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Cathy L.

A Passion for Teaching

A Passion for Teaching

$40/hour

  • Hillcrest San Diego, CA 92103

About Cathy


Bio

I left teaching many years ago to go into the business world. I found it exciting, and fulfilling but am now circling back to my first chosen profession. I have a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. I can now bring my life experiences, as a former business executive, citizen, parent and educator.

My teaching career was varied. In my career:
I taught inner city primary grades.
I taught ESL to foreign high school students
I taught reading to...

I left teaching many years ago to go into the business world. I found it exciting, and fulfilling but am now circling back to my first chosen profession. I have a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. I can now bring my life experiences, as a former business executive, citizen, parent and educator.

My teaching career was varied. In my career:
I taught inner city primary grades.
I taught ESL to foreign high school students
I taught reading to Hispanic/ Yaqui tribe students in high school
I taught reading to “at risk” youth in Phoenix inner city.
I was an “RSP” teacher grades 1-6
I was a curriculum specialist/ writer for 5 rural school districts for special education tracks from gifted students to Trainable Mentally Handicapped students.

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students.

In my business career, I owned a direct marketing company for 14 years and have extensive experience in direct marketing (list acquisition, printing, mailing, and telemarketing, e-marketing). Since the closure of my business, I was Director of Sponsorship for San Diego Pride, the Largest Single Day Event in San Diego, and I worked for Clear Channel selling radio advertising for their 7 San Diego radio stations with special emphasis on the two AM talk stations. I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising, copy writing and managing a staff.

I feel that am an excellent tutor because:
* I have a lifetime elementary certificate and a mild learning handicapped certificate
* I am organized and have good time management skills
* I have an excellent work ethic
* I have life and parenting experience
* I was trained by the top people in special education


Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
sociology
University of Oregon, Dept. of Education
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92103
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Cathy hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. I have also taught bi lingual students in high school. Tempe Union High School District Marcos de Niza High School o Reading specialist for a block of Tri lingual students ( English, Spanish Yaqui) o These were the students directly involved with Supreme Court Case to provide adequate education for all students and to observe due process when placement to special education is indicated (Guadalupe vs. Tempe Elementary School District -1972, 1978) o Taught basic ESL, speaking, reading and writing skills o Test scores rose and dropout rate was reduced

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I left teaching many years ago to go into the business world. I found it exciting, and fulfilling but am now circling back to my first chosen profession. I have a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. I can now bring my life experiences, as a former business executive, citizen, parent and educator. My teaching career was varied. In my career: I taught inner city primary grades. I taught ESL to foreign high school students I taught reading to Hispanic/ Yaqui tribe students in high school I taught reading to “at risk” youth in Phoenix inner city. I was an “RSP” teacher grades 1-6 I was a curriculum specialist/ writer for 5 rural school districts for special education tracks from gifted students to Trainable Mentally Handicapped students. Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. In my business career, I owned a direct marketing company for 14 years and have extensive experience in direct marketing (list acquisition, printing, mailing, and telemarketing, e-marketing). Since the closure of my business, I was Director of Sponsorship for San Diego Pride, the Largest Single Day Event in San Diego, and I worked for Clear Channel selling radio advertising for their 7 San Diego radio stations with special emphasis on the two AM talk stations. I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising, copy writing and managing a staff. I feel that am an excellent candidate because: * I have a lifetime elementary certificate and a mild learning handicapped certificate * I am organized and have good time management skills * I have an excellent work ethic * I have life and parenting experience * I was trained by the top people in special education
Phonics,

