University of Missouri, Columbia (Political Science)
I am a friendly, neighborhood history teacher that mixes structure, content, effort, and humor into my time with students. While my tutoring is valued for any student, I am particularly skilled at bringing the less than enthused student to the subject of history, and the other social studies domains. I have 15 years of certified and classroom and consultant experience both here and abroad, and hold permanent NJ Teaching Certificates in Elementary and Secondary Social Studies. I am three-year grant recipient of Woodrow Wilson Teaching American History, am involved with non-profit educational efforts in support of history and civics education, and run a nationally-endorsed civic education non-profit.
I teach to instill a sense of curiosity and, while perhaps not necessarily a "joy" of learning, at least a competent tolerance of learning. The skills and content are tough at the beginning, but become easier as success is broken into attainable steps and behaviors. These habits form over time and can be used on other subjects. I expect to get the results intended within six to ten hours, at which time the student should have reached the goals set at the outset of the tutoring. While ongoing and periodic support can be arranged, my goal is to develop a self-sufficiency that bolsters student competence and confidence, and mitigates the need for a tutor. I have some spare time most weeks and seek a limited number of students in need of some assistance, focus, and inspiration. I am a friendly, neighborhood history teacher that mixes structure, content, effort, and humor into my time with students. While my tutoring is valued for any student, I am particularly skilled at bringing the less than enthused student to the subject of history, and the other social studies domains. I have 15 years of certified and classroom and
My rates are variable to grade level and subject requested. For middle and elementary grades, my rates are $40-$50 an hour, and include experience with ADD/ADHD students; $60 for AP/Honors.
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Permanent Certificate for High School Social Studies, Woodrow Wilson Scholar, 2015 recipient of Vandenberg Aerospace Education Award from Air Force Association.
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I have extensive experience teaching core subjects for grades K-8. I work at every grade level and in every subject, including students that need creative teaching to learn a concept or skill.
I serve as a preferred substitute in a strong area school district, and for any grade and subject area. I can conduct elementary math lessons directly, and can assist teachers in-class with students that need additional guidance the teacher often doesn't have enough time to provide in 40 minutes.
I can provide uninterrupted tutor time to tackle assignments, and allow for as many learning questions a student might have.
I have special needs experience with dozens of students, and am utilized by K-12 districts as a designated special needs substitute, and am the first teacher requested when a special needs substitute needed.
I hold a Standard certificate for Elementary and Secondary Social Studies with classroom and private tutoring experience.
I was a Three-year Woodrow Wilson Scholar in US History, and have taught and consulted on civics education in US and abroad since 2000.
I have structured study skill development hat accelerates improvement by instilling self-directed academic work. The student understands and manages their own workflow, with skills strengthening as work load increases slightly over time.
I am an excellent and positive motivator.
Permanent Certificate for Elementary Education and Secondary Social Studies.
Extensive use of vocabulary from wide variety of subjects.