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I am a certified classroom teacher and for more than 30 years I have taught and tutored students in second through tenth grade. Language arts, mathematics through … Read more

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Dyslexia, Special Needs
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I have taught and tutored Algebra 1 with both middle school and high school students. I work with students that they strengthen their understanding of arithmetic and master the world of Algebra. I love the idea that equations design pictures (graphs) and that pictures (graphs) represent equations. I also love that essentially algebra is reasoning and simplifying in order to problem solve.

I am a certified K-6 teacher. I have taught in self contained classrooms in grades 2 through 5 inclusive. I have taught math, history, English, and science at the middle school level - grades 6 through 8 as well.

Elementary math is a combination of skills, vocabulary, computation, problem solving, and concepts. I have taught and tutored math at the elementary school level for some thirty years. I strive for the student to see that math makes sense. Thus we work with the very tangible, with drawings and pictures, with numbers and numerals, and, as they are ready, with the very abstract. I support the child's work in class so their grades are strong. I help the child fill in whatever they may not have understood well in the past so that they become a stronger math student.

Learning English and language arts is a complex process of improving self expression. It includes essay writing, creative writing, grammar, parts of speech, sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, spelling, reading for meaning and more. All in the service of effective written expression, reading, public speaking, and organizing one's thoughts.

I have taught English Language Arts in grades two through nine. I have tutored students in those grades and in all high school grades as well. I was an English major in college, and I have a graduate degree in Education.

I have taught and tutored second through ninth grade over many years. Periodically throughout my career I have worked in curriculum development in arithmetic, pre algebra, and algebra. Thus I fully understand the scope and sequence of the math. The strongest learning in math comes though experience with concrete materials, drawings, and abstractions. Such solid understanding is the best preparation for Algebra.

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Christopher D. Experienced - math, English, Regents prep