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Luis P.

Culver City, CA

$48/hr

Luis Perez-Venegas, Ed.D

Background check passed as of 9/27/10
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Luis Perez-Venegas, Ed.D

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Whether your goal is to improve your basic academic skills, earn a technology certification, score well on a standardized test (such as the ACT) or receive in-depth, advanced instruction in one of the subjects I specialize in (English Language Arts, American Studies, Political Theory, Government, World and U.S. History), you will find me to be a humane, challenging, and effective academic coach.

I served in the U.S. Air Force and took a B.A. in Humanities (History concentration with Philosophy and Literature as supporting fields).

In graduate school I tutored English Composition students; taught Phonology and Listening in the Program in American Language Studies (for foreign business people); and taught at Rutgers College and the College of Saint Elizabeth (Convent Station, N.J.).

Since 1999 I’ve worked as a Web Site Analyst and technology mentor to undergraduates. From 2005 onward I’ve tutored middle school students in English Language Arts.


IT CERTIFICATIONS:
1. Microsoft Certified Professional
2. CompTIA certificates: A+ and Security+

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, 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.

Bible Studies

SPECIAL BIBLE STUDIES TUTORIAL FORMAT

As in the traditional Oxford/Cambridge tutorials, these will meet once per week (90 minutes each time) and consist of collaborative analysis and group discussion, not detailed instruction by the tutor.

Any serious scholar is welcome to join in what I expect will be a lively, friendly, and intellectually honest exchange of ideas. I approach the Bible from the theological perspective of a Reformed Protestant; however, all serious students are welcome even those who approach the Bible as world literature, and not as a sacred text.

Writing

In my WRITING TUTORIALS, I help students gain expertise in writing coherent and focused texts that convey a well-defined perspective and tightly reasoned argument. My strategy is to work with students through the various stages of the writing process.

Depending on a student's interests, and focusing on the area or areas they are weakest in, we work on just two or three of the areas listed below, instead of trying to cover the entire range of issue related to organization and focus in writing.

My students learn to. . .

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of discourse (e.g., purpose, speaker, audience, form) when completing narrative, expository, persuasive, or descriptive writing assignments.
2. Use point of view, characterization, style (e.g., use of irony), and related elements for specific rhetorical and aesthetic purposes.
3. Structure ideas and arguments in a sustained, persuasive, and sophisticated way and support them with precise and relevant examples.
4. Enhance meaning by employing rhetorical devices, including the extended use of parallelism, repetition, and analogy; the incorporation of visual aids (e.g., graphs, tables, pictures); and the issuance of a call for action.
5. Use language in natural, fresh, and vivid ways to establish a specific tone.
6. Use systematic strategies to organize and record information (e.g., anecdotal scripting, annotated bibliographies).
7. Revise text to highlight the individual voice, improve sentence variety and style, and enhance subtlety of meaning and tone in ways that are consistent with the purpose, audience, and genre.

Luis’s Resources

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This blog concerns the OT writing prophets who wrote just prior to the first captivities and deportations (first by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians). I'm interested in discussing many things with others who may share or not share my views; to begin, would anyone care to comment on the sequence and approximate dates of the ministries of Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah... read more

SAMPLE LESSON: Basic Math: Least Common Multiple and Denominator Students find the least common multiple (LCM) and least common denominator (LCD) of two and three numbers. Definition of Term LEAST COMMON MULTIPLE: The least common multiple of two or more numbers is the smallest number (excluding zero) that is a multiple of all of them. Example: Find the LCM of 6 and 8 The... read more

Some students in 4th grade who can do multiplication problems involving one-digit multipliers get stuck when they encounter others involving two-digit or three-digit numbers multiplied by a one or two-digit multiplier. I've found that by first giving students problems that require no regrouping and going over all the basic steps helps. Then I give them problems that require simple regrouping... read more

Biola University
Humanities
Rutgers University
Master's
Rutgars University
EdD

Education

Biola University (Humanities)

Rutgers University (Master's)

Rutgars University (EdD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $48.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Luis will travel within 25 miles of Culver City, CA 90232.


About Luis

Whether your goal is to improve your basic academic skills, earn a technology certification, score well on a standardized test (such as the ACT) or receive in-depth, advanced instruction in one of the subjects I specialize in (English Language Arts, American Studies, Political Theory, Government, World and U.S. History), you will find me to be a humane, challenging, and effective academic coach.

I served in the U.S. Air Force and took a B.A. in Humanities (History concentration with Philosophy and Literature as supporting fields).

In graduate school I tutored English Composition students; taught Phonology and Listening in the Program in American Language Studies (for foreign business people); and taught at Rutgers College and the College of Saint Elizabeth (Convent Station, N.J.).

Since 1999 I’ve worked as a Web Site Analyst and technology mentor to undergraduates. From 2005 onward I’ve tutored middle school students in English Language Arts.


IT CERTIFICATIONS:
1. Microsoft Certified Professional
2. CompTIA certificates: A+ and Security+

Education

Biola University
Humanities
Rutgers University
Master's
Rutgars University
EdD

Education

Biola University (Humanities)

Rutgers University (Master's)

Rutgars University (EdD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Culver City, CA 90232

Luis’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, 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.


Luis’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Luis. View all of Luis’s resources

This blog concerns the OT writing prophets who wrote just prior to the first captivities and deportations (first by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians). I'm interested in discussing many things with others who may share or not share my views; to begin, would anyone care to comment on the sequence and approximate dates of the ministries of Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah... read more

SAMPLE LESSON: Basic Math: Least Common Multiple and Denominator Students find the least common multiple (LCM) and least common denominator (LCD) of two and three numbers. Definition of Term LEAST COMMON MULTIPLE: The least common multiple of two or more numbers is the smallest number (excluding zero) that is a multiple of all of them. Example: Find the LCM of 6 and 8 The... read more

Some students in 4th grade who can do multiplication problems involving one-digit multipliers get stuck when they encounter others involving two-digit or three-digit numbers multiplied by a one or two-digit multiplier. I've found that by first giving students problems that require no regrouping and going over all the basic steps helps. Then I give them problems that require simple regrouping... read more


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