Professional Tutoring, Training, Instruction and Consulting - Serving Ormond Beach and surrounding areas

At 1UP Teaching, we offer instructional assistance in Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange and surrounding areas, including:

  • Tutoring
  • Teacher/Faculty Instruction
  • School and Business Consulting
  • Homeschooling Guidance For Parents
  • Proprietary Career Success Courses

“Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats

Essentials of Effective

Effective teaching involves a combination of skills, techniques, and strategies that enable educators to engage students, facilitate learning, and promote academic success. Here are some (certainly not all) of the essentials of effective teaching:

  • Knowledge of subject matter: Effective teachers must have a strong understanding of the subject they are teaching, as well as the ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts in a way that is accessible to students.
  • Clear learning objectives: Teachers should clearly communicate their learning objectives to students, outlining what students should be able to do or know by the end of the course or lesson.
  • Classroom management: Effective teachers must be able to manage their classrooms and create a positive learning environment that fosters engagement and cooperation among students.
  • Differentiated instruction: Teachers should be able to differentiate their instruction to meet the diverse needs of students with varying levels of ability, interests, and learning styles.
  • Active learning: Effective teachers use a variety of teaching methods and techniques to engage students and promote active learning, such as group discussions, problem-solving activities, and hands-on projects.
  • Assessment and feedback: Teachers should regularly assess student learning and provide feedback to students to help them improve their understanding and performance.
  • Communication and collaboration: Effective teachers communicate regularly with students, parents, and colleagues to build strong relationships and create a supportive learning community.
  • Continuous professional development: Effective teachers are committed to ongoing learning and professional development, staying up-to-date.

I have found my teaching to be much more effective when I realized that my objective should be to assist learning rather than to share my knowledge. This understanding shifted my teaching focus from “covering the material” to UN-covering the material, and strongly encouraged active participation in learning.

Essentials of Effective

There are several essentials of effective learning that can help you maximize your learning potential:

  • Motivation: You need to have a strong motivation to learn, whether it's because you're interested in the topic, you need to acquire a new skill, or you want to achieve a specific goal.
  • Focus: You should be able to concentrate on the task at hand and avoid distractions. This means creating a conducive learning environment and setting aside time specifically for learning.
  • Active engagement: Learning is not a passive process. You need to actively engage with the material, whether it's through taking notes, asking questions, or participating in discussions.
  • Practice: Learning is a skill that requires practice. You need to put what you've learned into practice to reinforce your understanding and develop mastery.
  • Feedback: You need feedback to know whether you're on the right track or need to make adjustments. This can come from instructors, peers, or self-reflection.
  • Repetition: Repetition is key to learning and memory. You need to revisit the material multiple times, whether it's through reviewing notes, practicing exercises, or taking quizzes.
  • Personalization: Learning is a personal process, and everyone learns differently. You need to tailor your learning approach to your individual learning style and preferences.

By incorporating these essentials into your learning routine, you can optimize your learning and achieve your goals.


"Doug Black, with 1UP Teaching, has been working with my daughter on her math. She was struggling to understand how to complete her homework each night and was scoring low on her quizzes and tests. I am so grateful for Doug's guidance. After only a few sessions, she has developed more confidence in her Math skills and has made perfect scores on her last few quizzes. Doug has given her just the boost she needed to get through the 3rd quarter of 6th grade and we will continue to call on him to help out! He comes highly recommended!" - Sunnyie R. "Proud Momma"

"Mr. Black is the most genuine and memorable teacher that I have had. He captured my attention and engaged me in learning. With his witty humor and enthusiasm for teaching I looked forward to going to school every day. He made each student feel appreciated and unique. I wanted to do my best and make him proud." - Travis T.

"Mr. Black is an all around great teacher, mentor and friend. I know I would never have achieved all I have without him." - Alisa M.

“Mr. Black, you will always be one of my favorite teachers. Your lessons never stopped teaching me. You taught me that math was like a puzzle and could be fun. That it wasn’t that I didn’t understand but that I needed to find the right way to understand it, for me. I still use this way of thinking while helping my own kids and supporting students in the classroom as a Special Educational Aide. Your great teaching will carry on for generations. Thank you for helping me find my love and confidence for learning.” - Tawhnee D.