I have tutored students in preparing for the English portion of the ACT exam during the past year. This included essay writing where I instructed in the type and structure the ACT examiners are looking for. I received 5-star ratings from the students' parent.
I have worked in 2 classrooms containing ADD and ADHD students at Los Angeles Unified school district for 4 years. I learned much about these students. I learned they need a very structured environment, without distractions. goals spelled out and positive reinforcement through-out tasks and when goal is reached. I have assisted in writing IEPs-- evaluations and plans. I have seen my students improve. I've had graduate classes in special education at California State University Northridge.
I have studied the "old testament" from the Jewish perspective for many years now in a synagogue Hebrew school setting, at specialized summer camps, at seminars, in university classes, and on Saturdays at synagogue. I feel I am well versed and can present various points of view.
I have assisted high school seniors in writing their college application essays and have been able to help students explore response possibilities,develop ideas and supporting details, write, proofread and edit. I received 5 star ratings from parents and students.I have taken a Masters level College Counseling class at California State University Northridge.
I have helped students k-6 for a total of 10 years in various settings. For four years I was a teacher's assistant in the Los Angeles Unified School District; I worked one on one with students of all grades helping them with their assignments in all subject areas and special projects. I have been a tutor for 6 years with agencies, helping k-6 students with multiple subjects. I enjoy working with children of all ages.
I have six years experience teaching English to all grade levels. This includes grammar, spelling, reading comprehension, writing essays and research papers,sentence structure etc.
I have 6 years of experience teaching English to Spanish and Arabic and Thai people. We used exercises for conversation, reading, writing and sentence structure.
I can teach the aleph bet (alphabet, basic reading and conversation, some grammar, and some vocabulary, I can also tutor in pronunciation and in some prayers. I had 2 semesters of Hebrew in college plus 3 years of Hebrew in an after school program as a child. I've taught Hebrew in several after-school programs. Some of my family speaks Hebrew, and I have participated in some conversations with them. I have navigated Isreal using Hebrew.
I have tutored classic literature, interpretation and analysis, and symbolism. Some of the texts I've done are The Hunger Games, Paradise Lost, and some Shakespeare.
I have proofread professionally for a company that published chamber of commerce books. I have proofread 22 college and high school essays and research papers in the past three years.
I have taken a Masters level college Counseling Class at California State University Northridge. I have worked at the Veteran's Administration Hospital as a Therapist. I have been a volunteer in counseling groups in Los Angeles County for 15 years. I have read many books on the subject of mental illnesses and counseling.
I have been a theatre director for many years where I instructed people how to deliver lines and monologues. I have taken many public speaking classes and have given many speeches. I also know how to organize, write and present a speech. I will teach these skills to my students!
I have experience with Judaism. I have studied the "Torah" the Jewish bible and Judaisms related customs, holidays and religious practices, for many years now in a synagogue Hebrew school setting, at specialized summer camps, at seminars, in university classes, and on Saturdays at synagogue. I have worked as a religious school teacher and also as a speaker on Jewish subjects. I feel I am well versed and can present the information well.
I have experience with the SAT writing portion of the exam. This includes the essay writing,from planning and outlining to writing, and reviewing. It also includes the multiple choice verbal part of the exam, which is considered part of the writing skills testing.
My students skills greatly improved. I have been tutoring writing and English for four years.
I have worked with special needs students for 7 years including 4 years with Los Angeles Unified School District and through a private tutoring agency. Most showed much improvement in their skill levels, self confidence and ability to focus. Special needs students require extra patience and the division of subjects into smaller, digestible chunks, with more detailed explanations. I look forward to assisting these special students.
As a therapist, I was successful in getting three children to speak, who didn't speak before. With adults, I have also had success. I worked with a schizophrenic adult whose speech was rather mixed up and not making sense, between medication changes and my work with him, he learned to speak simple, complete sentences that made sense. I feel my successes with these people demonstrate my adeptness at tutoring speech.
I have tutored acting since I was very young and directed as well as wrote plays. I have participated in theatre arts activities all the way through high school and college and have taken classes in acting, directing, and stage management. I have produced a number of plays, including musicals and dramas and comedies. I have directed both children and adults.
I am a published writer in newspapers and magazines. This includes fiction and non-fiction writing. For four years, I have tutored both fiction and non fiction writing to all ages--first grade to post graduate school. This includes the mechanics of writing as well as the aesthetics of writing. My students have given me 5-star ratings.