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Stephen W.

West Richland, WA

$35/hour

Othello, Eltopia, Connell, Pasco, West Pasco - I am in your area!

Background check passed as of 2/14/15
4.9 average from 38 ratings
Explains Math very well!
— Joyce, Kennewick, WA on 2/24/15

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University of Oregon
Political Science

Education

University of Oregon (Political Science)

About Stephen

Do you live in: Othello, Connell, Eltopia, Pasco or anywhere north of the Tri-Cities? If so, I am happy to inform you that my schedule puts me in your area during the week. This means that you have the opportunity for quality tutoring for your middle school/high school/college student.
I offer group rates, so you have the opportunity to team up with a buddy and receive an immediately effective discount of ten dollars each (minimum session time of 1.5 hours). The more students, the greater the discount (Not exceeding 5 students total). We can hold lessons at a library, a student's home or even in a tack room out back, if it's quiet and comfortable! I am flexible in this regard.
Even if your student is doing well in school, offer them a bit of relief now and then in the form of an experienced tutor. Not only will they understand their studies with a new and fresh perspective, there will be one more supporter of their success! This extra boost helps bolster a student's confidence, and they "attack" their work, instead of just "dealing with it."
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BIO:
Stephen's recent employment history includes work as a tutor/educational assistant for school districts. The students he works with are represented by a wide variety and range of skill levels, ages and classes taken. Some of Wilson's prior work involved the education of special needs students. Here are some other things you should know about him:

- He continually encourages an excitement in learning, and demonstrates this excitement as he tutors.
- Stephen graduated from the University of Oregon in 2009 with a B.S. in political science. While there, he served in the student government's executive cabinet as the Nontraditional Student Advocate.
- Wilson utilizes Vygotsky's scaffolding method, as well as the "Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)" method, to ensure maximum effectiveness in learning.
- He also puts to practical use the theory of Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy and Howard Gardner's study of Multiple Intelligences to hone in on the learning style of the student, in order to maximize the effects of study.
- He is a self-publisher, and edits self-published books. Part of Stephen's interest in this area is the knowledge of publishing both paperback and electronic book versions.
- Stephen's tutoring philosophy: "My job is not to be the expert. My job is to condition the student to be the expert."
Do you live in: Othello, Connell, Eltopia, Pasco or anywhere north of the Tri-Cities? If so, I am happy to inform you that my schedule puts me in your area during the week. This means that you have the opportunity for quality tutoring for your middle school/high school/college student.
I offer group rates, so you have the opportunity to team
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates available. Cancel policy - Every scheduled lesson will be charged 1/2 price if cancelled. If cancelled within 24 hours of a scheduled lesson, full price will be charged.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of West Richland, WA 99353
Background Check: Passed

"Explains Math very well!"

- Joyce, Kennewick, WA on 2/24/15
Stephen replied on 2/25/2015

Thanks, Joyce! It has been my pleasure to work with your family. I am glad to hear that you are pleased with your son's progress. He is working hard, and it shows!

"Stephen really helped me with Excel and Word"

- Anne, Eugene, OR on 6/2/14
Stephen replied on 6/2/2014

Anne, thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to future lessons.

"Great for every subject!"

- Amber, Eugene, OR on 4/24/14
Stephen replied on 4/28/2014

Thanks, Amber! It is a pleasure working with your brother. He is a hard worker, and he takes pride in a job well-done. I appreciate this, and I know that he continues to strive to accomplish his academic goals. Thanks again for the kind words.

"Pleasant Surprise"

- Brian, Eugene, OR on 2/9/14
Stephen replied on 6/8/2014

Thanks Brian! It has been a pleasure working with your family. I appreciate the dedication and hard work on the part of the student. It really makes a difference! I look forward to working with you in the future, as well. Take care, and thanks again for the kind words.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Physical Science, Psychology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Computer Science, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Desktop Publishing

I have published seven different books using several desktop publishing techniques. Three of these books are available in paperback, and all of them are available in electronic form. Two are anthologies collected from poets and authors from around the world. One is a novel. Three are an ongoing series. One is a collection of memoirs.

Political Science

My major in college was Political Science. Many of the classes I enjoyed included Political Parties, International Governments, Terrorism and Nuclear Proliferation and Inner City Politics. After I graduated, I ran as a write-in candidate for a local city council seat.
I currently tutor middle and high-school students in political science as it pertains to their studies. This interaction ranges from helping with speeches and debates to discussing the different political and governmental differences among countries to the discussion of history.

Study Skills

My current position within the school district, as a tutor for middle school and high school students, requires that I also provide comprehensive study skills programs suited for each student individually. For the past three years I have customized individual study plans for dozens of students. These students range in variety from online students to classroom students, from highly skilled students to special needs students, and all study plans require that I am familiar with the type of student and their specific skill sets and abilities.

University of Oregon
Political Science

Education

University of Oregon (Political Science)

Explains Math very well! — My son continues to improve his math skills since Stephen has been his tutor . His soft spoken demeanor and teaching style makes it easy for my son to learn. We are very happy with Stephen and the progress my son has made! ...

— Joyce, Kennewick, WA on 2/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates available. Cancel policy - Every scheduled lesson will be charged 1/2 price if cancelled. If cancelled within 24 hours of a scheduled lesson, full price will be charged.

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 40 miles of West Richland, WA 99353.