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Billy

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I am a Special Education teacher who has 5 years of experience teaching in K-12 settings. My expertise is working with students individual learning styles and adapting my tutoring to their needs. In the last three years, I have worked at an incredibly high achieving high school named KIPP King Collegiate. KIPP King Collegiate was ranked #11 in California according to US News World Report and in the top 100 high schools in the country. I've volunteered to lead SAT and ACT Saturday schools and had the pleasure of seeing some of the students I worked with get into top universities like Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Wellesley.

Billy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelors, Political Science and Government

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2010

SAT Math: 620

SAT Verbal: 640

SAT Writing: 760

Hobbies

Running

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that every child is capable of achieving mastery if they have the motivation. Everyone learns and processes in their own ways and I encourage every student to find out what works best for them.

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

I might give the student a diagnostic test to assess where their skill level is. This will drive my instruction to focus on areas of growth in future sessions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can start my tutoring sessions by setting short-term and long-term goals. In each session, we will do benchmark checks, but as the student gets closer to the test, I will start to descaffold the support