Lisa G.

Huntington Beach, CA


CA Multiple Subj Clear Credentialed teacher tutors K-Adult Ed

In-person lessons
2500+ Hours
4.9 average from 823 ratings
Very Patient
— Loriann, Costa Mesa, CA on 3/20/15


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California State Univ. Fullerton
Child Development
National University in Costa Mesa, California


California State Univ. Fullerton (Child Development)

National University in Costa Mesa, California (Other)

About Lisa

I've been fingerprinted and TB tested and can provide this information upon request.

I have taught preschool, K-12, and ESL(English as Second Language)in adult education over the past 22 years. I've kept in touch with many of my students. One of my first students in preschool has graduated high school and begun college.

I love teaching and tutoring so much that I can't think of anything else I'd much rather be doing. I've shared this with many of my former students year after year. "If you find a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life." -Confucious- This is exactly how I feel about what I do.

In the current state of education, many teachers are overwhelmed by their overcrowded classrooms due to continued employee cuts to balance the state's budget. If you feel your child is not getting the attention he/she is due then you have either sat inside the classroom, or have listened to your own frustrated child.

I am available to assist you and your child in getting the attention that is essential to feel confident and empowered by the learning he/she deserves. I am extremely patient, professional, and have witnessed growth and progress firsthand throughout my years. I work with all ages.

Thank you for taking the time to invest in your education. Lisa Marie G.
I've been fingerprinted and TB tested and can provide this information upon request.

I have taught preschool, K-12, and ESL(English as Second Language)in adult education over the past 22 years. I've kept in touch with many of my students. One of my first students in preschool has graduated high school and begun college.

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Travels within 5 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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In-person lessons

"Very Patient"

- Loriann, Costa Mesa, CA on 3/20/15
Lisa replied on 3/21/2015

It is a huge blessing to work with clients who are ready and willing to learn. I love to hear when students improve in their subjects! Thank you for your feedback, Loriann and Cam.

"Very helpful"

- Christa, Huntington Beach, CA on 7/15/16

"Great and a dependable tutor"

- Shaleta, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/6/15
Lisa replied on 6/12/2015

It is such a pleasure working with students who get excited about learning. I'm looking forward to our summer tutoring sessions together!

"Very Patient"

- Douglas, Huntington Beach, CA on 11/26/14

"Absolutely love her - friendly and personable"

- Gloria, Santa Ana, CA on 6/27/14
Lisa replied on 6/27/2014

Gloria, Your father is a hard worker and asks a lot of great questions. I'm very happy to work with such an inquisitive student who wants to learn more. Thank you for writing this recommendation.

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Akiko, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/16/14
Lisa replied on 6/27/2014

Akiko, I am always glad to tutor students who truly make the effort to achieve their goals. Thank you for taking the time to write.

"Great tutor, but we could not maintain enough students to continue with lessons."

- David, Stanton, CA on 6/10/14
Lisa replied on 6/10/2014

Thank you, David. I'm here for those who prefer one-on-one tutoring.

"Excellent Tutor"

- Tony, Fountain Valley, CA on 6/5/14
Lisa replied on 6/10/2014

Thank you, Tony. I look forward to working together this summer!

"Excellent English Tutor"

- Pam, Huntington Beach, CA on 2/19/14
Lisa replied on 6/10/2014

Thank you, Pam. See you when you return!

"Kids Learn Well With Instructor"

- Shannon, Westminster, CA on 1/15/14
Lisa replied on 1/27/2014

I'm so glad we were able to find one another via WyzAnt. I enjoy making learning fun for them.

Thank you for your testimony.

"Patient and understanding"

- Joey, Huntington Beach, CA on 12/22/13
Lisa replied on 12/22/2013

I'm so glad you were able to take the time out to dedicate yourself to your goal of passing the last of the 5 tests. Best wishes to you and all that you do!

"Our son got honor roll!!"

- Sheila, Huntington Beach, CA on 12/13/13
Lisa replied on 12/20/2013

Sheila, your son should receive a "Most Improved" award for his excellence in organization! It's amazing how once we're organized and stay on top of it, everything seems to fall into place. I am so happy for his honor roll acceptance. He has definitely put forth his all. What a pleasure to be his tutor! Thank you for taking the time to write.

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Jennifer, Huntington Beach, CA on 10/19/13
Lisa replied on 11/1/2013


Thanks so much for taking time to write a review,



- Alyson, Newport Beach, CA on 8/14/13
Lisa replied on 8/26/2013

Alyson, your son is such a bright and eager student! It's a pleasure to be a part of his learning. I'm so happy he did so well on his placement test for school. See everyone in September! Thank you.

"Best tutor for second language learners!"

