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Lisa K.

Creative & Experienced Ivy League Science Teacher (and Hebrew).

Creative & Experienced Ivy League Science Teacher (and Hebrew).

$45/hour

  • 41 hours tutoring

About Lisa


Bio

Hello there!
My name is Lisa K., and I am a certified Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry teacher in California. I have been working with children and teenagers for over 25 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I lived in Israel for 15 years after attending Brown University in Rhode Island. Since returning to the U.S., I have been teaching Hebrew and enjoy sharing my love of that language with children and adults of all ages. So just in case you want to learn Biology...

Hello there!
My name is Lisa K., and I am a certified Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry teacher in California. I have been working with children and teenagers for over 25 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I lived in Israel for 15 years after attending Brown University in Rhode Island. Since returning to the U.S., I have been teaching Hebrew and enjoy sharing my love of that language with children and adults of all ages. So just in case you want to learn Biology in Hebrew, you are in luck!

Given my diverse experience, I know how to modify lessons to meet your specific interests and learning styles. I try to work with what makes you smile, so I can best teach you what you need to know and have some fun in the process. I have been working for 15 years in a public charter, independent study high school that specializes in one-on-one personalized learning in Ventura County. Before that, in Israel and in the U.S., I helped create and teach in alternative education schools, both public and private.

Having learned Hebrew as an adult, I have a deeper understanding of what it is like to learn a new language and live in a different culture, which has helped me relate to students from a variety of backgrounds. And yet, I see teaching science as a way to give you knowledge that transcends individual differences, like learning a universal language.

Believe it or not (and as a scientist, I prefer that you do not, until you have sufficient proof!), I love to study and teach the sciences because of the way it trains the mind to think critically, and how it shows us humans the incredible nature of nature, the unity and diversity of living things with and within their environments.

Besides teaching, I write plays, hike, bike, garden, and play the clarinet.

For me, as a tutor, communication is the key to making this work, and I hope if you become my student, you will feel free to ask/tell me whatever you have in your heart and mind to share as we work together.


Education

Brown University
undergrad
CSU Los Angeles-teaching credential
Graduate Coursework
CSU East Bay
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified high school teacher and have been working one-on-one with students of different cultures in various capacities for over 20 years. In Israel, I enjoyed teaching English to non-English speakers for 15 years. I have had the personal experience of living in a different culture and learning the Hebrew language from scratch, so I am aware of the challenges and intricacies of learning a new language in a foreign land. I have been teaching Science and English in an independent-study public high school for the past nine years here in Ventura County. I also teach Hebrew. I understand how hard it is to learn a non-native language, and I know how to make it easier, and fun. Although I speak Spanish enough to get by, I am currently learning how to speak it better, so language learning is something I am continually engaged in as a student, which helps me understand how to be an even better teacher.
Hebrew

Hebrew

I lived in Israel for 15 years and became fluent in Hebrew. I know the difficulties in learning that unique language, and am well versed in the Jewish and Israeli culture. I taught Hebrew for 5 years in Sunday School in Ojai, CA, and have tutored privately on and off for the past 10 years in America.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified high school teacher and have been working one-on-one with students of different cultures in various capacities for over 20 years. In Israel, I enjoyed teaching English to non-English speakers for 15 years. I have had the personal experience of living in a different culture and learning the Hebrew language from scratch, so I am aware of the challenges and intricacies of learning a new language in a foreign land. I have been teaching Science and English in an independent-study public high school for the past nine years here in Ventura County. I also teach Hebrew. I understand how hard it is to learn a non-native language, and I know how to make it easier, and fun. Although I speak Spanish enough to get by, I am currently learning how to speak it better, so language learning is something I am continually engaged in as a student, which helps me understand how to be an even better teacher.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have been teaching High School Biology for 15 years in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. I love making the material relevant, understandable and even fun!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have been teaching High School Chemistry in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. Chemistry is especially challenging, but I can definitely help you get the hang of it, and make it interesting, and even fun!
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified high school teacher and have been working one-on-one with students of different cultures in various capacities for over 20 years. In Israel, I enjoyed teaching English to non-English speakers for 15 years. I have had the personal experience of living in a different culture and learning the Hebrew language from scratch, so I am aware of the challenges and intricacies of learning a new language in a foreign land. I have been teaching Science and English in an independent-study public high school for the past nine years here in Ventura County. I also teach Hebrew. I understand how hard it is to learn a non-native language, and I know how to make it easier, and fun. Although I speak Spanish enough to get by, I am currently learning how to speak it better, so language learning is something I am continually engaged in as a student, which helps me understand how to be an even better teacher.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified high school teacher and have been working one-on-one with students of different cultures in various capacities for over 20 years. In Israel, I enjoyed teaching English to non-English speakers for 15 years. I have had the personal experience of living in a different culture and learning the Hebrew language from scratch, so I am aware of the challenges and intricacies of learning a new language in a foreign land. I have been teaching Science and English in an independent-study public high school for the past nine years here in Ventura County. I also teach Hebrew. I understand how hard it is to learn a non-native language, and I know how to make it easier, and fun. Although I speak Spanish enough to get by, I am currently learning how to speak it better, so language learning is something I am continually engaged in as a student, which helps me understand how to be an even better teacher.
Hebrew

