CBEST/CSET, GIS, FINANCE, SCIENCE, ESSAYS...Oh My!
CBEST/CSET, GIS, FINANCE, SCIENCE, ESSAYS...Oh My!
Hello! I am a freelance science and history writer, and have been tutoring real estate finance and real estate appraisal, science, math (prealgebra, algebra, basic math) , English and writing. Full time tutor and part time instructor, in 2018 I passed the CBEST and CSET Science instructor tests in California. My published books and articles cover a wide variety of science, history and technical product review topics. As a retired commercial industrial real estate appraiser with over 15 years...
Hello! I am a freelance science and history writer, and have been tutoring real estate finance and real estate appraisal, science, math (prealgebra, algebra, basic math) , English and writing. Full time tutor and part time instructor, in 2018 I passed the CBEST and CSET Science instructor tests in California. My published books and articles cover a wide variety of science, history and technical product review topics. As a retired commercial industrial real estate appraiser with over 15 years experience, I am competent handling real estate, finance, proforma development schedules and economic problems. I have a B.S. in Agriculture Economics (UC Davis, CA) and Geographic Information Systems certificate (SDSU, CA).
I tutor these subjects:
ACT Reading & Writing
ACT Algebra & PreAlgebra
ASVAB testing material
Biology and General Botany
CBEST and CSET Science
SAT Reading Writing
College Essays and Personal Statements
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Real Estate Appraisal and Finance
Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
Whether it's writing essays, word problems, calculations or using GIS software and tools, I engage my tutorial students to tackle problems (in a fun way). And I help decipher complicated problems to grasp difficult concepts. Students complete assignments feeling successful.
Do I know everything about a specific subject? No, but that's the challenge! Am I good at finding answers? Yes.
Let's work together toward your academic and career goals.
Lisa has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 19 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Great service!!!...Lisa is very knowledgeable and patient with me
Lisa helped me to understand my homework and the directions for my project; also to do my financial calculations...Lisa is very knowledgeable and I appreciate all her assistance.Sharon, 6 lessons with LisaTutor responded:
Hi Sharon, Thank you! for this review. The corporate finance case studies and homework assignments have been challenging and interesting. And good work on the assignments. Looking forward to our next lesson, Lisa H.
Helpful for test taking strategies
Lisa was able to help provide me with some resources and better test taking strategies for the CSET. I have ordered some of the things she suggested and I think they will be helpful.Casey, 1 lesson with LisaTutor responded:
Hi Casey, Very glad my suggestions and resource recommendations were helpful. It can be difficult to find the right material, and from my personal experience, I can narrow down the choices to excellent resources. Good luck in teaching !
Very Knowledgeable and patient tutor
She taught me step by step how to do Arc GIS Pro patiently and accurately! She spends time prior to the lesson reviewing any documents you send her prior to the tutor session which is a real plus!Kashane, 3 lessons with LisaTutor responded:
Hi Kashane, Thank you very much for this review. ArcGIS Pro has it's unique features, and I'm glad the extra review helped with your success. Good luck in GIS and look forward to future lessons. It's a powerful tool.
A HUGE help
I am a graduate student at USC studying my Masters in Teaching, and I sought Lisa's help for passing the CBEST and the CSET Science. Before I go on, I will say clearly that if you are struggling to pass these exams, LISA IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE. Not only are these HIGHLY challenging tests (especially the CSET Science) but I have always been a terrible test taker. Lisa had me covered on both the subject matter, as well as important test taking strategies, and ways to reduce anxiety to answer questions.. A HUGE help were the strategies for answering constructive response questions in a manner in which made it a streamlined process. In addition to her expertise in the subject, Lisa's compassion for each of her students provides for a personalized tutoring experience, and all the elements to succeed. Most of us have teachers throughout our schooling who have stood out in our minds, and Lisa is no exception. If you are fortunate enough to work with her, she will not only guarantee to help you succeed, but her lessons and strategies will stand out in your mind to carry through in future challenges. As an aspiring teacher, I will apply her test-taking methods and constructive response strategies into my own teaching, and know that they will help my future students succeed. I have taken the CSET Science multiple times, and have only passed because of Lisa's help. The exam is continuing to become more and more challenging; do yourself a favor and work with Lisa to give yourself the best chance to pass!Shangita, 3 lessons with LisaTutor responded:
Hi, Shangita, You continued to pursue your goals and dreams, so really the success is in your endeavors. I helped provide direction and strategy. You are most welcome, and thank you for not getting discouraged. I look forward to hearing about your teaching career. Know it will be great and students will look to you for great teaching. All the best, Lisa H.
Helpful hints tutor
Lisa did a great job teaching me the different strategies to use during test taking. A lot of the session was spent going over format and tools you can use to get more points on the written part of the exam.Lindsay , 1 lesson with LisaTutor responded:
Thank you Lindsay for your supportive review. Glad that all the strategic pointers brought you success. And I wish you the best in your teaching career! Take care, Lisa H.
Reliable and so helpful!
Thanks to Lisa, I was able to better prepare for the CBEST and CSET math portions. Lots of pointers, great recommendations. She is definitely going to be the only tutor I go to from now on!Cynthia, 2 lessons with LisaTutor responded:
Hi, Cynthia, Great to hear all my extra pointers, suggestions and resources helped. And that our tutoring sessions were beneficial - that's my job! Look forward to future sessions and take care, Lisa H.
Knowledgeable tutor who really helps you step by step.
I had a tutoring session about CSET subtest 1. She started out by giving helpful tips on how to do good on the test. Our next session will really go into depth about subject matter and any questions I have. I am looking forward for another session! Lisa is a great tutor!Alina, 3 lessons with LisaTutor responded:
Thank you Alina, and I wish all the best in completing all your teaching requirements! Lisa H.
Very helpful with GIS
Really helpful in ensuring that I was following steps correctly, answering my questions, and giving tips along the way. She gave additional resources that might also help answer my questions and create GIS maps.Lindsey, 4 lessons with LisaTutor responded:
Hi, Lindsey, Awesome that I was able to answer questions and give beneficial suggestions. And you were spot on using some of the different GIS tools and steps, so kudos to you. GIS is a changing field, so always an interesting challenge. Good luck in your future career path! Lisa H.
Licensed real estate appraisals
Lisa makes it very easy and sends to you lessons to study off of and is probably one of the few tutors in this area of study. She helps you with your questions and where to find more help in your area.Colin, 1 lesson with LisaTutor responded:
Hi, Colin, I am very happy that I helped you with different real estate appraisal and finance questions. Real estate appraising is a hands-on, learn-in-the-field career, and I am glad my expertise was of benefit. Look forward to helping you again and take care, Lisa H.
Great CBEST Reading tutor
How to study effectively. How to go through the questions. The key words to look for. Other studying materials that are useful and helpful and that are FREE - library resources.Manan, 1 lesson with LisaTutor responded:
Hi Manan, Very glad I was able to help you identify how to study the CBEST reading questions and where to find resources. Good luck on your test. With the extra resources you will be well prepared. Take care, Lisa H.
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