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Dr. Fred Y.

Medford, OR

$48/hour

Teaching Math and Language Arts to the so called "uneducable."

Background check passed as of 4/12/13
4.8 average from 66 ratings
Exceeded My Expectations
— Mike, Williams, OR on 6/19/13

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University of California
Unviersity of California
PhD
University of Phoenix
MEd

Education

University of California

Unviersity of California (PhD)

University of Phoenix (MEd)

About Dr. Fred

Before I take on any new student, I personally interview them. I use NLP, energy testing, sports psychology, personal observation of the student's responses to ascertain both their learning style and what barriers, psychological or otherwise, that impede their learning. For example, in taking on a certain math student, I observed that he could not get the answer until he writhed, wiggled, and fell on the floor. I taught him kinesthetically afterwards. Among the students who benefit most from this approach are athletes, those who work with their hands, mechanically inclined persons, and so forth. I have taught students, male and female, who were being recruited for professional, if minor league, opportunities. They went from failing math to A's in algebra.

Next to my over nine years of college and university teaching, I have over fifteen years of experience in teaching math, writing, reading, social sciences, and have even supervised laboratory experiments for homeschoolers and substituted for math, writing and science teachers. I have 48 graduate credits in Special Education and have taught two adult students with TBI, students with EBD, who have dyslexia, or have fetal alcohol syndrome. I have taught a student with multiple LD's. I use this same approach with "normal" students as well, to give them an enhanced learning experience. Whether it’s remediation, enrichment, or just some extra help, I am qualified for K-12, adult learners, and high school and college students.
Before I take on any new student, I personally interview them. I use NLP, energy testing, sports psychology, personal observation of the student's responses to ascertain both their learning style and what barriers, psychological or otherwise, that impede their learning. For example, Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Group rates: fees can be proportionate, so that if there are 2 in the group, the fee will be 1/2, 3, 1/3. Cancellations will be charged at the normal rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Medford, OR 97504
Background Check: Passed

"Exceeded My Expectations"

- Mike, Williams, OR on 6/19/13

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Debbie, Jacksonville, OR on 6/16/16

"Good Reading Tutor!"

- Jeffrey Allen, Central Point, OR on 10/7/15

"Very patient with our "distracted" child!"

- Michelle, Eagle Point, OR on 8/20/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Logic,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling,
GED,
GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, Regents, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia,
Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have taught high school algebra, pre-algebra, and basic math skills at the local community college; have 17 years experience tutoring.

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II at the local community college.

Bible Studies

I have an honorary Doctor of Divinity, am a certified Christian minister, have taught th philosophy of religion, and have extensively read both the Bible and the history of it. Am familiar with Augustinian hermaneutics, the works of Reinhold Neibur, with his existentialist "spin" to hermaneutics, and have done spiritual counseling.

College Counseling

I have been a university professor for over 7 years, was a thesis advisor, have counseled homeschoolers for 15 years on how to get into college; I've taught at community colleges; I drew up a plan for one of my homeschoolers--get the GED, study to pass through Algebra II and Freshman English, and he did so. Successfully got one student in a private Christian university in the Southern California area.

Discrete Math

I have taught through calculus to homeschoolers, who have gone on to enroll in private universities. I have taught the objects studied in discrete mathematics, e.g., integers, graphs, and the predicate calculus (statements in logic). There is no formal definition of discrete mathematics, except for what it excludes, which is continuous flows of numbers; however, it has come up in my teaching of algebra, pre-calculus, and introduction to calculus. Part of my PhD in philosophy included 3 quarters of study of logic, including the predicate calculus through Goedel’s Incompleteness theorem.

Part of discrete mathematics involves social choice theory, which I dealt with in my PhD thesis.

Dyslexia

I have 48 graduate credits in cross-categorical special needs, several courses dealt with students with learning disorders have taught several students with dyslexia; one is now in the Navy. (That one, I helped his father as well). I have studied UK research on how to apply learning styles to help those with dyslexia learn, and have learned several drills from energy psychology which have some success.

Elementary (K-6th)

Have been a substitute teacher for approximately 14 years; helped with special needs students at 1st through 6th grade. Have the ability to pass a basic-basic math test for certification, have passed the basic certification tests in Oregon, have tutored for over 14 years at all grade levels. Have been certified by WyzAnt in Elementary Math, GED preparation.

