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Ben O.

Washington State Certified Math Teacher

Washington State Certified Math Teacher

$35/hour

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I have over 20 years of experience as a full-time, Washington state certified continuing teacher and over 8 years of experience tutoring students. I have tutored students in a variety of subject areas, but usually specialize in all levels of math and reading development. Students in the past have ranged from 5 to 53 years of age, and I am currently working with 7 different students, two of whom have special needs. I am very versatile and adapt to whatever each particular student...

I have over 20 years of experience as a full-time, Washington state certified continuing teacher and over 8 years of experience tutoring students. I have tutored students in a variety of subject areas, but usually specialize in all levels of math and reading development. Students in the past have ranged from 5 to 53 years of age, and I am currently working with 7 different students, two of whom have special needs. I am very versatile and adapt to whatever each particular student requires.

My tutoring methods vary as students vary. Each student requires a unique approach, and I carefully cultivate methods for each pupil to ensure their success. I have worked with a variety of students ranging from those with learning disabilities all the way to brilliant students seeking a challenge. Simply put, I love to teach and I thoroughly enjoy the one-on-one interaction tutoring provides.

With degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and a masters degree in Mathematics, I have the skills and knowledge to instruct students on a variety of subjects. Tutoring is not just about success in the classroom but rather about working with the individual to grow and acquire new skills. I view my goal as a tutor is to put myself out of a job by teaching students the skills for success in their given subject.

I can provide references upon request as well as my working resume. I look forward to the opportunity of supporting your education!


Education

Central Washington University
SPED, ELEMENTARY ED
Heritage College
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Spokane, WA 99208
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I taught math and science classes in a public high school in Washington state when common core standards were first adopted in 2009. I have aligned curriculum designed for teaching common core standards in math and science. I have formatively assessed students in the classroom using common core standards and have proctored both elementary and high school state tests. I have collaborated with other certified teachers in order to align curriculum with Washington state common core standards.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Washington state continuing certificate and am endorsed to teach any subject K-8. I taught 6th grades students math, science, and p.e. for 7 years. I also have taken college education classes in childhood reading and writing development. I am currently tutoring 4 students in reading, writing, and math who are all in public elementary schools.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have tutored various 5 - 9 year old students in handwriting using the "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum. I used similar curriculum with special needs students with fine motor skill deficits in public schools. I have kept current on literature (articles) concerning the methodology of handwriting and its importance in today's society.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught reading incorporating phonetics for more than 10 years in a public school setting. Part of my B.A. in education involved learning methodology of teaching phonetics. I regularly incorporate phonics during tutoring sessions that involve learning how to read.
Reading,

Reading

Have taught/tutored students at all reading levels and ages for over 20 years. Excellent referrals if needed.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I taught study skills as a classroom subject for 20 years to students of all ages and abilities within a public school setting. I have organized lessons and materials in order to support outside curriculum for those classes. I have taught and modeled study skills in some form in every tutoring lesson I have led for over 8 years.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

Have taught/tutored students at all reading levels and ages for over 20 years. Excellent referrals if needed.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Sociology

Sociology

I graduated with a B.A. major in sociology from Western Washington University in 1989. I have been endorsed by the state of Washington to teach high school level sociology and related classes since 1993. I have taught several high school level sociology classes.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught all math areas at the middle and high school level for 22 years, and have tutored students for quite awhile as well, including in Algebra 1. Washington State teaching certification, Masters degree in Mathematics Education.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Washington state continuing certificate and am endorsed to teach any subject K-8. I taught 6th grades students math, science, and p.e. for 7 years. I also have taken college education classes in childhood reading and writing development. I am currently tutoring 4 students in reading, writing, and math who are all in public elementary schools.
Geometry,

Geometry

Washington state endorsed to teach mathematics/science (6th-12th grade). 20+ years experience teaching students full-time in Washington state. References available upon request.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have tutored various 5 - 9 year old students in handwriting using the "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum. I used similar curriculum with special needs students with fine motor skill deficits in public schools. I have kept current on literature (articles) concerning the methodology of handwriting and its importance in today's society.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am have been highly qualified to teach middle school pre-algebra since 2003 in the state of Washington. I have taken many graduate level classes concerning math methodology and delivery of math instruction to students. I have over 18 years of first hand experience teaching pre-algebra concepts to students as a full-time contracted teacher in the state of Washington.
Reading,

Reading

Have taught/tutored students at all reading levels and ages for over 20 years. Excellent referrals if needed.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I taught study skills as a classroom subject for 20 years to students of all ages and abilities within a public school setting. I have organized lessons and materials in order to support outside curriculum for those classes. I have taught and modeled study skills in some form in every tutoring lesson I have led for over 8 years.
Algebra 2, Biology, English, Precalculus, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught all math areas at the middle and high school level for 22 years, and have tutored students for quite awhile as well, including in Algebra 1. Washington State teaching certification, Masters degree in Mathematics Education.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I have received credit for a college level finite math classes such as probability and statistics. I have taught mathematical model building, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability, and statistics at the high school level. I have tutored college level students in all of these areas as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

