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Christine O.

Effective and Enjoyable Tutor

Effective and Enjoyable Tutor

$50/hour

  • 1,193 hours tutoring

About Christine


Bio

My love of teaching comes from a lifelong of learning both in and out of the classroom. I delight in helping students to realize their potential and improve their performance on tests. I help students release negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs that may be blocking their ability to study, and replace these with training that develops confidence and joy in learning new skills.

I specialize in tutoring reading, writing and math for success in school and on exams. My goal in each session...

My love of teaching comes from a lifelong of learning both in and out of the classroom. I delight in helping students to realize their potential and improve their performance on tests. I help students release negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs that may be blocking their ability to study, and replace these with training that develops confidence and joy in learning new skills.

I specialize in tutoring reading, writing and math for success in school and on exams. My goal in each session is to provide tasks that stretch and challenge the student like a good workout at the gym.

My tutoring service in reading includes phonemic awareness, learning the most common words by sight, reading comprehension and fluency. Writing skills include spelling, grammar, sentence structure and editing.

Parents are often amazed at the difference in their child's behavior and attitude -- wonderful "side-effects" of building these basic skills.

I have worked more than 10 years as an elementary school teacher and as a private tutor of children and adults. I delight in witnessing the change from "I can't read" to "I love to read", with the help of proven methods. Students who were behind several grade levels have learned to read and write independently.

My most memorable teaching experience took place in the Fiji Islands when all the schools were shut down because of a political coup. A group of children aged 4-9 appeared at my front door with big smiles on their faces, expecting me to teach them! The next few weeks were unforgettable as we created learning materials for each child and worked together as a team so that each child could succeed. I am committed to helping your child succeed by developing a basic foundation in language and math skills.


Education

Lone Mountain College
English
Cal State University, Hayward
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have proofread professionally while I was employed by The Academy for Future Science from 2005-2013. This included proofreading books (The Overself Awakening, and The Seventy Two Living Divine Names of the Most High), articles, and promotional materials for events. This also included checking words in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught for 10 years in elementary schools. I taught at Sacred Heart Schools in Greenwich CT and in San Francisco. I have experience tutoring children and adults in reading, writing, and test preparation strategies.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary math in classroom and private tutor settings for over 6 years. I use a multi-sensory approach so that math concepts are learned through games and manipulation of physical objects.
Phonics,

Phonics

I earned a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, including coursework in elementary education. I taught in private elementary schools for 10 years. I tutored in the Riverside Unified School District and at the San Jacinto Public Library for 3 years. I use a multi-sensory approach based on Orton-Gillingham.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in elementary schools and in private tutoring sessions for over 10 years. I use a multi-sensory approach with emphasis on phonics to take the guesswork out of reading. Methods I use include Lindamood-Bell, Orton Gillingham, and "Brain Gym". Attitudes change quickly from "I can't" to "I CAN!"
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught in classrooms and as a tutor to help students learn many subjects. Study skills required for success in learning include organization, time management, establishing study habits, keeping motivation high, transforming negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs, and behavior modification. These skills are developed in a step-by-step manner with constant monitoring to stay on track and adjust to individual needs of the student. I provide support and correction when needed to establish a solid foundation of study skills.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have proofread professionally while I was employed by The Academy for Future Science from 2005-2013. This included proofreading books (The Overself Awakening, and The Seventy Two Living Divine Names of the Most High), articles, and promotional materials for events. This also included checking words in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in elementary schools and in private tutoring sessions for over 10 years. I use a multi-sensory approach with emphasis on phonics to take the guesswork out of reading. Methods I use include Lindamood-Bell, Orton Gillingham, and "Brain Gym". Attitudes change quickly from "I can't" to "I CAN!"
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught for 10 years in elementary schools. I taught at Sacred Heart Schools in Greenwich CT and in San Francisco. I have experience tutoring children and adults in reading, writing, and test preparation strategies.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in elementary schools and in private tutoring sessions for over 10 years. I use a multi-sensory approach with emphasis on phonics to take the guesswork out of reading. Methods I use include Lindamood-Bell, Orton Gillingham, and "Brain Gym". Attitudes change quickly from "I can't" to "I CAN!"
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught in classrooms and as a tutor to help students learn many subjects. Study skills required for success in learning include organization, time management, establishing study habits, keeping motivation high, transforming negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs, and behavior modification. These skills are developed in a step-by-step manner with constant monitoring to stay on track and adjust to individual needs of the student. I provide support and correction when needed to establish a solid foundation of study skills.
Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught for 10 years in elementary schools. I taught at Sacred Heart Schools in Greenwich CT and in San Francisco. I have experience tutoring children and adults in reading, writing, and test preparation strategies.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in elementary schools and in private tutoring sessions for over 10 years. I use a multi-sensory approach with emphasis on phonics to take the guesswork out of reading. Methods I use include Lindamood-Bell, Orton Gillingham, and "Brain Gym". Attitudes change quickly from "I can't" to "I CAN!"
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught in classrooms and as a tutor to help students learn many subjects. Study skills required for success in learning include organization, time management, establishing study habits, keeping motivation high, transforming negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs, and behavior modification. These skills are developed in a step-by-step manner with constant monitoring to stay on track and adjust to individual needs of the student. I provide support and correction when needed to establish a solid foundation of study skills.
Writing

