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Brendan

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I have over eight years of experience in education during which time I have worked with students of all ages and ability levels. I currently work for Fairfax County Public Schools as a Special Education Teacher. Prior to that, I worked for a nonprofit organization in New York City which provided education to low-income adult students who were preparing for the high school equivalency exam. I began my career in education as a Health and Physical Education Teacher in the Bronx, NY. Brendan has also taught and tutored high school aged students in test prep at Lehman College of the City University of New York. I graduated from Hofstra University in 2007 with a master's degree in Physical Education and earned a B.S. in Sociology from St. John's University in 1996.

Brendan has a very relaxed, patient demeanor while at the same time keeping the bar set high for his students and for himself. He is relentlessly positive and always is focused on keeping students encouraged and believing in themselves. Brendan's former students speak fondly of his ability to break down challenging topics and present them in a simple, easy-to-understand way. My favorite subject to tutor is math because there are so many different ways to approach problems and because each topic is sure to have a connection to things a student has learned previously. I enjoy assisting my students in finding the method with which they are most comfortable.

In his spare time, I enjoy physical fitness, reading, and spending time outdoors. At the 2014 USA Masters National Indoor Track & Field Championships, I took home a silver medal in the Shot Put and a bronze medal in the Triple Jump.

Brendan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: St. John's University - Bachelor of Science, Sociology

Graduate Degree: Hofstra University - Master of Science, Physical Education

Hobbies

reading, exercising, being outdoors

Tutoring Subjects

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

Algebra

Arithmetic

Art

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

GED Prep

Geometry

Handwriting

High School English

HSPT Prep

HSPT Language Skills Prep

HSPT Math Prep

HSPT Quantitative Prep

HSPT Reading Prep

HSPT Verbal Prep

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE- Upper Level

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Pre-Algebra

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

Test Prep