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Caitlin M.

Los Angeles, CA

$40/hr

Drum lessons, academic tutoring, and swimming lessons

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Background check passed as of 6/13/13
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Cal State University, Northridge
Spanish Language
Cal State University, Los Angeles
Master's

Education

Cal State University, Northridge (Spanish Language)

Cal State University, Los Angeles (Master's)

About Caitlin

Thank you for looking at my profile. I am new to Wyzant, but I have been tutoring kids from elementary through high school for almost ten years. I am professional, reliable, and I can provide references upon request. I am passionate about helping others to learn and succeed in whichever subject they choose to study with me, and I truly look forward to working with you.

I specialize in test prep (especially ISEE and SAT), Spanish, and English (writing, reading, grammar), and all math up to geometry.

I am also a professional drummer and percussionist, and I currently teach drum set and Afro-Cuban percussion (congas, timbales, bongo, and bata drums). I have taught music privately and in groups for about eight years at the college level, to kids of all ages, and adults. I recently gave a Latin Percussion Ensemble class at the Remo Recreation Center in North Hollywood. I have toured nationally and internationally as a drummer with a Grammy-nominated act, and I perform all around Los Angeles with salsa, jazz, reggae, and Latin groups.

I also have over ten years experience as a swim instructor. I have taught swimming privately, at Los Angeles Valley College, and for the City of Los Angeles Aquatics program. I participated in swim team in high school and college and I still swim recreationally.
Thank you for looking at my profile. I am new to Wyzant, but I have been tutoring kids from elementary through high school for almost ten years. I am professional, reliable, and I can provide references upon request. I am passionate about helping others to learn and succeed in whichever subject they choose to study with me, and I truly look Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90007
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Classics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Drums,
Ear Training, General Music, Music History, Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Autism, Dyslexia
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
COOP/HSPT,
ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming,
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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COOP/HSPT

I have tutored several students for the HSPT during the last six years as an independent tutor with a tutoring agency. I have worked with kids from fifth grade through eleventh grade, and I have helped students to feel more at ease and improve their score if they are retaking the test. I work with each student on practice exercises from test preparation books to help build their skills in reading comprehension, math, and vocabulary. I also have them take timed practice tests so that they will get accustomed to the test-taking environment. I patiently work with each student to find the teaching method that works best for the individual.

Drums

I have been playing drums for about 17 years and percussion for about 13 years. I play drum set, congas, timbales, and bata drums. I have also studied classical piano and guitar, but drums are my passion. I have a Master of Music degree in Afro-Latin Music. I am a drum instructor for the Boys and Girls Club Arts Academy, and I teach drums and percussion privately. Because I love learning and growing as a musician and person, I still take lessons on drum set (with world-renown drummer Chris Coleman) and percussion (with legendary Cuban drummer, singer, and dancer Lazaro Galarraga). With each student I work with, my experience, patience, adaptability, and creativity allow me to teach in a manner that best suits each student's needs.

English

I specialize in English for test preparation, as well as essay writing, grammar, and literature. I also have extensive research experience.

ISEE

I have tutored dozens of students for the ISEE during the last six years as an independent tutor with a tutoring agency. I have worked with kids from fifth grade through eleventh grade, and I have helped students to feel more at ease and improve their score if they are retaking the test. I am very familiar with the format and scoring system of the test. I have an ISEE teacher's guide that goes over every skill needed for the test, and I can recommend additional study materials.

SAT Reading

I have a lot of experience tutoring for test preparation. I have a SAT manual that I can use for our sessions, and I can also recommend more material that can be purchased online or at a bookstore for additional practice.

SAT Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring for test preparation, and writing. I have an SAT manual, and I can also recommend additional materials for more practice.

Spanish

I have a Bachelor's degree in Spanish, I have studied abroad, and I speak, read, and write Spanish fluently.

Swimming

I was on swim team in high school and college. I have been a lifeguard and have taught swimming lessons since 2001. I am certified in First Aid, CPR, and I am an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). For swimming lessons, I am in the water with the child so that I can demonstrate, watch their stroke underwater, and provide the highest level of safety and comfort.

Cal State University, Northridge
Spanish Language
Cal State University, Los Angeles
Master's

Education

Cal State University, Northridge (Spanish Language)

Cal State University, Los Angeles (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Caitlin will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Background Check Status for Caitlin M.

Caitlin M. passed a background check on 6/13/13. The check was ordered by Caitlin through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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