a certification in Speech for 7th to 12th grades. I have over 30 years' experience in public speaking, including churches, contests, rallies, weddings, funerals, etc.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have many years of experience teaching in public schools. Over the years I taught all core academic subjects.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I struggled with math all the way through elementary school and middle school. That is why I relate very well to the students who need extra assistance in this area. I have been very successful in using my experiences to help many students succeed in math.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I am certified to teach Science for students in 4th through 8th grades. I am also well versed in the lower grades of science. I have a knack for making subjects that some students find boring much more interesting.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8. I am an excellent resource for grammar from the lower grades through high school.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified to teach reading for grades 4 through 8, and I am an excellent resource for all grade levels. I love to read and would cherish the opportunity to kindle that fire in more students.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a great speller with many "tricks" up my sleeve for those hard to learn and irregular words. I am certified to teach English/Reading for grades 4 through 8, and I am also a great resource for other grades.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a certified teacher I have many study skill "tricks" up my sleeves! I am a great resource for students who want to learn to study better. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking the larger pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have an excellent vocabulary and believe in building my vocabulary everyday. I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8, and am an excellent resource for other grades as well.

English

English,

English

I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8. I am an excellent resource for the lower and upper grades as well. I am an avid reader and I love to write as well. I have written and edited professionally.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned the TESOL Certification for teaching ESL. I have taught ESL to numerous students from elementary ages all the way into senior adulthood. I have been very successful helping these students in all the areas of communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and proper pronunciation.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8. I am an excellent resource for grammar from the lower grades through high school.
Literature,

Literature

I am an avid reader and I absolutely love great literature. I am a Shakespeare-lover, and I have successfully taught Shakespeare to many students for both literary purposes as well as the stage. Other favorites of mine: JRR Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, A.A. Milne, E. R. Burroughs, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am an excellent writer and proofreader. I have worked professionally as both, and I can definitely help students in this area.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I hold a certification in Speech for 7th to 12th grades. I have over 30 years' experience in public speaking, including churches, contests, rallies, weddings, funerals, etc.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified to teach reading for grades 4 through 8, and I am an excellent resource for all grade levels. I love to read and would cherish the opportunity to kindle that fire in more students.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a great speller with many "tricks" up my sleeve for those hard to learn and irregular words. I am certified to teach English/Reading for grades 4 through 8, and I am also a great resource for other grades.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have an excellent vocabulary and believe in building my vocabulary everyday. I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8, and am an excellent resource for other grades as well.
Writing

Writing

I enjoy writing everything from sports stories to short stories to plays. I have worked professionally as a writer. I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8, and am also a great resource for the other grades.

History

American History,

American History

While I am certified to teach in many areas, History is my one true love! I have a passion for history and an ability to make in INTERESTING rather than BORING!
Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a Bachelors Degree in Theology and spent 25 years teaching Bible and religious classes. I also have over 80 hours of work on a Master of Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have numerous hours of study and tutoring in both Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek.
European History,

European History

While I am certified to teach in many areas, History is my one true love! I have a passion for history and an ability to make in INTERESTING rather than BORING! For European history in particular, I have done extra study in both World War I and World War II, as well as concentrating on the various European Monarchs and their relationships. I am also fully versed in church history, much of which is particularly related to European history.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I love the U.S. Constitution! I keep a pocket sized copy close by at all times. I am also a political junkie, avidly reading the political news of the day from a great variety of web sites. If you have a need in U.S. Government and Politics, I can help!
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I absolutely HATED my first philosophy class in college. Then I retook the class with a different professor, and the world of philosophy changed for me. I am an amateur philosopher, and I love teaching and discussing a variety of ideas. My favorite philosophies to study are Existentialism and Buddhism, and I enjoy discussing many more.
Religion,

Religion

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and 25 years of experience teaching Bible and religion.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I am certified to teach social studies in grades 4 through 8, and history in grades 4 through 12. I am thoroughly versed in the social sciences and greatly enjoy teaching them to students of all levels.
World History

World History

In regard to world history, I especially enjoy digging into those world-shaping major events from the ancient eras. World conflicts are of special interest to me, from Greek and Roman conquests through the Crusades and on to the more modern World Wars.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have many years of experience teaching in public schools. Over the years I taught all core academic subjects.
English,

