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Pamela G.

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Arcadia, CA (91006)

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25 miles
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I have worked in education for over twenty years and am passionate about one-on-one teaching. I love to see the light of understanding dawn in the eyes of my students. I work with all ages from first grade through adulthood and I have references I can offer for review, from past and present students. I would be honored to help you and your family with your tutoring needs. My expertise lies in the following subject areas: English, Writing, Publishing, History, Basic Math, Executive Function Skills, Business, Computer and Word Processing, College Prep and testing such as SAT, ACT, GRE and etc.

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Pamela’s subjects

Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Piano, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Film, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Music:
General Music, Piano
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Geology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, Macintosh, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), QuickBooks
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

American History

American History is vitally important for students to study and understand. The triumphs, mistakes, fears and foibles that have contributed to this great nation's birth, development help us to understand where we stand as a people and how we arrived at this point. History is living and breathing around us and the study of it is exciting and fascinating. I am delighted to assist young scholars in their exploration of the past they are now a part of and help them to see how it can affect and shape our future.

I have a BA in English and Communications, an MFA in Creative Writing, a Masters in Education, and a PhD in Education, Learning Differences.

I have taught one-on-one, children at risk and health home bound/disabled children, ages four to adult for twenty-two years. I worked with Educational Tutoring and Consulting as a tutor, Director of Special Projects and Executive Function Skills expert for six years in Mercer Island, Washington. I taught Creative Writing courses at the University of Washington Extension program for fifteen years and developed the Crafting the Character-based Novel Program for them (a three year MFA program) I have consulted and tutored individually referred students for over twenty years.

I have many personal references that attest to my credentials and abilities if you require them.

Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing is a varied subject involving a variety of computer programs such as Quark, InDesign, Publisher, Photoshop, PageMaker, Power Point and Word Processing programs. I have worked in the publishing industry for over thirty years and am an expert in most aspects of the industry and business. If I student needs help learning one of these programs, or has a project that he/she needs to create, or is interested in publishing his/her written work in physical form or for the web, I can create a program of study to help accomplish these goals.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over twenty years’ experience working with elementary students. My expertise is helping to develop study habits and executive function skills that will serve the child throughout his/her academic career and indeed the rest of his/her life.

I was the Special Projects Director of a small, accredited alternative school, ETC Preparatory Academy, on Mercer Island in Washington State for five years. In that capacity I worked with students at risk, home bound, and students who learn in non-traditional fashion, one on one and in small groups. My concentration was to work on written and oral communication skills, time management, and other executive function skills. In all I worked with over one hundred students, some for several years in a row.

Here in the L.A. area I have several students in the elementary age group. I enjoy helping both ends of the spectrum, the student who is struggling and the student who is advanced and needs additional stimulation.

I hold a double PhD in academic related fields, English and Communications. I am a retired professor, who taught at the university level for over fifteen years. I am also an editor and publishing consultant.

English

I have over twenty years’ experience teaching and mentoring people of all ages from pre-school to adult. My expertise is helping to develop study habits and executive function skills that will serve the student throughout his/her academic career and indeed the rest of his/her life.
English is not only grammar and syntax, but a language that has created great literature, beautiful poetry and communication between individuals for years.

I love to help a student realize the potential in reading and learning from books. I encourage and assist the student to gain confidence in his/her own abilities and interests and to learn to communicate effectively. My goal is to introduce habits for the student to master, so that a tutor is no longer necessary, but that student can move forward with passion and enthusiasm, knowing how to attack any problem that is presented.

I am also an editor and publishing consultant so the written word is vitally important to me. I work with authors all over the world and bring the skills and habits learned from years in the industry to introduce to each student I teach.

I hold a double PhD in academic related fields, English and Communications. I am a retired professor, who taught at the university level for over fifteen years. I am also an editor and publishing consultant.

