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Mr. Michael S.

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"Hi, my name's Mike! I was a substitute paraeducator for many of the districts in the Portland metro area for six years before I stopped due to COVID. I mostly worked with autistic students and students with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities, but I worked supporting abled and neurotypical students as well. While subbing, I got a chance to work with students with many different more...

"Hi, my name's Mike! I was a substitute paraeducator for many of the districts in the Portland metro area for six years before I stopped due to COVID. I mostly worked with autistic students and students with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities, but I worked supporting abled and neurotypical students as well. While subbing, I got a chance to work with students with many different learning styles and challenges. It was so much fun being able to develop those relationships with students and parents.

I got a perfect score on the Praxis paraprofessional exam, as well as a Platinum/perfect score on the WorkKeys/National Career Readiness Certificate exam. These certificates are required by the districts to work as a paraeducator; with them I am considered "highly qualified" to work in any classified position.

I can tutor in most any elementary level topic, including reading, math, and writing. I also feel confident tutoring in basic computer skills, as I taught classes at my public library on computer literacy topics such as email, web browsing, windows 10, search engines, etc.

I try to be pretty forgiving in my policies, but I do need several hours of notice (like at least 4 at the very minimum) prior to cancelling an in-person tutoring appointment. This is simply because I take the bus and wouldn't want to be already on my way to you on the bus only to have to turn around and go home. For online appointments I really only need 2 hours' notice. I charge $30/hr for both online and in person tutoring, but if you live far away and I have to come to you on the bus I charge a $5 hourly transportation differential to cover the cost of bus fare. For example, if you live in Washington State, or Canby, or Yamhill County, I would have to pay extra bus fare on top of what my transit pass covers, so the differential covers that.

I'm an open book, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! I look forward to hearing from you." less...

Details

fee: $30 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 25 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Portland, OR 97201

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - General Computer - Microsoft Word - Phonics - Reading - Study Skills - Writing - English - ESL/ESOL - Proofreading - Elementary Math - Elementary Science - Microsoft Windows