Washington state endorsed to teach mathematics/science (6th-12th grade). 20+ years experience teaching students full-time in Washington state. References available upon request.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am have been highly qualified to teach middle school pre-algebra since 2003 in the state of Washington. I have taken many graduate level classes concerning math methodology and delivery of math instruction to students. I have over 18 years of first hand experience teaching pre-algebra concepts to students as a full-time contracted teacher in the state of Washington.
Algebra 2, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught all math areas at the middle and high school level for 22 years, and have tutored students for quite awhile as well, including in Algebra 1. Washington State teaching certification, Masters degree in Mathematics Education.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Washington state continuing certificate and am endorsed to teach any subject K-8. I taught 6th grades students math, science, and p.e. for 7 years. I also have taken college education classes in childhood reading and writing development. I am currently tutoring 4 students in reading, writing, and math who are all in public elementary schools.
Geometry,

Geometry

Washington state endorsed to teach mathematics/science (6th-12th grade). 20+ years experience teaching students full-time in Washington state. References available upon request.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am have been highly qualified to teach middle school pre-algebra since 2003 in the state of Washington. I have taken many graduate level classes concerning math methodology and delivery of math instruction to students. I have over 18 years of first hand experience teaching pre-algebra concepts to students as a full-time contracted teacher in the state of Washington.
Reading,

Reading

Have taught/tutored students at all reading levels and ages for over 20 years. Excellent referrals if needed.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I taught study skills as a classroom subject for 20 years to students of all ages and abilities within a public school setting. I have organized lessons and materials in order to support outside curriculum for those classes. I have taught and modeled study skills in some form in every tutoring lesson I have led for over 8 years.
Algebra 2, Biology, English, Precalculus, Writing

Other

Sociology,

Sociology

I graduated with a B.A. major in sociology from Western Washington University in 1989. I have been endorsed by the state of Washington to teach high school level sociology and related classes since 1993. I have taught several high school level sociology classes.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I taught study skills as a classroom subject for 20 years to students of all ages and abilities within a public school setting. I have organized lessons and materials in order to support outside curriculum for those classes. I have taught and modeled study skills in some form in every tutoring lesson I have led for over 8 years.

Science

Sociology,

Sociology

I graduated with a B.A. major in sociology from Western Washington University in 1989. I have been endorsed by the state of Washington to teach high school level sociology and related classes since 1993. I have taught several high school level sociology classes.
Anatomy, Biology, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I hold a bachelors degree in special education. I taught many students with ADD/ADHD in both special education classrooms and regular education classrooms. I am currently tutoring two students with ADD/ADHD and have kept current on the literature regarding these disorders.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I hold a bachelor's degree in special education. I taught many students with dyslexia in both special education classrooms and regular education classrooms. I am currently tutoring two students with dyslexia and have kept current on the literature regarding this disorder and methods to better help students with dyslexia.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught reading incorporating phonetics for more than 10 years in a public school setting. Part of my B.A. in education involved learning methodology of teaching phonetics. I regularly incorporate phonics during tutoring sessions that involve learning how to read.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I earned a B.A. in special education from Central Washington University in 1992. I have been endorsed by the state of Washington to teach special education classes in grades K-12 since 1993. I have taught special needs students of all ages in various settings both in public school and during tutoring sessions.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I taught study skills as a classroom subject for 20 years to students of all ages and abilities within a public school setting. I have organized lessons and materials in order to support outside curriculum for those classes. I have taught and modeled study skills in some form in every tutoring lesson I have led for over 8 years.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball,

Basketball

I have coached 7th/8th grade boys and girls basketball for over 10 years. I have attended numerous basketball coaching clinics over that time. I have also coached youth AAU basketball for 5 years.
Chess,

Chess

I currently hold a rating of 1680. I have taught the basics of chess within a public school classroom as an extra curricular course. I have taught the basics of chess including opening moves and basic strategy to individuals as well. I have competed in numerous USCF tournaments.
Football,

Football

I took coaching football as a college level course at Western Washington University were I also played. I coached 7th grade football for 5 years. I was an assistant high school football coach for 6 years. I have attended numerous football coaching clinics in Washington and Oregon.
Golf

Golf

I was an assistant golf coach for high school students for 3 years. I have attended golf coaching clinics. I have over 35 years experience with the sport of golf.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught all math areas at the middle and high school level for 22 years, and have tutored students for quite awhile as well, including in Algebra 1. Washington State teaching certification, Masters degree in Mathematics Education.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Washington state continuing certificate and am endorsed to teach any subject K-8. I taught 6th grades students math, science, and p.e. for 7 years. I also have taken college education classes in childhood reading and writing development. I am currently tutoring 4 students in reading, writing, and math who are all in public elementary schools.
Geometry,

Geometry

Washington state endorsed to teach mathematics/science (6th-12th grade). 20+ years experience teaching students full-time in Washington state. References available upon request.
Golf,

Golf

I was an assistant golf coach for high school students for 3 years. I have attended golf coaching clinics. I have over 35 years experience with the sport of golf.
Reading,

Reading

Have taught/tutored students at all reading levels and ages for over 20 years. Excellent referrals if needed.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I taught study skills as a classroom subject for 20 years to students of all ages and abilities within a public school setting. I have organized lessons and materials in order to support outside curriculum for those classes. I have taught and modeled study skills in some form in every tutoring lesson I have led for over 8 years.
Algebra 2, Biology, GED, Writing

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

I taught math and science classes in a public high school in Washington state when common core standards were first adopted in 2009. I have aligned curriculum designed for teaching common core standards in math and science. I have formatively assessed students in the classroom using common core standards and have proctored both elementary and high school state tests. I have collaborated with other certified teachers in order to align curriculum with Washington state common core standards.
GED
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$35/hour

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