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Sandra J.

Effective Tutor Specializing in English, Reading, and Study Skills

Escondido, CA (92033)

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I am an experienced classroom teacher, seminar leader and professional feature article writer. I graduated from Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais, IL. I have taught adults, high school, junior high school and elementary English, with an emphasis on reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, drama and speech. I graduated with a 4.0 on the Dean's list from a mid-size college in Illinois.

My teaching career has taken me from secondary teacher to public relations writing and marketing. I currently work and tutor in the financial services world with a strong emphasis in education for my clients and students. I effectively tutor in public speaking, study skills and business courses which include Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Power Point.

I have tutored numerous elementary students in reading, writing, spelling, and some math problems. My high school and college students receive help from me with regard to correct outlining methods and essay writing. After the 2007 October fires in Southern California, I tutored all elementary ages of children through SAY/San Diego, which was a tutorial program to help students with all basic skills in reading, math, social studies and science.

I worked with an international visitor from Japan beginning in 2009 through WyzAnt. He was in San Diego on business and needed help with vocabulary, reading, speech and pronunciation skills while visiting Southern California. I taught another adult female student from Vietnam all facets of speech and pronunciation. She was new to the United States. We worked together to improve her English speech and pronunciation for about ten weeks to bring her much success.

I am proud to let you know that an elementary grade student did so well in his reading, writing, vocabulary and test preparation that he was comfortable writing essays on a blogging site. Currently, I teach public speaking and study skills to my students with an emphasis on organization.

It is my pleasure to assist parents and students work to have success in their studies. I enjoy tutoring my students to assist them with advanced skills within their specific study area. I look forward to helping you with your tutoring needs soon.

Thank you,

Sandra

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Sandra’s subjects

Business

I have been a self-employed business owner for many years. When I came to Southern California I had been the owner of two Hallmark Stores, one in Illinois and Indiana. The mission statement of Hallmark is to give the customer only the best; which is what I believe I do for my students.
My career path has taken me into marketing consulting and public relations. My current field of interest is definitely tutoring; however I understand what it takes to be an administrator and executive in business.
I have helped many small businesses with their marketing and business planning. I have written more than 34 marketing and business plans, and helped business owners become successful in their specific industry.
My ultimate goal is to only tutor children and adults in the subjects I enjoy the most which includes English and good computer skills.

Career Development

Through the years I have helped students with resume writing, cover letters, filling out job applications, working on interview skills and salary negotiation for the careers in different industries.
One of my clients had me review numerous resumes so we could choose the proper candidate for the project manager job the company had to fill. After reviewing more than 30 resumes I was able to help narrow down the last three candidates for the job position.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught in the classroom for 6th and 7th grade students. In Southern California I have tutored a number of 5th and 6th grade students helping them with their study skills, reading, writing, spelling and teaching them how to outline for their essay work.

During the October Fires 2007 situation, I helped students from grades 4th through 8th grades with Social Studies, Math, Reading and Writing as a Team Volunteer Tutor at the Mira Mesa Library in San Diego for a number of weeks. I would appreciate the opportunity to work with you to bring you the success you need in your elementary studies. I will praise your work and bring you the best lessons I can to upgrade your studies.

English

I am excited to present my tutoring profile for you to review. I am an experienced classroom teacher, seminar leader and professional feature article writer. I graduated from Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais, IL. I have taught both high school and junior high school English, with an emphasis on reading, writing, drama and speech. I graduated with a 4.0 on the Deans List from this medium size college in Illinois. My teaching career path has taken me from Secondary teacher to Public Relations writing, marketing and am currently in the Financial Services arena with a strong emphasis in education for my clients. My most recent tutoring assignment was with an ESL student who needed help studying for her Series Seven Test Exam. I have tutored elementary students in reading, writing, spelling and some math problems. My high school students have received help from me with regard to outline and essay writing.
After the 2007 October Fires in Southern California I tutored elementary children through SAY/San Diego which was a tutorial program to help students with all basic skills in reading, math, social studies and science.
I have worked with an international visitor from Japan who was in San Diego on business. He needed help with vocabulary, reading, writing, and pronunciation skills while visiting Southern California. I am proud to let you know that a 6th grade student did so well in his reading, writing, vocabulary and test preparation that he was comfortable writing essays on Wordpress.com. It will be my pleasure to help parents and students work with me as an experienced teacher and tutor to give you help with more advanced skills within your specific study area. I look forward to helping you with your tutoring needs soon. Thank you,
Sandra G. J., Tutor

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English to students in the classroom and tutoring international and ESL students with Wyzant since 2009.