Phonics

Certifications: Learning Handicapped Specialist/ mild modera #403396te- California #403396 Standard Elementary Teaching Credential- California #374590 I taught elementary school for 7 years, using phonics as a basis for first readers. Also, as a special education teacher/reading specialist, I have used phonics in all of my course work. Mesa Public Schools Lindbergh Elementary School o Taught Learning Disabilities/Emotionally handicapped half day class grades 4-6 o Utilized Hewett Model for modifying and teaching academic and social behaviors o Used direct instruction for reading o Individualized instruction for math and language arts o Involved with observation and testing of children for possible placement into special education
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am currently teaching study skills to remedial reading students and we are looking at how to read effectively, how to outline, how to take notes for college level students. I was also a study skills tutor while in graduate school.
Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. I have also taught bi lingual students in high school. Tempe Union High School District Marcos de Niza High School o Reading specialist for a block of Tri lingual students ( English, Spanish Yaqui) o These were the students directly involved with Supreme Court Case to provide adequate education for all students and to observe due process when placement to special education is indicated (Guadalupe vs. Tempe Elementary School District -1972, 1978) o Taught basic ESL, speaking, reading and writing skills o Test scores rose and dropout rate was reduced
English, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I left teaching many years ago to go into the business world. I found it exciting, and fulfilling but am now circling back to my first chosen profession. I have a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. I can now bring my life experiences, as a former business executive, citizen, parent and educator. My teaching career was varied. In my career: I taught inner city primary grades. I taught ESL to foreign high school students I taught reading to Hispanic/ Yaqui tribe students in high school I taught reading to “at risk” youth in Phoenix inner city. I was an “RSP” teacher grades 1-6 I was a curriculum specialist/ writer for 5 rural school districts for special education tracks from gifted students to Trainable Mentally Handicapped students. Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. In my business career, I owned a direct marketing company for 14 years and have extensive experience in direct marketing (list acquisition, printing, mailing, and telemarketing, e-marketing). Since the closure of my business, I was Director of Sponsorship for San Diego Pride, the Largest Single Day Event in San Diego, and I worked for Clear Channel selling radio advertising for their 7 San Diego radio stations with special emphasis on the two AM talk stations. I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising, copy writing and managing a staff. I feel that am an excellent candidate because: * I have a lifetime elementary certificate and a mild learning handicapped certificate * I am organized and have good time management skills * I have an excellent work ethic * I have life and parenting experience * I was trained by the top people in special education
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. I have also taught bi lingual students in high school. Tempe Union High School District Marcos de Niza High School o Reading specialist for a block of Tri lingual students ( English, Spanish Yaqui) o These were the students directly involved with Supreme Court Case to provide adequate education for all students and to observe due process when placement to special education is indicated (Guadalupe vs. Tempe Elementary School District -1972, 1978) o Taught basic ESL, speaking, reading and writing skills o Test scores rose and dropout rate was reduced
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am currently teaching study skills to remedial reading students and we are looking at how to read effectively, how to outline, how to take notes for college level students. I was also a study skills tutor while in graduate school.
English, Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. I have also taught bi lingual students in high school. Tempe Union High School District Marcos de Niza High School o Reading specialist for a block of Tri lingual students ( English, Spanish Yaqui) o These were the students directly involved with Supreme Court Case to provide adequate education for all students and to observe due process when placement to special education is indicated (Guadalupe vs. Tempe Elementary School District -1972, 1978) o Taught basic ESL, speaking, reading and writing skills o Test scores rose and dropout rate was reduced

