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Thomas J.

Allison Park, PA

$25/hour

Creative and Knowledgeable Literacy Educator

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Cleveland State University
History and English
National Louis University- Chicago
MEd
Penn State University World Online Campus
Enrolled

Education

Cleveland State University (History and English)

National Louis University- Chicago (MEd)

Penn State University World Online Campus (Enrolled)

About Thomas

I am a state-licensed educator who currently has teaching endorsements in PK-12 Reading and English and Social Studies grades 7-12. I have taught that last subject full time for eight years. I began teaching in 1992, and the bulk of my teaching experience has been with at-risk student populations in Title One schools, Special Education or alternative classroom settings. I recently completed my MA Reading Specialist degree and am currently enrolled in a University MA Learning, Design, and Technology program with the goal of integrating technology with the curriculum and motivate students to learn subject content in more engaging ways.

Tutoring is very rewarding in that an educator can develop a deeper and personal understanding of a student's current knowledge, interest, and attitudes towards various subject content areas. My goal in tutoring is to assess what skills and abilities a student brings to a subject, and then seek to tailor the content and activities to match a student's motivational and proximal zone of development. I create lessons using a backwards-by-design format where I start with what outcomes for learning I seek for the student to achieve, and then work backwards in the lesson planning to ensure that assignments, materials, and objectives match and evidentially reinforce my original goals. This method of lesson construction ensures that all parts of the lesson reinforce each other to maximize student retention of the content.
I am a state-licensed educator who currently has teaching endorsements in PK-12 Reading and English and Social Studies grades 7-12. I have taught that last subject full time for eight years. I began teaching in 1992, and the bulk of my teaching experience has been with at-risk student populations in Title One schools, Special Education or Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Allison Park, PA 15101
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading
History:
American History,
Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary

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.

ACT English

Licensed Pennsylvania Educator in PK-12 Reading Specialist, English and Social Studies grades 7-12. I have taught full time English literature, composition, and Social Studies for 8 years in public schools. I've also taught test taking skills at the Joliet Job Corps to assist students in passing GED Science and Social Studies portions of test.

ACT Reading

Currently hold active Pennsylvania PK-12 Reading Specialist, and English and Social Studies teaching license. I have taught English composition and literature as well as U.S. History/Social Studies for 8 years in public schools. I've also prepped students for the GED Science and Social Studies test at the Joliet Job Corps.

American History

Current licensed educator in Pennsylvania with teaching endorsements in Reading Specialist PK-12, Language Arts and Social Studies grades 7-12. I have taught in public schools and alternative education settings since 1992. Majority of my work has been in Title One schools with at-risk student populations. Have taught as tutor at Educate Online in reading, writing, and math, U.S. History (brick and mortar) 8 years, and as a Virtual Interventionist with high school credit recovery students at East Aurora High School using Edgenuity software.

Reading

Completed Reading Specialist MA degree in June 2014.

Social Studies

Currently licensed in state of Pennsylvania to teach Social Studies grades 7-12. I have also taught and tutored in this subject in both regular and alternative education school settings. My goal is to find out where is the student's knowledge base, and then begin scaffolding their understanding of the content using technology and traditional print materials.

Writing

I have taught English for over 8 years at middle and high school levels including composition and literature. Bulk of my teaching career since 1992 has been with at-risk student populations in Title One Schools, Special Education, and alternative education settings.

Cleveland State University
History and English
National Louis University- Chicago
MEd
Penn State University World Online Campus
Enrolled

Education

Cleveland State University (History and English)

National Louis University- Chicago (MEd)

Penn State University World Online Campus (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 15 miles of Allison Park, PA 15101.