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Vincent D.

Math, English, History and Standardized Test Preparation

Math, English, History and Standardized Test Preparation

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  • Red Lion, PA 17356

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I have experience teaching/tutoring across the spectrum of ages, from elementary through university, in a wide variety of disciplines. I am well versed in teaching methodologies and am able to design a style best-suited to the individual student's needs to help him/her learn most easily. I have published both poetry and works of fiction, and have conducted research that has stood up to strict peer review for presentation.

I hold a B.A. in Sociology, with additional work in...

I have experience teaching/tutoring across the spectrum of ages, from elementary through university, in a wide variety of disciplines. I am well versed in teaching methodologies and am able to design a style best-suited to the individual student's needs to help him/her learn most easily. I have published both poetry and works of fiction, and have conducted research that has stood up to strict peer review for presentation.

I hold a B.A. in Sociology, with additional work in Anthropology, Linguistics, Political Science and History from West Chester University. I also hold both an A.S.and a B.S. in Information Science and Technology with additional work in Speech Communications and research in women's roles in Native American society at Penn State University. I have done my graduate work in Sociology, with concentrations in Political Sociology and Research Methodologies, at The University of Virginia, as well as additional graduate work in Philosophy, with a concentration in Linguistic Forms, at West Chester University. While at The University of Virginia, I taught classes in Introduction to Sociology and Criminology. While doing my Master's work at West Chester, I instructed introductory courses to Philosophy.

I spent three years working as a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) where I had the opportunity to develop instructional methods designed to assist at-risk and learning-disabled students. I then spent a year in the company's Wrap-around program as an instructor where I taught classes of students with a variety of psychological and emotional disabilities in the full range of subjects. The students with whom I worked during these four years ranged in age from 7 through 17 years.

You (or your child), the student, is the most important piece of this equation. Every student is capable of learning and thriving if given the right chances and drives to succeed. Whether plagued with disinterest with the material, a mental block with the subject matter, or, heaven forbid, a rotten teacher, something is standing in the way of success. Let's work together to help you overcome this obstacle so that you can develop better learning methods here, and later in life to follow you through your career.


Education

West Chester University
Sociology
University of Virginia
Graduate Coursework
Penn State University
Other

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  • Hourly rate: $40
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  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Red Lion, PA 17356
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  • Background check passed on 8/27/2014

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

While completing my B.S. in Information Science and Technology at Penn State, I minored in Speech Communications. I have spent a lifetime working in positions in which public speaking and oral communication play very important roles. And I have years of experience in the theatre, both in school and in local productions, further developing my oratory skills.
GRE

Computer

General Computer

General Computer

I hold both an A.S. and a B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology. While pursuing these degrees, I lectured to undergraduates on general computer skills and usage. Additionally, I have 2 (two) years' of experience assisting at the computer help desk at a major university.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I hold both an A.S. and a B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology. While pursuing these degrees, I lectured to undergraduates on general computer skills and usage. Additionally, I have 2 (two) years' of experience assisting at the computer help desk at a major university.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In addition to my past academic research duties, I have 18 years experience as owner and editor of a culinary publication. In this capacity, I oversaw the production of my writing staff. Finally, I have 2 (two) years of experience working as a copy-editor for a local paper.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

While completing my B.S. in Information Science and Technology at Penn State, I minored in Speech Communications. I have spent a lifetime working in positions in which public speaking and oral communication play very important roles. And I have years of experience in the theatre, both in school and in local productions, further developing my oratory skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

During my Sociology studies, I earned 24 credit hours in various Statistics and Statistical Analyses courses. I assisted the Center for Survey Research with the 1992 Gallup Polls, both with the preparation of the survey tool and with the analysis of the data. Finally, I am familiar with various statistical packages, such as SPSS and SAS.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent the better part of 31 years of my life in school, during which time I consistently achieved the highest honors. This was, in no small part, due to my study skills and time management. As a college professor, I helped my students to develop their own study skills; and I continue to do this with my own children so that they, too, may be successful in their academic careers. As an instructor in a wraparound program for at-risk and emotionally disturbed children and as a college professor, I helped students (middle school through college-aged) develop good academic habits so that they could advance themselves not only in the classroom, but also in life. These involved in-class preparation, classroom participation, the development of an environment conducive to studying, and proper study techniques. Additionally, I developed and taught research methodologies that can be used to better engage a student in the research process and, as a result, improve his/her writing habits and skills.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

