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Alan B.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

Alan-Photographer and Educator

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Background check passed as of 12/11/14
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$50/Hour


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North Dakota State University, University of ND, University of MO
University of North Dakota
MEd

Education

North Dakota State University, University of ND, University of MO

University of North Dakota (MEd)

About Alan

As a person who has worked as a professional educator and photographer, I strive for excellence. That is my guiding principle. Professional skills are important, but listening and observation are critical in assisting someone's learning process.

My master's degree in education was comprised of a year's teaching bracketed by course work focused on practical classroom application. My final project was a tutoring program I created between my third-graders and a kindergarten classroom. In my classroom, I created a variety of materials to supplement any textbooks used, understanding that each child has individual learning needs. Phonics might work for some and sight words could open the door to learning for others, to cite one example of my classroom approach.

Language has been a continuing concern of mine. I see misspelling and grammatical mistakes everywhere, including national ad campaigns, web sites and personal communications. I would like to contribute by helping individuals improve in this area.

Photography is another enduring passion of mine. I have decades of experience in photography for newspapers and magazines as well as personal projects. Equipment is helpful in capturing an image but not the critical element. Technique, developing an eye for composition, determination and people skills can take a person farther in making captivating images.
As a person who has worked as a professional educator and photographer, I strive for excellence. That is my guiding principle. Professional skills are important, but listening and observation are critical in assisting someone's learning process.

My master's degree in education was comprised of a year's teaching bracketed by course work
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97232
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Photography
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Phonics

I have a master's degree in education and used phonics within an overall approach to teaching reading. Both purchased and teacher-made materials were incorporated in my efforts.

Photography

I graduated from the University of Missouri's Journalism program with a newspaper photography emphasis. I have worked at a number of papers in Missouri and Oregon, accumulating 30+ years of experience and skills. I am also experienced in studio and location lighting. I have done photography for publications, weddings, PR events and individuals using film and digital cameras in a variety of camera formats as I photograph people, places and objects.

North Dakota State University, University of ND, University of MO
University of North Dakota
MEd

Education

North Dakota State University, University of ND, University of MO

University of North Dakota (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97232.