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Carol A.

Teacher and School Administrator Offers Tutoring For Your Child

Teacher and School Administrator Offers Tutoring For Your Child

$55/hour

  • 697 hours tutoring

  • Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

About Carol


Bio

As an credentialed teacher who has also worked as a child therapist, I work with students with special needs and learning handicaps. I specialize in elementary grades, but I am also credentialed to tutor in high school business courses and test preparation especially for writing tests.

In recent years I founded and directed Somis Academy Charter School, primarily for students who needed to study outside the "walls of the classroom". This unique educational opportunity gives me great insight...

As an credentialed teacher who has also worked as a child therapist, I work with students with special needs and learning handicaps. I specialize in elementary grades, but I am also credentialed to tutor in high school business courses and test preparation especially for writing tests.

In recent years I founded and directed Somis Academy Charter School, primarily for students who needed to study outside the "walls of the classroom". This unique educational opportunity gives me great insight into learning styles, individualized learning, varied curriculum and approaches to learning that meet a variety of styles.

I have worked in individualized education for over 20 years, creating lesson plans and curriculum for students who need a personalized approach to their education. My philosophy is that every student is an individual student whose learning should be personalized based on the student's learning styles and individual needs.

I treasure each of my students, their plights and their successes. I welcome the opportunity to assist you with your child.


Education

Indiana University
Education
Fordham University --New York City, N.Y.
MBA
Loyola Marymount Univerisity
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: Rates start at $65. This rate can be modified based on scope of the project.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/8/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Excel is a wonderful tool to display and calculate data for presentations or for individual analysis for personal use or for business applications. Learning EXCEL is an extension of other Microsoft products, and works the similarly to other Microsoft Office products. Any application that requires data collection and viewing capabilities can be easily handled in Microsoft Excel. I have many years' experience in managing business applications as well as using it for my own personal needs, and I would be happy to assist someone else in learning how to use it.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Excel is a wonderful tool to display and calculate data for presentations or for individual analysis for personal use or for business applications. Learning EXCEL is an extension of other Microsoft products, and works the similarly to other Microsoft Office products. Any application that requires data collection and viewing capabilities can be easily handled in Microsoft Excel. I have many years' experience in managing business applications as well as using it for my own personal needs, and I would be happy to assist someone else in learning how to use it.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Excel is a wonderful tool to display and calculate data for presentations or for individual analysis for personal use or for business applications. Learning EXCEL is an extension of other Microsoft products, and works the similarly to other Microsoft Office products. Any application that requires data collection and viewing capabilities can be easily handled in Microsoft Excel. I have many years' experience in managing business applications as well as using it for my own personal needs, and I would be happy to assist someone else in learning how to use it.
Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Multiple Subjects credential in California to teach elementary students. I hold a school administrative credential in California to supervise instruction of teachers who hold a multiple subjects credential in California. I have taught students in K-8 for over 20 years in California and New Jersey.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Elementary Math problems are problematic for the student throughout life if not corrected. Learning styles for each student vary. Often students are left behind in math because classroom teachers continue to forge ahead even when a student is floundering. A parent makes a wise choice to correct this situation early. I use an assessment tool to determine where the student is working, then individually take the student to where there is a need. I use the assistance of the parent whenever possible. The earlier a student's math is corrected, the less the student loses in school.
Reading,

Reading

Students who struggle with reading often have missed some of the basic principles of reading. A quick assessment can assist the family in knowing where the student reads both for comfort and for growth. From that position the tutor can guide student in growing the skills of reading comprehension. In today's culture, reading has often taken a back seat to other media. Students often struggle to keep up with their reading skills. In the tutoring process, the student will develop from the reading level where they feel comfortable.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an elementary teacher who also works as a child therapist. Students learn best when they have appropriate learning skills and when they understand their own learning styles. Each person's learning style is individual to themselves. Home study creates a great opportunity to learn based on individual aptitudes and strengths of each individual. Study skills include an individual's propensity to use good time management techniques, set priorities, adapt to study environment, know limitations of interests and skills and how to manage them. Tutoring is a great way to individualize the student to create their own best styles for learning.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

A need for help in English may be in one of the following categories: 1) Understanding reading and literature 2) English is not a first language 3) Speaking English 4) Writing English 5) Test Preparation We will first need to determine the kind of help that is needed, and then plan for the learning process.
Reading,

Reading

Students who struggle with reading often have missed some of the basic principles of reading. A quick assessment can assist the family in knowing where the student reads both for comfort and for growth. From that position the tutor can guide student in growing the skills of reading comprehension. In today's culture, reading has often taken a back seat to other media. Students often struggle to keep up with their reading skills. In the tutoring process, the student will develop from the reading level where they feel comfortable.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History

American History

History comes alive through interdisciplinary activities, study of the entire culture of the time and a variety of learning styles brought into each lesson.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Multiple Subjects credential in California to teach elementary students. I hold a school administrative credential in California to supervise instruction of teachers who hold a multiple subjects credential in California. I have taught students in K-8 for over 20 years in California and New Jersey.
English,