English is not only my native language, it is a passion for me. I hold a minor in Linguistics, with 12 credit hours in the History of the English Language. I have a second minor in Speech Communications where I was able to hone my verbal skills and understanding of the grammar and syntax of the language.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In addition to my past academic research duties, I have 18 years experience as owner and editor of a culinary publication. In this capacity, I oversaw the production of my writing staff. Finally, I have 2 (two) years of experience working as a copy-editor for a local paper.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

While completing my B.S. in Information Science and Technology at Penn State, I minored in Speech Communications. I have spent a lifetime working in positions in which public speaking and oral communication play very important roles. And I have years of experience in the theatre, both in school and in local productions, further developing my oratory skills.
Writing,

Writing

In addition to my past professorial duties, I also have 18 years experience as a journalist. In the past, I have published poetry and short fiction, as well. While pursuing my various degrees, I have completed countless research projects and served as a research assistant on 2 (two) occasions, presenting both treatises for peer review.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Anthropology,

Anthropology

During my undergraduate studies, I had a minor in Anthropology. I receive 22 credits for my work in this field. I studied both physical and cultural Anthropology spanning the globe. Combined with my experience in Religious studies and Sociology, my Anthropology studies prepared me to tutor/teach this subject matter.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I spent 2 (two) years pursuing my M.A. in Philosophy at West Chester University. While there, I assisted with the undergraduate courses and provided research assistance to my graduate advisor. I have a particular interest in Existentialism, with a concentration of study involving Dostoevsky and Nietzsche.
Political Science,

Political Science

Political Science was one of my many minors as an undergraduate at West Chester University. I continue to be very involved in the political world, having worked on a number of political campaigns. I am also very tuned-in to current political events and how they fit into the historicity of the world at large. If that were not enough, I helped to run the 1992 Gallup Poll with the Center for Survey Research at UVA. I have 39 credit hours of undergraduate study under my belt. Additionally, I have assisted professors at the University of Virginia in the publication of political analyses on a variety of topics.
Religion,

Religion

As a sociologist, world religions became a fascination for me. I devour books on all elements of religions in order to understand their theodicies, histories, and relationships to one another. While at West Chester University, I tutored Sociology of Religion for Professor Jon Cowen.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

While an undergraduate at West Chester University, I minored in History. In this capacity, I studied both American and World History. I have also studied cultural forms, religions of the world, political science, culinary, and government to one extent or another along the way. The combination of subject matters both studied and taught--Sociology, Criminology, Religion, Political Science, History, Anthropology--has equipped me to teach/tutor Social Studies.
Sociology,

Sociology

I hold a B.A. in Sociology from West Chester University. I have also done my graduate work in Sociology at The University of Virginia. (I completed my credit requirement, but left without submitting my dissertation.) While at UVA, I served as an associate professor of Sociology, instructing both Introduction to Sociology and Criminology. I have been involved in running the 1992 Gallup Poll with the Center for Survey Research, housed at UVA, where I was central to the design of the research tool used for the study as well as the analyses performed afterward.
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

English is not only my native language, it is a passion for me. I hold a minor in Linguistics, with 12 credit hours in the History of the English Language. I have a second minor in Speech Communications where I was able to hone my verbal skills and understanding of the grammar and syntax of the language.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have particular experience preparing students for the Math portion of the SAT using techniques designed to maximize their scores. I am ready for the new version of the exam, as well as the current iteration of the test. Test anxiety is a myth; not knowing how to face the test is the reality.
Statistics,

Statistics

During my Sociology studies, I earned 24 credit hours in various Statistics and Statistical Analyses courses. I assisted the Center for Survey Research with the 1992 Gallup Polls, both with the preparation of the survey tool and with the analysis of the data. Finally, I am familiar with various statistical packages, such as SPSS and SAS.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent the better part of 31 years of my life in school, during which time I consistently achieved the highest honors. This was, in no small part, due to my study skills and time management. As a college professor, I helped my students to develop their own study skills; and I continue to do this with my own children so that they, too, may be successful in their academic careers. As an instructor in a wraparound program for at-risk and emotionally disturbed children and as a college professor, I helped students (middle school through college-aged) develop good academic habits so that they could advance themselves not only in the classroom, but also in life. These involved in-class preparation, classroom participation, the development of an environment conducive to studying, and proper study techniques. Additionally, I developed and taught research methodologies that can be used to better engage a student in the research process and, as a result, improve his/her writing habits and skills.
Writing,

Writing

In addition to my past professorial duties, I also have 18 years experience as a journalist. In the past, I have published poetry and short fiction, as well. While pursuing my various degrees, I have completed countless research projects and served as a research assistant on 2 (two) occasions, presenting both treatises for peer review.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Math

Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Linear algebra--the foundation of algebraic studies--is the basis for my algebraic expertise. I have tutored students in this subject for more than 30 years, enlightening them on the various expressions of a line and the ways in which these equations can be used to build upon the study of mathematics. It should not be overlooked that graphing is a major part of this field and, spatially, allows me to relate to my students and show them real-world applications for linear algebra. These include demonstrations of the uses of linear algebra in everyday life, various career choices, and college courses that the student may be asked to take.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have particular experience preparing students for the Math portion of the SAT using techniques designed to maximize their scores. I am ready for the new version of the exam, as well as the current iteration of the test. Test anxiety is a myth; not knowing how to face the test is the reality.
Statistics,

Statistics

During my Sociology studies, I earned 24 credit hours in various Statistics and Statistical Analyses courses. I assisted the Center for Survey Research with the 1992 Gallup Polls, both with the preparation of the survey tool and with the analysis of the data. Finally, I am familiar with various statistical packages, such as SPSS and SAS.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

English,

English

English is not only my native language, it is a passion for me. I hold a minor in Linguistics, with 12 credit hours in the History of the English Language. I have a second minor in Speech Communications where I was able to hone my verbal skills and understanding of the grammar and syntax of the language.
Statistics,

Statistics

During my Sociology studies, I earned 24 credit hours in various Statistics and Statistical Analyses courses. I assisted the Center for Survey Research with the 1992 Gallup Polls, both with the preparation of the survey tool and with the analysis of the data. Finally, I am familiar with various statistical packages, such as SPSS and SAS.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent the better part of 31 years of my life in school, during which time I consistently achieved the highest honors. This was, in no small part, due to my study skills and time management. As a college professor, I helped my students to develop their own study skills; and I continue to do this with my own children so that they, too, may be successful in their academic careers. As an instructor in a wraparound program for at-risk and emotionally disturbed children and as a college professor, I helped students (middle school through college-aged) develop good academic habits so that they could advance themselves not only in the classroom, but also in life. These involved in-class preparation, classroom participation, the development of an environment conducive to studying, and proper study techniques. Additionally, I developed and taught research methodologies that can be used to better engage a student in the research process and, as a result, improve his/her writing habits and skills.
Writing,

Writing

In addition to my past professorial duties, I also have 18 years experience as a journalist. In the past, I have published poetry and short fiction, as well. While pursuing my various degrees, I have completed countless research projects and served as a research assistant on 2 (two) occasions, presenting both treatises for peer review.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I spent 2 (two) years pursuing my M.A. in Philosophy at West Chester University. While there, I assisted with the undergraduate courses and provided research assistance to my graduate advisor. I have a particular interest in Existentialism, with a concentration of study involving Dostoevsky and Nietzsche.
Religion,

Religion

As a sociologist, world religions became a fascination for me. I devour books on all elements of religions in order to understand their theodicies, histories, and relationships to one another. While at West Chester University, I tutored Sociology of Religion for Professor Jon Cowen.
Sociology,

Sociology

I hold a B.A. in Sociology from West Chester University. I have also done my graduate work in Sociology at The University of Virginia. (I completed my credit requirement, but left without submitting my dissertation.) While at UVA, I served as an associate professor of Sociology, instructing both Introduction to Sociology and Criminology. I have been involved in running the 1992 Gallup Poll with the Center for Survey Research, housed at UVA, where I was central to the design of the research tool used for the study as well as the analyses performed afterward.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent the better part of 31 years of my life in school, during which time I consistently achieved the highest honors. This was, in no small part, due to my study skills and time management. As a college professor, I helped my students to develop their own study skills; and I continue to do this with my own children so that they, too, may be successful in their academic careers. As an instructor in a wraparound program for at-risk and emotionally disturbed children and as a college professor, I helped students (middle school through college-aged) develop good academic habits so that they could advance themselves not only in the classroom, but also in life. These involved in-class preparation, classroom participation, the development of an environment conducive to studying, and proper study techniques. Additionally, I developed and taught research methodologies that can be used to better engage a student in the research process and, as a result, improve his/her writing habits and skills.
Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

During my undergraduate studies, I had a minor in Anthropology. I receive 22 credits for my work in this field. I studied both physical and cultural Anthropology spanning the globe. Combined with my experience in Religious studies and Sociology, my Anthropology studies prepared me to tutor/teach this subject matter.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I spent 2 (two) years pursuing my M.A. in Philosophy at West Chester University. While there, I assisted with the undergraduate courses and provided research assistance to my graduate advisor. I have a particular interest in Existentialism, with a concentration of study involving Dostoevsky and Nietzsche.
Sociology,

