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Dennis C.

Cordova, TN

$27/hour

Licensed Educator in Three Distinct Areas

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University of Hawaii West Oahu
Political Science
University of Pheonix
Master's

Education

University of Hawaii West Oahu (Political Science)

University of Pheonix (Master's)

About Dennis

Being a home-schooling parent with children between the ages of 9 and 19 as well as over ten years in the education profession, I have seen first hand the difference a quality education can make. I am fully licensed to teach Special Education K-12, English as a Second Language K-12 and, History 7-12 in Tennessee . I have also earned Highly Qualified status to teach all subject areas K-6 and 7-8 except Art P.E. & Music. Professional development and continuing education is a life long process and as such I also attend the annual Partners In Education conference and actively pursue other professional development in a variety of areas.

I specialize in test taking strategies including but not limited to GED/HiSET, ASVAB, ACT and, Praxis. I am a firm believer of pretesting to determine where my student is at and then building on their strengths to overcome deficiencies. Having served in the Army as a Military Police officer I am familiar with working with adults just as well as children of all ages.

My Available hours are all day Sunday and Monday - Thursday from 5:30 pm to 9 pm to keep the Sabbath.
I also have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
Being a home-schooling parent with children between the ages of 9 and 19 as well as over ten years in the education profession, I have seen first hand the difference a quality education can make. I am fully licensed to teach Special Education K-12, English as a Second Language K-12 and, History 7-12 in Tennessee . I have also earned Highly Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Cordova, TN 38018
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Physical Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB,
Common Core, GED, Praxis,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Homeschool,
Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Martial Arts

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.

ADHD

I am a licensed special education teacher in Tennessee with over ten years experience. For the past six years I have been working for the Department of Children Services as a teacher. About half of my clients have been diagnosed as Other Health Impaired as a result of ADD/ADHD.

ASVAB

I have scored in the 99th percentile on my own ASVAB and can share with you my test taking strategies.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have personal experience dealing with one of my own children diagnosed with a non-verbal learning disability which is an autism spectrum disorder, as well as having earned a Master's Degree in Special Education.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am Federally Reported as Highly Qualified in All Subject Areas, except Art & Music K-6. I have also earned the ETS Certificate of Excellence by Scoring in the top 10% of all test takers who have ever taken that test.

ESL/ESOL

I am a licensed ESL teacher by state of Tennessee.

Homeschool

Licensed to teach Special Ed., ESL, and History 7-12 in Tennessee. Taken and passed Praxis Elementary Content Knowledge test with a score of 190 and Middle School Content Knowledge test with a score of 186. Also have home schooled for the past twelve years my own children who are 9-19 years old.

Martial Arts

Having been raised in Hawaii as a child I obtained a brown belt from the Japan International Karate Center. As an adult I also earned a brown belt from The American Jujitsu Institute at the Waianae Jujitsu Club.
My most recent study has been as a Military Police officer and studying Modern Army Combatives which are adapted from Krav Maga.

Political Science

Awarded B.A. in Political Science From University of Hawaii West Oahu on 5/15/1999. Have remained current on local, national and global affairs related to political science. Licensed to teach History 7-12 in Tennessee.

Praxis

In order to get licensed to teach I have had to take and pass the three PPST tests which I did all 3 in one day. I have since taken and passed six content area test including but not limited to School Psychologist, ESL and Special Education.

Social Studies

I have recently taken and passed the Praxis exam to add U.S. & World History to my teaching license. I also was raised in Hawaii with a variety of cultures all around which I actively engaged.

Special Needs

I have a Master's Degree in Special Education. For the entire summer before my family and I moved to Tennessee I had the privilege of working with an 18 year old student who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. We had a wonderful time working on community based life skills.

University of Hawaii West Oahu
Political Science
University of Pheonix
Master's

Education

University of Hawaii West Oahu (Political Science)

University of Pheonix (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $27.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dennis will travel within 40 miles of Cordova, TN 38018.