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Deirdre M.

Redondo Beach, CA

$55/hour

English Language Arts and ESL

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Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass.
Education
Chapman University, Manhattan Beach, Ca
Other

Education

Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass. (Education)

Chapman University, Manhattan Beach, Ca (Other)

About Deirdre

I have 16 years experience teaching in a faith based Catholic school in the South Bay community. As an educator, I specialize in teaching elementary and middle school students who are struggling in English Language Arts. I enjoy teaching ways to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary skills, grammar, and writing strategies to the new Common Core standards. I have experience in Lucy Calkins “READING AND WRITING WORKSHOP” methodology which measures a student’s reading level and guides the student to read “just right books”.

I also have extensive experience in Social Studies. I am knowledgeable in 5th & 8th Grade American History, 6th Grade Ancient History, and 7th Grade World History. Since the new Common Core standards address many new writing standards, I will be able to guide and help your child write an essay or a research paper. I have written history grants to obtain money for my students to go to the Revolutionary War Re-enactment at Riley’s Farm, and chaperoned an 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C.

If your child needs help in Science, I also have 16 years experience in this field. I am able to help your child in the 5th & 7th grade curriculum which includes Biology and 6th grade Science which focuses on Earth Science. I have methods to help your child understand these key components of mastering Science at these grade levels.

In addition to my above-mentioned teaching abilities, I have spent the last year helping students from China learn English. I enjoy teaching English as a second language. I have helped students with basic English assignments in writing thesis statements, tutored in PSAT exam study questions and the TOEFL exam for measuring students’ ability to use and understand English.

If you feel my qualifications would be helpful for your child ‘s educational needs, please feel free to contact me. I am available in the afternoons after school, but I am also flexible if you have other needs. Please message/contact me for more information. Thank you for your consideraton.
I have 16 years experience teaching in a faith based Catholic school in the South Bay community. As an educator, I specialize in teaching elementary and middle school students who are struggling in English Language Arts. I enjoy Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Biology, Geology
Art:
Painting, Photography
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I possess a California Credential to teach K-12 Grade. My last 16 years were spent educating 5th through 8th Grade students. Elementary teachers are required to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom. My expertise consists of teaching Math up to 5th grade, English Language Arts (Reading/Writing/Spelling Vocabulary) up to 8th Grade, Social Studies 5th-8th Grades, and Science 5th- 7th Grade. I am familiar with the Lucy Calkins Readers and Writer Workshops. I have also tutored high school students in ELA and Social Studies. For the past year, I have expanded my expertise in teaching English to elementary, middle, and high school aged students.

Handwriting

As a certified teacher at a Catholic School in Hermosa Beach, I have taught cursive handwriting for 16 years as part of our curriculum.

Study Skills

I possess a California Credential in English Language Arts, which qualifies me to teach K-12th Grade.
I have taught at a faith -based middle school for the past 16 years. I have taught time management skills, organizational skills and study skills to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. My 16 years of teaching study skills include the following:
1) Organization: Learn where and when to study, and making contacts with people to help.
2) Time management: Learn how to be productive with your time, to cut down on stress and anxiety.
3) Sources: Learn the difference between primary and secondary sources and how to use them in research papers.
4) Styles of Writing: Learn about writing to difference audiences, tone, and voice. Learn different reading strategies that I follow through the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshops.
5) Critical Reading and Strategies: Learn how to analyze difference authors and the difference between fact and opinion.
6) Note taking: Learn how to outline social studies and science textbooks to focus on main points.
7) Essays: Learn the key components of how to write a persuasive essay and argumentative essay. Learn the key points to an effective speech. Learn how to write a thesis statement.
8) Presentation: Learn how to make a cover sheet with images and proper font and type size.
9) Academic References: Learn how to look up information in library or internet for research papers.
10) Listening Techniques: Learn how to be an effective listener.
I can help you with many study skills to enhance your learning experience.

Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass.
Education
Chapman University, Manhattan Beach, Ca
Other

Education

Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass. (Education)

Chapman University, Manhattan Beach, Ca (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Deirdre will travel within 10 miles of Redondo Beach, CA 90278.