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Mr. Nelson B.

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"Hey, my name is Nelson and I am originally from the east coast, right around the corner from New York City. I grew up as many inner city kids do, going to school and playing basketball in the playgrounds. I was pretty good at both, so after high school graduation I attended college on a basketball scholarship. I did well in the classroom and on the court, and was voted scholar-athlete of the year more...

"Hey, my name is Nelson and I am originally from the east coast, right around the corner from New York City. I grew up as many inner city kids do, going to school and playing basketball in the playgrounds. I was pretty good at both, so after high school graduation I attended college on a basketball scholarship. I did well in the classroom and on the court, and was voted scholar-athlete of the year during my sophomore year. Unfortunately, I was only able to play three years due to getting injured during a training session going into my senior year. Because I studied and completed all of my assignments, I did well in school and graduated on time with a degree in special education. When I was in college, as a special education major, you had to be trained in all areas of special education (ex. learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, cognitive impairments, physical impairments, and autism. I believe this gave me an advantage over many other special education graduates because I spent semesters actually working in various K-12 schools/settings in each discipline, gaining practical hands-on experience.



After graduation I returned home and taught for two years before accepting a scholarship to Michigan State University where I earned a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. In the years that followed, I had the privilege and unique opportunity to work for Michigan school districts from Detroit, Highland Park, Lansing, Okemos and Ypsilanti. Working in these districts enabled me to gain a greater insight and knowledge base about the student(s) race, culture, motivations, learning modalities, skills, abilities and interests. Along with having a solid grasp of the content I am teaching, and bringing a positive and patient attitude to the classroom, I learned to ALWAYS be prepared, organized, fair, and engaging. I believe that it is also extremely important to actively listen to my students, take time and build sincere relationships with students and appreciate the uniqueness of each child" less...

Details

fee: $45 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Nelson B. is a certified tutor

Central State University, special education

Michigan State University, Masters

Central Michigan University, Other

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Subjects Tutored

Elementary Math - Elementary (K-6th) - Special Needs - ADHD - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Common Core