I have tutored students from Japan and Vietnam with the basics and then advanced tutoring in English vocabulary, reading, grammar and speech to learn English in a very easy way.

I tutor basic speech, writing and pronunciation of the English language. I bring out the best in my ESL students by helping them understand the English language and applying the skills to improve their studies and help make their lives more successful.

I look forward to working with you for ESL and better usage of the English language.

General Computer

General Computer work is a specialty for me. I have been using computers for more than 25 years, starting with the original Apple and Apple2E. I can assist you with Word, Excel, Point Point Presentations Data Base construction, Quicken Deluxe and Quicken for Small Business, Outlook and Outlook Express and most e-mail programs. My typing skills are sharpened every day and I can type about 65 W.P.M. Can you type this fast? or can you do a better typing speed?
Let's work and learn together. I will always look for improvement in your work.

Grammar

English and Grammar are my favorite topics for study. I have taught English grammar at the high school and adult level to many students. I teach grammar for many students, including sentence structure, passive and active voice, all facets that make up nouns, verbs, adjectives and prepositions to name a few as part of grammar study.

My tutoring time has been with WyzAnt since 2009. I create grammar lessons customized for each student I work with during each lesson. Each student has individual needs. We do an assessment together, and then I create the best possible lessons that work for my students. Success comes with knowing the correct way to use grammar for the studies you need. You will receive much praise from me as your tutor.

Literature

I have taught literature in the classroom helping students with such authors as Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Steinbeck to name a few. When my children were younger we learned about life through Dr. Seuss's books. They loved all their books, especially stories of the Classics.

Marketing

I have a Marketing Communications Certificate from UCSD, La Jolla, CA. I opened up my own agency in the San Diego, CA area in 1986 and owned the agency for eight years. I conducted marketing planning for many professional clients in the legal, construction, design, engineering and medical professions to just name a few.
I have written strategic marketing plans of great length, developed action plans and taught business development planning to most of my clients.
The most enjoyable part of my marketing background is writing public relations articles, whether short articles or feature articles. Strategic planning is my expertise in the marketing field. I am currently studying more about Return on Investment (ROI) for Social Media. I would appreciate having Wyzant certify me for Marketing so I may work with new clients.

Microsoft Windows

I have used everything from Windows XP, Windows 7 for more than five years and now I have Windows 8 on my new computer. Windows 8 is different than Windows 7 and uses more Apps and search boxes to find what one needs. I am enjoying Windows 8 because it gives me a larger spectrum of what to search for in my tutoring work and beyond the scope of every day computer use. I can teach both Windows 7 and Windows 8 as I have them both on my computer. It would be a pleasure to tutor students in both Windows 7 and 8 and Windows XP if a student still has that on their computer.

Microsoft Word

I can teach Word 2007. It has been on my personal computer for a number of years. I can teach word processing, intermediate task and special options to save .pdf files with new programs besides Adobe Reader. Other options are knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Power Point Presentations.

Phonics

I have taught phonics both in the classroom in Illinois and to special students in 5th, 6th and 7th grades in San Diego County for their phonics studies. I do specific lessons that are the standard in California Education for each student.
I have seen success with these students after we work together in their phonics and spelling studies.

Proofreading

I am a WyzAnt Tutor who has taught English reading, literature, writing and proof-reading for my students when I taught in the classroom.

I am a published author having written feature articles and public relations work for some of my clients. I have done writing for local newspapers and magazines in Southern California. My proof-reading skills are up to date as I have to write reports for work that I do for clients.

Please note that I have a portfolio of my work that I have done and would be pleased to offer referrals from people that I have done proof-reading for in the past and currently.

Public Speaking

I have done many seminars and workshops for the corporate world on financial topics and some of my colleagues as to how to keep their calendars full of appointments. I was a Dale Carnegie Coach for eight courses in southern California having been asked back more than any other coach in the years that I did my coaching for the Dale Carnegie Center of Excellence and their Sales Advantage Course.
I have spoken in front of audiences about Taxes, Interior Design and Medicare programs.

Reading

I am an experienced classroom teacher, seminar leader and professional feature article writer. I graduated from Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais, IL. I have taught both high school and junior high school English, with an emphasis on reading, writing, drama and speech. I graduated with a 4.0 on the Deans List from this medium size college in Illinois. My teaching career path has taken me from Secondary teacher to Public Relations writing, marketing and I am currently in the Financial Services arena with a strong emphasis in education for my clients.

My most recent tutoring assignment was with an ESL student who needed help with studying for her Series Seven Test. I have tutored numerous elementary students in reading, writing, spelling and some math problems. My high school students have received help from me with regard to the correct outlining methods and essay writing. After the 2007 October Fires in Southern California I tutored all age group elementary children through SAY/San Diego, which was a tutorial program to help students with all basic skills in reading, math, social studies and science.

