Hello! I have been teaching and tutoring K-12, adult, and college levels for over twenty-five years. As an experienced, certificated teacher, I have many effective strategies and techniques to help you excel in the subjects you need help with. I look forward to listening to your needs, helping you put together a study plan, and working with you as you move forward. I am eager to help you enjoy and improve in any area you choose for tutoring and for which I am certified: reading, writing, math, test prep, social studies, science, life skills, Spanish, and study skills, to name a few. I will help you to accomplish your school and life goals, whatever they may be. I use an interactive, comfortable approach, and will always help you to be a better thinker and a better learner. If you wish to become a more confident and more independent learner, then you have chosen the right person for your tutor.
I use whatever tools work best with your learning style: hands-on, visual, audio-video, internet, flash cards, reading aloud, drama, games, and many more. Helping a student learn how to be an independent learner and gain confidence is an important part of my approach. Thank you for your trust and interest in having me as your tutor.
My teaching background is diverse, including many ages of students, many grades, and many subjects. My specialties are test-taking, language related subjects (listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and comprehension across academic subject areas), Spanish, Portuguese, literature, social studies, science, and many others. I have advanced degrees in languages and linguistics, and I have enjoyed many years of both teaching and tutoring in California and in other states in K-12, adult, and college settings. I also tutor a variety of math subjects: basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, and math for tests such as SAT, GRE, ASVAB, and other tests. I always love to help students broaden their horizons on the world and this often leads to better study habits, too. My K-12 certification includes languages, bilingual education, ESL, social studies, and special education for both elementary and secondary levels, and I have also tutored most subjects of math and science for K-12 students and community college. Please ask or e-mail if you want to know if I have the background you need for tutoring in your areas of need.
My international experience equips me with new perspectives. Having lived, worked, and traveled in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, and Japan since I was a kid has given me a broad frame of reference for diverse ways of thinking and learning. I enjoy helping students take charge of their lives, their studies, and their futures by helping them to succeed and become independent learners.
I am happy to help you get motivated, find new ways to enjoy tough subjects, and share tips for integrating your learning into your daily life. I am eager to assist you and always welcome your feedback. Once we have begun tutoring, if needed, I may be open to negotiating the rate.
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