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Ingrid C. is currently accepting students for one-on-one private tutoring, homework help, special projects, and standardized test preparation, including the TOEFL, GED, CBEST, ACT, PSAT, AND SAT.
Ingrid has been a teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) since 1998. She is an excellent English as a Second Language instructor and holds a master's degree in Clinical Psychology. A former journalist, Ingrid is also a highly skilled writer, proofreader and editor.
Ingrid is a mother of two young children. She is kind and nurturing with a great sense of humor and creates a calm and comfortable learning atmosphere for her students. This is crucial to the learning process, especially for students who are under great pressure to achieve. Let Ingrid alleviate some of your stress and get started on the road to academic success.
The ACT English Test consists of 75 questions and measures standard written English and rhetorical skills. The optional Writing Test measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses. As a credentialed California teacher and holder of a Masters degree, Ingrid has excelled in the ACT test and can prepare you for ACT success, as well.
Ingrid can help prepare you for the following math topics, all included in the ACT math section:
* Square roots and approximations
* Absolute value and ordering numbers by value
* Scientific notation
* Exponents and square roots
* Evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution
* Using variables to express functional relationships
* Algebraic operations
* Factoring and quadratic equations
* Quadratic formula
* Rational and radical expressions
* Absolute value equations and inequalities
* Sequences and patterns
* Complex numbers
* Graphing and the relations between equations and graphs, including points, lines, polynomials, circles, and other curves
* Graphing inequalities
* Parallel and perpendicular lines
* Distance; midpoints; and conics
* Angles and relations among perpendicular and parallel lines
* Properties of circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids
* Proof and proof techniques
* Three-dimensional Geometry
* Trigonometric relations in right triangles
* Values and properties of trigonometric functions
* Graphing trigonometric functions
* Modeling using trigonometric functions
* Solving trigonometric equations.
The ACT Reading Test consists of 40 questions and measures reading comprehension skills. The ACT English Test consists of 75 questions and measures standard written English and rhetorical skills. The optional Writing Test measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses. As a credentialed California teacher and holder of a Masters degree, Ingrid has excelled in the ACT test and can prepare you for ACT success, as well!
The ACT Reading Test consists of 40 questions and measures reading comprehension skills. As a credentialed California teacher and holder of a Masters degree, Ingrid has excelled in the ACT test and can prepare you for ACT success,as well.
Ingrid can help you prepare for all sections of the ACT Science section, including: data representation (graphs, tables, and other schematic forms); research summaries (descriptions of one or more related experiments); and conflicting viewpoints (expressions of several related hypotheses or views that are inconsistent with one another).
She will help you to recognize and understand the basic features of, and concepts related to, the provided information; examine critically the relationship between the information provided and the conclusions drawn or hypotheses developed; and generalize from given information and draw conclusions, gain new information, or make predictions.
Ingrid provides Algebra I tutoring, including help with the following:
Preliminaries and Basic Operations
Signed Numbers, Fractions, and Percents
Terminology, Sets, and Expressions
Equations, Ratios, and Proportions
Equations with Two Variables
Monomials, Polynomials, and Factoring
Inequalities, Graphing, and Absolute Value
Functions and Variations
Roots and Radicals
Quadratic Equations and
As a credentialed California teacher, Ingrid has passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test. Passing the CBEST is the first step toward becoming a teacher in California. Ingrid can prepare you to excel in the CBEST test specifications.
Ingrid holds a Designated Subjects Adult Education Full-Time Teaching Credential from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in the following subjects:
*Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills (includes basic education in grades 1–8)
*Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
She has 14 years of teaching experience with the Los Angeles and Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School Districts and is very skilled in teaching all core subjects, including math, science, language arts, and social studies. She uses manipulatives to improve understanding of math concepts to connect lessons to real-life situations. Also, her own children are currently 1st and 5th graders so she is exposed daily to elementary grade level curriculum!
Ingrid has been a teacher for LAUSD for 14 years and can tutor in the following Elementary Mathematics areas:
Basic Math Definitions
Powers of 10
Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers
Equal, Less and Greater Than
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division,Long Division
Associative, Commutative and Distributive Laws
Common Number Patterns
Prime and Composite Numbers
Squares and Square Roots
Equation of a Straight Line
Straight Line Graph
Interactive Cartesian Coordinates
Polar and Cartesian Coordinates
Lengths, Areas and Volumes
I hold a Designated Subjects Adult Education Full-Time Teaching Credential from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).
I have been teaching ESL to foreign adults for 14 years in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica/Malibu Unified Adult Ed. Departments.
Ingrid can prepare you for all areas of the GED exam, including:
Language Arts: Writing
sentence structure, organization, usage, and mechanics
Write an essay on an assigned topic in 45 minutes. Essay must have well-focused main points, clear organization, and specific development of ideas, and demonstrate the writer's control of sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, word choice, and spelling.
This test covers American history, world history, civics and government, economics, and geography; 70 minutes are allotted for the 50 questions.
Questions involving economics as well as civics and government rely heavily on practical documents, such as tax forms, voter-registration forms, and workplace and personal budgets. Topics such as global warming and environmental law also are covered.
This 80-minute test of 50 multiple-choice questions covers life science, earth science, space science, and physical science. It measures the candidate's skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying science concepts to visual and written text from academic and workplace contexts. The test focuses on what a scientifically literate person must know, understand, and be able to do. Questions address the National Science Education Content Standards and focus on environmental and health topics (recycling, heredity, and pollution, for example) and science's relevance to everyday life.
