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Sophia N.

Fun and Creative Teacher

Alameda, CA (94502)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$100.00
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I am a fun, friendly and creative teacher with over 18 years experience teaching students from K-16. I have a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley and a Masters degree in Education from UCLA. I am fluent in conversational Mandarin.

I have been both a private tutor (18 years) and a classroom teacher (4 years). I have decided to return to tutoring because being able to motivate and teach individual students is my passion. I have experience helping students with learning challenges. I have experience with students with ADD, Dyslexia and Aspergers. I believe that learning should be fun and strive to make my lessons multi-sensory and memorable. Everyone deserves to feel success in school.

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Sophia’s subjects

Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, COOP/HSPT, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
American History, World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 9 years of experience teaching elementary school students all subjects. I wrote and implemented math curriculum for a elementary tutorial program and have been a elementary school classroom teacher specializing in social studies and literature.

ESL/ESOL

I have over 10 years experience teaching English Language Learners. I have helped many international students and business professionals how to master the English language. The lessons I teach include: Vocabulary and Grammar, Conversational English, American Culture, Writing, Interview skills, Resume and Cover Letter preparation, Accent Reduction and TOEFL test preparation.

I am a child of immigrants, so I know how hard it is to find time to learn and master the English language. I believe that an ESL teacher should be fun and patient.

Public Speaking

I enjoy helping others overcome their fear of public speaking. I was a competitive speaker for many years and I have a multitude of strategies I can share to help people master the art of speaking in public. Whether it is for a simple school assignment or important work presentation, I can guide my students toward giving clear, concise, informative and often entertaining speeches.

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to my students for many years. As a classroom teacher, I would dedicate a good portion of my time teaching my students how to study, organize their materials, and use their time effectively to complete assignments and prepare for quizzes and tests. I found that many time students just needed a little guidance on how to take good notes, create flashcards and other study strategies in order to master the material.

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Education

UC Berkeley

UCLA (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sophia will travel within 5 miles of Alameda, CA 94501.

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