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Ms. D. S.

San Jose, CA

$60/hour

Teacher Muse (grades 2-9); math, writing, ELA, core, and more...

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
4.9 average from 70 ratings
Unbelievably patient!
— Elise, San Jose, CA on 9/22/15

$60/Hour


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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.

CA multiple subject credentialed and experienced Teacher Muse for tutoring support (grades 2 through 9). My BA and teaching credential are from UCLA. My multiple subject (elementary) credential includes supplementary subject authorizations (through 9th grade) in mathematics (including Geometry) and English.

The makings of a mused middle school math teacher... My teaching background began with middle school core (Language Arts and World History). Then, 6th and 7th grade combination classes (self-contained with all subjects). My personal interests in math, science fiction/ fantasy, astronomy, and archery, were able to be incorporated with subject lessons into a connected multi-discipline program with historical context and author field-trip visits. With my English authorization, I became versed in essay writing (now the 4 main essay types; story/narrative, descriptive, informative/expository, and persuasive).

With my math authorization, I began my career as a creative middle school math Teacher Muse of Prealgebra (occasionally with sections of Integrated-1, Geometry, and Algebra 1). This also meant involvement with math challenges, contests, and standards, but I still had time for a Harry Potter Club with Gym Quidditch, and of course always my students.

In 2014, I further extended my Teacher Muse repertoire as a WyzAnt tutor, a 4th grade summer school math enrichment teacher, and a substitute teacher (grades 2-8).

In working with students of different ages, it is an asset to have the subject content articulation understanding of where/how thematic topics continue. My most popular tutor subject has been Math/Prealgebra from all levels of exploration. Mathematics is the science of patterns and a language. I have also assisted students prepare for math placement tests and transition to various math programs at different schools.

A perspective of muse/fun can sometimes open different learning pathways on the journey to get things done. So, whether it be math sense, writing/vocabulary, organization skills, homework/exam prep., and/or 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

Thank you for reading my profile and this opportunity to introduce myself for your WyzAnt tutoring consideration. I look forward to hearing from you; let the learning begin.
CA multiple subject credentialed and experienced Teacher Muse for tutoring support (grades 2 through 9). My BA and teaching credential are from UCLA. My multiple subject (elementary) credential includes supplementary subject authorizations (through 9th grade) in mathematics (including Geometry) and English.

The makings of a mused middle
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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 10 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
Science:
Elementary Science, Psychology, Sociology
English:
English, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Homeschool, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Algebra 1

I am CA credentialed and certificated. I have experience teaching Algebra 1.

Common Core

CA Multiple Subject credentialed with supplementary subject authorizations in both mathematics and English (through 9th grade).

I have knowledgeable and familiarity with various math Common Core program flavors and have taught middle school math. I am also experienced with more traditional math programs and can provide students with various math support concerns/goals such as assist them transition to other school math programs or prepare for tests.

My English/language arts Common Core standards experience includes writing, reading, and vocabulary.

Elementary (K-6th)

CA Professional Clear Multiple Subject (elementary) Teaching Credential and NCLB "highly qualified" certificated. My elementary teaching and tutoring experience has been with students grades 2-6. Ms. D's Teacher Muse elementary subject specialties are math and English/ELA (building foundation, motivation, and self--confidence, along the way).

Elementary Math

I am a CA Multiple Subject credentialed teacher with a supplementary authorization in mathematics. I am NCLB highly qualified, in both elementary education and math. Elementary math, through Prealgebra, is my tutor/coach specialty.

Geometry

I am CA credentialed with certified mathematics subject authorization through Geometry. I have experience teaching and tutoring both Geometry and Integrated-1 (Algebra-1 & Geometry hybrid).

Prealgebra

CA teaching credential with mathematics authorization, NCLB "highly qualified". Extensive Pre-Algebra middle school and elementary teaching experience. This includes various textbook/program knowledge with supplementary materials and pre-tests available. Ms. D's. Teacher Muse specialty is tutoring/coaching students with Pre-Algebra.

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.

Writing

I am CA multiple subject credentialed with a subject authorization in English/ELA (through grade 9), that includes writing. My English/ELA teaching experience has been with grades 2-9 including 6th and 7th grade core.

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 10 miles of San Jose, CA 95124.