Hello! I am a licensed high school teacher from one of Minnesota's public school districts. I have taught social studies, mathematics and writing. I am experienced in working one on one with students as a special education teacher. I enjoy working with student's who struggle with academics and also with those who excel and are looking for new challenges. I tailor my tutoring styles to the particular needs each student and subject area; for example, with mathematics, I often will focus on... [more]
Algebra I involves the basic understanding of algebra including solving for one unknown variable either with multiplication/division or addition/subtraction. It also includes graphing of equations, and understanding mean, median, and mode. When teaching Algebra I, I stress mental mathematics but also recommend a graphing calculator and graph paper. I use straight math practice problems for basic understanding of each concept, but will quickly progress each student to mostly solving word problems as these are the true application of math and the best retention method. Student's prepared with word problems in Algebra I will have great success in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus.
I have taught at both the middle and high school levels as a licensed teacher and as a private tutor for over 4 years.
American History, like any form of history, is one that requires a twofold understanding. First the content of history is important to know, especially events and individuals relative location to each other. It is important to know that the Missouri Compromise happened before the Civil War, not the reverse. Beyond the surface level of content knowledge though, there is a more fluid knowledge that needs to be developed, one in which the student learns "why" things are connected. Often students only ever learn the first of these two and because of that they struggle to remember facts. Understanding the "why", though, is what allows students to succeed in even the most challenging of courses. As a Social Studies teacher and History Major, I teach not just the "what" but the "why" of events and history.
I have taught at both the high school and middle school levels for math as a licensed teacher, privately tutored for over four years, and have worked with multiple students preparing them for both AP Calculus AB and BC.
Taught at both the high school and middle school level as licensed teacher, have over 4 years of experience as a private tutor, and 2 years using online technology to provide distance learning.
I have taught as a licensed teacher at both the high school and middle school levels in math, including precalculus.
Writing is an art form more than it is a science. I have experience in writing for a wide variety of subject matters. Be it for English, History, Science, or just daily writing skills, I have had experience tutoring students as well as teaching in the Middle and High School levels. I believe in nurturing the individual voice of any given writer, while simultaneously refining the mechanical structure of your work.
Previous experience as a licensed teacher for both high school and middle school level math, over 4 years experience as a private tutor, and 2 years tutoring online with distance learners.
Government & Politics
While teaching at a level 4 FED setting for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled High School students, I taught two specific classes regarding study and other school related skills. These students lacked any real study skills or understanding on how to properly budget time and organize materials. This was done with the intent to prepare them to entire Vocational Training or Community College programs. Areas of focus were in teaching time management, how to break large tasks into smaller pieces, how to organize materials, how to setup schedule ans timelines for projects, how to take effective notes, and how to self-advocate for assistance when needed. Following this, I taught at a Middle School in a similar setting where I worked with multiple students in assembling large scale projects for their mainstream (Regular Ed) classes. These students received help in similar areas once more, namely organization of resources, timeline planning, and checking in. I also instructed my own classes on proper note taking methods and also one proper reading techniques, reading for specific content and details.
Taught in Federal Level 3/4 Settings for 1 year. This is a setting that deals with kids who have some of the most severe disabilities. They are in a separate facility and rarely interact with their non-Special Education peers. I taught for one year in this setting. All of my students had multiple moderate to severe disabilities in areas such as Oppositional Defiance, Conduct Disorder, Low IQ (<70), Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, severe anxiety, depression, Dyslexia, and other disabilities which held them back from being included in the mainstream school. During this time I had completed all the course work for the certification, except for my practicum, I had passed my certification exam with the state of MN, and personally managed the case loads of over 20 different students. I also received a variance from the state to teach this until I received my license in the area.
I taught in Federal Level 3/4 Settings for 1 year. The main focus of the settings was EBD, where most of the students had numerous disabilities, including ADHD. I received a variance in addition my regular teaching license and I also had passed the State exam for Special Education (Specific Learning Disabilities and Emotional Behavioral Disabilities), which included ADHD.
I have a Minnesota Teaching License in Social Studies 5-12 as well as a BA in History/Social Science. I performed a Student teaching experience as a Social Studies teacher in a high school. I taught social studies at the Middle School level for Saint Paul Public Schools.