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Wayne G.

Austin, TX

$45/hour

10-year Journalist, 10-year English Teacher

In-person lessons

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University of Florida
Journalism

Education

University of Florida (Journalism)

About Wayne

I can provide a variety of experience and knowledge in writing and literature. I spent 10 years as a journalist in the state of Florida. I was an editor, sports writer and news reporter. I covered the NFL, NBA and college football for years. I primarily spent my time as a sports writer covering high school sports. I so enjoyed working with high school students that I got certified as an English teacher in the suburbs of Tampa, Florida. I was tired of the constant travel involved in covering sports and wanted to settle down to have a family.

Since my first year of teaching, I believe this is what I am meant to do. For 10 years, I taught all levels of high school English. I specialized in sophomore English, because my students' standardized test scores were consistently at the top of the Pasco County School district. My principals wanted me teaching tenth grade, since that was the year that had to pass the FCAT. I designed the sophomore curriculum for Sunlake High School in Land O'Lakes. In my six years at Sunlake, I was nominated as Teacher of the Year twice.

I moved to Texas and was hired by Anderson High School, one of the top high schools in the country. Unfortunately, health issues forced me to miss too much school last semester. I resigned to focus on my health and to allow my Anderson High School students the continuity they deserve. I still see teaching as my calling, and I am looking to tutor to give me a flexible schedule while earning some money. I feel great and want to make an impact.

I've worked at a low-income school and an 'A' rated school while in Florida. I am flexible and adapt to each student's individual needs. I am passionate and have a proven record of success.
I can provide a variety of experience and knowledge in writing and literature. I spent 10 years as a journalist in the state of Florida. I was an editor, sports writer and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78745
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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University of Florida
Journalism

Education

University of Florida (Journalism)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wayne will travel within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78745.