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Michelle W.

Credentialed Tutor Specialties- Math, Reading, and Special Needs

Credentialed Tutor Specialties- Math, Reading, and Special Needs

$65/hour

  • 2,597 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 since 2013. I have tutored many students that have been identified with special needs including ADHD/ADD, anxiety, OCD, aspergers, 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, science,...

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 ADHD/ADD, anxiety, OCD, aspergers, 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, 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 San Bernardino
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • 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

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.

Summer

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

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (655 ratings)
5 star
(641)
4 star
(11)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Great Tutor!

Michelle tutored me for the CBEST. She is very knowledgeable in the CBEST. She walked me through each CBEST test individually, going through test books, helping me understand information and set up a study plan to cover a large amount of material. She assigned me homework to help me improve in areas I was weak in. Michelle is encouraging, smart, and patient. I passed all three CBEST subtests on the first try due to her helpful study plan and assistance. I am currently working with her on the CSET. I highly recommend Michelle as a tutor, if you follow her study plan and do the homework, you have a great chance at being successful!

Tiffany, 56 lessons with Michelle

good tutor

She went over everything on the study guide and helped my daughter understand it. A very kind and patient teacher.

Fang, 1 lesson with Michelle

Multi subject Tutor!

Great to find a Tutor who can teach multiple subjects, makes it easier to manage my kids progress. Thank you. Looking forward to see my kid succeed. Michelle is a great candidate!

Marilyn, 53 lessons with Michelle

Great teacher!

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

Irina, 21 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, 17 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, 55 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
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Michelle W.

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