Highly-Trained Study Skills Teacher
Highly-Trained Study Skills Teacher
Rebecca, 25 lessons with Sandy
I am more than a tutor. I am a teacher. What does that mean? That means that I use highly regarded, research-based instructional programs that I have been thoroughly trained to use for all of the academic subjects I teach. And since each student has different learning styles and needs, it means that I know how to customize these programs to fit the level and need of each student. I use professional assessments to determine each student’s current level of academic achievement, so I can target and fill in any gaps in the foundational skills in each subject.
I have been a literacy teacher since 2008, and since 2009, credentialed to teach all of the subjects in social science at the secondary level. These include US and world history, government, geography, and economics. My MA is from Antioch University and my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University is in education. I am currently completing my Librarian Services Credential and have worked as a Teacher Librarian for both the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Until its closure in 2013, I also worked as a literacy teacher at The Kelter Center in Los Angeles where I was trained to use state-of-the art, research-based methods for teaching all aspects of literacy – decoding (phonics), spelling, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar and writing - and study skills. I have also worked for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, using their critically acclaimed instructional programs for teaching basic reading skills.
I enjoy teaching one-to-one, because I like young people and learning about them, their interests and their ways of learning and finding the best way for them to master a particular skill. In a 6-week intensive program, my students typically advance by at least one-grade level in their reading and writing scores. I have recommendations from many satisfied parents and students.
Sandy has been extremely competent in her approach to teaching reading to my son. I chose her in particular for her approach to teaching based on a specific deficit area and a particular program which she said she had experience with. She has proven to be as knowledgeable as she claimed and my son is making progress. She is always accessible and her personality is a nice balance between friendliness and professional focus. We are encouraged that eventually reading will not be so difficult for my son. I also like the progress reports which help measure what's working. I would recommend Sandy as a tutor to anyone of any age.Rebecca, 25 lessons with Sandy
Excellent executive functioning skills tutor
Sandy is extremely knowledgeable and able to identify the executive functioning challenges of my high school student. She designed a program to develop and identify routine processes and follow up-exercises related to the planning and completion and timely submission of assignments. She is thorough in her weekly follow ups and planning for future sessions. Highly recommend.Sonya, 13 lessons with Sandy
Excellent Tutor That Conects With Students
Sandy is an excellent tutor. My son has never looked forward to working with any prior tutors more than Sandy. Sandy connects with her students and makes the tutorial session interesting. Hence Sandy's ability to raise the student's interest in the material makes her a very good and effective teacher. I highly recommend Sandy to anyone looking to improve their study and organization skills.Jerome, 4 lessons with Sandy
Its a Pleasure to work with Sandy!
We are very happy with the assistance we receive from Sandy. She is very knowledgeable, kind and patient. My son very much enjoys working with her. She provides a great lesson and takes the time to prepare before she comes here. She also is very flexible in her approach to meet the needs of different kinds of students.Adam, 4 lessons with Sandy
Through and Thoughtful and Results Minded
Sandy has been working with my high school age son on regular basis. What is great about Sandy is that she has kept his particular learning style in mind. She has provided learning strategies and aids that get at my son's individual needs and strengths. Sandy has created a positive learning environment for my son and as a result we have had some real breakthrough's in his learning. My son is doing very well on the work they are doing together. She has been thorough and thoughtful in keeping me up to date and informed. Thank you Sandy! You get a five star recommendation!Laurene , 27 lessons with Sandy
You will reach your goal
First of all she is very honest and trustful. I explained what I wanted which was highly skillful for writing in 3rd grade level and preparing 4th grade writing at a highly gifted level. We have been living in USA for a few years. She is very helpful and clear. We set the goal at a high level and she is excellent at teaching my son!!!!Edward, 12 lessons with Sandy
Sandy is a very patient and knowledgeable tutor. She has helped me understand much about the computer that I needed. Other tutors I have used would ask me what I wanted to learn and sometimes I had no clue. She will start with teaching me something and then expand on it so I learn what I didn't even know I wanted to learn. Excellent tutor.Linda, 8 lessons with Sandy
Prior to meeting Sandy, she took the time to ask about my learning style. Her enthusiasm for getting as much information as possible in order to help me was impressive. Her patience put me at ease. She taught me in a way that I could understand. I feel hopeful for the first time!Christine, 7 lessons with Sandy
She is very patient and nice. She explains the grammar very clearly, and it is useful information for my English level.Yakai, 2 lessons with Sandy
Sandy G. is a very patient and kind tutor! She helped me with the pre-writing process for my paper. She provided handouts and helped me form my thesis statement. Sandy was a pleasure to work with!Diane, 1 lesson with Sandy