Eastern Kentucky University (History)
University of Oregon (Master's)
My love of tutoring comes from a passion for learning and a desire to make one-on-one connections. Having come from a family of teachers, I feel as if education, both learning and teaching, is in my blood. The drive has lead me to seeing learning as something done not just in the formal classroom, but in something that can be part of our everyday life. A trip to the grocery or bank is an excellent chance to hone our math skills. A hike through one of the lush forests around the Portland Metro is a great chance to explore local biology. And reading through news-media internet sites and responding to them on social media is a great chance to integrate social studies, reading, and writing.
My specialty is social studies (History, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Civics) and Language Arts (Reading, Writing, and Grammar), and my interest is not only to help my students improve their understanding of these topics, but also to see what knowledge they can impart on to me as well. I have taught students both using English as a primary or secondary language. I also have taught students ranging from 5th grade to adult in formal classroom settings, informal evening group classes, or in college level discussion styled classes. For these reasons, I strive to adapt my teaching methods to my students as much as is reasonable.
English is a very complex language, borrowing and adapting words and grammatical styles from other languages into its own syntax to create a very diverse and detailed manner of communication. As an English tutor, I strive to improve my students skills as reader and writer through teaching specific skills that can be utilized both inside and outside of educational settings.
I am well versed in all 5-12 social studies topics, including American, European, and World History, as well as Geography, American Civics, Anthropology, and Sociology. I also have taught these topics to both adults and middle school aged children. I also have taught college level courses on Asia-Pacific Geography, History, and Film.
I am typically available for tutoring on Mondays, between 9am and 5pm, and Tuesday- Saturday between 1pm and 5pm. I can travel to meet students in most of the Portland Metro area, but tend to focus specifically on East Portland, Troutdale, and Gresham. If a session is to be canceled, I request at least a 12 hour notice if I am traveling, or a six hour notice if online. I charge $35/hr for an online lesson and 40$/hr for an in person session. I offer multiple lesson packages at a discount as well, so contact me for more information! My love of tutoring comes from a passion for learning and a desire to make one-on-one connections. Having come from a family of teachers, I feel as if education, both learning and teaching, is in my blood. The drive has lead me to seeing learning as something done not just in the formal classroom, but in something that can be part of our everyday
Online Session Rate: $35/hr Online Session Cancellation Notice Minimum: 6 hrs In Person Session Rate: $40/hr In Person Session Cancellation Notice Minimum: 12 hrs
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