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Bethany College, Bethany WV
University of Phoenix Online
Master's
American InterContinental Umiversity
Master's

Education

Bethany College, Bethany WV

University of Phoenix Online (Master's)

American InterContinental Umiversity (Master's)

About Rich

I have spent the last 11 years in education after spending 14 years in the private sector. Education became my calling. I have devoted my career to working with young people and have not regretted my decision at all. In addition to working in the classroom, I am also a basketball coach, PA announcer for varsity football and varsity boys and girls basketball, and work in the athletic department as a site manager and scoreboard operator.

My experience is at all grade levels, K - 12, except 2nd and 5th grades. However, the last 10 years have been spent in a junior/senior high setting working with grades 7 - 12. That does not limit the grade levels I work in. During the summer, I work in two summer programs where I teach students how to build, and launch, model rockets. Those grade levels I work with are those students going into grades 3 - 7.

My areas of knowledge include English, reading, and writing on the secondary level. I can also work with elementary students, at all grade levels, with those subjects such as basic math, reading, English, science, and social studies. I can also assist students with science, social studies, and English on the secondary level.

I invite you to contact me at your convenience to further discuss what I can do to help you, or your child if you are a parent. Or, if you wish, you can provide me with contact information and I will get in touch with you.
Part of my approach is asking my students thought provoking questions so they can think, using their heads, to come up with their answers. I do not just give a student the answer to a problem. As I did when I was a child, I instruct my students to work on, and improve, their problem solving skills. There is nothing more rewarding than assisting a student and watching the light go on inside their heads when they get it. I would like to apply the same methods to help your child, or you, to learn and to learn better. I also provide a relaxed, low key, but focused learning environment. I find that students learn best when they are not tensed up and stressed. Also, keeping an even demeanor and not changing personalities is very important. Students desire consistency and I provide that.
I have spent the last 11 years in education after spending 14 years in the private sector. Education became my calling. I have devoted my career to working with young people and have not regretted my decision at all. In addition to working in the classroom, I am also a basketball Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Rates can be negotiable, depending on budget, student need, and distance to account for mileage. Group rates can be decided upon size of group and the needs needing filled.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Houston, PA 15342
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Cooking, Fitness, Football, Golf, Softball, 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.

ADD/ADHD

I have been in education for 11 years after 14 years in the private sector. Through my experiences, I have had the opportunity to work with students at all grade levels, K - 12.

Through these experiences and opportunities, I have been able to with students in different situations such as autism, ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, and other areas of need.

It has been experience that the keys in working with these students is patience, understanding, yet assertiveness and the ability to help the student focus on the task at hand.

These students need to be treated as normal as possible to allow for a smooth transition into the world.

Elementary (K-6th)

I began my education career in an elementary center, working in grades K - 6. I worked at all the grade levels but 2nd and 5th. I am proficient in the areas of elementary science, reading, and social studies. I am also able to work on elementary math as it applies. During the summer, I work in two districts in their summer programs teaching students how to build and launch model rockets. I work with students going into grades 3 - 7. I have been doing this, now, for 11 years. My experience working with elementary students is solid and can be applied to tutoring students as needed and requested.

Public Speaking

I have been involved in education for 11 years and that requires educators to stand before groups of people, such as students, and talk about and discuss topics at hand.

Being a public speaker means having confidence in yourself and what you are talking about. While not easy, it is a skill that can be learned. Being nervous is normal, but that can be curbed through training and repetition.

In addition to public speaking, I am also the PA announcer for football and basketball where I work, and that means speaking into a microphone, describing the action on the field or on the court, and making announcements as needed per request and any information given to you.

Public speaking is having confidence in who you are, what you are talking about, and being able to poke fun at yourself at times. Having a sense of humor is a key element in public speaking. Don't take yourself too seriously.

Reading

My area of knowledge is in reading, writing, and English.
I student taught in seventh grade reading in the fall of 2006 and I passed the Wyzant reading certification with a perfect score. It is my desire to assist any student in the area of reading because it is very important to be able to read in our society, from filling out job applications to reading a simple manual or form.
I can help a child better make sense of reading passages and how subjects relate to one another, oppose one another, and why a passage means what it says. A story or passage makes so much more sense when you understand it. That is what I wish to teach and tutor a student.

Study Skills

I have been working in education for over a decade. One of the methods I use to help a student is to use, and ask, thought provoking questions to stimulate the mind and get the student thinking.

I have a background in communications, more specifically broadcasting and journalism. A trained journalist asks five basic questions when researching a story/article. "Who, what, when, where, and why. If/When it applies, How?" I use a similar approach as an educator.

Another method I like to use are inspirational quotes from leaders in business, military, and sports. They are character builders and help people, and students, learn why we do what we do, and for what reason.

I always stress the positive, even when a student happens to be incorrect. Understand your mistake and what it took to fix it. We all make mistakes. What's important is how we learn from them. Studying is all about having the proper mental makeup and knowing you are going to do as well as you can do in a specific subject.

Bethany College, Bethany WV
University of Phoenix Online
Master's
American InterContinental Umiversity
Master's

Education

Bethany College, Bethany WV

University of Phoenix Online (Master's)

American InterContinental Umiversity (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rates can be negotiable, depending on budget, student need, and distance to account for mileage. Group rates can be decided upon size of group and the needs needing filled.

Travel policy

Rich will travel within 25 miles of Houston, PA 15342.