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Bella S.

Tempe, AZ

$50/hr

Patient, experienced multi subject tutor (Columbia Grad)

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Patient, experienced multi subject tutor (Columbia Grad)

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I am a Columbia University graduate with over 13 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I taught English, Spanish and French to 6th-12th graders at the Independent Learning School in San Francisco. While there, I also mentored students and worked with them one-on-one to improve their grades in history, science, and math. I also taught SAT and SSAT Prep to high school and junior high school students at the Katherine Branson School in Marin County. I also taught ESL to adults of all ages from many different countries (including Cambodia, Chile and Japan) with great success.

I've tutored now for over 8 years now with emphasis in English, Writing and Composition, SAT Verbal, SAT Grammar & Essay, SAT Reading, ACT Reading & English, ESL/ESOL and TOEFL prep, Spanish, French, and math (elementary math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra and SAT Prep math). I also am able to do online sessions for students who prefer that.

I specialize in teaching study skills that help students build confidence in their subject, learn test-taking abilities, and overcome their fear in test situations. I believe everyone can be successful, no matter how challenging the subject might be. I have a track record of helping students improve their reading, writing, and grammar so that they can better express themselves to teachers, potential employers, and universities.
I've helped students go from getting Cs and Ds on their tests to an getting an A in as little as 2 or 3 tutoring sessions.

Whatever the grade level or current aptitude of the student, I focus on the specific needs of my students. I have a very personalized approach to tutoring. Above all, I am patient and committed to your child's (or your) success.

I look forward to helping you or your child be successful!

"Accomplished and effective tutor"

- Sanjay, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 1/8/13

"Bella is very patient, relaxed, and had the ability to very quickly understand my daughter's needs and challenges. "

- Wendy, Paradise Valley, AZ on 2/14/15

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Shelly, Santa Monica, CA on 2/25/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology, Nutrition, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
Greek,
Latin,
Spanish,
Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History,
Anthropology, Classics, European History, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History,
Art Theory , Film,
Photography, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, ASVAB,
GED,
GRE, ISEE, PSAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT,
TEAS, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Cooking, Softball, Tennis, Yoga
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
Grammar,
Greek,
Latin,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I am a highly qualified ACT English tutor with many years of experience teaching and tutoring ACT, PSAT, and SAT prep.
I received extensive training in PSAT and SAT prep, and I have worked with junior high school and high school students to improve their scores with great results. In addition, I have taught English to 6th through 12th graders, as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) to learners of all ages.
I really enjoy teaching ACT English, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

ACT Math

I'm a highly skilled ACT Math tutor with over 3 years tutoring ACT and SAT Math. I also taught SAT Math prep classes for over 4 years.

ACT Reading

I am a highly qualified ACT Reading tutor with many years of experience teaching ACT and SAT prep classes.
I received extensive training in ACT and SAT prep, and I have worked with many high school students to improve their scores with great results. In addition, I taught English to high school students at the Independent Learning School in San Francisco.
I've tutored ACT Prep now for over 3 years and it's very gratifying to see my students improve their skills and their scores, and to achieve the success they desire.

ADD/ADHD

I am an experienced tutor who has tutored students with ADD/ADHD with great success. I also taught students with ADD/ADHD at the New Learning School in San Francisco for many years, frequently working with students one-on-one.

I also have a strong educational background with a bachelor's degree from Columbia.

Algebra 1

I am a highly qualified Algebra 1 tutor with over 5 years of experience tutoring Algebra and math with excellent results.

I used to teach 6th-12th graders at the Independent Learning School in San Francisco.
Currently, in addition to tutoring, I substitute teach, frequently teaching Algebra 1 to my students as a sub. I really enjoy teaching Algebra 1 and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for this subject to my students.

American History

I am a highly qualified American History tutor with many years of experience teaching and tutoring.
I used to teach high school students at the Independent Learning School in San Francisco. I have tutored many students successfully in this subject.
I really enjoy tutoring American History, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for this subject to my students.

