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Trevor

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I am a passionate young man with a deep, lifelong interest in education. In high school I was fortunate enough to encounter an extraordinary teacher who went out of his way – indeed, dedicated his entire life – to showing young people the value of real knowledge. His philosophy was this: that a teacher who truly desires to teach, ought to teach up to his or her students, rather than down. What this meant was that a teacher must first of all see the beauty in whatever is being taught, must actually feel it, and must present it to the students as something they will also find beautiful. Because of this, my primary interest in life has been literature and philosophy, and I am myself a dedicated writer. But there is profound significance in every avenue of human thought; it is the teacher’s responsibility to make that significance apparent to the student. This is not to say, of course, that grade point averages or standardized test scores are unimportant. They are very important, and academic excellence is of paramount value in building a happy, successful future. Coupling this imperative with the inherent value of knowledge has, however, meant the difference in my life – and in the lives of my students – between learning as a chore and learning as a passion. I have two years of teaching experience, both abroad. In Oxford, England I worked with high school students in a self-directed, year-long course. We explored, based on their interests and my qualifications, the history of European politics, political philosophy in general, and the complexities of current events. Following that experience, I moved to Spain, where I taught English at Ies Biel Marti, a public secondary school in the Balearic Islands. There I developed not only my pedagogical skills, but also course organization and lesson planning.

Trevor’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Shimer College - Bachelors, Interdisciplinary Humanities

Hobbies

reading, writing fiction, writing poetry

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

3rd Grade Math

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

History

American Literature

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

British Literature

College English

College Geography

College Level American History

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Elementary School Math

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Ethics

Fiction Writing

Geography

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry

Law

Literature

Middle School

Other

Philosophy

Poetry Writing

Political Science

Psychology

Public Speaking

Reading

Shakespeare

Social Sciences

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Vocabulary

World Literature

World Religions

Writing