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Joe

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Greetings to all future scholars...

I have been in Higher Education for over 6 years now and have been privately tutoring Elementary School, Middle School, and High School students on a one-to-one basis for over 10 years now, with overwhelming success. There isn't any student that I cannot reach for any discipline under the umbrella of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences or that I cannot teach on any academic level. I have almost two master's degrees (one in World Civilizations and the other in Political Science with a concentration in Classical Political Theory and the American Enlightenment), I am a twice published author and an avid reader and writer. If it's anything else other than MATHEMATICS - YOU'RE GOING to EXCEL and MAKE the "A" GRADE!!!

Joe’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Kean University - Bachelors, History/ Political Science

Graduate Degree: William Paterson University of New Jersey - Masters, History - World Civilization

Hobbies

Collect and deals with art from Tibet and Nepal, avid reader, writer, and published poet

Tutoring Subjects

African-American History

History

Ancient and Medieval Heritage

AP World History

Art History

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

Essay Editing

European History

Geography

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School World History

Latin America History

Philosophy

Political Science

Public Speaking

Social Sciences

Social studies

US History

World History

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

No matter who you are or what you think you may or may not be capable of, I will show you that you are capable of building monuments in the realm of academia!!!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Establish the trust and confidence necessary to prove the student's academic merit to him or herself.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching self-study strategies and how to implement time management skills when studying, in addition to the environment needed for a successful study session when alone.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Confidence building is inherently continuous during time spent with the student.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Be patient and try a different approach. It always works.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Breaking down each paragraph into each individual sentence to cultivate a more simplistic approach.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Confidence building, study techniques, and repetition of the material being presented.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Dialogue is the key to conveying interest. Approach each discipline as if it were your greatest strength even if it's seemingly your greatest weakness.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

A clear and concise format of the most difficult subject matter to prove everything is easily digestible.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By both telling and showing that through their efforts they are capable of great things.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Isolate both the strengths and weaknesses, and improve on weaknesses while fortifying the strengths.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Although each student is different, education is constant. Strengths and weaknesses are assessed, and how and what to improve upon is engineered from the first meeting.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I have a vast library, maps, and educational tools (i.e. visuals and auditory) that improve the student's learning aptitude.