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Lara F.

Oakland, CA

$50/hour

Highly Qualified Multiple-Subject Tutor for All Ages

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The University of San Francisco

Education

The University of San Francisco

About Lara

I am an enthusiastic tutor with lots of experience working with people of all ages. I have previously worked as a preschool teacher, an after-school teacher, and tutor of nearly every academic subject, with a particular emphasis on linguistic subjects--reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar. My B.A. is in French, and I have studied abroad at the Institut Catholique de Paris and lived in Paris long term. I also speak fluent Russian and Spanish, and have studied at the Smolny Institute in St. Petersburg and Moscow State University. I am available to tutor any of these languages, as well as general academics.

My teaching style is geared toward the individual student's learning style. I am very patient, and have the ability to explain things in many different ways, which helps with students who may be struggling in the classroom. I believe that learning should be fun, and I have plenty of games and exercises that help make academics enriching and fun for the student. I have some experience with children who have special learning needs, and I would be more than happy to discuss the child's needs with the family prior to beginning tutoring.

A tutor can be a very valuable resource to a family as well as to a child, as the one-on-one aspect of a tutoring session can provide insight into specific issues that a busy teacher in a classroom often cannot. Thus, I consider it an honor to tutor, and to have the singular ability to hone in on strengths and challenges in order to assist the child in being all that he or she can be.
I am an enthusiastic tutor with lots of experience working with people of all ages. I have previously worked as a preschool teacher, an after-school teacher, and tutor of nearly every academic subject, with a particular emphasis on linguistic subjects-- Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94610
Music:
Cello
Art:
Film
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
Russian,
Spanish
History:
American History, Government & Politics, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, 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.

Cello

I have been playing the cello since I was 10 years old. I have played in many orchestras including the Berkeley Youth Orchestra, Oakland Youth Orchestra, Castro Valley Philharmonic, and Prometheus Symphony. I have also served as the co-principal cellist of the Young People's Symphony Orchestra. I recently played in a master class with Stephen Geber, the principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra.

English

I teach English at the high school level, and am also a professional film writer. I'm currently writing a biography of a silent film actress, and I also work as a freelance writer for a popular television network.

French

I have a B.A. in French from the University of San Francisco. I lived in Paris for 6 months and studied at the Institut Catholique de Paris. I am fluent in French and am versed in French literature, French culture, and I know Paris very well!

Russian

I have lived long term in Russia and studied at the Smolny Institute in St. Petersburg as well as Moscow State University. I have family in Russia and have also worked there as a camp counselor. I won a medal in the National Russian Essay Contest in 2004.

Spanish

I teach Spanish at the high school level, up through Spanish 4 honors/AP. I've been teaching at the same school for four years.

Writing

I teach English at the high school level, and am also a professional film writer. I'm currently writing a biography of a silent film actress, and I also work as a freelance writer for a popular television network.

The University of San Francisco

Education

The University of San Francisco

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lara will travel within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94610.