- Tony, Huntington Beach, CA on 8/12/13
Lisa replied on 8/26/2013

Tony, I'm impressed by the effort you put into our sessions every week. Continue to keep up the great work! Thank you.

"Lisa has been very friendly and helpful to my children"

- John, Newport Beach, CA on 2/17/13

"Result-Oriented Tutor"

- Joe, Huntington Beach, CA on 12/4/12
Lisa replied on 12/5/2012

Joe, your daughter tells me how she's improved in her classes. She was so proud when her teacher recognized her in front of everyone in class. Best of all she's found fun in learning and gained more confidence. She believes she can accomplish many things now.

"Excellent tutor and my son loves her!"

- Kristine, Huntington Beach, CA on 11/30/12
Lisa replied on 11/30/2012

Thank you, Kristine. I look forward to tutoring as well! I enjoy what I do and that can be illuminating, captivating, encouraging, and hopefully habit-forming.


- Michelle, Huntington Beach, CA on 11/27/12
Lisa replied on 11/29/2012

Michelle, your son is very patient and willing to learn. I am so happy with his progress!

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Sheri, Huntington Beach, CA on 10/3/12
Lisa replied on 11/29/2012

He was determined the whole way! I was there as his guide.

"Great tutor!"

- Veronica, Westminster, CA on 9/7/12
Lisa replied on 11/29/2012

Thank you, Veronica! We have fun while we work.

"Very patient and dependable"

- Jo Ann, Huntington Beach, CA on 7/22/12
Lisa replied on 7/22/2012

Dear Jo Ann,

You and your husband have done a great job in raising such an optimistic young man. Your family has been through a lot. Attitude is everything. I'm honored to be 'a keeper'.

Thank you very much for this.

"Wonderful tutor who obviously loves her job!"

- Suzanne, Huntington Beach, CA on 7/19/12
Lisa replied on 7/22/2012

Dear Suzanne,

Thank you for choosing me over all of the other WyzAnt tutors in the county! Rest assured I'll take care of things here as you move on to the next phase.

Best of luck to you, Suzanne!

"Excellent ESL Teacher!"

- Elvia, Orange, CA on 4/17/12
Lisa replied on 11/29/2012

It was an an honor to be in the presence of so many hard working individuals. Great team of learners!

"Great Reading Tutor"

- Mike, Fountain Valley, CA on 4/3/12
Lisa replied on 4/3/2012

I really appreciate your feedback Mike! It has been such a pleasure to work with a student that is so excited about his learning! He is an incredibly, bright leader already!

"Great tutoring service!"

- Adam, Los Alamitos, CA on 2/1/12
Lisa replied on 2/1/2012

Adam, remember the carrot. You got this! I'm here to assist.

"Understanding, reliable, and optimistic teacher!"

- Cary, Long Beach, CA on 1/12/12
Lisa replied on 2/1/2012

I felt very fortunate to be a part of your daughter's growth.

"Great tutor!"

- Irais, Santa Ana, CA on 1/9/12
Lisa replied on 1/9/2012

Thank you Irais! Please let me know when you're back in town so that we can talk about the writing portion of the CBEST.

"Great Tutor and very patient person"

- Abdul, Huntington Beach, CA on 1/2/12
Lisa replied on 1/3/2012

Thank you! Your son really enjoys math and truly finds it interesting now.

"Great Tutor"

- Tammy, Huntington Beach, CA on 12/30/11
Lisa replied on 12/30/2011

Thank you very much Tammy! Tell the girls Ms. Lisa says, "Hi!" Happy New Year to your family!

"A great ESL tutor"

- Mindy, Cypress, CA on 12/8/11
Lisa replied on 12/13/2011

Thank you, Mindy, for your kind words. I am so proud of you for preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test already! I'm here if you need assistance.


- Heidi, Fountain Valley, CA on 12/8/11
Lisa replied on 12/13/2011

Thank you, Heidi! The subject matter that your son is working on became my major in college and my career in life. He is a very open-minded and willing student. I just love what I do!

"Great personality and ability"

- Penny, Huntington Beach, CA on 11/18/11
Lisa replied on 1/10/2012

Thank you Penny! Your daughter is such a pleasure to tutor. She is excited about learning and absorbs information like a sponge.

"Reliable, patient and friendly!"

- Sandra, Los Alamitos, CA on 9/18/11
Lisa replied on 10/4/2011

I really appreciate your response. Thank you! May your son continue to use the writing steps he has learned in his new classes.


- Adrienne, Huntington Beach, CA on 2/27/11
Lisa replied on 8/17/2011

Thanks Adrienne! As you already know, I absolutely love what I do and I'm only a phone call away.

