West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Health Service Admin)
Trinity University DC (MEd)
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
Jacob is a great basketball coach. He is punctual, energetic and works well with kids. My son is very happy with the lesson.
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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.
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.
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.