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Jacob L.

Stafford, TX

$50/hour

Reading, English, Basketball

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 30 ratings
Great basketball coach
— Naveed, Stafford, TX on 5/30/15

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Health Service Admin
Trinity University DC
MEd

Education

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Health Service Admin)

Trinity University DC (MEd)

About Jacob

I am a veteran teacher with 15 years of teaching experience. I spent the last 18 years teaching in the DC/MD region before relocating back home to Houston in 2013. I have taught elementary and middle school over my career. I even taught two years in a special education school as the Restricted Mobility teacher. For most of my educational career, I have focused on ELA (reading). I saw there was great need for reading instruction and so became intentional in my teaching and focused on reading. For the last several years, I have spent my time teaching middle school boys at an all boys school in Houston. It has been a challenging, yet rewarding experience, as I have seen growth not only in the person, but in their academic success.

Tutoring is a rewarding experience because you get to have a personal dialogue with student without interruptions or distractions. It allows for the student to gain as much knowledge as possible and ask as many questions as necessary to master a skill. Tutoring also allows me to be more relaxed than in a classroom setting and be more personable. Tutoring allows for positive relationships to form and sometimes bonds can be created. I like to be around positive, like minded people and tutoring can create that atmosphere. If I can inspire or change one life I have done my job. My hope is to always leave here better than I came and that is why I tutor so that some can invest in someone else the way I have invested in them.

I have taught reading (English) for the last 8 years and it has been a rewarding experience. I have learned a lot from my colleagues and professional development best practices when it comes to reading. I am able to foster quality instruction and implement strategies and skills that will enhance the life of a reader. Over the past two years, my students have improved greatly with the STAAR test with a score 76%. This is 24% higher than their previous year before I taught them. They have met and exceeded their reading MAP goals for the school and district this year as well.

I have taught elementary education seven years in the public and private setting. I have taught every subject and have a vast knowledge base of the content being presented. My efforts have awarded me Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Month on separate occasions. I have students who I'd taught in elementary school who have graduated from Bowie State University, University of Maryland, and Livingston College. I mention these schools and kids because they had all at one point struggled in school and it was our hard work that prepared them for their next level of education.

I played sports year round from the third grade until I was in the seventh grade. I began to concentrate on basketball in the ninth grad, where I played until my senior year of high school at Willowridge. I played basketball in college at West Virginia Tech and finished my career in 2000. Upon graduating, I have coached at Hannah More School(MD) the JV Basketball team and I have coached the boys team at Calvary Christian Academy (Washington,DC). I look forward to mentoring someone who wants to enhance their skills and follow their dreams to play the game I love.

I look forward to working with you in the near future. I hope I can be apart of your academic and athletic success. I believe in investing in people and you will receive greatly in return. Everyone needs someone to help them climb the ladder to success. I am willing to help you be as successful as you can be. If you'd like to learn more or schedule a lesson, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I am a veteran teacher with 15 years of teaching experience. I spent the last 18 years teaching in the DC/MD region before relocating back home to Houston in 2013. I have taught elementary and middle school over my career. I even taught two years in a special education school as the Restricted Mobility teacher. For most of my educational career, I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Stafford, TX 77477
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great basketball coach"

- Naveed, Stafford, TX on 5/30/15
English:
English, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Basketball

I have organized basketball since the third grade. I was a member of my high school basketball team in 1994. I received a scholarship to play for West Virginia Tech University in 1997. I maintained my scholarship until 2000 when I graduated. I have coached at two of my previous schools.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught elementary education for the 13 years. Within those years I have taught all subjects and have a vast knowledge base in each area. My focal grades were 3-5 where I taught mostly reading in the 5th grade. I have a Master's degree in Educational Administration where I am pursuing my career to be an assistant principal.

Study Skills

In my graduate program I had to manage teaching and going to school. I created a study schedule that allowed me to maximize my time to get the best results. I would conduct work for my job on my breaks and I would allot 2 hours a day for graduate school work and the rest to my family. On the week end I would dedicate 8-11 as study/work time and the rest to my family. All of my graduate work had it on folders which were labeled for each class and I used a composition book for each class as well that had it's own label. Within my classroom it is very meticulous. Each area serves a purpose from the library, technology, and guided reading area.

West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Health Service Admin
Trinity University DC
MEd

Education

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Health Service Admin)

Trinity University DC (MEd)

Great basketball coach — Jacob is a great basketball coach. He is punctual, energetic and works well with kids. My son is very happy with the lesson. ...

— Naveed, Stafford, TX on 5/30/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 20 miles of Stafford, TX 77477.