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Dennis Z.

Most Subjects Tutoring/Wealth of Life Experience w/ Dennis

Most Subjects Tutoring/Wealth of Life Experience w/ Dennis

$30/hour

  • Petaluma, CA 94954

About Dennis


Bio

To date, I've mainly tutored elementary and high school students in English grammar, sentence construction, and comprehension for whom this is/was their second language. However, with a master's degree in Social Sciences, state-certification in Nutrition and sports massage - and substantial training in human biology and physiology - I am very comfortable in the humanities, biological sciences, and writing/comprehension, as well as history and geography (my graduate courses in Sociology &...

To date, I've mainly tutored elementary and high school students in English grammar, sentence construction, and comprehension for whom this is/was their second language. However, with a master's degree in Social Sciences, state-certification in Nutrition and sports massage - and substantial training in human biology and physiology - I am very comfortable in the humanities, biological sciences, and writing/comprehension, as well as history and geography (my graduate courses in Sociology & Social Theory included much European and American history).

I would say that the subject(s) I'd be least enthusiastic about would be math, largely due to a lack of enjoyment while immersed in these in high school and college, though I did pretty well in Geometry (high school) partly because I had such a wonderful teacher! So the written and spoken word are always more stimulating than numbers for me, though I performed well enough in Statistics, crucial in Psychology and Sociology curriculums.

I try to adapt to where the student is at, not where I think he/she should be, am not a drill sergeant as much as one who tries to make academics more interesting, stimulating, and practical! I bring with me junior college teaching experience, social work experience, lots of public speaking and classes in different communities and health clubs, hundreds of health-oriented consultations (nutrition, herbal medicine, understanding our bodies as well as body/mind integration), inner-city tennis coach/instructor (back east), and a never-ending curiosity to learn more! This includes learning to ask the right and most illuminating questions rather than assuming I have all the answers.

Whether you are an elementary, high school, charter student, or community college student, my academic training, experience, and life experience lend themselves to a certain comfort level, yet we must see how this "compatibility" plays out upon our first (and subsequent?) meeting.


Education

University of Maryland - College Park, MD
undergrad
American University - Wash., D.C.
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Rate details: Sliding scale if above hourly rate is a hardship.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Dennis hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having much of my tutoring experience in language arts, composition, self-expression and sentence construction, as well as a Master's in social sciences, I believe that I can help a young student prepare for their academic responsibilities in a more efficient and reasoned manner. My methodology would include adapting to individual needs, patience, and streamlined preparation within a general subject context, as well as attention to detail within subject areas. Having had a substantial public speaking experience, I have a certain comfort level with the classroom expectations for students. Thank you, Dennis Z., M.A., CNC
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

After receiving a Master's Degree in Sociology, I taught sociology at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA. After moving to Sonoma Co. I taught a class at Sonoma State Univ., combining Sociology, Anthropology and environmental studies (through the Extended Education Program). My tutoring experience has largely been with elementary school students, but having worked with community college and college age students, I'm very comfortable in the context of social studies!
American History

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having much of my tutoring experience in language arts, composition, self-expression and sentence construction, as well as a Master's in social sciences, I believe that I can help a young student prepare for their academic responsibilities in a more efficient and reasoned manner. My methodology would include adapting to individual needs, patience, and streamlined preparation within a general subject context, as well as attention to detail within subject areas. Having had a substantial public speaking experience, I have a certain comfort level with the classroom expectations for students. Thank you, Dennis Z., M.A., CNC
Biology, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

TOEFL

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having much of my tutoring experience in language arts, composition, self-expression and sentence construction, as well as a Master's in social sciences, I believe that I can help a young student prepare for their academic responsibilities in a more efficient and reasoned manner. My methodology would include adapting to individual needs, patience, and streamlined preparation within a general subject context, as well as attention to detail within subject areas. Having had a substantial public speaking experience, I have a certain comfort level with the classroom expectations for students. Thank you, Dennis Z., M.A., CNC
Biology, English, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Having much of my tutoring experience in language arts, composition, self-expression and sentence construction, as well as a Master's in social sciences, I believe that I can help a young student prepare for their academic responsibilities in a more efficient and reasoned manner. My methodology would include adapting to individual needs, patience, and streamlined preparation within a general subject context, as well as attention to detail within subject areas. Having had a substantial public speaking experience, I have a certain comfort level with the classroom expectations for students. Thank you, Dennis Z., M.A., CNC

Science

Anatomy, Biology, Physiology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Having much of my tutoring experience in language arts, composition, self-expression and sentence construction, as well as a Master's in social sciences, I believe that I can help a young student prepare for their academic responsibilities in a more efficient and reasoned manner. My methodology would include adapting to individual needs, patience, and streamlined preparation within a general subject context, as well as attention to detail within subject areas. Having had a substantial public speaking experience, I have a certain comfort level with the classroom expectations for students. Thank you, Dennis Z., M.A., CNC

Sports/Recreation

Tennis

Tennis

I have played tennis since hanging up the baseball spikes in the middle of my college years, more than 45 years ago. I taught and coached inner city children in Washington, D.C. during summers while in graduate school. When I first moved to northern California, I gave private lessons for adults. I continue to play doubles with a broad age range group of men & women, and hope to play well into my "senior years."

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having much of my tutoring experience in language arts, composition, self-expression and sentence construction, as well as a Master's in social sciences, I believe that I can help a young student prepare for their academic responsibilities in a more efficient and reasoned manner. My methodology would include adapting to individual needs, patience, and streamlined preparation within a general subject context, as well as attention to detail within subject areas. Having had a substantial public speaking experience, I have a certain comfort level with the classroom expectations for students. Thank you, Dennis Z., M.A., CNC
Tennis,

Tennis

I have played tennis since hanging up the baseball spikes in the middle of my college years, more than 45 years ago. I taught and coached inner city children in Washington, D.C. during summers while in graduate school. When I first moved to northern California, I gave private lessons for adults. I continue to play doubles with a broad age range group of men & women, and hope to play well into my "senior years."
Biology, GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

$30/hour

Dennis Z.

$30/hour

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