Stanford University (French and Italian L)
UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management (MBA)
I am a compassionate tutor with the intention of making the learning experience positive, informative, and fun! I focus on building confidence and skill level so the student is empowered to eventually tackle the subject matter on his or her own. My primary approach is to create lesson plans tailored to each student's abilities and ways of learning. In this way I can tap into the student's strengths to help overcome the weaknesses.
I have a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. I have over five years of tutoring experience in English, math, and French. I have worked with the most challenged of students and watched them improve rapidly. I look forward to helping your child succeed! I am a compassionate tutor with the intention of making the learning experience positive, informative, and fun! I focus on building confidence and skill level so the student is empowered to eventually tackle the subject matter on his or her own. My primary approach is to create lesson plans tailored to each student's abilities and ways of
Hillary is always so patient with my daughter, who sometimes doesn't want to sit with a tutor. Hillary has a gentle way of talking with her & getting her out of her mood. We appreciate all the work Hillary has been doing with our daughter. She is making good progress. Thanks Hillary!
I had the opportunity to have Hillary as my tutor for math. She is a very kind and patient person. Her teaching style is great, she really breaks things down so that anyone can understand. Shes a very good teacher . I would highly recommend her to anyone who's looking for a wonderful tutor.
Hillary is very nice and knowledgeable. Both my boys (ages 12 and 6) love working with her. She is very relatable and calming. Highly recommended!
Our first meeting was just to meet and have a short tutoring session but from this meeting, we now have a plan and strategy for the summer. Very encouraged and looking forward to more tutoring.
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I have worked with many students K-9th grade who have struggled with math, particularly Common Core in the past few years. My focus is to build confidence while having the student master the basics. Having struggled with math myself at that age, I understand the difficulty in understanding the subject matter and I use many different ways to explain the concepts. I do not give up until the light bulb goes off!
I learned to speak four languages as a child, and so became a natural linguist. I have tutored many children in English--both to English speakers and as a second language. It is not an easy language to master, but I have learned many methods along the way to make learning English fun and easy.
I grew up in Europe and attended the local schools there. I learned to speak French fluently before English. I also majored in French and Italian Literatures in college. I have tutored all levels of French for many years.
I have used an Apple computer since 1984. I use the Mac for all of my computer needs (email, internet use, writing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), accounting (Quicken and Quickbooks), music (iTunes) etc. on a daily basis. I also own an iPad. I have taught many friends and family members how to use the Mac and iPad, and help with trouble-shooting issues that come up with Macs at work.
In all of the companies or organizations I have worked for, regardless of my position in that company, I was always the "professional proofreader," the one asked to provide the final review before a document was presented to the public.
I am a certified and registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. I was certified in July 2012 and am working toward my RYT500. I also practice yoga daily. I carry the proper liability insurance to teach, and have taught or co-taught many classes since my certification. My specialty is Hatha Yoga and deep yoga flow.