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Bertrice D.

37 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $35

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Bertrice D.'s Photo

Knowledge! Experience! Math, Science, ESL/TOEFL, GED and more!
Knowledge! Experience! Math, Science, ESL/TOEFL, GED and more!
Bertrice D.

37 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

37 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Bertrice


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As a California Certified, Christian teacher of 10 years, I have enjoyed helping my students achieve their academic goals in the diverse settings of LAUSD and several charter schools. Tutoring students has also been a large part of my expertise. In my sessions, we keep stress at a minimum and still maintain a commitment to excellence! I believe that learning can be fun even though hard work is involved. All of my students show a marked improvement in performance with consistent effort. Being...

As a California Certified, Christian teacher of 10 years, I have enjoyed helping my students achieve their academic goals in the diverse settings of LAUSD and several charter schools. Tutoring students has also been a large part of my expertise. In my sessions, we keep stress at a minimum and still maintain a commitment to excellence! I believe that learning can be fun even though hard work is involved. All of my students show a marked improvement in performance with consistent effort. Being part of a support system that makes a difference in the lives of my students, is truly the reward that motivates me.

I tutor most elementary, middle school and high school subjects. This includes math through pre-calculus, English and the sciences. I also tutor for Standardized Test Prep - GED, GRE, SAT, ISEE, CBEST, ESL/TOEFL.
My techniques and strategies are highly focused and flexible, tailored to an individual's needs and ability. I know that every student is capable of learning with the appropriate foundation and skills. We target a weakness and strengthen it, then fill in gaps of missed information, always pushing forward and building confidence/self esteem.

Please check out the opportunity that I offer and let's make progress now!


Education

Spelman College
Chemistry
Tech Univ of Santiago, Dom. Rep.
Graduate Coursework

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  • Rate details: Multiple weekly hours may be discounted.
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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BS in Chemistry and am state certified with my CBEST Exam. I have taught in several school districts, including Los Angeles Unified Schools for more than 10 years. Additionally, I have tutoring experience with the programs "No Child Left Behind" and "Beyond the Bell", for more than 5 years. This includes all aspects of reading and math K-8. Phonics, spelling, comprehension and writing skills are just a few of the areas I covered with specialized tutorial plans for elementary and middle school students.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have tutored phonics for more than 8 years in after school programs with LAUSD and as a private tutor. I have used tutorial programs from Beka to Raz Kids for phonics assistance. Drills for skills work best using Dolch 220 sight words and focused attention on Vowels sounds, Consonant blends including dipthongs, digraphs, and special sounds. Most phonics students need the repetition of flash cards and visual supplements as a memory aid. I have helped many non readers learn to read and firmly believe that I am qualified to tutor phonics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 10 years of teaching/classroom experience, I have observed and learned what it takes to be a successful student. Study skills are of vital importance in academic achievement. I have trained my students during the semester in study skills. In general, we begin with proper materials and organizers; we analyze the need for study skills and clarify our objectives; we schedule personal study goals on our calendars, map a strategy and get rewards when goals are met. I usually made this a homeroom exercise with a few more details and a semester's commitment.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BS in Chemistry and am state certified with my CBEST Exam. I have taught in several school districts, including Los Angeles Unified Schools for more than 10 years. Additionally, I have tutoring experience with the programs "No Child Left Behind" and "Beyond the Bell", for more than 5 years. This includes all aspects of reading and math K-8. Phonics, spelling, comprehension and writing skills are just a few of the areas I covered with specialized tutorial plans for elementary and middle school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 10 years of teaching/classroom experience, I have observed and learned what it takes to be a successful student. Study skills are of vital importance in academic achievement. I have trained my students during the semester in study skills. In general, we begin with proper materials and organizers; we analyze the need for study skills and clarify our objectives; we schedule personal study goals on our calendars, map a strategy and get rewards when goals are met. I usually made this a homeroom exercise with a few more details and a semester's commitment.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BS in Chemistry and am state certified with my CBEST Exam. I have taught in several school districts, including Los Angeles Unified Schools for more than 10 years. Additionally, I have tutoring experience with the programs "No Child Left Behind" and "Beyond the Bell", for more than 5 years. This includes all aspects of reading and math K-8. Phonics, spelling, comprehension and writing skills are just a few of the areas I covered with specialized tutorial plans for elementary and middle school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 10 years of teaching/classroom experience, I have observed and learned what it takes to be a successful student. Study skills are of vital importance in academic achievement. I have trained my students during the semester in study skills. In general, we begin with proper materials and organizers; we analyze the need for study skills and clarify our objectives; we schedule personal study goals on our calendars, map a strategy and get rewards when goals are met. I usually made this a homeroom exercise with a few more details and a semester's commitment.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 10 years of teaching/classroom experience, I have observed and learned what it takes to be a successful student. Study skills are of vital importance in academic achievement. I have trained my students during the semester in study skills. In general, we begin with proper materials and organizers; we analyze the need for study skills and clarify our objectives; we schedule personal study goals on our calendars, map a strategy and get rewards when goals are met. I usually made this a homeroom exercise with a few more details and a semester's commitment.
ESL/ESOL

