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Lisa Neves W.

Calabasas, CA

$40/hr

Excellence in English!

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I live in Calabasas and work part-time as an English instructor for Santa Monica College. My availability is flexible enough to schedule tutoring hours that can accommodate most students' needs. My belief is that learning and studying don't have to be tedious and boring - they can be fun and interesting. I hear students complain about learning stuff they'll never use in their real lives, so I encourage learning by using real-life examples (from technology, pop culture, social networking, music, etc.) so that they can see how the material really does matter to them.

I would describe my tutoring style as versatile enough to work with a student's particular learning style. My objective as a tutor is to instill optimism (a good attitude is extremely helpful) and encourage confidence by developing competency in the material. These are goals which enable students to become independent thinkers and problem-solvers.

Before instruction, I try to put the student at ease by actively listening to their concerns and assuring them that, by working together, his/her goals will be achieved.

I strive to develop a student's solid competency in English and language arts skills by stressing reading comprehension, effective use of the dictionary, and vocabulary development, just to name a few. I assist students with unfamiliar concepts by "building bridges," or making personal connections to the material.

I also help students hone listening and study skills, learn time management and organizational strategies. I suggest educational websites for independent research and I often review/re-read novels required for class which helps the student study more effectively and efficiently. In other words, I do what it takes to help the student succeed.

I encourage students to make positive choices (study everything a little every day), build confidence by solving problems creatively (brainstorming), and help them learn how to be proactive in "owning" their education (pursuing supplemental work independently).

I've worked in the English Department at Santa Monica College for five years as a writing instructor. For those classes requiring labs, I assist students with a variety of daily assignments, the most important being grammar and punctuation, literature discussions and instruction on each and every aspect of successful essay writing. I also work in the English reading and writing centers, meeting daily with students who need one-on-one tutoring on everything from English basics (comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and composition) to multi-page, literary research papers (MLA format) and university application essays for English 2 and other humanities students transferring to state universities.

In the past, I've had consistent work as a freelance writer for a series of community newspapers in the Bay Area. My articles were published weekly as cover stories or featured articles about local companies, public activities and events, regional news, and business leaders in the community. Prior to that, I had my own weekly newspaper column in New York which generated reader feedback. In college, I was a copy editor and reporter for the campus newspaper, and I also worked in the graduate writing center assisting students from all disciplines with their research papers. This was my very first introduction to tutoring, and it was a great experience.

I have an easy-going, patient personality, love humor and wit, am extremely reliable and enthusiastic about teaching and communicating well with students. Throughout the years I have done a lot of volunteer work in my daughters' schools, but only in those areas which promote and further language arts skills, like library and computer research, writing and journaling, and accelerated reading programs. I believe that a solid command of the English language is the key and the foundation upon which all educational advancement skills are built!

Testimonials

"Lisa Is A Wonderful Tutor!"

- Barry, Burbank, CA on 8/11/14

"Very Helpful!"

- Mariann, Simi Valley, CA on 4/28/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Long Island University, Brookville, NY
English
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Master's

Education

Long Island University, Brookville, NY (English)

University of Nebraska at Omaha (Master's)

Lisa Is A Wonderful Tutor! — Lisa is a wonderful tutor! She has been working with my son, 7 years old, for over a year. I completely attribute his reading abilities to Lisa's patient and caring method of teaching. We originally hired Lisa because my husband and I were concerned about our son's reading and his lack of confidence towards the subject. The decision was cemented when we went to dinner with friends and their son (w ...

— Barry, Burbank, CA on 8/11/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Lisa Neves will travel within 20 miles of Calabasas, CA 91302.


About Lisa Neves

I live in Calabasas and work part-time as an English instructor for Santa Monica College. My availability is flexible enough to schedule tutoring hours that can accommodate most students' needs. My belief is that learning and studying don't have to be tedious and boring - they can be fun and interesting. I hear students complain about learning stuff they'll never use in their real lives, so I encourage learning by using real-life examples (from technology, pop culture, social networking, music, etc.) so that they can see how the material really does matter to them.

I would describe my tutoring style as versatile enough to work with a student's particular learning style. My objective as a tutor is to instill optimism (a good attitude is extremely helpful) and encourage confidence by developing competency in the material. These are goals which enable students to become independent thinkers and problem-solvers.

Before instruction, I try to put the student at ease by actively listening to their concerns and assuring them that, by working together, his/her goals will be achieved.

I strive to develop a student's solid competency in English and language arts skills by stressing reading comprehension, effective use of the dictionary, and vocabulary development, just to name a few. I assist students with unfamiliar concepts by "building bridges," or making personal connections to the material.

I also help students hone listening and study skills, learn time management and organizational strategies. I suggest educational websites for independent research and I often review/re-read novels required for class which helps the student study more effectively and efficiently. In other words, I do what it takes to help the student succeed.

I encourage students to make positive choices (study everything a little every day), build confidence by solving problems creatively (brainstorming), and help them learn how to be proactive in "owning" their education (pursuing supplemental work independently).

I've worked in the English Department at Santa Monica College for five years as a writing instructor. For those classes requiring labs, I assist students with a variety of daily assignments, the most important being grammar and punctuation, literature discussions and instruction on each and every aspect of successful essay writing. I also work in the English reading and writing centers, meeting daily with students who need one-on-one tutoring on everything from English basics (comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and composition) to multi-page, literary research papers (MLA format) and university application essays for English 2 and other humanities students transferring to state universities.

In the past, I've had consistent work as a freelance writer for a series of community newspapers in the Bay Area. My articles were published weekly as cover stories or featured articles about local companies, public activities and events, regional news, and business leaders in the community. Prior to that, I had my own weekly newspaper column in New York which generated reader feedback. In college, I was a copy editor and reporter for the campus newspaper, and I also worked in the graduate writing center assisting students from all disciplines with their research papers. This was my very first introduction to tutoring, and it was a great experience.

I have an easy-going, patient personality, love humor and wit, am extremely reliable and enthusiastic about teaching and communicating well with students. Throughout the years I have done a lot of volunteer work in my daughters' schools, but only in those areas which promote and further language arts skills, like library and computer research, writing and journaling, and accelerated reading programs. I believe that a solid command of the English language is the key and the foundation upon which all educational advancement skills are built!

Testimonials

"Lisa Is A Wonderful Tutor!"

- Barry, Burbank, CA on 8/11/14

"Very Helpful!"

- Mariann, Simi Valley, CA on 4/28/13
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Education

Long Island University, Brookville, NY
English
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Master's

Education

Long Island University, Brookville, NY (English)

University of Nebraska at Omaha (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Calabasas, CA 91302

Lisa Neves’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development, General Computer, 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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