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Anna Louise M.

Private One-on-One Tutor

Private One-on-One Tutor

$45/hour

  • 252 hours tutoring

  • Lower Lake, CA 95457

About Anna Louise


Bio

It has been my privilege to serve the community as an educator of both children and adults for more than 30 years. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of San Francisco and I completed my Education coursework at Dominican College. I have taught all grades through University levels and students from age 5 to 65. My philosophy of education is centered on the belief that a key component of success in any endeavor is a solid base of positive self-esteem. Therefore, my goals for a...

It has been my privilege to serve the community as an educator of both children and adults for more than 30 years. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of San Francisco and I completed my Education coursework at Dominican College. I have taught all grades through University levels and students from age 5 to 65. My philosophy of education is centered on the belief that a key component of success in any endeavor is a solid base of positive self-esteem. Therefore, my goals for a successful tutoring experience include fostering a student's self-confidence, as well as furthering his or her academic skills.

I am qualified to instruct all subject areas for grades K - 8. This includes math, reading, writing, science and social studies. In addition to these, I offer a program of critical thinking instruction, primarily based on a course developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science. I also instruct in the areas of test taking, note-taking, successful study methods and organization skills.

My high school subject areas include English Literature and Composition, History, Biology, Spanish, French, Latin, Italian, Algebra 1 and Pre-Geometry.

My experience working with students with learning disabilities is quite extensive and varied. I have worked with students with Auditory Processing Disorders, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and many other learning disabilities.

I have taught Pre-K reading readiness to students as young as 5 years old, in both English and Spanish.

I am bilingual (English/Spanish) and have a Bilingual Certificate and a current Teaching Credential from the State of California. I am also fully qualified as an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language).

My teaching style is warm and caring. I believe there should be joy in learning!


Education

University of San Francisco
Spanish
San Francisco State University
Graduate Coursework
Sonoma State University
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Lower Lake, CA 95457
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) more than 30 years ago. I have taught elementary school level through adult. I have a Bilingual Competency Certificate from the State of California. I have attended many ESL classes, seminars and conferences over the years such as the Annual State CATESOL conference (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a workshop from that conference titled: "Accelerating the Achievement of ESL Students in Basic Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills." I love to help students improve their language and communication skills!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a B.A. in Spanish from USF. I have taught Spanish at all grade levels and ages; from age 5 to 55.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Teaching K - 6 grades is so much fun! I love the variety. Never a boring moment! I also have had the joy and the privilege of working with many enthusiastic parent volunteers over the years. These loving moms and dads contributed their special expertise to enrich the students' experience in art, music and literature. I benefited as well! My goal as an elementary school teacher was to incorporate art, music and great literature into as many other subject areas as possible. So when we studied history, I also taught the songs of that time period. When we studied science, I taught a spiders unit that combined art, sewing and geometry concepts. After learning all about the different types of spider webs, the students chose one type of web to draw on stiff colored paper. Then using colored embroidery thread, they sewed their webs. Such creativity! It was lovely to see certain students who perhaps had struggled in other academic areas, being the "expert" teacher's aide for ones who needed special help with drawing or sewing. Math was also made fun by my introducing "Math a Way of Thinking" methods to my students. From the first week of school, I began training them in cooperative learning techniques. A program of Critical Thinking was enjoyed by all every week. This was based in part upon a course developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science. Students worked in small groups to solve "puzzles." I know this program works because of the extensive testing done for my special education students. Out of more than 40 students across grades 5 through 8, my students were the only ones in the entire Special Ed. program who improved in math - and in the area of critical thinking! Reading was accomplished in many settings: we did "Silent Reading" every day for a half hour (to peaceful music); we read outloud (either a student or I read outloud); we did choral readings of dramatic or humorous poetry (and then performed these for other classes); we performed plays based on well-known literature (like "The Pagemaster"). Writing was "The Writing Process." This was a multiple-step process that included, self-editing, sharing a rough draft with another student and receiving his or her feedback, re-writing, receiving a teacher-edit and finally creating (using math!) a real book. These books were sewn together and illustrated. Learning truly should be fun! I have always loved to learn, and I have always loved to pass on that love of learning to others. I have taught all of the elementary grade levels, either as a classroom teacher, or as a private one-on-one tutor. I have had the privilege of working with children of varied cultural backgrounds and languages. It has been a lifelong joy to pass along my own love of learning to others!
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary math for more than 30 years. I was trained in the "Math a Way of Thinking" process and it was a revelation! Math should be fun as well as a part of our every day skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an enthusiastic student from before I started Preschool at the age of 3. I love to learn new things and I have always enjoyed studying new subject areas. In my own academic life, whenever I utilized these skills, I garnered the top grades in the class! There are several key components to achieving success as a student: 1. Organization 2. Note-taking 3. Memorization techniques 4. Learning how to ask questions 5. Test preparation 6. Research skills (both on-line as well as with library materials) Let me show you how much fun it can be to study! Learning these skills and putting them into practice into one's academic life will help you to realize your academic goals!
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) more than 30 years ago. I have taught elementary school level through adult. I have a Bilingual Competency Certificate from the State of California. I have attended many ESL classes, seminars and conferences over the years such as the Annual State CATESOL conference (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a workshop from that conference titled: "Accelerating the Achievement of ESL Students in Basic Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills." I love to help students improve their language and communication skills!
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

