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Caitlin B.

Palm Desert, CA

$45/hour

Highly Qualified English, Reading, and Writing Tutor for All Ages

Background check passed as of 12/23/12
5.0 average from 8 ratings

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University of Redlands
English and Creative Writing
University of California, Riverside
Master's
University of California, Los Angeles Extension
Other

Education

University of Redlands (English and Creative Writing)

University of California, Riverside (Master's)

University of California, Los Angeles Extension (Other)

About Caitlin

I believe that every student benefits from focused, one-on-one attention from a qualified instructor. That's why I enjoy helping children and adults who are struggling with a subject or who need additional support in order to reach the next level in their educational journey.

As the child of a college professor, I have always held a deep respect for the relationship between instructors and students, and I have a profound love of learning. With my students, I value hard work, persistence, and respect. I believe all students are able to excel in their education, and look forward to helping you (or your child) achieve your educational goals!

I graduated from University of Redlands with a BA in English and Creative Writing. I also possess a graduate degree in English and Creative Writing from University of California, Riverside. I hold a valid California teaching credential, and I have taught in the K-12 setting for several years. I am able to assist K-12 students, as well as adult learners who are interested in studying for exams like the GED, CBEST, or CSET.

I am Leading Edge Certified as a teacher in online and blended learning. I am familiar with most common online-course platforms, including Blackboard, Canvas, Haiku, and Edgenuity. I enjoy assisting those who need additional support and guidance in order to be successful in their online course.

I look forward to hearing from you!
I believe that every student benefits from focused, one-on-one attention from a qualified instructor. That's why I enjoy helping children and adults who are struggling with a subject or who need additional support in order to reach the next level in their educational journey.

As the child of a college professor, I have always held a
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92211
Background Check: Passed
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

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ACT English

I can provide help to students seeking to practice for the Reading, Writing, and English portions of the ACT, with a focus on short- and long-answer questions, understanding context, identifying main and supporting ideas, and understanding sequence of events and cause/effect. I use ACTStudent.org and associated materials for ACT prep.

CBEST

I am a credentialed teacher and have personal experience taking (and passing!) the CBEST and all CSET English sub-tests. I can provide guidance on key concepts that appear on the test and how to prepare for your exam.

College Counseling

I am a credentialed teacher and I have worked extensively with high school students in preparing for post-high-school life. I have a solid knowledge-base of basic college pre-requisites, the application process for California universities, and recommended high school course-planning for college-bound students. While I encourage all students to work closely with the counselor at their resident school, I am qualified to assist students with preliminary college course-planning and drafting college applications.

Common Core

As a teacher, I have experience designing Common Core aligned lesson plans and working with students to understand the key shifts in the curriculum that have taken place with the introduction of the Common Core standards. I also have experience working with students to prepare for the Common Core aligned Smarter Balanced assessments. I can provide guidance to parents and students about how to approach these new assessments in order to ensure students achieve the best possible scores.

English

I have studied all areas of English extensively and can provide help to K-12 and college students seeking assistance in any area of English, including writing, analysis/close reading, and literature.

GED

I have experience working with high-school students and adults who are preparing to take the GED. I can provide prospective test-takers with advice on what to expect on their exams and can assist in developing a personalized study plan to maximize their chances of passing. I utilize Kaplan-approved GED prep materials, including pre-tests and practice tests that allow prospective test-takers to get an idea of what the test will look like and where to focus their studies.

Grammar

I am able to help students of all ages improve their grammar skills using drills, sentence diagrams, or context-based studies.

Literature

I have studied literature at the college and post-college level, and can provide help to K-12 and college students seeking assistance in literature comprehension and analysis.

Proofreading

I am available to proofread essays, technical writing, resumes, and any other personal or professional writing.

Reading

My degrees in English, writing, and language arts enable me to assist students of all levels in their reading studies. I have also taken classes in TESOL/TEFL and can assist second-language speakers.

SAT Reading

I am able to assist in SAT Reading prep, including vocabulary drills, sentence completion, study of analogies, identifying main and supporting ideas, and understanding context and syntax. I use the CollegeBoard website and associated materials for SAT studies.

SAT Writing

I can provide help to students seeking to practice for the essay portion of the SAT test, including practice essays and long-answer questions, with a focus on outlining and structuring essays. I use the CollegeBoard website and associated materials for SAT studies.

Spelling

I am qualified to assist K-12 students in performing drills or homework to enhance spelling skills.

Study Skills

I am a credentialed teacher. I can provide assistance to students who need help developing good study habits. In working with students in this area, I focus on developing time-management skills, learning how to break down large assignments into manageable chunks, test-taking strategies, reading techniques, and basic study strategies.

Vocabulary

I am able to assist K-12 students in vocabulary studies, including the study of analogies, synonyms/antonyms, sentence completion, and reading comprehension.

Writing

I received my BA in English and Creative Writing, and I hold a MFA for Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. I can assist students in basic essay-writing, creative/literary writing, and technical writing assignments. I have extensive experience writing and editing personal and professional essays.

University of Redlands
English and Creative Writing
University of California, Riverside
Master's
University of California, Los Angeles Extension
Other

Education

University of Redlands (English and Creative Writing)

University of California, Riverside (Master's)

University of California, Los Angeles Extension (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Caitlin will travel within 15 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92211.