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Jason S.

Providence, RI

$50/hour

Secondary Social Studies Tutor

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western connecticut state university
Social Science
George Mason University
MEd
The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Graduate Coursework

Education

western connecticut state university (Social Science)

George Mason University (MEd)

The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (Graduate Coursework)

About Jason

My educational background is varied. I graduated Western Connecticut State College with a Bachelors' degree in Social Science and a minor in History. While attending school full time I also worked at a local high school as a substitute teacher, Senior Independent Study Advisor, and assistant coach for Varsity Boys Soccer, JV Boys Basketball and Varsity Baseball.

From there I attended George Mason University where I received and a Master's in Education with a focus on Secondary Social Studies. As part of my time there, I spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where I studied Political Science and History.

Upon returning to the United States, I relocated to Providence, where I now teach 7th grade Eastern World History and 8th grade Western World History. I also have experience with American History, World History, and Government on the High School level. Additionally I have spent time co-authoring curriculum for a High School Civics and Government course for an education non-profit.

Presently, I am certified to teach Secondary Social Studies in both Virginia and Rhode Island and pursuing certification in Massachusetts. As part of my certification, I was required to take the Praxis II: Social Studies General Content Knowledge test achieving a perfect 200 and the Praxis: Principles of Learning and Teaching examination scoring 185 out of 200.

I have strong content knowledge in American History, World History and United States Government/Civics. As a tutor, I believe the key is finding a way to relate the material to students in way that is both engaging and relevant to the students. I feel it is important to learn student interests so I can better figure out ways to approach the material.
My educational background is varied. I graduated Western Connecticut State College with a Bachelors' degree in Social Science and a minor in History. While attending school full time I also worked at a local high school as a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 11 miles of Providence, RI 02906
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
Praxis
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball,
Soccer

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American History

I am certified to teach Social Studies on the secondary level in both Virginia and Rhode Island. I scored a perfect 200 on the Praxis II: Social Studies General Content Knowledge exam. I have an undergraduate degree in Social Science with a History minor and a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Secondary Social Studies.

Additionally, I have previously taught American History on the secondary level.

Basketball

I spent four years as a Boys Junior Varsity Assistant Coach. My role was specifically to work with the post players and to develop them for the Varsity level.

Additionally, I was a four year Varsity starter and two time team MVP in high school. I started at either the 2,3 or 4 positions, but also situationally spent time playing at the 1 or 5.

European History

I studied facets of Modern European History at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, specifically the 16th and 17th centuries.

Government & Politics

I have experience with 8th grade Civics and teaching 12th grade US Government and AP Government courses. Furthermore, I have previously worked with an education non profit to develop curriculum for a High School level Government and Civics course.

Praxis

I achieved a perfect 200 on the Praxis II: Social Studies General Content Knowledge test. This resulted in being awarded a Recognition Of Excellence for scoring in the top 15% of all test takers ever.

Additionally, I scored 185 on the Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.

Soccer

I have one year of experience as a high school Boys Varsity Head Coach and four years experience as a Boys Varsity Assistant Coach.

I have several years experience teaching youth soccer classes for ages 2 to 12. I played Division III Men's Soccer at Keene State College and was an All State player in High School.

While I can work with players of any position, my specialty is Goalkeepers, as that was my primary position. During my four years as Assistant Coach, I had complete autonomy to train the goalkeepers, resulting in a keeper make All-League every year, and two different keepers being honored with the team MVP award.

It is from this time that I have created a personal notebook with over 60 different keeper drills, some from personal experience as a goalkeeper, some found through outside resources, and some that I have created myself. There are drills in place designed to work on all aspects of goalkeeping, including shot blocking, positioning, footwork, technique, crosses, distribution, and breakaways among others.

Social Studies

I am certified to teach Social Studies on the secondary level in both Virginia and Rhode Island. I scored a perfect 200 on the Praxis II: Social Studies General Content Knowledge exam.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Science with a History minor and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Secondary Social Studies.

World History

I currently teach 7th grade Eastern World History, 8th grade Western World History, and have experience teaching 9th grade World History I.

western connecticut state university
Social Science
George Mason University
MEd
The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Graduate Coursework

Education

western connecticut state university (Social Science)

George Mason University (MEd)

The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jason will travel within 11 miles of Providence, RI 02906.