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Leanne S.

Credentialed Teacher Skilled in K-6 Ed., English, & Computer Apps.

Credentialed Teacher Skilled in K-6 Ed., English, & Computer Apps.

$75/hour

  • 227 hours tutoring

  • Simi Valley, CA 93063

About Leanne


Bio

Hi! I am an experienced and credentialed teacher in the state of California, with a background in computer information systems. In 2012, I published four books, which I am very excited about!

For many years I worked in the insurance industry, before pursuing my teaching credential.

My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. As a master's graduate, I know that hard work and dedication to learning can pay off. As a Title 1 teacher, and Corporate Trainer, I have had the...

Hi! I am an experienced and credentialed teacher in the state of California, with a background in computer information systems. In 2012, I published four books, which I am very excited about!

For many years I worked in the insurance industry, before pursuing my teaching credential.

My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. As a master's graduate, I know that hard work and dedication to learning can pay off. As a Title 1 teacher, and Corporate Trainer, I have had the pleasure of helping over a thousand students - aged 5 to 76 - realize their own potential and see their grades, test scores, and career growth improve. This is truly the best job I have ever had!

I specialize in tutoring English for success in school and on the ACT, CAHSEE, and college entrance exams.
I look forward to working with you or your child and helping you succeed in school and/or work.


Education

California Lutheran University
Computer Information Systems
California Lutheran University
Masters
Concordia University (Portland, OR)
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  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: **Rate doubles on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93063
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/21/2014

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

My experience with the suite of Microsoft Office programs ranges from personal to academic to professional business use. The programs I know best are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I have a working knowledge of Microsoft Publisher from a course taken at Pierce College. Using the skills I learned in that course, I spent several years creating the monthly newsletters for local elementary schools, including one I created using practice articles written by my students for our classroom newspaper. I also used my Publisher skills to create brochures and pamphlets for school projects and for several home-based businesses. I have taught several college-age students how to use this program, and incorporate it into their profession or classroom presentations.
Tax Accounting,

Tax Accounting

I have taken several tax preparation courses in college. I have been successfully doing the annual Federal and State tax returns for several people since 1989. I have done all of the city, state, and federal taxes for several small businesses since 1997, including the LLC tax, quarterly taxes and payroll taxes required. I have a solid knowledge of the current tax laws both Federally and in the State of California.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

My experience with the suite of Microsoft Office programs ranges from personal to academic to professional business use. The programs I know best are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I have a working knowledge of Microsoft Publisher from a course taken at Pierce College. Using the skills I learned in that course, I spent several years creating the monthly newsletters for local elementary schools, including one I created using practice articles written by my students for our classroom newspaper. I also used my Publisher skills to create brochures and pamphlets for school projects and for several home-based businesses. I have taught several college-age students how to use this program, and incorporate it into their profession or classroom presentations.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Microsoft Windows since it was first made available to the public in 1985; therefore, I have used and am very familiar with every edition of the program. I have taught many people how to use MS Windows throughout the years, and most of them have caught on very quickly.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

My experience with the suite of Microsoft Office programs ranges from personal to academic to professional business use. The programs I know best are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I have a working knowledge of Microsoft Publisher from a course taken at Pierce College. Using the skills I learned in that course, I spent several years creating the monthly newsletters for local elementary schools, including one I created using practice articles written by my students for our classroom newspaper. I also used my Publisher skills to create brochures and pamphlets for school projects and for several home-based businesses. I have taught several college-age students how to use this program, and incorporate it into their profession or classroom presentations.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Throughout college and beyond, I have written and edited hundreds of papers and manuscripts! I am also currently editing my master's thesis for publication, and working on a book about the concept of grace. My published works include local articles, newsletter publications, and books.
Tax Accounting,

