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Wolfgang S.

Tutor of German, ESL, History and Government

Woodland Hills, CA (91367)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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I believe all students can learn. I am available, Monday to Friday, from 9 to PM. Saturday and Sunday are also open for tutoring. I have recently retired from the classroom. I taught for over 39 years at LAUSD schools. My last eight years were at North Hollywood High School. I taught World History, US History, American Government and Economics there. I also taught ESL classes at Reseda Community Adult School. Specifically Levels, I, II, III and IV for over 21 years. I have many years of experience at the middle school level, teaching 7 to 9th and with reconfiguration, 6th to 8th grade. I began my teaching experiences as a native born German language teacher for the Sullivan School of Languages in the early to mid 1970's.

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Wolfgang’s subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, German, Grammar

American History

I have taught History and Geography of the United States for over 39 years. The last eight years included World and US History as well as American Government and Economics.

Geography

I have taught history and geography classes for almost 40 years with LAUSD. My experience includes both middle school and high school students.

Social Studies

In social studies we investigate the different parts involved in various societies. Their political, religious, and social structure of their society. We study the movements of people in the various aspects that deal with the geography of places. I have taught social studies since 1973 with LAUSD. This includes social studies in middle school, grades 6,7 and 8th. I have also taught the concept of social studies at the high school level, grades 9 to 12.

Study Skills

I try to help students see a clearer picture of what is being learned. In 39 years as a teacher I have used various methods of improving a students study skills. One important idea is the use of breaking down reading materials into smaller chunks. When taking notes, one method that I have found useful for students is the Cornell method. I also encourage my students to use graphic organizers and diagrams so that they can better picture the subject being learned. I preview with the student what is being learned. I find out with the student what they already know about the subject. I have the student summarize what they have just read by saying or writing it in their own words. I recommend that they review what they learned regularly so that it stays fresh.

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Education

B.A. Pepperdine University

Wonderful teacher Wonderful teacher, easy to understand, great lessons, explains everything, gives interesting cultural background information. Adaptable. He is helping me prepare for my trip to Germany. ...

— Barbara from Granada Hills, CA on 2/16/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wolfgang will travel within 15 miles of Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

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