Over 600 tutoring hours

Ami S.

San Jose, CA

$45/hr

Patient Reading and ESL Tutor

In-person lessons
Replies in 8 hours
Background check passed as of 11/9/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
224 Ratings
 
 
8hrs Response Time
Fantastic!
— Kendra, Palo Alto, CA on 8/10/14

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Eastern Michigan University
Children's Literatur

Education

Eastern Michigan University (Children's Literatur)

About Ami

I was fortunate enough to have several amazing teachers, and that has led to my interest in teaching and helping people succeed. I have my B.A in Children's Literature and more than eight years of tutoring experience. I have also worked as a teacher's aide/paraprofessional in a public school for six years.

I specialize in tutoring ESL (for adults and youth), English, Reading, Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Literature (ages 4-12), Spelling, Writing (ages 4 to 9), Vocabulary, Grammar, Handwriting (including Cursive), and grades K-2 math. I want kids to know that learning can be fun, so I often teach using educational games, some of which I create myself. To increase motivation I often incorporate student's interests (whether it's baseball, basketball, dance, or comics, etc) into their reading and writing lesson topics.
I was fortunate enough to have several amazing teachers, and that has led to my interest in teaching and helping people succeed. I have my B.A in Children's Literature and more than eight years of tutoring experience. I have also worked as a teacher's aide/paraprofessional in a public Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Please provide 36 hours notice for cancelled/skipped lessons to avoid the penalty (which is the full lesson amount). Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about this.

Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of San Jose, CA 95116
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Fantastic!"

- Kendra, Palo Alto, CA on 8/10/14

"Great Tutor"

- Irene, Palo Alto, CA on 12/5/14

"I love tutoring with her"

- SK, Los Altos, CA on 9/17/14

"Great with kids!"

- YURI, Mountain View, CA on 8/13/14

"Good Tutor"

- Bhaskararao, Fremont, CA on 8/10/14

"A rare gem!"

- Anne, San Jose, CA on 5/24/14

"Great session"

- Carolyn, Mountain View, CA on 4/17/14

"Great Tutor"

- Nick, Mountain View, CA on 2/17/14

"Excellent tutoring in ESL"

- TAKU, Los Altos, CA on 2/10/14

"Great tutor with lots of patience and creativity."

- Manish, Fremont, CA on 11/11/13

" Great Tutor"

- Kari, Mountain View, CA on 10/29/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am an experienced tutor with a B.A. in Children's Literature. I have worked as an aide in a public school for six years. I also have experience teaching writing classes (at an enrichment program) to second and third graders. I have helped students in grades K-6 for more than eight years. (For math my main areas of expertise are K-2, and multiplication).

Phonics

I have spent six years working as a paraprofessional in a public school, and three of those years were in a kindergarten classroom. Phonics is a major part of the kindergarten curriculum, and I have also gained experience using phonics (sounding out, and blending) when tutoring young kids, and helping them learn how to read, increase their reading fluency, and write.

Eastern Michigan University
Children's Literatur

Education

Eastern Michigan University (Children's Literatur)

Fantastic! — Ami has been tutoring my 7 year old son most of the summer and is fantastic. She is patient and kind. She is helping him with a multitude of subjects such as reading, math, writing, counting money, and telling time. My son is improving in all areas. I sought out tutoring just for the summer, to make sure he didn't lose what he learned over the school year. It has been so good for him I have deci ...

— Kendra, Palo Alto, CA on 8/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Please provide 36 hours notice for cancelled/skipped lessons to avoid the penalty (which is the full lesson amount). Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about this.

Travel policy

Ami will travel within 14 miles of San Jose, CA 95116.

Background Check Status for Ami S.

Ami S. passed a background check on 11/9/13. The check was ordered by Ami through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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