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Serene S.

Costa Mesa, CA

$30/hr

Tutor for Spanish, Psychology and More!

Usually responds in about 9 hours

Tutor for Spanish, Psychology and More!

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I am currently a sophomore in college working on my bachelor's degree in Psychology. In high school I was a part of the School of Advanced Studies program where I took four years of Spanish (and tested out of the first two courses in college), a total of five AP classes, and graduated with a GPA higher than a 3.5.

During my freshmen year of college, I worked at a local elementary school for about 10 hours a week. I worked one-on-one with international students to teach them English, I worked with a class of 1st grade students, and helped as needed in a class of 3rd grade students. The staff has asked me to return the following school year and work with their students.

My tutoring methods are always different because everyone learns in different ways. I usually get an idea of what the student is like, how they prefer to study, and we work our way through. I am open to new ideas and methods, so if a student has a preferred way of studying, I can adjust to that. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. I hope to hear from you soon!

Testimonials

"Serene S., "Tutor of the Year!"

- Jacqueline, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/23/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading, Spelling
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I just completed my first year as a student tutor at an elementary school in Costa Mesa. I worked with a class of 1st graders and a class of 3rd graders for about 10 hours a week. I also worked one on one with international students who were learning to speak English. The faculty members have requested that I return for the following school year.

Elementary Math

I just completed my first year working as a student tutor at a local elementary school in Orange County. I worked with 1st and 3rd grade students in all areas, but more so with the 3rd graders in the area of mathematics. I worked one on one with the students to help them understand the concepts being taught.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I took a semester of Microsoft PowerPoint in which I learned how to use all areas of PowerPoint (including adding pictures, animations, transitions, etc...), took practice tests on what I learned, and ended the class by making a PowerPoint and presenting it to the class. I received an A in the class as well as a certificate for evidence.

Psychology

I am currently a sophomore in college working towards a BA degree in psychology. I have taken general psychology, developmental psychology, research writing for psychology majors, and I will be taking abnormal psychology this upcoming fall. I received an A- or above in all of the classes.

Spanish

I am currently a sophomore in college, but I took 4 years of Spanish while I was in high school. This included taking Spanish 1 all the way to AP Spanish. Once I got to the end of my freshmen year in college, I decided I wanted to continue in my pursuit of learning the language. I took a 100 question entrance exam, in which I only got 4 wrong and which allowed me to test out of Beginners Spanish 1 and 2. This upcoming fall I will begin my Intermediate Spanish class and continue learning the language.

Writing

I have taken years and years of honors courses in English and so far in college I have taken Persuasive Writing and Research Writing, both in which I received a grade of an A. I am available to help with grammar and structure. In regards with research, I am available to help with research papers, Literature Reviews and APA formatting.

Vanguard University

Education

Vanguard University

Serene S., "Tutor of the Year!" — WyzAnt, I would like to thank you for your service and, what is more important, congratulate you on selecting Serene S, as one of your recommended tutors! As I stared blankly at the instructions for my final Psych 1 term paper, my heart began to sink as I realized I was well over my head! I knew my GPA was on the line (I needed this grade to remain on the Deans List) as I desperately registered ...

— Jacqueline, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/23/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Serene will travel within 20 miles of Costa Mesa, CA 92626.


About Serene

I am currently a sophomore in college working on my bachelor's degree in Psychology. In high school I was a part of the School of Advanced Studies program where I took four years of Spanish (and tested out of the first two courses in college), a total of five AP classes, and graduated with a GPA higher than a 3.5.

During my freshmen year of college, I worked at a local elementary school for about 10 hours a week. I worked one-on-one with international students to teach them English, I worked with a class of 1st grade students, and helped as needed in a class of 3rd grade students. The staff has asked me to return the following school year and work with their students.

My tutoring methods are always different because everyone learns in different ways. I usually get an idea of what the student is like, how they prefer to study, and we work our way through. I am open to new ideas and methods, so if a student has a preferred way of studying, I can adjust to that. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. I hope to hear from you soon!

Testimonials

"Serene S., "Tutor of the Year!"

- Jacqueline, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/23/13
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Education

Vanguard University

Education

Vanguard University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Serene’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading, Spelling
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, 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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