Quality learning and teaching always begins with a solid goal in mind. Together, we will generate S.M.A.R.T. Goals and track weekly progress toward that goal, and adjust plans as needed. My methods focus primarily on simplification and real-world application. I also assess every student's particular learning style, and adjust lessons accordingly.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri in Columbia. My GPA in English courses was 3.9 and I had a composite ACT score of 31. I was a professional writing tutor at Lone Star College in northwest Houston for over a year, and I am also a certified Texas English Language Arts teacher for grades 6-12. I have been teaching in the classroom for just over 5 years, and I have been tutoring for just over 10.
Please talk to me individually to discuss individual rates. Don't let "sticker shock" scare you away - I can be flexible and arrangements can often be made. I send discounts, coupons, etc. frequently as well. If travelling over 10 miles, a $5-$10 travel fee may apply.
Please cancel at least 8 hours before a session.
University of Missouri, Columbia
Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature
Summer Creek High School, Humble ISD: 08/2015-Present; English Teacher:
-Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
-Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
-Worked in an intervention position first year, raising student passing rate by 40%
-Worked with administrators to develop and update lesson plans and learning programs
Lone Star College-University Park: 10/2015-Present; Writing Tutor:
-Work individually with college level students on a wide range of academic essays
-Participate in and plan for professional development seminars related to tutoring students
-Facilitate a group of ESL students each week for “Talk Time” which consists of conversational discussions in English for students whose native language is not English
Santa Fe Independent School District: 01/2015-08/2015; Substitute Teacher:
-Substitute taught for the spring semester of 2015 ranging from grade levels 7-12
-Worked at a variety of different schools in the district, teaching subjects including English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Credit Recovery
-Successfully managed classroom schedules, lesson planning, and student discipline when necessary
St. Luke’s Hospital at The Vintage: 1/2011-Present; Freelance Writer :
-Writing assignments for hospital’s community newsletters which include general health and feature articles
-Press release assignments for local media featuring hospital services and/or patient feature stories
-Writing assignments for development of hospital’s website content
Teacher of the Year, 2017 & 2018
Mahan Short Story Writing Awards, 2012
Intern of the Year, Region IV - 2016
Helped me with a composition course essay I had to write as a prerequisite. I passed with a 5/5 and don’t have to take an intro class anymore!
Josh has been tutoring our daughter since the beginning of the summer and her improvements are beyond impressive. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about the content. Our daughter just loves her time working with "Mr. B" and he has truly become a little piece of our family as well. You definitely get "bang for your buck" with him as he is always willing to help outside your official hour and doesn't charge if you go over a little.
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