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Michelle W.

Patient Tutor- Specialties: Math, Science, and Learning Disabiliities

Patient Tutor- Specialties: Math, Science, and Learning Disabiliities

$60/hour

  • 1,958 hours tutoring

  • Mission Viejo, CA 92692

About Michelle


Bio

Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a patient teacher who has been tutoring students of all ages for the past few years. I have tutored many students that have been identified with learning difficulties including ADHD/ADD 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, and a bachelor's degree in microbiology.

I am an excellent math and science...

Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a patient teacher who has been tutoring students of all ages for the past few years. I have tutored many students that have been identified with learning difficulties including ADHD/ADD 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, and a bachelor's degree in microbiology.

I am an excellent math and science teacher, and have taught students to be successful in other subjects too. I also teach test prep skills and have experience with the CBEST and GED. The science classes that I have taught students to understand and succeed in are general science, Earth science, biology, microbiology, and elementary school science. I have also taught students to comprehend and succeed in general math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, statistics, and algebra 2. 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 elementary school 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 San Bernardino
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92692
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/7/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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

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. I have already passed the reading, writing, elementary math, elementary science, and study skills tests by wyzant.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have a multiple subject credential and I have tutored math for 4 years.
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 four years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last two 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 four years.
English, Literature, SAT Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for about 4 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. I have already passed the reading, writing, elementary math, elementary science, and study skills tests by wyzant.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for four years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last two 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.
English, Prealgebra, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for about 4 years.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for about 4 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. I have already passed the reading, writing, elementary math, elementary science, and study skills tests by wyzant.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for four years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last two 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.
English, Prealgebra, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last two 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 two 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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for about 4 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. I have already passed the reading, writing, elementary math, elementary science, and study skills tests by wyzant.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for four years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last two 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.
GED, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I am qualified to teach the CBEST because I have a multiple subject teaching credential. I have passed the CBEST and am familiar with the current version. I am very good at teaching both math and language arts. Also, I teach test taking strategies that are very important to standardized test taking.
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (555 ratings)
5 star
(541)
4 star
(11)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Great teacher!

Michelle is helping my daughter to improve her math skills. My daughter is enjoying and love lessons with her. Highly recommended

Irina, 7 lessons with Michelle

Great tutor

Wonderful tutor!!! She is great :) She really helped me with my cbest and helped me feel confident in my learning and studying. I will definitely recommend her to others!

Paulina, 10 lessons with Michelle

A wonderful start

Michelle is a patient tutor with clear study structure, for my 4 yr old daughter she did a great job on her very first private lesson. Looking forward to have more classes with her.

Fangye, 11 lessons with Michelle

The best CBEST tutor!!

The help I received from Michelle to get me ready for the writing portion of the CBEST is outstanding. I passed it with the highest score! She gave me great advice on how to structure my essays according to the CBEST standards. My overall English writing has gotten better. Michelle is very detail-oriented and she has great depth of knowledge. She's also very patient and friendly. I highly recommend her!

Magdalena , 26 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable and patient

Happy that she was able to help. She taught me different ways to solve a problem and tricks to figure out what the problem is asking. Overall she is nice and is willing to help me understand the concepts.

Joseph, 35 lessons with Michelle

Patient and Kind

Although I only had 3 lessons with Michelle, she helped me grasp large concepts with Reading and Math that I was struggling with for awhile now on the CBEST. She is patient, kind, and is great at explaining. I highly recommend her!

Chiara, 2 lessons with Michelle

Great Tutor who provides an excellent learning experience

Michelle has greatly helped me to patiently review math lessons I had not quite learn in the past and has made it easy to learn those math skills. She knows how to make math become easy, specially with things I had trouble with before and seemed very difficult. She's a really wonderful tutor!

Azi, 15 lessons with Michelle

My son's words...

"I just learned the most amazing thing about HOW to study...no one's ever taught me that before." Thank you Michelle!!!!

Brooke, 38 lessons with Michelle

Hard working and patient tutor

Michelle has been tutoring our 4th grade son this fall term and has been incredibly helpful and patient! Our son now feels less anxiety about homework and told us how proud he is for doing well in school.

Sunny, 37 lessons with Michelle
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Response time: 35 minutes

$60/hour

Michelle W.

$60/hour

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Response time: 35 minutes