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Tami O.

Newhall, CA

$60/hour

Patient and Effective Math and Writing Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/30/15
4.9 average from 130 ratings
Resourceful, patient and positive
— Eveline, Washington, DC on 10/27/15

$60/Hour


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Allegheny College
History
TOURO UNIVERSITY
MEd
Rudolf Steiner College
Other

Education

Allegheny College (History)

TOURO UNIVERSITY (MEd)

Rudolf Steiner College (Other)

About Tami

I aim to ignite each student’s passion for learning and inspire them to become lifelong independent learners. As human beings, we are wired to learn from birth; so let's embrace that natural inclination and make learning FUN!

MY BACKGROUND
I hold a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Education. I taught elementary through middle school in the classroom for 14 years. Prior to that I enjoyed teaching dance and gymnastics for over 10 years. Most recently, I began teaching critical thinking and writing to college students. Learning and teaching have both been lifelong passions of mine.

MY SUBJECTS
MATH - elementary math through college algebra. My specialty is GEOMETRY.
WRITING - the 5 paragraph essay and research papers are my main focus. I proofread papers, edit grammar and content, help the writer develop his/her clarity and style.
STUDY SKILLS - Executive functioning skills like organization, time management, and study skills help all students improve. I work with every student on improving note taking, organizing their materials, and strategies to combat test anxiety.
TESTING - SAT, PSAT, ACT, GED - I have discovered there are certain things all standardized tests have in common. We work on testing strategies, develop vocabulary, and practice math concepts and speed drills.

Tailoring lessons to meet the needs of my students, I try to make learning fun with games and real life application examples. Most importantly, I want my students to develop a love of learning.

LOCATION - FACE-TO-FACE and ONLINE
I prefer to meet at a local library or cafe for face-to-face tutoring sessions. This enables me to help more students on any given day by eliminating travel time between lessons. I will come to your home, if you prefer. There is a slight difference in rates for in home sessions.

One way to lower the rate for in home tutoring is to take advantage of my online tutoring service. Using WyzAnt's online tutoring platform with whiteboard, and video and audio connection makes it possible to deliver the lesson as if we were sitting in the same room. This gives my students and me the most flexibility for scheduling.

I am available to meet with students for day or evening sessions as well as on weekends. Email me today to get started and make the coming school year your brightest and most enjoyable yet.
I aim to ignite each student’s passion for learning and inspire them to become lifelong independent learners. As human beings, we are wired to learn from birth; so let's embrace that natural inclination and make learning FUN!

MY BACKGROUND
I hold a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Education. I taught elementary
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

I do offer a discount for students who use my service 3 or more hours per week.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Newhall, CA 91321
Background Check: Passed

"Resourceful, patient and positive"

- Eveline, Washington, DC on 10/27/15

"Awesome teacher!!!"

- Kamalashree, Stevenson Ranch, CA on 7/22/16
Tami replied on 7/27/2016

Thank you, Kamal. It is such a joy to work with your son.

"Geometry"

- Raul, Castaic, CA on 5/21/16

"Great tutor -- Knows a lot of different subjects"

- Marina, Canyon Country, CA on 3/21/16

"Very professional"

- Wendy, Northridge, CA on 11/3/15

"First session with Tami was great, she was patient and used different methods."

- Nancy, Granada Hills, CA on 6/8/15

"Very satisfied"

- Michael, Santa Clarita, CA on 5/14/15

"Great tutor, on-time and reliable!"

- Joe, Santa Clarita, CA on 3/5/15

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Shannon, Valencia, CA on 2/7/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Carole, Canoga Park, CA on 11/20/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History,
European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

American History

I hold a Bachelor's degree in History from Allegheny College and have been teaching American history for about 14 years.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold an MA in Education with an Emphasis on Waldorf Education K-8 from Touro University of California and Rudolf Steiner College. For 14 years I taught in Waldorf Schools through the grades 1-8. I taught reading, writing, math, social studies, science, art, PE, and music in my role as a class teacher. In my classroom and in my tutoring lessons I use a variety of methods to engage children in the ways that they learn best. Specifically I use hands on projects and activities, visual aids, modeling, storytelling, and discussion depending on the age of the child.

Geometry

I teach geometry through concrete activities, building and drawing geometric models, as well as through the abstract theorems.

Study Skills

I have a BA in History, an MA in Education, and have been teaching math, science, language arts, and history at the middle school level for 13 years.

To date, my tutoring experience has been primarily with adults studying for the GED or going back to school for the first time in 25 years or more. Most recently, a GED student increased her math test score over 60 points after working with me for a month. I am versed in a wide variety of teaching methods covering all modalities of learning which allows me to customize my approach to the needs of the student.

Allegheny College
History
TOURO UNIVERSITY
MEd
Rudolf Steiner College
Other

Education

Allegheny College (History)

TOURO UNIVERSITY (MEd)

Rudolf Steiner College (Other)

Resourceful, patient and positive

Tami is an experienced educator who brings a sense of humor, easygoing way to connect with my child, patience and observation to each session. It's easy to communicate with her, and my child is open to her guidance. Tami is a wonderful tutor.

— Eveline, Washington, DC on 10/27/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

I do offer a discount for students who use my service 3 or more hours per week.

Travel policy

Tami will travel within 8 miles of Newhall, CA 91321.