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Erin M.

Irvine, CA

$50/hour

I will help you with study skills, English, History, test-taking+More!

Background check passed as of 10/16/14
4.9 average from 86 ratings
Extremely helpful tutor!!!
— Anita, Orange, CA on 5/4/16

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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

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 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 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- most of my students and parents communicate with me through text or email- whichever is most efficient.

My flat rate is $50 per session. I am always willing to meet at a comfortable location- library, coffee shop, or in your own home.
I can do group sessions for 2-3 students (message for more information).
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,
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Cancellation
6 hours notice required

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.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Irvine, CA 92618
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely helpful tutor!!!"

- Anita, Orange, CA on 5/4/16

"Good strategy"

- Dori, Irvine, CA on 10/13/15
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Biology, Ecology, Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Architecture, Art History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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)

Extremely helpful tutor!!! — Erin has been helping my son with his cultural anthropology assignments. She is extremely knowledgeable in the subject and with her help my son's grade in the class has improved immensely. She responds to emails promptly and is always very punctual. ...

— Anita, Orange, CA on 5/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

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.

Travel policy

Erin will travel within 5 miles of Irvine, CA 92618.