Tax Accounting

I have taken several tax preparation courses in college. I have been successfully doing the annual Federal and State tax returns for several people since 1989. I have done all of the city, state, and federal taxes for several small businesses since 1997, including the LLC tax, quarterly taxes and payroll taxes required. I have a solid knowledge of the current tax laws both Federally and in the State of California.
Grammar, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in the State of California. I also have a Secondary Teaching Credential in Computer Applications. I have been teaching since 2005. My Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes me to teach General Subjects as follows: This credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained class and, as a self-contained classroom teacher, to team teach or to regroup students across classrooms, in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults. In addition, this credential authorizes the holder to teach core classes consisting of two or more subjects to the same group of students in grades five through eight, and to teach any of the core subjects he or she is teaching to a single group of students in the same grade level as the core for less than fifty percent of his or her work day. My supplemental subject credential authorizes me to teach Computer Concepts and Applications as follows: This credential authorizes the holder to teach single-subject-matter (departmentalized) courses within the field of the supplementary authorization listed in grades nine and below.
Phonics,

Phonics

The parochial school I attended as a child put a heavy emphasis on phonics, which gave me a strong foundation in the use of phonics for sounding out words, and teaching others to do the same. When my autistic son had a problem with reading when he was in early elementary school, I formulated a game which was focused solely on the use of phonics to help him learn to read independently. My time as a Title 1 teacher was spent teaching phonics approximately 50% of the time, to help students with learning disabilities or language barriers.
Reading,

Reading

During my time as a Title 1 Teacher with Simi Valley Unified School District, I worked specifically with students who were struggling with Reading and Comprehension. This may have been due to learning disabilities or the fact that a student was a non-English speaker. As a Title 1 Teacher, I used research-based methods to help me reach all students at varying levels. For most of my students, this helped them improve their reading and comprehension, which they were able to carry over into other subjects and improve their grades overall.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked specifically with students who were struggling with Reading and Comprehension (this included helping them with the different spellings of words in the English language).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Part of my university education included a course in study skills, in which I received a "A". While in college, I applied what I learned in my Study Skills class to developing my own study skills, and saw my grades improve dramatically (i.e., from a "C" average, to a 4.0 GPA). I have taught study skills to hundreds of students in my career as a credentialed teacher, and the students who followed my study organization plans all improved academically as long as they continued to follow the plan. I have helped people from grades K-12, college, and people taking continuing education courses learn how best to organize their study time and improve their study skills (including people with learning disabilities).
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

My experience with students who have learning disabilities extends as far back as my childhood. My older brother had severe ADHD, and my oldest son has mild ADHD and is autistic. As a Title 1 Teacher for Simi Valley Unified School District, some of the students I worked with in small groups had issues with focus and attention. I implemented research-based methods to help these students learn to focus in spurts, while allowing brief moments of inattention so they could release their pent-up energy. Most of my students told me that the way I taught them helped them in their regular classroom.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Throughout college and beyond, I have written and edited hundreds of papers and manuscripts! I am also currently editing my master's thesis for publication, and working on a book about the concept of grace. My published works include local articles, newsletter publications, and books.
Reading,

Reading

During my time as a Title 1 Teacher with Simi Valley Unified School District, I worked specifically with students who were struggling with Reading and Comprehension. This may have been due to learning disabilities or the fact that a student was a non-English speaker. As a Title 1 Teacher, I used research-based methods to help me reach all students at varying levels. For most of my students, this helped them improve their reading and comprehension, which they were able to carry over into other subjects and improve their grades overall.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked specifically with students who were struggling with Reading and Comprehension (this included helping them with the different spellings of words in the English language).
Writing,

Writing

Throughout college and beyond, I have written and edited hundreds of papers and manuscripts! I also am currently editing my Master's thesis for publication, and working on a book about the concept of grace. My published works include local articles and newsletter publications.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

Like everyone else, I have taken social studies/history classes since elementary school. In college I discovered a love for the subject of social studies, because I had a teacher who was very passionate about it and made it exciting to learn about. I attended several lectures on social studies independently once I had met the social studies requirement for my bachelor's degree, because it was something I was still very interested in. While pursuing my teaching credential, I was hired as a long-term substitute for a social studies teacher at Simi Valley High School. I am proud to say that 95% of the students in that class raised their grade by at least one grade (i.e., from a D to a C, or a B to an A) during the time I was teaching that class. Knowing that many students find history to be boring, I make a concerted effort to make it interesting and relevant to the current state of the world, so they might see the importance of studying social studies.
Geography