English

I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8. I am an excellent resource for the lower and upper grades as well. I am an avid reader and I love to write as well. I have written and edited professionally.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned the TESOL Certification for teaching ESL. I have taught ESL to numerous students from elementary ages all the way into senior adulthood. I have been very successful helping these students in all the areas of communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and proper pronunciation.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I struggled with math all the way through elementary school and middle school. That is why I relate very well to the students who need extra assistance in this area. Pre-algebra is one of my favorite subjects to tutor since this is where I turned a corner in my own math path. I have a unique ability to relate to the student who is struggling with pre-algebra.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified to teach reading for grades 4 through 8, and I am an excellent resource for all grade levels. I love to read and would cherish the opportunity to kindle that fire in more students.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a great speller with many "tricks" up my sleeve for those hard to learn and irregular words. I am certified to teach English/Reading for grades 4 through 8, and I am also a great resource for other grades.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a certified teacher I have many study skill "tricks" up my sleeves! I am a great resource for students who want to learn to study better. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking the larger pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed.
Writing

Writing

I enjoy writing everything from sports stories to short stories to plays. I have worked professionally as a writer. I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8, and am also a great resource for the other grades.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have earned the TESOL Certification for teaching ESL. I have taught ESL to numerous students from elementary ages all the way into senior adulthood. I have been very successful helping these students in all the areas of communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and proper pronunciation.

Math

Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I struggled with math all the way through elementary school and middle school. That is why I relate very well to the students who need extra assistance in this area. Pre-algebra is one of my favorite subjects to tutor since this is where I turned a corner in my own math path. I have a unique ability to relate to the student who is struggling with pre-algebra.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have many years of experience teaching in public schools. Over the years I taught all core academic subjects.
English,

English

I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8. I am an excellent resource for the lower and upper grades as well. I am an avid reader and I love to write as well. I have written and edited professionally.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned the TESOL Certification for teaching ESL. I have taught ESL to numerous students from elementary ages all the way into senior adulthood. I have been very successful helping these students in all the areas of communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and proper pronunciation.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I struggled with math all the way through elementary school and middle school. That is why I relate very well to the students who need extra assistance in this area. Pre-algebra is one of my favorite subjects to tutor since this is where I turned a corner in my own math path. I have a unique ability to relate to the student who is struggling with pre-algebra.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified to teach reading for grades 4 through 8, and I am an excellent resource for all grade levels. I love to read and would cherish the opportunity to kindle that fire in more students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a certified teacher I have many study skill "tricks" up my sleeves! I am a great resource for students who want to learn to study better. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking the larger pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed.
Writing

Writing

I enjoy writing everything from sports stories to short stories to plays. I have worked professionally as a writer. I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8, and am also a great resource for the other grades.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a Bachelors Degree in Theology and spent 25 years teaching Bible and religious classes. I also have over 80 hours of work on a Master of Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have numerous hours of study and tutoring in both Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned the TESOL Certification for teaching ESL. I have taught ESL to numerous students from elementary ages all the way into senior adulthood. I have been very successful helping these students in all the areas of communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and proper pronunciation.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I love the U.S. Constitution! I keep a pocket sized copy close by at all times. I am also a political junkie, avidly reading the political news of the day from a great variety of web sites. If you have a need in U.S. Government and Politics, I can help!
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I absolutely HATED my first philosophy class in college. Then I retook the class with a different professor, and the world of philosophy changed for me. I am an amateur philosopher, and I love teaching and discussing a variety of ideas. My favorite philosophies to study are Existentialism and Buddhism, and I enjoy discussing many more.
Religion,

Religion

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and 25 years of experience teaching Bible and religion.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a certified teacher I have many study skill "tricks" up my sleeves! I am a great resource for students who want to learn to study better. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking the larger pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

I absolutely HATED my first philosophy class in college. Then I retook the class with a different professor, and the world of philosophy changed for me. I am an amateur philosopher, and I love teaching and discussing a variety of ideas. My favorite philosophies to study are Existentialism and Buddhism, and I enjoy discussing many more.

