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Helen K.

Los Angeles, CA

$60/hour

Kind and Experienced Teacher/Tutor of Middle/High School & GED

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/11/14
4.9 average from 299 ratings
prompt help!!
— Sue, Chatsworth, CA on 3/5/16

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University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Botany
Sydney Teachers College
EdD

Education

University of Sydney, NSW, Australia (Botany)

Sydney Teachers College (EdD)

About Helen

I am calm and clear. My analytic capabilities allow me to break up a learning task into manageable parts. I have an EdD, and taught middle school and high school science for seven years, ESL for one, reading for thirteen, and high school and GED prep to adults for ten. I am familiar with the HOBET test to establish fitness for medical professions training. In my tutoring, I demonstrate the thinking skills and techniques to be learned and then lead the student in practicing them. This is in accord with the most recent research on effective teaching. I am aware that the development and effective use of vocabulary in all areas of study is essential for mastery. A language framework is needed to comprehend, express and explore concepts.

I very much enjoy the challenge of effectively communicating knowledge. I am creative in my methods. I love my students. I transform lives.
I am calm and clear. My analytic capabilities allow me to break up a learning task into manageable parts. I have an EdD, and taught middle school and high school science for seven years, ESL for one, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90025
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"prompt help!!"

- Sue, Chatsworth, CA on 3/5/16

"Calm, warm, and detailed"

- Edva, Los Angeles, CA on 12/3/15

"Great tutor"

- Ambre, Culver City, CA on 10/4/15

"Best Tutor!"

- Johana, Van Nuys, CA on 4/3/14

"Wonderful, kind and inspiring teacher"

- Susan, Pacific Palisades, CA on 1/29/14

"Amazing"

- Blake, Los Angeles, CA on 10/31/13

"We are very grateful to have Ms. K as my son's tutor!"

- Vally, Los Angeles, CA on 10/7/13

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Adrienne, Tarzana, CA on 7/23/13

"Very Patient, Reliable, Knowledgeable and Organized Tutor!"

- Lori, Sherman Oaks, CA on 6/30/13

"Punctual, patient, calm, and very helpful."

- Michelle, Los Angeles, CA on 6/18/13

"Excellent Biology Tutor!"

- Tammy, Encino, CA on 6/3/13

"Excellent tutor, highest rating."

- Donna, Beverly Hills, CA on 6/2/13

"Helen is great."

- Lori, Los Angeles, CA on 5/18/13

"Kids say the darndest things"

- Gunnar, Beverly Hills, CA on 2/23/13

"Fantastic!"

- Heather, Los Angeles, CA on 9/30/12
Science:
Biology
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have taught the content of the Algebra 1 course as a part of GED test preparation. I am familiar with the Los Angeles Unified School District's Algebra 1 course outline and CA state content standards. I enjoy teaching Algebra very much.

Biology

I taught Biology for 7 years in high school. I have just successfully coached a HS senior in AP Biology. She got a score of 5 on the AP Bio exam and the highest final exam score in the school. I am very enthusiastic about Biology.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught 3rd grade in a private school for 3 years. I am familiar with Los Angeles Unified School Districts course outlines for subjects at elementary grade levels. I've taught reading and basic math for many years.

Elementary Math

I very much enjoy the challenge of teaching Elementary Math. I explain the concepts clearly using different approaches to assist the student in understanding. I have a calming presence which helps to assuage "math anxiety".

Elementary Science

I have taught science for 7 years. I am able to explain the principles of the subject very clearly so they seem easy. I have a calming presence which helps my students overcome any anxiety.

English

I have taught high school English subjects to young adults as well as upper level ESL classes. The GED test preparation classes I give also involve grammar and writing conventions, as well as essay structure and writing. I enjoy teaching English.

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL and reading to students of ESL in adult school for 14 years. Most of students in my high school teaching and GED preparation have had English as a second language. ESL has been a major part of my teaching.

GED

I have taught GED preparation for 10 years as well as proctoring and grading the official GED practice tests. I am very skilled at teaching the skills and knowledge required to succeed in passing the GED.

Phonics

I taught a reading lab class for 13 years with LAUSD. Phonics is an integral part of the program for lower level readers.

Prealgebra

I have taught pre-algebra extensively as part of the GED preparation program. I am creative in my explanations, and am able to clarify difficult concepts and make them simple. I very much enjoy teaching math to young people.

Proofreading

I have worked with many students on writing. I not only proofread for grammar mistakes, but also help students clarify the structure of their writing. I have great powers of analysis which enable me to dissect and elucidate the logic of a thesis.

Reading

I taught reading to adults for 13 years. Most of my students had English as a second language so phonics was important as was vocabulary development. I also worked with students so they could visualize the meaning of what they read to have a full understanding.

Study Skills

I have directed students in their successful studying for the GED. My most recent student who is studying in a very fast paced technical program had no idea how to study effectively. After one tutorial she feels empowered and is maintaining a 91 average.

Writing

I have taught writing as a part of GED preparation and the school English courses for 10 years. I am an expert at identifying and correcting structural and grammar problems in essays. I teach my students to produce work that is organized and on topic.

University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Botany
Sydney Teachers College
EdD

Education

University of Sydney, NSW, Australia (Botany)

Sydney Teachers College (EdD)

prompt help!! — She can provide faster and effective help because I usually have almost last min call ( only two day ahead ). ...

— Sue, Chatsworth, CA on 3/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Helen will travel within 6 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90025.