Emory & Henry College (Social Sciences)
Liberty University (Master's)
Liberty University (Enrolled)
Hello! My name is Roger and I am very interested in helping you or your child jumpstart learning in a variety of areas. I am a 19 year veteran of education. I have taught high school Social Studies for fifteen years and have been a high school administrator for the past four years. I am currently certified to teach secondary Social Studies and Driver's Education. Before the summer of 2013 is out, I will have completed the requirements for an Ed.D through Liberty University in Educational leadership. That is my bio but it doesn't really tell you why I want to teach your child, does it?
Since taking on a high school administrative position four years ago, I have searched for ways to connect with children in the way that I did as a classroom teacher. I love to see the light turn on, so to speak, when children finally get a concept or develop their confidence in their own ability to accomplish an academic task. I do not wish to give up the challenges and rewards of my current position but I do wish to put my many years of experience in education to good use as a benefit to children who may be in need. I feel comfortable teaching most elementary level subjects and virtually all secondary Social Studies classes. It is my intention to first build a positive working relationship with the child that I will tutor and his or her family and then diagnose where potential problem areas may be for certain subjects. With problem areas diagnosed, I feel certain that I can implement a plan that would include content instruction as well as study skills, confidence enhancement, and motivation to increase the chances that the student will achieve at a level higher than their present performance. I am very familiar with standardized testing and feel confident that I can help students prepare for these tests in such a way that will raise their scores. Hello! My name is Roger and I am very interested in helping you or your child jumpstart learning in a variety of areas. I am a 19 year veteran of education. I have taught high school Social Studies for fifteen years and have been a high school administrator for the past four years. I am currently certified to teach secondary Social Studies and
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My qualifications to tutor a student with dyslexia include both personal and professional experience. I have taught at a public high school for fifteen years and now am an administrator in a high school. In both positions, I had experience assisting students with dyslexia. As a teacher I would adjust my teaching and work one on one with students with dyslexia. As an administrator, I oversee Special Education in our building and have assisted in setting up IEPs for students with dyslexia. On a personal note, I have a family member who battled dyslexia when he was younger but now has developed learning coping mechanisms that make his life much easier.
Having taught in included classrooms for fifteen years, I was able to see and implement first hand many techniques that would assist special needs children in the classroom. I have, for the past four years, served as a high school administrator. As an administrator, one of my duties is to be a guide for our Special Education department. In this role I regularly attend IEP meetings and observe students and teachers in the classroom setting. I believe these experiences have given me an insight into the needs of Special Needs students and some of the best approaches to meeting those needs.
I have been an educator for the past nineteen years. For most of that time I taught secondary Social Studies and in my classes I would regularly discuss the following study skills: effective note taking, highlighting, reflective notes, studying information in manageable chunks, reading for understanding, and time management. As a high school administrator, I regularly refer to these techniques when assisting students who may be struggling.
I have over a decade of experience coaching track and field at the high school level. For several years, I primarily coached throwers. The last couple of years that I coached track, I also coached sprinters, jumpers, and distance athletes.