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Louise M.

Los Angeles, CA

$35/hour

Caring Tutor for Adults and Children

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$35/Hour


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University of Tennessee
art education
Goddard College
Master's

Education

University of Tennessee (art education)

Goddard College (Master's)

About Louise

I have been a tutor for ten, eleven and 16 year olds. These children were in the Los Angeles County Foster Care System ( L A County Child Protetive Services). I was paid as an independent contract tutor through a contractor with the County. I typically met students at the library or in their placement homes. These children were considered to be learning challenged. With the younger children I utilized connect the dot and other word puzzles to help them begin to be able to write correct sentences. As well as writing and reading I helped the students with math and taught them good study habits and time management for testing. With the older students I worked with I also helped them with history and social science.

I have also tutored adults. I helped two friends to improve their English as Second language skills, an adult taking a global business management class, and several poets who wanted to have help with editing and rewriting their work. I love the ah hah moment. This is the moment when I can literally see the light bulb going on in a student's brain, and he or she understands what I have explained and begins to feel more successful.

I find when working with any student that if I can help the student learn how to study, to break a concept down into steps, or even how to manage time to take tests successfully I feel a deep contentment and know that I make a difference.
I would say that my main goal as a continuing tutor is to help the student to stop being afraid of a subject. I want to help students think of learning new things as an adventure. I have a natural afinity for history and the social sciences because of my background in Art History. During my time in undergraduate and graduate school I studied studio art, archelogy, philosophy, and how to teach art. Because I was so bad at Math I hired a tutor, and that is how I learned not only how to do Math but teach it to others. On an ongoing basis as a tutor I utilize youtube and other sites to help my students.

I am very interested in helping people learn. You do not need to feel inadequate or a failure because you don't understand a subject. Usually you just need a helping hand and a tutor who thinks creatively about learning. I hope to hear from you!
I have been a tutor for ten, eleven and 16 year olds. These children were in the Los Angeles County Foster Care System ( L A County Child Protetive Services). I was paid as an independent contract tutor through a contractor with the County. I typically met students at the library or in their placement homes. These children were considered to be Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90042
In-person lessons
Math:
GED
Science:
Psychology
Art:
Art History,
Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Writing
History:
American History,
Art History,
European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, 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.

American History

Wrote a Master's thesis on the history of Women in Art's use of Spiritual Imagery. In dept knowledge of Art History and the surrounding eras.

Art History

I have a Master's in Art History and have published articles in the field.

Drawing

I have been an artist for many years. I am very comfortable teaching line and composition drawing using a variety of mediums including pencil, pen and ink, cante caryon, charcoal and wash. I have a Bachelor of Science in Art Education.

Painting

I am credentialed to teach Art through the California Community Colleges. I have extensive experience in a variety of mediums including but not limited to: in painting- acrylics, oils, water color and mixed media. I have sold my own paintings in the past.

Reading

Ongoing independent contract tutor for over four years, specializing in working with those with learning disabilities.

Writing

I have been an ongoing tutor for over three years and am a published writer.

University of Tennessee
art education
Goddard College
Master's

Education

University of Tennessee (art education)

Goddard College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Louise will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90042.