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Kevin Z.

Erie, PA

$20/hour

Math Madness Tutor

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Mercyhurst University
Elementary Education
Edinboro University
MEd
Capella University
Enrolled

Education

Mercyhurst University (Elementary Education)

Edinboro University (MEd)

Capella University (Enrolled)

About Kevin

Hello. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kevin and I am currently a 4th grade teacher in a public elementary school. I have over 30 years of teaching experience and have had the opportunity to teach in a variety of educational settings. I have taught in self-contained, departmental, and in an open classroom situations. I have taught grades K-8 throughout my career.
My educational background includes two masters degrees in elementary education with a concentration in mathematics (K-8) and a masters in reading. I also have certifications in elementary education, special education and reading specialist certification. Presently, I am pursuing my doctorate in literacy and reading through the online program at Capella University. My hope is to have completed the program by December, 2015.
I like to pre-assess students before I actually tutor them in order to get an understanding of what the child's strengths and needs are. Therefore, I can can better service these children to become successful and perhaps become more motivated within their own class. When students are actively engaged in the learning process, it then becomes fun and enjoyable for the child. I try to incorporate concrete examples and also integrate higher level thinking skills within my lessons.
I hope this opportunity to introduce myself will allow you to perhaps pursue the possibility of tutoring your child.

Thank you,
Kevin
Hello. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kevin and I am currently a 4th grade teacher in a public elementary school. I have over 30 years of teaching experience and have had the opportunity to teach in a variety of educational settings. I have taught in self-contained, departmental, and in an open classroom situations. I have taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Erie, PA 16509
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

My master's degrees are in elementary education with a concentration in mathematics (K-8) and in reading. Both degrees were awarded frm Edinboro University of PA. I have had several years of experience teaching mathematics to both middle and high school level students.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently an elementary teacher (4th grade) in a local public school system. I have been with this particular school district for 12 years. I have taught both special education and regular education classes.

Elementary Math

I have a master's degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics (grades K-8) from Edinboro University of PA. I have taught math at both the elementary, middle, and secondary levels.

Phonics

I teach a literacy block that contains a phonics segment to each theme that is presented in the text. I have taught summer school basic phonics skills to second grade students to improve fluency and comprehension.

Reading

I have two master of education degrees and am working on my doctoral dissertation in reading and literacy. I have tutored students in reading and phonics skills this past summer for two second grade students.
I believe that a hands-on approach is quite effective when teaching any subject because it fully engages the student in the learning process more fully.

SAT Math

I have taken the SAT Math qualifying test and have received a passing score. I do have a strong math background in my teaching career.

Special Needs

I hold a special education teaching certificate from an approved local university program in education. Additionally, I have taught both emotionally support and learning support classes at the elementary level (K-6) for four (4) years in a local public school district.

Study Skills

I believe that students need a sense of organization when presented with materials in class and therefore, I can teach them how to formulate an outline and present the main ideas and supporting details that encompass the area of reading to learn.

Writing

My qualifications for writing include teaching language arts to students in which a component of that literacy block is writing. Therefore, I do have experience in editing and revising writen work.

Mercyhurst University
Elementary Education
Edinboro University
MEd
Capella University
Enrolled

Education

Mercyhurst University (Elementary Education)

Edinboro University (MEd)

Capella University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 5 miles of Erie, PA 16509.