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Donna B.

San Diego, CA

$40/hour

Math Tutor & College Counselor

Background check passed as of 8/15/14
4.7 average from 3 ratings
She is great...
— Tiffany, San Diego, CA on 11/15/16

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California State University San Luis Obispo
Social Science
California State University San Luis Obispo
Other

Education

California State University San Luis Obispo (Social Science)

California State University San Luis Obispo (Other)

About Donna

I have been teaching and tutoring students for many years. My background is in History and Math. I also have a Certificate in College Counseling. I enjoy helping students understand history, English and primarily Math. In math I help students to connect their previous knowledge with the lessons they are currently doing. I work on reducing their math anxiety by showing them that the rules they learned in elementary school apply to higher level math. I also try to associate their math problems with things that they are familiar with.

In history I help them to see how history is relevant to problems in the world today. I help them connect old and ancient lands with today’s geography so they can understand the cultures of the regions. Together we delve into the socio-political history of a region and how it has an effect on the socio-political issues of today.

In English, I help them to construct good sentences and paragraphs. I teach students how to research a paper, cite the works used, and write a very good term paper.

As a college counselor, I assist students in preparing for college tests, finding a good college for their needs, and applying for colleges. I have helped students be admitted to University of Southern California, University of Michigan, San Diego State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and other colleges.

I have tutored students for the SAT, ACT, GED, and the CAHSPE. My experience with standardized tests is that there is a technique for scoring well as well as knowledge of content. Students need to learn how to take the test in order to raise their score. I show them techniques for taking the test as well as refreshing them on test content.
I have been teaching and tutoring students for many years. My background is in History and Math. I also have a Certificate in College Counseling. I enjoy Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92122
Background Check: Passed

"She is great..."

- Tiffany, San Diego, CA on 11/15/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GED,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I have a certificate in College Counseling so I know what the colleges are expecting from the ACT scores. I've been guiding students on the ACT for many years and all of my students have increased their scores. I assist with the math, English and science portions.

Algebra 2

I've successfully tutored Algebra 2 and college algebra. I even developed a class for students with special needs.

College Counseling

I have a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA Extension. I have successfully assisted students with their college applications, essay and financial aid. My students have been accepted at University of Southern CA, University of San Diego, Pt Loma University, San Diego State University and University of Michigan, just to name a few. I've been college advising for 10+ years.

GED

I've tutored the GED for many years. I feel comfortable in this subject matter.

Geometry

I really enjoy teaching Geometry because it is highly visual and hands on. Geometry is about shapes and their properties. If you like playing with objects, or like drawing, then you’ll enjoy Geometry. There are 2 types of Geometry: Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry. Plane Geometry is about flat shapes like lines, circles and triangles. Solid Geometry is about three dimensional objects like cubes, prisms, cylinders and spheres.

Prealgebra

The objective of Pre-Algebra is to prepare the student for high school algebra. Subjects within Pre-Algebra include:

- Review of natural numbers
- Introducing the concept of integers, fractions, decimals, and signed numbers
- Factorization
- Algebra properties
- Roots and powers
- Evaluation of expressions
- Basic equations
- Understanding variables
- Some Geometry concepts
- Some graphing

California State University San Luis Obispo
Social Science
California State University San Luis Obispo
Other

Education

California State University San Luis Obispo (Social Science)

California State University San Luis Obispo (Other)

She is great... — My son said that Donna was very patient and he asked for another session with her. Thank you for being so quick to respond and for your help! ...

— Tiffany, San Diego, CA on 11/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donna will travel within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92122.