Over 20 tutoring hours

Jorrie M.

San Pedro, CA

$60/hr

Licensed PhD in Psychology & National Board Certified Teacher

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Background check passed as of 9/30/12
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
9 Ratings
 
 
21hrs Response Time

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Viterbi School of Engineering USC
Chemical Engineering
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Master's
Fielding Graduate University (PhD)
PhD

Education

Viterbi School of Engineering USC (Chemical Engineering)

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (Master's)

Fielding Graduate University (PhD) (PhD)

About Jorrie

I am a psychologist working at a State Psychiatric hospital. My qualifications include National Board Certified Teacher Exceptional Needs Specialist, Cal State Adjunct Faculty Special Education, Master Teacher, District Intern Teacher Instructor, Administrator and Teacher for 22 years K-12. I have a PhD in clinical psychology, a degree in chemical engineering, a master's degree in psychology, a master's degree in clinical psychology, and a master's degree in special education. I am experienced in assessments and CAHSEE algebra preparation. I am also a fluent Spanish speaker. My fees therefore reflect the depth and quality of tutoring I can provide you. Success in your endeavors depends 70% on your own current learning, skills, and motivation to succeed. I can provide the needed 30% for you to succeed. You may ask will tutoring help me pass the test? Most definitely yes. But, there is no guarantee as I cannot sit for the exam in your place. We all have to do our part for your success. As a team focused on your success, we can only succeed in achieving your academic objective. Why not drop me a line to see what we can do together? I am a psychologist working at a State Psychiatric hospital. My qualifications include National Board Certified Teacher Exceptional Needs Specialist, Cal State Adjunct Faculty Special Education, Master Teacher, District Intern Teacher Instructor, Administrator and Teacher for 22 years K-12. I have… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Travel outside my 15 mile radius will necessitate going to a higher hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Pedro, CA 90731
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics,
Special Needs
Test Preparation:
CBEST
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary grade mathematics for 22 years for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Additionally, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, so mathematics is easy for me!

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a Second language for 18 years for students K to 12th grade in a major Southern California school district. I have a Bilingual Certificate of Competence in Spanish from the State if California which is earned through examination both in written and verbal assessments in both English and Spanish. I prefer to use as much immersion and total physical response as possible to emphasize grammar and vocabulary.

Grammar

Grammar is essential to accurate and precise communication. It also clues persons in to your level of education and the quality of image you present to the general public, perhaps moreso than the clothing covering your body. Improper grammar may be an obstacle to advancement in employment and school achievement. If you wish to present the optimal aspects of your learning and prospects, why not give me a chance to help you with grammar use?

Phonics

Elementary phonics for reading grades K-3. I taught phonemic awareness both in English and Spanish. I emphasized the basic rules that associate letter to sound. I give exercises in sounding graphemes and morphemes and exercises in combining them to form words. I teach exceptions to the general rules of phonics.I can do task error analysis to pinpoint where students have trouble with word decoding and how to understand reading problems as an aphasia or dyslexia.

Prealgebra

Concepts and skills acquired in prealgebra are vital and a gateway to taking on courses including algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, accounting, and economics successfully. Hence, in tutoring prealgebra, I concentrate on a limited set of concepts and skills and not rushing to cover everything in the textbook until the student has mastered these. Please read my qualifications and drop me a line if you think I can be of service to you.

Psychology

I have extensive experience in clinical psychology. I have a PhD in clinical psychology and two master's degrees in psychology. If you need academic tutoring or some help with your dissertation, I can be of service to you. Please drop me a line with your particulars.

Reading

More than 22 years as an educator, I have taught general and special education elementary school students. I am bilingual and very patient. Please remember that reading involves many skills though interconnected, they are not the same. As such, when ordering my tutorial services, understand that each skill requires specific tasks and practice. For example, if I teach your child to decode do not automatically expect reading comprehension to go up as a result (it may). That is because both require different approaches and skills acquisition. If I can be of service to your reading needs, please drop me a line. I have an extensive special education background and know how to gauge expectations and make sensible achievable reading goals.

Special Needs

I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Special Education, kindergarten to adult, certified in 2002. I taught special education for grades kindergarten to third grade for 8 years for the Los Angeles Unified School District. I also taught district intern teachers how to teach special education students as a district intern instructor for 2 years.

Study Skills

I taught study skills for 8 years as an adjunct faculty member at CSUDH for graduate students in special education. During that time, I taught test taking skills, study preparation for tests, and note taking.

Writing

I am an experienced writer with three master's degrees and a defended dissertation to my credit. I was an educator for thirty years and have a substantial store of writing experience. Writing is a very useful skill that will open many doors now and in the future for your student (choice of college or university, obtaining employment). The key is helping the student organize his/her ideas and setting them down in a format that commands the reader's interest, is persuasive and logical, and flows. If I can be of service, please drop me a line.

Viterbi School of Engineering USC
Chemical Engineering
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Master's
Fielding Graduate University (PhD)
PhD

Education

Viterbi School of Engineering USC (Chemical Engineering)

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (Master's)

Fielding Graduate University (PhD) (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel outside my 15 mile radius will necessitate going to a higher hourly rate.

Travel policy

Jorrie will travel within 15 miles of San Pedro, CA 90731.

Background Check Status for Jorrie M.

Jorrie M. passed a background check on 9/30/12. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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