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Gwen R.

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

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

$80/hour

  • 712 hours tutoring

  • Los Angeles, CA 90036

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

Robert, 2 lessons with Gwen

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About Gwen


Bio

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...

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.


Education

USD
Biology
UCLA
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Rate details: 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.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 1 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/25/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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

Elementary Math

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

English

English

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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),

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.
English,

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,

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.
Prealgebra

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.

Math

Algebra 1,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Prealgebra

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.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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),

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.
English,

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,

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.
Prealgebra

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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),

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.
Geometry

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.

Test Preparation

ISEE

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.

Resources

Gwen has shared 88 answers, 5 videos, 6 articles and 3 files on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (205 ratings)
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Reviews


Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Gwen tutors my son with geometry. Gwen is a great tutor with a lot of knowledge and experience. My son likes the way she explains the problems to him. She uses examples that he can relate to and makes sure that he understands the material. His grade has improved since she started tutoring him.

MARIA, 2 lessons with Gwen

Knowledgable, patient, professional, far exceeding my expectations.

Gwen was utterly marvelous with connecting with my child. My daughter didn't want the session to end! What more could I ask for? Gwen was creative, knowledgeable, professional, all while being fun and very engaging. I really appreciate her experience, care, and sensitivity in knowing just how to approach my child. We're grateful to have her!

Stephanie, 4 lessons with Gwen

Knowedgeable and patient tutor

It was my daughter's first session with Gwen and she made her feel so comfortable while making the experience as enjoyable as she did productive.

Kelly, 8 lessons with Gwen
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Great teacher!

I hired Gwen to engage with my daughter in math in other more interesting ways and she completely accomplished that! My daughter looks forward to her lesson every Sunday and is super excited about new approaches to math and learning! Thank you Gwen!

Julie, 83 lessons with Gwen
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

In-depth and Personable

Gwen is a truly gifted educator! She is wonderful at engaging and piquing my daughter's curiosity that goes far beyond a worksheet. She enriches the subject matter with hands-on experiences, multi-media, stories, and physical manipulatives. My daughter beams with joy after each lesson and is so eager to share what she has learned.

Kori, 10 lessons with Gwen
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Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

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

We have a 7-year old that is being homeschooled. We have decided that we wanted to focus his immediate academic advancement on Reading Comprehension, Math and Science, but in a manner that would leverage his learning style. We are consequently in need of teachers that know and understand their subjects, students as learners and varied pedagogical strategies. In the case of Math, we could have not wished for someone better than Gwen, as she fits the profile to a T. Our son has so far very much enjoyed her and is looking forward to her continued teaching. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants a teacher that is serious about Math but also knows how to make even an elephant learn it.

Juan, 10 lessons with Gwen
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Wonderful Experience

Gwen was a wonderful communicator and very helpful. When my son struggled a bit after their last session, Gwen owned the fact that the session was a bit more unfocused than she felt comfortable with and gave us a discount. Gwen is a pro.

Jed, 2 lessons with Gwen
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Patient and Caring

First time lesson and would love to have Gwen back for additional lessons. Thanks Gwen for the patience with my son!

Jane, 9 lessons with Gwen
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Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

Amazing, Patient and Kind Tutor

Gwen is an exceptional tutor. My daughter bonded with her instantly. She brought back my daughter's love for math. She was becoming disinterested and bored. I now see that light go off and the twinkle in her eyes again. She looks forward to her sessions with Gwen. Gwen gets 5 stars from me. Signed: A mother in which math was not my strongest subject.

Sharlette, 9 lessons with Gwen
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!

$80/hour

Gwen R.

$80/hour

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