I am John Dacey, a veteran public school teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. As a special education teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of students successfully in a number of academic subjects. However, my specialty is math. I know the Middle School Math, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II curricula extremely well. I have also worked with tutoring college students taking a remedial math class. I have helped many reluctant, struggling math students gain confidence, raise grades, and achieve success on standardized math tests. I am also skilled at challenging and motivating advanced learners.
I am serious about helping students gain and retain new skills, but I also believe in making learning fun. Whether we approach learning through games, challenges, or through a straight-ahead business approach, you will be strongly involved in the learning process, and will return to your classroom confident in your abilities to excel.
If you're looking for tutoring in other subjects, I can be especially helpful in developing your writing and grammar skills. I have taught U.S. History and English and can help with those subjects, as well.
Whether you're the strongest student in the class, or struggling just to stay afloat, I can help build your skills so that you can maximize your potential.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Rhode Island - Bachelors, Elementary Education
Graduate Degree: Ohio State University-Main Campus - Masters, Special Education
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