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Rochester, NY

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Very patient and excellent with the students.
— Maria, Rochester, NY on 7/31/12

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Roberts Wesleyan College
Religion and Philoso
Nazareth College
Master's

Education

Roberts Wesleyan College (Religion and Philoso)

Nazareth College (Master's)

About Paul

I am a Special Education Teacher with 10 years of experience in High School. I have taught Global Studies, US History, and Participation in Government and taught Microsoft Offices classes to both students and teachers. I also have worked with failing students in the areas of English, 9th grade Math, and Biology (Living Environment).

My talent as a teacher lies in diagnosing learning difficulties and helping the student learn ways to compensate. This means I will want to learn what you do not know as much as what you do know when we get started.

I believe people learn from their mistakes, and sometimes its the best learning tool.

I have a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Roberts Wesleyan, and a Master's in Education from Nazareth. At Nazareth I received the honor of being nominated for Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society for Educators.

Outside of teaching I have been writing and had my work published in XamOnline's Teacher Certification Study Guides on Special Education, which you can find in book stores across the USA.
I am a Special Education Teacher with 10 years of experience in High School. I have taught Global Studies, US History, and Participation in Government and taught Microsoft Offices classes to both students and teachers. I also have worked with failing students in the areas of English, 9th grade Math, and Biology (Living Environment).

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Rochester, NY 14617
In-person lessons

"Very patient and excellent with the students."

- Maria, Rochester, NY on 7/31/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, GED, Microsoft Excel
Science:
Philosophy
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Computer:
General Computer,
HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bible Studies

I have a BA from Roberts Wesleyan College in Religion and Philosophy. I have taken other courses in: Synoptic Gospels, General Epistles and Revelation, Minor Prophets, and Judeo-Christian Heritage. I also have numerous credits in Hebrew and Greek.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified New York State Special Education Teacher with 8 years of experience in the Rochester City School District. I have tutored students in elementary school on reading, writing, math, science and, social studies. My first meeting with a new student is used to assess the student's abilities so I can learn how to best help him/her learn.

Part of being a great student is learning how to learn, and when I tutor a someone that is something I help them learn.

General Computer

General Computers is a basic review of what not only is in a computer, but the basic principles and basic names of protocols that make computers work. I am also an expert in MS Office for classes that require assistance in this area.

Microsoft Outlook

I train educators in Microsoft Office, including Outlook. I have been doing this for 10 years.

Microsoft Publisher

I have taught MS Office applications for the past 10 years to staff and teachers in the Rochester City School District.

I taught various aspects pf MS Publisher from basic business card designs to greeting cards,to poster composition, etc., utilizing all aspects Microsoft offers to modify content from Picture tools to modification of standard elements for a selection.

Public Speaking

I took Public Speaking in college and have since presented locally and nationally. I was a requested speaker locally for my topic, "Using PowerPoint to Reach the Nintendo Generation."

As a professional presenter I have also been used to critique and modify presentations given to assist on training seminars. They encompass simple points such as knowing your audience, the forum you are presenting within,tool preparation, to clear and concise language to communicate a point. The final critique piece I offer and teach provides what I call "a review of receptive simplicity": Does the message not only communicate, but provide for receptive simplicity using a variety of tools?

Religion

I have a degree in Religion and Philosophy from Roberts Wesleyan College. Here I took 12 credits in Hebrew and 5 credits in Greek. This program also included an intense review of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. I am a Christian, and describe my beliefs as bapticostal.

For the past 20 years I have been working with various agencies such as allexperts.com to answer questions regarding Christian doctrine, and cults. I am also a published Christian Researcher.

Social Studies

I taught US History and Government and Global Studies for five years. I have also co-taught Participation in Government and Economics. My expertise in these fields as an educator and a person who preps students for the exams is continually sought after by fellow educators to help students pass these exams.

Special Needs

I am a New York State certified Special Education Teacher (N-12). I have worked with children in Elementary School, Middle School and, High School. My talent as a teacher lies in helping students learn how they learn and how to adjust.

I have been working in the Rochester City School District for 8 years at Edison Tech. I have experience helping children learn how to pass the their Regents Exams. Part of this is through my decision to study the Regents Exams, and to create study guides for Regents Global Studies and US History.

A Special Education Teacher on a High School level is expected to "know everything." This why I am NCLB qualified in several subject areas.

Study Skills

If there is one skill I am good at, it is learning how to help someone create their own best learning tools. I have created visual vocabulary cards, studied techniques for getting the best out of a lecture, implemented tests to determine how someone learns best, demonstrated how organizing space helps, and created individualized learning tools. I am also experienced with the differences in online learning vs. classroom learning.

Roberts Wesleyan College
Religion and Philoso
Nazareth College
Master's

Education

Roberts Wesleyan College (Religion and Philoso)

Nazareth College (Master's)

Very patient and excellent with the students.

Paul is a very accommodating tutor and is very sincere. He has very helpful hints and positive feedback for the students. He really wants them to learn and will go out of his way to make sure they understand what he is showing them before he leaves. He gives them the confidence they need and the extra tools that will help them excel!

— Maria, Rochester, NY on 7/31/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 10 miles of Rochester, NY 14617.