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Sophia N.

Alameda, CA

$95/hr

Fun and Creative Teacher

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I am a fun, friendly and creative teacher with over 18 years experience teaching students from K-16. I have a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley and a Masters degree in Education from UCLA. I am fluent in conversational Mandarin.

I have been both a private tutor (18 years) and a classroom teacher (4 years). I have decided to return to tutoring because being able to motivate and teach individual students is my passion. I have experience helping students with learning challenges. I have experience with students with ADD, Dyslexia and Aspergers. I believe that learning should be fun and strive to make my lessons multi-sensory and memorable. Everyone deserves to feel success in school.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, COOP/HSPT, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 9 years of experience teaching elementary school students all subjects. I wrote and implemented math curriculum for a elementary tutorial program and have been a elementary school classroom teacher specializing in social studies and literature.

ESL/ESOL

I have over 10 years experience teaching English Language Learners. I have helped many international students and business professionals how to master the English language. The lessons I teach include: Vocabulary and Grammar, Conversational English, American Culture, Writing, Interview skills, Resume and Cover Letter preparation, Accent Reduction and TOEFL test preparation.

I am a child of immigrants, so I know how hard it is to find time to learn and master the English language. I believe that an ESL teacher should be fun and patient.

Public Speaking

I enjoy helping others overcome their fear of public speaking. I was a competitive speaker for many years and I have a multitude of strategies I can share to help people master the art of speaking in public. Whether it is for a simple school assignment or important work presentation, I can guide my students toward giving clear, concise, informative and often entertaining speeches.

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to my students for many years. As a classroom teacher, I would dedicate a good portion of my time teaching my students how to study, organize their materials, and use their time effectively to complete assignments and prepare for quizzes and tests. I found that many time students just needed a little guidance on how to take good notes, create flashcards and other study strategies in order to master the material.

UC Berkeley
UCLA
Master's

Education

UC Berkeley

UCLA (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $95.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sophia will travel within 5 miles of Alameda, CA 94501.


About Sophia

I am a fun, friendly and creative teacher with over 18 years experience teaching students from K-16. I have a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley and a Masters degree in Education from UCLA. I am fluent in conversational Mandarin.

I have been both a private tutor (18 years) and a classroom teacher (4 years). I have decided to return to tutoring because being able to motivate and teach individual students is my passion. I have experience helping students with learning challenges. I have experience with students with ADD, Dyslexia and Aspergers. I believe that learning should be fun and strive to make my lessons multi-sensory and memorable. Everyone deserves to feel success in school.

Education

UC Berkeley
UCLA
Master's

Education

UC Berkeley

UCLA (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Alameda, CA 94501

Sophia’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, COOP/HSPT, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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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