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Anne K.

Claremont, CA


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University of California, Los Angeles


University of California, Los Angeles (Philosophy)

About Anne

My philosophy of teaching is best described as encouragement - providing a supportive learning environment, encouraging my students not only to learn the material, but also to believe in themselves. Students of all ages and levels are what make a tutor's life interesting-- and yes, I do learn from students myself. "Knowledge is a circle one can enter at any point" -- this is a quote I have always liked. I have great experience with tutoring international students

SUBJECTS: I teach all of the following: Writing, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Creative Writing, Literature from basic to high school & college. Study Skills and Homework help.

I tutor dozens of students for these big tests every year -- PSAT, SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, CBEST, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, CHSPE, etc. Also help with application essays. Critical Reasoning/Logic. Expert Proofreading & Editing. I am willing to offer small group classes and workshops for Test Prep. Improve your grades and scores!

I have a classroom to meet students.

My students' College Admissions: UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Brandeis Univ, UC Irvine, San Diego, the Claremont Colleges, and more. I have over 16 years of experience tutoring for all ages and all levels - ESL up through Graduate School. I was also recognized as one of the Top 200 WyzAnt Tutors in 2011!
I received 99% on the GRE LITERATURE In ENGLISH Test.

My background: UCLA, USC.
My philosophy of teaching is best described as encouragement - providing a supportive learning environment, encouraging my students not only to learn the material, but also to believe in themselves. Students of all ages and levels are what make a tutor's life interesting-- and yes, I Read more

8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Claremont, CA 91711
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor!"

- Jillian , Chino Hills, CA on 7/14/14

"Very patient"

- Tim, Brea, CA on 3/6/14

"Would not recommend."

- Jennahway, Chino Hills, CA on 5/28/13

"Excellent teacher!"

- Secil, La Verne, CA on 2/25/13

"Great Tutor"

- Roxana, Upland, CA on 8/27/12

"Great info and feedback!"

- Anne, Ontario, CA on 8/5/12

"Patient tutor!"

- Jessica, Upland, CA on 4/5/12

"PSAT tutor"

- Dane, La Verne, CA on 3/25/12
Anne replied on 3/26/2012

You are quite welcome! I enjoy helping students and seeing them improve -- Keep up your efforts and the SAT will be that much easier for you.

"Thanks, you really helped!"

- Marie, Claremont, CA on 12/8/11

"Very meticulous with her editing!"

- Lydia, Claremont, CA on 12/5/11

"Great tutor"

- Jing, Diamond Bar, CA on 12/4/11

"Kind and Understanding"

- Star, Pomona, CA on 7/27/11

"Saved my Writing 111 Grade!"

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"Great tutor who has the effective methods to guide students."

- Donna , Pasadena, CA on 10/23/08
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Classics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, CBEST,
MCAT, PSAT, Regents, SAT Reading,
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar,
Latin, Proofreading

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I have tutored several students successfully through the CBEST Exam. In most cases, she or he had unsuccessfully attempted the exam, and more than once! Since all my lessons are tailored specifically to each individual, I look for "missing pieces" of the puzzle in a student's knowledge.Quite often, I find that I should solve students' grammar confusion. Other times, I must review writing techniques, such as pre-writing, bubble charts, outlines, and so forth. I can get right down to business, uncover students' weak areas, offer constructive advice, & confirm strengths. Writing sample papers & then my detailed corrections are the key to improving scores and then passing this Exam.

I come to CBEST preparation from a very strong background in traditional grammar: I have taught for the SAT for years in either one-on-one tutorials or in small classes of 5-10 students at a time. Again, when I correct any sample essays on typical exam topics, I do so word-for-word, with all punctuation corrected, as no comma is left behind! This technique is quite novel to most students! but they soon rely on my corrections & advice for improvements in their writing. This seems to do the job of getting them through the CBEST.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been in Elementary Education for over 17 years in one capacity or another. Working at local schools as a Reading Tutor, I covered Language Arts, especially Reading. First, I discover what specific areas students need to work on -- grammar, usage,reading comp., & writing skills. Usually it's the case that a student is behind the class and needs the missing blanks filled in. Once I teach those, then we continue on, finally staying abreast of any classwork & assignments.

I have also prepared students for the standardized tests, which are challenging. For this age group, primary through middle-school, I've helped many students improve and succeed.


Grammar, or the rules of a language, is really the basis for teaching & learning English these days. Students cannot expect to hear or read correct grammar out in the world. So with my selected texts plus my own grammar hand-outs, I make sure that the information is presented clearly, carefully, & directly.


For tutoring most students for this exam - also called the SSAT - it's best to go through a good workbook. But I also check to see if the student has any gaps in his basic knowledge, such as grammar forms, some Prefixes & Word Roots, etc. As there is now an essay on the exam, students can plan,write, & revise practice papers for me. This seems effective; and of course, whatever students review with me for their exam is quite useful when they start in high school.

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading section is basically a comprehension test with repeated types of problems. What I do with a student is identify the problems in the reading passages, explain them, and classify them. Students start to see the possibility of answering correctly more & more often.

Study Skills

For teaching Study Skills, I introduce students to good habits - organized notebooks and written work, keeping a study time-table, sometimes even making sure they have the right school supplies! I look for one good study habit to expand upon. Having tutored in English for over 16 years, I have always, at the same time, explained how to be more efficient and well-organized. A major problem I solve is making sure that students turn in assignments on time. I will email or call them to follow up on this. Often, students need to set up a study place, and sometimes they need more quiet where they do work. In no other area do students show greater variation in their needs and productivity as in Study Skills. We discuss what works and what doesn't, always attempting to increase the possibility of more concentration and out-put.

University of California, Los Angeles


University of California, Los Angeles (Philosophy)

Great tutor! — I was having a hard time writing essays and prepping for the GRE's writing portion until Anne helped me critically think and write better. She is brilliant! I highly recommend her! ...

— Jillian , Chino Hills, CA on 7/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anne will travel within 5 miles of Claremont, CA 91711.

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