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Thomas B.

Los Angeles, CA

$55/hr

English/ESL/Performing Arts/Life Skills

Usually responds after +3 days

English/ESL/Performing Arts/Life Skills

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To Potential Clients:

I have been teaching for seventeen years and have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students. In addition to English I have taught performing arts to the aspiring professional as well as the student in need of enhancing communication, critical thinking
skills and/or self-confidence.

My background also includes extensive experience teaching Life Skills to the middle and high school student, as organization and approach may be a cause for declining grades. I am an excellent academic coach.

I hold a BA and MA degree, 45 post-MA graduate units in Education, as well as a Professional Clear Teaching Credential in English with CLAD emphasis. My methods are eclectic as learning is not a “one size fits all” process. I tailor instruction to fit the needs of each student.

Beyond my experience in the classroom I have held supplemental positions working with students on personal statements for college, SAT writing prompts and CAHSEE preparation.

Being a full time teacher I am aware of the academic challenges students face and can support them in achieving their educational goals.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Film, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, CBEST,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking

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.

CBEST

I passed the CBEST to become a teacher.
I have a BA, MA and 45 post-MA graduate units in Education en route to a Single Subject teaching credential in English with CLAD emphasis. I have been a secondary English teacher for the last 17 years. CBEST writing is basic and my background surely qualifies me to tutor a candidate in how to write an essay for that exam.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL and English to a diverse group of students at the secondary and adult school levels. In addition to a Professional Clear Single Subject Credential in English with CLAD emphasis, I hold an MA in Communication Arts.

Queens College CUNY
New York Institute of Technology
Master's
CSUB Antelope Valley
Other

Education

Queens College CUNY

New York Institute of Technology (Master's)

CSUB Antelope Valley (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046.


About Thomas

To Potential Clients:

I have been teaching for seventeen years and have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students. In addition to English I have taught performing arts to the aspiring professional as well as the student in need of enhancing communication, critical thinking
skills and/or self-confidence.

My background also includes extensive experience teaching Life Skills to the middle and high school student, as organization and approach may be a cause for declining grades. I am an excellent academic coach.

I hold a BA and MA degree, 45 post-MA graduate units in Education, as well as a Professional Clear Teaching Credential in English with CLAD emphasis. My methods are eclectic as learning is not a “one size fits all” process. I tailor instruction to fit the needs of each student.

Beyond my experience in the classroom I have held supplemental positions working with students on personal statements for college, SAT writing prompts and CAHSEE preparation.

Being a full time teacher I am aware of the academic challenges students face and can support them in achieving their educational goals.

Education

Queens College CUNY
New York Institute of Technology
Master's
CSUB Antelope Valley
Other

Education

Queens College CUNY

New York Institute of Technology (Master's)

CSUB Antelope Valley (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046

Thomas’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Film, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, CBEST,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking

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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