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Kai M.

South Bay Tutor looking for part-time opportunities

San Pedro, CA (90732)

Travel radius
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Hi, I'm an empty-nester mom and looking for some part-time tutoring work. I have two grown daughters and have always loved teaching. Before having children, I received a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Sociology, and a Secondary Teaching Credential at California State University at Chico, CA. I taught Sociology at C.S.U., Chico for one year before I moved to L.A. with my husband for his career.

I volunteered for many years at my children's pre-school, elementary, junior, and senior high schools in Brentwood, CA. and Palos Verdes, CA. I love teaching children and helping them to succeed! I enjoy tutoring all subjects, especially English; writing, reading,and comprehension. I have many local references available from past and current tutoring jobs. I have some afternoons, early evenings and some week-ends free, if notified in advance.

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Kai’s subjects

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Psychology, Sociology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Cooking, Sewing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading


I am an excellent cook! I've been cooking my whole life and enjoy entertaining monthly. I belong to a Friday night appetizer group and a monthly dinner group. I have taught some cooking classes to my students to teach reading and comprehension and measurements while following recipe directions.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been privately tutoring children from K-11th for 3 years in San Pedro. I have many references available. I am currently tutoring 3 third graders and 2 fifth graders. Prior to privately tutoring, I volunteered for 20 years in my children's schools in the Palos Verdes School District from pre-K through junior high. During my Masters program at C.S.U. Chico, I taught Sociology.


I have a M.A. in Sociology from C.S.U. Chico and taught Sociology during graduate school.

Study Skills

I have been teaching study skills to my children and my students for many years. I have references available from my students' parents and teachers.

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California State Univ. Chico

California State University, Chico (Master's)

Most improved, thanks to Kai! — Kai has been tutoring our daughter for three months, primarily in language arts. Just a week ago, my daughter, who has struggled with reading comprehension, was awarded the Most Improved Student in Reading! I am sure that Kai's patient, methodical approach had everything to do with this improvement. Great tutor whom I strongly recommend. ...

— Cathy, Carson, CA on 3/29/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kai will travel within 10 miles of San Pedro, CA 90732.

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