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Johnny L.

Northridge, CA

$85/hour

Experienced A.P. English teacher

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Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
English
UCLA
Master's
Cal Poly Pomona
MEd

Education

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA (English)

UCLA (Master's)

Cal Poly Pomona (MEd)

About Johnny

I have taught A.P. English language and literature for 12 years with 17 years of teaching experience total. I have two master degrees in education and English. I have mentored students on their college application essays and interviews with great results. My teaching experience has included both middle school and high school grades and dealt with a broad range from study skills to A.P. test prep.

I have coached and taught and found that the most effective method is one of trust and communication. Adapting based on student feedback has been a very successful method and so I ask that you always be honest with me on what is working and what needs you feel you have.

I have worked with all age groups and skill levels. I constantly will look to find ways to help you learn and improve. Having been trained in numerous programs via college board and educational seminars, I will always adapt to what is best for my student. I stay up to date on changes on exams because of the students I deal with daily. I am always sincere and look to create a trusting relationship so that you can improve as much as possible.

I follow the patterns found in successful students on exams. I break down the exams into smaller parts and go over each section to ensure that nothing is ignored. I model my lessons to match what students will encounter on the exams so that there are no surprises.

I value education and see the understanding of how to study as individualistic. Since we each do it differently, I always emphasize an individualized plan to help improve study skills. I also focus on consistency and understanding a student's strengths and needs.

I love to see my students succeed and improve on a constant basis. I'm honest and will always provide feedback on ways to get better and help conquer any fears you may have about tests or development of skills. My passion is helping students improve.
I have taught A.P. English language and literature for 12 years with 17 years of teaching experience total. I have two master degrees in education and English. I have mentored students on their college application essays and interviews with great results. My teaching experience has included both middle school and high school grades and dealt with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Northridge, CA 91326
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
Common Core,
ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

College Counseling

I have taught A.P. classes for 17 years and done college essay help
on the side. I deal mainly with students who are college-bound with an emphasis on the Ivies and Uc's.

For private tutoring, I have worked with students on a range of college geared assignments from scholarship applications and as well as interview prep.

I worked as a graduate student admission officer aide at Occidental College.

Common Core

I am currently a high school language arts teacher. I have been going through training for the past year and half on common core, and taken sample exams on the subjects. I also have worked on creating lessons to integrate more common core into our teachers' classrooms.

English

I currently teach A.P. English.

ISEE

I know the exams well because some of my former students are currently in private schools and needed help to prepare for the ISEE. I worked with them on each part of the exam with an emphasis on the English portion. I created lessons that both measured and gauged their improvements. I have worked with students applying as young as elementary and as old as high school.

Literature

I have taught A.P. literature and language for over 10 years.

Public Speaking

I participated in speech and debate in college. I also have speeches as part of my curriculum in the classes I currently teach. I have also taught speech as a summer elective at the high school where I currently work.

SAT Writing

I have taught SAT classes for the past four years and worked at Princeton Review during my collegiate undergraduate years.

Study Skills

I have taught a study skills class for the past two summers. I also have been trained in AVID which deals with lessons and strategies for students who need help with studying. I have also tutored in the past with students who were struggling subjects because of both time management and organizational issues.

Vocabulary

I have taught high school English for 18 years. I have taught both A.P. English and literature for the past 15 years and had a 100% pass rate for the exam this past year.

Writing

I am an A.P. 9th and 10th grade English teacher, including Writing.

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
English
UCLA
Master's
Cal Poly Pomona
MEd

Education

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA (English)

UCLA (Master's)

Cal Poly Pomona (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Johnny will travel within 40 miles of Northridge, CA 91326.