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Eva S.

Professional, Effective Tutoring with Dr. Eva

Professional, Effective Tutoring with Dr. Eva

$120/hour

  • 597 hours tutoring

About Eva


Bio

When I was young I thought I wasn't smart. I know how it feels. Later, I nailed strategies for academic success. I won national academic awards and numerous scholarships and earned my Masters and PhD. I help children, teens, college-students, and grad students build academic confidence and success, and I make it fun. My six-year-old pupil who froze with stress when trying to read or write quickly shifted into joyful reading and writing. My international grad student, who was flunking a core...

When I was young I thought I wasn't smart. I know how it feels. Later, I nailed strategies for academic success. I won national academic awards and numerous scholarships and earned my Masters and PhD. I help children, teens, college-students, and grad students build academic confidence and success, and I make it fun. My six-year-old pupil who froze with stress when trying to read or write quickly shifted into joyful reading and writing. My international grad student, who was flunking a core requirement while also struggling with English, earned a B, allowing him to graduate and pursue his dreams. Patient and encouraging, I tailor my tutoring to the student's needs and learning style.

Throughout my doctoral training, fellow students sought me out for academic help. Later, teaching at a university, I helped students succeed despite challenges. I have extensive training in child and adult development and the brain, learning, intelligence, and clinical psychology, as well as math, music, and other fields. I previously worked with children and adults as their psychotherapist. Now I work with normal individuals of all ages to lay aside self doubt and succeed academically.


Education

San Francisco State University
Liberal Studies
Palo Alto University (Clinical psychology)
Masters
Palo Alto University (Clinical psychology; APA accredited)
PhD

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Bring the joy of learning to your kindergarten through sixth-grade child. I help children enjoy learning and build a foundation of confidence in reading, writing, math, and other elementary-school subjects. A former child psychotherapist, I have doctoral-level training in child development, learning, brain function, and child well being to help your child succeed. I enjoy helping child students leave stress behind and take delight in learning.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

My math tutoring is exceptional, drawing on doctoral training in child development, learning, and the brain, past experience as child psychotherapist, and my passion for unleashing children's academic confidence. Elementary math skills constitute the foundation for a lifetime of math confidence. Give your child an optimal start with professional, compassionate math tutoring.
Reading,

Reading

Enjoy seeing your child smile as he or she learns to read. Working remotely, I help your kindergarten through third-grade child master reading. The first step is a "Read Well Now" parent consultation with me. Then, the parents purchase third-party materials (under $200) that I use to teach your child without stress. Parents who wish to help teach are encouraged to do so under my guidance. If preferred, I do all of the teaching. It's a joy to watch your child master reading with confidence.
Study Skills

English

English,

English

Would you like to speak and understand English? I can help. My tutoring is patient and encouraging. We use exercises that help you learn English more easily. Are you an international student struggling with courses because they are taught in English? I can help you with your courses. For example, an international student was flunking his graduate course, but after we worked together, he passed and graduated with his master’s degree. I'm glad to help you in the same way. Do you already know English well, but you’d like to improve your English writing? I help with that, too. For example, I am helping a working professional write high-quality English communications to help his business. Similarly, I help English-speaking students improve their written English for their courses.
Reading,

Reading

Enjoy seeing your child smile as he or she learns to read. Working remotely, I help your kindergarten through third-grade child master reading. The first step is a "Read Well Now" parent consultation with me. Then, the parents purchase third-party materials (under $200) that I use to teach your child without stress. Parents who wish to help teach are encouraged to do so under my guidance. If preferred, I do all of the teaching. It's a joy to watch your child master reading with confidence.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Improve your SAT score for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and unleash your SAT confidence with Dr. Eva. I help you master the material and optimize your approach for SAT exam success. My tutoring and mentoring draw on years of experience with education and testing, my university teaching experience, my coaching skill to bring out your best, and my passion for students' success. Students are often astonished at the results from our work together. Get the best possible guidance for your SAT success.
Writing

Writing

I help all age levels - from young children to doctoral candidates - unleash your writing skills. Through our work together, a young child who froze with stress about writing learned to enjoy it. My grad students and dissertation students replace overwhelm with confident writing. International students who struggle with English improve their grades. Unleashing your writing talent can be very rewarding! If you are required to learn APA style (APA format), I teach that as well. While teaching at the university I often graded students' use of APA style. Mastering it, if needed, skyrockets your professionalism and confidence! Polish your writing with Dr. Eva's supportive tutoring.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Bring the joy of learning to your kindergarten through sixth-grade child. I help children enjoy learning and build a foundation of confidence in reading, writing, math, and other elementary-school subjects. A former child psychotherapist, I have doctoral-level training in child development, learning, brain function, and child well being to help your child succeed. I enjoy helping child students leave stress behind and take delight in learning.
English,

