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Olivia E.

Experienced Teacher and Tutor Specializing in Reading and Writing

Experienced Teacher and Tutor Specializing in Reading and Writing

$50/hour

About Olivia


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Teaching is my second career. I had a successful career as a fashion designer in Hollywood and 'Beverly Hills before I moved to Fresno. I decided to become a teacher when my grandson, Sean, came to live with me and I began to volunteer in his elementary school classes. I attended classes at Fresno City College from 1996 to 1998. A few of my instructors had also chosen teaching as a second career, so I decided that I would also like to teach at the college level as well. I pursued both...

Teaching is my second career. I had a successful career as a fashion designer in Hollywood and 'Beverly Hills before I moved to Fresno. I decided to become a teacher when my grandson, Sean, came to live with me and I began to volunteer in his elementary school classes. I attended classes at Fresno City College from 1996 to 1998. A few of my instructors had also chosen teaching as a second career, so I decided that I would also like to teach at the college level as well. I pursued both careers. I graduated from Fresno State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts in 2000. I received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the Kremen School of Education at Fresno State in 2001. I continued on to earn my Master's Degree in Education: Reading/Language Arts in 2004 and my Reading Specialist Credential in 2004. I have a brick on the Distinguished Teachers Wall in front of the Kremen School of Education at Fresno State University.

In 2002, I became a substitute teacher for the Fresno Unified School District. I became a contracted certificated tutor for primary and intermediate grades in 2004. In the same year, I was hired by Fresno City College as an Adjunct Instructor for the Reading and Writing prerequisites for English 1A. I am beginning my fifteenth year at FCC. I became a full-time certificated teacher for the Fresno Unified School Distirct in 2006 and taught grades 3, 4, and 5. I retired in 2016. My children's book, The EGGbees: A story About Family, was published in 2009 by Pinata Books and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and several online bookstores worldwide. I share and sell the lessons and educational PowerPoint Presentations I created on Teachers Pay Teachers, an online resource for millions of teachers worldwide. I love to teach Reading and Writing at all levels.

Common Core came into effect at Fresno Unified in 2013. I taught Common Core Math for grades 3 and 4 until I retired in 2016.

I created many of the lessons for my grade levels when I was an elementary school teacher. My experience as a certificated tutor in Reading and Writing encouraged me to create lessons that are simple to understand and learn. I believe n building a foundation in one skill before going on to the next skill in both reading and writing. I believe that skills in grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure are mandatory in writing. Using context clues to define words and building vocabulary skills are key to students being successful in all grades. I also believe that far too many students come into second and third grades not having learned to read which is vital now with Common Core. I have created several strategies and lessons to teach primary and intermediate elementary school students to read, write and spell.

I love to teach and get that incredible moment when a student understands the skill that he or she is learning. The feeling of accomplishment enhances their self-esteem especially when they are struggling in school. I am here to help that happen.


Education

CSUFresno
Liberal Arts
Kremen School of Education CSUFresno
Masters
Kremen School of Education CSUFresno
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Fresno, CA 93726
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I taught all subjects for grades 3 and 4 using Common Core Standards from 2013 when it was instituted in 2016 when I retired. I created Common Core lessons for my grade level which I shared and sold on Teachers Pay Teachers, an online teaching resource for millions of teachers worldwide.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2001 and became a substitute teacher for the Fresno Unified School District. I was a Certified Tutor for Primary (K-3) and Intermediate (4-6) from 2004 to 2006 when I became a full-time teacher (grades 3, 4, and 5). I retired in 2016. I still have a valid teaching credential.
Reading

English

English, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2001 and became a substitute teacher for the Fresno Unified School District. I was a Certified Tutor for Primary (K-3) and Intermediate (4-6) from 2004 to 2006 when I became a full-time teacher (grades 3, 4, and 5). I retired in 2016. I still have a valid teaching credential.
English, Reading, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2001 and became a substitute teacher for the Fresno Unified School District. I was a Certified Tutor for Primary (K-3) and Intermediate (4-6) from 2004 to 2006 when I became a full-time teacher (grades 3, 4, and 5). I retired in 2016. I still have a valid teaching credential.
English, Reading, Writing

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2001 and became a substitute teacher for the Fresno Unified School District. I was a Certified Tutor for Primary (K-3) and Intermediate (4-6) from 2004 to 2006 when I became a full-time teacher (grades 3, 4, and 5). I retired in 2016. I still have a valid teaching credential.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

I taught all subjects for grades 3 and 4 using Common Core Standards from 2013 when it was instituted in 2016 when I retired. I created Common Core lessons for my grade level which I shared and sold on Teachers Pay Teachers, an online teaching resource for millions of teachers worldwide.

$50/hour

Olivia E.

$50/hour

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