Piano

I have taken twelve years of piano lessons and have studied improvisation, contemporary, and classical styles. I have taught piano for four years. My expertise is in starting musicians on their exploration of learning to play the piano. I emphasize the basics, hand and wrist position, keyboard, scales, finger exercises and basic music reading. I enjoy making learning to play the piano fun.

Public Speaking

I have been working with authors, presenters and teachers for over twenty years in all types of public speaking. I have been trained in the Dale Carnegie methods and have been a Toastmaster member in several states. Confidence, tips, practice and mentoring are all part of my approach to teaching public speaking. I enjoy working with people who want to develop their skills in the public speaking arena.

I hold a double PhD in academic related fields, English and Communications. I am a retired professor, who taught at the university level for over fifteen years. I am also an editor and publishing consultant.

Study Skills

I have a BA in English and Communications, an MFA in Creative Writing, a Masters in Education, and a PhD in Education, Learning Differences.

I have taught one-on-one, children at risk and health home bound/disabled children, ages four to adult for twenty-two years. I worked with Educational Tutoring and Consulting as a tutor, Director of Special Projects and Executive Function Skills expert for six years in Mercer Island, Washington. I taught Creative Writing courses at the University of Washington Extension program for fifteen years and developed the Crafting the Character-based Novel Program for them (a three year MFA program) I have consulted and tutored individually referred students for over twenty years.

I have many personal references that attest to my credentials and abilities if you require them.

Study skills for all age groups begin with assessing the student’s strengths and weaknesses. In many cases, problems occur when a student feels overwhelmed by the work begin expected of him/her and how to organize things to complete assignments on time and well.

I emphasize executive function skills and assist each individual student in developing strategies for scholastic success that work for him/her. In most cases, once the student learns how to break a task down into manageable steps, no problem is insurmountable for him/her. Good study skills are successful routines (sets of strategies) for approaching school work. They can be grouped into three general categories: materials management, time management, and information/idea management.

These kinds of skills require some practice and not every student catches on or discovers the strategies that work best for him/her immediately. It can be a trial and error process. However, with encouragement to approach life as a scholar, and repeated work on developing strategies to master good study skills, every student can improve and begin to gain the confidence to succeed.

Writing

I have over twenty years’ experience teaching and mentoring people of all ages from pre-school to adult. My expertise is helping to develop study habits and executive function skills that will serve the student throughout his/her academic career.

English is not only grammar and syntax, but a language that has created great literature, beautiful poetry and communication between individuals for years. The ability to write well is a skill that will benefit a person throughout his or her life. Communicating clearly, succinctly and with correct and proper grammar can be taught. From these basic skills, a student's own creativity and imagination can take flight and from there, the possibilities are endless.

I love to help a student realize the potential in writing. I encourage and assist the student to gain confidence in his/her own abilities and interests and to learn to communicate effectively. My goal is to introduce habits for the student to master, so that a tutor is no longer necessary, but that student can move forward with passion and enthusiasm, knowing how to attack any problem that is presented.

I am also an editor and publishing consultant so the written word is vitally important to me. I work with authors all over the world and bring the skills and habits learned from years in the industry to introduce to each student I teach.

I hold a double PhD in academic related fields, English and Communications. I am a retired professor, who taught at the university level for over fifteen years. I am also an editor and publishing consultant.

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Education

SUNY Binghamton (Communications)

University of Washington (PhD)

University of Wisconsin (Master's)

Great Tutor!! Patient, professional, kind. I've always want to find the best tutor for my baby sisters. And lucky me, I got Dr. G. Not mention her kindness and patience, she is really good at tutoring. My baby sisters barely know any English to understand the material, but Dr. G found a way to communicate with them and play with them. I can tell by those laughs that they are not just learning English, but enjoying to learn it as well. The ...

— Renee from Arcadia, CA on 2/9/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Lessons are a minimum of 2 hours each. $60.00 / per hour for 1 - 2 students $75.00 / per hour for 3 - 4 students $100.00 / per hour for 5+ (or negotiated)

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Pamela will travel within 25 miles of Arcadia, CA 91006.

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