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Callie H.

National Board Certified Teacher can help you/your child in all areas

National Board Certified Teacher can help you/your child in all areas

$45/hour

  • 824 hours tutoring

  • Lancaster, CA 93534

About Callie


Bio

As a 20-year veteran at a 6-12 grade alternative school, I have a wide variety of methods for helping students learn in a multitude of disciplines. I teach all levels of 9-12 English, from basic to advanced, including reading, writing, grammar and literature. In addition, I run the GradPoint computer lab, where I assist students with lessons in pre-algebra, algebra, civics, economics, US and world history, and English.

As an added bonus, I have taught K-12 theatre arts, which means I know...

As a 20-year veteran at a 6-12 grade alternative school, I have a wide variety of methods for helping students learn in a multitude of disciplines. I teach all levels of 9-12 English, from basic to advanced, including reading, writing, grammar and literature. In addition, I run the GradPoint computer lab, where I assist students with lessons in pre-algebra, algebra, civics, economics, US and world history, and English.

As an added bonus, I have taught K-12 theatre arts, which means I know numerous ways to interest students in learning. I have five summers' experience as a camp counselor and two summers' as a nanny. I also have two teen-aged daughters of my own.


Education

Davidson College
English
Walden University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $55 for in-person / $45 for online
  • Rate details: Rates can be adjusted for multiple sessions.
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Lancaster, CA 93534
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/2/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I minored in theatre at Davidson College. For three years I taught K-12 theatre arts in Pamlico County and Union County, where I won NCTC awards for directing, lighting, and choreography. I have been the drama club sponsor for 17 years at my school, and have taught classes to local students in stage makeup, stage combat, and improv. I have acted professionally with an improv company in Raleigh and with the professional theatre in my town.

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a theatre minor in college, as a professional actress, and as a teacher, I have much experience speaking in front of groups. I have taught Speech and Debate in my school, as well as to professionals through my improvisational group. I once won an award for public speaking.
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught high school English for 25 years. I am one of those people who actually enjoys diagramming sentences, and can explain why something should be written a certain way.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In addition to being a high school English teacher for over 25 years, I am also a published writer and a professional editor.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a theatre minor in college, as a professional actress, and as a teacher, I have much experience speaking in front of groups. I have taught Speech and Debate in my school, as well as to professionals through my improvisational group. I once won an award for public speaking.
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

North Carolina switched to Common Core 8 years ago. Since then, I have taught a variety of subjects and prepared students for end-of-course testing.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have three years teaching K-12 theatre arts. I was a camp counselor for five summers, and worked as a tutor/mentor for Boys and Girls club last summer. Several of my staff development courses have covered K-12 education.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

As an English teacher who is proficient in math, I am often able to explain math concepts to students who do not understand them as explained by a traditional math teacher. Instead of using traditional methods, I can shape lessons to fit individual students. I use real-life examples, which is precisely the goal of the Common Core standards.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught high school English for 25 years. I am one of those people who actually enjoys diagramming sentences, and can explain why something should be written a certain way.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the primary responsibilities as a teacher in an alternative school is teaching students who have poorly adapted study skills. I have taught specific courses in "study skills" and "life skills", and have acted in a mentoring capacity for students learning study skills. I also address study skills regularly in my regular classrooms, teaching note-taking, test-taking strategies, and study strategies.
Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught high school English for 25 years. I am one of those people who actually enjoys diagramming sentences, and can explain why something should be written a certain way.
Literature,

Literature

I majored in English literature at Davidson College before becoming a full-time high school English teacher. I love all reading, and typically devour 2-3 books a week. I can interpret texts and help you understand them the way your teacher wants.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In addition to being a high school English teacher for over 25 years, I am also a published writer and a professional editor.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a theatre minor in college, as a professional actress, and as a teacher, I have much experience speaking in front of groups. I have taught Speech and Debate in my school, as well as to professionals through my improvisational group. I once won an award for public speaking.
Writing,

Writing

Before anything else, I am a writer. I have published short stories, essays and poems, and am currently working on both a novel and a memoir. I have taught writing to high school students for over twenty years, and I know how to draw your best work out of you and get it down on the page.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Religion,

Religion

In addition to taking a World Religions course in college, I teach World English, which requires the reading of a variety of religious texts, including the Bible, the Koran, and Rig Veda and various creation stories.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