Art History

I'm a highly qualified Art History tutor with many years of experience teaching and tutoring learners of all ages. I studied Art History at Columbia University and in Paris. I have also studied painting, drawing and photography on the undergraduate level.

I have a degree from Columbia University, and taught high school and junior high students for over 6 years.

I've tutored learners of all ages for over 4 years. I really enjoy tutoring art history and writing, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for this subject to my students.

ASVAB

I'm a highly qualified ASVAB tutor.
A former teacher, I've been tutoring ASVAB (and other test) preparation for over 4 years with great results.
I tailor the tutoring to the areas of the test that my students most need assistance with, whether it be word knowledge, reading comprehension, math skills or science.
I have a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and was a high school teacher for over 6 years.

Basketball

I'm a highly qualified basketball coach and tutor. I played high school basketball and university-level basketball at Columbia University where I studied and was MVP and captain of the team.
I coached basketball at the Independent Learning School in San Francisco.
I enjoy coaching and teaching the fundamentals of the game: dribbling, shooting, and strategies.

Dyslexia

I'm a highly qualified tutor who's worked successfully with a number of students with dyslexia. I have a degree in English and language arts from Columbia University. I taught English and language arts at the Independent Learning School in San Francisco. Many of my students there had learning disabilities, including dyslexia. I was able to achieve great results with dyslexic students. I find it very gratifying to see my students progress and gain skills and confidence in themselves.

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a highly qualified Elementary tutor. I've been tutoring elementary students for over 5 years with excellent results.

In addition to tutoring, I've been substitute teaching K-6th grades for the last two years.
Prior to that, I taught 6th-12th graders at a small, private school where I frequently got to work closely with my students. I really enjoy tutoring this Elementary students.

Elementary Math

I am a highly qualified math tutor with many years of experience tutoring math to learners of all ages. I've been tutoring Elementary Math now for over 5 years with excellent results. Currently, I also substitute teach K-8th grades, frequently teaching math to elementary school students.
I really enjoy tutoring this subject and look forward to conveying my enthusiasm to my students.

English

I am a highly qualified English tutor with many years of experience teaching English to learners of all ages. I have taught English to 6th through 12th graders. The subjects I am qualified to teach include grammar, composition, and literature. I received extensive training in PSAT and SAT prep, and I have worked with junior high school and high school students to improve their scores with great results. In addition, I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to college students and adult learners. I have had the opportunity to work with ESL students from many different countries, including Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Cambodia, Thailand, China, and many more.
I really enjoy teaching English, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

ESL/ESOL

I am a highly qualified ESL tutor with with over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring ESL to learners of all ages. I taught ESL classes to college students and adult learners in California.
I really enjoy tutoring ESL, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

Film

I am a multi-subject tutor who has been tutoring learners of all ages and all skill levels for over 4 years now. I am also a former teacher of English. I studied film history and filmmaking in San Francisco. I currently write screenplays here in L.A.
I love film and I would be happy to help you with this subject.

French

I am a highly qualified French tutor with many years of experience teaching French to 6th through 12th graders. I have a degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and also studied language and literature at the University of Paris. I enjoyed living in France very much and it gave me an excellent grasp of the French language and culture. I really enjoy teaching French, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

GED

I have taught high school for over 5 years. I have also tutored GED and high school students in all high school subjects (math, English, science, social studies) for over 10 years.

German

I studied German at Columbia University where I received a degree in Comparative Literature. I have also had the opportunity to spend time in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I have tutored German for over 5 years now and greatly enjoy sharing my love of this language and culture with students of all levels.

Grammar

I'm a highly qualified grammar tutor.

My degree in literature and language arts from Columbia University gave me an excellent foundation and strong communication skills.

I'm also a former English teacher (to 6th-12th graders) at the Independent Learning School in San Francisco where I frequently had the opportunity to work one-on-one with my students.

