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Derek D.

Alexandria, VA

$50/hour

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Virginia Tech University
Political Science
Trinity
Graduate Coursework

Education

Virginia Tech University (Political Science)

Trinity (Graduate Coursework)

About Derek

I am an experienced educator with over 20 years of experience in all facets of history, government and civics. It has been my professional mission to equip my students with the tools to compete on a global platform through intensive debate and hands on collaborative learning. The ability to communicate verbally and in writing with fidelity is the cornerstone for success in an extremely competitive world. My students will be given every opportunity to excel in that arena through qualitative engagement, assessment and homework.

I have taught American History for well over 20 years. I currently serve as Department Chair and instructional coach for a secondary level charter school whereby I help social studies educators infuse in their lessons engaging activities that embrace historical content to connect to their student's present day lives. I have also written many lesson plans in this subject matter that empowers students to enjoy the many accomplishments of the American struggle. From a tutoring perspective, I employ open discussions connecting relevant material in the student's life with the historical event/person/place being studied to provide an even more enriching experience. My objective is to equip the student with the tools to analyze those relevant primary and secondary documents in a fashion that they can carry with them into college and beyond.

I've taught AP government at the high school level for past 7 years. I've also worked and collaborated with teachers about creating engaging selective & constructive responses for various assessments.

My philosophy entails that learning must be ongoing and most importantly relevant. The interaction between instructor and student is a special one in that it's a relationship that manifest itself in a variety of ways. One relevant aspect is that learning is measurable by not what's being taught but by what means a student comprehends.I believe in the procedural approach of allowing students through this intensive relationship to foster self-confidence and diligence to excel beyond expectations. Working one on one to help young people maximize their potential is one of the most enjoyable experiences I've ever encountered and I am genuinely excited about working with both parents and students on this platform.
I am an experienced educator with over 20 years of experience in all facets of history, government and civics. It has been my professional mission to equip my students with the tools to compete on a global platform through intensive debate and hands on collaborative learning. The ability to communicate verbally and in writing with fidelity is the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Alexandria, VA 22304
History:
American History,
Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics,
Religion, Social Studies, World History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

I have taught American History for well over 20 years. I currently serve as Department Chair and instructional coach for a secondary level charter school whereby I help social studies educators infuse in their lessons engaging activities that embrace historical content to connect to their student's present day lives. I have also written many lesson plans in this subject matter that empower students to enjoy the many accomplishments of the American struggle. From a tutoring perspective, I employ open discussions connecting relevant material in the student's life with the historical event/person/place being studied to provide an even more enriching experience. My objective is to equip the student with the tools to analyze those relevant primary and secondary documents in a fashion that they can carry with them into college and beyond.

Government & Politics

I've taught AP government at the high school level for past 7 years. I've also worked and collaborated with teachers about creating engaging selective & constructive responses for various assessments.

World History

I've written multiple unit plans as well as taught a secondary level course in Modern World History.

Virginia Tech University
Political Science
Trinity
Graduate Coursework

Education

Virginia Tech University (Political Science)

Trinity (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Derek will travel within 20 miles of Alexandria, VA 22304.