Maurice Samuel

Maurice S.

Phoenix, AZ

About Maurice S.

Background check: Last verified 03/10/2016
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Maurice teaches: Ages 5 to 30
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1987
Last sign in: Yesterday


I taught special education in private schools for over 20 years, and then worked in the insurance industry for a few years before earning my teaching certificate and returning to teaching in the last 3 years.

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How I teach a struggling writer to improve.



Mar 2013 - Present
Private Tutor

I have tutored a wide variety of students in subjects from reading and math to chemistry and biology, and study skills.


Feb 2013 - Present

I have tutored students in math, economics, insurance, and finance, to name a few.

Special educator

Aug 2013 - Mar 2014
Peoria Unified School District

Taught Math and Language Arts to students in grades 5-8

Special educator

Aug 2012 - May 2013
Agua Fria Unified High School District

Taught math courses to students in grades 9-12.

Substitute teacher

Sep 2011 - May 2012
Cartwright, Creighton, and Paradise Valley School Districts

Substituted in all grades from Kindergarten to 12th, in almost all subjects (excluding art and music).

Special educator

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
International Community School

Taught math and reading to special education students in 3rd and 4th grade.

Special educator

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005
Torah Day School of Atlanta

Taught Special Education classes in all subjects to students in grades 6-8.

Special educator

Sep 2003 - May 2004
Eshkol Academy

Taught students in grades 9-12.

Special education coordinator

Sep 1998 - Jun 2003
Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis

Taught special education students in grades 1-8 in all subjects.

Special educator

Sep 1994 - Jun 1998

Taught special education students in grades 1-10 in all subjects.


Master of Science in Special Education

Sep 1986 - Jul 1988
Johns Hopkins University


AZ Teaching Certificate with Math and Reading endorsements

Dec 2014
AZ Dept of Education

AZ Cross-categorical special education teaching certificate with endorsements to teach math and reading.

Cross Categorical Special Education

Jun 2012
AZ Dept of Education

AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card+

Nov 2011
AZ State Dept of Public Safety

Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card certifying no criminal records for the holder.

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12 Reviews on Maurice S.

Colin M. Oct 24, 2016
Hebrew · In studio
Verified Student
Maurice is a blessing to my life and an answer to my prayers. If you are serious about learning Hebrew this man is the man to see. He is on time, good natured, and patient. His teaching method gives quick results.
Kim Swenson Aug 6, 2015
Math · In home
Verified Student
I am in my second year of homeschooling and had prayed specifically for a male teacher to come alongside us and assist in our homeschooling adventure. Although my son, who is six, is not having any difficulties at the moment, homeschooling is still new to me and I was hoping I could find someone who would keep us accountable and help fill in any gaps in my son's schooling. We have found Maurice to be just what we needed. He is engaging and encouraging and has been helpful in sharing strategies and teaching techniques that foster comprehensive learning and not merely memorization.
Melissa S. May 17, 2015
Reading · In home
My son has had tutors in the past, and they simply read with him, which is not what he needed. Maurice actually is teaching him in a way he can understand, and is very patient. My son is no longer on his IEP and is grade-level, thanks to Maurice.
My 2. May 7, 2015
Hebrew · In home
Verified Student
We enjoyed meeting Maurice today. He is a fun and energetic teacher and we look forward to working with him more.
Patty O. Apr 23, 2015
Elementary Math · In studio
I taught with Maurice and he has a way of explaining things that is clear and concise, very easy to understand. Not only can he deconstruct the most difficult ideas into easy to learn parts, he can do it in multiple ways for any kind of learner. I strongly recommend him.
Shannon D. Apr 23, 2015
Math · In home
AMAZING! If I were to choose 1 word to describe Maurice's skill, talent & patience it would be AMAZING! My son has struggled academically for years & we have tried many other tutors with no improvement. Maurice came into our lives & my son went from D's & F's to consistently maintaining A's, B's & C's. We couldn't be happier & more proud of all the progress made. Maurice is always welcome in our home & with 2 younger daughters in grade school he'll be part of the family by the time were done with tutoring!
Albert B. Apr 19, 2015
Physical Science · In home
Many tutors are competent and knowledgeable in their subjects, some are also very good teachers as well. However, very few tutors are innovative in their teaching approach. Maurice is just that. He talked to my son and figured out not only what my son does not know, but even more importantly, what his learning style is and the best customized way to deliver missing knowledge to him. Maurice went outside the subject matter and used learning games and tricks to efficiently deliver the info to make sure my son also retained that knowledge. No one has unlimited time and resources; it is very important to me that they are used wisely and efficiently. Thank you, Maurice, for helping us.
Eli S. Apr 18, 2015
Algebra · In home
My son was having some difficulty with some concepts in Algebra. Maurice
sat down with him and quickly found a way to explain them clearly and in
a way that allowed my son to remember them easily. He was patient,
understanding, and engaging. I would definitely use him again.
David Z. Apr 17, 2015
Hebrew · In home
Maurice sat down with my son and evaluated his learning style--then came up with a learning plan that kept him engaged and helped him make fast progress.
Lisa L. Apr 16, 2015
Algebra · In home
Verified Student
Maurice is very patient and cares for the students. He is very knowledgeable and has great techniques for helping students retain the information. He is a wonderful tutor!
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