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I left teaching many years ago to go into the business world. I found it exciting, and fulfilling but am now circling back to my first chosen profession. I have a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. I can now bring my life experiences, as a former business executive, citizen, parent and educator. My teaching career was varied. In my career: I taught inner city primary grades. I taught ESL to foreign high school students I taught reading to Hispanic/ Yaqui tribe students in high school I taught reading to “at risk” youth in Phoenix inner city. I was an “RSP” teacher grades 1-6 I was a curriculum specialist/ writer for 5 rural school districts for special education tracks from gifted students to Trainable Mentally Handicapped students. Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. In my business career, I owned a direct marketing company for 14 years and have extensive experience in direct marketing (list acquisition, printing, mailing, and telemarketing, e-marketing). Since the closure of my business, I was Director of Sponsorship for San Diego Pride, the Largest Single Day Event in San Diego, and I worked for Clear Channel selling radio advertising for their 7 San Diego radio stations with special emphasis on the two AM talk stations. I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising, copy writing and managing a staff. I feel that am an excellent candidate because: * I have a lifetime elementary certificate and a mild learning handicapped certificate * I am organized and have good time management skills * I have an excellent work ethic * I have life and parenting experience * I was trained by the top people in special education
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. I have also taught bi lingual students in high school. Tempe Union High School District Marcos de Niza High School o Reading specialist for a block of Tri lingual students ( English, Spanish Yaqui) o These were the students directly involved with Supreme Court Case to provide adequate education for all students and to observe due process when placement to special education is indicated (Guadalupe vs. Tempe Elementary School District -1972, 1978) o Taught basic ESL, speaking, reading and writing skills o Test scores rose and dropout rate was reduced
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am currently teaching study skills to remedial reading students and we are looking at how to read effectively, how to outline, how to take notes for college level students. I was also a study skills tutor while in graduate school.
English, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. I have also taught bi lingual students in high school. Tempe Union High School District Marcos de Niza High School o Reading specialist for a block of Tri lingual students ( English, Spanish Yaqui) o These were the students directly involved with Supreme Court Case to provide adequate education for all students and to observe due process when placement to special education is indicated (Guadalupe vs. Tempe Elementary School District -1972, 1978) o Taught basic ESL, speaking, reading and writing skills o Test scores rose and dropout rate was reduced
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am currently teaching study skills to remedial reading students and we are looking at how to read effectively, how to outline, how to take notes for college level students. I was also a study skills tutor while in graduate school.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

Certifications: Learning Handicapped Specialist/ mild modera #403396te- California #403396 Standard Elementary Teaching Credential- California #374590 I taught elementary school for 7 years, using phonics as a basis for first readers. Also, as a special education teacher/reading specialist, I have used phonics in all of my course work. Mesa Public Schools Lindbergh Elementary School o Taught Learning Disabilities/Emotionally handicapped half day class grades 4-6 o Utilized Hewett Model for modifying and teaching academic and social behaviors o Used direct instruction for reading o Individualized instruction for math and language arts o Involved with observation and testing of children for possible placement into special education
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am currently teaching study skills to remedial reading students and we are looking at how to read effectively, how to outline, how to take notes for college level students. I was also a study skills tutor while in graduate school.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I left teaching many years ago to go into the business world. I found it exciting, and fulfilling but am now circling back to my first chosen profession. I have a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. I can now bring my life experiences, as a former business executive, citizen, parent and educator. My teaching career was varied. In my career: I taught inner city primary grades. I taught ESL to foreign high school students I taught reading to Hispanic/ Yaqui tribe students in high school I taught reading to “at risk” youth in Phoenix inner city. I was an “RSP” teacher grades 1-6 I was a curriculum specialist/ writer for 5 rural school districts for special education tracks from gifted students to Trainable Mentally Handicapped students. Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. In my business career, I owned a direct marketing company for 14 years and have extensive experience in direct marketing (list acquisition, printing, mailing, and telemarketing, e-marketing). Since the closure of my business, I was Director of Sponsorship for San Diego Pride, the Largest Single Day Event in San Diego, and I worked for Clear Channel selling radio advertising for their 7 San Diego radio stations with special emphasis on the two AM talk stations. I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising, copy writing and managing a staff. I feel that am an excellent candidate because: * I have a lifetime elementary certificate and a mild learning handicapped certificate * I am organized and have good time management skills * I have an excellent work ethic * I have life and parenting experience * I was trained by the top people in special education
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of just one class in remedial reading at Southwestern College in Chula Vista CA. About half of my students are non native English speakers, so ESL is a large part of my curriculum. I incorporate reading, writing, speaking into the course using technology to help drive my teaching elements. I have received high scores in my performance from both teachers and my students. I have also taught bi lingual students in high school. Tempe Union High School District Marcos de Niza High School o Reading specialist for a block of Tri lingual students ( English, Spanish Yaqui) o These were the students directly involved with Supreme Court Case to provide adequate education for all students and to observe due process when placement to special education is indicated (Guadalupe vs. Tempe Elementary School District -1972, 1978) o Taught basic ESL, speaking, reading and writing skills o Test scores rose and dropout rate was reduced
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am currently teaching study skills to remedial reading students and we are looking at how to read effectively, how to outline, how to take notes for college level students. I was also a study skills tutor while in graduate school.
Reading

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Cathy L.

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