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Erin M.

Proven results in Writing, English/ESL & College Prep!

Proven results in Writing, English/ESL & College Prep!

$60/hour

  • 1,115 hours tutoring

  • Irvine, CA 92620

About Erin


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I truly have a passion for learning and for teaching and helping others- learning doesn't end in the classroom!

Hi, everyone! Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile! My name is Erin and I was born and raised in Irvine, CA! I've attended some of the best schools in California and in the nation - Bonita Canyon Elementary, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, University High School, UCLA, and UCI. My broad academic background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from UCLA; as...

I truly have a passion for learning and for teaching and helping others- learning doesn't end in the classroom!

Hi, everyone! Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile! My name is Erin and I was born and raised in Irvine, CA! I've attended some of the best schools in California and in the nation - Bonita Canyon Elementary, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, University High School, UCLA, and UCI. My broad academic background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from UCLA; as well as a TEFL/TESL certificate from UCI to teach and tutor non-native English speakers.

I believe that each student is unique and I will use methods best suited to their individual needs. Learning can be fun and they will adopt new habits for their future success. I try to encourage individuals to push their boundaries within a comfortable zone, and I always give positive feedback and words of encouragement.

I like to incorporate technology in study sessions to aid the learning experience through music, video shorts, and YouTube. I build trust and confidence within each person so the learning process can be most efficient. I truly value one-on-one education and all that it has to offer.

I have extensive training from UCI where I was able to spend 200+ hours learning teaching methods for one-on-one and group classroom settings. I have been trained on test-taking and different types of examinations including, but not limited to, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, STAR, multi-subject, single-subject, written, and oral tests; and I have created my own test preparation coursework and materials. I have familiarized myself with CA Common Core, AP classes, and AP exams for World History, European History, and Art History.

Also, I was a volunteer tutor for two years at a Middle School where I mentored 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and helped a "study buddy" with homework, test preparation, and study skills. We also played fun games indoors and outdoors, carved pumpkins for Halloween, and attended a UCLA Bruins Football game! My student went on to receive a special academic award from USC - she was invited to Catalina Island for snorkeling and science research - so exciting!

I love kids and come from a large family- I have 3 sisters, 1 brother, and a Yorkie named Rocco! In my spare time, I listen to all kinds of music and like to attend concerts. I love dancing, hiking, being outdoors, and practicing yoga. I have traveled to Japan, England, France, Italy, Mexico; and I have been on many road trips throughout the US. I have lived in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and currently reside in Irvine.

My clients inspire me every day through their hard work and determination- and I hope to help inspire them to be confident. School and language learning can be a challenge for many kids, teens, and adults. I hope to take away the fear and anxiety, and enjoy the process without judgement. Join me for life and learning adventures!

I am VERY flexible with scheduling.

My flat rate is $55 per session. I am always willing to meet at a comfortable location- library, coffee shop, or in your own home.
I can conduct group sessions for 2 to 4 students in 1st - 8th grade (please message for more information).


Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Anthropology
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE (UC IRVINE, UCI)
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Cancellation within 6 hours of start time will incur a half hour cancellation fee. A travel fee is subject to consideration outside 5 miles. Group tutoring available for consideration.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Irvine, CA 92620
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/16/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

As an Anthropology major at UCLA, I studied Linguistics and Speech Patterns in different communities all over the world, and also specifically in Los Angeles. I understand the basic structure of language, individual letters and phoneme structure. I have the patience to teach letters and sounds and how language is formed. I use techniques with the mouth, teaching students how to understand the different manners of articulation (fricative, voiced and non voiced, etc).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am detail-oriented when it comes to preparing for tests or essays. I think that proper studying starts with note-taking in class, and relying on notes and readings to create study guides, flashcards, and memory exercises. I have tutored 6th-8th grade in multiple subjects and helped prepare them for standardized state exams and single-subject quizzes and tests.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I hold a Bachelor's degree from UCLA in Anthropology with a focus on culture and linguistics. I participated in an Anthropological research class with a focus on Ethnography in a specific community, and also worked in the CELF lab transcribing video ethnography which focused on family life in Los Angeles. I took a broad range of classes and have a deep understanding of study skills and methods.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I currently homeschool and tutor 2 students in Social Studies. We are currently working on World History, Ancient Civilizations and World History major themes leading up to the present. I create outlines with my students to help them organize main ideas and common themes and I try to have them relate this content to current themes or ones that repeat through time. I also try to use Art History, creative projects, and one-on-one discussion to hone in on specific goals.
American History, Art History, European History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am detail-oriented when it comes to preparing for tests or essays. I think that proper studying starts with note-taking in class, and relying on notes and readings to create study guides, flashcards, and memory exercises. I have tutored 6th-8th grade in multiple subjects and helped prepare them for standardized state exams and single-subject quizzes and tests.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

TOEFL

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am detail-oriented when it comes to preparing for tests or essays. I think that proper studying starts with note-taking in class, and relying on notes and readings to create study guides, flashcards, and memory exercises. I have tutored 6th-8th grade in multiple subjects and helped prepare them for standardized state exams and single-subject quizzes and tests.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have assisted several students with their college application process, including- but not limited to- the application, ASSIST transfer units, petitioning classes, writing recommendations, and crafting exemplary admissions essays. I have also guided students to choose the best classes for their semesters and quarters, based on their unit standing, area of expertise, hobbies, and scheduling around commitments, such as work and sports, and progress towards graduation using Blackboard, DARS report, Canvas, and school-specific websites.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am detail-oriented when it comes to preparing for tests or essays. I think that proper studying starts with note-taking in class, and relying on notes and readings to create study guides, flashcards, and memory exercises. I have tutored 6th-8th grade in multiple subjects and helped prepare them for standardized state exams and single-subject quizzes and tests.
Geography

