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Saul R.

Monterey, CA

$35/hour

Effective Coach Who Welcomes All & Judges None.

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University of Rochester
Psychology
University of Rochester - Warner School of Education
MEd

Education

University of Rochester (Psychology)

University of Rochester - Warner School of Education (MEd)

About Saul

I've dedicated my Masters in Education and adventure-filled career to the needs of non-traditional learners' needs. Most recently I worked with the team that developed and publish and manage the new TASC High School Equivalency test.

I'm currently on hiatus, writing a family member's biography. While doing so I can't think of a more rewarding way to make some extra money and keep in touch with what students are being taught in classrooms. I'm available to help out some earnest, motivated, learners who are ready to add a mentor / tutor to their arsenal. Together, we have everything to gain and nothing to lose!

If you happen to suffer from crippling anxiety up at the board, during tests or in the lead-up to due dates on assignments, then you'll want to "Call Saul." I know what it feels like to suddenly freeze and forget everything you knew just a few hours ago. More significantly, I know some easy antidotes to classroom and test anxiety.

My favorites tutoring subjects are listed on my profile. Please review the list of 10-11 subjects. Typically, I prefer to meet face-to-face in a public space. Naturally, this would not apply to those being tutored online.

Picking a tutor's not easy. To make it a bit easier, I always offer an on-line or in-person introduction and chemistry test (interpersonal chemistry), 20-30 minutes, at no cost to you. No strings attached.

I hope to hear from you. If not, my best wishes for a fulfilling school year!
I've dedicated my Masters in Education and adventure-filled career to the needs of non-traditional learners' needs. Most recently I worked with the team that developed and publish and manage the new TASC High School Equivalency test.

I'm currently on hiatus, writing a family member's biography. While doing so I can't think of a more
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

One intro meeting of up to one hour is gratis (less than 30 mile travel). Multi-hour and group meetings will be charged at a lower per/student and/or per/hour rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Monterey, CA 93940
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Geometry
Science:
Geology
English:
ACT English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, College Counseling, GED, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
Geography,
Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Geography

Beside passing the Wyzant geography qualifying test, I've had a lifelong fascination with everything related to geography, especially the glossy publications and TV documentaries.

Before ever studying Geography in school, I recognized that I was born and raised in one of the richest and most diverse geographic regions of the world; South Africa. Starting in my early teens my hobby and passion were oriented around exploring and learning about my immediate surroundings and the planet that we call home. I enjoy bringing my passion and knowledge in this arena to receptive learners.

Having earned a Masters degree, complete with required thesis project and paper (in Education), I'm quite familiar with the research proposal process and comfortable that I could make life significantly easier for anyone who's feeling a bit intimidated or overwhelmed by the process. Let's talk!

Microsoft PowerPoint

Unless you're a top level exec, surrounded by resources, you're going to benefit from tutoring that's practical and deliverables-centered. My background in private boarding school startup (domestic and international) required PowerPoint presentations in every imaginable configuration; ranging from promotions / recruiting, to training and inspiring, to parent education, marketing, fundraising, and event productions (such as graduation slideshows, faculty retirement parties, etc. As a bonus, I have a strong publishing background and familiarity with many incredible sources for everything from templates to free stock images. All thrown together adds up to a shortcut to the top for those who are open to learning what I have to share.

Microsoft Word

I'm giving away my age by disclosing that I've known every version of Office, and especially Word, since they launched the first version. These days, Word is my go-to app, whether for writing, editing, converting certain formats, and even for my resume and other personal development projects.

Reading

Reading in English came easily to me. It was the ONE class in which I could afford to get distracted because I had it "nailed." But my experiences learning to read in Afrikaans, German, Hebrew, were an entirely different story. Through those endeavors I came to appreciate the hurdles that one must overcome in order to relax into the sounds and beauty of written expression in any language.

I'm a proponent of "starting with the result you'd like to achieve and working back from there." Turn kids into a good listeners and "imaginers" and they'll turn themselves into avid and competent readers.

Oh, I almost forgot to disclose this: Though I do have a Master's in Education, I am not a credentialed English Reading Instructor. As an administrator, I'd hire me, but I'm biased. You decide!

SAT Reading

SAT READING has always been a favorite of mine. In recent years I worked in McGraw-Hill Education's standardized assessments development division, where I learned many of the structural and statistical secrets that are core elements of all such assessments.

I bring that combo of passion, knowledge, and a calm, non-judgmental patience to my meetings with students.

SAT Writing

In addition to my hands-on test prep experiences, I bring invaluable insights into the architecture, statistical underpinnings, scoring, and content development of all standardized testing up to and including Common Core material. This results in some handy pointers and a competitive edge for my students.

University of Rochester
Psychology
University of Rochester - Warner School of Education
MEd

Education

University of Rochester (Psychology)

University of Rochester - Warner School of Education (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

One intro meeting of up to one hour is gratis (less than 30 mile travel). Multi-hour and group meetings will be charged at a lower per/student and/or per/hour rate.

Travel policy

Saul will travel within 30 miles of Monterey, CA 93940.