Although I have a minor in Theology from the University of San Francisco, my knowledge of the Bible has grown in the past 16 years from reading and studying God's Word daily. I have been a student in a Bible studies course for the last 16 years. This has involved reading and discussing scriptures; comparing several different English translations with the original Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek texts; looking at each prophecy and seeing its fulfillment; examining both the historical as well as the archaeological support of the authenticity of the Bible. My Bible studies have also included the examination of current maps of the geographical areas of the Bible and a comparison of these maps with the maps of Bible times. The travels of the Apostle Paul and his letters to the many fledgling Christian congregations are fascinating. Of course, a study of the Bible would not be complete without a detailed examination of the Messianic prophecies and how they are fulfilled in dramatic and exact detail in Jesus Christ.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Teaching K - 6 grades is so much fun! I love the variety. Never a boring moment! I also have had the joy and the privilege of working with many enthusiastic parent volunteers over the years. These loving moms and dads contributed their special expertise to enrich the students' experience in art, music and literature. I benefited as well! My goal as an elementary school teacher was to incorporate art, music and great literature into as many other subject areas as possible. So when we studied history, I also taught the songs of that time period. When we studied science, I taught a spiders unit that combined art, sewing and geometry concepts. After learning all about the different types of spider webs, the students chose one type of web to draw on stiff colored paper. Then using colored embroidery thread, they sewed their webs. Such creativity! It was lovely to see certain students who perhaps had struggled in other academic areas, being the "expert" teacher's aide for ones who needed special help with drawing or sewing. Math was also made fun by my introducing "Math a Way of Thinking" methods to my students. From the first week of school, I began training them in cooperative learning techniques. A program of Critical Thinking was enjoyed by all every week. This was based in part upon a course developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science. Students worked in small groups to solve "puzzles." I know this program works because of the extensive testing done for my special education students. Out of more than 40 students across grades 5 through 8, my students were the only ones in the entire Special Ed. program who improved in math - and in the area of critical thinking! Reading was accomplished in many settings: we did "Silent Reading" every day for a half hour (to peaceful music); we read outloud (either a student or I read outloud); we did choral readings of dramatic or humorous poetry (and then performed these for other classes); we performed plays based on well-known literature (like "The Pagemaster"). Writing was "The Writing Process." This was a multiple-step process that included, self-editing, sharing a rough draft with another student and receiving his or her feedback, re-writing, receiving a teacher-edit and finally creating (using math!) a real book. These books were sewn together and illustrated. Learning truly should be fun! I have always loved to learn, and I have always loved to pass on that love of learning to others. I have taught all of the elementary grade levels, either as a classroom teacher, or as a private one-on-one tutor. I have had the privilege of working with children of varied cultural backgrounds and languages. It has been a lifelong joy to pass along my own love of learning to others!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) more than 30 years ago. I have taught elementary school level through adult. I have a Bilingual Competency Certificate from the State of California. I have attended many ESL classes, seminars and conferences over the years such as the Annual State CATESOL conference (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a workshop from that conference titled: "Accelerating the Achievement of ESL Students in Basic Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills." I love to help students improve their language and communication skills!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a B.A. in Spanish from USF. I have taught Spanish at all grade levels and ages; from age 5 to 55.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an enthusiastic student from before I started Preschool at the age of 3. I love to learn new things and I have always enjoyed studying new subject areas. In my own academic life, whenever I utilized these skills, I garnered the top grades in the class! There are several key components to achieving success as a student: 1. Organization 2. Note-taking 3. Memorization techniques 4. Learning how to ask questions 5. Test preparation 6. Research skills (both on-line as well as with library materials) Let me show you how much fun it can be to study! Learning these skills and putting them into practice into one's academic life will help you to realize your academic goals!
English, Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) more than 30 years ago. I have taught elementary school level through adult. I have a Bilingual Competency Certificate from the State of California. I have attended many ESL classes, seminars and conferences over the years such as the Annual State CATESOL conference (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a workshop from that conference titled: "Accelerating the Achievement of ESL Students in Basic Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills." I love to help students improve their language and communication skills!
Spanish

