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Angie S.

Experienced Teacher: ESL, Learning Disabilities, Reading, and More

Experienced Teacher: ESL, Learning Disabilities, Reading, and More

$60/hour

  • 423 hours tutoring

  • San Jose, CA 95112

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About Angie


Bio

I have 20 years of teaching experience. I taught math and science in middle school, as well as ESL to adults. For the past nine years, I have home schooled my children, and helped develop curriculum and small classes in the homeschool community. I am also a scout leader and active with the Maker community. I have a master's degree in education and have earned a teaching credential in physics and a multiple subject teaching credential for lower grade levels. I also have a bachelor's degree in ...

I have 20 years of teaching experience. I taught math and science in middle school, as well as ESL to adults. For the past nine years, I have home schooled my children, and helped develop curriculum and small classes in the homeschool community. I am also a scout leader and active with the Maker community. I have a master's degree in education and have earned a teaching credential in physics and a multiple subject teaching credential for lower grade levels. I also have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, so I have a strong math and science background. I am currently teaching an adult ESL class and tutoring several students in subjects ranging from reading to math to help with learning disabilities.

Both of my home schooled children have dyslexia, so I am familiar with helping children with learning differences use their strengths to succeed. I believe that all people have strengths and weaknesses, and I would be delighted to help any student find ways to learn that work for him or her. I am patient and able to help students stay focused on the task at hand. I am also good at breaking down overwhelming learning tasks into bite-sized chunks which helps students learn at a pace that is challenging but doable. Having taught my own kids as a home school teacher, I am aware of lots of different approaches to learning and I am used to building a custom learning plan in all subjects.

All sessions take place in my home on a residential block in downtown San Jose, because there I have all my resources within reach. I'm often changing my tutoring session plans as I go, based on the always changing needs of students, so it's helpful to have lots of materials handy.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you have success in your studies!


Education

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Civil Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of San Jose, CA 95112
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/12/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Needlework