Special Needs

Speech,

Speech

I am certified to teach Speech in grades 7 through 12. I have extensive life experience in public speaking and mentoring young speakers. I have worked with many students over the years to improve both their speaking style and their confidence. I believe that nothing is better than confidence, and nothing creates confidence better than the ability to speak clearly.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a certified teacher I have many study skill "tricks" up my sleeves! I am a great resource for students who want to learn to study better. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking the larger pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have many years of experience teaching in public schools. Over the years I taught all core academic subjects.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned the TESOL Certification for teaching ESL. I have taught ESL to numerous students from elementary ages all the way into senior adulthood. I have been very successful helping these students in all the areas of communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and proper pronunciation.
GED,

GED

I have successfully helped numerous students complete their GED over the years. I know how to give the right encouragement as well as testing techniques that will work. When a student approaches the test with confidence, great things can happen!
Reading,

Reading

I am certified to teach reading for grades 4 through 8, and I am an excellent resource for all grade levels. I love to read and would cherish the opportunity to kindle that fire in more students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a certified teacher I have many study skill "tricks" up my sleeves! I am a great resource for students who want to learn to study better. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking the larger pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed.
Writing

Writing

I enjoy writing everything from sports stories to short stories to plays. I have worked professionally as a writer. I am certified to teach English for grades 4 through 8, and am also a great resource for the other grades.

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

I have successfully helped numerous students complete their GED over the years. I know how to give the right encouragement as well as testing techniques that will work. When a student approaches the test with confidence, great things can happen!
Regents

Regents

I am a certified Gifted and Talented teacher. I have taken many extra courses to make certain that I know how to teach students the academic material that is covered on the Regents tests. I also specialize in teaching students to prepare themselves for a test and HOW to successfully take tests. I have numerous study aids for each of the Regents tests, and I know exactly how to implement them.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Tailors approach to your child

Three sessions with Samuel and my son enjoys working with him to improve his writing stamina, his organization and his style. Samuel is playing to my son's interests to engage him in the writing process.

Christina, 5 lessons with Samuel

Awesome

I really enjoyed my lesson with Mr Samuel. He is awesome. He is clear, precise, knowledgeable, and he explained the lesson very well. I look forward to my future lessons with him. Thank you so much!!!

Marjorie, 2 lessons with Samuel

Very patient and great methodology

It is a pleasure to have Samuel tutor my son. He is patient, fun and has a great way of teaching writing. He uses a variety of materials and methods that tailor to my son's needs. I can't recommend Samuel more highly as a tutor.

Ying, 17 lessons with Samuel

Great Tutor

Sam has been a great tutor and we would love to have him back again soon! Thank you very much!!!

Aidee, 5 lessons with Samuel

Great tutor who is upbeat and well rounded in various subjects.

Samuel is tutoring my daughter who is now optimistic that she is learning the critical subject matter needed to pass the GED exam. He is patient with her, has a great disposition, always on time, and very professional. We highly recommend him as a tutor to help anyone struggling with schoolwork or preparing for a test, he is well worth the money.

SIHAM, 16 lessons with Samuel

One Great Teacher

I am a writer for my own news company. Because I had forgotten much of English grammar since I graduated college, I hired Samuel to help me with my writing, reading and editing skills. Samuel is a very dedicated teacher. In fact, Samuel has taught me many article editing and writing techniques for my news company. As a result, more readers on social media are eager to read my articles. Samuel has taught me how to write; as a result, I am able to reach out and motivate my readers to share my articles. Samuel is well qualified to identify any weaknesses and address them with his teaching tools. Given these facts, I highly recommend Samuel as a teacher of English language.

Alex, 27 lessons with Samuel

Helpful and very personable

Samuel is very personable. I instantly felt comfortable with him. He listened intently to all my concerns regarding my studying techniques (or lack thereof) and had some really good suggestions on how to combat many of my problems. I am very excited to put them into practice.

Roxzanne, 1 lesson with Samuel

Great tutor!

Samuel was pleasant, kind and very patient. Seems to have a real connection with children! My daughter can't wait for her next lesson. Thanks

Dianna, 3 lessons with Samuel

Incredibly Genuine and a Wonderful Tutor.

Samuel is an excellent tutor. He works very well with my son and it s a pleasure using his services. Thank you so much Samuel!

Marcia, 12 lessons with Samuel
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