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Nicholas M.

Fredericksburg, VA

$35/hour

Elementary Teacher in Training

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Virginia Commonwealth University
Elementary Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University (Elementary Education)

Virginia Commonwealth University (Master's)

About Nicholas

Hello! I am currently a student in a Masters program for Early/Elementary Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. While I am not yet a formal teacher, I have taken classes in Elementary Content and Pedagogy, and have some classroom experience through creating lesson plans, teaching lessons in the classroom to a whole class setting, and to individual students or in small groups.

As a dancer, I had often had an opportunity to teach College and High School aged individuals, but I decided I wanted to be an Elementary teacher when I had taught street dances to younger students at a summer camp. The combination of my own drive to see others grow as critical thinkers and individuals as well as seeing the enthusiasm and focus Elementary students can have led me to see teaching as a career I ultimately wished to pursue. However, I overall felt like the system I had grown up in overall failed me as a student, and I wanted to make a difference and provide opportunities that I did not have myself. Education is certainly changing for the better and I am glad I am able to attend a program in which I can learn effective methods to reach students and help them internalize content and become more focused thinkers.

I have been formally trained in effective teaching methods for elementary mathematics, specifically the inquiry based model, but also other forms of instruction. I am aware of differing ways students reach understandings of content, rather than pure memorization,

I have taken whole classes on Children's Literature and Language Arts. I am aware of effective vocabulary and language skill building practices, such as word sorts, that can help students solidify their knowledge of the English language but also help them become more creative and advanced in their writing.

I am a Master's Student in a Five Year program for Elementary Education. I have observed classrooms at the K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade levels as well as facilitated lessons. I am aware of State Standards for Elementary Content, but also standards set by national organizations that guide these standards, such as the National Science Education Standards.

Feel free to contact me regarding any questions you may have or my availability. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hello! I am currently a student in a Masters program for Early/Elementary Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. While I am not yet a formal teacher, I have taken classes in Elementary Content and Pedagogy, and have some classroom experience through creating lesson plans, teaching lessons in the classroom to a whole class setting, and to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22405
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently in the VCU Master's Program for Elementary Education. I have attended classes for Elementary Content and Pedagogy, as well as formally observed and taken part in Elementary classrooms. I have some classroom experience through creating lesson plans, teaching lessons in the classroom to a whole class setting, and to individual students or in small groups. I will be expected to have my license by Spring 2017. I can provide proof if necessary.

Reading

I have taken formal classes for teaching Language Arts as well as Children's Literature. I also have experience in a classroom working with students with both whole classrooms or with individuals and small groups.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Elementary Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University (Elementary Education)

Virginia Commonwealth University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nicholas will travel within 20 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22405.