I've tutored now for over 4 years and I've had great success tutoring learners of all ages in English grammar and language arts.

The subjects I'm qualified to teach include grammar, composition, and literature.

I really enjoy tutoring grammar! It's very gratifying for me to see my students progress and gain the skills they need to succeed.

Greek

I studied ancient Greek for many years in high school and college. I completed advanced coursework in ancient Greek at Columbia University. I've read many great works in this language, including several books of Homer's Odyssey. I am proficient in reading and translating, and would be happy to help students learn this most interesting language.

Latin

I'm a highly qualified Latin tutor. I studied both Latin and Greek for many years in high school and college (Columbia University), where I read many classics works in Latin (Vergil's "Aeneid", Ovid's "Metamorphoses" and writing of Julius Caesar). I've tutored Latin I and II to middle school and high school students with excellent results. I enjoy teaching and tutoring Latin greatly.

Literature

I'm a highly qualified literature tutor with a strong literature background.
I studied Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
I taught English literature and French literature to high school and junior high school students.
I have tutored literature to learners of all ages with great success!

Phonics

I am a highly qualified phonics tutor. I have a degree in English and language arts from Columbia University. I taught English and language arts to high school and junior high school students. I've tutored phonics, writing, English and language arts to learners of all ages for over 5 years. I really enjoy helping beginning readers decode new written words by sounding them out, and blending the sound-spelling patterns. It's very gratifying for me to see my students progress and learn the skill they need to read and write successfully.

Prealgebra

I'm a highly qualified Prealgebra tutor. I've been tutoring Prealgebra for over 4 years with excellent results. tutoring learners of all ages.

I used to teach 6th-12th graders at a small private school, where I worked closely with students to build their confidence and ensure their success in math. I really enjoy tutoring Prealgebra, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

PSAT

I am a highly qualified PSAT tutor with many years of experience teaching PSAT prep classes at several schools and learning centers. I received extensive training in PSAT and SAT prep, and I have worked with junior high school and high school students to improve their scores with great results.

I have a degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University where I took Latin and Greek and have a strong grasp of roots of words in English that comes in handy when teaching vocabulary and the English portion of the PSAT.

In addition, I have tutored students in math, science and many other subjects.

I really enjoy teaching PSAT prep, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

Reading

I am a highly qualified reading tutor with many years of experience teaching and tutoring reading.
I've been tutoring reading for over 5 years now, in addition to substitute teaching grades K-5.
I taught English to 6th through 12th graders at a small, private school in San Francisco where I worked closely with my students to ensure their success.
I enjoy teaching reading and I love helping my students gain the skills they need to be successful.

SAT Reading

I am a highly qualified SAT reading tutor with many years of experience teaching English and SAT prep to high school students. I received extensive training in PSAT and SAT prep, and I have worked with junior high school and high school students to improve their scores with great results. In addition, I have a degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and I have also studied Latin and
Greek which help with the roots of words and their derivations.

I really enjoy teaching the SAT reading section, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

SAT Writing

I am a highly qualified SAT writing tutor with many years of experience teaching English and SAT prep to high school students. I taught English to 6th through 12th graders, as well as SAT prep to high school students. I received extensive training in PSAT and SAT prep, and I have worked with junior high school and high school students to improve their scores with great results.

I really enjoy teaching SAT prep and writing, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

Spanish

I am a highly qualified Spanish tutor. I've tutored learners of all ages in Spanish with great results.
I studied Comparative Literature at Columbia University and have a background in French, Latin and Greek as well.
I used to teach languages (Spanish and French) to 6th-12th graders at a small, private school in San Francisco, where I worked very closely with my students to ensure their success.
I really enjoy teaching Spanish. I love helping my students gain the skills they need to be successful.

