I am an experienced tutor currently tutoring students from 1st grade level up to college level in Honolulu. I tutor a multitude of subjects, including English reading and writing, geometry, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, geography, and standardized tests, such as the SAT, SSAT, and ASVAB. I also help students overcome learning obstacles on their way to acquiring specific skills. My focus is on understanding each student's own learning goals and how he or she likes to work. Instruction is designed around each individual student's specific goals and needs.
I graduated cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor's in Communications in 2006. I have tutored gifted students, failing students in need of remedial tutoring, working adults, and ESL students. I speak some Cantonese, Spanish, and Mandarin as well.
We can meet at any place you'd like. Common tutoring locations include fast-food restaurants (like McDonald's), libraries, students' homes, and coffee shops- basically, any quiet indoor location. My travel radius is east to Hawaii Kai, west to Pearl City, and windward to Kailua. If I have to travel outside of that radius to meet the student, then I would have to charge extra, depending on exactly how much farther I would have to travel. I work seven days a week, preferably between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
I require a minimum of 1.5 hours per session, as any less time than that would make it not worth my while to make the drive to and from the tutoring site for each session. The average session length is 2 hours, but I have gone as high as 4 hours per session. I also require 24-hour notice before a scheduled session is to be canceled or rescheduled for non-emergency reasons. The reason is that last-minute scheduling changes create a heavy financial burden on a tutor, as expected work and income for that reserved time slot does not materialize. If the student(s) is absent or unable to make the scheduled session for non-emergency reasons and 24-hour notice was not given, then the scheduled session will be charged at its usual rate as if it had occurred in its entirety. Of course, I would prefer if notice was given as soon as it was known that the student(s) would be unable to make it to tutoring.
If you are interested in my help, then please send me an email about the Student's Learning Needs, Grade Level, Where You Would Like To Meet, and Preferred Day of Week and Time, and I will get back to you about when I'm available.
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