Over 100 tutoring hours

Ms. D. S.

San Jose, CA

$60/hour

Teacher Muse; math*, ELA/reading, SS core, and more...

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 39 ratings
Unbelievably patient!
— Elise, San Jose, CA on 9/22/15

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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Individual Field
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate Coursework
JFK University, California
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Individual Field)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Graduate Coursework)

JFK University, California (Graduate Coursework)

About Ms. D.

Hello and welcome!

As a CA multiple subject credentialed and experienced middle school math teacher, I tutor grades 3-8 in math* and a variety of other subjects. My BA and Multiple Subject teaching credential are from UCLA. My credential includes supplementary subject authorizations in mathematics and English.

Currently, I tutor through WyzAnt and substitute teach (grades 2-8) for Union, Moreland, Campbell, and Cambrian, school districts. I appreciate working with different grade levels, and it is an asset to have the subject content articulation understanding of where/how thematic topics continue (especially helpful with various Common Core programs). In 2014, I further extended my teacher muse repertoire as a WyzAnt tutor and as a 4th grade summer school math enrichment teacher.

My favorite subject to teach and tutor is Math/Pre-Algebra from all levels of exploration. Mathematics is the science of patterns, and it is a language. A perspective of muse/fun can sometimes open different pathways on the journey to get things done. The various Common Core programs often expect prior math knowledge along with the program's learning methodology that can sometimes leave disconnects/gaps and frustrated students. I also have assisted students prepare for math placement tests and transition to various math programs at different schools.

Whether it be organization skills, homework/exam prep., subject empowerment/confidence/advancement, ...I invite you to consider a teacher muse for a tutor guide to transform the journey into a positive adventure onward.

"Learning begins with wonder." ~Socrates

I am grateful for this WyzAnt opportunity to introduce myself for your tutoring consideration. I look forward to hearing from you; let the learning begin.
Hello and welcome!

As a CA multiple subject credentialed and experienced middle school math teacher, I tutor grades 3-8 in math* and a variety of other subjects. My BA and Multiple Subject teaching credential are from UCLA. My credential includes supplementary subject authorizations in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group and sibling discounts Often materials/workbooks/texts and testing provided

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95124
In-person lessons

"Unbelievably patient!"

- Elise, San Jose, CA on 9/22/15

"Great Tutor"

- Nancy, San Jose, CA on 3/17/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
English:
English, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
World History
Special Needs:
Aspergers
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Aspergers

I have worked with about 7 different students who were designated as aspergers and/or on the spectrum in recent years. In general, these students tend to do well to very well in math because it's structured. It's not social cue dependent or choice confusing.

I don't have special ed. or autism certification, but I do have teaching experience specifically with aspergers designated students in my middle school math classes.

Common Core

Multiple Subject credential (elementary) with supplementary subject authorizations (through 9th grade) in mathematics and English.

My forte is math and that includes the mathematics Common Core and the various programs implementing the Common Core in CA at the elementary and middle school levels, as well as other traditional programs and texts used. I can provide students with CC math program support and also assist them prepare for and transition to other school math programs.

I am familiar with the English/language arts Common Core standards and focus with writing and reading

Elementary (K-6th)

Professional Clear Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential. NCLB compliant "highly qualified". Note: most of my elementary teaching and tutoring experience has been with grades 3-6.

Elementary Math

CA credential with supplementary mathematics authorization; NCLB compliant ("highly qualified") current. Multi-elementary grade levels 2-6, math muse teaching and tutoring experience. A Ms. D., math muse teacher/tutoring, specialty.

Prealgebra

CA credential with supplementary mathematics authorization; NCLB compliant ("highly qualified") current. I have extensive Pre-Algebra middle school teaching experience, knowledge of various textbooks/programs, and established Pre-Algebra as a tutoring math muse specialty.

Study Skills

I have a CA CTC Multiple Subject Professional Clear Teaching Credential. I've taught mostly in the middle school/junior high school environment. The study smarter skills conundrum that is part of the middle grades, 5th through 9th grade piece can be resolved.

I am familiar with the pitfalls of long term due dates, I have experience working with students to record assignments, and I have witnessed many times what does and doesn't work for tweens.

I also have single subject authorizations in the areas of Language Arts (reading & writing)/English and math to help students extract information and problem solve.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Individual Field
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate Coursework
JFK University, California
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Individual Field)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Graduate Coursework)

JFK University, California (Graduate Coursework)

Unbelievably patient! — Mrs. D has really helped both of my kids, and has been extremely patient with them as they've struggled with challenging math concepts. ...

— Elise, San Jose, CA on 9/22/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group and sibling discounts Often materials/workbooks/texts and testing provided

Travel policy

Ms. D. will travel within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95124.