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Joseph P.

Easton, PA

$60/hour

Study Skills/Writing/History/Social Studies

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Secondary Education
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Master's

Education

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Secondary Education)

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (Master's)

About Joseph

History is the study of an understanding of people and the times that they lived in, coupled with the impact of culture in their daily lives. These two factors will drive the sequence of events that define the history of the people being studied. The key word is understanding. History is very personal for each and every one of us, due to the fact that it tells us how we got to where we are today. It is my professional responsibility as a history teacher to make every lesson I teach personal. Without tying in this important factor, there really isn't any motivation to understand. Sure, the students may be capable of learning about a series of events that happened long ago, but if the instructor fails to make those events personal the information does not become practical.

I am certified in the state of Pennsylvania as a secondary Social Studies Teacher. I like to consider myself a guide, more so than a teacher. The most beneficial skill for students to acquire is the ability to think critically. As a professional secondary public school teacher of 19 years, it is most important for me to present the students not with abstract facts about the past, but instead present the students with tools to make sense and form their own opinions about those facts. This is the way I attempt to make it personal. The writing process is of the utmost importance in order for the students to express themselves in this realm. Study skills are crucial for the students to prove that they have mastered an understanding of the historical process. Memorizing or not engaging with the material is not understanding. Again, guiding the students to a personal understanding is studying. I consider myself highly qualified to guide the students in both aspects of assessment. This is my philosophy and the approach I take to instruction.
History is the study of an understanding of people and the times that they lived in, coupled with the impact of culture in their daily lives. These two factors will drive the sequence of events that define the history of the people being studied. The key word is understanding. History is Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Easton, PA 18040
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Music:
Music History
History:
American History,
Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Music History, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Study Skills

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American History

MA in History... 21 years of current teaching experience.

Social Studies

I am certified in the state of Pennsylvania as a secondary Social Studies Teacher. I am a 19 year veteran teacher of the Social Studies. I have been in my current position in a public school since September, 1998.

Study Skills

I have been teaching in Pennsylvania Public Schools for 19 years. I have a Masters of Arts in History. I have been tutoring specifically in study skills in the content courses since my undergraduate schooling. I am currently employed as a middle school history teacher.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Secondary Education
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Master's

Education

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Secondary Education)

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 20 miles of Easton, PA 18040.