Portland State University (General Studies)
University of Oregon (Master's)
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,
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.
Alan presents a positive approach with a calm demeanor. He made an easy connection with our grandson who needs help with math, social skills and confidence building. We have been very pleased.
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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 qualifications in basic number operations. This includes whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
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.
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.