I have an extensive background in academic and business writing and language. In high school, I passed the ACT with a perfect score of 36.
Much of science is also about math and I use these connections to assist my students in understanding the math concepts on the ACT Math test. In high school, I scored a 36 on the ACT exam and continue to incorporate math into my lectures and classes.
I scored a perfect score on the ACT and have years of experience teaching ELL and other students the fine points of reading and understanding the subtle nuisances of the written word.
Currently, I teach Biology and Earth Science and hold a BS in Environmental Science. I scored a perfect score on the ACT when I took the exam in high school.
Astronomy is a subject with many complex, yet simple areas of study. As part of my Earth Science course, I remain current on issues and topics in this field.
I teach high school biology, both to English Language Learners and regular biology students. In my classes, we discuss how current events are linked to biology and link the material to information that students are already familiar with from previous classes.
I hold an MBA in Global Business from the University of Redlands. I graduated with over a 3.8 in the program on a 4.0 scale.
I am a current, credentialed high school teacher and successfully passed the CBEST several years ago.
My degree in Environmental Science, as well as my AP Environmental Science certification provides an excellent foundation for understanding Ecology and connecting it to current events and other course material.
I am an active credentialed teacher in California. Prior to teaching in high school, I worked as a substitute in the Corona-Norco school district working in all grade levels. I have worked with the at the Chavez Community Center in Riverside for 3 years tutoring elementary and middle school students in Reading, Writing, and Math three times a week.
Elementary science is the basic foundation for a successful career in science during middle and high school. It is meant to be a fun and exciting course of study in elementary school that provides engagement and learning for students. I can provide the basics for a solid science foundation and provide your child with a good start in science.
I am the designated teacher for the ELL students at my high school. I have attended multiple seminars and classes in this field. My teaching credential also includes the R142 designation which authorizes the holder to provide instruction for English language development in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults. Also it authorizes me to provide specially designed content instruction delivered in English in single-subject-matter courses.
I am certified in SADIE, AVID, and SIOP techniques designed to assist English Language Learners in the classroom.
I have been a successful GED tutor for over 7 years with a more than 90% pass rate on the first attempt. Together, my students and I focus on the basics and using that knowledge to build more advanced skills. I teach them how to take the test, as well as the concepts and material that are likely to appear on the test.
Geology is important for understanding many of the other sciences. As part of my environmental science training, I completed many field excursions and testing in Geology using the geology of California as my training ground. Geology is linked to many other science disciplines and is vital for understanding both science and politics today.
Much of literature is about understanding the author and the time period the piece was written. It is about enjoying the work, but also about understanding the messages of the author and how to apply the work to your own life and society today. I am an avid reader and have a knack for relating a piece of literature to today.
There are many tips and tricks to using Word successfully. I can show you the way to optimize your time and produce documents quickly and easily.
I have been an active photographer for over 20 years. Beginning in high school, I was the winner of the Kodak competition at the state level and competed on the national level placing in the top 10. During university, I exhibited at UCR, as well as appearing in publications for the university. I am currently at work on a photographic essay detailing my experiences as a Fulbright fellow in Vietnam. I completed over two years of formal photography classes while attending UCR. I am registered on Elance as a photographer (among other qualifications) and have shot weddings and special requests for clients.
I successfully taught Physical Science in the past, providing methods for my students to link concepts of the course to their existing background knowledge.
Pre-Algebra is essential for success in Algebra I and II and other mathematics classes. I can relate the concepts to students in an easily understood manner and help them to truly comprehend the material.
I work with students from many different backgrounds and languages to improve their reading comprehension, academic language skills, and vocabulary retention. Using proven techniques, my students gain confidence in their own abilities and improve on test as well as in conversations and reading abilities.
Reading and comprehension are skills that I teach my students each day. For the SAT, it is important to understand the types of questions and strategies that will allow you to maximize your score and minimize the time spent on each question.
I am an experienced teacher who works with my students on study skills, particularly through the AVID program (of which I am a teacher). In the AVID program, we teach students how to study, how to take notes, and how to achieve success in high school in preparation for college. I recently posted a blog on study skills on the website, so please reference for more information.
Vocabulary and academic language play a large role in the success of students, both in school and on exams. In class, my students and I focus on vocabulary as part of a larger whole of understanding, which gives context and meaning to the words. This has proven successful over the years as my students score higher and more proficient on language ability tests.
I hold credentials in Biology, GeoScience, and Health Science as well as Business. Prior to teaching, I worked at a zoo for five years, conducted marine biology research, and did field research and data collection. Zoology is an important component of biology, earth science, and AP Environmental Science and provides a link between the sciences.