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Jonnie P.

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Oakland, CA (94606)

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Jonnie's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
General Computer
Grammar
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Russian more »
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Reading
GRE
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Homeschool:
English more »
ESL/ESOL
Reading more »
Study Skills more »
Writing
Business:
GRE
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Grammar
Reading more »
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Music:
Ear Training more »
General Music more »
Music History more »
Music Theory
History:
American History
Anthropology more »
European History
Geography
Government & Politics
Music History more »
Religion more »
Social Studies more »
World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Russian more »
TOEFL
Science:
Anthropology more »
Computer:
Desktop Publishing more »
General Computer
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Windows more »
Microsoft Word
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
English more »
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Proofreading
Reading more »
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing

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Anthropology

As a Women's Studies major in college I took many social science courses which included anthropological references or data. I also took a physical anthropology course and anthropology of religion as part of my general education requirements. Finally, as a lifelong amateur student of history I have often encountered anthropological studies and data, since the study of history and anthropology are so interconnected.

Desktop Publishing

I worked for about 14 years as a technical writer. An integral part of the job consisted of formatting written materials for book form or online publication using a software package like FraMaker and others. The material would then be printed and published, usually in house.

Ear Training

In college I was a music major, although after completing most of the major I had to drop it to a minor. I'm also a singer. While my ear training skills aren't as razor sharp as they were when I was a student, I can definitely still help beginning to intermediate learners. I recently successfully tutored a U. C. Berkeley student who was taking a beginning music theory class and got a favorable written review from her stating that I enabled her to pass her class.

English

For many years I made my living as a technical writer - where the good use of the English language was my bread and butter. I am also a former child immigrant, so understand the needs of English learners.

General Music

I completed most of a music major in college, eventually dropping it to a minor, but completing two years of theory, musicianship and ear training. I am also a performing singer. Recently I helped a U.C. Berkeley student pass her music class and got a positive review.

Microsoft Windows

I have been a Windows user from the beginning and also spent many years working as a technical writer in an IT environment. My knowledge of Windows is at the level of a "power user" which also includes some junior admin tasks. If I don't know how to do it myself I usually know where to find out.

Music History

I completed most of a music major in college, eventually dropping it to a minor, but completing 3+ years of classes including music history. Music history, particularly in the Common Practice Period and before is an essential scaffolding for working with all aspects of Western art music. As a music major I studied the major musical stylistic periods and the composers who were active during those periods -- for example, J.S. Bach as typifying the Baroque.

Reading

I currently tutor high school kids at Fremont High in reading comprehension and writing. I am highly literate in two languages (English and Russian) and have passed all the Wyzant verbal, grammar, reading and writing qualifications. I can help struggling students with reading skills.

Religion

I have many years of involvement in religious practice -- mostly Jewish Renewal, but with interest in religion in general and particularly Judaism, Sufism and Christianity. While I am an amateur and not a religious scholar, I believe that I have a strong grasp of many religious concepts. Particular areas of strength are Judaism, comparative religion, and Jewish and Christian theology. I have also taken religious studies classes such as History of World Religions, Anthropology of Religion and a year-long program called Immersion in Jewish Spirituality.

Russian

I am a native speaker of Russian and speak the language fluently. I can help beginning and intermediate learners to learn the language. I can also provide conversation practice.

Social Studies

I was a Women's Studies major in college. This is a very interdisciplinary major, including many social science and humanities classes. I also have a music minor and a strong general education in the liberal arts (through both my major and minor, general education requirement and personal interests). Social studies are an interdisciplinary subject that includes a compilation of humanities and social sciences. I feel that my liberal arts background as well as broad knowledge of social science methods and findings sets me up to be a strong resource for students in this area.

Study Skills

I was a good student in college and later a good technical writer partly because of my strong analytical, reading, writing, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. I find that these skills now serve me in the coaching I do at Fremont High School and for the Department of Rehabilitation. I believe that a core aspect of academic success is the ability to break a problem down into individual tasks and to understand the requirements for success at each of these tasks. When a student is having difficulty I look for where this process has broken down and help the student get understanding and mastery of the missing step.

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Approved Subjects

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