Needlework

I have been knitting and crocheting for nine years, and have made many different kinds of projects using a wide variety of techniques. I am also experienced with hand sewing, machine sewing, and embroidery. I also know how to hand dye yarn. I have taught both of my children all of these skills and have taught many others as well.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL to adult classes at MetroEd and East Side Adult Education for three years until my children were born. I am a patient teacher who can break down learning tasks for my students to create a learning pace that's doable and challenging.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I've tutored several students in English language arts/literacy and math (the subjects covered by the common core) and helped them succeed in classes that used a common core curriculum. I've spent time reading the standards and understand what is expected of students. Because I have a masters degree in education and a teaching credential, and have taught in classroom settings, I understand the role of standards and how they affect the students' experience in the classroom.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's degree in Education and have earned a multiple subject teaching credential. I have home schooled both of my children starting in kindergarten and continuing on beyond 6th grade. I have also taught groups of home schooled children in various subjects at various times. I have taught seventh grade math and science.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have worked with several students on elementary math. Often students who are "behind" just need extra time and practice in order to understand the concepts. I also see a lot of success by trying different ways of explaining concepts until I find one that makes sense for the student. In third grade and beyond, many students have trouble with multiplication facts (a foundational skill used in most later math concepts) and I have an approach to teaching those that has helped many struggling students.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I've worked with 100+ home schooled kids in a variety of subjects in one-on-one and small group settings during my 11 years as a home school parent and two years as a tutor. I'm familiar with a variety of curriculum and philosophies, especially unschooling and Charlotte Mason, which I used with my own kids. I understand that home schooling families that are looking for a tutor will often have different scheduling needs and different learning goals and parents will often need different kinds of support compared to typical schooled families.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have worked with two young students as they learned to read, using phonics and other methods as needed. While working with these students I have been informally mentored by a Lindamood Bell trained teacher. I have used a variety of methods and lots of different materials, so I can adapt to the needs of the individual student. While phonics is foundational to reading, some students need to use other methods in addition to phonics in order to have success with reading. I have earned a multiple subject teaching credential, which qualified me to teach reading, as well as other subjects, at the elementary level in California.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the last nine years I have worked with two students, overseeing their work in all subjects, helping them schedule their study time, and helping them break down overwhelming tasks into smaller ones. As a trained teacher with a Master of Education degree, I have a broad understanding of how to help children learn. My approach is to help students with as much structure as they need, with the goal that, over time, they will gradually be able to structure their studies themselves.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL to adult classes at MetroEd and East Side Adult Education for three years until my children were born. I am a patient teacher who can break down learning tasks for my students to create a learning pace that's doable and challenging.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken advanced math courses as part of my degree in Civil Engineering. I taught math at the middle school level. I understand that math can be difficult for many people. My goal is to break concepts down into bite-sized chunks so that students can experience small successes and get beyond the frustration.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's degree in Education and have earned a multiple subject teaching credential. I have home schooled both of my children starting in kindergarten and continuing on beyond 6th grade. I have also taught groups of home schooled children in various subjects at various times. I have taught seventh grade math and science.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL to adult classes at MetroEd and East Side Adult Education for three years until my children were born. I am a patient teacher who can break down learning tasks for my students to create a learning pace that's doable and challenging.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the last nine years I have worked with two students, overseeing their work in all subjects, helping them schedule their study time, and helping them break down overwhelming tasks into smaller ones. As a trained teacher with a Master of Education degree, I have a broad understanding of how to help children learn. My approach is to help students with as much structure as they need, with the goal that, over time, they will gradually be able to structure their studies themselves.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL to adult classes at MetroEd and East Side Adult Education for three years until my children were born. I am a patient teacher who can break down learning tasks for my students to create a learning pace that's doable and challenging.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken advanced math courses as part of my degree in Civil Engineering. I taught math at the middle school level. I understand that math can be difficult for many people. My goal is to break concepts down into bite-sized chunks so that students can experience small successes and get beyond the frustration.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken advanced math courses as part of my degree in Civil Engineering. I taught math at the middle school level. I understand that math can be difficult for many people. My goal is to break concepts down into bite-sized chunks so that students can experience small successes and get beyond the frustration.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's degree in Education and have earned a multiple subject teaching credential. I have home schooled both of my children starting in kindergarten and continuing on beyond 6th grade. I have also taught groups of home schooled children in various subjects at various times. I have taught seventh grade math and science.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL to adult classes at MetroEd and East Side Adult Education for three years until my children were born. I am a patient teacher who can break down learning tasks for my students to create a learning pace that's doable and challenging.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the last nine years I have worked with two students, overseeing their work in all subjects, helping them schedule their study time, and helping them break down overwhelming tasks into smaller ones. As a trained teacher with a Master of Education degree, I have a broad understanding of how to help children learn. My approach is to help students with as much structure as they need, with the goal that, over time, they will gradually be able to structure their studies themselves.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL to adult classes at MetroEd and East Side Adult Education for three years until my children were born. I am a patient teacher who can break down learning tasks for my students to create a learning pace that's doable and challenging.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For the last nine years I have worked with two students, overseeing their work in all subjects, helping them schedule their study time, and helping them break down overwhelming tasks into smaller ones. As a trained teacher with a Master of Education degree, I have a broad understanding of how to help children learn. My approach is to help students with as much structure as they need, with the goal that, over time, they will gradually be able to structure their studies themselves.

Science

Physical Science

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I earned certification in the Phono-Graphix method of teaching people with dyslexia how to read. I've helped many readers with dyslexia improve their reading skills, helping them become more successful in school and other endeavors. I use the Phono-Graphix method along with some Lindamood-Bell materials and others that I've found successful.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have worked with two young students as they learned to read, using phonics and other methods as needed. While working with these students I have been informally mentored by a Lindamood Bell trained teacher. I have used a variety of methods and lots of different materials, so I can adapt to the needs of the individual student. While phonics is foundational to reading, some students need to use other methods in addition to phonics in order to have success with reading. I have earned a multiple subject teaching credential, which qualified me to teach reading, as well as other subjects, at the elementary level in California.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For the last nine years I have worked with two students, overseeing their work in all subjects, helping them schedule their study time, and helping them break down overwhelming tasks into smaller ones. As a trained teacher with a Master of Education degree, I have a broad understanding of how to help children learn. My approach is to help students with as much structure as they need, with the goal that, over time, they will gradually be able to structure their studies themselves.

