Over 100 tutoring hours

Alan G.

Wyncote, PA

$35/hr

Patient and painless transfer of Knowledge

In-person lessons
Replies in 10 hours
Background check passed as of 3/11/15
4.6 Avg. Rating
 
 
18 Ratings
 
 
10hrs Response Time
The Lesson Was Great
— Akane, Horsham, PA on 11/5/14

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About Alan

Chess has been the game that teaches more lessons then just the capture of your opponent's pieces and a victory. Rather, the game is the learning of life-long lessons that will benefit you whether you become a master or stay a novice. The game is never repetetive
and stays unique and fresh.
As a retired teacher with 30 years experience, I have spent most of my work experience in the elementary school level and have been able to instruct English to many students of different cultural backgrounds.
I enjoy the relaxed interaction during the tutorials as I usually learn and benefit from the exchanges.
Chess has been the game that teaches more lessons then just the capture of your opponent's pieces and a victory. Rather, the game is the learning of life-long lessons that will benefit you whether you become a master or stay a novice. The game is never repetetive
and stays unique and
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Multiple hour rates are reduced to 25 dollars per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Wyncote, PA 19095
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"The Lesson Was Great"

- Akane, Horsham, PA on 11/5/14

"Great experience! "

- Michelle, Hatboro, PA on 3/9/15

"Great tutor, very dedicated to helping and understanding your issues"

- Alexandria, Philadelphia, PA on 1/17/15

"Mr. Alan is very flexible and accommodating."

- Yvonne, Glenside, PA on 1/15/14

"Great tutor!"

- Chris, Philadelphia, PA on 9/8/13
Math:
Algebra 1
English:
English, ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chess

Besides playing chess I receive great enjoyment in introducing the game to others and in improving the skill level of those who already play. Chess teaches many thinking skills that can be applied to other areas of life.
My background in chess began some fifty years ago in elementary school ; progressing to high school and college teams. I've introduced the game to many teens and adults and have participated in many chess clubs. Alan Grolnic

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary school in Philadelphia for 30 years with a Master's equivilant degree; five of those thirty were as science and math specialist.I believe I am fully qualified to tutor all elementary and middle school subjects.
Alan Grolnic

ESL/ESOL

As an elementary school teacher I have taught children with minimal English skills and from many different cultures with great success.
Recently I have tutored Chinese Adults in conversational English.

Temple University
Education
Temple University
Master's

Education

Temple University (Education)

Temple University (Master's)

The Lesson Was Great — I had his lesson for the first time. It was great. I'm not good at speaking and listening to English, and I would like to improve. He asked my goals and gave me the lesson according to my request. At the first lesson, he taught me correct pronunciation of some words carefully. It was difficult but a big help to me. I would like to go on with his lessons, and I'm sure that my English skills will be ...

— Akane, Horsham, PA on 11/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Multiple hour rates are reduced to 25 dollars per hour.

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 10 miles of Wyncote, PA 19095.

Background Check Status for Alan G.

Alan G. passed a background check on 3/11/15. The check was ordered by Alan through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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