Over 200 tutoring hours

Erin M.

Irvine, CA

$40/hr

Reading Comprehension, History, Study Skills, Speech, TEFL/TESL

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 10/16/14
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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Anthropology
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE (UC IRVINE, UCI)
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Anthropology)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE (UC IRVINE, UCI) (Graduate Coursework)

About Erin

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 love kids and come from a large family- I have 3 sisters, 1 brother, and a Yorkie named Rocco who is very friendly and loves sleeping and treats! In my spare time I listen to all kinds of music and attending concerts. I love dancing, hiking, jogging, going to the beach, and practicing yoga. I have traveled to Japan, England, France, Italy, Mexico, and have been on many road trips throughout the US. I can write, read, and speak some Spanish and French.

I was a volunteer tutor for two years at Marina del Rey 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 have a passion for learning and for teaching others! 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 have created my own test preparation coursework and materials. I believe that each student is unique and I will use methods best suited for their individual needs. I love creating art projects or special assignments to delve deeper into what we are working on. I want to show my students that learning can be fun and they will adopt new habits for their future success. I try to encourage my students and push their boundaries within a comfortable zone, and I always give positive feedback and words of encouragement.

I have studied grammar, linguistics, and phonics. I am also a fan of using technology in the classroom to aid the learning experience through music, video shorts, and blogging to reach a wider audience. I like to use a variety of methods in the classroom to make learning fun, yet structured and purposeful. I use a variety of ice-breakers for the student and I to get to know each other, to build trust and confidence so the learning process can be most efficient. I truly value education and all that it has to offer!

I am planning to pursue a Masters Program in Communications and Linguistics and feel that tutoring is the best way to stay current with new teaching methods and school curriculum.

Join me for life and learning adventures!
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 Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Rates are negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Irvine, CA 92618
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Biology, Ecology, Geology, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Architecture, Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Biology, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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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

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.

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.

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.

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

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Anthropology)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE (UC IRVINE, UCI) (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Rates are negotiable.

Travel policy

Erin will travel within 10 miles of Irvine, CA 92618.

Background Check Status for Erin M.

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