Science

Anatomy, Biology, Physical Science

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I have tutored phonics for more than 8 years in after school programs with LAUSD and as a private tutor. I have used tutorial programs from Beka to Raz Kids for phonics assistance. Drills for skills work best using Dolch 220 sight words and focused attention on Vowels sounds, Consonant blends including dipthongs, digraphs, and special sounds. Most phonics students need the repetition of flash cards and visual supplements as a memory aid. I have helped many non readers learn to read and firmly believe that I am qualified to tutor phonics.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

During the course of my employment with LAUSD I taught Special Education exclusively for one year with an Emergency Special Education Credential. I have written dozens of IEP protocols and worked closely with students of various designations. I have found that proper diagnosis, focused attention, and creative techniques work together for long term remedies that enable students to be mainstreamed and have good success. Students generally compensate for their issues when they have competent support and lots of practice in a specific area. A good tutor is part of the solution!
Study Skills

Study Skills

With more than 10 years of teaching/classroom experience, I have observed and learned what it takes to be a successful student. Study skills are of vital importance in academic achievement. I have trained my students during the semester in study skills. In general, we begin with proper materials and organizers; we analyze the need for study skills and clarify our objectives; we schedule personal study goals on our calendars, map a strategy and get rewards when goals are met. I usually made this a homeroom exercise with a few more details and a semester's commitment.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BS in Chemistry and am state certified with my CBEST Exam. I have taught in several school districts, including Los Angeles Unified Schools for more than 10 years. Additionally, I have tutoring experience with the programs "No Child Left Behind" and "Beyond the Bell", for more than 5 years. This includes all aspects of reading and math K-8. Phonics, spelling, comprehension and writing skills are just a few of the areas I covered with specialized tutorial plans for elementary and middle school students.
GED,

GED

I have assisted many students with the GED and HiSet Exams in a local Adult School Program and as a private tutor with library referrals. We have used online GED/HiSet materials and standardized review books from major publishers. The students that are successful have a disciplined study schedule and focus intently on each subject area. Comprehending the recommended study materials and working lots of practice problems usually yields a passing score, if the exam is taken immediately after preparation. I also fill in "foundational knowledge gaps" so that the material can be understood. Depending on a student's background and the length of time without academics, GED preparation may take more time. When this is the case, diagnostic assessments are used for placement and the course of study is more than a review of concepts. However, I have observed that most serious and determined students can be successful with assistance.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 10 years of teaching/classroom experience, I have observed and learned what it takes to be a successful student. Study skills are of vital importance in academic achievement. I have trained my students during the semester in study skills. In general, we begin with proper materials and organizers; we analyze the need for study skills and clarify our objectives; we schedule personal study goals on our calendars, map a strategy and get rewards when goals are met. I usually made this a homeroom exercise with a few more details and a semester's commitment.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I successfully completed my CBEST certification and have tutored other candidates for the exam. The math section presents challenges, but I have helped others pass this part of the exam. With a consistent study schedule and great review materials, most teachers can achieve a passing score.
GED,

GED

I have assisted many students with the GED and HiSet Exams in a local Adult School Program and as a private tutor with library referrals. We have used online GED/HiSet materials and standardized review books from major publishers. The students that are successful have a disciplined study schedule and focus intently on each subject area. Comprehending the recommended study materials and working lots of practice problems usually yields a passing score, if the exam is taken immediately after preparation. I also fill in "foundational knowledge gaps" so that the material can be understood. Depending on a student's background and the length of time without academics, GED preparation may take more time. When this is the case, diagnostic assessments are used for placement and the course of study is more than a review of concepts. However, I have observed that most serious and determined students can be successful with assistance.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, SAT Math, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


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