- Hourly rate $32
- Response Time 24h
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Highly Experienced K-12 school principal from Reno, Nevada is available to tutor English, Social Studies, and elementary school math.
- By webcam
About the lesson
My philosophy of teaching comes from many years of teaching a diverse population of students. I believe that all are capable of learning if they are willing to work hard, and if they are taught in a manner in which they can learn. Learning takes work, willingness, and dedication on both the part of the teacher and the part of the student.
There are many theories to learning and I have employed most in my attempts to reach my students. As a teacher, one must take into consideration the student’s cognitive functioning level, their learning style, educational background, culture, living circumstances, and even peer and social interactions. With the wide range of students and abilities in each classroom, curriculum must be differentiated to each individual learner to engage and challenge each student.
I have created much of my classroom curriculum in the past; most often utilizing a backwards planning model. I first research the standards and skills the students are to demonstrate to move to the next level. Once this is completed, I organize the skills in a step by step sequence, so that each skill builds upon the next. Finally, I research and/or create the activities each child will complete and develop the assessment to demonstrate mastery of the skill.
Additionally, I believe that there are many roads to learning and assessment. While standardized testing is the norm for most schools, many students have the ability to demonstrate they have mastered concepts in a variety of ways. Formal and informal assessments through project work, verbalization of skills, written communication, and even art can demonstrate mastery of standards.
While teaching methods and standards may change from decade to decade, it is my belief that anyone is capable of learning, given the right tools, dedication on the part of both teacher and student, and a little hard work.
- English vocabulary
- English speaking
- English reading
- Elementary School
- Junior High / Middle School
- High School
I have had 15 years experience in education, including as a middle school teacher and K-12th grade school principal. I have knowledge of Common Core State Standards, student engagement strategies, and curriculum and coursework design. My students are successful and engaged in learning.
- 5 h: $160
- 10 h: $320
- $ 32/h