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Michelle B.

Los Angeles, CA

$60/hour

Elementary Teacher

In-person lessons

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Australian Catholic University
Education

Education

Australian Catholic University (Education)

About Michelle

I am an experienced Elementary Teacher from Sydney, Australia and have recently moved to Los Angeles. I have 4+ years of experience working with underprivileged students who need extra attention and consideration towards their individual learning needs.

Throughout my teaching career I have worked with a variety of high needs students, including those who suffer from developmental learning delays, ADHD, refugees, students with high functioning Autism, behavioral issues, metal disturbances, English as a Second or Additional Language, gifted and talented students. Having worked with such a variety of students, I have developed the skills to individualize lessons catered to the student to create the safest possible learning environment.

I will always focus on the students strengths and provide opportunities for the learner to first succeed. Then take on more challenging tasks which may be confronting or uncomfortable for students that experience difficulty with certain subjects.

I have studied and taught successful Early Numeracy Strategies to students of all skill levels to strengthen and solidify their working mathematically strategies. Ensuring learners fully understand the basics will only allow for the advancement and proficiency of advanced Mathematics.

I specialize in Phonic and Phonemic awareness (letter and sound recognition, and sounds and speech relationship) to build a strong foundation for beginning readers. I move on to reading comprehension strategies as the student develops fluency in their reading. Students will learn to dissect and comprehend what they are reading, develop informed opinions and how to concisely summarize new information.
First you learn to read, then you read to learn.

I am more than willing to focus on a particular subject, multiple subjects or assistance with homework.

I am happy to travel and meet in a public place (e.g. a Library where students will have access to a variety of books) and I will bring personalized teaching materials including math manipulatives (Dice, Dominoes, counters, ten frames etc) to enhance a learners cognitive retention.

I encourage an open dialogue relationship where the parent and tutor work together to discuss the learning needs and goals of their child.

I am available everyday from 9am to 6pm. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and I will respond as soon as possible.
I am an experienced Elementary Teacher from Sydney, Australia and have recently moved to Los Angeles. I have 4+ years of experience working with underprivileged students who need extra attention and consideration towards their individual learning needs.

Throughout my teaching career I have worked with a variety of high needs students,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have 4 years experience as an Elementary classroom teacher at King Park Public School in Sydney, Australia and have been granted a Highly Proficient Teacher qualification.

I have a Bachelor of Education (primary) from the Australian Catholic University in Strathfield, Sydney and have been awarded a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from ACEI evaluation services in California.

I have taught all grades from K-6th and am in the process of obtaining my Californian multiple subject teaching credential. My application is 'pending' with the CTC.

Australian Catholic University
Education

Education

Australian Catholic University (Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034.