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Holly H.

5 STAR Spanish, ESL, Excel, Access, and Word Tutor

Monrovia, CA (91016)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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Hello and thank you for considering me for your tutor. I specialize in tutoring high school students, college students, and adults in Spanish, ESL, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. I use a wide variety of tutoring methods and cater each tutoring session to meet the unique needs of each student. Please see the following for more information about me and the subjects I tutor.

SPANISH: I have a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and have tutored Spanish for many years to high school students, college students, and adults. I adjust my tutoring style to meet the unique needs of each student and I spend at least two hours between sessions, at no additional charge to you, to prepare for the following tutoring session. I have my own personal copies of the Spanish textbooks used by high schools in the area and this allows me to prepare lesson plans that are always directly related to the topics covered in each chapter. I am also familiar with the testing styles used by the Spanish teachers in the area and incorporate this information into my tutoring lessons. Since I come to tutoring sessions completely prepared, you will never lose precious time in sessions like you might with tutors who do not come to sessions as well prepared. I use many different tutoring methods that help students learn from a variety of formats. I pride myself in keeping my instruction as simple as possible in order to help keep the student's focus. I am confident I can help you or your child improve in Spanish. Please see my testimonial from the parent of one of my Spanish students who has been receiving 100% grades on her tests.

ESL: I tutor high school students, college students, and adults in ESL. I have studied teaching English to foreign language learners and have taken the CBEST to become certified to teach ESL to students in California. I prepare all of my lesson plans to meet the unique needs of each student.

MICROSOFT ACCESS: I have been an advanced Microsoft Access user since its inception in the early 1990s. I have developed and maintained hundreds of Access databases for various needs. I have also created documentation for users of my customized databases. I have taught Access to many individuals in the workplace, USC interns, and small business owners. I thoroughly enjoy teaching this software, because its power and flexibility allow for the creation of strong and efficient programs.

MICROSOFT EXCEL: I've been an advanced Excel user since its inception in the early 1990s. I have developed and maintained hundreds of Excel worksheets for various needs. I have taught Excel to many individuals in the workplace, USC interns, and small business owners. I thoroughly enjoy teaching Excel, because its power and flexibility allows for the creation of strong and efficient programs.

MICROSOFT WORD: I've been an advanced Word user since its inception in the early 1990s. I have developed and maintained hundreds of Word files for various needs. I have taught Word to many individuals in the workplace, USC interns, and small business owners. I thoroughly enjoy teaching this software, because it can be very powerful when partnered together with Microsoft Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Thanks again for looking at my profile, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you or your child.

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Holly’s subjects

Language:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Special Needs:
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Sports/Recreation:

ADD/ADHD

I have been tutoring a high school student who has ADHD. My tutoring method for him is to break things up into smaller than normal chunks and this helps keep his attention. He always expresses appreciation that I do this. In less than 2 months his grade has gone from a D- to a B. I also have a Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State University.

Aspergers

I am a 5 STAR WyzAnt tutor with a bachelor's degree and have experience tutoring a high school boy with Aspergers.

My tutoring style is different for each student to help meet his or her unique needs. I also incorporate some of each student's interests, which helps keep him or her interested, more motivated, and helps to retain information better.

Career Development

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I have helped individuals with their career development for over 30 years. This includes helping people create resumes and assisting them with interview questions that focus on the desired qualities of the hiring managers. Since I have been doing this for awhile, the people I have helped have done quite well in acquiring their desired jobs. Also, I have mentored USC business students including introducing them into the real business world.

English

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I am certified in English and specialize in grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and proofreading. My major in college was foreign languages; however, I needed to have a solid grasp of the English language in order to succeed in these foreign languages. I received a 4.0 grade point average in my English classes.

ESL/ESOL

I have studied teaching ESL methods and techniques from a highly respected training organization, ONTESOL.

While in college, I also developed the skills to teach English as a second language. In addition, I have taken the CBEST to become certified to teach ESL to students enrolled in day and night school classes.

I have tutored ESL to individuals from China, Mexico, and Taiwan.

Grammar

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I am certified in English and specialize in grammar. I have a Bachelor's degree in foreign languages. However, I needed to have a solid grasp of the English language in order to succeed in my foreign language classes. I received a 4.0 grade point average in my English classes.


Hard Of Hearing

I am a 5 STAR WyzAnt tutor.

I have worked with individuals who are hearing impaired. We communicate well by making sure we look at each other when we speak. We also speak more slowly than we would to an individual without hearing loss. I do not know sign language so I do not have the ability to communicate that way.

