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Lisa K.

Oak View, CA

$50/hr

High School Creative Science and Teacher (and Hebrew!)

Usually responds in about 12 hours

High School Creative Science and Teacher (and Hebrew!)

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Hello there! My name is Lisa K. and I am a certified earth science, biology and chemistry teacher with the state of California. I have been working with teenagers and high school students for 20 years, in Israel, and here. In Ojai, I worked at the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation on video and media projects, and now I'm a science teacher (and fluent in Hebrew, in case you want to learn Biology in Hebrew, for example). I am excited about sharing my love of science with you, and learning what turns you on so I can best teach what you need to know.

I have a lot of experience in tutoring and personalized learning, and know how to modify lesson plans to meet your specific interests and learning styles. I have been working for 8 years in Vista Real Charter High School, an independent study, one-on-one personalized learning program in Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Paula. Before that, in Israel and in America, I have been involved in alternative education schools since I knew how to spell the words 'alter native' (I mean, alternative!).

Believe it or not (and as a scientist, I prefer that you don't, until you have sufficient proof!), I really love to study and teach the sciences because of the way it trains the mind to think critically, and brings out into the open the incredible nature of nature, the unity of living things in their environments, in all their diversity and complexity.

Besides teaching, I write plays, hike, garden, and play music.

For me, as a tutor, communication is the key to making this work, and I hope you, if you become my student, will feel free to ask/tell me whatever you have in your heart and mind to share as we work together.

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hebrew
Homeschool:
Biology,
Chemistry,
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Hebrew

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.

Biology

I have been teaching High School Biology for 8 years in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning.
I love making the material relevant, understandable and even fun!

Chemistry

I have been teaching High School Chemistry in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. Chemistry is especially challenging, but I can definitely help you get the hang of it, and make it interesting, and even fun!

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified high school teacher and have been working one-on-one with students of different cultures in various capacities for over 20 years. In Israel, I enjoyed teaching English to non-English speakers for 15 years. I have had the personal experience of living in a different culture and learning the Hebrew language from scratch, so I am aware of the challenges and intricacies of learning a new language in a foreign land.

I have been teaching Science and English in an independent-study public high school for the past nine years here in Ventura County. I also teach Hebrew.

I understand how hard it is to learn a non-native language, and I know how to make it easier, and fun. Although I speak Spanish enough to get by, I am currently learning how to speak it better, so language learning is something I am continually engaged in as a student, which helps me understand how to be an even better teacher.

Hebrew

I lived in Israel for 15 years and became fluent in Hebrew. I know the difficulties in learning that unique language, and am well versed in the Jewish and Israeli culture.
I taught Hebrew for 5 years in Sunday School in Ojai, CA, and have tutored privately on and off for the past 10 years in America.

Physical Science

I have been teaching High School Earth Science and Physical Science for over 8 years in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning.
I love making the material relevant, understandable and even fun!

Brown University
CSU Los Angeles-teaching credential
Other
CSU East Bay
Enrolled

Education

Brown University

CSU Los Angeles-teaching credential (Other)

CSU East Bay (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 30 miles of Oak View, CA 93022.


About Lisa

Hello there! My name is Lisa K. and I am a certified earth science, biology and chemistry teacher with the state of California. I have been working with teenagers and high school students for 20 years, in Israel, and here. In Ojai, I worked at the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation on video and media projects, and now I'm a science teacher (and fluent in Hebrew, in case you want to learn Biology in Hebrew, for example). I am excited about sharing my love of science with you, and learning what turns you on so I can best teach what you need to know.

I have a lot of experience in tutoring and personalized learning, and know how to modify lesson plans to meet your specific interests and learning styles. I have been working for 8 years in Vista Real Charter High School, an independent study, one-on-one personalized learning program in Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Paula. Before that, in Israel and in America, I have been involved in alternative education schools since I knew how to spell the words 'alter native' (I mean, alternative!).

Believe it or not (and as a scientist, I prefer that you don't, until you have sufficient proof!), I really love to study and teach the sciences because of the way it trains the mind to think critically, and brings out into the open the incredible nature of nature, the unity of living things in their environments, in all their diversity and complexity.

Besides teaching, I write plays, hike, garden, and play music.

For me, as a tutor, communication is the key to making this work, and I hope you, if you become my student, will feel free to ask/tell me whatever you have in your heart and mind to share as we work together.

Education

Brown University
CSU Los Angeles-teaching credential
Other
CSU East Bay
Enrolled

Education

Brown University

CSU Los Angeles-teaching credential (Other)

CSU East Bay (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Oak View, CA 93022

Lisa’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hebrew
Homeschool:
Biology,
Chemistry,
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Hebrew

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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