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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 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.
University of California, Santa Cruz (Modern Literature)
National University (Master's)
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. ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00
Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
Eric will travel within 40 miles of Cupertino, CA 95014.
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