Microsoft Access

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I've been an advanced Microsoft Access user since its inception in the early 1990s. I have developed and maintained hundreds of Access databases for various types of needs. I have also created documentation for users of these customized databases. I have taught Access to many individuals in the workplace, USC interns, and small business owners. I thoroughly enjoy teaching this software, because its power and flexibility allow for the creation of strong and efficient programs.

Microsoft Excel

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I've been an advanced Microsoft Excel user since its inception in the early 1990s. I have developed and maintained hundreds of Excel worksheets for various types of needs. I have taught Excel to many individuals in the workplace, USC interns, and small business owners. I thoroughly enjoy teaching Excel, because its power and flexibility allows for the creation of strong and efficient programs.

Microsoft Windows

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I have used Microsoft Windows since the 1990s when it was version 3.1 and have used every version since then. I have worked with colleagues, teachers, students and small business owners to teach them the "ins and outs" of the product. I have a background implementing payroll and hospital software programs that work with Windows. Prior to Windows I was a heavy DOS and UNIX user. I currently troubleshoot Windows and backend issues both at work and at home.

Microsoft Word

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I've been an advanced Microsoft Word user since its inception in the early 1990s. I have developed and maintained hundreds of Word files for various types of needs. I have taught Word to many individuals in the workplace, USC interns, and small business owners. I thoroughly enjoy teaching this software because it can be very powerful when used together with Microsoft Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Proofreading

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I have about 10 years of proofreading and editing skills. Most of my proofreading projects have been for PhDs. This work was primarily proofreading, re-writing as needed, and correcting grammar issues. I helped scientists write sections in their grant applications where certain sections of their proposals needed to be translated into laymen's terminology.

Reading

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I am certified in English and specialize in reading and writing. My major in college was foreign languages; however, I needed to have a solid grasp of the English language in order to succeed in these foreign languages. I received a 4.0 grade point average in my English classes.

Sewing

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I have been sewing since 1972 and have used both purchased patterns and patterns I have created myself. Sewing skills can save you quite a lot of money by either creating new or repairing clothing.

Spanish

Hello and thank you for considering me for for your Spanish tutor.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and have tutored Spanish for many years to high school students, college students, and adults. I adjust my tutoring style to meet the unique needs of each student and I spend at least two hours between sessions, at no additional charge to you, to prepare for the following tutoring session.

I have my own personal copies of the Spanish textbooks used by high schools in the area and this allows me to prepare lesson plans that are always directly related to the topics covered in each chapter. I am also familiar with the testing styles used by the Spanish teachers in the area and incorporate this information into my tutoring lessons.

Since I come to tutoring sessions completely prepared, you will never lose precious time in sessions like you might with tutors who do not come to sessions as well prepared.

I use many different tutoring methods that help students learn from a variety of formats. I pride myself in keeping my instruction as simple as possible in order to help keep the student's focus. I am confident I can help you or your child improve in Spanish.

Please see my testimonial from the parent of one of my Spanish students who has been receiving 100% grades on her tests.

Study Skills

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

Sometimes a student's study habits are not providing the desired results in school. I work with each student to determine the best techniques that will enhance his or her study skills.

Here are some of my techniques for teaching successful study techniques. First, it is important to determine whether the student is an auditory or visual learner. Auditory learners are the students who understand more by listening. Visual learners need to see something before they will understand the information. Organizational skills also play a part in good study skills. Also trying not to do too much studying at one time also can play a huge part in successful studying skills. Finally, it is important to work on what motivates the student to stay focused while studying.

Tennis

I am a 5 STAR tutor with Wyzant.

I have been teaching tennis since the 1980s. I teach private, semi-private, and group lessons. For intermediate players, I will tailor lessons, if requested, around the student's needs. I work with both adults and children. I have several new and used racquets for beginners who do not yet have them.

I played tennis on my college tennis team and have been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, which is a certified association that is difficult to attain.

Writing

I am a 5 STAR WyzAnt tutor.

I am certified in English and I specialize in writing, reading, and grammar.

My tutoring style is different for each student in order to attempt to meet each tutee's unique needs. I also incorporate some of each student's interests into my tutoring sessions, which helps keep them interested, more motivated, and also helps them retain information better.

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Education

San Diego State University (Spanish)

Great Tutor — Ms. Holly H. has been tutoring my daughter for a few months now. She is very professional and punctual. She started the first meeting as complimentary lesson and made a plan which was just for my daughter. She even bought the textbook and prepared for each sessions. I could see my daughter's improvement after the first couple sessions. Now my daughter has been getting solid As. Thank you, Holly. ...

— Sandy from Arcadia, CA on 1/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Holly will travel within 20 miles of Monrovia, CA 91016.

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