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Jordanna P.

Experienced,Talented Teacher and Tutor

Los Angeles, CA (90025)

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Jordanna's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL more »
General Computer
Grammar
Japanese more »
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Reading
CBEST
GED
GRE
ISEE
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th)
English
ESL/ESOL more »
Japanese more »
Reading
SAT Reading
Study Skills more »
Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Phonics
Business:
GRE
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Grammar
Phonics
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
History:
American History
Geography
Social Studies
World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL more »
Japanese more »
TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer
Microsoft Word
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
English
ESL/ESOL more »
Grammar
Proofreading
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing

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ESL/ESOL

Studying ESL, ESOL, TOEFL, TOEIC? You've come to the right tutor.
I have extensive experience here in Los Angeles and abroad.
I have taught ESL and TOEFL for a private college here in Los Angeles and have taught students from all over the globe.
I first began teaching ESL to young children and over the years have taught classes of school age students, adults, exchange students and many others.
All of students without exception passed their TOEFL tests and all of my ESL students have enjoyed their lessons and have experienced significant improvement in comprehension, production and accent reduction.
I have taught all levels of ESL for all ages, from little children to senior adults. I've taught all levels from beginning to advanced business english.
Let me know what your goals are and I will tailor your lessons to your goals and ability.

Japanese

I first began my Japanese studies at MIIS, the Monterey Institute for International Studies.

I went on to earn both a BA and an MA in Japanese language and literature.

Shortly after completing an Advanced Japanese program in Yokohama, Japan I was hired to do translation for the Japanese government, major corporations, law firms and medical associations.

I spent over 10 years living and working in Japan. I worked as an educator, translator, subtitler for films, writer, editor and copywriter for advertising.

I recently returned to California to complete a master's degree at USC.

I have been teaching Japanese for the past eight years in Los Angeles area schools and as a private tutor.

I loved being a student of Japanese and now I truly love teaching the language and culture and my students say my enthusiasm is contagious!


I have taught in both private and public middle and high schools in Southern California and Japan.

Having taught from all of the most popular classroom textbooks from middle school to college, I have an excellent grasp of the content and goals.

As a teacher and as a tutor I have helped take remedial students from poor grades to academic success, encouraged gifted students to expand their gifts and many students who would have otherwise long before given up on Japanese to continue in their studies to succeed.

Patience and compassion gained over years spent in the classroom and side by side tutoring students.

Talent for Japanese! Without that I would not be a good tutor.


Experience both in and out of the classroom has taught me that tutoring and teaching are two very distinct talents.

Tutoring is very hands on and individual, so a tutor must understand their student's goals and meet their individual learning style and educational needs.

My experience having learned the language as a second language learner provides me with great understanding, insight and compassion into the process of learning Japanese.

My extensive experience as a classroom teacher gives me a wide range of techniques to demonstrate, explain and teach grammar, the component of learning Japanese that seems to be the most difficult for most students.

Study Skills

Study skills are essential to academic success. Quite often study skills are not taught along with the rest of the subjects.
I have taught study skills to all grades from elementary school to college-age students. It's never too early (or too late) to learn effective study habits.
Everybody has their own learning style and we begin our lessons with discovering the student's style. We then individualize lessons to best meet their learning style, thus reinforcing how they should be structuring their own studies.
We incorporate Visual and Auditory tools to support and enhance retention.
Next we apply the new study skills to current subject matter and practice until they are truly incorporated for success.

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Approved Subjects

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