Since I started working in the NovaNet computer lab 20 years ago (now known as GradPoint), I have assisted literally hundreds of students with a variety of social studies courses, including US, world, and NC history, psychology, and geography. I have also tutored my own two children through all the lessons from 3-8 grade social studies.
American History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As an English teacher who is proficient in math, I am often able to explain math concepts to students who do not understand them as explained by a traditional math teacher. Instead of using traditional methods, I can shape lessons to fit individual students. I use real-life examples, which is precisely the goal of the Common Core standards.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have three years teaching K-12 theatre arts. I was a camp counselor for five summers, and worked as a tutor/mentor for Boys and Girls club last summer. Several of my staff development courses have covered K-12 education.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As an English teacher who tutors math, I can also help students who are struggling because I approach the problems differently than the traditional math teacher.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the primary responsibilities as a teacher in an alternative school is teaching students who have poorly adapted study skills. I have taught specific courses in "study skills" and "life skills", and have acted in a mentoring capacity for students learning study skills. I also address study skills regularly in my regular classrooms, teaching note-taking, test-taking strategies, and study strategies.
Writing,

Writing

Before anything else, I am a writer. I have published short stories, essays and poems, and am currently working on both a novel and a memoir. I have taught writing to high school students for over twenty years, and I know how to draw your best work out of you and get it down on the page.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As an English teacher who is proficient in math, I am often able to explain math concepts to students who do not understand them as explained by a traditional math teacher. Instead of using traditional methods, I can shape lessons to fit individual students. I use real-life examples, which is precisely the goal of the Common Core standards.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As an English teacher who tutors math, I can also help students who are struggling because I approach the problems differently than the traditional math teacher.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As an English teacher who is proficient in math, I am often able to explain math concepts to students who do not understand them as explained by a traditional math teacher. Instead of using traditional methods, I can shape lessons to fit individual students. I use real-life examples, which is precisely the goal of the Common Core standards.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have three years teaching K-12 theatre arts. I was a camp counselor for five summers, and worked as a tutor/mentor for Boys and Girls club last summer. Several of my staff development courses have covered K-12 education.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As an English teacher who tutors math, I can also help students who are struggling because I approach the problems differently than the traditional math teacher.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the primary responsibilities as a teacher in an alternative school is teaching students who have poorly adapted study skills. I have taught specific courses in "study skills" and "life skills", and have acted in a mentoring capacity for students learning study skills. I also address study skills regularly in my regular classrooms, teaching note-taking, test-taking strategies, and study strategies.
Writing,

Writing

Before anything else, I am a writer. I have published short stories, essays and poems, and am currently working on both a novel and a memoir. I have taught writing to high school students for over twenty years, and I know how to draw your best work out of you and get it down on the page.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

Religion,

Religion

In addition to taking a World Religions course in college, I teach World English, which requires the reading of a variety of religious texts, including the Bible, the Koran, and Rig Veda and various creation stories.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the primary responsibilities as a teacher in an alternative school is teaching students who have poorly adapted study skills. I have taught specific courses in "study skills" and "life skills", and have acted in a mentoring capacity for students learning study skills. I also address study skills regularly in my regular classrooms, teaching note-taking, test-taking strategies, and study strategies.
ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As a teacher at an alternative middle and high school I have taught numerous children with ADD and ADHD, both medicated and un-medicated. Additionally, I have two children with ADHD whom I have assisted with their learning since young childhood. I have also taken courses on working with ADD/ADHD children through NC DPI and my local LEA.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

As a teacher in an alternative school, I work closely with the exceptional children's teacher to meet the needs of all students. Our school is currently 12% special needs, including Aspergers, SLD, ADHD, MMR, and other health impaired. I have also taken a course at East Carolina University specifically dealing with meeting the needs of special needs students.
Study Skills

Study Skills

One of the primary responsibilities as a teacher in an alternative school is teaching students who have poorly adapted study skills. I have taught specific courses in "study skills" and "life skills", and have acted in a mentoring capacity for students learning study skills. I also address study skills regularly in my regular classrooms, teaching note-taking, test-taking strategies, and study strategies.

Sports/Recreation

Softball,

Softball

My younger daughter has been a softball player for five years. She currently plays on the varsity high school team as a freshman and on a 16U travel team. I have worked with her one-on-one, as well as observing more practices, individual lessons, and games than I can count. I actually understand the infield fly rule, slapping, and how to get out of a pickle.
Swimming

Swimming

Last summer I worked with the coach of our local swim team, helping children aged 6-12 learn how to swim. He uses a non-traditional approach where children are allowed to become used to the concepts of swimming in a completely safe environment. He also taught them boating safety and I coached the more advanced students in a swim meet for local children.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As an English teacher who is proficient in math, I am often able to explain math concepts to students who do not understand them as explained by a traditional math teacher. Instead of using traditional methods, I can shape lessons to fit individual students. I use real-life examples, which is precisely the goal of the Common Core standards.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have three years teaching K-12 theatre arts. I was a camp counselor for five summers, and worked as a tutor/mentor for Boys and Girls club last summer. Several of my staff development courses have covered K-12 education.
GED,