Spanish

I have a B.A. in Spanish from USF. I have taught Spanish at all grade levels and ages; from age 5 to 55.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Teaching K - 6 grades is so much fun! I love the variety. Never a boring moment! I also have had the joy and the privilege of working with many enthusiastic parent volunteers over the years. These loving moms and dads contributed their special expertise to enrich the students' experience in art, music and literature. I benefited as well! My goal as an elementary school teacher was to incorporate art, music and great literature into as many other subject areas as possible. So when we studied history, I also taught the songs of that time period. When we studied science, I taught a spiders unit that combined art, sewing and geometry concepts. After learning all about the different types of spider webs, the students chose one type of web to draw on stiff colored paper. Then using colored embroidery thread, they sewed their webs. Such creativity! It was lovely to see certain students who perhaps had struggled in other academic areas, being the "expert" teacher's aide for ones who needed special help with drawing or sewing. Math was also made fun by my introducing "Math a Way of Thinking" methods to my students. From the first week of school, I began training them in cooperative learning techniques. A program of Critical Thinking was enjoyed by all every week. This was based in part upon a course developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science. Students worked in small groups to solve "puzzles." I know this program works because of the extensive testing done for my special education students. Out of more than 40 students across grades 5 through 8, my students were the only ones in the entire Special Ed. program who improved in math - and in the area of critical thinking! Reading was accomplished in many settings: we did "Silent Reading" every day for a half hour (to peaceful music); we read outloud (either a student or I read outloud); we did choral readings of dramatic or humorous poetry (and then performed these for other classes); we performed plays based on well-known literature (like "The Pagemaster"). Writing was "The Writing Process." This was a multiple-step process that included, self-editing, sharing a rough draft with another student and receiving his or her feedback, re-writing, receiving a teacher-edit and finally creating (using math!) a real book. These books were sewn together and illustrated. Learning truly should be fun! I have always loved to learn, and I have always loved to pass on that love of learning to others. I have taught all of the elementary grade levels, either as a classroom teacher, or as a private one-on-one tutor. I have had the privilege of working with children of varied cultural backgrounds and languages. It has been a lifelong joy to pass along my own love of learning to others!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) more than 30 years ago. I have taught elementary school level through adult. I have a Bilingual Competency Certificate from the State of California. I have attended many ESL classes, seminars and conferences over the years such as the Annual State CATESOL conference (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a workshop from that conference titled: "Accelerating the Achievement of ESL Students in Basic Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills." I love to help students improve their language and communication skills!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a B.A. in Spanish from USF. I have taught Spanish at all grade levels and ages; from age 5 to 55.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an enthusiastic student from before I started Preschool at the age of 3. I love to learn new things and I have always enjoyed studying new subject areas. In my own academic life, whenever I utilized these skills, I garnered the top grades in the class! There are several key components to achieving success as a student: 1. Organization 2. Note-taking 3. Memorization techniques 4. Learning how to ask questions 5. Test preparation 6. Research skills (both on-line as well as with library materials) Let me show you how much fun it can be to study! Learning these skills and putting them into practice into one's academic life will help you to realize your academic goals!
English, Reading

