Tina E.

Mountain View, CA


Tutoring for Personal Victory

4500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/22/14
4.9 average from 1550 ratings
Tina is AMAZING!
— Anaseini, San Jose, CA on 10/5/13


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The Juilliard School of Music and Dance
New York University
Fielding Graduate University


The Juilliard School of Music and Dance (BFA)

New York University (Master's)

Fielding Graduate University (Master's)

About Tina

Certified substitute teacher who has taught for four years in many schools throughout the greater Bay Area. Emphasis in PhD research and study is on ways to be effective in helping students learn. Director of Pacific Research Center, Inc., an educational and scientific non-profit. A member of numerous prestigious organizations globally and internationally.


• Bi-lingual teacher in Spanish and English
• Written and published internationally on education, mentoring and technology as
Director of Pacific Research Center, Inc. an educational non-profit
• Contributor to Eurologo, IFIP, IPRA and Earth Charter Summits
• Creator of tv pilot about learning disabilities with reading for PhD thesis research
• Professional dancer, choreographer, tv producer and screenwriter

Cultivating friendship dialog is the surest and fastest way to learn building confidence in the student through the tutor or mentor's belief that the student can accomplish their goals.
Certified substitute teacher who has taught for four years in many schools throughout the greater Bay Area. Emphasis in PhD research and study is on ways to be effective in helping students learn. Director of Pacific Research Center, Inc., an educational and scientific non-profit. A member of numerous prestigious organizations globally and Read more

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mountain View, CA 94042
Background Check: Passed

"Tina is AMAZING!"

- Anaseini, San Jose, CA on 10/5/13

"Knowledgeable Tutor"

- RSrinivas, Cupertino, CA on 9/19/17

"Nice and encouraging"

- Liat, Sunnyvale, CA on 5/1/17

"Very relatable to children"

- Brian, Mountain View, CA on 1/24/17

"Patient and kind"

- Charlotte, Redwood City, CA on 8/10/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Jenny, Los Altos, CA on 7/22/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Nikhil, Cupertino, CA on 7/20/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor!"

- Stacie, Campbell, CA on 5/15/16

"Tina is a very kind and excellent tutor."

- Jinhee, San Jose, CA on 10/6/15

"It's so happy and comfortable to study with her!!"

- Alex, San Jose, CA on 8/26/15

"Tina was very friendly and good with my six year old."

- Susanna, Union City, CA on 7/6/15

"Great and Patient Spanish Tutor"

- Kevin, Sunnyvale, CA on 5/1/14

"Great Tutor"

- Zulma, Redwood City, CA on 3/17/14

"Extremely helpful and wants you to succeed."

- Maxine, San Jose, CA on 1/20/14

"Wonderful job!"

- Ivette, Santa Clara, CA on 1/16/14


- Vic, Saratoga, CA on 12/2/13

"Very patient."

- Nozomi, San Mateo, CA on 8/23/13

"Great Lesson"

- Geetha, Fremont, CA on 8/7/12

"Best fit for the job!"

- Maruthi, Fremont, CA on 6/28/12

"A wonderful teacher"

- Efrat, Mountain View, CA on 6/21/12

"Great Tutor"

- Sudhir, San Mateo, CA on 6/19/12

"Best tutor we've ever had!"

- Lisa, Santa Clara, CA on 6/11/12

"Great Tutor"

- Wajiha, Newark, CA on 6/9/12

"Wonderful and Insightful Tutor"

- Miki, Sunnyvale, CA on 5/30/12

"Very Disrespectful"

- Evangelina, Fremont, CA on 5/23/12
Tina replied on 2/15/2016

In review of what I have read there is an incorrect presentation of facts. First of all, I sincerely told Evangelina that her daughter is gifted. At the same time I was concerned as to how I could improve the rating she gave me and asked what I should do. I actually gave her daughter extra tutoring and spent additional time with Evangelina for no charge. Her daughter's math scores went up. Then when she had a difficult time paying attention to her studies with me and there was a test coming I suggested that she work with her mother to prepare for the exam. The reason I could no longer work with this student was because of scheduling; oftentimes, I had to wait in my car in the heat for over an hour before the lesson could begin. I'm sorry Evangellina misunderstood my intent.

I've worked with WyzAnt and value their credibility. Any child would benefit from WyzAnt tutoring no matter their gifts or capabilities.

"Great tutor with good skills along with caring nd loving attitude"

- Jeannie, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/30/11


- Happy, San Jose, CA on 11/16/10


- Elaine, Palo Alto, CA on 10/14/10

"What a help!"

