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Sandra F.

Los Angeles, CA

$60/hour

Retired national board certified teacher

In-person lessons

$60/Hour


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UCLA
Psychology
Cal State L.A.
Master's

Education

UCLA (Psychology)

Cal State L.A. (Master's)

About Sandra

I am recently retired after 34 years in education. I have taught special needs students from pre school to adult age but the majority of my experience is in elementary education. That is also my favorite age level. I have both general education and special education credentials. I have a masters degree in special education and I am national board certified in exceptional needs, mild moderate disabilities. I have been seeing private tutoring clients for the past two years. I also taught many after school intervention sessions at my school.

I am currently tutoring a 4th grade student in math and language arts three days a week. We have been working together for 2 years. I love seeing her academic progress and watching her confidence grow. I try to include games to make memorization tasks fun and I search for motivating reading passages for her. I take advantage of many game and math practice apps to make learning fun.

I understand the necessity of students mastering prerequisite skills before moving up to the next skill. At the same time I understand that students who need extra practice can find skill practice tedious so I try to use games and other motivating activities.

I have extensive experience in teaching phonics, syllabication and reading comprehension. I understand that I must use leveled reading materials for students to progress in reading. I use e-books and reading passages from the Read Naturally program. I use structured and sequential lessons in reading, writing and grammar.

I have extensive experience in teaching basic reading skills to struggling students. I use sequenced instruction that includes learning the sounds , phonemic awareness and phonics.. I have experience in assessment to pinpoint a student's areas of need.

I look forward to working with new students. I will structure the time and lessons to make your tutoring experience fun and worthwhile.
I am recently retired after 34 years in education. I have taught special needs students from pre school to adult age but the majority of my experience is in elementary education. That is also my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90066
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics, Reading

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.

Elementary Math

I am national board certified in teaching students with exceptional needs. I have life credentials in general elementary and special education. I recently retired from LAUSD as a resource specialist teacher where I worked with students in grades K-5 in whole group, small group, and individual math instruction and math intervention.

Reading

I am a retired teacher with credentials in both general and special education. I currently tutor two fourth grade students in both reading and math. I have worked with whole class, small groups and individual groupings to help children master basic skills and gain confidence. I was a national board certified teacher. My first session will include assessment and I provide an assessment report and periodic written updates to the parents.

UCLA
Psychology
Cal State L.A.
Master's

Education

UCLA (Psychology)

Cal State L.A. (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sandra will travel within 6 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90066.