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Hello, parents and students. My name is Eric, and I love to teach. I hold a BA in Modern Literature from UC Santa Cruz, and a Master's in Education from National University. In addition to working full-time as a tutor, I have over 500 hours of real-world teaching experience at the high school level as a substitute, coach, and student-teacher. I love history and writing, and I know the key to being an effective teacher is engaging one's students.
I am currently credentialed by California as a substitute teacher. I have passed the CBEST, as well as the CSET for Social Science.
I specialize in helping middle and high school students with History, Government, Geography, Psychology, English, Creative Writing, and SAT Writing. I work with students to manage their time, improve their academic skills, and complete challenging assignments.
I have passed the Social Science CSET, which qualifies me to teach subjects such as US History, World History, & Government at the middle school and high school level. I have classroom experience as a US History & Psychology instructor, including curriculum development and lesson planning. I have tutored students at home in both US and World History, and helped them prepare for tests and complete essay assignments.
I work with middle and high school students to improve their writing in multiple formats (traditional English essays, literary analysis, and SAT preparation). I also work with students to improve their grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. Additionally, I help students identify themes and literary devices in fiction and poetry, and work with students to improve their reading comprehension.
During the course of my tutoring and teaching, I have helped students with a range of academic skills and challenges to stay organized through the use of available technology resources, and through the development of key study skills, such as reading and note-taking strategies. I have worked with students with IEPs, and have designed action plans to help keep them stay organized and proactive. In addition, my 76.5 hours of post-graduate work towards a MA in Education includes a focus on best practices.
In addition to graduating with a BA in Modern Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz, I have been helping students with academic writing for over three years as a teacher and private tutor. I have helped students edit and improve essays, prepare for the SAT Writing section, and complete countless other academic papers.
Very thorough, patient, and helpful — Eric has tutored for almost 4 weeks now, and he is wonderful. He has helped my son in essay writing, analysis of poetry. He is precise, polite on time, and very helpful. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help in English/writing. ...
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