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Louise B.

San Diego, CA

$70/hr

Your Personal English Professor - Writing, Literature, Test Prep

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I am a highly skilled and dynamic English teacher with a private practice. I work with students to improve their writing skills, enabling them to succeed in their current and future English classes, honors or regular. I also specialize in preparing students for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP Composition, AP Literature, and ISEE (private school entrance exam). For seniors in high school, I provide comprehensive college application preparations, with expertise in the University of California and Common Applications (private school applications).

As a reading specialist, I can easily diagnose and remediate difficulties with language while working with adults, college students, and English Language Learners. Furthermore, my experience as a reading specialist means I can teach the strategies necessary to crack the code for critical reading and test prep. I also work with thesis and dissertation candidates.

With over thirty years of experience, I have been head of two English departments, am thoroughly familiar with broad literature and writing models, CA Standards and Common Core. There is not any assignment in English, humanities, or writing that I cannot do. Presently I enjoy working with and motivating students to enjoy their academic work. I also teach college level students and courses online in English and in education.

Here is the bottom line: I can raise your student's test scores. I not only do remediation but also acceleration to give students a head start in the curriculum. I know what is expected of the students and I can deliver. All of my students do very well on the SAT, ACT, and PSAT. They receive fives on the AP Composition and AP Literature tests as well as A’s in their English classes.

I gain students' trust quickly and work efficiently. I don't waste time, yours or mine. Once I incorporate a student into my tutoring practice, I am just an email away if help is needed.

For every student I tutor, I design a specialized program tailored directly to their academic success. My students are generally with me for years as I design a long-term plan for college success while ensuring success in current English classes and standardized testing. Even though I personalize students’ programs, here is a general idea of what I can offer:

If Your Student Is In High School: NEW SAT IS HERE

Although the changes will eliminate a lot of old fashioned vocabulary such as that of Jane Austen, the material will be even more challenging. Students who are in grade nine now will have the new book.

The writing is optional but necessary for applicants to academically challenging universities and colleges. It will be very similar to the kind of writing that I teach for AP Composition and AP Literature. It will require preparation and practice as will the critical reading. The format is a little different than the previous SAT . Overall, I would say it will be more challenging.

The ACT is not changing.

Grade 9/10: work with assigned literature and writing of school and research papers, build strong vocabulary foundation, teach expository writing and critical reading skills, literary analysis, enrichment in classic and modern literature, prepare for future success in AP English classes, prepare for standardized testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT)

Grade 11: work with assigned literature and writing of school and research papers, build more advanced vocabulary, improve upon expository writing and critical reading skills, hone literary analysis skills, work with AP English and Humanities assignments, prepare for the SAT and/or ACT, begin college counseling and start college application essays in June before senior year

Grade 12: complete college essays for the University of California system, write Common Application personal statement (private universities) and supplementary essays for all applications, oversee college process and selection, complete scholarship applications, work with AP English assignments

If Your Student Is In Middle School:

Grade 7/8: work with assigned literature and writing of school and research papers, build strong vocabulary foundation, design personal program for enrichment in literature and expository writing to practice writing skills and literary analysis, introduce students to classic and modern literature, begin PSAT preparation

If Your Student is in Upper Elementary:

Grade 5/6: Assess reading and writing skills to design a personal program to enhance writing, literature, and critical thinking and analysis skills, teach reading comprehension, build strong vocabulary foundation, prepare students for advanced literature and English classes

If You are a College Student:

Undergraduate: support for English and Writing classes, assistance with literary analysis, editing for research papers, preparation for the GRE, planning and assistance with graduate school applications

Graduate and beyond: assistance with work related documents, enhance public speaking and communication skills, editing for Master’s thesis and PhD dissertations, support for English and Writing classes

I hope to see you soon!

Testimonials

"Amazing/inspirational/dynamic tutor."

- Pearl, San Diego, CA on 8/23/13

"Great tutor"

- Sharon, San Diego, CA on 5/22/10
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an English department head of two private schools, K-12. I have taught elementary language arts. I am a reading specialist. I can teach any aspect of reading, language arts, writing, grammar in elementary grades. This includes writing and literature.

ISEE

I have been an English teacher for thirty years. I have been a department head in two private schools and a principal. I am familiar with this test. My areas of expertise are critical reading, vocabulary, usage, and writing. I have a thorough knowledge of literature and teach literary analysis.

Phonics

I have been an English teacher for thirty years and am a reading specialist. I also teach English Language Learners. One of my specialties is teaching phonics to young children or adults.

Public Speaking

As an English department head, I have worked as a debate coach. I am very interested in public speaking and coach students for college interviews.

Study Skills

I have been in education for thirty years. I have been an English department head and a principal. I know how to teach study skills in all areas.

Louise’s Resources

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Unlike years ago when any assignment was confined to the information in the textbook and a library trip, now you can incorporate an experiential assignment into even a tutoring lesson with the use of search engines. Students can easily research an item or topic and compile a project that matches the literature you are reading. This is enjoyable and a great learning experience. You can take... read more

Do not be afraid to start teaching mind mapping in the early grades. It can be started in the third grade with an able student and needs to be started in the fourth grade with paragraph writing. It works very well if you are teaching paragraph with support. This technique provides a visual for the student to use as he or she writes the paragraph. I usually have one student put it on the board... read more

I am writing about the technique of translating the text as a means of internalizing the meaning. This is an old method of teaching reading comprehension and I have recently begun to use it again with success. I have students who are reading Romeo and Juliet, for example. I have the students rewrite a particular passage or speech in their own words as a way of understanding the meaning. Likewise,... read more

Tulane University
English
National College of Education
Master's
UCSD - La Jolla
Master's

Education

Tulane University (English)

National College of Education (Master's)

UCSD - La Jolla (Master's)

Amazing/inspirational/dynamic tutor. — Louise B is a wonderful teacher who has great experiences in teaching English- reading, writing, speaking, AP English classes include English Literature/ACT/SAT prep. The amazing, outstanding thing about Louise is she makes the class fun and dynamic and inspire the students work hard to achieve their fullness potential . My daughter looks forward to her class each week with Louise. Louise is also ...