I have worked with an international visitor from Japan who was in San Diego on business. He needed help with vocabulary, reading, speech and pronunciation skills while visiting Southern California. I am proud to let you know that an elementary grade student did so well in his reading, writing, vocabulary and test preparation that he was comfortable writing essays on Wordpress.com. It is my pleasure to help parents and students work with me as an experienced teacher and tutor to give you help with more advanced skills within your specific study area. I look forward to helping you with your tutoring needs soon.

Series 7

I have studied for the Series 7 exam and recently taught it to an Adult Student in 2012 who is Spanish speaking/ESL Student, and was having a hard time understanding the terminology for this very difficult exam which takes about 6 hours to take and pass the exam.
I know all of the terminology and all the different exam questions that may be on the test. It is a very difficult test similar to the CPA exam.
I would appreciate being given the opportunity to tutor for this exam. Thank you.

Sewing

I am a professional seamstress and have been sewing professionally in San Diego county for more than 10 years. I have been a seamstress or a dressmaker for more than 30 years.
I would prefer to teach small classes; however I will take an individual student who is willing to do a series of classes. A different rate would apply in this case instead of my tutoring work.

Thank you,
Sandra

Speech

I have taught speech and drama at the Junior High level as a classroom teacher. I have worked with more than 200 students in the classroom. I am giving a speech this evening on my chosen subject of "Health Reform" at a local college in San Diego County. I will be speaking for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours with the ability for the students to ask questions.

At present, I am putting together the outline for the speech. It would be my pleasure to teach speech to my students as to how to give a "winning" speech.

I worked with a WyzAnt client named Tseteo N. when he was visiting Southern California in 2009. We spent the whole week-end working on better speech and pronunciation of English words so he could do better in his business with talking to his clients. We worked the whole week-end for 10 hour days while he stayed in his hotel in La Jolla, CA. Additionally, we went to the Mall near his hotel so we could have lunch, and then walk through the mall in order for me to help him pronounce the store names and the signage as to what he saw. He found this very helpful.

I have taught other lessons to a very nice Vietnamese newly married female who needed help in her speech transition to better English. We worked for about 10 weeks just on her pronunciation and speech. A great deal of study went into her pronunciation. She recorded her own voice so she could hear how to do better pronunciation of the English language. Both of these clients were wonderful clients and our work together was very successful. You will find Tseteo's lessons on the web-site as to the work that we did.

Spelling

I am a former classroom teacher having taught English in both Middle School, High School, and at the College Level.
My expertise is in all facets of English, which includes spelling, vocabulary, grammar, literature, speech and drama.
My enjoyment for teaching my students is to see their enthusiasm and the wonderful results as they progress with their lessons.
Smiles and success go together when my students are rewarded with praise and good grades. I am passionate about helping my students to feel good about what they have accomplished.

Study Skills

I am competent in study skills. I have taught English, reading and foreign lanquages in the classroom at the secondary and college level. My background is one of organization of your work beginning with an outline and action calendar of how and when you will complete your work. Your personal study skills will include how to read your material for comprehension and communication (verbal and written).
If you are writing an essay or a thesis I can assist you by preparing your lessons in advance, communicating with you in person and then the review of what you have learned. The summary and feedback of your work is very important for both of us.
I believe in the feedback as it will help you for advanced study skills. I give much praise for your progress and look forward to working with you as my student.

Vocabulary

My qualifications for teaching vocabulary go back to when I was a classroom teacher for over four years with an emphasis in English, vocabulary, and test preparation.
I have been an English tutor with Wyzant since 2009, helping numerous students with their English, vocabulary, speech and writing in order to study for exams and get excellent grades in their studies. Additionally, I am a published author of many feature articles and corporate studies.
I have helped business clients with writing the best letters to gain projects in their work.
I believe you will be satisfied with my vocabulary teaching as part of your English studies. I look forward to helping all my students get the best tutoring possible.
Thank you for applying to Wyzant for assistance with your vocabulary studies.

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Education

Olivet Nazarene College (English)

Olivet Nazarene College (Other)

UCSD - La Jolla (Other)

Excellent tutor with great qualities Sandra is an excellent tutor. She has great knowledge about financial issues and retirement plans. Our sessions have given me the best tips to achieve the goals I need to prepare myself in the study of the Series 7. We recently started on my grammar and pronunciation of the English language to improve on my weak points, and she is really great too! She has a strong ability to build trust with th ...

— Gabriela from San Diego, CA on 6/22/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $39.00

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