GED

With all the different requirements, the GED measures a person's expertise in a variety of areas. Many tutors are proficient in only one or two areas; as you can see by my qualifications, I have experience in a wide arena. I can help with all aspects of the GED and help you prepare for the life to come.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

One of the primary responsibilities as a teacher in an alternative school is teaching students who have poorly adapted study skills. I have taught specific courses in "study skills" and "life skills", and have acted in a mentoring capacity for students learning study skills. I also address study skills regularly in my regular classrooms, teaching note-taking, test-taking strategies, and study strategies.
Swimming,

Swimming

Last summer I worked with the coach of our local swim team, helping children aged 6-12 learn how to swim. He uses a non-traditional approach where children are allowed to become used to the concepts of swimming in a completely safe environment. He also taught them boating safety and I coached the more advanced students in a swim meet for local children.
Writing,

Writing

Before anything else, I am a writer. I have published short stories, essays and poems, and am currently working on both a novel and a memoir. I have taught writing to high school students for over twenty years, and I know how to draw your best work out of you and get it down on the page.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I am proficient in each of the four critical areas of the ASVAB, the ones which determine whether or not you get into the military (Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge). Preparing well for the test is the first step toward ensuring a great future in the military. I can help you understand the test format as well as understand and remember the concepts tested.
CBEST,

CBEST

California certification achieved in 2018. CSET passed in January 2019.
Common Core,

Common Core

North Carolina switched to Common Core 8 years ago. Since then, I have taught a variety of subjects and prepared students for end-of-course testing.
GED,

GED

With all the different requirements, the GED measures a person's expertise in a variety of areas. Many tutors are proficient in only one or two areas; as you can see by my qualifications, I have experience in a wide arena. I can help with all aspects of the GED and help you prepare for the life to come.
Praxis,

Praxis

As a certified teacher, I studied for and took the teachers' exam myself. As the lead mentor for my school, I have assisted first-third year teachers preparing for their Praxis. Each of my mentees (more than 10 over the past five years) has passed successfully.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (268 ratings)
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Reviews


Great Tutor

Callie made an instant connection with my son who is in 6th grade. She took the time to get to know him and understand his strengths and weaknesses. From help with new concepts in math to more basic review for upcoming tests, Callie is consistently able to meet my son where he is and take him to the next level. Callie is a REAL teacher and an overall wonderful person. It’s a pleasure working with her.

Mark, 55 lessons with Callie

Knowledge and patient tutor

My daughter actually enjoys reading with Callie. She was laughing and having fun today. Normally it’s like pulling teeth to get her to read. No complaints from her today.

Annette, 2 lessons with Callie

3rd Grade Math EoG Prep

1st tutoring session with Callie was wonderful. She has significantly eased my daughters anxiety for the upcoming test. She developed a tailored session for Hailey based on her trouble areas. Very patient, very friendly, great educator. We will definitely be utilizing her tutoring again.

Eric, 3 lessons with Callie

Great tutor! Gave some wonderful ideas and tips! Totally worth it!

What an incredibly productive tutoring session! Callie gave me tips for better public speaking, calming my nerves and best of all touch points and interactive ideas that I never thought of - all to keep my audience engaged! I'm very excited for my next public speaking event and can't wait to put my newly learned knowledge to the test! Thank you Callie!

Theresa, 1 lesson with Callie

Really Great!

Really great tutor for writing! She helps a lot with grammar and sparks lots of new ideas to explore. I'm glad she was able to polish my paper and make it so much better!

David, 2 lessons with Callie

Wonderful Teacher

She just completed two weeks of ACT prep with our son, and we are looking forward to the results. Thank you.

Jonathan, 25 lessons with Callie

Callie Is The Best!

Callie has helped my son from being lost and disinterested in school to a student understands what an education means. She was very good at assessing my son's needs and working with him to strengthen them.

Gordon, 39 lessons with Callie

Very knowledgeable in subject areas

Very knowledgeable, organized and through! Easy to follow and was able to gain the confidence and knowledge needed to be able to retake and pass writing section of praxis.

D, 2 lessons with Callie

Great Tutor

Great tutor... Callie is helping my son with review for the English ACT. Highly recommended..Thank you Callie.. Greatly appreciate you helping my son achieve his goal.

Shannon, 5 lessons with Callie
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Callie H.

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