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Cora O.

Santa Rosa, CA

$40/hour

Effective English Tutor and Writing Consultant specializing in Reading

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Willamette University
English

Education

Willamette University (English)

About Cora

I believe every student has the potential and the capacity to be a great student with a little patience, optimism and diligence.

That's where I come in!

I have always been passionate about individualized education and student success, and my tutoring/teaching experience reflects this commitment.

My experiences and skill sets:

I am Willamette University Cum Laude graduate with a B.A in English and high honors including a 4.0 GPA, an honors thesis, and am a member of three Honors societies (Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega and Alpha Lambda Delta).

I currently work as Sonoma State University's Tutorial Program Coordinator where I recruit, hire and train approximately 40 peer tutors. My past experience includes working as an Adult Education Assistant with the Salem-Keizer Family Literacy Program and as a Willamette University Writing Consultant. This past summer I was recognized by the California Legislature for my work as an 8th-grade teaching fellow with the Breakthrough Collaborative.

My tutoring methods:

In my tutoring practices, I employ Stanford Psychology Professor Carol Dweck's "growth mindset model" which praises students' for their effort, tenacity and progress rather than their perceived intellect. This educational ideology has been proven to reap great rewards. For instance, students with a growth mindset welcome educational challenges and this passion to continually push their intellect is reflected in their grades.

I also believe in a gradual release of responsibility. This means that my lesson plans are tailored to guide your student to independence resulting in personal confidence and comprehension of the material.

I recognize that parents and guardians want the best for their children, so I offer a reduced price consultation ($20). I am flexible with my time but there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. However, I am happy to offer makeup tutoring sessions.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you gain confidence in your studies!
I believe every student has the potential and the capacity to be a great student with a little patience, optimism and diligence.

That's where I come in!

I have always been passionate about individualized education and student success, and my tutoring/teaching experience reflects this commitment.

My experiences
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Santa Rosa, CA 95401
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability
Science:
Anthropology, Biology
Art:
Ballroom Dancing, Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, STAAR
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Speech
History:
American History, Anthropology, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing

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.

Willamette University
English

Education

Willamette University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cora will travel within 20 miles of Santa Rosa, CA 95401.