Sports/Recreation

Needlework,

Needlework

I have been knitting and crocheting for nine years, and have made many different kinds of projects using a wide variety of techniques. I am also experienced with hand sewing, machine sewing, and embroidery. I also know how to hand dye yarn. I have taught both of my children all of these skills and have taught many others as well.
Sewing

Sewing

I've been sewing for myself for several years, now focusing mostly on clothing for myself. I have also worked with several young students to help them design and sew dresses for themselves. I have mostly taught myself to sew, using internet tutorials. The best way to learn to sew is to start sewing.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken advanced math courses as part of my degree in Civil Engineering. I taught math at the middle school level. I understand that math can be difficult for many people. My goal is to break concepts down into bite-sized chunks so that students can experience small successes and get beyond the frustration.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's degree in Education and have earned a multiple subject teaching credential. I have home schooled both of my children starting in kindergarten and continuing on beyond 6th grade. I have also taught groups of home schooled children in various subjects at various times. I have taught seventh grade math and science.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL to adult classes at MetroEd and East Side Adult Education for three years until my children were born. I am a patient teacher who can break down learning tasks for my students to create a learning pace that's doable and challenging.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For the last nine years I have worked with two students, overseeing their work in all subjects, helping them schedule their study time, and helping them break down overwhelming tasks into smaller ones. As a trained teacher with a Master of Education degree, I have a broad understanding of how to help children learn. My approach is to help students with as much structure as they need, with the goal that, over time, they will gradually be able to structure their studies themselves.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

The test covers content that teachers would teach in elementary classrooms. I am qualified to teach that content because I have a multiple subject teaching credential and because I have taught my own children all subjects as a home school parent/teacher. I have taken and passed the CBEST myself.
Common Core,

Common Core

I've tutored several students in English language arts/literacy and math (the subjects covered by the common core) and helped them succeed in classes that used a common core curriculum. I've spent time reading the standards and understand what is expected of students. Because I have a masters degree in education and a teaching credential, and have taught in classroom settings, I understand the role of standards and how they affect the students' experience in the classroom.
ASVAB

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (124 ratings)
5 star
(117)
4 star
(5)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Patient

Angie taught me a lot different things to get ready for the match section of the cbest . She is very patient and good at explaining things . She taught me a lot methods and some tricks that help me remember things . If I could I would have her help me with all sections of the cbest . Thats how good she is.

Danielle, 15 lessons with Angie

Excellent Tutor!

Angie has established a great relationship with my son. He continues to have a positive attitude with working on his math practice.

Sally, 114 lessons with Angie

Just Awesome

Angie is patient and flexible and my son, who really struggles with reading (possible dyslexia) loves reading with her. He has improved almost 2 grade levels this year. I'd give 6 stars if I could.

Eric, 46 lessons with Angie

Adorable and patient tutor

Our daughter learned the first English words with Angie. She is very creative and our daughter had a lot of fun in learning with her. We recommend.

Helder, 4 lessons with Angie

Definitely recommend!

My 4 year old has had 6 lessons with Angie now working mainly on phonics and a little bit on numbers to prepare her for an assessment test for Kindergarten. Considering all the information Angie has to cram into my daughter's head in such a short period of time, she has been doing wonderful. She's been patient and understanding, constantly switching up the activities to keep my daughter focused and interested in learning.

Angel, 8 lessons with Angie

Highly Recommend!

Angie has been a pleasure to work with. She is very patient and understanding while helping me to grasp concepts in English grammar, punctuation, and basic writing skills. She has sought out extra material for me to use in addition to using my assigned class textbook. I highly recommend her.

Jason, 7 lessons with Angie

Great results for short period of really intensive English studies!

We have been in the San Jose area for a little over of 2 months from Eastern Europe with 2 kids – 11 and 10 years old. Kids were studying English for some time before but had trouble speaking and had read only 2 small books before. We were really lucky to have Angie as a tutor for our kids for this period of intensive language training since we achieved tremendous results for such a short period. Both kids started to speak and are not afraid to communicate with adults and kids and both started to read English books on daily basis (40+ books in total for the period). Angie did a really great job in training the kids in reading, writing and speaking. I only hope that we were able to stay in the area longer to have more lessons. We are really happy from the results achieved and hope this will be the foundation for further English study for our kids! Highly recommend Angie as a tutor!

Yura, 25 lessons with Angie

Great Tutor!

Thank you Angie S. for tutoring me in math. I was unable to comprehend the simplest terms and you helped give me a glimmer of hope. I hope to come back soon and pick up where we left off. I would highly recommend your services to anyone having problems in math. Thanks!!

Linda, 1 lesson with Angie

Fantastic Tutor!

Angie is a fantastic tutor! She cares about the success of her students. Our son has been studying for the ASVAB test and needed some extra help. Angie and I had a great conversation about my son and his needs, and ultimately a plan was formed. My son has grown confidence in his skills and I rarely see him without his study books. He has become a studious young man with a new "can-do" attitude! We are so thankful to Angie for listening to our son's needs, taking them seriously, and caring about our son's success. Thank you, Angie!

Ronni, 7 lessons with Angie

$60/hour

Angie S.

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