J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. is the only in home tutor with ADHD specializing in students with ADHD. I am the only private in home tutor covering all of Oahu and remotely for the English speaking U.S.A. that wants to be fired! Let me explain....
Why The Unique Combination of Tutoring Services Mr. K?
For in home tutoring services in the 21st century these all come together and help your child better than any single choice service.
I've met a lot of smart students in the classroom who were not able to demonstrate their knowledge of a subject nor sometimes even learn about a subject due to their behavior challenges. I have ADHD myself and have learned to focus and use it. I have students doing well in my classroom challenged by their ADHD because I know how to accommodate and teach them to use their gift of ADHD. I used it myself to become one of the best computer virus removal specialists on Oahu.
My calling to begin offering my unique brand of in home tutoring for behavior problems and poor grades again came about after a very long term substitute teaching assignment to which I agreed. When schools here in Honolulu found out I was a dual certified teacher from another state, I was suddenly in great demand and it's hard to turn down helping kids even when I'm busy with my full time business of in home and onsite computer, tablet,cell phone tutoring, troubleshooting, virus removal and English speaking remote computer support.
My name is Rick Kirkham (James Richard Kirkham), but my students and fellow teachers in the Salt Lake area call me Mr K. My friends call me Rick, feel free to do so.
It's not very often I get a student staying after recess or coming in after he/she eats lunch for extra help when a behavior challenge is not involved. It does happen. In most cases it's to help a B student get an A. Unfortunately my students who require the most extra help often do not come in for extra help. That's where I come in to help you and your child.
Self-Confidence and Study Habits
I will increase your child's self-confidence and his/her ability to find answers and express those answers in a way your child's teacher will like them.
I Want to Get Fired!
My approach is not a band-aid method of improving grades temporarily. After improving your child's study habits and increasing his/her self-confidence I am done. By that time grades have improved PERMANENTLY! I refuse to set myself up for a long-term tutoring job at the expense of your child and you as I've seen other tutors take advantage of situations. I won't do it. I want to get fired by making your child independent!
I've been able to use and focus my ADHD through martial arts training. I can use self-defense training to help your child focus and handle his/her behavior challenge. They didn't have medication or even know what ADHD was back when I was a kid. The discipline and focus I was taught during martial arts training and now teach others helped me to learn to use my ADHD and become one of the best computer virus removal specialists on Oahu.
I don't like bullies. All students have a right to feel safe and comfortable at school, not just here on Oahu, everywhere. This is not always the case. Being bullied could have long term psychological effects on a child. As the author of When bullies Attack- Self-Defense for Kids, I'll teach your child to defend himself/herself against a bully with techniques that will not permanently damage the bully, but will make him or her think twice about bullying your child. Not trying to promote my book here but it has a great story as to the success of my realistic methods of bully-defense training.
BlackBoard, Google Classroom, online assignments, I often spend time tutoring the parents as well as the student in the use of computers for education. Please don't believe your child knows how to do something on the computer because he's/she's young. Young people are simply more confident end computer users. Everyone has a learning curve.
What Subjects Have You Taught Mr. K?
- Multimedia with Apple/Mac computers
- Social Studies
- Bully-Defense and Self-Defense I don't like bullies. All children have a right to feel safe and comfortable at school. I began martial arts training in 1973 at the age of 14.
Before I began long-term substitute teaching math I was the primary sub for several full time teachers. I've even had teachers come in sick after calling me and finding out I wasn't available to substitute teach for them.
What Do You Charge Mr. K?
I charge $95.00 per hour. After the initial visit I will recommend how often I should see your child. Eventually your child and I will work our way to seeing me less and less and I'll finally see him/her after two weeks to check to see if there are any retention challenges. Feel free to refer someone to me I'm usually not with your child for very long.
I Have Two Kids. Do I Need to Pay For Them Separately?
Probably not. I'm used to 25 students in a classroom and believe me each one of them has their special needs and challenges. Two kids are usually not a problem and I've done it before.
Mr K, My Child Needs Help, But Try As I Might I Cannot Afford $95.00 Per Hour
I'm happy to work with you and your family. Just let me know what you're comfortable with I'm sure we can work it out. I'm here to help. Everything will be okay.
Honolulu Hawaii and all of Oahu call or Text me, Rick Kirkham, 808.224.1870 to check my availability.