David C.

Carmichael, CA

$100/hour

Motivated, passionate, and dedicated educator

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Stanford University
Psychology
Sacramento State University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Psychology)

Sacramento State University (Master's)

About David

I have tutored students of all ages for the past seven plus years, mainly in Algebra (I and II), Geometry, English (grammar, writing, and as a second language), and Spanish. I have taught English as a Second Language classes here and in Mexico, as well as a High School Entrance Exam preparation class. I have studied many subjects related to humanities and social sciences. I am a community college and high school counselor and know the college admissions field very well. I have tutored students of all ages for the past seven plus years, mainly in Algebra (I and II), Geometry, English ( Read more

Policies

I am open to a discussion about payment.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Carmichael, CA 95608
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Psychology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Career Development

I have a Master's degree in school and career counseling. I have been a high school counselor for 5 years, a community college counselor for 1.5 years, and an academic advisor at Sacramento State for 1.5 years.

College Counseling

I have been a high school counselor for 5 years and have been accepted to all the top universities in California. I know college admissions from high school very well and know how to transfer from a 2-year college. I also know financial aid very well and help students daily with a wide variety questions. I have a Master's degree in school and career counseling.

ESL/ESOL

I recently worked in the ESL Center at American River College (Los Rios district). As a tutor/teaching aide in the center, I tutored, taught individual lessons, and led practice conversation sessions (vocabulary, phrases, and thematic discussions) with English learners, who were enrolled in the college. I corrected the in-class exercises, which the students completed during their visits to the ESL lab, and helped English learners of all different ages (18-70) and cultural backgrounds reach their goal of becoming proficient in the English language by answering their questions and giving them advice on how to practice the language. I developed a rapport with many students, who in turn requested additional personal help and advice. I was able to use my knowledge of the Spanish language to help some students better understand English vocabulary and phrases.

During the summer of 2006, I taught 4 English classes (about an hour each) a day to students ages 5- 23 in a rural village in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. I practiced conversations with the older students and taught formal classes to the 80 or so students between the ages of 5 and 15. The younger class learned English vocabulary, phrases, interactions, pronunciation, and how to write a basic biography. I practiced conversations and discussed various issues with the older group. With the help of Learning Enterprises, a program established to build relationships between countries and to instill the love of learning around the world, I was able to work with the town government to offer these classes to everyone interested in attending.

Grammar

I have tutored and perfected my English and Spanish grammar over the past decade. In order to be an ESL tutor, I had to pass an exam. I used my grammar knowledge while tutoring and teaching English learners over the past two years. I also taught a standardized test preparation class, in which grammar and syntax were often a focal point. I have always been a good writer and can explain the various grammatical concepts. Please let me know what else I would need to do in order to demonstrate my proficiency in grammar, which I more or less mastered in 8th grade.

Proofreading

I can and have proof-read people's essays (also can do it in Spanish). I have briefly taught writing strategies to students. I have taken the AP English Language and Literature classes, as well as many other writing-intensive courses at Stanford University. Please let me know if I need to do anything else to demonstrate my proficiency in proof reading.

Stanford University
Psychology
Sacramento State University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Psychology)

Sacramento State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

I am open to a discussion about payment.

Travel policy

David will travel within 40 miles of Carmichael, CA 95608.