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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

  • 68 hours tutoring

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I have been teaching for 17 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 Portsmouth Public Schools at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail. From 2013-2018, I was employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections in the same capacity. Fifty of my students earned their GED, and...

I have been teaching for 17 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 Portsmouth Public Schools at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail. From 2013-2018, I was employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections in the same capacity. Fifty of my students earned their GED, and 84% percent passed the test, well over the national average of 65%. Previous to VADOC, I taught business, computer and English courses at a local two-year career college (Centura College). Also, I have completed all coursework toward a doctorate in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership at the College of William and Mary, and in May 2020, I completed my Ed. S. (Education Specialist) for Special Education at Liberty University. I am now pursuing a doctorate in Special Education and aim to be finished in 2023.

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

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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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Very polite and patient tutor

When my son first took the ASVAB without tutoring help his score was a 29. That score didn’t qualify him to even join the ARMY. Over ten lessons later. With Jim‘s, expert help and a lot of effort on my sons part he scored a 52! This score not only qualifies him to join “31 is the benchmark “ he did so well he in fact qualified to get bonuses! Jim did an outstanding job was always on time has a very polite and patient demeanor. I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you for your efforts sir!

Louis, 11 lessons with Jim

Knowledgeable and patient

My son learned new ways of solving his problems. He is very impressed with his way of teaching and his knowledge.. He be on time and have good appointment times.Great tutor..

Nikia , 5 lessons with Jim

He helps my son a lot

Jim is a good tutor who help my son's English. His feedback is always very quick and detailed so I can understand what he learned every lesson with him. I recommend him to anyone who needs English tutor.

Hyunsuk, 17 lessons with Jim
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$40/hour

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$40/hour

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Response time: 3 hours