Hebrew

I lived in Israel for 15 years and became fluent in Hebrew. I know the difficulties in learning that unique language, and am well versed in the Jewish and Israeli culture. I taught Hebrew for 5 years in Sunday School in Ojai, CA, and have tutored privately on and off for the past 10 years in America.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I have been teaching High School Biology for 15 years in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. I love making the material relevant, understandable and even fun!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have been teaching High School Chemistry in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. Chemistry is especially challenging, but I can definitely help you get the hang of it, and make it interesting, and even fun!
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified high school teacher and have been working one-on-one with students of different cultures in various capacities for over 20 years. In Israel, I enjoyed teaching English to non-English speakers for 15 years. I have had the personal experience of living in a different culture and learning the Hebrew language from scratch, so I am aware of the challenges and intricacies of learning a new language in a foreign land. I have been teaching Science and English in an independent-study public high school for the past nine years here in Ventura County. I also teach Hebrew. I understand how hard it is to learn a non-native language, and I know how to make it easier, and fun. Although I speak Spanish enough to get by, I am currently learning how to speak it better, so language learning is something I am continually engaged in as a student, which helps me understand how to be an even better teacher.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified high school teacher and have been working one-on-one with students of different cultures in various capacities for over 20 years. In Israel, I enjoyed teaching English to non-English speakers for 15 years. I have had the personal experience of living in a different culture and learning the Hebrew language from scratch, so I am aware of the challenges and intricacies of learning a new language in a foreign land. I have been teaching Science and English in an independent-study public high school for the past nine years here in Ventura County. I also teach Hebrew. I understand how hard it is to learn a non-native language, and I know how to make it easier, and fun. Although I speak Spanish enough to get by, I am currently learning how to speak it better, so language learning is something I am continually engaged in as a student, which helps me understand how to be an even better teacher.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have been teaching High School Biology for 15 years in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. I love making the material relevant, understandable and even fun!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have been teaching High School Chemistry in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. Chemistry is especially challenging, but I can definitely help you get the hang of it, and make it interesting, and even fun!
Physical Science

Physical Science

I have been teaching High School Earth Science and Physical Science for over 15 years in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. I love making the material relevant, understandable and even fun!

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I have been teaching High School Biology for 15 years in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. I love making the material relevant, understandable and even fun!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have been teaching High School Chemistry in a public charter high school that specializes in one-on-one, independent study and personalized learning. I know the curriculum and how to best suit it to individual student needs, interests and styles of learning. Chemistry is especially challenging, but I can definitely help you get the hang of it, and make it interesting, and even fun!
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified high school teacher and have been working one-on-one with students of different cultures in various capacities for over 20 years. In Israel, I enjoyed teaching English to non-English speakers for 15 years. I have had the personal experience of living in a different culture and learning the Hebrew language from scratch, so I am aware of the challenges and intricacies of learning a new language in a foreign land. I have been teaching Science and English in an independent-study public high school for the past nine years here in Ventura County. I also teach Hebrew. I understand how hard it is to learn a non-native language, and I know how to make it easier, and fun. Although I speak Spanish enough to get by, I am currently learning how to speak it better, so language learning is something I am continually engaged in as a student, which helps me understand how to be an even better teacher.

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My daughter enjoyed session with Lisa

Lisa helping my daughter with Chemistry in the earth system subject and my daughter really enjoyed first session. Hope to continue more lessons with Lisa!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rupali, 3 lessons with Lisa

Creative, well-prepared, step-by-step progress, fun!

Lisa has tutored my 9 year old son in science, and it has been wonderful for him. He is not only learning new concepts, but his intellectual curiosity is stirred with each lesson. Thank you!

Andrew, 31 lessons with Lisa

Knowledgeable & Fun, Quick on the fly to adapt

Lisa was quick to assess where my son needed help and did not show up with a preconceived plan. She met him where he was at, and quickly adapted the first session to be fun and supportive. She did not waste any time, and I think that we will be back on track in only a couple of sessions. She is terrific.

Jillian, 2 lessons with Lisa
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$45/hour

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$45/hour

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Response time: 3 hours