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I hold a Bachelor's degree from UCLA in Anthropology with a focus on culture and linguistics. I participated in an Anthropological research class with a focus on Ethnography in a specific community, and also worked in the CELF lab transcribing video ethnography which focused on family life in Los Angeles. I took a broad range of classes and have a deep understanding of study skills and methods.
Archaeology,

Archaeology

I attended UCLA where I received my degree in Anthropology with a focus on social and cultural studies. I also took 4 classes where I studied the archaeology of cities in India and present-day America. One class focused on the rise of cities in industrialized nations and we looked at material artifacts to discern how people evolved culturally. I enjoyed learning about this aspect of Anthropology and feel qualified to be able to tutor students this subject.
Psychology

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

As an Anthropology major at UCLA, I studied Linguistics and Speech Patterns in different communities all over the world, and also specifically in Los Angeles. I understand the basic structure of language, individual letters and phoneme structure. I have the patience to teach letters and sounds and how language is formed. I use techniques with the mouth, teaching students how to understand the different manners of articulation (fricative, voiced and non voiced, etc).
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am detail-oriented when it comes to preparing for tests or essays. I think that proper studying starts with note-taking in class, and relying on notes and readings to create study guides, flashcards, and memory exercises. I have tutored 6th-8th grade in multiple subjects and helped prepare them for standardized state exams and single-subject quizzes and tests.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am detail-oriented when it comes to preparing for tests or essays. I think that proper studying starts with note-taking in class, and relying on notes and readings to create study guides, flashcards, and memory exercises. I have tutored 6th-8th grade in multiple subjects and helped prepare them for standardized state exams and single-subject quizzes and tests.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have assisted several students with their college application process, including- but not limited to- the application, ASSIST transfer units, petitioning classes, writing recommendations, and crafting exemplary admissions essays. I have also guided students to choose the best classes for their semesters and quarters, based on their unit standing, area of expertise, hobbies, and scheduling around commitments, such as work and sports, and progress towards graduation using Blackboard, DARS report, Canvas, and school-specific websites.
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent writing tutor that keeps both my kids on track!

Erin is an amazing tutor. She has a warm, caring personality and both my kids (10 and 16) love her. We hired Erin to support my daughter in her honors high school literature class but Erin helps her stay on top of the written work in all of her classes. She is now also helping my son improve his writing skills because he found large written assignments to be intimidating. Both kids have benefited tremendously. She is an excellent communicator, totally reliable and an absolute professional.

Anna, 67 lessons with Erin

Invested, Connected, and Provides Real Results!

Erin has been working with my 7th grader for about a year now. Middle schoolers can be difficult to reach, but Erin has established an amazing connection with Nolan and she is really invested in his progress as a student. She has worked with him to instill good study habits and teach him how to be a successful student. Since she started working with my son, his grades his steadily improved significantly. We are thrilled with her and the progress we see!

Stephanie, 24 lessons with Erin

So awesome tutor!

Erin has been helping me to improve my English since this July and I can say she is very humorous, sweet and Knowledgeable tutor. I moved to US few months ago so, everything is new for me yet but, She is teaching me not only English but also American culture, life, many useful idiom and so on.. So, It's really helpful to learn "Real" English :)

Ann, 13 lessons with Erin

Knowledgeable and sweet

We just recently started lessons with Erin. She is super sweet and very knowledgeable. My daughters seem to respond well to her, and her tutoring style. We look forward to more lessons with Erin.

Brandi, 1 lesson with Erin

Boosted my daughter's test grade after one tutoring session

I couldn't be happier with Erin. My daughter went from a D on her test to a 78 after just one tutoring session. The test was even on a very difficult subject. Very happy with Erin.

Lauren, 3 lessons with Erin

Great tutor!

We did some reading comprehension and worked on vocabulary. Erin introduced me to podcasts, which is super cool! I can listen to many interesting subjects and improve my listening. I really enjoyed work with Erin!

Shanley, 1 lesson with Erin

Knowledgeable, positive and personable

Erin arrived on time and started the lesson right away. Erin communicated with my daughter in a clear voice that kept my daughter's attention. My daughter felt like Erin could relate to her thoughts and helped her to translate that onto paper. Erin helped with some brainstorming and study skills. My daughter definitely felt more confident in her writing after one lesson. The job is not done yet so Erin will continue to tutor my daughter for now.

La Wanda , 1 lesson with Erin

Patient, humorous, knowledgeable and encouraging teacher

I am so glad that I was able to meet Erin as my son's tutor. My son really enjoyed his first lesson and he wants to learn from Erin continuously. Erin was able to understand my son while teaching him and figured out his strength and weakness which she thinks she can definitely help improve and make better.

Seon, 4 lessons with Erin

Very Helpful

She gave me advise about transferring to UCLA. In addition, She fixed my grammar errors, spelling mistakes and more. It was very helpful for me.

Hyeonghun, 55 lessons with Erin

Smart and kind tutor.

She is very kind and polite. We edited my ESL essay together. She corrected my grammar mistakes and made clear thesis sentence. She taught how to organize and develop my essay. I surprised that I learned a lot of things during just one hour!

Sae Hee, 36 lessons with Erin
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