Jonathan D.

Norristown, PA

$15/hr

Achievement starts with belief

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Eastern University
Elementary Education
Eastern University
MEd
Gwynedd Mercy College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Eastern University (Elementary Education)

Eastern University (MEd)

Gwynedd Mercy College (Graduate Coursework)

About Jonathan

I am currently about to go into my seventh year of teaching. I spent two years in Colonial School District in Plymouth Meeting, PA serving both years in an inclusive classroom, which was great with my special education background. Both years I taught fourth grade, with a major focus on language arts and math. I just finished my fourth year in Mastery Charter Schools, teaching fourth grade writing and math to two classes. Next year, I will again teach in an inclusive classroom all subjects in the fifth grade.

I am a 2008 graduate of Eastern University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with the desire to become a curriculum planner for elementary education. To align with that, I would like to start tutoring children so I can get an idea of how they think outside of the classroom.

As an educator, I believe that it is important to teach children how to figure out the specific as to why they do not understand certain material. If you just teach a child how to fix one problem, then they will only know how to fix that one problem. But if you teach a child how to solve a problem with a specific strategy or write a prompt based on a variety of topics, or how to fluently read a book, then you are not just fixing an error but making a change in the way the child feels and understands the material.

My favorite thing to see is the "ah ha" moment when a student understands how to solve a specific problem that they have been struggling with on their own. Confidence in yourself is half the battle. The information is there...we just got to figure out how to put it on the paper. With my help and hard work, anything is possible.
I am currently about to go into my seventh year of teaching. I spent two years in Colonial School District in Plymouth Meeting, PA serving both years in an inclusive classroom, which was great with my special education background. Both years I taught fourth grade, with a major… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Norristown, PA 19401
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
SAT Math
English:
Grammar,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Phonics, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught fourth grade for the past five years, and have a bachelors degree in both elementary and special education. The bulk of my career has been in working with students in grades 3-5.

Elementary Math

Geometry (2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes)
Place Value & Rounding
Ordering Numbers and Greater than/Less than
Multiplication
Division
Regrouping with addition
Regrouping with subtraction
Word Problems
Patterns & Expressions
Decimals
Data & Graphs
Probability & Statistics
Lines, Angles, and Shapes
Fractions
Measurement

Grammar

Identifying Parts of Speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, pronouns)
Subject & Verb Agreement
Fixing minor grammatical errors

Swimming

I worked as a summer swim coach for the past two summers.
I taught swim lessons from 2007-2012 to children ages 6 months-adult in an individual and group setting.
I am a certified lifeguard and water safety instructor.

Eastern University
Elementary Education
Eastern University
MEd
Gwynedd Mercy College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Eastern University (Elementary Education)

Eastern University (MEd)

Gwynedd Mercy College (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $15.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 30 miles of Norristown, PA 19401.

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