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Debbie S.

Reading/writing, math, organizational skills, history, ISEE prep

Valley Village, CA (91607)

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10 miles
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I have been a classroom teacher for over twenty-five years working with students from 4th grade through college. I love everything about learning, but my passion is teaching kids how to be engaged learners who love school! Being a life coach in addition to an experienced teacher allows me to incorporate many coaching techniques into my tutoring sessions. Thus I am able to help kids work on establishing a positive attitude, organizational skills, social and emotional intelligence as well as academics.

What I love about tutoring is the opportunity to work with kids one-on-one, connect with them, and show them how bright and talented they already are. Together we create a strategy that will turn their challenges around and help them soar.

I believe that every student has an inherent love of learning and that my job is to help them discover and cultivate that love.

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Debbie’s subjects

Algebra 1, Prealgebra
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GED, ISEE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

College Counseling

I have counseled many students through the college process. I have helped them research and select colleges that are a good match for them, have helped them create a timeline that guarantees everything is completed on time. I have also helped students fill out the common application and have worked with them on writing strong college essays. Additionally I have helped students with the financial aid applications.

Elementary (K-6th)

My five years of teaching in a 5th grade classroom qualifies me to teach elementary school. I was a core teach in charge of all curricula and lessons in math, English, social studies, reading, and writing.


I have worked with students in both elementary and middle school on test prep for the ISEE exam. I have tutored them through both the verbal and math sections of the exam and all the students I tutored did well enough on the exam to be admitted to top independent schools.

Social Studies

I am a credentialed Secondary School Social Studies teacher which means I am able to teach history, geography, sociology, psychology to students through high school. I have a degree in sociology with a minor in psychology and have taught college level courses in both subjects as well as contemporary history.

Study Skills

Study skills are essential to student success. I teach active reading, note taking skills, summarizing, outlining, how to review material, how to preview material, and how to determine main idea and supporting detail. I also teach students how to use their textbooks efficiently by reading headings, subheadings, using the index, glossary, and focus questions. I work with students on organizational skills as well including organizing and prioritizing homework, organizing notebooks and folders, using a calendar to plan effectively, and time management.

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University of New Hampshire (Sociology)

Dartmouth College (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Debbie will travel within 10 miles of Valley Village, CA 91607.

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