Scaffolded Tutoring

Scaffolded Tutoring

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2 years in business

About this tutor

      Putting students firstvwhen the school system often does not.  Scaffolded learning makes the education process a success.  When the educator meets the student where that student is in the educational process and provides the the framework, both teacher and student work together toward internalizing and owning the concepts. 

      I have been a public school teacher for 17 years and taught five years in the private setting. Full elementary and secondary certification. Secondary certification is in Biology, Psychology and Health. Certified in Generic Special Education for k-12.  Specialize  in teaching resource Life Science, Earth Science, American History/World History and Hovernment with highly qualified status. 


BA in Psychology U. of Arkansas at Little Rock,Ar. 

Texas Teacher Certification Two Year Certification Prigram at Rice University.

Taught in the Rice University Summer High School Program.  Created and designed courses in Entomology and Psychology. 

MS in Applied Economics at the University if North Texas at Denton, Tx. 

Commpletion of 36 hours Community Service Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas

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Houston, TX 77058
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Establish a relationship of trust.  Listen to the needs of the student and parents. Maintain a flexible open learning environment while adhering to structure and timeliness. Allow the student to question and discuss as they form their concepts.  Help students clear up misconceptions and allow the student to gain confidence in doing tasks for the self. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Rice University RESET Program in Biology and Chemistry. 

Participated in the 2014 Rice University Reseach Experience for Teachers

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Starting where the student is intellectually and scaffolding for understanding. Socratic teaching method is used as student and teacher interact. Use of modeling and then allowing the student to gain confidence in doing the task on their own. 

How did you get started teaching?

Taught in thevRice University Summer High School. Created, designed and taught Entomology and Psychology in the Rice University Summer School.  

Taught in the Austin Independent School Distric

Taught in the Houston Independent Schoolm District

Taught at Mountain Shadows ADHD Academy

Taught at Texas Neuro Rehabilitation School former Brown School

Taugh at Youth Villages of Memphis, Tennessee  History, Economics and Psychology. 

Worked six years at Liberty High School with newcomer English Language Learners and familiar with all ESL teaching methodology. 

Taught in the Lago Vista, Texas Independent School District as a Behavior Soecialist and Resource Teacher.

Conducted TAKS and STAAR Workshops in Buology for High School Testing Pipulation.  

What types of students have you worked with?

Elementary, High School and ESL students up to age 26

ESL New Language Learners

Special Education, Homebound and 18 Plus

Emotionally Disturbed 

Best suited to help Resource Life Science, Earth Science, Biology, Health, Environmental Science and History

Elementary Resourse Math and Science

Five years experience teaching Introductory/Resource Chemistry

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Working with International college bound students for exam preparation in Biology. 

Counseling stiludents to make great scholastic choices and careers. 

Working with students on Web based created projects in Environmental Science. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for an instructor that the student can trust.  A teacher that collaborated with that student and one that motivates a student setting high expectations. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

They should think about using the skills and knowledge that they have as they assimilate and accommodate to create their own cognitive structures with guidance from the teacher.  Past experiences and motivations provide the framework to create form in education! 

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