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Bryan

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For the past five years, I have taught History and English to eighth and ninth graders. My favorite part of teaching is targeting skills and content that students need and finding fun ways to build that knowledge so that my students can succeed. For example, as an eighth grade English teacher, assessment data showed that my students were struggling with figuring out the meanings of words using context clues. Since a dictionary was not able to be used on the test, I taught kids how to be "word ninjas", using their clues (pre-fixes, suffixes, roots, and context) to slice through difficult vocabulary and determine meaning. They had fun, I had fun, but most of all, they showed huge improvement in this skill and we both felt success. In History, my students enjoy that I find ways to make the content exciting through unforgettable stories. I love to read, so I'm always finding engaging texts for my students. I look forward to working one-on-one with students on writing, reading, history, and test prep!

Bryan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: College of Our Lady of the Elms - Bachelors, Secondary Education/History

Graduate Degree: American International College - Masters, Educational Leadership

Hobbies

Cooking, Traveling, Reading

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

African History

African-American History

History

AP History

AP US History

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

Comparative Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

European History

Geography

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School World History

High School Writing

Homework Support

Literature

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Other

Public Speaking

Reading

Social studies

STAAR Prep

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

US History

World History

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that education is freedom. In my life, as a first generation college graduate, my education has afforded me the ability to live a comfortable life and enjoy a job that I love; teaching. Through education, we can each achieve our dreams!