English

Would you like to speak and understand English? I can help. My tutoring is patient and encouraging. We use exercises that help you learn English more easily. Are you an international student struggling with courses because they are taught in English? I can help you with your courses. For example, an international student was flunking his graduate course, but after we worked together, he passed and graduated with his master’s degree. I'm glad to help you in the same way. Do you already know English well, but you’d like to improve your English writing? I help with that, too. For example, I am helping a working professional write high-quality English communications to help his business. Similarly, I help English-speaking students improve their written English for their courses.
Piano,

Piano

I teach all levels of piano playing, beginning to concert level. I was fortunate to study piano for 17 + years with exceptional instructors, including the internationally beloved pianist, William Corbett-Jones. I performed solo many times at San Francisco State University and received a number of scholarships based on my piano playing. For beginning piano students I have innovated fun approaches for easier learning. For concert-level pianists I enrich your musical expression and stage presence. Due to the pandemic, I have developed methods of teaching piano remotely, so my students can continue your passion for piano.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

You or your child can enjoy pre-algebra! I tailor lessons to the student's preferred style of learning and processing. For example, if a student is strong in auditory processing, not visual processing, I adapt lessons accordingly, making it much easier for the student. If the student missed math concepts from earlier grades, I help fill in the gaps and build the student's confidence. In addition to my strong math background, students benefit from my doctoral-level training in learning and confidence building. I am prepared to teach pre-algebra to home-schooled students, those taking pre-algebra courses, or anyone who wants to master pre-algebra. Pre-algebra mastery is a huge help to students as they advance through high-school and college math courses.
Reading,

Reading

Enjoy seeing your child smile as he or she learns to read. Working remotely, I help your kindergarten through third-grade child master reading. The first step is a "Read Well Now" parent consultation with me. Then, the parents purchase third-party materials (under $200) that I use to teach your child without stress. Parents who wish to help teach are encouraged to do so under my guidance. If preferred, I do all of the teaching. It's a joy to watch your child master reading with confidence.
Writing,

Writing

I help all age levels - from young children to doctoral candidates - unleash your writing skills. Through our work together, a young child who froze with stress about writing learned to enjoy it. My grad students and dissertation students replace overwhelm with confident writing. International students who struggle with English improve their grades. Unleashing your writing talent can be very rewarding! If you are required to learn APA style (APA format), I teach that as well. While teaching at the university I often graded students' use of APA style. Mastering it, if needed, skyrockets your professionalism and confidence! Polish your writing with Dr. Eva's supportive tutoring.
Study Skills

Math

Prealgebra

Prealgebra

You or your child can enjoy pre-algebra! I tailor lessons to the student's preferred style of learning and processing. For example, if a student is strong in auditory processing, not visual processing, I adapt lessons accordingly, making it much easier for the student. If the student missed math concepts from earlier grades, I help fill in the gaps and build the student's confidence. In addition to my strong math background, students benefit from my doctoral-level training in learning and confidence building. I am prepared to teach pre-algebra to home-schooled students, those taking pre-algebra courses, or anyone who wants to master pre-algebra. Pre-algebra mastery is a huge help to students as they advance through high-school and college math courses.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Bring the joy of learning to your kindergarten through sixth-grade child. I help children enjoy learning and build a foundation of confidence in reading, writing, math, and other elementary-school subjects. A former child psychotherapist, I have doctoral-level training in child development, learning, brain function, and child well being to help your child succeed. I enjoy helping child students leave stress behind and take delight in learning.
English,

English

Would you like to speak and understand English? I can help. My tutoring is patient and encouraging. We use exercises that help you learn English more easily. Are you an international student struggling with courses because they are taught in English? I can help you with your courses. For example, an international student was flunking his graduate course, but after we worked together, he passed and graduated with his master’s degree. I'm glad to help you in the same way. Do you already know English well, but you’d like to improve your English writing? I help with that, too. For example, I am helping a working professional write high-quality English communications to help his business. Similarly, I help English-speaking students improve their written English for their courses.
Piano,

Piano

I teach all levels of piano playing, beginning to concert level. I was fortunate to study piano for 17 + years with exceptional instructors, including the internationally beloved pianist, William Corbett-Jones. I performed solo many times at San Francisco State University and received a number of scholarships based on my piano playing. For beginning piano students I have innovated fun approaches for easier learning. For concert-level pianists I enrich your musical expression and stage presence. Due to the pandemic, I have developed methods of teaching piano remotely, so my students can continue your passion for piano.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

You or your child can enjoy pre-algebra! I tailor lessons to the student's preferred style of learning and processing. For example, if a student is strong in auditory processing, not visual processing, I adapt lessons accordingly, making it much easier for the student. If the student missed math concepts from earlier grades, I help fill in the gaps and build the student's confidence. In addition to my strong math background, students benefit from my doctoral-level training in learning and confidence building. I am prepared to teach pre-algebra to home-schooled students, those taking pre-algebra courses, or anyone who wants to master pre-algebra. Pre-algebra mastery is a huge help to students as they advance through high-school and college math courses.
Reading,

