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Engaging, UCLA-Educated Teacher with M.Ed
Harmony S.

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Engaging, UCLA-Educated Teacher with M.Ed
Engaging, UCLA-Educated Teacher with M.Ed
Harmony S.

79 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

79 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Harmony


Bio

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...

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.


Education

UCLA
Women's Studies
UCLA
MEd

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Subjects

Art

Drawing

Drawing

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.

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

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.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

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.
Writing,

Writing

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.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
English,

English

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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

SAT Math

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

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.
Writing

Writing

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.

Math

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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

SAT Math

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

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
English,

English

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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

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.
Writing

Writing

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.

Other

Study Skills

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.

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
GED,

GED

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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

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.
Writing

Writing

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.

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

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.
GED,

GED

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.
SAT Math

SAT Math

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

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (33 ratings)
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Reviews

Patient and knowledgeable

Harmony has helped me write better essays and learn key math concepts for CBEST. She has multiple ways of helping you learn information.She is extremely patient and each tutoring lesson is packed with a lot of information.

Kendra, 2 lessons with Harmony

Personable and knowledgeable

Harmony was open to my questions, made me feel comfortable and offered multiple, helpful suggestions! She individualized a plan to learn for me and inspired me!!

Marcia, 1 lesson with Harmony

She was exactly what I needed!

Harmony gave me a very unique strategies for understanding expressions and equations. She was very patients and was able to simplify things for me.

James, 1 lesson with Harmony

Enjoyed the hands-on approach

Angie loved the hands on with explaining how to do the work and making sure she understand the work by giving example problems

Joanne, 1 lesson with Harmony

Patient and knowledge of Algebra II is excellent.

Harmony taught my daughter basic rules of Algebra II. Per my daughter she explained the concepts in a way that was easy to understand. Harmony is an excellent tutor!

Tricia, 1 lesson with Harmony

Awesome Tutor

Ms. Harmony was able to connect with my daughter, taught her study skills and other techniques that could help her succeed in addition to the geometry lesson. It was a highly productive session and she is really professional .

Raji, 1 lesson with Harmony
Hourly Rate: $50
Response time: 6 hours
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