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Tami O.

Newhall, CA

$60/hour

Patient and Effective Math and SAT Test Prep Tutor

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/30/15
4.9 average from 144 ratings
Awesome teacher!!!
— Kamalashree, Stevenson Ranch, CA on 7/22/16

$60/Hour


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Allegheny College
History
TOURO UNIVERSITY
Master's
Rudolf Steiner College
Other

Education

Allegheny College (History)

TOURO UNIVERSITY (Master's)

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. Three years ago I left the classroom and started tutoring online. My students improve their math grades up to two letter grades and my AP Human Geography student scored a 4 on the AP test in his freshman year. I continue to study and learn alongside my students simply because I enjoy learning, and I believe it makes me a better teacher. If I can relate to the challenges my students have with the material, it helps them to keep trying. I empathize with their struggles.

MY SUBJECTS

MATH - elementary math through college algebra. My specialty is GEOMETRY.

WRITING - I proofread papers, edit grammar, and content, and 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, AP History and Geography - I have discovered there are certain things all standardized tests have in common. We work on testing strategies, developing vocabulary, and practicing concepts for the test.

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

Online tutoring is my first preference. My students and I have found that the online environment is most effective because we can collaborate on assignments, do research, and share the work space to demonstrate the students' understanding of the concepts. For parents, online tutoring is super convenient since your child has access to his/her tutor directly from home. There is greater flexibility in scheduling and you get to find the absolute best tutor to connect with your child's learning style regardless of location.

I do still do some face-to-face tutoring if there is a good reason to need to meet in person. 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.



AVAILABILITY

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
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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

"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.

"Recommended Tutor"

- Ella, Stevenson Ranch, CA on 3/8/17
Tami replied on 3/9/2017

Thank you, Ella, for your kind words. It is a pleasure working with your son. I look forward to our first project.

"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

"Resourceful, patient and positive"

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

"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 (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
PSAT
English:
English, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
American History,
European History, World History,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
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.

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.

Elementary Math

I am a certified Waldorf Teacher with 14 years experience working in the classroom with children in grades 1-8. For the past 3 years, I have successfully tutored many students in Common Core Math in grades 1-10. I use a variety of methods to connect with each child including visual, auditory, and hands-on approaches.

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.

World History

I hold a BA in history from Allegheny College and have taught topics in world history from ancient Rome through the 20th century.

Allegheny College
History
TOURO UNIVERSITY
Master's
Rudolf Steiner College
Other

Education

Allegheny College (History)

TOURO UNIVERSITY (Master's)

Rudolf Steiner College (Other)

Awesome teacher!!!

Ms. Tami is very efficient and experienced teacher. She is very patient and clear with the structure of her teaching. She blends our adhoc requests very well in her teaching structure. She is very compatible with schedules. She works on the time and date that best suits the child. Its been about 8 classes and we see lot of improvement in his reading skills. He is gaining confidence in reading, w

— Kamalashree, Stevenson Ranch, CA on 7/22/16

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.