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Vincent Z.

Sacramento, CA

$45/hour

English Reading and Writing...basic & advanced

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/20/16
5.0 average from 109 ratings
Very good with my reluctant daughter
— Cynthia, Sacramento, CA on 11/8/16

$45/Hour


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Syracuse University
english
California State University Sonoma
Master's

Education

Syracuse University (english)

California State University Sonoma (Master's)

About Vincent

I am a graduate of Syracuse University where I majored in English Literature and Composition and minored in Journalism. I received a Master's Degree in English from California State University, Sonoma. I have taught English reading and writing at college and junior college levels for 8 years and hold a Lifetime Credential. Through the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance I tutored at the junior high and high school levels for 6 years with an emphasis on English as a Second Language. For two years I tutored through the Sonoma County Library Literacy Program and worked one-on-one with students needing help related to their specific employment.

I have developed lesson plans that will help students develop skills for writing clearly and descriptively and will give them a method for critically thinking about subject matter. I have often helped students develop their English communication skills by focusing on the personal interests or the career objectives they have.


At the college level, I motivated students to appreciate and understand literature on a personal level and to communicate clearly their observations and ideas. On a high school level, I helped students pass the testing required for graduation and to complete their senior projects. My strength is to relate to the student's individual background and interests and from that develop a plan that will be not only instructive but also engaging to the student.


My conviction from my teaching and tutoring experience is that the best learning crucible is one in which the student can relate to the lesson. I spend a significant amount of time outside the one-to-one tutoring adapting lesson plan from the student interests whether they be music, texting, socializing, television programming, comics, sports etc. I do this with the understanding that the student will ultimately have to face the scrutiny of teachers and employers.

My practical life experience has enabled me to relate to others and enter their world. As a writer for newspapers and magazines I learned how to interview people and understand their unique qualities. As a business owner and manager of sales staffs I was able to motivate individuals according to their specific goals and help them develop their abilities to the maximum potential. These practical experiences not only make for an engaging give-and-take with students but give me a practical knowledge that will not only inspire their imagination but will also make them aware of the competition or requirements they face in the academic and commercial worlds.
I am a graduate of Syracuse University where I majored in English Literature and Composition and minored in Journalism. I received a Master's Degree in English from California State University, Sonoma. I have taught English reading and writing at college and junior college levels for 8 years and hold a Lifetime Credential. Through the Sonoma Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Sacramento, CA 95826
Background Check: Passed

"Very good with my reluctant daughter"

- Cynthia, Sacramento, CA on 11/8/16

"Great tutor"

- Steaffani, El Dorado Hills, CA on 3/30/16

"He works hard at benefiting his students."

- Oanh, Sacramento, CA on 9/25/15

"Very patient and excellent tutor"

- Janine, Elk Grove, CA on 4/18/15

"Great tutor."

- Sam, Sacramento, CA on 2/12/15
Art:
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing, Painting
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently working with a 5th grade WyzAnt student as tutor and his attention, reading, and writing are improving. I tutored for 5 years through the Mentor Alliance in Sonoma, and was a parent assistant in the grammar school classes of two of my own children. Most of my reading, writing and organizing skills can be transferred to grammar school students. I studied Transformational Grammar as an undergraduate which is helpful in teaching young students how to write sentences. As a graduate student in linguistic classes I studied the works of Piaget and Vygotsky which included the study of how children learn and use language. My background in grammar, vocabulary, and composition would be useful for young students to help them organize and articulate their own thoughts.

Public Speaking

I have been a member of Toastmasters International for 3 full years. I have completed 25 prepared speeches and many more impromptu speeches. At many of the meetings I have been the MC and have been responsible for the conduct of members, procedure of the meetings and promptness of the beginning and ending of the meetings. I have worked with non-profit CEO's helping them writing and deliver their speeches. Along with this, I have given eulogies at memorial services and keynote speeches at weddings, anniversary and birthday speeches. My career as a teacher for 8 years gave me the opportunity to speech or groups of people on many different occasions with many different topics. Specifically, last year I consulted with a colleague at work with the procedure and keynote speeches for a wedding. I helped the person select the various parts of the public presentation, helped him write those parts and his keynote speech and aided him with the appropriate presentation and delivery. I have spoken to the Rotary, Santa Rosa Breakfast Club, and to various cultural organizations regarding the history and culture of the region.

Syracuse University
english
California State University Sonoma
Master's

Education

Syracuse University (english)

California State University Sonoma (Master's)

Very good with my reluctant daughter

My daughter is making progress in her language arts assignments. She is doing well with Vincent's patient and encouraging tutoring.

— Cynthia, Sacramento, CA on 11/8/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vincent will travel within 10 miles of Sacramento, CA 95826.