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Although I have a minor in Theology from the University of San Francisco, my knowledge of the Bible has grown in the past 16 years from reading and studying God's Word daily. I have been a student in a Bible studies course for the last 16 years. This has involved reading and discussing scriptures; comparing several different English translations with the original Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek texts; looking at each prophecy and seeing its fulfillment; examining both the historical as well as the archaeological support of the authenticity of the Bible. My Bible studies have also included the examination of current maps of the geographical areas of the Bible and a comparison of these maps with the maps of Bible times. The travels of the Apostle Paul and his letters to the many fledgling Christian congregations are fascinating. Of course, a study of the Bible would not be complete without a detailed examination of the Messianic prophecies and how they are fulfilled in dramatic and exact detail in Jesus Christ.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) more than 30 years ago. I have taught elementary school level through adult. I have a Bilingual Competency Certificate from the State of California. I have attended many ESL classes, seminars and conferences over the years such as the Annual State CATESOL conference (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a workshop from that conference titled: "Accelerating the Achievement of ESL Students in Basic Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills." I love to help students improve their language and communication skills!
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been an enthusiastic student from before I started Preschool at the age of 3. I love to learn new things and I have always enjoyed studying new subject areas. In my own academic life, whenever I utilized these skills, I garnered the top grades in the class! There are several key components to achieving success as a student: 1. Organization 2. Note-taking 3. Memorization techniques 4. Learning how to ask questions 5. Test preparation 6. Research skills (both on-line as well as with library materials) Let me show you how much fun it can be to study! Learning these skills and putting them into practice into one's academic life will help you to realize your academic goals!

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been an enthusiastic student from before I started Preschool at the age of 3. I love to learn new things and I have always enjoyed studying new subject areas. In my own academic life, whenever I utilized these skills, I garnered the top grades in the class! There are several key components to achieving success as a student: 1. Organization 2. Note-taking 3. Memorization techniques 4. Learning how to ask questions 5. Test preparation 6. Research skills (both on-line as well as with library materials) Let me show you how much fun it can be to study! Learning these skills and putting them into practice into one's academic life will help you to realize your academic goals!

