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Bill E.

Experienced Tutor Grades 3 thru College

Experienced Tutor Grades 3 thru College

$50/hour

  • 833 hours tutoring

  • Temple, TX 76502

About Bill


Bio

Hello, and thank you for reading my profile. I am currently working as a substitute teacher, and I am a retired educational diagnostician. You may ask, "What is a diagnostician?" A diagnostician is the person, along with the school psychologist, that tests students (IQ and achievement, usually) for eligibility for special education services. It is a great skill because I am fortunate enough to be able to help students reach their maximum potential, regardless of any disabilities they...

Hello, and thank you for reading my profile. I am currently working as a substitute teacher, and I am a retired educational diagnostician. You may ask, "What is a diagnostician?" A diagnostician is the person, along with the school psychologist, that tests students (IQ and achievement, usually) for eligibility for special education services. It is a great skill because I am fortunate enough to be able to help students reach their maximum potential, regardless of any disabilities they may have.

I possess a masters' degree in special education, and I have taught all grades, from K through college, although I'm most successful with middle school through high school-age students. My specialties are SAT/ACT preparation, math (algebra, geometry, etc.), and written expression. Nearly all my students have shown improvement in their overall understanding of the subject, their test and report card grades, and, most importantly, their ability to succeed independently. I'm quite proud of my previous success teaching at Sylvan Learning Center as well as in students' homes, which is where I enjoy the most success.

In conclusion, I am grateful to be a part of a student's education. My first priority is to teach how valuable learning can be and that it is a lifelong process for every successful person. Teaching has been the most rewarding part of my entire working life, and I hope to continue well into the future.


Education

California State Univ Northridge- teaching credential
undergrad
Sam Houston State Univ.
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Please allow 24 hours to cancel a tutoring session. My schedule is designed around both my students' convenience and my travel time and expense. Thank you for your cooperation!
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Temple, TX 76502
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/21/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've taught and tutored first through 12th grade students with great success. My background in special education has also helped me achieve success with students with dyslexia, ADHD, and specific learning disabilities. Methods I have used include research-based techniques for phonetics (e.g., Wilson), increased comprehension (e.g., guided reading), and fluency (paired reading, choral reading, etc.). I am dedicated to your child's success in lifelong reading.
Phonics,

Phonics

My background as a special education teacher and diagnostician has given me many opportunities to teach a wide variety of students to read. Basic Reading depends on good phonological skills, and those skills are developed through the effective use of attaching unique sounds to each letter of the alphabet. Certain students with dyslexia find that phonics is difficult and can be the hardest part of their reading. There are many tools available to help students develop good phonics skills. The most important aspects of their successful use is consistency and practice. Over time, the challenges of learning phonics can be met with a thoughtful, patient guide.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the most difficult skills to master is the ability to effectively study and comprehend what is being read. For too many students, studying is a dreaded chore with countless preconceived notions about "cramming" in a locked room with a book and a light. Using techniques such as Cornell or SQ3R, studying can become much more process-related with short bursts of energy separated by periods of rest/reinforcement. Each student requires different things to trigger the learning/remembering process.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My background consists of many years of corporate training, public school teaching, private/home school tutoring, and special education teaching. In addition, during my undergrad and graduate studies, I have completed many Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics courses while I maintained a 3.9 grade point average. I currently hold a Master's degree in Special Education and a Texas teaching certificate as well as a certificate as an Educational Diagnostician. It is very rewarding to teach/tutor Algebra, Geometry, and SAT/ACT preparation - especially when I can see positive results and an increased pride and confidence in my students.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've taught and tutored first through 12th grade students with great success. My background in special education has also helped me achieve success with students with dyslexia, ADHD, and specific learning disabilities. Methods I have used include research-based techniques for phonetics (e.g., Wilson), increased comprehension (e.g., guided reading), and fluency (paired reading, choral reading, etc.). I am dedicated to your child's success in lifelong reading.
Geometry,

