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Claire B.

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Los Angeles, CA (90004)

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Claire's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
Grammar
Hebrew
Test Preparation:
GRE
PSAT
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
Reading more »
SAT Reading more »
Study Skills more »
Writing more »
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Art:
Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Reading more »
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Music:
Ear Training
General Music
Music History
Music Theory
Sight Singing
Violin more »
History:
American History
Government & Politics
Music History
Social Studies
Language:
Hebrew
English:
English
Grammar
Literature
Reading more »
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing
Vocabulary
Writing more »

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a CA multiple subject (K-6) credential and M.A. in Teaching. I student taught in 2nd and 5th grade classrooms, and have experience working in elementary schools in LAUSD and the Lawndale school district.

Reading

I am a credentialed teacher and avid reader. As part of attaining my teaching credential, I learned a variety of strategies for helping students with both decoding (sounding out/recognizing written words) and reading comprehension, and passed the RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment). As a part of my general teaching philosophy, I believe that we understand what we read best when we connect it to our own experiences and look at the bigger picture of why we are reading. I help students connect to this bigger picture and make reading a meaningful experience.

SAT Reading

I have experience helping students prepare for the reading portion of the SAT. I help students improve their reading comprehension skills, as well as their familiarity with vocabulary and sentence structure. I help students increase their confidence in their reading abilities by building on their strengths, interests, and strategies that work well with their personal strengths and learning style.

Study Skills

With all of my students, regardless of the subject, I focus not only on the content they are learning, but on how they learn. Using methods I learned as a classroom teacher, I work with students to help them understand how they take in information best (verbally, visually or kinesthetically/"hands on"). I also work with students to develop effective and healthy study habits, such as finding the best location for them to work, having all necessary supplies ready, getting in the habit of doing a little bit of studying each day, and taking breaks to stretch, get a drink of water or otherwise make sure their body is in its best state for learning. Lastly, for students who are stressed or lack motivation, I set clear and achievable expectations for preparing for our next session, so my students can feel the confidence that comes from success and then gradually increase the challenge as their skills and self-confidence increase.

Violin

I have ten years of experience as a music teacher, including seven years during which I taught violin and viola to individuals and groups, age 3 to adult. I have taught violin at the Los Angeles Music and Art School and YOLA (Youth Orchestra L.A.) at HOLA (Heart of L.A. youth center), among other locations. My teaching method draws upon my training in the Orff approach to music and movement education, traditional violin pedagogy, my work in El Sistema-inspired programs, and a familiarity with the Suzuki method books, though I am not Suzuki-trained. I took private violin and viola lessons for 14 years, and I have played viola in local orchestras including the Marina del Rey-Westchester Symphony, and violin in the band I co-founded, including at the 2011 Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Writing

I am a credentialed teacher and am experienced and comfortable with fiction and non-fiction writing. My favorite genre is creative non-fiction, in which I share personal stories with the intention to entertain, inspire and inform. I am comfortable, however, with all types of essays, as well as short fiction. I particularly enjoy helping others write personal statements, bios, and application essays: I enjoy the process of hearing you tell me about what you have done and what you want to do, then helping you craft that into a statement that reflects your unique self.

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Approved Subjects

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