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Jim M.

English/GED/ASVAB Tutor Available in Newport News/Hampton/Yorktown

English/GED/ASVAB Tutor Available in Newport News/Hampton/Yorktown

$40/hour

  • 26 hours tutoring

  • Newport News, VA 23608

About Jim


Bio

I have been teaching for 14 years. Most of my work has been with middle and high school English students (current teaching license expires in June 2022), but with homebound and GED work, I have taught all core subjects for Grades 6-12.

Currently, I work as an adult education/GED teacher with the Virginia Department of Corrections. I also teach an adult GED class two nights a week in Newport News. Previous to VADOC, I taught business, computer and English courses at a local career college. ...

I have been teaching for 14 years. Most of my work has been with middle and high school English students (current teaching license expires in June 2022), but with homebound and GED work, I have taught all core subjects for Grades 6-12.

Currently, I work as an adult education/GED teacher with the Virginia Department of Corrections. I also teach an adult GED class two nights a week in Newport News. Previous to VADOC, I taught business, computer and English courses at a local career college. Also, I have completed all coursework toward a doctorate in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership at the College of William and Mary.

My teaching style has been described as laid-back, but I look to use that to an advantage. Students can be drawn out more in a casual environment where ideas are encouraged and respected. Generally, I believe in collaboration, which of course is difficult in a one-on-one session. However, I feel that it's important to know where to find the answers. Life is not about memorization. In my view, it is about developing certain skills. I look to apply class lessons in a way that they can be turned into life skills. For example, most students do not like reading comprehension activities. But, the reality is, many future tests, and in some cases, job applications are going to require the ability to read into material and perform well on a multiple-choice activity. Therefore, the skill of test-taking should be as important as the material being read.


Education

Wagner College
English
The University of Virginia
Masters
College of William and Mary
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Multiple hour discounts available.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Newport News, VA 23608
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/31/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I taught Oral Communications at the junior college level between 2007-2009.
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I taught Oral Communications at the junior college level between 2007-2009.
Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to students entering career college. Highlights include time management, note taking, study shortcuts (i.e. mnemonic devices), note and test taking.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have taught middle school (grades 7 & 8), high school (grades 9 & 10), and college English.
Literature,

Literature

Licensed teacher with endorsement in English.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I taught Oral Communications at the junior college level between 2007-2009.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Bachelor's degree in English, Virginia teaching licensure with English endorsement, professional freelance writer.
ACT English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught middle school (grades 7 & 8), high school (grades 9 & 10), and college English.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to students entering career college. Highlights include time management, note taking, study shortcuts (i.e. mnemonic devices), note and test taking.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught middle school (grades 7 & 8), high school (grades 9 & 10), and college English.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to students entering career college. Highlights include time management, note taking, study shortcuts (i.e. mnemonic devices), note and test taking.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to students entering career college. Highlights include time management, note taking, study shortcuts (i.e. mnemonic devices), note and test taking.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to students entering career college. Highlights include time management, note taking, study shortcuts (i.e. mnemonic devices), note and test taking.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to students entering career college. Highlights include time management, note taking, study shortcuts (i.e. mnemonic devices), note and test taking.
Algebra 1, GED, Writing

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I am licensed as an English teacher in Virginia, although I teach business and computers at local career college. However, I have taken the ASVAB and scored exceptionally well.. please complete your information with WyzAnt and we can talk more Jim M.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Bachelor's degree in English, Virginia teaching licensure with English endorsement, professional freelance writer.
ACT English, GED, GRE

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$40/hour

Jim M.

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