Geometry

Good Geometry skills will help students understand shapes, angles, and solve real-life problems.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the most difficult skills to master is the ability to effectively study and comprehend what is being read. For too many students, studying is a dreaded chore with countless preconceived notions about "cramming" in a locked room with a book and a light. Using techniques such as Cornell or SQ3R, studying can become much more process-related with short bursts of energy separated by periods of rest/reinforcement. Each student requires different things to trigger the learning/remembering process.
Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My background consists of many years of corporate training, public school teaching, private/home school tutoring, and special education teaching. In addition, during my undergrad and graduate studies, I have completed many Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics courses while I maintained a 3.9 grade point average. I currently hold a Master's degree in Special Education and a Texas teaching certificate as well as a certificate as an Educational Diagnostician. It is very rewarding to teach/tutor Algebra, Geometry, and SAT/ACT preparation - especially when I can see positive results and an increased pride and confidence in my students.
Geometry,

Geometry

Good Geometry skills will help students understand shapes, angles, and solve real-life problems.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My background consists of many years of corporate training, public school teaching, private/home school tutoring, and special education teaching. In addition, during my undergrad and graduate studies, I have completed many Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics courses while I maintained a 3.9 grade point average. I currently hold a Master's degree in Special Education and a Texas teaching certificate as well as a certificate as an Educational Diagnostician. It is very rewarding to teach/tutor Algebra, Geometry, and SAT/ACT preparation - especially when I can see positive results and an increased pride and confidence in my students.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've taught and tutored first through 12th grade students with great success. My background in special education has also helped me achieve success with students with dyslexia, ADHD, and specific learning disabilities. Methods I have used include research-based techniques for phonetics (e.g., Wilson), increased comprehension (e.g., guided reading), and fluency (paired reading, choral reading, etc.). I am dedicated to your child's success in lifelong reading.
Geometry,

Geometry

Good Geometry skills will help students understand shapes, angles, and solve real-life problems.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the most difficult skills to master is the ability to effectively study and comprehend what is being read. For too many students, studying is a dreaded chore with countless preconceived notions about "cramming" in a locked room with a book and a light. Using techniques such as Cornell or SQ3R, studying can become much more process-related with short bursts of energy separated by periods of rest/reinforcement. Each student requires different things to trigger the learning/remembering process.
Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Drums,

Drums

I can teach beginners to advanced. My specialty is rock, but I'm well-versed in jazz as well. The most important attributes a drummer should have are 1. Great listening skills 2. Dependability 3. Steady timekeeping
Guitar

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for well over forty years. Although I'm mostly self-taught on the guitar, I have been classically trained on piano and trumpet. I can help students learn how to read music, form chords to accompany themselves or others, play in a band, and learn songs by ear and from sheet music. I have experience in the recording industry, and I still occasionally perform live in local clubs.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

One of the most difficult skills to master is the ability to effectively study and comprehend what is being read. For too many students, studying is a dreaded chore with countless preconceived notions about "cramming" in a locked room with a book and a light. Using techniques such as Cornell or SQ3R, studying can become much more process-related with short bursts of energy separated by periods of rest/reinforcement. Each student requires different things to trigger the learning/remembering process.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

My background and experience as a dianostician has helped me become an effective educator for students who are struggling with attention and distractibility issues. There are a number of proven techniques that have come into wide usage that I have embraced over the years. Although each student is unique in his/her needs, please know that there are ways for all students to overcome obstacles to their learning.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

My familiarity with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been developed not only from experience (I have both taught and worked with students), but also from my studies (I have a master's degree in special education), as well as assessments as a certified educational diagnostician. I have found that each student is unique and, especially with the variability of Autism in each student's case (e.g., severity, level of functioning, etc.) there must be a concerted effort by both parents and educators to find what strategy/ies will lead to successful learning for that particular student. I enjoy that challenge, and I welcome the opportunity to help in any way I can.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

As an educational diagnostician, I have tested, worked with, and taught many students who exhibit symptoms of dyslexia. This condition can cause problems with decoding letter symbols, reading fluency, pronunciation, and especially writing/spelling. Although it is not considered curable, its effects can definitely be overcome with practice and perseverance.
Phonics,

Phonics

My background as a special education teacher and diagnostician has given me many opportunities to teach a wide variety of students to read. Basic Reading depends on good phonological skills, and those skills are developed through the effective use of attaching unique sounds to each letter of the alphabet. Certain students with dyslexia find that phonics is difficult and can be the hardest part of their reading. There are many tools available to help students develop good phonics skills. The most important aspects of their successful use is consistency and practice. Over time, the challenges of learning phonics can be met with a thoughtful, patient guide.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