Reading

Enjoy seeing your child smile as he or she learns to read. Working remotely, I help your kindergarten through third-grade child master reading. The first step is a "Read Well Now" parent consultation with me. Then, the parents purchase third-party materials (under $200) that I use to teach your child without stress. Parents who wish to help teach are encouraged to do so under my guidance. If preferred, I do all of the teaching. It's a joy to watch your child master reading with confidence.
Writing,

Writing

I help all age levels - from young children to doctoral candidates - unleash your writing skills. Through our work together, a young child who froze with stress about writing learned to enjoy it. My grad students and dissertation students replace overwhelm with confident writing. International students who struggle with English improve their grades. Unleashing your writing talent can be very rewarding! If you are required to learn APA style (APA format), I teach that as well. While teaching at the university I often graded students' use of APA style. Mastering it, if needed, skyrockets your professionalism and confidence! Polish your writing with Dr. Eva's supportive tutoring.
Study Skills

Music

Piano

Piano

I teach all levels of piano playing, beginning to concert level. I was fortunate to study piano for 17 + years with exceptional instructors, including the internationally beloved pianist, William Corbett-Jones. I performed solo many times at San Francisco State University and received a number of scholarships based on my piano playing. For beginning piano students I have innovated fun approaches for easier learning. For concert-level pianists I enrich your musical expression and stage presence. Due to the pandemic, I have developed methods of teaching piano remotely, so my students can continue your passion for piano.

Other

Study Skills

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Bring the joy of learning to your kindergarten through sixth-grade child. I help children enjoy learning and build a foundation of confidence in reading, writing, math, and other elementary-school subjects. A former child psychotherapist, I have doctoral-level training in child development, learning, brain function, and child well being to help your child succeed. I enjoy helping child students leave stress behind and take delight in learning.
Piano,

Piano

I teach all levels of piano playing, beginning to concert level. I was fortunate to study piano for 17 + years with exceptional instructors, including the internationally beloved pianist, William Corbett-Jones. I performed solo many times at San Francisco State University and received a number of scholarships based on my piano playing. For beginning piano students I have innovated fun approaches for easier learning. For concert-level pianists I enrich your musical expression and stage presence. Due to the pandemic, I have developed methods of teaching piano remotely, so my students can continue your passion for piano.
Reading,

Reading

Enjoy seeing your child smile as he or she learns to read. Working remotely, I help your kindergarten through third-grade child master reading. The first step is a "Read Well Now" parent consultation with me. Then, the parents purchase third-party materials (under $200) that I use to teach your child without stress. Parents who wish to help teach are encouraged to do so under my guidance. If preferred, I do all of the teaching. It's a joy to watch your child master reading with confidence.
Writing,

Writing

I help all age levels - from young children to doctoral candidates - unleash your writing skills. Through our work together, a young child who froze with stress about writing learned to enjoy it. My grad students and dissertation students replace overwhelm with confident writing. International students who struggle with English improve their grades. Unleashing your writing talent can be very rewarding! If you are required to learn APA style (APA format), I teach that as well. While teaching at the university I often graded students' use of APA style. Mastering it, if needed, skyrockets your professionalism and confidence! Polish your writing with Dr. Eva's supportive tutoring.
Study Skills

Test Preparation

SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Improve your SAT score for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and unleash your SAT confidence with Dr. Eva. I help you master the material and optimize your approach for SAT exam success. My tutoring and mentoring draw on years of experience with education and testing, my university teaching experience, my coaching skill to bring out your best, and my passion for students' success. Students are often astonished at the results from our work together. Get the best possible guidance for your SAT success.
SSAT

SSAT

Your test - or your child's - can be a positive, exciting experience. Together, we'll master your test-taking strategies, confidence, and test preparation. I personally learned to do extremely well on tests, receiving top scores. I look forward to empowering you or your child with test-taking success.

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Truly impressed

Eva was a pleasure to work with, she is very knowledgeable with APA formatting and took my Doctoral defense paper to another level. She is available and easy to research at all hours, she was truly a pleasure.

Temi, 4 lessons with Eva

Thoughtful, patient and caring teacher!

Our daughter is quite shy and difficult to engage at times, and Eva was patient, caring, thoughtful and creative with her. She was able to find a collaborative strategy that in a relatively brief period of time was able to help her increase her English SATs by 100 points.

Steve, 40 lessons with Eva

Excellent!! Very knowledgeable and kind

Dr. Eva helped me polish my paper for my business-major writing course, and I earned an A. Supportive and encouraging, she taught me how to write more persuasively and how to fulfill my professor’s requirements. I enjoyed working with her. In addition to helping me strengthen my paper, she increased my confidence in my professional writing skills for the future.

Sofia, 1 lesson with Eva
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