I work at a small public library in Maryland that is currently closed -- so I have time to help families who are looking for online tutoring/creativity enrichment. My specialty is working with gifted/talented elementary and middle school students. I love to help students develop a love of thinking - via puzzles and riddles. I also love to help with creative writing and 20th century history. I write children's stories and nonfiction reading passages. My reading passages appear in English textbooks in several countries around the world - and are also licensed to the Educational Testing Service - in Princeton, New Jersey. http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/stories.menu.html
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I like logic puzzles of many kinds. My favorites are the Sokoban puzzles (from Japan), some of which I have designed myself -- and the Simple TetraVex puzzles for Android (and the web.)
I also teach screencasting and digital storytelling on Mac, Linux, and Windows (OBS Studio, ScreenFlow, Camtasia Studio, SimpleScreenRecorder.)
You can meet me in these YouTube videos.
I do some writing for MAKE magazine.
and bring stuff to local maker faires.
In my teaching career, I've taught preschool (Rock Creek International School) to graduate school (American University - school of education). I've also been a technology trainer (for teachers) in the Arlington Public Schools.
http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/themanwhogives2.pdf (best viewed in Chrome browser)
Earlier this year, a middle school student told me that I reminded her of Mr. Rogers. I took that as a compliment, although I think myself more as a cross between the Cat in the Hat and Mary Poppins.
I charge $60/hour -- and am available flexibly weekday days, evenings, and weekends for videoconferenced sessions.