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Curtis - Prof reading - Belmont
$150/h
1st lesson free!
Pending approval
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Curtis
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Reading
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • English literature
  • ACT prep
  • SAT prep
Levels
  • All Levels

Premium, Fun, Certified M.Ed Tutor: Test Prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT) writing, English, Spanish, math

Methodology

As an instructor, Curtis works to student strengths while developing areas that need improvement; he is a firm believer that every student can learn. A known literature analysis and writing stickler, he works hard to improve skills and ensure college readiness. Curtis's energy and sense of humor make his sessions popular- he portrays academics in a fun light, akin to what he calls the "mental and spiritual gym," where one learns how to learn while maintaining a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Background

With two decades of experience helping students of all levels and backgrounds achieve at the highest levels, Curtis' students consistently achieve at the top of the class. Subject matter students, some beginning sessions in the D range, become consistent "A / A-" students. All test prep students score in the 94th percentile and above, qualifying for the most selective colleges and private secondary schools. Curtis' holistic approach helps students develop confidence and skills as they learn to approach the subject matter on their own terms, considering alternate learning styles, and engaging from a place of genuine interest that fuels a life-long love of learning beyond grades and scores.

Within the first two weeks of his sophomore year at Phillips Academy, Andover, Curtis was one of the few students to pass out of the year-long Competence (in writing) requirement. He then continued to stand out in all the English classes meant for juniors and seniors, often receiving the only A+ in the section. After that, Curtis caught the acting bug in college and graduated with a degree in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. Ultimately, however, he felt the pull towards the greatest show on Earth: education.

When not working in education, Curtis continues to act and is currently penning two screenplays. He also loves tennis, guitar, cooking, travel, and, most of all, making his wife and kids giggle.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $150/h
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $1350
Lessons offered by Curtis
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Reading
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • English literature
  • ACT prep
  • SAT prep
Levels
  • All Levels

Curtis's resume

Curtis Eames
MA teaching licenses: English (grades 5-8 & 8-12), Theatre (all grades); SEI Endorsed

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EXPERIENCE
Founder, Lead Instructor 2018 - present
CurtisE Learning, Boston, MA
β€’ Lead team of licensed teachers and tutors providing superior subject tutoring and admissions support
β€’ Design and teach SAT/ACT Prep curriculum with all students demonstrating improved scores (+ 70% average)
β€’ Tutor grade 7-12 and college-level clients, addressing individual needs and abilities
β€’ Improve student confidence with English, writing across all subjects, Spanish, public speaking

English Teacher 2016 - 2018
Prospect Hill Academy, Cambridge, MA
β€’ Design and teach all 9th grade English classes in an urban school with a focus on college readiness skills
β€’ Advise group of students and implement restorative justice/mediation program
β€’ Collaborate with humanities coordinator and teaching team to create state Common Core standards-aligned, data-driven curriculum

Instructor, Creative Services Manager 2015 - 2016
Quantum Prep, Boston, MA
β€’ Design and teach SAT/ACT Prep classes with all students demonstrating improved scores (+ 62% average)
β€’ Tutor grade 7-12 and college-level clients, addressing individual needs and abilities
β€’ Improve student confidence with English, writing across all subjects, Spanish, public speaking
β€’ Create original SAT Reading and Writing questions testing reading comprehension (vocabulary context, supporting evidence, inferencing) based on excerpts from literature; write company marketing content

English & Theatre Teacher 2007- 2014
Somerville High School, Somerville, MA
β€’ Instruct 10th - 12th grade Standard and Honors English, theatre, and public speaking classes, addressing individual needs and adapting to different learning styles
β€’ Work with the English department to create state Common Core standards-based, data-driven curriculum
β€’ Contribute to improving ELA assessment requirements to 99% met and the elevation of school status from Tier 3 (probationary, below 50% met standard) to Tier 1 (excellent standing, top 25% in state)
β€’ Offices: NEASC Committee, ELA MCAS Coordinator, Drama Club Director, and Newspaper Advisor

Science Teacher 2006 - 2007
Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence, MA
β€’ Lead 7th and 8th grade science instruction, literacy/writing program, and math skills
β€’ Work with the teaching team and parents to address the needs of at-risk students
β€’ Differentiate instruction for English Language Learner (ELL) and Special Education students

Actor (SAG-AFTRA member) 1993 - present
CBS, ABC, FOX, Showtime, Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate, CA, NY, MA, RI
β€’ Perform in television, film, and theater; provide voice characterizations for cartoons and radio shows
β€’ Worked with Denzel Washington, Woody Allen, Gus Van Zandt, David O. Russell, Johhny Depp, Cloris Leachman, Jennifer Lawrence, Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Catherine Bell, Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke, Jeff Fahey, Vince Vaughn, Matthew McConaughey, Meredith Salenger
β€’ Awards: Peabody Award (Brotherhood on Showtime), Martin Scorcese Award (Swallowed, directed by Ollie Blackburn), HBO Best Internet Comedy Series (The Lonely Astronaut produced by Twisted Mojo)



EDUCATION

American International College, Springfield, MA M. Ed., English

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL B.S., Communications
β€’ Performance Studies Major with English concentration
β€’ Worked as Department Research Assistant
β€’ Thaddeus Ray Moulton Memorial Scholarship recipient

William Esper Acting Studio, New York, NY 2 Year Meisner Program

Phillips Academy, Andover, MA Diploma
AP classes: English, Spanish, American History, and BC Calculus

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

SEI Endorsed. Excellent written and spoken communication. Extensive experience in leading and coaching, providing feedback and evaluations, crafting procedural strategies, implementing plans, editing and publishing, and managing simultaneous multi-stage projects. Proven ability to thrive in high-pressure, fast-paced environments. Specifics include:
● Fluent Spanish ● Instruction / Training / Mentoring ● Writing & Publishing ● Producing & Directing ●Team Coordination ● Program Development ● Strong Interpersonal Skills ● Research ● Conflict Resolution ● Data Management

Technical: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), WordPress, SquareSpace, X2 Aspen, Data Warehouse, Edwin

VOLUNTEERING & INTERESTS

philanthropies (MS Society, 350 MA), education and curriculum development, acting (Belmont Dramatic Club), writing, reading, guitar, tennis

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