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in the State of California. I also have a Secondary Teaching Credential in Computer Applications. I have been teaching since 2005. My Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes me to teach General Subjects as follows: This credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained class and, as a self-contained classroom teacher, to team teach or to regroup students across classrooms, in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults. In addition, this credential authorizes the holder to teach core classes consisting of two or more subjects to the same group of students in grades five through eight, and to teach any of the core subjects he or she is teaching to a single group of students in the same grade level as the core for less than fifty percent of his or her work day. My supplemental subject credential authorizes me to teach Computer Concepts and Applications as follows: This credential authorizes the holder to teach single-subject-matter (departmentalized) courses within the field of the supplementary authorization listed in grades nine and below.
English,

English

My experience with students who have learning disabilities extends as far back as my childhood. My older brother had severe ADHD, and my oldest son has mild ADHD and is autistic. As a Title 1 Teacher for Simi Valley Unified School District, some of the students I worked with in small groups had issues with focus and attention. I implemented research-based methods to help these students learn to focus in spurts, while allowing brief moments of inattention so they could release their pent-up energy. Most of my students told me that the way I taught them helped them in their regular classroom.
Reading,

Reading

During my time as a Title 1 Teacher with Simi Valley Unified School District, I worked specifically with students who were struggling with Reading and Comprehension. This may have been due to learning disabilities or the fact that a student was a non-English speaker. As a Title 1 Teacher, I used research-based methods to help me reach all students at varying levels. For most of my students, this helped them improve their reading and comprehension, which they were able to carry over into other subjects and improve their grades overall.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked specifically with students who were struggling with Reading and Comprehension (this included helping them with the different spellings of words in the English language).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Part of my university education included a course in study skills, in which I received a "A". While in college, I applied what I learned in my Study Skills class to developing my own study skills, and saw my grades improve dramatically (i.e., from a "C" average, to a 4.0 GPA). I have taught study skills to hundreds of students in my career as a credentialed teacher, and the students who followed my study organization plans all improved academically as long as they continued to follow the plan. I have helped people from grades K-12, college, and people taking continuing education courses learn how best to organize their study time and improve their study skills (including people with learning disabilities).
Writing,

Writing

Throughout college and beyond, I have written and edited hundreds of papers and manuscripts! I also am currently editing my Master's thesis for publication, and working on a book about the concept of grace. My published works include local articles and newsletter publications.
SAT Reading

Math

Tax Accounting

Tax Accounting

I have taken several tax preparation courses in college. I have been successfully doing the annual Federal and State tax returns for several people since 1989. I have done all of the city, state, and federal taxes for several small businesses since 1997, including the LLC tax, quarterly taxes and payroll taxes required. I have a solid knowledge of the current tax laws both Federally and in the State of California.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in the State of California. I also have a Secondary Teaching Credential in Computer Applications. I have been teaching since 2005. My Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes me to teach General Subjects as follows: This credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained class and, as a self-contained classroom teacher, to team teach or to regroup students across classrooms, in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults. In addition, this credential authorizes the holder to teach core classes consisting of two or more subjects to the same group of students in grades five through eight, and to teach any of the core subjects he or she is teaching to a single group of students in the same grade level as the core for less than fifty percent of his or her work day. My supplemental subject credential authorizes me to teach Computer Concepts and Applications as follows: This credential authorizes the holder to teach single-subject-matter (departmentalized) courses within the field of the supplementary authorization listed in grades nine and below.
English,

English

My experience with students who have learning disabilities extends as far back as my childhood. My older brother had severe ADHD, and my oldest son has mild ADHD and is autistic. As a Title 1 Teacher for Simi Valley Unified School District, some of the students I worked with in small groups had issues with focus and attention. I implemented research-based methods to help these students learn to focus in spurts, while allowing brief moments of inattention so they could release their pent-up energy. Most of my students told me that the way I taught them helped them in their regular classroom.
Reading,

