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Mr. Don A.

specializes in Humanities: English, History, Classics, Music · male

"I am a mature professional educator with teaching/tutoring experience at all academic levels ranging from Kindergarten through graduate school. I have a doctorate from a major university as well as more than twenty years of teaching experience. I have teacher certificates in Washington, West Virginia, and Illinois as well as pending certification in Kentucky. I have taught both traditional classes (ranging more...

"I am a mature professional educator with teaching/tutoring experience at all academic levels ranging from Kindergarten through graduate school. I have a doctorate from a major university as well as more than twenty years of teaching experience. I have teacher certificates in Washington, West Virginia, and Illinois as well as pending certification in Kentucky. I have taught both traditional classes (ranging in size from 10 to 100) as well as private studio teaching, one-on-one tutoring and private tutoring in the language lab for ESL students.) I was voted "Teacher of the Year" at Mill Creek elementary (WV) in 1998. This should adequately speak to my qualifications.


As for areas of expertise, my academic training is both broad and deep including a wide diversity of subjects in the Humanities. This would include Philosophy and Theology, Classics, Music, Language Arts and Literature, Drama, and History. (The class which I have most enjoyed teaching was a course entitled "Western Civilization in the Arts" in a private college. It integrated all of the above subjects into a year long course and showed the relationships between all of them and their impact on the development of civilization from ancient Egypt to the present.)


Favorite teaching moment: At Mill Creek School there was a young student who was learning impaired and the class understood his problems. One day I was able to use guided questioning to elicit from him a correct answer to a series of questions. The whole class cheered for him. It made my day.


Teaching style is dictated by the learning styles of the student. I will vary techniques and approaches to meet those needs. (For example, when assisting my 12 year old son with his math, I don't just see to it that he gets the right answer, I make sure he understands the process of how to get the right answer. I take him step by step through the process questioning him each step of the way to be sure he understands what he has just learned.) Furthermore, I want students to be able to integrat" less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Don A. is a certified tutor

Seattle University, undergrad

University of Washington, PhD

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Subjects Tutored

American History - Grammar - Music Theory - Writing - English - Literature - World History - SAT Writing - ACT Reading - ACT English - General Music