My familiarity with students with Special Needs has been developed not only from experience (I have both taught and worked with students), but also from my studies (I have a master's degree in special education), as well as assessments as a certified educational diagnostician. I have found that each student is unique and, with the incredible variety of special needs' diagnoses being discovered, there must be a concerted effort by both parents and educators to find what strategy/ies will lead to successful learning for that particular student. I enjoy that challenge, and I welcome the opportunity to help in any way I can.
Study Skills

Study Skills

One of the most difficult skills to master is the ability to effectively study and comprehend what is being read. For too many students, studying is a dreaded chore with countless preconceived notions about "cramming" in a locked room with a book and a light. Using techniques such as Cornell or SQ3R, studying can become much more process-related with short bursts of energy separated by periods of rest/reinforcement. Each student requires different things to trigger the learning/remembering process.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My background consists of many years of corporate training, public school teaching, private/home school tutoring, and special education teaching. In addition, during my undergrad and graduate studies, I have completed many Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics courses while I maintained a 3.9 grade point average. I currently hold a Master's degree in Special Education and a Texas teaching certificate as well as a certificate as an Educational Diagnostician. It is very rewarding to teach/tutor Algebra, Geometry, and SAT/ACT preparation - especially when I can see positive results and an increased pride and confidence in my students.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've taught and tutored first through 12th grade students with great success. My background in special education has also helped me achieve success with students with dyslexia, ADHD, and specific learning disabilities. Methods I have used include research-based techniques for phonetics (e.g., Wilson), increased comprehension (e.g., guided reading), and fluency (paired reading, choral reading, etc.). I am dedicated to your child's success in lifelong reading.
Geometry,

Geometry

Good Geometry skills will help students understand shapes, angles, and solve real-life problems.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the most difficult skills to master is the ability to effectively study and comprehend what is being read. For too many students, studying is a dreaded chore with countless preconceived notions about "cramming" in a locked room with a book and a light. Using techniques such as Cornell or SQ3R, studying can become much more process-related with short bursts of energy separated by periods of rest/reinforcement. Each student requires different things to trigger the learning/remembering process.
Algebra 2, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (225 ratings)
5 star
(199)
4 star
(24)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Awesome with our teenager!

Our son is understanding more of his coursework in algebra. His frustration level is going down and his comprehension is going up. Bill is able to break the topics down in a way that make more sense to our son. Thank you!

Sarah, 6 lessons with Bill

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor and enjoyable person!

Bill worked with Daniel on SAT review, he was very helpful in going over key elements that the SAT math section covers. Bill was very knowledgeable about the SAT test and was very helpful! They developed a strategy for Daniel to prepare. Very effective tutoring session. We will do more with Bill! He's also a very enjoyable person as a plus!

Suzanne, 10 lessons with Bill

Great tutor

Bill really know how to adjust to the student he is working with. I can see that he has a great knowledge on how to tutor someone to get the best results. I would highly recommend Bill.

Ethan, 14 lessons with Bill

A Caring Tutor!

Bill is an awesome tutor for my grandson. He establishes a caring and interested relationship with students from the beginning. My Grandson feels safe to learn and work with Mr Bill. This is essential and helps him be receptive to the lesson. I know this year Wyatt will have much more confidence in math!

Shelley, 3 lessons with Bill

Highly competent and patient!

Bill is an excellent tutor. Very knowledgeable in his field, patient, and great at providing strategies for approaching difficult math problems.

Philecia, 8 lessons with Bill

Thanks Bill

Bill, Thank you very much for your kind review on our the student's performance and he really liked your tutoring. We will plan for the next schedule based on your availability. Once again thank you very much.

Karthik, 34 lessons with Bill

Very patient

We are Very Lucky having Bill as our son tutor. We see his progress and his willingness to learn.

Pat, 7 lessons with Bill

Great tutor! Will call again next school year!

Bill was very patient with our daughter who was having difficulty in math. He was on time, and worked with us on scheduling. Our daughter's math grades improved immediately. Our only regret is that we didn't contact him earlier in the school year. Would definitely recommend Bill to anyone looking for a reliable, proficient tutor.

Brian, 9 lessons with Bill

Very good tutor.

I needed a refresh on math classes I took ten years ago in college. Bill was very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you.

Bruce, 1 lesson with Bill
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