Reading

During my time as a Title 1 Teacher with Simi Valley Unified School District, I worked specifically with students who were struggling with Reading and Comprehension. This may have been due to learning disabilities or the fact that a student was a non-English speaker. As a Title 1 Teacher, I used research-based methods to help me reach all students at varying levels. For most of my students, this helped them improve their reading and comprehension, which they were able to carry over into other subjects and improve their grades overall.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Part of my university education included a course in study skills, in which I received a "A". While in college, I applied what I learned in my Study Skills class to developing my own study skills, and saw my grades improve dramatically (i.e., from a "C" average, to a 4.0 GPA). I have taught study skills to hundreds of students in my career as a credentialed teacher, and the students who followed my study organization plans all improved academically as long as they continued to follow the plan. I have helped people from grades K-12, college, and people taking continuing education courses learn how best to organize their study time and improve their study skills (including people with learning disabilities).
Writing

Writing

Throughout college and beyond, I have written and edited hundreds of papers and manuscripts! I also am currently editing my Master's thesis for publication, and working on a book about the concept of grace. My published works include local articles and newsletter publications.

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Part of my university education included a course in study skills, in which I received a "A". While in college, I applied what I learned in my Study Skills class to developing my own study skills, and saw my grades improve dramatically (i.e., from a "C" average, to a 4.0 GPA). I have taught study skills to hundreds of students in my career as a credentialed teacher, and the students who followed my study organization plans all improved academically as long as they continued to follow the plan. I have helped people from grades K-12, college, and people taking continuing education courses learn how best to organize their study time and improve their study skills (including people with learning disabilities).
Geography

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

The parochial school I attended as a child put a heavy emphasis on phonics, which gave me a strong foundation in the use of phonics for sounding out words, and teaching others to do the same. When my autistic son had a problem with reading when he was in early elementary school, I formulated a game which was focused solely on the use of phonics to help him learn to read independently. My time as a Title 1 teacher was spent teaching phonics approximately 50% of the time, to help students with learning disabilities or language barriers.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Part of my university education included a course in study skills, in which I received a "A". While in college, I applied what I learned in my Study Skills class to developing my own study skills, and saw my grades improve dramatically (i.e., from a "C" average, to a 4.0 GPA). I have taught study skills to hundreds of students in my career as a credentialed teacher, and the students who followed my study organization plans all improved academically as long as they continued to follow the plan. I have helped people from grades K-12, college, and people taking continuing education courses learn how best to organize their study time and improve their study skills (including people with learning disabilities).

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in the State of California. I also have a Secondary Teaching Credential in Computer Applications. I have been teaching since 2005. My Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes me to teach General Subjects as follows: This credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained class and, as a self-contained classroom teacher, to team teach or to regroup students across classrooms, in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults. In addition, this credential authorizes the holder to teach core classes consisting of two or more subjects to the same group of students in grades five through eight, and to teach any of the core subjects he or she is teaching to a single group of students in the same grade level as the core for less than fifty percent of his or her work day. My supplemental subject credential authorizes me to teach Computer Concepts and Applications as follows: This credential authorizes the holder to teach single-subject-matter (departmentalized) courses within the field of the supplementary authorization listed in grades nine and below.
Reading,

Reading

During my time as a Title 1 Teacher with Simi Valley Unified School District, I worked specifically with students who were struggling with Reading and Comprehension. This may have been due to learning disabilities or the fact that a student was a non-English speaker. As a Title 1 Teacher, I used research-based methods to help me reach all students at varying levels. For most of my students, this helped them improve their reading and comprehension, which they were able to carry over into other subjects and improve their grades overall.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Part of my university education included a course in study skills, in which I received a "A". While in college, I applied what I learned in my Study Skills class to developing my own study skills, and saw my grades improve dramatically (i.e., from a "C" average, to a 4.0 GPA). I have taught study skills to hundreds of students in my career as a credentialed teacher, and the students who followed my study organization plans all improved academically as long as they continued to follow the plan. I have helped people from grades K-12, college, and people taking continuing education courses learn how best to organize their study time and improve their study skills (including people with learning disabilities).
Writing,

Writing

Throughout college and beyond, I have written and edited hundreds of papers and manuscripts! I also am currently editing my Master's thesis for publication, and working on a book about the concept of grace. My published works include local articles and newsletter publications.
GED

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

In 2005 I took the CBEST exam so that I could do substitute teaching while pursuing my teaching credential. I have helped other teacher candidates study for this exam, and each one has passed the first time.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Resources

Leanne has shared 2 answers, 1 article and 3 files on Wyzant Resources.

