Over 700 tutoring hours

Lorena M.

El Monte, CA

$40/hour

Experienced Tutor Specializing in Academic Writing

4.9 average from 156 ratings
Very Patient
— Nicole, Long Beach, CA on 5/20/14

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University of Southern California
English
Carnegie Mellon University
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (English)

Carnegie Mellon University (Master's)

About Lorena

Teaching Philosophy:
I understand that my students are struggling to overcome a challenge in their academics.

As a tutor, I aim to determine whether their challenge is centered on any of the 3 main areas critical to learning (knowledge, resources, or motivation), to create a sustainable plan with cooperation of the parents and students, and, lastly, to provide instructional guidance for my students to learn methods and skills to approach any English assignment they are given.

For college-aged students, I fully expect to work predominately with them rather than their parents, and will provide assignment-focused support, unless otherwise requested.


Education:
I have received a M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University as well as a B.A. in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, from the University of Southern California.


Relevant Experience:
I have tutored numerous students from elementary school to college level for a total of over 700 hours. With my students I have focused on everything from improving reading skills, developing writing abilities, and working on pronunciation and comprehension. For any student specifically looking for writing help, my sessions can cover everything from researching a topic, organizing an essay, developing a thesis, strengthening an argument, proofreading for syntax, and revising a paper.

As a TA for CMU's First Year Writing Program, I was able to learn about first-year and freshman writing programs. Additionally, I gained first-hand experience tutoring students with these specific courses in mind.
Teaching Philosophy:
I understand that my students are struggling to overcome a challenge in their academics.

As a tutor, I aim to determine whether their challenge is centered on any of the 3 main areas critical to learning (knowledge, resources, or motivation), to
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of El Monte, CA 91731
Background Check: Passed

"Very Patient"

- Nicole, Long Beach, CA on 5/20/14

"Nice!"

- Janice, Lakewood, CA on 1/31/14

"Wonderful"

- Dean, La Palma, CA on 11/9/13
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Writing

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University of Southern California
English
Carnegie Mellon University
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (English)

Carnegie Mellon University (Master's)

Very Patient — Miss Lorena is my 1st tutor that I have ever hired. She is very patient with my 6 year old daughter. She is great to have as a tutor, I'm so happy to have found her. ...

— Nicole, Long Beach, CA on 5/20/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorena will travel within 15 miles of El Monte, CA 91731.