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Wendy C.

Newbury Park, CA

$40/hour

Mrs. C~ Language Arts/Literature Teacher: 8 years exp.

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Great Tutor
— Jami, Newbury Park, CA on 11/28/16

$40/Hour


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Orange Coast College, Calif

Education

Orange Coast College, Calif

About Wendy

I have taught English/Literature at a private school in Simi Valley for over ten years. My focus has been on 5th grade through 12th using California State curriculum. Grammar, vocabulary, reading, poetry, writing, oral presentations, essays are all my thing! I've taught writing workshops to guide high school students prepare for SATs, STAR, CAT and college entrance essays. Under my watch, even Shakespeare has proven to be fun!

I am presently working with high school seniors who are preparing their essays for their Common Applications, UC applications, as well as their Supplemental Essays. It can be an overwhelming process for parents and students, but I can help. Typically, in two 1-hr workshops I can get students confident enough to write their essays. Now is the time to work on these before the November and January deadline!

I am a mother of four children and bring that experience in working with my students. I look forward to meeting you and your child and assisting him/her see success.
I have taught English/Literature at a private school in Simi Valley for over ten years. My focus has been on 5th grade through 12th using California State curriculum. Grammar, vocabulary, reading, poetry, writing, oral presentations, essays are all my thing! I've taught writing workshops to guide high school students prepare for SATs, STAR, CAT Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320

"Great Tutor"

- Jami, Newbury Park, CA on 11/28/16

"Terrific tutor!"

- Suzie, Thousand Oaks, CA on 10/14/13

"AMAZING with a capital "A"

- Ashley, Camarillo, CA on 7/16/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I have 13 years experience as a Sunday School teacher. I have lessons spanning Genesis through the Kings, Elijah, Elisha and the early ministry of Christ.

College Counseling

I have already tutored many students privately and helped them prepare Common Application essays, UC personal statements as well as supplemental essays for private universities. In addition, I have compiled university spreadsheets to keep the student and families organized with deadlines, websites, submission details, etc.

English

I have taught English Literature to grades 5-12 for the last 8 years. My students have succeeded in English, grammar and writing. The majority of my students score proficient and advanced on STAR testing and my older students on the SAT's. Last year, I began writing workshops for my 12th grade students to help them with their college application essays which has proven to be invaluable.

Phonics

I have taught phonics using the Abeka curriculum which was based on phonemic awareness building from the 5 vowels and then building on phonemes. My students were able to learn to decode words and read emergent reader books within 5-7 months. In addition I taught common sight words and blended to two philosophies to help students become confident and successful readers.

SAT Reading

In addition to the mechanics of grammar, vocabulary and English I have coached my students on test taking strategies. The students that I have worked with have done exceptionally well. A student I tutored last year was accepted to 11 universities and received multiple scholarships. I'm a fun tutor and happy to help your child see success.

Study Skills

I have taught middle-school as well as high school students with organization of their subjects using an agenda, electronic apps, and electronic calendars. I have helped students with their pacing guides to manage their time and projects so that they see success in school.

Writing

I teach essay writing to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. I teach to core standards with college writing in mind for their future. I believe in making writing fun and focusing on the writing process which creates confident writers and a successful outcome.

Orange Coast College, Calif

Education

Orange Coast College, Calif

Great Tutor

Wendy was a great help to my daughter on her Benchmark assessment. She helped her get her thoughts together ad put everything together. She is very patient and helpful. I would highly recommend her.

— Jami, Newbury Park, CA on 11/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wendy will travel within 20 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320.