SSAT

I am a highly qualified SSAT tutor with many years of experience teaching SSAT prep to learners of all ages. I have taught SAT prep classes as well as English and languages to 6th through 12th graders. The subjects I am qualified to teach include Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Verbal, and Writing. I received extensive training in SSAT and SAT prep, and I have worked with junior high school and high school students to improve their scores with great results.
I really enjoy teaching SSAT prep, and I hope to convey my enthusiasm for the subject to my students.

Study Skills

I'm a highly qualified study skills tutor.
I have a degree in English and languages from Columbia University.
I love helping my students become more confident and gain the skills they need to be successful.
I've had great success tutoring learning strategies, time management, organizational skills, and general motivation techniques.

TOEFL

I am a highly qualified TOEFL tutor with over 5 years of experience tutoring TOEFL prep. The students I've tutored have improved their English language skills enormously and performed well on all on the TOEFL examination. They all went on to study at U.S. universities.
I really enjoy teaching TOEFL prep, and I look forward to helping more students successfully ace the test and go on to American universities.

Writing

I'm a highly qualified writing tutor with many years of tutoring and teaching experience.

I have a degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

I've tutored and taught learners of all ages. I look forward to working with you or your children or students.

Columbia University
City College of San Francisco
Graduate Coursework

Education

Columbia University

City College of San Francisco (Graduate Coursework)

Accomplished and effective tutor — Bella has been a tremendous resource for our daughter's progress in her Spanish 2 class. Bella is thorough and insightful, able to clearly guide students through varied curricula. In terms of results - our daughter's test scores have improved dramatically: she got over 100% on her last test. Our daughter finds her to be a 'wonderful' tutor and particularly appreciates that Bella tailors workshe ...

— Sanjay, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 1/8/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bella will travel within 30 miles of Tempe, AZ 85282.


About Bella

I am a Columbia University graduate with over 13 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I taught English, Spanish and French to 6th-12th graders at the Independent Learning School in San Francisco. While there, I also mentored students and worked with them one-on-one to improve their grades in history, science, and math. I also taught SAT and SSAT Prep to high school and junior high school students at the Katherine Branson School in Marin County. I also taught ESL to adults of all ages from many different countries (including Cambodia, Chile and Japan) with great success.

I've tutored now for over 8 years now with emphasis in English, Writing and Composition, SAT Verbal, SAT Grammar & Essay, SAT Reading, ACT Reading & English, ESL/ESOL and TOEFL prep, Spanish, French, and math (elementary math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra and SAT Prep math). I also am able to do online sessions for students who prefer that.

I specialize in teaching study skills that help students build confidence in their subject, learn test-taking abilities, and overcome their fear in test situations. I believe everyone can be successful, no matter how challenging the subject might be. I have a track record of helping students improve their reading, writing, and grammar so that they can better express themselves to teachers, potential employers, and universities.
I've helped students go from getting Cs and Ds on their tests to an getting an A in as little as 2 or 3 tutoring sessions.

Whatever the grade level or current aptitude of the student, I focus on the specific needs of my students. I have a very personalized approach to tutoring. Above all, I am patient and committed to your child's (or your) success.

I look forward to helping you or your child be successful!

Testimonials

"Accomplished and effective tutor"

- Sanjay, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 1/8/13

"Bella is very patient, relaxed, and had the ability to very quickly understand my daughter's needs and challenges. "

- Wendy, Paradise Valley, AZ on 2/14/15

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Shelly, Santa Monica, CA on 2/25/13

Education

Columbia University
City College of San Francisco
Graduate Coursework

Education

Columbia University

City College of San Francisco (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Tempe, AZ 85282

Bella’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology, Nutrition, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
Greek,
Latin,
Spanish,
Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History,
Anthropology, Classics, European History, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History,
Art Theory , Film,
Photography, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, ASVAB,
GED,
GRE, ISEE, PSAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT,
TEAS, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Cooking, Softball, Tennis, Yoga
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
Grammar,
Greek,
Latin,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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