Differential Equations, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, GED
Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Elementary Science, Geology, Nutrition, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, CBEST,
College Counseling, GED,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
General Computer,
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Reading, Spanish,
Speech, TOEFL, Writing
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History,
Criminal Justice, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Special Needs, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Word, Writing
Fitness, Softball, Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


I have had over 20 years of experience in the classroom. There have been students in my classroom who have had physical disabilities, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Bipolar, and other challenges. Some showed the outward signs of their challenges, others blended in. Some were diagnosed, others were not but showed signs. Some were on medications, others were not.

I have used special accommodations such as sitting closer to the front of the classroom, extra time on tests, larger print tests, colored paper and colored tab organizers, etc. in my classroom. Some students went to speech and language teachers, additional small group, and one-on-one classes for part of the day.

I have always believed in mainstreaming /or inclusion of a special needs student into the regular education classes. One of my best friends in high school was in a wheel chair. I pushed her from our regular ed English class to her special ed class. She attended this class only part of the day. We ran into each other in college. She moved around the campus well with out the assistance of another in her new electric wheelchair. Today she is married, has her own business, and a son.

Art History

I took and passed the NTE(National Teacher's Exam) and the CBEST(California Basic Essential Skills Test). I've also taught Art and Art History Classes.

I remember when I took Art History in college. It was quite easy to appreciate the different types of art when you learn about all the meaning and symbolism within them. We took field trips to the LACM(Los Angeles County Museum of Art). It was much more interesting to see the actual art in 3D that we had been studying out of a book. The teachers that I've had made art so interesting that you could not help but appreciate it so much more afterward.


The CBEST(the California Basic Essential Skills Test) is a test with e few different parts that I had to pass in order to substitute teach. I remember that I studied for CBEST preparation class before to be better prepared. The CBEST was the longest test I'd ever taken.

Almost every school district that I've wanted to substitute teach at required proof of passage of this test.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with K-6 grades since 1990. I have a current California Clear Multiple Subjects Credential. I have been an aide, a substitute teacher, a part-time teacher, and a contracted full-time teacher in the area of K-6 grades.


I have taught ELD(English Language Development) in the K-6 classes since 1988. I obtained my first job because of my bilingual/ biliterate abilities and experiences in the early 1990's. The school district hired me on an 'Emergency Bilingual Teaching Credential' my first year of teaching. Soon thereafter I earned my California Preliminary Teaching Credential.

I have taught ESL(English as a Second Language) to adults since 2001 and participated in several workshops throughout this time.


I've directed and taught both the GED Preparation classes and the high school subjects classes from 1996 to 2006 through Ranch Santiago Community College District's Continuing Adult Education Program. We've partnered with local Orange County High School Districts to achieve the best possible outcome for the students. I continue to assist adults in obtaining their diploma in order to meet employment requirements and/or to move to a higher position/pay bracket. I discover where the student is struggling and go from there so as not to waste time. I check and recheck the student's progress. There are 5 separate GED Tests that can be taken at different times. There is also an opportunity to re-take tests not passed.

General Computer

I have taken several classes on the basics of general computer literacy. I have taken these classes before and while teaching my own students the basic skills necessary to feel comfortable using the computer and educational programs, search engines, etc.

New computer information and advances are constantly changing. It's necessary to keep on top of the latest computer trend and programs no matter what our age.


I attended Catholic elementary and high schools. I have taken quite a few years of religion classes as a student.

I've also been a religious education teacher and taught K-6th grade communion and 9th grade confirmation classes. I have also been a lector for several years. I am registered with the Diocese of Orange and have a Safe Environment Training Certificate.

Social Studies

Social Studies is one of the many subjects that is taught in an elementary classroom in California. It is one of the core general education subjects that is taught. Before obtaining a Multiple Subject Preliminary or Clear Credential, teachers must take and pass the NTE or National Teacher's Exam first. There's also the CBEST or the California Basic Essentials Skills Test that must be passed. Both test your knowledge of social studies. I have passed both of these exams.


I have taken 8 years of Spanish classes, not including private tutoring and workshops. I received an Emergency Bilingual Teaching Credential along with my first job due to my skills. Later I taught Spanish to both children and adults. Now I can say I speak Spanish, or 'Hablo espanol!'

Study Skills

I have taught a high school study skills class. It is one of the most important classes to begin the year with. It's the basis to be successful in all of the other classes.
I've also been a student of study skills classes in both high school and college. These classes have helped me get through the other classes more successfully and with much more ease and confidence.

California State Univ. Fullerton
Child Development
National University in Costa Mesa, California


California State Univ. Fullerton (Child Development)

National University in Costa Mesa, California (Other)

Very Patient

Lisa has been a huge blessing to our son Cameron! He has been struggling in grammar & history and with Lisa's help he has improved incredibly. I highly recommend Lisa. She is very patient and is an excellent teacher! Can't say enough!

— Loriann, Costa Mesa, CA on 3/20/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $48.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required


Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 5 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92647.