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Harmony S.

Hayward, CA


Engaging, UCLA-Educated Math Teacher with M.Ed

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 19 ratings
Patient and Knowledgeable
— Eileen, San Ramon, CA on 9/18/16


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Women's Studies


UCLA (Women's Studies)


About Harmony

I graduated with honors from UCLA's competitive Teacher Education Program, and have since moved to the Bay Area to pursue a career in education. I am credentialed in both Mathematics and English Language Arts. I specialize in teaching Foundational Mathematics, and have a great deal of experience with college-bound students as well as students with special learning needs.

When working with students, I help them identify their learning style and strengths and teach students to use them to their advantage. I emphasize strong conceptual understandings (why things work) as well as procedural fluency (accurately solving problems). If your student needs assistance in multiple subject areas, I am more than willing to provide tutoring in the following areas:

- Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

- Writing, Reading Comprehension

- SAT tutoring, writing of college admission essays

I look forward to meeting you and your child.

Best wishes,

Harmony S.
I graduated with honors from UCLA's competitive Teacher Education Program, and have since moved to the Bay Area to pursue a career in education. I am credentialed in both Mathematics and English Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 13 miles of Hayward, CA 94544
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Eileen, San Ramon, CA on 9/18/16

"Personable and knowledgeable"

- Marcia, Fremont, CA on 10/9/16

"She was exactly what I needed!"

- James, Hayward, CA on 10/7/16

"Enjoyed the hands-on approach"

- Joanne, Oakland, CA on 9/21/16

"Patient and knowledge of Algebra II is excellent."

- Tricia, Oakland, CA on 8/5/16

"Awesome Tutor"

- Raji, San Ramon, CA on 3/7/16
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I am credentialed in Foundational Mathematics, which authorizes me to teach 6th grade math through Geometry. I have 6 years of experience teaching Algebra I and have taught it at both the middle school level and high school level.

Algebra 2

I have 6 years of teaching experience in the field of mathematics. I have taught Algebra II to high school students, and use Common Core methods including multiple representations, and problem-based instruction.


I am credentialed in both English Language Arts and Foundational Mathematics, and am strong in both content areas. The CBEST tests you in English and Mathematics only. I've been tutoring for the CBEST for 2 years.


I have an associates degree in Fine Arts. I attended UCLA prestigious art school, and originally was an Art Major, although I later switched to a different major. When tutoring students in drawing, I take students through a variety of exercises, depending on their needs. For a student who struggles with proportions, I teach them to develop and use grids and use a pencil as a measuring tool to develop proportional objects in your drawing. When a student needs to develop their "eye" to draw objects as the eye sees them (rather than how we know them to be), I have students do "contour" drawings where they refrain from looking down and draw an object such as a crumpled up piece of newspaper. This helps them to learn to distinguish between what they see and what they know to be there.


I received a Masters in Education from UCLA and am credentialed in English Language Arts. I have extensive writing and editing experience through having attended UCLA and tutoring others.


Last year I taught a California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) intervention course, to help students who were struggling to pass the math portion of the CAHSEE. I taught my students test taking strategies and reasoning/critical thinking strategies to help them approach problems. The vast majority of my students (who had failed the test at least 1 time previously) passed. The CAHSEE is similar to the GED in the problem types that are asked and level of mathematical understanding required to pass it.


I am am credentialed in Foundational Math, which allows me to teach Geometry. I have taught Geometry at both the high school and middle school level.


I am credentialed in California for Foundational Mathematics, which allows me to teach 6th grade math through Geometry.

SAT Math

10 years of experience tutoring high school students for the SAT, including SAT prep courses.

Study Skills

I have a credential in English Language Arts and Foundational Mathematics. As part of my Masters in Education coursework we learned about how to teach in a way so that students remember content. I teach my students on an on-going basis how to study. For example I teach them how to make flash cards that work, to make "songs" and "stories" with alliteration to help them memorize information, and quiz themselves by redoing problems that have been given to them on the homework or in class.


I received both my bachelors and masters from UCLA, and naturally, I was required to do a great deal of writing. When I teach students to write, I help them see the "patterns" one finds in an essay. Similar to a fractal, each paragraph of the essay is like a small version of the larger essay in that it has an introduction, discusses ideas, and has a concluding sentence. I teach students to write outlines using a series of graphic organizers. It helps them organize their thinking and develop an understanding of the "formula" for academic essay. I also teach students to differentiate between trustworthy and untrustworthy sources, and show them how to cite the ones they have chosen. My philosophy is that there are no such things as good writers, only good editors. I teach students to develop a draft and hone it until it gleams.

Women's Studies


UCLA (Women's Studies)


Patient and Knowledgeable — Harmony tutored my son on precalculus. She is very patient with him. My son appreciates she's able to explain things with clairity. Highly recommend. ...

— Eileen, San Ramon, CA on 9/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Harmony will travel within 13 miles of Hayward, CA 94544.