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Alan M.

Seaside, OR

$30/hour

Tutoring in special education, social science, and mathematics.

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/20/13
4.4 average from 11 ratings
Great Tutor
— Daisy, Astoria, OR on 2/11/16

$30/Hour


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Portland State University
General Studies
University of Oregon
Master's

Education

Portland State University (General Studies)

University of Oregon (Master's)

About Alan

I have taught at public schools for over twenty years. The majority of this time was spent as a social science and special education teacher at the high school level, where I supervised a staff of four adults and instructed ten to fifteen students on a daily basis. These youth had a variety of challenges ranging from mental retardation, autism, learning disability, ADHD, orthopedic impairments, behavior problems, and seizure disorders.

In addition to classroom teaching, I have worked at a community college where I taught courses in early childhood education. I taught three years at an Alternative School where I worked with youth who were deficient in credits for graduation. Currently, I tutor students on an individual basis. These children usually have severe medical conditions that impact their ability to attend public school on a regular basis.

Throughout my teaching career, I have been seen by administrators, colleagues, students, and parents as an educator who conducts himself with a high degree of professionalism, organization, and preparation. In addition, many frequently comment on my degree of patience, organization, flexibility, friendliness, compassion, and desire to establish a realistic sense of trust with students. It is only through trust and a willingness to share that learning and progress develop between a teacher and a student.

My tutoring methods stem from a methodology that emphasizes trust, organization, frequent monitoring for understanding, and assessment. It is important that the tutor provides students with feedback and encourages them to do well. Tutors should go through their students' assignments and keep a check on the tutorials. Some tutors go out of their way to help their students with different techniques on how to memorize their curriculum. Since the tutors are experienced in this field, it is their job to adapt to the mindset of the child. They should make things easy for them and put forward their syllabus in such a way that it is easy for the child to grasp. Students generally enroll themselves in tutoring classes because they find these tutorials beneficial in understanding the difficult aspects of their syllabus. Tutors can also be arranged to visit the student's home and provide private coaching. They make the learning process quite simple and provide extra information related to the topic, which might help the students in the future.



I have taught at public schools for over twenty years. The majority of this time was spent as a social science and special education teacher at the high school level, where I supervised a staff of four adults and instructed ten to fifteen students on a daily basis. These youth had a variety of challenges ranging from mental retardation, autism, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seaside, OR 97138
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Daisy, Astoria, OR on 2/11/16

"Encouraging and patient"

- Pat, Long Beach, WA on 6/16/13
Math:
Elementary Math,
Prealgebra
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Music:
General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Piano
English:
Bible Studies, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST, GED
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Criminal Justice, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Golf, Poker, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

Throughout my twenty-five years of teaching, I have taught students at all levels. I began as the K-12 Resource Room Teacher for Alsea School and successfully taught numerous K-6 students. In addition, in 2013 I have been regularly substituting at a K-2 classroom working with high needs children at Seaside Heights Elementary School. I have a master's degree in special education and have worked as a special education teacher in the classroom for over twenty-five years. During this time I taught students K-12, wrote IEPs, conducted IEP meetings, and taught students at all grade levels including K-6. My years of successful service, working with K-6 children, and recommendations should make be qualified to teach elementary students at WyzAnt.

Elementary Math

Elementary Math qualifications in basic number operations. This includes whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

GED

I have passed the test given by WyzAnt for the GED. This includes knowledge on all five test areas. In addition, throughout my career in education, I have successfully prepared countless students who have taken and passed GED testing requirements.

Special Needs

I have a master's degree in special education and have worked as a special education teacher in the classroom for over twenty years. During this time I taught students K-12, wrote IEPs, conducted IEP meetings, and taught students with special needs.

Portland State University
General Studies
University of Oregon
Master's

Education

Portland State University (General Studies)

University of Oregon (Master's)

Great Tutor

Daughter said he is easy to work with and she is getting a lot of help. Very kind and easy to work with when life gets crazy and need to change a time for the session.

— Daisy, Astoria, OR on 2/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 20 miles of Seaside, OR 97138.