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Amelia V.

Long Beach, CA

$65/hour

Education Specialist with Fine Art/ Art History Specialty

50+ Hours
4.7 average from 3 ratings
Great Tutor
— Eun, Fullerton, CA on 8/31/17

$65/Hour


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University of California at San Diego (UCSD)
Fine Art
California State Domingez Hills
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California at San Diego (UCSD) (Fine Art)

California State Domingez Hills (Graduate Coursework)

About Amelia

Hello! I have several years experience teaching Fine Art and Art History to a wide variety of students, ranging from preschool to adults, with and without Special Needs. I also have almost three years experience working with elementary students with Special Needs living on the Autism Spectrum as well as other moderate to severe learning needs. In addition, for the past three and a half years, I have stayed at home to raise my two children, ages three and one. All of my teaching experiences that I have ever had did not prepare me to be a mother, but it continues to inform and enrich my life exponentially in extraordinary ways.

I believe all students learn at different rates, and should be allowed to follow their own path. Homeschool offers this experience, and I have had several opportunities to help students along this path, and am excited to bring my art and special needs expertise to this subject.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and Art History from the University of Southern California at San Diego. I have taught most mediums in Fine Art, including painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics. I am an avid painter, and ran an artist's Day Program and studio for adults living with special needs for over five years. This was a very rewarding experience, not only for the teaching experience, but also as an artist. I was able to display my own art, and interact with the rich artists community in the Downtown Los Angeles Art Scene. I also taught Fine Art and Art History to high school seniors at Verbum Dei High School in Watts for two years. This was the first time I was able to use my Art History expertise and I loved every minute of it.

I am currently working on completing my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education, and have my teaching credential in this same subject. By the end of the year, I will also have my Multi Subject Teaching credential also in Special Education. I have had almost seven years of experience teaching students with special needs, including students living on the Autism Spectrum. I was specifically trained to work with young students on the spectrum, as well as students with various learning needs through my student teaching experience as well as in my own classroom teaching a transitional kindergarten class.

I have had many years of teaching experience working with students, ranging from toddlerhood to those students who are well into their adult years. If you are looking for a very experienced Art or Art History teacher or Education Specialist who is willing to go the extra mile for her students, then look no further. Please feel free to contact me to schedule an interview today.
Hello! I have several years experience teaching Fine Art and Art History to a wide variety of students, ranging from preschool to adults, with and without Special Needs. I also have almost three years experience working with elementary students with Special Needs living on the Autism Spectrum as well as other moderate to severe learning needs. In Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90807

"Great Tutor"

- Eun, Fullerton, CA on 8/31/17
Math:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Art History,
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading,
Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Homeschool, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Art History

I have my BA in Fine Art and Art History from UCSD, and have almost 7 years of teaching experience teaching both subjects, 2 of those at the high school level. I also have my teaching credential in Early Childhood Special Education and will have my master's degree in that field by Spring of 2018.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

For my teaching credential, I completed my student teaching in a Special Day Class for preschool students living with ASD. I learned to use Applied Behavior Analysis (A.B.A.) techniques, as well as positive behavioral support strategies, visual learning and picture scheduling techniques. I have also had a chance to use these techniques in my classroom while teaching several high school students living with ASD, as well as elementary students.

Drawing

I am an artist myself, and have taught drawing at all levels for almost 7 years. I have taught basic drawing and Life Drawing. I taught Adults with special needs for 5 years and the ECF Downtown Art Center as well as a Community Painting and Drawing class once a week at the same facility. I have also taught drawing for 2 years at Verbum Dei High School.

Painting

I have a BA in Fine Art from USCD, and am an avid painter. I taught painting to Adults with Special Needs for 5 years through the E.C.F. Downtown Art Center in Los Angeles, CA. I also taught a UC approved Fine Art and Art History class to high school seniors for 2 years at Verbum Dei High School. Finally, I taught an art class to elementary students once a week for a year while teaching a Transitional Kindergarten class at All Souls Elementary School in Alhambra, CA.

Reading

Currently, I have my teaching credential in Early Childhood Special Education which qualifies me to teach both Special Education as well as General Education, including reading and reading comprehension. I substitute teach at all levels, and have taught my own Transitional Kindergarten class as well as an Art and Art History class at the high school level.

Special Needs

I currently have my Preliminary Teaching Credential in Early Childhood Special Education. I completed all course work for my credential and Masters Degree three years ago through California State University Dominguez Hills, and I will complete my Masters Degree in the same subject by the end of this year through the same institution. I completed my student teaching for the credential in a Special Day Class specializing in preschool students living with Autism; however, I am trained to work with any student with a moderate to severe disability, including Developmental Delay, Emotional Disturbance, and Intellectual Disabilities, as well as Traumatic Brain Injury. I can also work with students with medical needs (i.e., Asthma) and other health impairments (i.e., Cerebral Palsy) with or without an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan.

Writing

I have taught writing, grammar and English on all levels for several years while teaching TK, High School Art History, as well a substitute teaching for the 3rd and 4th grades.

University of California at San Diego (UCSD)
Fine Art
California State Domingez Hills
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California at San Diego (UCSD) (Fine Art)

California State Domingez Hills (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor

Just started lessons with Amelia. About to start our third lesson. My kid was amazed at how knowledgeable and well prepared she was. My son is also able relatw and understand lesson. I know nothing about art history, so I was glad her first lesson was on what to look for when studying art history.

— Eun, Fullerton, CA on 8/31/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amelia will travel within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90807.