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Gwen R.

Los Angeles, CA

$80/hour

I like to see the lights go on! All ages, math, science, reading, ACT.

Background check passed as of 3/25/15
4.9 average from 188 ratings
Best Teacher I've ever had! Patient, knowledgeable and eager to help!
— Robert, Los Angeles, CA on 2/21/16

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USD
Biology
UCLA
Master's

Education

USD (Biology)

UCLA (Master's)

About Gwen

My emphasis is on student understanding as opposed to memorization. Over the years I've used many different strategies and techniques and I have a good sense of how to reach a variety students by tapping into individual learning styles. Many of my former students say that my approach, which emphasizes visual learning and use of physical models, has enabled them to do well in geometry and other abstract math courses The fact that many of my students have gone on to become excellent HS teachers is my best recommendation. My emphasis is on student understanding as opposed to memorization. Over the years I've used many different strategies and techniques and I have a good sense of how to reach a variety students by tapping into individual learning styles. Many of my former students say that my approach, which emphasizes visual learning and use of physical models, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I will charge a GROUP RATE of $100/hour for up to six students who are 1. studying the SAME MATERIAL for an exam or 2. Doing the same HW assignment or project.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90020
Background Check: Passed

"Best Teacher I've ever had! Patient, knowledgeable and eager to help!"

- Robert, Los Angeles, CA on 2/21/16
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Knowledgable, patient, professional, far exceeding my expectations."

- Stephanie, Los Angeles, CA on 6/29/16

"Knowedgeable and patient tutor"

- Kelly, Los Angeles, CA on 1/27/16
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Great teacher!"

- Julie, Los Angeles, CA on 9/13/15
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"In-depth and Personable"

- Kori, Needham, MA on 5/1/15
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Very experienced and charismatic Math teacher that is passionate about her subject!"

- Juan, Los Angeles, CA on 4/19/15
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Wonderful Experience"

- Jed, Santa Monica, CA on 3/28/15
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Patient and Caring"

- Jane, Burbank, CA on 3/25/15
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Amazing, Patient and Kind Tutor"

- Sharlette, Los Angeles, CA on 1/29/15
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Experienced and Caring Geometry Tutor"

- Susan, Los Angeles, CA on 1/14/15
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Fantastic tutor!"

- Kayla, Los Angeles, CA on 12/1/14
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Great mathematics teacher"

- Leo, Redondo Beach, CA on 1/20/14
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

"Complete transformation in my 10 year old son with his reading!!"

- Nancy, Glendale, CA on 11/20/13
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Nancy, thank you very much for the wonderful feedback! It has given me many new students in the last few months!

"Turned an "F" in math in the 6th grade to a "B" in math so far in the 7th grade"

- James, Beverly Hills, CA on 9/10/13
Gwen replied on 2/22/2016

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

Math:
Algebra 1,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Logic, Prealgebra,
SPSS, Statistics
Science:
Anthropology, Botany, Genetics, Nursing, Nutrition, Physiology, Zoology
English:
English
Test Preparation:
CFA, CLAST, GMAT, GRE, ISEE,
MCAT, NCLEX, Praxis, Regents, SSAT
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
Latin, Speech
History:
Anthropology, Classics, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Handwriting
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I've taught groups of teachers at UCLA how best to present Algebra and Geometry to their students. I've also been a classroom teacher for over 30 years and presented many of my original lessons at conferences.

Elementary (K-6th)

I work well with K-6th children. I am a certified Montessori Teacher PreK-8 from UCSD. I taught high school for over 25 years so I know how to prepare students. I know what's coming so I know what to emphasize.

Elementary Math

I have been working with the teacher training program at UCLA giving future teachers techniques and methods of teaching elementary mathematics.

English

I've taught the plays and sonnets of Shakespeare, and the major poets. I'm familiar with most of the assigned reading for HS students as well as contemporary authors. I can guide you in logical writing. I have published several articles in academic journals.

Geometry

High school geometry teacher for over 30 years.
Created and led teacher-training in geometry at UCLA.
Present original work at many mathematical conferences, including NCTM.

ISEE

I have a California teaching credential and a Masters in Mathematics Education from UCLA. I taught high school math and science for over 30 years. I taught several years in elite private schools and I'm familiar with the private school requirements and curriculum. I've helped over 20 students over the years prepare for the ISEE test with 100% success rate in acceptance to various private school in the Los Angeles area.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the beginning course in mathematics; I can get students off to a great start! I know what's coming so I know which topic to stress in this first course. I am an active tutor in all levels of mathematics, and I have taught HS math including BC Calculus.

USD
Biology
UCLA
Master's

Education

USD (Biology)

UCLA (Master's)

Best Teacher I've ever had! Patient, knowledgeable and eager to help! — Gwen began my lesson with a thorough diagnostic assessment of my background and understanding of previous math courses. She pin-pointed exactly which topics I needed to review. She presented material clearly and used several different ways to get at topics I'd never conquered before (such as logs and exponentials). I appreciated that she made sure I was ready to move on to new topics BEFORE helpi ...

— Robert, Los Angeles, CA on 2/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I will charge a GROUP RATE of $100/hour for up to six students who are 1. studying the SAME MATERIAL for an exam or 2. Doing the same HW assignment or project.

Travel policy

Gwen will travel within 3 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90020.