Cody S.

Duarte, CA


multiple subjects tutor, ESL instructor and writing consultant

4.0 average from 1 ratings
Awesome tutor!!
— Kristy, Duarte, CA on 12/31/15

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third year college student


third year college student (Sociology)

About Cody

Being a well-rounded tutor; I have had the opportunity to work with diverse groups ranging from toddlers to senior citizens, thus enhancing my techniques and methods. As a result, I have developed phenomenal communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management and leadership skills. Furthermore, I have become proficient in developing comprehensive work strategies , creating a stimulating atmosphere and assessing individuals and groups as a whole. One of my greatest strengths is my ability I still confidence in others and aspire them set smart goals. I have a true passion for pursuing enriching experiences and I am adept to passing this on to clients and those I work with. I accomplish this by catering lessons to students goals and lifestyles, so that what I teach them, compliments their needs. This method heads helped me to reach out to all clients, facilitate their unique learning styles and spark their interests. I would feel privileged to secure a position as a personal tutor for your family and would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my extensive experience would best suit the needs of your child. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


Hello! I'm Cody. I live in a suburban city called Duarte in the U.S., which is part of Los Angeles; the weather is usually perfect for swimming and outdoor activities. I have an Associate’s degree in Sociology from Citrus College, in Glendora California and another in Japanese Language, Culture and Customs, that I obtained while living in Niigata Japan. I have been tutoring for more than seven years and love it. I am currently working towards a Bachelors degree in Sociology at Arizona State University via an online program.

Teaching/ life in Japan:

I taught Business English and English Conversation and fundamentals of grammar and writing in Niigata Japan for more than three years; I worked for a dozen different companies and schools and learned to market my services privately. I enjoyed going to Japanese restaurants, izakaya and local pubs with my wife, friends and students. As much as I loved meeting new people and being surrounded by friends, I also enjoyed running Niigata’s beautiful trails, alone. I often ran to Sekiyahama and Sakuragichou to refresh myself and take a moment to appreciate nature.

Fitness is important in my family. My grandmother, mother and wife are all nurses, and talks about health, fitness and nutrition are common in our house. I ran my first half-marathon in Gosen, Niigata and had not stopped running since. I recently ran my second half-marathon at Santa Monica Beach in California, and it was quite the experience. My wife and I enjoy going to the gym regularly. In general, I like staying active and going out.

My Lessons

Teaching is more than my job; it is my passion. If you don't already know, I want you to understand that learning can be personal, fun and life-changing. At the same time, the changes must be worked for. Here are some general basics about my lessons.

1.The aim of our lessons will be for you to speak. Therefore, I will stimulate you with questions.

2.I will ask you plenty of questions, but I invite you to ask questions and speak about whatever you want.

3.I like to focus on understanding what you wish to communicate to me. So, sometimes I won't correct you like your speaking. Instead, I'll wait until later in the class to make comments.

4.I like to create comfort and trust with my students. We communicate most clearly when we relax.

5.I want to give you the best lesson. Please tell me what perks or bonuses you want and I will do my very best to give them to you.

6.We can work with or without materials. Most of my students have told me that they like lessons without books and worksheets the most. Either way, I will always give good advice and coach you on speaking skills and confidence.

I'm looking forward to speaking with you soon!:) Thanks for reading my profile. I hope it wasn't too difficult to understand.


Being a well-rounded tutor; I have had the opportunity to work with diverse groups ranging from toddlers to senior citizens, thus enhancing my techniques and methods. As a result, I have developed phenomenal communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management and Read more

16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Duarte, CA 91010

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Kristy, Duarte, CA on 12/31/15
Nutrition, Philosophy, Psychology
Music History
Art History
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, CBEST, College Counseling, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Japanese, Speech, TOEFL
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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I have more than 6 years' experience teaching English. I have taught in Japan for three years. As an English teacher and tutor, I have worked with everyone from toddlers to elders and from beginners to advanced students. Please feel free to ask for my letters of recommendation.


I have mastered multiple psychology courses, tutored a variety of students and hold an Associates degree in Behavioral Sciences.

Public Speaking

From 2009-2011 I was a public speech tutor for professor VanDoren. Due to the high volume of success I achieved as a tutor, I was given special recognition as one of Citrus Community College's top 100 students in 2011. Upon Graduation, I moved to Japan for three years and was able coach Japanese ESL students of all academic and age levels in public speaking. I returned to America a few months ago and attend ToastMasters weekly. toastMasters is a group dedicated to improving communication skills, specifically public speaking.

third year college student


third year college student (Sociology)

Awesome tutor!! — Tutor Cody had helped me on many of my subjects such as history, speech and sociology. I don't think I will pass my classes without his assistance, so he really helped me a lot. I learned a lot from each lesson. I improved the most in public speaking that I am not that nervous than I was, and I can deliver my speech with confidence. I also learned many sociological terms and theories from him whic ...

— Kristy, Duarte, CA on 12/31/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cody will travel within 5 miles of Duarte, CA 91010.