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Christine O.

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Redwood City, CA (94061)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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My love of teaching comes from a lifelong of learning both in and out of the classroom. I delight in helping students to realize their potential and improve their performance on tests. I help students release negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs that may be blocking their ability to study, and replace these with training that develops both left and right brains.

I specialize in tutoring reading, writing and math for success in school and on exams. My goal in each session is to provide tasks that stretch and challenge the student like a good workout at the gym.

My tutoring service in reading includes phonemic awareness, learning the most common words by sight, reading comprehension and fluency. Writing skills include spelling, grammar, sentence structure and editing.

Parents are often amazed at the difference in their child's behavior and attitude -- wonderful "side-effects" of building these basic skills.

I have worked more than 10 years as an elementary school teacher and as a private tutor of children and adults. I delight in witnessing the change from "I can't read" to "I love to read", with the help of proven methods. Students who were behind several grade levels have learned to read and write independently.

My most memorable teaching experience took place in the Fiji Islands when all the schools were shut down because of a political coup. A group of children aged 4-9 appeared at my front door with big smiles on their faces, expecting me to teach them! The next few weeks were unforgettable as we created learning materials for each child and worked together as a team so that each child could succeed. I am committed to helping your child succeed by developing a basic foundation in language and math skills.

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Christine’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Test Preparation:
Homeschool:
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

College Counseling

I earned a Masters in Science in Educational Psychology from Cal State Hayward. I was licensed as a Marriage Family Child Therapist. I majored in English and minored in Communications for my B.A. degree.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught for 10 years in elementary schools. I taught at Sacred Heart Schools in Greenwich CT and in San Francisco. I have experience tutoring children and adults in reading, writing, and test preparation strategies.

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary math in classroom and private tutor settings for over 6 years. I use a multi-sensory approach so that math concepts are learned through games and manipulation of physical objects.

Phonics

I earned a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, including coursework in elementary education. I taught in private elementary schools for 10 years. I tutored in the Riverside Unified School District and at the San Jacinto Public Library for 3 years. I use a multi-sensory approach based on the Lindamood-Bell Phoneme Sequencing Program.

Proofreading

I have proofread professionally while I was employed by The Academy for Future Science from 2005-2013. This included proofreading books (The Overself Awakening, and The Seventy Two Living Divine Names of the Most High), articles, and promotional materials for events. This also included checking words in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.

Reading

I have taught reading in elementary schools and in private tutoring sessions for over 10 years. I use a multi-sensory approach with emphasis on phonics to take the guesswork out of reading. Methods I use include Lindamood-Bell, Orton Gillingham, and "Brain Gym". Attitudes change quickly from "I can't" to "I CAN!"

Study Skills

I have taught in classrooms and as a tutor to help students learn many subjects. Study skills required for success in learning include organization, time management, establishing study habits, keeping motivation high, transforming negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs, and behavior modification. These skills are developed in a step-by-step manner with constant monitoring to stay on track and adjust to individual needs of the student. I provide support and correction when needed to establish a solid foundation of study skills.

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Education

Lone Mountain College (English)

Cal State University, Hayward (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christine will travel within 10 miles of Redwood City, CA 94061.

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