Weber State University (Journalism Speech)
Weber State University (MEd)
Helping students to understand difficult concepts often requires only another way of seeing the problem. I can teach nearly any concept in a variety of ways to meet your needs and to help you understand, apply, and utilize the information we study together. Each students educational needs will be met with an individualized plan to help them succeed and that utilizes their strengths to their maximum and also seeks to help you strengthen where you are weak. For me, as a tutor, I love to see that light of comprehension dawn on your face. It is what motivates me to keep teaching and keeps me passionate about helping students achieve beyond what they thought possible! With 18 years of working with all kinds of students, I continue to find joy in the interactions and learning that take place between student and teacher. Teaching and tutoring are where I can make a difference for you.
I have taught English, Geography, and Speech to students ranging in age from 13 to 18 years of age in a remedial, regular classroom, and honors program. I currently teach AP Human Geography to students in the 9th grade. I have taught business English and History in a college setting. I have helped students learn to write excellent essays within the context of high stakes testing like AP tests, ACT classes and End of Level tests for High School.
I regularly tutor students two days a week in a school sponsored tutoring programs called Legacy Learning in which I help students with English and Social Studies, as well as help them with online testing. I have been doing this type of tutoring for the last 5 years. Prior to that, I tutored my own students in an early morning tutoring session in which I taught them test taking skills, summarizing skills, and analyzing skills to help them find critical information in both informative texts and in narrative texts. I had this type of tutoring for five years prior to tutoring in Legacy Learning. I have the experience, desire, and knowledge to help your students succeed in whatever we study. Helping students to understand difficult concepts often requires only another way of seeing the problem. I can teach nearly any concept in a variety of ways to meet your needs and to help you understand, apply, and utilize the information we study together. Each students educational needs will be met with an individualized plan to help them
Mr. W. is very thorough with the whole tutoring process to help our son reach educational success. At this point he is very willing to assist in any way he can. He seems flexible and available when needed. My son was able to relate to Mr. W. and enjoyed his tutoring. Thank you! :-)
Mr. W has working with our son on English skills, especially in regards to the ACT and SAT tests. Mr. W is opening our son's mind to understanding test taking strategies as well as better English reading, writing and understanding. Our son is loving his tutoring!
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I regularly speak in both public and in church.
I lettered in both region and state debate and drama in High School.
I have regularly judged H.S. debate both at the region and state level.
I teach a Speech class at a local Junior High.
Finally, I have acted in a number of productions in High School, including the lead in "Arsenic and Old Lace".
I have been teaching the fundamentals of most of the major religions of the world for almost two decades.
I have taught and continue to teach about Universalizing and Non-universalizing religions in the world, with special emphasis to ethnic religions of note.
I believe that teaching my students to find common ground with other religions and thought can help them to understand what motivates to make the decisions that they do.