- Rhian, Sunnyvale, CA on 10/12/10
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Microsoft Excel, SAT Math
Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Elementary Science, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
Composition (Music), Music History, Songwriting
Art Theory, Composition (Music), Drawing, Film, Theater, Video Production
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks, Video Production
Reading, Spanish,
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
QuickBooks, Writing

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.


In addition to substitute teaching and working for my multiple subjects teaching credential I run a small technology licensing firm. I have worked with business and marketing and ensuring that legal aspects of patenting and business organization is done carefully and well. The legal component of running a business is critical also to fulfilling government requirements for the privilege of owning an LLC and also being sure that appropriate tax laws are adhered to yearly.

There are many important issues to running a small business and a lot of administrative work that needs to be overseen. I have worked on grants and coordinated national business conferences with vendors and key consultants working closely with our marketing expert.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently working to complete my Multiple Subjects Teaching credential at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California. Fortunately, one year of study was waived based on my PhD work and life experience. I have been a substitute teacher for Kelly Educational Staffing for four years and recently joined the Ravenswood School District. Both require passing the CBEST and CSET tests for academic skills and knowledge. I have taught throughout the San Francisco Bay Area K-12 but for the Multiple Subjects credential the emphasis is on K-6. Teaching includes lesson planning, student assessment and modifications where needed to assist struggling students.

I have also taught Digital Photography at Nueva School in Hillsborough and tutored children with learning and language disabilities K-6 through other tutoring. I love working for WyzAnt and have had tremendous results working with the K-6 age group.


As a child I grew up in a home where English was the primary language but my mother and grandmother spoke English as a second language. I'm aware of the difficulties and wonderful cultural mystery of second language learning and encourage comparative dialog to encourage confidence and build skill.

Working with English as a second language opens up an important and exciting frontier of possibilities for the learner. Improving English skills through pronunciation, writing and general communication skills is important for students in all walks of life whether for personal or professional advancement.

Public Speaking

I am an internationally noted published speaker and writer. I have participated and moderated panels and led group discussions in many different kinds of professional and community service related environments. As a teacher I have to speak in front of a class on a daily basis and be informative, as well as, instructive about the curriculum.

Public speaking is challenging and exciting. It requires knowledge of the subject and a passion about the topic. Self confidence and the desire to communicate are critical to enjoying public speaking.


I have a professional background from The Juilliard School in New York City. I've written and collaborated on numerous songs to build peace and community to celebrate holidays like Earth Day and protecting the rights of the child for the United Nations, Unicef, Amnesty International and Bay Area Action. I'm currently working on an original screenplay with many original songs in it including by well-known artists which will be produced with professional musical direction and performance.


I come from a bi-lingual home and speak both English and Spanish. Helping students learn to speak Spanish is a wonderful experience because of the complexity and cultural richness of the language. The sounds are rhythmic and there is no learning long and short vowel sounds like the English language. The vowels always have the same sound!

Study Skills

Tutoring to help students with study skills is very important and rewarding. Helping young people learn how to time manage and effectively put their efforts into advancing themselves academically is critical to success in the classroom. I have worked with many students who lose focus or lack confidence at a vital moment. By helping these students put first things first and keep on top of what is being asked of them they can accelerate into a successful learning experience. Sometimes a student needs to practice details. At other times it is sustaining themselves through the difficult part of an assignment. There are many aspects to applying good study skills.

My own experience in working to complete a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, being awarded two masters and everything but the PhD thesis has required that I learn how to effectively complete assignments, study, and be able to write, report and test. This is a critical skillset which helps me work with students of all ages to improve their study skills.


I have written and been published professionally in the international community for IPRA, the International Peace Research Association, the Global Computer Congress as part of the United Nations through Unesco, and Eurologo. The themes of my papers include learning, and learning environments, and art and peace. I'm a published poet and am currently preparing for film preproduction on the rewrite of an original screenplay. I write in many different forms and enjoy in particular short essays, correspondence and reports. Helping students learn to write and find a personal voice is critical to cultivating imagination through the power of the pen.

The Juilliard School of Music and Dance
New York University
Fielding Graduate University


The Juilliard School of Music and Dance (BFA)

New York University (Master's)

Fielding Graduate University (Master's)

Tina is AMAZING!

From the moment I first spoke with Tina, I knew she was the best tutor for my little brother. My little brother struggled with reading comprehension and math and he did not have much confidence in his studies, Tina helped change all of that. Tina is one of the kindest people you'll ever meet and her kindness and genuine care in my brother's success, and I'm sure in all her other students is what

— Anaseini, San Jose, CA on 10/5/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Travel policy

Tina will travel within 20 miles of Mountain View, CA 94042.