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Small group tutor/creativity enrichment available (DC/MD/VA)

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

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11WT3H_DqU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ld3AtKuGxU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHVbxsbECCM

I do some writing for MAKE magazine.

https://makezine.com/2014/06/11/thinking-about-a-maker-conference-center/

and bring stuff to local maker faires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhhHjEoraGI

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.







  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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