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Scott M.

Published Author and Talented Educator

Published Author and Talented Educator

$25/hour

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Ever since I was a child, I had a passion for teaching. At 6 years old, I remember setting up my bedroom like a classroom where I taught all of my stuffed animals math and spelling. Even though they didn't participate very much, I've always enjoyed trying to make subjects understandable and compelling. After graduating high school, I earned an Associate degree in education and psychology, then continued to earn a Bachelor's degree with a dual major in psychology...

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Ever since I was a child, I had a passion for teaching. At 6 years old, I remember setting up my bedroom like a classroom where I taught all of my stuffed animals math and spelling. Even though they didn't participate very much, I've always enjoyed trying to make subjects understandable and compelling. After graduating high school, I earned an Associate degree in education and psychology, then continued to earn a Bachelor's degree with a dual major in psychology and philosophy. After three more years, I was awarded a Master's degree in philosophy and ethics.

My interest in college was learning how people learn (metacognition) and the rules of logic that allow us to discover truth and think critically. Learning, in my view, is much more than memorizing information in order to perform well on tests. Rather, learning involves a vast array of developed skills that are put into practice regularly so as to become "habits of the mind".

From 2010 - 2013, I worked full time as a 5th grade teacher at Ridgeview Classical Schools - one of the best performing schools in the country according to U.S. News and World Reports. In 2010, I was awarded the title of "Highly Qualified Teacher" by the state of Colorado. During my time at Ridgeview, I taught online courses for the University of Phoenix, Ashford University, and Southern New Hampshire University, where I continue to work to this day.

Finally, I have written and published two books on writing and formatting. APA Made Easy (available on Amazon.com) has sold over 12,000 copies since 2011, and my new book The Big Book of APA Citations and References was completed and published in July 2014.

Again, thank you for taking the time to read through my bio - if you have any questions about my tutoring services, please don't hesitate to contact me, I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.


Education

Montana State University
Psychology and Philosophy - dual major
Biola University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

• Elementary school teaching experience in grammar. • Topics include identifying and using nouns, verbs, adjectives, gerunds, adverbs, as well as sentence diagramming and the philosophy of language.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a fifth grade teacher for three years for the best performing school in the state. I am certified by the state of Colorado as a "Highly Qualified Teacher" after passing general Praxis exam.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

• Classroom experience teaching elementary math to 4 - 6th graders. • Subjects taught include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and percentages.
Grammar,

Grammar

• Elementary school teaching experience in grammar. • Topics include identifying and using nouns, verbs, adjectives, gerunds, adverbs, as well as sentence diagramming and the philosophy of language.
Phonics,

Phonics

I believe that the best way to learn and understand phonics is in conjunction with lessons in grammar. Phonics is best taught in a way that allows students to "decode" language using a set of rules. After teaching phonics for three years, I've seen students who were two grades behind catch up in three months by mastering the rules of language and grammar.
Reading,

Reading

- 3 Years experience teaching elementary reading at a Ridgeview Classical Schools - rated one of the best schools in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. - Published book on writing called APA Made Easy (available on Amazon.com)
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience teaching a study skills course at the Southern New Hampshire University. Topics include note taking, test taking, dealing with test anxiety, writing and formatting.
Elementary Science

English

Grammar,

Grammar

• Elementary school teaching experience in grammar. • Topics include identifying and using nouns, verbs, adjectives, gerunds, adverbs, as well as sentence diagramming and the philosophy of language.
Reading,

Reading

- 3 Years experience teaching elementary reading at a Ridgeview Classical Schools - rated one of the best schools in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. - Published book on writing called APA Made Easy (available on Amazon.com)
Proofreading

History

Religion

Religion

I have a Master's degree in philosophy of religion and ethics and 5 years' experience teaching college-level World Religion courses.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a fifth grade teacher for three years for the best performing school in the state. I am certified by the state of Colorado as a "Highly Qualified Teacher" after passing general Praxis exam.
Reading,

Reading

- 3 Years experience teaching elementary reading at a Ridgeview Classical Schools - rated one of the best schools in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. - Published book on writing called APA Made Easy (available on Amazon.com)
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience teaching a study skills course at the Southern New Hampshire University. Topics include note taking, test taking, dealing with test anxiety, writing and formatting.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a fifth grade teacher for three years for the best performing school in the state. I am certified by the state of Colorado as a "Highly Qualified Teacher" after passing general Praxis exam.
Reading,

Reading

- 3 Years experience teaching elementary reading at a Ridgeview Classical Schools - rated one of the best schools in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. - Published book on writing called APA Made Easy (available on Amazon.com)
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience teaching a study skills course at the Southern New Hampshire University. Topics include note taking, test taking, dealing with test anxiety, writing and formatting.

Other

Religion,

Religion

I have a Master's degree in philosophy of religion and ethics and 5 years' experience teaching college-level World Religion courses.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience teaching a study skills course at the Southern New Hampshire University. Topics include note taking, test taking, dealing with test anxiety, writing and formatting.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I believe that the best way to learn and understand phonics is in conjunction with lessons in grammar. Phonics is best taught in a way that allows students to "decode" language using a set of rules. After teaching phonics for three years, I've seen students who were two grades behind catch up in three months by mastering the rules of language and grammar.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience teaching a study skills course at the Southern New Hampshire University. Topics include note taking, test taking, dealing with test anxiety, writing and formatting.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a fifth grade teacher for three years for the best performing school in the state. I am certified by the state of Colorado as a "Highly Qualified Teacher" after passing general Praxis exam.
Reading,

Reading

- 3 Years experience teaching elementary reading at a Ridgeview Classical Schools - rated one of the best schools in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. - Published book on writing called APA Made Easy (available on Amazon.com)
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience teaching a study skills course at the Southern New Hampshire University. Topics include note taking, test taking, dealing with test anxiety, writing and formatting.

Examples of Expertise


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$25/hour

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