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Ann W.

Sacramento, CA


Experienced and Patient Tutor for English, Writing, and Music

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 38 ratings
Wonderful tutor for English and SAT Prep
— Byron, Elk Grove, CA on 3/16/14

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Humboldt State University and CSU, Sacramento State University
English Ed and Music
CSU, Sacramento State University


Humboldt State University and CSU, Sacramento State University (English Ed and Music)

CSU, Sacramento State University (Master's)

About Ann

I am an English Instructor, poet, musician, and yoga teacher living in Sacramento, California. Since 1997, I have tutored students aged eight through sixty-plus in English literature and composition; creative writing; writing in all subjects; and music history, music theory, and flute.

Additionally, I teach English composition to adults online full time for University of Phoenix and part-time for Ashford University. I began teaching at the college level in 2007, after earning my M.A in English, Creative Writing (2004) from CSU, Sacramento and my B.A. in English Education (2001), from Humboldt State University. I also hold a Second Bachelors Degree in Music, Flute (2010) from CSU, Sacramento.

I am a lifelong learner, having returned to college in midlife, as a sophomore after a 25-year break. The love of learning and the passion to become my best possible self compelled me to return to college, and I am so glad that I did! Working through my degree programs as an adult, a thirteen-year process, changed my life exponentially, resulting in enormous personal growth, development of skills and innate talents, and many valuable new friends, mentors, and professional connections.

Tutoring is a way in which I can give others a hand up, give back based on all the good that has come my way in academia. It is also method of teaching that I love, since it allows me to tailor my instruction and support to each individual student. Tutoring is all about listening to the student, respecting him or her, and making a supportive relationship. You will find me patient and focused; I am eager to help you succeed.
I am an English Instructor, poet, musician, and yoga teacher living in Sacramento, California. Since 1997, I have tutored students aged eight through sixty-plus in English Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Sacramento, CA 95825
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderful tutor for English and SAT Prep"

- Byron, Elk Grove, CA on 3/16/14

"Great English Tutor"

- Kira, Sacramento, CA on 11/17/15
Elementary Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer, Microsoft Word
Music History
General Music,
Music History,
Music Theory, Sight Singing, Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Microsoft Word
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, CBEST,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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I passed the CBEST Exam 2/10/2001, earning a 79 in Reading, 67 in Math, and 63 in Writing, with a total score of 209, considered "highest results."


I am passionate about good food and cooking, and I have many years of cooking experience. I specialize in baking from scratch and cooking natural foods. I ran a small kitchen for 30 employees of a company from 1985-1987, and was student baker and cook's help at the Humboldt State Dining Commons from 1999-2001.


As an English tutor and teacher, I have often worked one-on-one with individuals whose first language is not English. Although I do not speak other languages (other than a little Spanish), if a student can speak, read, and write some English, I can help him or her gain fluency and tackle coursework in English more effectively.


I earned a Second BA in Music (Flute) at California State University, Sacramento in 2010, earning a 3.8/4 GPA (honors). I have more than 10 years recent experience performing with CSU, Sacramento large performing ensembles, including, in various semesters: Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, flute choir, and chamber music groups. Since 2013, I have performed with American River College Orchestra. I was a member of CalCap summer chamber music festival 2011 and 2013, and am a frequent performer in Sacramento with Classical Revolution Sacramento.

General Music

I am a 2010 graduate of CSU, Sacramento with a Second Bachelors Degree in Music (Flute). My GPA is 3.85 on a 4.0 point scale, honors-level.

In my Music Degree Program, in addition to Flute lessons and Large Performance Ensemble training and performances, I studied piano, ear training, general musicianship, Music Theory (beginning, intermediate, advanced), 20th Century Music Theory, Survey of Music Literature, History of Music (from early to present day), Counterpoint, and Form and Analysis. My success in this intense training provided an excellent background to help music students as a tutor. Additionally, I am passionate about sharing my love of music with others, and thus, I am motivated to help music students learn and grow.

Music History

I studied Music History during my Second Bachelors Degree Program in Music (Flute) at CSU, Sacramento, which I completed in December 2010. The four semester-long program required History of Music classes (10 A and B, 110 A and B) thoroughly covered ancient to classical music in the West, and classical through twentieth-century in the West, respectively. Additional music history classwork was required in World Music, which taught musical styles in Asia, Africa, India, Indonesia, the Middle East, and more. I earned honors grades in the Music Degree Program, completing it with a 3.8/4 GPA.

Study Skills

I have always loved learning and excelled in school. Especially during college, I learned to focus and research, going after deep understanding and mastery of my lessons. My Masters Degree Program in English and Music Second Bachelors Degree Program both demanded intense investment from me, and I learned to meet those demands while also meeting my work, relationship, and health needs. I am eager to share tips to help others succeed in their own studies.

Voice (Music)

I have sung since childhood with friends and in camp, church, and school. I also trained in voice and performed in vocal ensembles at Humboldt State University and CSU, Sacramento.


I have practiced Hatha Yoga on my own and through taking classes for several decades. I completed my 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification through Fusion Yoga, Sacramento, CA in December 2012. I am registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) and Insured. I teach a gentle style of yoga, tailoring it to the individual person's needs. Since January 2015, I have taught a weekly one-hour Gentle Yoga class in Sacramento, California through Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District.

Humboldt State University and CSU, Sacramento State University
English Ed and Music
CSU, Sacramento State University


Humboldt State University and CSU, Sacramento State University (English Ed and Music)

CSU, Sacramento State University (Master's)

Wonderful tutor for English and SAT Prep — October 2013 Ann has been tutoring my son for English and SAT preparation. My son was not doing very well in his Language and Composition Class. This is the first time we've ever hired a tutor and we are so glad we found Ann. My son has been very happy to have Ann tutor him. My son's writing and reading has improved remarkably. With Ann's help, my son was able to pass the AP test for the Language ...

— Byron, Elk Grove, CA on 3/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ann will travel within 5 miles of Sacramento, CA 95825.

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