SCC, CSUS, UCD (English)
As a professional tutor, I have worked with students struggling with a subject, and with advanced students looking for more depth in a subject. One thing is true for any student - information must be personal to be relevant. If a subject doesn't naturally engage you, you have to see what you need it for in order to be motivated to learn it.
I try to tailor lessons to the student's interests, needs and skills. If you're working to pass a specific exam, we'll design your lessons to target the skills you need. If you're looking for a broader scope, we'll match the skills you need to learn to your interests. If, for example, you need to better your reading comprehension, you'll build skills faster if you're interested in what you're reading.
Often, a struggling student is missing a few key skills necessary to open up the subject. If you develop those crucial skills, the subject becomes more accessible. Improvement is available to everyone. The key is to start where you are - and develop a bridge to where you need to be.
Learning is like a bus. If you see a bus pulling up to the bus stop, you'll run to catch it if you think you can. If, however, you think the bus is too far ahead of you, you won't bother to run for it. If you know how to get where you need to be, it's possible to catch that bus. Whether you have a kindergartner and need tips for helping him or her learn, or you're an adult with an assignment you find difficult, I can offer experienced, professional help.
At present I offer online tutoring. This can be a course of study, or just help with one assignment. Currently, I'm scheduling online help three to four days in advance (unless you're a current client, in which case if you have an immediate need, I'll help if I can).
Thank you for your interest. I hope you find the tutor who is right for you. WELCOME!
As a professional tutor, I have worked with students struggling with a subject, and with advanced students looking for more depth in a subject. One thing is true for any student - information must be personal to be relevant. If a subject doesn't naturally engage you, you have to see what you need it for in order to be motivated
Online tutoring: $35/hour Group tutoring: $30 per person/hour (2 or more students)
I would like to thank WyzAnt to allow me to write my feedback about my tutor.
Stephanie is my tutor, and she is one of the best tutors that I know.
- She helped me a lot to improve my english.
- She always give the right materials to study English.
-She makes the subject easy and fun to study.
-She has her own way to reach the weakness points and help you with them.
- She is a very nice person and easy going too.
Since I started with Stephanie I have learned more and I admit that I improved my english a lot. I am so happy with the way she is teaching me.
Oh, Yacub, thank you! You are a pleasure to work with. Your English has improved so much since we started. I'm proud of the work you are doing. Thanks for the great feedback!
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"English" is a wide field, encompassing everything from phonics for beginning readers to formal English. Navigating the spelling, grammar and other components of English can be challenging, but mastery of English allows one to charm, inform, persuade, amuse and so much more! If you build language skills, you increase the ability to interact with others and the world.
I have been a professional writer and editor for several years. What language is appropriate varies with the writer and reader (an email to a friend is not the same as the letter that accompanies a resume for a potential job, for example). With a command of basic grammar, one can tailor the message to the situation and know when it's time to break the rules.
Reading for information or reading for pleasure -- either opens up the world. It's difficult, sometimes impossible, to function in the world if one cannot read and make use of what one reads. I have helped children and adults build skills and find enjoyable reading material.
He (or she) who knows the most words wins. We use words to communicate, and the ability to communicate effectively can make or break our ability to get along with others, advance in school or career, or to understand and follow instructions (which can even be a safety issue). Everything one wants, from buying the right part to fix something to convincing the boss to give one a raise or that girl (or guy) to agree to a date involves language.
Even in this age of electronic communication, one has to be able to express one's thoughts through writing. After all, you're reading this, which means I had to write it!
If anything, we're writing more than ever before. With each sentence, you give an image of who you are, positive or negative. Effective writing supports your message, whereas poor writing undercuts it. Whether in work or in personal life, writing more effectively pays off.