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Michael B.

La Vergne, TN

$40/hour

1st Grade Teacher Looking to Tutor

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$40/Hour


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Valnderbilt University
ECE

Education

Valnderbilt University (ECE)

About Michael

Hi! I am a 1st grade teacher at Glenview Elementary who is looking to tutor over the summer. I teach both ESL (English as a Second Language) as well as regular 1st grade subjects such as reading and math. I am originally from Marietta, GA, but I went to school here in Nashville at Vanderbilt University, where I received the Founder's Medal for the top student in my school. I then began teaching while attending night classes at Lipscomb University to earn my ESL License.

At school, I specialize in teaching ESL and beginning reading/writing. Through the formats of guided reading and guided writing, I can help struggling students learn to become independent readers and writers. I also teach math via the Common Core/Tennessee State Standards. I have some experience teaching gifted children, but that is not my specialty. !

I have taught ESL to children and adults for 4 years. I currently teach an ESL class of 1st graders during the day, and I volunteer teaching an adult ESL class 2 nights per week. By integrating reading, writing, listening, and speaking, I can help students to acquire the English language.

I have taught the Common Core State Standards since they were first implemented in Tennessee. I have had experience teaching them to all types of students.

I have in-depth understanding of how to teach in a 1 on 1 or small group format. Through using the structured process of guided reading, guided writing, or guided math, I can meet students at their current level and help them grow.

I know how students begin to learn to decode words. Starting with letter sounds, moving to sound patterns, and then moving through meaning patterns, kids learn to read more and more complex words. I can tailor a program to help any child learn to decode.

If you think I would be the right fit for your student, don't hesitate to contact me.
Hi! I am a 1st grade teacher at Glenview Elementary who is looking to tutor over the summer. I teach both ESL (English as a Second Language) as well as regular 1st grade subjects such as reading and math. I am originally from Marietta, GA, but I went to school here in Nashville at Vanderbilt University, where I received the Founder's Medal for the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of La Vergne, TN 37086
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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.

Common Core

I have taught the Common Core standards for four years. During this time, I have attended many trainings about the standards. I have also been on a district-wide team that worked on deconstructing the standards to see what each means on a more in depth level.

ESL/ESOL

I am a full time ESL teacher at an elementary school in Nashville, TN. I currently hold a ESL license in TN that I obtained at Lipscomb University.

Phonics

I have taught 1st grade phonics for four years. I know the sequence in which students acquire phonics, beginning with less complex/more common patterns, such as the letter sounds and digraphs, and eventually moving through more complex patterns and morphemic analysis. I know to first assess where the student is, then to be direct while teaching phonics, and last to give the student multiple opportunities to read the taught patterns in decodable texts.

Valnderbilt University
ECE

Education

Valnderbilt University (ECE)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of La Vergne, TN 37086.