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Credentialed Tutor Specialties- Math, Reading, and Special Needs
Michelle W.

4,063 hours tutoring

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Credentialed Tutor Specialties- Math, Reading, and Special Needs
Credentialed Tutor Specialties- Math, Reading, and Special Needs
Michelle W.

4,063 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

4,063 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Michelle


Bio

Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a patient teacher who has been tutoring students of all ages since 2013. I have tutored many students that have been identified with special needs including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, OCD,, and dyslexia. Prior to tutoring, I taught high school science for five years and middle school math and science for two years. I have a PhD in biology, a multiple subject teaching credential for elementary education, a biotechnology certificate, and a...

Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a patient teacher who has been tutoring students of all ages since 2013. I have tutored many students that have been identified with special needs including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, OCD,, and dyslexia. Prior to tutoring, I taught high school science for five years and middle school math and science for two years. I have a PhD in biology, a multiple subject teaching credential for elementary education, a biotechnology certificate, and a bachelor's degree in microbiology.

I am an excellent math, science, and reading teacher and have taught students to be successful in other subjects too. I also teach test prep skills and passed the CBEST on my first try. The science classes that I have taught students to understand and succeed in are general science, Earth science, biology, microbiology, middle and elementary school science. I have also taught students to comprehend and succeed in general math, pre-algebra, and algebra. I have also improved students' reading and writing skills. I have taught students grammar, reading comprehension, phonics, and writing. Perhaps the most important information I teach falls under the category of study skills, which I incorporate into every subject. I emphasize how and what to study, as well as test taking skills. I have experience tutoring people of all ages, from preschool through high school and college graduates.

I usually do a brief initial assessment of the student's strengths and areas which need improvement. Next, I tailor my teaching methods to the students' needs. My goal is for students to understand and love what they are learning. Please read the testimonials on my profile as well. I look forward to hearing from you.


Education

University of CA at Santa Barbara
Microbiology
University of CA Riverside
PhD
cal state long beach
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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have written a thesis, and published in peer reviewed journals. Also, I earned a multiple subject credential.
Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I teach utilizing common core standards and have a multiple subject credential. I have tutored elementary school for 6 years.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a multiple subject teaching credential. Also, I have tutored many elementary students in all subjects. My students always improve in either one or multiple subjects as a result of tutoring. Please read my testimonials.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have a multiple subject credential and I have tutored math for 6 years, including Elementary Math.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have written a thesis, and published in peer reviewed journals. Also, I earned a multiple subject credential.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for six years. I tutor preschoolers through college students in phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last six years and reinforce study skills with students. We go over test taking strategies such as underlining key words, and circling words such as "except" in the phrase "all of the words below are verbs except." I also stress using a planner and keeping an organized notebook. Another study tool I use with students is graphic organizers for prewrites. I teach students how to look for key terms when reading a history or science text and also how to answer questions at the end of the chapter. All of these tools help to make the student more successful in school. I also have earned a doctorate in plant pathology.
Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have written a thesis, and published in peer reviewed journals. Also, I earned a multiple subject credential.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for six years. I tutor preschoolers through college students in phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension.
Writing,

Writing

I have a multiple subject credential and have tutored students of all ages in writing for 6 years.
English, Literature, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Ph.D. in science, a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for 6 years.
Biology,

Biology

I am a former biology teacher. I have a bachelors degree in microbiology and a doctorate in plant pathology.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a multiple subject teaching credential. Also, I have tutored many elementary students in all subjects. My students always improve in either one or multiple subjects as a result of tutoring. Please read my testimonials.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 6 years experience tutoring prealgebra. I taught prealgebra for two years in a classroom.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for six years. I tutor preschoolers through college students in phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last six years and reinforce study skills with students. We go over test taking strategies such as underlining key words, and circling words such as "except" in the phrase "all of the words below are verbs except." I also stress using a planner and keeping an organized notebook. Another study tool I use with students is graphic organizers for prewrites. I teach students how to look for key terms when reading a history or science text and also how to answer questions at the end of the chapter. All of these tools help to make the student more successful in school. I also have earned a doctorate in plant pathology.
Writing,

Writing

I have a multiple subject credential and have tutored students of all ages in writing for 6 years.
English, Spelling

Language

TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Ph.D. in science, a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for 6 years.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have 6 years experience tutoring prealgebra. I taught prealgebra for two years in a classroom.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Ph.D. in science, a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for 6 years.
Biology,

Biology

I am a former biology teacher. I have a bachelors degree in microbiology and a doctorate in plant pathology.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a multiple subject teaching credential. Also, I have tutored many elementary students in all subjects. My students always improve in either one or multiple subjects as a result of tutoring. Please read my testimonials.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 6 years experience tutoring prealgebra. I taught prealgebra for two years in a classroom.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for six years. I tutor preschoolers through college students in phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last six years and reinforce study skills with students. We go over test taking strategies such as underlining key words, and circling words such as "except" in the phrase "all of the words below are verbs except." I also stress using a planner and keeping an organized notebook. Another study tool I use with students is graphic organizers for prewrites. I teach students how to look for key terms when reading a history or science text and also how to answer questions at the end of the chapter. All of these tools help to make the student more successful in school. I also have earned a doctorate in plant pathology.
Writing,

Writing

I have a multiple subject credential and have tutored students of all ages in writing for 6 years.
English