— Pearl, San Diego, CA on 8/23/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Louise will travel within 0 miles of San Diego, CA 92130.


About Louise

I am a highly skilled and dynamic English teacher with a private practice. I work with students to improve their writing skills, enabling them to succeed in their current and future English classes, honors or regular. I also specialize in preparing students for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP Composition, AP Literature, and ISEE (private school entrance exam). For seniors in high school, I provide comprehensive college application preparations, with expertise in the University of California and Common Applications (private school applications).

As a reading specialist, I can easily diagnose and remediate difficulties with language while working with adults, college students, and English Language Learners. Furthermore, my experience as a reading specialist means I can teach the strategies necessary to crack the code for critical reading and test prep. I also work with thesis and dissertation candidates.

With over thirty years of experience, I have been head of two English departments, am thoroughly familiar with broad literature and writing models, CA Standards and Common Core. There is not any assignment in English, humanities, or writing that I cannot do. Presently I enjoy working with and motivating students to enjoy their academic work. I also teach college level students and courses online in English and in education.

Here is the bottom line: I can raise your student's test scores. I not only do remediation but also acceleration to give students a head start in the curriculum. I know what is expected of the students and I can deliver. All of my students do very well on the SAT, ACT, and PSAT. They receive fives on the AP Composition and AP Literature tests as well as A’s in their English classes.

I gain students' trust quickly and work efficiently. I don't waste time, yours or mine. Once I incorporate a student into my tutoring practice, I am just an email away if help is needed.

For every student I tutor, I design a specialized program tailored directly to their academic success. My students are generally with me for years as I design a long-term plan for college success while ensuring success in current English classes and standardized testing. Even though I personalize students’ programs, here is a general idea of what I can offer:

If Your Student Is In High School: NEW SAT IS HERE

Although the changes will eliminate a lot of old fashioned vocabulary such as that of Jane Austen, the material will be even more challenging. Students who are in grade nine now will have the new book.

The writing is optional but necessary for applicants to academically challenging universities and colleges. It will be very similar to the kind of writing that I teach for AP Composition and AP Literature. It will require preparation and practice as will the critical reading. The format is a little different than the previous SAT . Overall, I would say it will be more challenging.

The ACT is not changing.

Grade 9/10: work with assigned literature and writing of school and research papers, build strong vocabulary foundation, teach expository writing and critical reading skills, literary analysis, enrichment in classic and modern literature, prepare for future success in AP English classes, prepare for standardized testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT)

Grade 11: work with assigned literature and writing of school and research papers, build more advanced vocabulary, improve upon expository writing and critical reading skills, hone literary analysis skills, work with AP English and Humanities assignments, prepare for the SAT and/or ACT, begin college counseling and start college application essays in June before senior year

Grade 12: complete college essays for the University of California system, write Common Application personal statement (private universities) and supplementary essays for all applications, oversee college process and selection, complete scholarship applications, work with AP English assignments

If Your Student Is In Middle School:

Grade 7/8: work with assigned literature and writing of school and research papers, build strong vocabulary foundation, design personal program for enrichment in literature and expository writing to practice writing skills and literary analysis, introduce students to classic and modern literature, begin PSAT preparation

If Your Student is in Upper Elementary:

Grade 5/6: Assess reading and writing skills to design a personal program to enhance writing, literature, and critical thinking and analysis skills, teach reading comprehension, build strong vocabulary foundation, prepare students for advanced literature and English classes

If You are a College Student:

Undergraduate: support for English and Writing classes, assistance with literary analysis, editing for research papers, preparation for the GRE, planning and assistance with graduate school applications

Graduate and beyond: assistance with work related documents, enhance public speaking and communication skills, editing for Master’s thesis and PhD dissertations, support for English and Writing classes

I hope to see you soon!

Testimonials

"Amazing/inspirational/dynamic tutor."

- Pearl, San Diego, CA on 8/23/13

"Great tutor"

- Sharon, San Diego, CA on 5/22/10
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Education

Tulane University
English
National College of Education
Master's
UCSD - La Jolla
Master's

Education

Tulane University (English)

National College of Education (Master's)

UCSD - La Jolla (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of San Diego, CA 92130

Louise’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Louise’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 Louise. View all of Louise’s resources

Unlike years ago when any assignment was confined to the information in the textbook and a library trip, now you can incorporate an experiential assignment into even a tutoring lesson with the use of search engines. Students can easily research an item or topic and compile a project that matches the literature you are reading. This is enjoyable and a great learning experience. You can take... read more

Do not be afraid to start teaching mind mapping in the early grades. It can be started in the third grade with an able student and needs to be started in the fourth grade with paragraph writing. It works very well if you are teaching paragraph with support. This technique provides a visual for the student to use as he or she writes the paragraph. I usually have one student put it on the board... read more

I am writing about the technique of translating the text as a means of internalizing the meaning. This is an old method of teaching reading comprehension and I have recently begun to use it again with success. I have students who are reading Romeo and Juliet, for example. I have the students rewrite a particular passage or speech in their own words as a way of understanding the meaning. Likewise,... read more


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