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Heather F.

Lafayette, CA

$65/hr

Knowledgeable, patient and inspiring

Background check passed as of 10/23/13
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Knowledgeable, patient and inspiring

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Hello,

I work collaboratively and patiently, giving you the tools needed to self-check and work independently. After earning my master's degree in 2007 I began teaching reading and writing to students of all ages. I have 6 years of experience providing one-on-one writing assistance in a university support center. I've reviewed documents of all genres for clarity, grammar and citations. My experience as a composition professor has made me keenly aware of the expectations at the college level.

When I'm not helping adults, I also tutor at the K-12 level. I teach the skills needed to the master the SAT's Reading and Writing sections, including the essay! For younger students, I have experience using the Lindamood-Bell Learning Process for basic (elementary) reading.

Finally, my bachelor's degree was in art so I can also teach you to draw, paint or make prints! I still make art independently and believe that we are always in a state of learning, no matter the subject.

I look forward to helping you reach your educational goals.

Testimonials

"I Recommend Heather"

- Debbie, Moraga, CA on 3/5/14

"Heather is so patient"

- Catherine, Orinda, CA on 12/7/13

"Excellent tutoring!"

- Janette, Lafayette, CA on 11/7/13
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art History, Drawing,
Painting
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Word, 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.

ADD/ADHD

I have spent the last 6 years tutoring many adults with ADD in a writing support center at JFK University. I also have experience with ADHD children (ages 6-8) through my experience teaching at Lindamood-Bell Reading Center. I understand the need for frequent breaks, minimized distraction, and a positive attitude.

Adobe Photoshop

I have worked with Adobe Photoshop since 2001, learning short-cuts and tricks from the best when I studied graphic design. I still use Photoshop regularly for my own artwork, to document and edit images to display online.
Unlike many computer teachers, I don't "do it in front of you" and expect you to learn. I ask you to sit at keyboard and I talk you through it slowly: allowing time for you to process the steps, take notes and learn from mistakes.

College Counseling

I have worked in academia for the last 6 years as an Academic Support Specialist and as a faculty member. In these roles I have assisted students as they compose personal statements and application packets.

Drawing

I earned an MFA from California College of the Arts in printmaking. I also hold a bachelor's degree in Drawing from Sonoma State University.

I have spent the last 5 years teaching college-level courses in art related subjects. Classes I have taught include: Sacred Art & Poetry, World Arts and Culture, and The Art of Journaling. These classes have all included hands-on components in drawing, painting or bookmaking.

English

I have taught English and composition for the last 6 years at the college level. These have been basic classes which focus on fundamental writing skills. For younger students, I have provided individual tutoring in phonemic awareness (elementary-middle school students) and high-school language arts and SAT prep.

Painting

I earned an MFA from California College of the Arts in printmaking. I also hold a bachelor's degree in Drawing from Sonoma State University.

I have spent the last 5 years teaching college-level courses in art related subjects. Classes I have taught include: Sacred Art & Poetry, World Arts and Culture and The Art of Journaling. These classes have all included hands-on components in drawing, painting or bookmaking.

Reading

I have worked with students of all ages on phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension. I have been trained in the Lindamood-Bell system to achieve these goals.

Reading is one of my favorite things to do (professionally and in my spare time). I delight in helping others discover the magic of reading well.

SAT Reading

I have 6 years of experience teaching SAT Reading and Writing sections. I will show you the tricks to score higher and have fun while you're doing it. As a college professor, I am very familiar with the skills necessary to succeed in college, so I can also offer realistic perspective on what you should continue working on even after you take the test.

Sonoma State University
Drawing
California College of the Arts
Master's

Education

Sonoma State University (Drawing)

California College of the Arts (Master's)

I Recommend Heather — Heather has been able to motivate my writing blocked daughter to get past her hesitation. College is tough but already I sense a better feeling from my daughter. ...

— Debbie, Moraga, CA on 3/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates are negotiable, depending upon subject.

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 12 miles of Lafayette, CA 94549.


About Heather

Hello,

I work collaboratively and patiently, giving you the tools needed to self-check and work independently. After earning my master's degree in 2007 I began teaching reading and writing to students of all ages. I have 6 years of experience providing one-on-one writing assistance in a university support center. I've reviewed documents of all genres for clarity, grammar and citations. My experience as a composition professor has made me keenly aware of the expectations at the college level.

When I'm not helping adults, I also tutor at the K-12 level. I teach the skills needed to the master the SAT's Reading and Writing sections, including the essay! For younger students, I have experience using the Lindamood-Bell Learning Process for basic (elementary) reading.

Finally, my bachelor's degree was in art so I can also teach you to draw, paint or make prints! I still make art independently and believe that we are always in a state of learning, no matter the subject.

I look forward to helping you reach your educational goals.

Testimonials

"I Recommend Heather"

- Debbie, Moraga, CA on 3/5/14

"Heather is so patient"

- Catherine, Orinda, CA on 12/7/13

"Excellent tutoring!"

- Janette, Lafayette, CA on 11/7/13
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Education

Sonoma State University
Drawing
California College of the Arts
Master's

Education

Sonoma State University (Drawing)

California College of the Arts (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates are negotiable, depending upon subject.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Lafayette, CA 94549

Heather’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art History, Drawing,
Painting
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Word, 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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