Sociology

I hold a B.A. in Sociology from West Chester University. I have also done my graduate work in Sociology at The University of Virginia. (I completed my credit requirement, but left without submitting my dissertation.) While at UVA, I served as an associate professor of Sociology, instructing both Introduction to Sociology and Criminology. I have been involved in running the 1992 Gallup Poll with the Center for Survey Research, housed at UVA, where I was central to the design of the research tool used for the study as well as the analyses performed afterward.
Anatomy, Biology, Physical Science, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent the better part of 31 years of my life in school, during which time I consistently achieved the highest honors. This was, in no small part, due to my study skills and time management. As a college professor, I helped my students to develop their own study skills; and I continue to do this with my own children so that they, too, may be successful in their academic careers. As an instructor in a wraparound program for at-risk and emotionally disturbed children and as a college professor, I helped students (middle school through college-aged) develop good academic habits so that they could advance themselves not only in the classroom, but also in life. These involved in-class preparation, classroom participation, the development of an environment conducive to studying, and proper study techniques. Additionally, I developed and taught research methodologies that can be used to better engage a student in the research process and, as a result, improve his/her writing habits and skills.
Phonics

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have particular experience preparing students for the Math portion of the SAT using techniques designed to maximize their scores. I am ready for the new version of the exam, as well as the current iteration of the test. Test anxiety is a myth; not knowing how to face the test is the reality.
Statistics,

Statistics

During my Sociology studies, I earned 24 credit hours in various Statistics and Statistical Analyses courses. I assisted the Center for Survey Research with the 1992 Gallup Polls, both with the preparation of the survey tool and with the analysis of the data. Finally, I am familiar with various statistical packages, such as SPSS and SAS.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent the better part of 31 years of my life in school, during which time I consistently achieved the highest honors. This was, in no small part, due to my study skills and time management. As a college professor, I helped my students to develop their own study skills; and I continue to do this with my own children so that they, too, may be successful in their academic careers. As an instructor in a wraparound program for at-risk and emotionally disturbed children and as a college professor, I helped students (middle school through college-aged) develop good academic habits so that they could advance themselves not only in the classroom, but also in life. These involved in-class preparation, classroom participation, the development of an environment conducive to studying, and proper study techniques. Additionally, I developed and taught research methodologies that can be used to better engage a student in the research process and, as a result, improve his/her writing habits and skills.
Writing,

Writing

In addition to my past professorial duties, I also have 18 years experience as a journalist. In the past, I have published poetry and short fiction, as well. While pursuing my various degrees, I have completed countless research projects and served as a research assistant on 2 (two) occasions, presenting both treatises for peer review.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, GED, Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have particular experience preparing students for the Math portion of the SAT using techniques designed to maximize their scores. I am ready for the new version of the exam, as well as the current iteration of the test. Test anxiety is a myth; not knowing how to face the test is the reality.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Pleasant polite knowledgeable

Vincent is knowledgeable and very helpful he tutored my son for the ASVAB test and per my son based on vincent experience he was able to learn and understand what was being thought to him by Vincent. Money well spent.

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Vincent

Prompt, patient, and knowledgeable

He is working very well with my grandson and an asset in helping him turn his education goals around. His assistance has brought his assignments from impossible to accomplish in the last marking period to at or ahead this marking period.

Madaline, 9 lessons with Vincent

Knowledgeable with a good understanding of statistics.

I am obtaining a better grasp of statistics by working through practice problems and exams with Vince. His many years of experience and statistics tips are very helpful.

Pat, 8 lessons with Vincent
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Pat. You are a quick study who is very dedicated to your lessons. It is a pleasure to work with you.

Very Helpful!

Vincent was very knowledgeable about ACT testing, which was extremely helpful. I only wish we had allowed more time leading up to the test with our busy schedule.

Dawn, 1 lesson with Vincent

Great Tutor

Vincent has been very helpful to my daughter thus far. He is very professional and efficient. His hard work and dedication towards my daughter's learning is much appreciated. Thanks.

Mike, 5 lessons with Vincent

Excellent!

Vincent has proven to be an excellent tutor! He is always punctual, and he has really helped our son understand some difficult math concepts. Most importantly, our son, who initially opposed the idea of even considering a tutor, is very happy with Vincent. That, in itself, speaks volumes!

Janet, 17 lessons with Vincent

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