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Penny B.

Encinitas, CA

$50/hr

Penny B. AP English, SAT, CAHSEE

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Penny B. AP English, SAT, CAHSEE

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I have extensive experience in teaching English at all levels, but more importantly I have a passion for teaching. I have a lifetime California secondary credential in English and Psychology. I have a Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
I have several strengths in teaching, but I will concentrate on three. First of all, I am a results oriented instructor. I do not like just going through the motions. It is important to me that each and every student make progress according to his ability. Secondly, I push students to excel within their abilities. Lastly, I have a wide range of experience--I have taught at the college and high school levels. I have worked with a variety of students from AP students to English Learners.
Test Prep is one of my fortes. I have taught AP English Language and AP English Literature with an 80% passing rate (average passing rate is 60%) . I have taught rhetoric in AP Language and close reading in AP Literature—both are essential skills for success in this competitive world. I have also worked on SAT, ACT and CAHSEE prep. I have experience with helping English Learners to succeed in AP English classes.
I have worked with English Learners for 30 years. I have taught ESL at Palomar College and La Costa Canyon High School. The key to teaching second language students is to work in all areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
I am drawn to teaching because it benefits both teacher and student. There is a quote from Joseph Joubert “To teach is to learn twice.” My learning from teaching is immeasurable.

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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University of the Americas
Psychology, English
USIU
Master's

Education

University of the Americas (Psychology, English)

USIU (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Penny will travel within 20 miles of Encinitas, CA 92024.


About Penny

I have extensive experience in teaching English at all levels, but more importantly I have a passion for teaching. I have a lifetime California secondary credential in English and Psychology. I have a Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
I have several strengths in teaching, but I will concentrate on three. First of all, I am a results oriented instructor. I do not like just going through the motions. It is important to me that each and every student make progress according to his ability. Secondly, I push students to excel within their abilities. Lastly, I have a wide range of experience--I have taught at the college and high school levels. I have worked with a variety of students from AP students to English Learners.
Test Prep is one of my fortes. I have taught AP English Language and AP English Literature with an 80% passing rate (average passing rate is 60%) . I have taught rhetoric in AP Language and close reading in AP Literature—both are essential skills for success in this competitive world. I have also worked on SAT, ACT and CAHSEE prep. I have experience with helping English Learners to succeed in AP English classes.
I have worked with English Learners for 30 years. I have taught ESL at Palomar College and La Costa Canyon High School. The key to teaching second language students is to work in all areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
I am drawn to teaching because it benefits both teacher and student. There is a quote from Joseph Joubert “To teach is to learn twice.” My learning from teaching is immeasurable.


Education

University of the Americas
Psychology, English
USIU
Master's

Education

University of the Americas (Psychology, English)

USIU (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Encinitas, CA 92024

Penny’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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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