English

I have taught the first year college writing series at Rogue Community College, which includes writing narratives, compare and contrast essays, and research papers. I have tutored for 17 years in writing. I have published in professional journals, have a PhD in philosophy and an MA in history. I have won awards for my university teaching.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English to Chinese and Mongolian students via online platforms.

European History

Next to my PhD and 48 graduate credits in special education, I have an MA in History, with specialization in US and European History. I have taught history to homeschoolers, helped those in public school pass their AP assignments, and written graduate level essays that were submitted for awards.

GED

I have taught GED prep. to several students. Homeschoolers find this a valuable alternative to a high school degree. All but one passed, one with a score so high he was offered a small scholarship. The one who did not pass, quit.

Geometry

I have taught high school geometry to homeschoolers for over 17 years, have a PhD, MA and 48 graduate units toward a special education degree. One student of mine passed through all his mathematics entry exams to community college.

Logic

I have a Ph.D in analytic philosophy; this included one year of mathematical logic. I have over 7 years experience teaching at the university level, and was scheduled once to teach 3 courses in logic. I have taught college writing at Rogue Community College, which had a section on informal fallacies. I have pointed to logical confusion in Robert Nozick's (former chair of Harvard) "Anarchy, State and Utopia," in my "An Individualist Anarchist's Reply to Nozick," published in the Journal of Libertarian Studies and which is still much discussed over two decades after its publication.

Praxis

I have passed the Praxis test and tutored one teacher who could not pass it until I showed her how. I have 48 graduate hours in teaching, and over 15 years of tutoring experience. During that time, I have helped students pass all sorts of standardized tests, from the GED to the ACT to the Praxis.

Prealgebra

I have taught pre-algebra at the local community college, to homeschoolers, and have tutored for 17 years.

Reading

I have taught reading at all levels and to a variety of students, including one who was labeled "uneducable" by his school district. After tutoring, he was able to read job applications and study for his driver's test. I have 48 graduate units in special education that included modules on how to teach reading

SAT Math

I have taught SAT Math qualifications to homeschoolers, have taught the GED to people wishing to move on to college, and have taught the Praxis to teachers needed it for professional advancement. Standardized tests need some training in the way they are set up and the study "tricks" needed to do well on them, and I have taught these.

Social Studies

I have an MA in history, particularly American and European history; have published an essay in political philosophy, using social choice theory, have taught social studies to homeschoolers since 1998.

Special Needs

I have 48 graduate credits from the University of Phoenix in Special Education, have tutored a girl with Alcohol Fetal Syndrome and hypersexuality, a boy with Multiple Learning Disorders, a Marine Sargent with TBI from Iraq, a student at RCC with TBI and memory problems, a student with EBD, students with autism,to name but a few.

I have taken courses in how to teach Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), how to teach the cognitively challenged (e.g., Down's Syndrome); taken courses in Emotional and Behavioral Disorder (EBD), on how to do action research, and my project was the advances in learning for people with dyslexia that are being done in the UK. I have done research to help students with multiple learning disorder (MLD). I have taken courses in how to help those with special needs in reading. I have taught people who have English as a 2nd language, and currently am employed as a distance instructor by a TESL organization in Honk Kong. I have been the outside expert on IEP meetings, brought in by parents. I have collaborated with Special Education teachers about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. I have taken a course in how to do the paperwork for IEP's, measuring standard deviations, and how to classify students according to the DSM-IV.

Writing

I have taught expository, narrative, compare and contrast and research writing at Rogue Community College, have taught homeschoolers writing (they'd pass their standardized testing), have had 17+years of tutoring experience, am a published writer, both in academia and in fiction writing. If I can't help you, no one can.

University of California
Unviersity of California
PhD
University of Phoenix
MEd

Education

University of California

Unviersity of California (PhD)

University of Phoenix (MEd)

Exceeded My Expectations — I needed help with Algebra in order to apply for a new position. I sent a request for a tutor skilled in Algebra, received a couple of replies and choose Dr. Fred based on his qualifications and his willingness to start tutoring me immediately. I only had a couple of weeks preparation time before the placement test and with Dr. Fred's tutoring I am pleased to say I passed the test. I would highly ...

— Mike, Williams, OR on 6/19/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $48.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Group rates: fees can be proportionate, so that if there are 2 in the group, the fee will be 1/2, 3, 1/3. Cancellations will be charged at the normal rate.

Travel policy

Dr. Fred will travel within 40 miles of Medford, OR 97504.