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Eileen M.

Pleasanton, CA


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5.0 average from 152 ratings
Great and effective tutor
— Rachel, Pleasanton, CA on 10/10/12

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About Eileen

I am a California certified teacher and educator. I hold a valid Single Subject Teaching credential in English and Social Science for grades 7-12. This includes English Language Arts of all kinds, History, Civics, Economics and Psychology. I also hold a valid California Multi-subject credential to teach grades K-8 so I am versed in all elementary subjects. My specialties include, but are not limited to, English Language Arts, Reading, Comprehension, Writing, Literature, Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary. My abilities are strong in tutoring all academic subjects in high stake exams such as SAT English, CASHEE English, ACT, Subject Tests and AP courses. I passed the RICA Exam (Reading Instruction Comprehension Assessment) given by the state of California, so I am aware of strategies to teach all the facets of the English language. For each student I tutor, I devise a lesson plan specially designed for mastery and success of the subject matter. At the end of each tutoring session I send a progress report to the student and their parents via email. I work on long and short term academic solutions with regards to curriculum and I work closely with other teachers. My teaching philosophy is that every student can achieve and succeed with the proper tools. I learn about my students so that I can help them learn in their own personal learning styles. I love what I do. I am a California certified teacher and educator. I hold a valid Single Subject Teaching credential in English and Social Science for grades 7-12. This includes English Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94566
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great and effective tutor"

- Rachel, Pleasanton, CA on 10/10/12

"Eileen is the best tutor"

- Himani, Pleasanton, CA on 10/29/15

"Very organized and knowledgeable tutor"

- Gilles, Livermore, CA on 10/20/15

"Very patient and excellent tutor!"

- Sree, San Ramon, CA on 1/22/15

"Very Good Tutor"

- Siddhant , Atascadero, CA on 8/23/14

"Very knowledgeable and helpful tutor."

- Sandip, Pleasanton, CA on 6/10/13

"Very patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Yong, Pleasanton, CA on 8/7/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Roy, Pleasanton, CA on 12/22/11
Eileen replied on 4/17/2012

I treat all my students with respect and give them the encouragement they need to be successful. They are all unique, have different needs, and learn in different ways. I want them to exceed their own capabilities and I want to teach them how to carry their skills over to their lives after formal education. I care about and value each student. They teach me how to be a better tutor and enrich my lives so that I learn better techniques in reaching them attain their goals.

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Economics, GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Economics, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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Study Skills

Study skills are methods to increase a student's ability to strategize information to help to study smarter and retain information over a long period of time. Study skills are important tools in all subjects because it teaches the student how to use the knowledge they acquire combined with their own prior knowledge. Study skills are prerequisites to perform third level thinking on problem solving. Study skills increase the students ability to master material because they have the ability and the tools to process information and apply them to build on new situations. Personal mastery of materials mimic life skills; it is a proven method for use of individual strengths to prepare to learn new material through their own learning style.

Capella University
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Capella University (Master's)

New York University (Master's)

Great and effective tutor — Eileen was able to come to my rescue with only one week left for me to study for the GRE. She had a flexible schedule and worked around mine very willingly. I only had time for a one hour tutor session, and yet she helped my score get higher than I actually thought possible! She had many useful tricks for me, and more test taking skills than I had expected. I would recommend her any day. Really gr ...

— Rachel, Pleasanton, CA on 10/10/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eileen will travel within 15 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Background Check Status for Eileen M.

Eileen M. passed a background check on 6/3/12. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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