Language Arts: Reading
This 65-minute, 40-question test examines a test-taker's ability to read and understand texts similar to those encountered in high-school English classrooms. The test has five fiction and two nonfiction passages, each about 300–400 words long. The fiction passages include portions of a play, a poem, and three pieces of prose. The nonfiction passages may come from letters, biographies, newspaper and magazine articles, or such "practical" texts as manuals and forms. Each passage is followed by questions that assess reading comprehension, as well as the test-taker's ability to analyze the text, apply the information given to other situations, and synthesize new ideas from those provided.
This 90-minute, 50-question test has two equally weighted parts, the first of which allows candidates to use calculators, while the second forbids their use. Test-takers must use the calculators issued at the testing center, no other.
The test focuses on four main mathematical disciplines:
-Number operations and number sense
-Measurement and geometry
-Data analysis, probability, and statistics
-Algebra, functions, and patterns.
Ingrid can help you to understand geometry building blocks (geometry words, coordinate geometry, pairs of lines, classifying angles, angles and intersecting lines, and circles); relations and sizes (congruent figures, similar figures, squares and square roots, the Pythagorean theorem and right triangle facts); three-dimensional figures (space figures, prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres); and tables & formulas (polygon properties, area formulas, volume formulas, surface area formulas, circles - definitions & formulas, and perimeter formulas).
Ingrid can prepare you for all sections of the GRE, including:
analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent
select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts
understand quantitative information
interpret and analyze quantitative information
solve problems using mathematical models
apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data interpretation
includes real-life scenarios
articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
examine claims and accompanying evidence
sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
control the elements of standard written English
Ingrid holds a Masters degree and has worked as both a journalist as well as an English teacher for the past 14 years. She can assist you with your English literature skills in identifying literary references, terms, authors, metrical patterns, tone and mood, as well as analyzing the elements of form in a literary passage.
Ingrid holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a reporter as well as an English teacher for the Los Angeles and Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School Districts for the past 14 years. She is a highly skilled editor and proofreader.
Ingrid is highly skilled in tutoring in the three PSAT areas :
* Critical reading
* Math problem-solving and
* Writing skills
She holds a Masters degree as well as a Designated Subjects Adult Education Full-Time Teaching Credential from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in the following subjects:
*Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills
(includes basic education in grades 1–8):
*Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
She has 14 years of teaching experience with the Los Angeles and Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School Districts and is very skilled in teaching all core subjects, including math, science, language arts, and social studies.
Ingrid holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at the Antioch University Counseling Center in Culver City. She treats individuals, couples and families with trauma, codependency and addiction challenges. She can tutor in the following areas of Psychology:
Psychological Theory and Practice
Cognitive/Behavioral Theory and Therapy
Treatment of Families
Research and Professional Writing
Assessment and Treatment Planning
Child and Adolescent Development
Contemporary Issues of Aging
Professional Ethics and Law
Group Treatment Methods
Treatment of Children and Adolescents
Effects of Trauma on Human Development
Contemporary Issues of Aging
The SAT covers math up to and including the first semester of Algebra II. Ingrid can help prepare you for all SAT math areas, including:
Numbers and operations
Algebra and functions
Geometry and measurement
Data analysis, statistics, and probability.
Ingrid has been a teacher for LAUSD for 14 years and holds a master's degree. She can help you prepare for the critical reading section of the SAT. The SAT Reading Comprehension questions test your ability to understand a passage and answer questions on the basis of what is stated and implied in the passage. Ingrid can guide you in learning to identify the main idea of the passage and appreciate the author's tone and attitude in order to score well on this section of the SAT.
Ingrid can prepare you for the Writing section of the SAT. This section tests your writing skills in two different ways:
1. An Essay Question
2. Multiple-Choice Questions
The essay gives you 25 minutes to take a position on a broad topic and back it up with examples. One question. One answer. In contrast, the SAT also contains 49 multiple choice questions, and these 49 questions are broken into three types:
* 25 Improving Sentences
* 18 Identifying Sentence Errors
* 6 Improving Paragraphs
The entire “Writing Section” of the SAT is actually made up three smaller timed sections. Two of the timed sections are 25-minutes long, and one is 10 minutes long. Here’s what each of the timed sections will contain:
* 25-minute section: The essay
* 25-minute section: 11 Improving Sentences, 18 Identifying Sentence Errors, and 6 Improving Paragraphs
* 10-minute section: 14 Improving Sentences
The 25-minute section that contains the essay will always be the first timed section of the entire SAT. The other two sections might appear in various places in the test, but in general the multiple-choice 25-minute section will appear somewhere in the middle, and the 10-minute section will appear near the end.
I have been a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 14 years. I tutor students ranging from pre-school to high school in various subjects, including prep for college entrance exams. I have a master's degree and am highly qualified to assist students with the study skills required to reach their academic goals.
Ingrid is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York, New York. She has 10 years of acting experience in both NY and LA in Off-Broadway productions, television commercials, and independent film. She has been trained in Teaching with Creative Dramatics and coaches the following areas of theatrical skills:
* Acting for the Stage
* Acting for the Camera
* Voice Production and Speech
* Stage Combat
* Play Reading
* Scene Study
* Auditions and Scenes
* Career Preparation
Ingrid can help prepare you to perform the tasks required by the TOEFL, including:
*Read, listen and then speak in response to a question.
*Listen and then speak in response to a question.
*Read, listen and then write in response to a question.
*Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
*Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
*Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
*Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.
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