I am unique in that I am a professional actor with a Single-Subject Teaching Credential in English, so I utilize some acting tools to teach Language Arts. I have excellent communication, literary analysis, reading comprehension and listening skills, which I utilize to the nth degree in helping my students achieve their academic goals and reach their potential. I tutor students in all aspects of English Language Arts, including dramatic reading and interpretation, as well as exam prep for such as the SAT and CAHSEE. Though I tutor mostly in grades 8 to 12, I have been tutoring a second grader who is excelling in school, so occasionally I will tutor at elementary levels.
My tutor philosophy is that every minute counts, so I keep student-parent conversations focused on the work in order to have productive sessions. I survey and assess the student at our first meeting, discussing student needs and concerns of the parents so that there is a clear understanding of the work to be done and how I am going to help the student improve. I do not correct homework from students' classes, as their regular teacher may be grading for specific content or technique, which is their responsibility alone.
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