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last six years and reinforce study skills with students. We go over test taking strategies such as underlining key words, and circling words such as "except" in the phrase "all of the words below are verbs except." I also stress using a planner and keeping an organized notebook. Another study tool I use with students is graphic organizers for prewrites. I teach students how to look for key terms when reading a history or science text and also how to answer questions at the end of the chapter. All of these tools help to make the student more successful in school. I also have earned a doctorate in plant pathology.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I am a former biology teacher. I have a bachelors degree in microbiology and a doctorate in plant pathology.
Botany

Botany

I have earned a doctorate in plant pathology. Plant pathology involves the interaction between plants and their pathogens. Thus, I needed to be proficient in botany in order to do research and write my thesis. I learned botany both from college classes, talking with others, and reading the literature.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am qualified to tutor students who have ADD/ADHD based on both my education and experience. I hold a valid multiple subject teaching credential. One class dealt specifically with teaching students with special needs, including those who have ADD or ADHD. Also, as a teacher I taught many students with ADD/ADHD and adapted my lesson plans to fit the needs of all students. Finally, I have tutored several students who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. When tutoring, I utilize strategies that help students with attention deficit disorder become successful in the classroom.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

In several of the classes for the multiple subject teaching credential I learned how to adapt lesson plans for students with students with special needs including those with learning disabilities and gifted students. Throughout my teaching and tutoring career I have effectively taught students with special needs.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last six years and reinforce study skills with students. We go over test taking strategies such as underlining key words, and circling words such as "except" in the phrase "all of the words below are verbs except." I also stress using a planner and keeping an organized notebook. Another study tool I use with students is graphic organizers for prewrites. I teach students how to look for key terms when reading a history or science text and also how to answer questions at the end of the chapter. All of these tools help to make the student more successful in school. I also have earned a doctorate in plant pathology.

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Ph.D. in science, a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for 6 years.
Biology,

Biology

I am a former biology teacher. I have a bachelors degree in microbiology and a doctorate in plant pathology.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a multiple subject teaching credential. Also, I have tutored many elementary students in all subjects. My students always improve in either one or multiple subjects as a result of tutoring. Please read my testimonials.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for six years. I tutor preschoolers through college students in phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last six years and reinforce study skills with students. We go over test taking strategies such as underlining key words, and circling words such as "except" in the phrase "all of the words below are verbs except." I also stress using a planner and keeping an organized notebook. Another study tool I use with students is graphic organizers for prewrites. I teach students how to look for key terms when reading a history or science text and also how to answer questions at the end of the chapter. All of these tools help to make the student more successful in school. I also have earned a doctorate in plant pathology.
Writing,

Writing

I have a multiple subject credential and have tutored students of all ages in writing for 6 years.
GED

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I am qualified to teach the CBEST because I have a multiple subject teaching credential. I have passed the CBEST on my first try and am familiar with the current version. I am very good at teaching math, language arts, and writing. Also, I teach test taking strategies that are very important to standardized test taking.
Common Core,

Common Core

I teach utilizing common core standards and have a multiple subject credential. I have tutored elementary school for 6 years.
GED, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Michelle has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 22 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (968 ratings)
5 star
(953)
4 star
(12)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews

Effective, knowledgeable, patient, kind

My daughter has been working with Michelle for several years, starting when she was 4. We started at the beginning of the pandemic when we worried that our daughter wasn't getting the academic skills she needed to be ready for kindergarten. Michelle worked with her on reading, writing, and math over Zoom. Michelle adjusted each lesson to push my daughter but to still help her feel confident and engaged. Michelle added a science session to each lesson to continue to engage my daughter's curiosity. Michelle has been an engaging, patient, and kind teacher, all over Zoom, which is especially impressive. We're so grateful to be able to work with her.

Tanya, 99 lessons with Michelle

Biology Tutor

Michelle is doing a very good job of summarizing biology lessons for my grandson. She is preparing him for his final exams at the end of the semester...........................................................................................................................

Warren , 11 lessons with Michelle

CBEST writing tutor

The tutor gave an outline on how to write an essay. She also corrected my essay and explained sentence structure. Another thing she did is fixed my “usage”.

Neziah, 1 lesson with Michelle

Great Experience!

I am so impressed with how Michelle is helping my son feel more confident with school work like math and even reading assignments. My son really needs to be guided through his assignments and Michelle is doing great. Thank you

Parisa, 71 lessons with Michelle

Great Experience!

I am so impressed with how Michelle is helping my son feel more confident with school work like math and even reading assignments. My son really needs to be guided through his assignments and Michelle is doing great. Thank you

Parisa, 71 lessons with Michelle

Great Experience!

I am so impressed with how Michelle is helping my son feel more confident with school work like math and even reading assignments. My son really needs to be guided through his assignments and Michelle is doing great. Thank you

Parisa, 71 lessons with Michelle

Great Experience!

I am so impressed with how Michelle is helping my son feel more confident with school work like math and even reading assignments. My son really needs to be guided through his assignments and Michelle is doing great. Thank you

Parisa, 71 lessons with Michelle

helpful, motivating, realistic

Michelle has very good tips within the CBEST. She is a good communicator, has realistic expectations, and a good attitude. I suggest her !

Taylor, 4 lessons with Michelle

Great tutor

Helpful with multiple subjects and easy to work with. She was patient and enthusiastic. Great tutor for my 7th grader! Strongly recommend Michelle. Respectful of Covid too- much appreciated!

Beth, 3 lessons with Michelle
Hourly Rate: $75
Response time: 12 minutes
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