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Always prepared!

I am so happy with Leanne. She is always prepared with new materials for me to review. She is very patient and able to identify my weak areas that I need to focus on. I highly recommend her as a tutor.

Lisa, 14 lessons with Leanne

Thorough Studies

I love reading the details that Leanne provides after spending each hour with my granddaughter. I feel hopeful Leanne will make a big difference in her academic deficiencies and grow to gain confidence in herself. Thank you Leanne.

Julee (for Sadie), 21 lessons with Leanne
Tutor responded:

It is my pleasure, Julee!

Good Tutor: Baby Steps for Use of Home Computer

I needed help with nowhere to turn. I previously worked on closed computer networks for many years, so I thought that using a home computer would be easy. I had bought a new computer, had internet availability, and one problem after another in trying to become an at home user. My family was frustrated and unable to help me. I was gripped by computer anxiety, so the computer stayed in its case. Computer classes would either be too basic or too advanced without focus on my issues. So a tutor seemed a possible solution. Leanne was what I needed. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable, and patient. My basic questions were addressed in the first session. Some ongoing beginning user annoyances were explained in understandable terms instead of Help "computereese". Time was allowed for note taking for later reference. We were able to cover over ten issues with success in one session. I have worked with the public all of my working life and am incredibly impressed with Leanne and her communication skills, all wrapped up in one kind, friendly person. I would highly recommend her for students of all ages. She is a pleasure.

Wanda, 6 lessons with Leanne

Very patient and professional!

Leanne helped me practice delivering a speech I have to make in front of my class. I haven't done this before, and was very nervous. Leanne taught me how to properly deliver a speech, and helped keep me from getting too nervous. She was really great!

Christopher, 3 lessons with Leanne

Leanne gives incredible service and is very knowledgeable

Leanne assisted me in various aspects of PowerPoint and Photoshopping for an event. She was willing to go to whatever lengths she had to in order to accomplish the work at hand. She helped me with fancy features to make the presentation very professional. When I discovered an additional photo which needed Photoshopping at the last minute, she delayed dinner to help me with it quickly so we could meet the printer's deadline. She is very pleasant to work with and her customer service is superb.

Kathy, 8 lessons with Leanne

Great Tutor Very Helpful!

I needed help with a sewing project for my senior project. She lived in my city, knew what she was doing and was definitely able to help with my issue! She was very flexible with scheduling. It was just what I needed! She even gave me some fabric I could use for one of the garments!

Aryanna, 1 lesson with Leanne

Great Tutor

From the first moment we met Leanne we felt comfortable in abilities to really make a difference in our child's studies. Leanne took the time to understand our son's weaknesses and what he needed help with most as well as offer some advice on how she plans on improving them. Every lesson since that has been a great experience and Leanna writes detailed noted of the session and how its working. We could not be happier to have found her!

Fuliane, 6 lessons with Leanne

Excellent teacher!

Leanne is an excellent teacher and very professional. She is detailed oriented, patient, kind, and very likable. She is extremely knowledgeable about children with special needs including ADD/ADHD, and the resources available to us within LAUSD. She is teaching my daughter study skills and organizational techniques which will last her throughout her academic years. Each week I receive a progress report detailing the session which really helps us to maintain consistency throughout the week and helps to facilitate my daughter's progress. Leanne is not a homework helper and is far more than a tutor. If you are looking for someone to help your child learn the skills needed to be a good student, such as techniques to study independently, make the most of classroom time, stay organized, and set goals for progress, Leanne is an excellent choice and I highly recommend her.

Melissa, 17 lessons with Leanne

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