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I earned a Masters in Science in Educational Psychology from Cal State Hayward. I was licensed as a Marriage Family Child Therapist. I majored in English and minored in Communications for my B.A. degree.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught in classrooms and as a tutor to help students learn many subjects. Study skills required for success in learning include organization, time management, establishing study habits, keeping motivation high, transforming negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs, and behavior modification. These skills are developed in a step-by-step manner with constant monitoring to stay on track and adjust to individual needs of the student. I provide support and correction when needed to establish a solid foundation of study skills.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I earned a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, including coursework in elementary education. I taught in private elementary schools for 10 years. I tutored in the Riverside Unified School District and at the San Jacinto Public Library for 3 years. I use a multi-sensory approach based on Orton-Gillingham.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught in classrooms and as a tutor to help students learn many subjects. Study skills required for success in learning include organization, time management, establishing study habits, keeping motivation high, transforming negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs, and behavior modification. These skills are developed in a step-by-step manner with constant monitoring to stay on track and adjust to individual needs of the student. I provide support and correction when needed to establish a solid foundation of study skills.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught for 10 years in elementary schools. I taught at Sacred Heart Schools in Greenwich CT and in San Francisco. I have experience tutoring children and adults in reading, writing, and test preparation strategies.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in elementary schools and in private tutoring sessions for over 10 years. I use a multi-sensory approach with emphasis on phonics to take the guesswork out of reading. Methods I use include Lindamood-Bell, Orton Gillingham, and "Brain Gym". Attitudes change quickly from "I can't" to "I CAN!"
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught in classrooms and as a tutor to help students learn many subjects. Study skills required for success in learning include organization, time management, establishing study habits, keeping motivation high, transforming negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs, and behavior modification. These skills are developed in a step-by-step manner with constant monitoring to stay on track and adjust to individual needs of the student. I provide support and correction when needed to establish a solid foundation of study skills.
Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

I earned a Masters in Science in Educational Psychology from Cal State Hayward. I was licensed as a Marriage Family Child Therapist. I majored in English and minored in Communications for my B.A. degree.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (372 ratings)
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Reviews

Wonderful teacher

Wonderful teacher, very patient, very engaging. We are thrilled to connect with her. Lots of helpful tips for me to engage my child between sessions . My child loves her already!

Diana, 106 lessons with Christine

She is awesome

My wife and myself are really fortunate that we found such a wonderful person. She turned our 3rd grade daughter’s academic life around. Our daughter really loves receiving lessons from her.

Arturo, 63 lessons with Christine

Very patient and dedicated teacher

My son took language arts lessons with Christine and she was very honest in pointing out her findings. She would spend the entire hour teaching and has her materials well planned once she knew about the student.

Sita, 12 lessons with Christine

Patient and methodical tutor

Christine has taken a systematic and nurturing approach to my 8-year-old son's learning across reading, writing and arithmetic. Using games to interact and make the learning process fun has been really important. He has shown improvements in his numerical processing and reading in the last 8 weeks.

Richard, 24 lessons with Christine

Knowledgeable and Patient

Christine uses very interesting game method and my daughter loves it and is willing to go to the lesson next time. We also went over some writing and reading stuff. Great experience!

Kevin, 15 lessons with Christine

attentive tutor

My son likes and looks forward to his session with Christine. I was impressed when Christine showed me a book that she picked up at the library (which was about NBA and NBA players). It was for her to better understand and connect with my son since he told her last time how much he loved to play basketball, watch NBA games and become a professional player. Her effort to better understand and guide my son was special. Christine brings warmth and attentiveness to her session with my son which allow my son to both enjoy and feel good about making a progress.

Khloe, 44 lessons with Christine

Energetic and enthusiastic

I really enjoyed her positive attitude toward my daughter. My daughter enjoyed it and is looking forward to the next session.

Michelle, 31 lessons with Christine

Very dedicated and kind

Christine breaks down and explains the lessons well. She is always on time and well prepared. My son definitely understands the concepts better and can now do more on his own.

Robin, 41 lessons with Christine

Encouraging teacher

Christine proofread my thesis for grammar, punctuation and consistency of format. Her suggestions to improve clarity of visual presentations in the thesis were very helpful. She also encouraged me to be confident about my writing.

Witchukorn, 1 lesson with Christine

Engaging and Thoughtful Tutor

Her teaching style really works well with my son whose adverse opinion of reading and writing is slowing taking a turn. Christine uses techniques that really tap into his creativity which breeds renewed interest in a subject he has been struggling with this past year in school. She keeps it light and positive which also helps him with his confidence and maintains his interest.

Angela, 5 lessons with Christine
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$50/hour

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Response time: 3 hours