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Josiah

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I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of South Carolina as well as a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from University on Missouri-St. Louis. I am certified to teach by the state of Missouri. Since graduating from UMSL in 2011, I have worked for St. Louis County Special School District as an ABA therapist and teacher's aide. My experience with student teaching and subsequent career as an ABA and aide have allowed me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of students of various ages, from elementary through post-high school. My philosophy of education is that I believe all people are capable of learning. I practice this philosophy by meeting students at their level of educational need and focusing on their individual learning styles and interests, while utilizing a multiple modality approach. The main focuses of my tutoring are English and composition, which, besides being necessary life skills in our society, are subjects I am passionate about. It's a joy to watch students learn to express their thoughts and ideas using organizational strategies. I'm a strong proponent of lifelong learning, and I try to share my enthusiasm with my students, as I believe enthusiasm for learning is the key to educational success, not only in school but beyond into the real world. In my free time I enjoy reading literature and nonfiction, writing, exercising, and composing and playing music.

Josiah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of South Carolina-Columbia - Bachelor in Arts, English

Hobbies

Reading, writing, excercising, playing music

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Writing

9th Grade Writing

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

English

Essay Editing

Expository Writing

High School English

High School Writing

Literature

Other

Persuasive Writing

Phonics

Special Education

Writing