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David P.

Renton, WA

$40/hour

I love teaching: language, writing, reading, and public speaking!

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/10/13
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Great Tutor
— Lisa, Bellevue, WA on 8/30/14

$40/Hour


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University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Communications
Capella University
MEd

Education

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (Communications)

Capella University (MEd)

About David

I have been working with students one-on-one and in small groups in both the private and public school sectors for more than 10 years. I have a master's degree in education and a two-year degree in speech-language pathology assisting. I teach to each student's individual educational needs. I understand that every student learns and retains information differently. Some students may take a little longer to process information and others may learn more effectively through more visual representations. If a student is not fully grasping a concept; I switch gears and try a different approach.

I have experience in teaching: writing (e.g. vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, research papers), reading (e.g. comprehension), language(e.g. idioms, social skills), study skills (e.g. memory strategies, note taking, and research skills). I also utilize different approaches when teaching such as: visual (e.g. clay, graphic organizers), targeted games, & worksheets. I strive to make the learning process fun, meaningful, and engaging for the student.
I have been working with students one-on-one and in small groups in both the private and public school sectors for more than 10 years. I have a master's degree in education and a two-year degree in speech-language pathology assisting. I teach to each student's individual educational needs. I understand that every student learns and retains Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Renton, WA 98056
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Lisa, Bellevue, WA on 8/30/14

"Patient and experienced tutor for children with special needs"

- Cecelia, Renton, WA on 1/21/15
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Speech,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

After I was diagnosed with Dyslexia 16 years ago, I attended a 6-day intensive dyslexia workshop. I learned many different methods and strategies to help me and other students improve: organization, focus, and, and attention to detail. I have worked with students with Dyslexia for more than 10 years using visual, movement, and auditory strategies to help increase enjoyment and success in their academics.

Phonics

I have been a certified Speech Language Pathology Assistant/Educator for 10 years. I know how important understanding the sounds of individual letters and letter combinations is to successful literacy development.

Public Speaking

I have a B.S. degree in communications which focused on public speaking. I have worked in broadcasting and as a presenter for training events. I approach teaching public speaking differently with each student since each student comes with varied degrees of experiences. I use memory strategies, preparation skills, and overall voice training to enable the student to be as successful as he or she can.

Special Needs

I have worked with students with special needs in public schools and the private sector. I have specific experience with: autism (verbal & non-verbal), Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and global learning disabilities. I have integrated augmentative communication, focus/memory exercises, and adapted academic materials to improve access and increase success.

Speech

I have a 2-year degree in speech language pathology assisting. I am a certified SLPA in the state of Washington. I have been working as an SLPA and educator for 11+ years in both the public schools and private practice arenas.

Study Skills

I worked at a private clinic assisting children and teens with learning disabilities, ADHD, and those with special needs having academic challenges for 8+ years. I presented various study skill techniques such as graphic organizers, the SQRW (survey, question, read, write) method, and other strategies (categorizing, rhyming, acronyms, index cards, etc). I also provided strategies for memory/recall so the student learns how to retain the information and not just hold onto it until test time.

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Communications
Capella University
MEd

Education

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (Communications)

Capella University (MEd)

Great Tutor

David is very patient with my 9 year old daughter who does not have a long attention span and likes to be silly. He brings a lot of his own ideas and worksheets to help both train her brain to focus more and teach her the material. I would definitely recommend him!

— Lisa, Bellevue, WA on 8/30/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 15 miles of Renton, WA 98056.