Hello there! This is JonPaul. I am excited to work with YOU! I have been teaching and providing learning support for nearly 20 years. I am an educator with over 13 years experience working in the classroom, teaching English and Literacy at the secondary level. I hold certifications in Pennsylvania for ELA and SS and in New York State for ELA. I hold a Masters degree in Literacy. I have worked mostly with Middle and High School aged children but I have tutored College, I have coached children and adults with severe disabilities, and have taught Creative Writing with teens for Colgate University in Central NY. Now I am about to embark on a year of teaching Special Education for Philadelphia Schools.
I have three kids. I am an artist. I love biking, jogging, and rigorous training. I practice tai chi and meditation. I live in the bustling city of Philadelphia, PA and have travelled much over the years.
I believe in self improvement through self actualization. I believe that learning happens all of the time, every second. We just need to be aware in the moment as much as possible to notice what we are teaching and how. When someone is ready to learn, there is a teacher. And here I am, excited to work with you and your family!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Holy Family University - Bachelor in Arts, Language Arts Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: SUNY College at Cortland - Master of Science, Reading Teacher Education
Painting, listening to music, spending time with my kids and my partner. I go biking, I jog and enjoy rigorous exercise. I do tai chi and I practice meditation.
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning
ACCUPLACER Language Use
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
COMPASS Writing Skills
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization