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Scott S.

Sacramento, CA

$40/hr

Math, Reading, Writing and AP History Tutor!

Background check passed as of 9/14/10
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Math, Reading, Writing and AP History Tutor!

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Hello!

My name is Scott and I am an experienced tutor and educator that has been working in education for five years. I earned my undergraduate degree in education from Dominican University of California and I my master's degree in history from Sonoma State University. I have a teaching credential from Sacramento State University in History. I am a professionally trained reading tutor and I have been very successful helping kids with reading problems improve their skills. I was trained by Lindamood Bell Learning Processes and I successfully helped kids struggling with reading improve their reading scores by a whole grade level in just one summer. I have also tutored students in math, history and writing.

I have worked with kids of all ages. I was a teacher with an after school program in the Bay area, where I managed classes of twenty kids. When it comes time to tutor, I like to reinforce skills that are being introduced by the classroom teachers, but adjust instruction based on a student's ability level. When tutoring reading, I have highly effective methods I use to improve phonetic awareness and reading comprehension.

It is important for me as a tutor to work closely with students and parents to develop a plan that will best help students meet their academic goals. I encourage parent feedback and I am happy to offer homework help in addition to other skill-building methods I use.

Testimonials

"My son went from low C's to solid A's in Pre-Algebra!"

- Betsy, Sacramento, CA on 5/30/13

"Very patient, Great tutor!"

- Liz, Sacramento, CA on 10/7/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with elementary aged students in various settings for five years. Most of my experience working with elementary students comes from my time working as an instructional assistant and after school program manager for the Blue Oak School in Napa, as well as the three after school programs I have worked for since 2006. I have other experience from being a substitute teacher where I frequently subbed for elementary classrooms.

I tutored students individually while I worked for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes in the summer of 2009. This program trained me to help kids with reading challenges improve their reading skills. I have managed large groups of elementary students in classroom settings.

Phonics

I have been professionally trained by Lindamood-Bell Learning processes, a well respect tutoring agency, to tutor students in phonemic awareness in order to improve their reading skills. Many times students have trouble associating letters with their sounds. This creates the agonizing dilemma faced by many parents of their children not being able to read smoothly. My training focused on helping kids to improve their phonemic awareness by using multiple senses to improve their phonemic awareness.

When I tutored during the summer of 2009 for Lindamood-Bell, I was able to improve student's scores by a whole grade level in just one summer.

Scott’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Scott. View all of Scott’s resources

I have taught hundreds of students over the years. One thing I have realized is that sometimes when a student is having trouble understanding a particular subject, idea, or problem, that student usually needs to be shown how to do something in a different way. The fact that a student "does not get" something normally doesn't suggest that the student has a disability, is developmentally... read more

Dominican University of California
Education
Sonoma State University
Master's

Education

Dominican University of California (Education)

Sonoma State University (Master's)

My son went from low C's to solid A's in Pre-Algebra! — Scott tutored my 6th grader to help him grasp the concepts of Pre-Algebra. Scott is a patient teacher and understood immediately where my son needed the most help. They worked together two days a week to review assigned homework for correction and understanding. After the homework, Scott would follow-up with extra math problems to make sure he understood the concepts. Over a two month period, my s ...

— Betsy, Sacramento, CA on 5/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 15 miles of Sacramento, CA 95841.


About Scott

Hello!

My name is Scott and I am an experienced tutor and educator that has been working in education for five years. I earned my undergraduate degree in education from Dominican University of California and I my master's degree in history from Sonoma State University. I have a teaching credential from Sacramento State University in History. I am a professionally trained reading tutor and I have been very successful helping kids with reading problems improve their skills. I was trained by Lindamood Bell Learning Processes and I successfully helped kids struggling with reading improve their reading scores by a whole grade level in just one summer. I have also tutored students in math, history and writing.

I have worked with kids of all ages. I was a teacher with an after school program in the Bay area, where I managed classes of twenty kids. When it comes time to tutor, I like to reinforce skills that are being introduced by the classroom teachers, but adjust instruction based on a student's ability level. When tutoring reading, I have highly effective methods I use to improve phonetic awareness and reading comprehension.

It is important for me as a tutor to work closely with students and parents to develop a plan that will best help students meet their academic goals. I encourage parent feedback and I am happy to offer homework help in addition to other skill-building methods I use.

Testimonials

"My son went from low C's to solid A's in Pre-Algebra!"

- Betsy, Sacramento, CA on 5/30/13

"Very patient, Great tutor!"

- Liz, Sacramento, CA on 10/7/13
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Education

Dominican University of California
Education
Sonoma State University
Master's

Education

Dominican University of California (Education)

Sonoma State University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sacramento, CA 95841

Scott’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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.


Scott’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Scott. View all of Scott’s resources

I have taught hundreds of students over the years. One thing I have realized is that sometimes when a student is having trouble understanding a particular subject, idea, or problem, that student usually needs to be shown how to do something in a different way. The fact that a student "does not get" something normally doesn't suggest that the student has a disability, is developmentally... read more


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