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Richard A.

Experienced Spanish, English, and ESL tutor (& more!)

San Mateo, CA (94403)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
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Richard's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
English:
English
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Vocabulary
Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology more »
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Spanish more »
History:
American History
Geography
Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
ESL/ESOL
Reading
SAT Reading
Spanish more »
Study Skills more »
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Proofreading
Spanish more »

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) because of experience tutoring children in this age range. I worked with Newton, The Children's Learning Center, Inc. (headquartered in Foster City, CA) and worked with this age group at Baywood Elementary School in San Mateo, CA. I tutored children each day during this after-school program (from 2:30-6 PM). I worked with children in a variety of grades and helped them learn mathematics, reading and writing skills, science, and more. My methods included asking questions as a diagnostic gauge of their understanding and then teach them a concept in a patient and lighthearted manner. Gaining a child's trust and attention is just as important as didactically teaching material. My experience tutoring children in multiple subjects and at these grade levels qualifies me to tutor Elementary (K-6th).

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor in Sociology because I took many sociology classes while attending Santa Clara University and excelled in them. I included a variety of sociology courses in my Peace and Justice Studies degree and successfully completed all the courses. I have tutored numerous students in various sociology classes and have the skills to help them analyze and understand the concepts involved.

Spanish

I am approved/certified by WyzAnt as a Spanish tutor.

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor students in study skills because I have helped numerous tutees significantly improve their study techniques, leading them to higher scores on their tests, quizzes, and final exams. My tutoring methods emphasize effective study habits: making a thorough plan about what needs to be covered, in what order, and then executing on that plan. I have helped students become more disciplined, systematic, and focused in their study skills. I follow up with students between tutoring sessions to check in on their studying. I provide homework assignments for some of my students and use this tool to measure their study skills over time. I look over their assignments and discern how they are studying. I affirm what they are doing well and offer tips and suggestions in terms of improvements. Typically, making a plan and reviewing its execution has been the most effective way to help students improve their study habits and achieve better outcomes.

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Approved Subjects

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