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Teaching K - 6 grades is so much fun! I love the variety. Never a boring moment! I also have had the joy and the privilege of working with many enthusiastic parent volunteers over the years. These loving moms and dads contributed their special expertise to enrich the students' experience in art, music and literature. I benefited as well! My goal as an elementary school teacher was to incorporate art, music and great literature into as many other subject areas as possible. So when we studied history, I also taught the songs of that time period. When we studied science, I taught a spiders unit that combined art, sewing and geometry concepts. After learning all about the different types of spider webs, the students chose one type of web to draw on stiff colored paper. Then using colored embroidery thread, they sewed their webs. Such creativity! It was lovely to see certain students who perhaps had struggled in other academic areas, being the "expert" teacher's aide for ones who needed special help with drawing or sewing. Math was also made fun by my introducing "Math a Way of Thinking" methods to my students. From the first week of school, I began training them in cooperative learning techniques. A program of Critical Thinking was enjoyed by all every week. This was based in part upon a course developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science. Students worked in small groups to solve "puzzles." I know this program works because of the extensive testing done for my special education students. Out of more than 40 students across grades 5 through 8, my students were the only ones in the entire Special Ed. program who improved in math - and in the area of critical thinking! Reading was accomplished in many settings: we did "Silent Reading" every day for a half hour (to peaceful music); we read outloud (either a student or I read outloud); we did choral readings of dramatic or humorous poetry (and then performed these for other classes); we performed plays based on well-known literature (like "The Pagemaster"). Writing was "The Writing Process." This was a multiple-step process that included, self-editing, sharing a rough draft with another student and receiving his or her feedback, re-writing, receiving a teacher-edit and finally creating (using math!) a real book. These books were sewn together and illustrated. Learning truly should be fun! I have always loved to learn, and I have always loved to pass on that love of learning to others. I have taught all of the elementary grade levels, either as a classroom teacher, or as a private one-on-one tutor. I have had the privilege of working with children of varied cultural backgrounds and languages. It has been a lifelong joy to pass along my own love of learning to others!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) more than 30 years ago. I have taught elementary school level through adult. I have a Bilingual Competency Certificate from the State of California. I have attended many ESL classes, seminars and conferences over the years such as the Annual State CATESOL conference (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a workshop from that conference titled: "Accelerating the Achievement of ESL Students in Basic Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills." I love to help students improve their language and communication skills!
GED,

GED

The GED requires general competency in all the education fields listed. The best way to prepare is to focus on those areas which need the most support. I personally love ALL the subjects - so it's fun for me and can be equally fun for the student!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a B.A. in Spanish from USF. I have taught Spanish at all grade levels and ages; from age 5 to 55.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an enthusiastic student from before I started Preschool at the age of 3. I love to learn new things and I have always enjoyed studying new subject areas. In my own academic life, whenever I utilized these skills, I garnered the top grades in the class! There are several key components to achieving success as a student: 1. Organization 2. Note-taking 3. Memorization techniques 4. Learning how to ask questions 5. Test preparation 6. Research skills (both on-line as well as with library materials) Let me show you how much fun it can be to study! Learning these skills and putting them into practice into one's academic life will help you to realize your academic goals!
Reading

Test Preparation

GED

GED

The GED requires general competency in all the education fields listed. The best way to prepare is to focus on those areas which need the most support. I personally love ALL the subjects - so it's fun for me and can be equally fun for the student!

Ratings and Reviews


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So calm and patient

Louise is a joy to work with, she has so much patience and is very accommodating... I cannot tell you how happy we are to have found her, i feel she will be part of our homeschool journey for some time to come

Philippa, 29 lessons with Anna Louise

Very professional

Anna-Louise is a great Spanish teacher. Her teaching is very interesting and a lot of fun. Best way to learn!

Sylvie, 11 lessons with Anna Louise

Wonderful Tutor

My husband and I were at our wits end with finding ways to help our Kindergarten-aged little girl who was diagnosed with dyslexia and teachers were recommending to be held back. We knew she was so smart, but needed some way to break through and help her understand what she needed to do. In addition, our son, who is in second grade lacked confidence in his reading skills. Thankfully, we found Anna-Louise on WyzAnt and let me tell you she has been a God-send!!! She has all these creative ways to teach my kiddos. In 3 short months, my daughter has gone from not knowing the letters in the alphabet to reading!!!! Actually reading!!! My son had gained so much confidence he now asks to read to me at night instead of me reading to him. I would highly recommend!!!

Joanna, 127 lessons with Anna Louise

Enjoyed My First Praxis I Writing Tutor Session

I enjoyed my first tutoring lesson with Ms. M. I felt she was quite knowledgeable and efficient. She made me feel very comfortable in her home and I look forward to our next meeting.

Suzanne, 6 lessons with Anna Louise

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