English

A need for help in English may be in one of the following categories: 1) Understanding reading and literature 2) English is not a first language 3) Speaking English 4) Writing English 5) Test Preparation We will first need to determine the kind of help that is needed, and then plan for the learning process.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have spent years working with students in pre algebra in individual settings. I believe that for prealgebra it is necessary to set up good study skills, review any areas that have not been addressed, and take corrective action as it comes up. Pre Algebra is the necessary review of all prior education in math preparatory to studying higher maths in high school.
Reading,

Reading

Students who struggle with reading often have missed some of the basic principles of reading. A quick assessment can assist the family in knowing where the student reads both for comfort and for growth. From that position the tutor can guide student in growing the skills of reading comprehension. In today's culture, reading has often taken a back seat to other media. Students often struggle to keep up with their reading skills. In the tutoring process, the student will develop from the reading level where they feel comfortable.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an elementary teacher who also works as a child therapist. Students learn best when they have appropriate learning skills and when they understand their own learning styles. Each person's learning style is individual to themselves. Home study creates a great opportunity to learn based on individual aptitudes and strengths of each individual. Study skills include an individual's propensity to use good time management techniques, set priorities, adapt to study environment, know limitations of interests and skills and how to manage them. Tutoring is a great way to individualize the student to create their own best styles for learning.
Spelling, Writing

Math

Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have spent years working with students in pre algebra in individual settings. I believe that for prealgebra it is necessary to set up good study skills, review any areas that have not been addressed, and take corrective action as it comes up. Pre Algebra is the necessary review of all prior education in math preparatory to studying higher maths in high school.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Multiple Subjects credential in California to teach elementary students. I hold a school administrative credential in California to supervise instruction of teachers who hold a multiple subjects credential in California. I have taught students in K-8 for over 20 years in California and New Jersey.
English,

English

A need for help in English may be in one of the following categories: 1) Understanding reading and literature 2) English is not a first language 3) Speaking English 4) Writing English 5) Test Preparation We will first need to determine the kind of help that is needed, and then plan for the learning process.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have spent years working with students in pre algebra in individual settings. I believe that for prealgebra it is necessary to set up good study skills, review any areas that have not been addressed, and take corrective action as it comes up. Pre Algebra is the necessary review of all prior education in math preparatory to studying higher maths in high school.
Reading,

Reading

Students who struggle with reading often have missed some of the basic principles of reading. A quick assessment can assist the family in knowing where the student reads both for comfort and for growth. From that position the tutor can guide student in growing the skills of reading comprehension. In today's culture, reading has often taken a back seat to other media. Students often struggle to keep up with their reading skills. In the tutoring process, the student will develop from the reading level where they feel comfortable.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an elementary teacher who also works as a child therapist. Students learn best when they have appropriate learning skills and when they understand their own learning styles. Each person's learning style is individual to themselves. Home study creates a great opportunity to learn based on individual aptitudes and strengths of each individual. Study skills include an individual's propensity to use good time management techniques, set priorities, adapt to study environment, know limitations of interests and skills and how to manage them. Tutoring is a great way to individualize the student to create their own best styles for learning.
Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am an elementary teacher who also works as a child therapist. Students learn best when they have appropriate learning skills and when they understand their own learning styles. Each person's learning style is individual to themselves. Home study creates a great opportunity to learn based on individual aptitudes and strengths of each individual. Study skills include an individual's propensity to use good time management techniques, set priorities, adapt to study environment, know limitations of interests and skills and how to manage them. Tutoring is a great way to individualize the student to create their own best styles for learning.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am an elementary teacher who also works as a child therapist. Students learn best when they have appropriate learning skills and when they understand their own learning styles. Each person's learning style is individual to themselves. Home study creates a great opportunity to learn based on individual aptitudes and strengths of each individual. Study skills include an individual's propensity to use good time management techniques, set priorities, adapt to study environment, know limitations of interests and skills and how to manage them. Tutoring is a great way to individualize the student to create their own best styles for learning.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Multiple Subjects credential in California to teach elementary students. I hold a school administrative credential in California to supervise instruction of teachers who hold a multiple subjects credential in California. I have taught students in K-8 for over 20 years in California and New Jersey.
Reading,

Reading

Students who struggle with reading often have missed some of the basic principles of reading. A quick assessment can assist the family in knowing where the student reads both for comfort and for growth. From that position the tutor can guide student in growing the skills of reading comprehension. In today's culture, reading has often taken a back seat to other media. Students often struggle to keep up with their reading skills. In the tutoring process, the student will develop from the reading level where they feel comfortable.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an elementary teacher who also works as a child therapist. Students learn best when they have appropriate learning skills and when they understand their own learning styles. Each person's learning style is individual to themselves. Home study creates a great opportunity to learn based on individual aptitudes and strengths of each individual. Study skills include an individual's propensity to use good time management techniques, set priorities, adapt to study environment, know limitations of interests and skills and how to manage them. Tutoring is a great way to individualize the student to create their own best styles for learning.
Writing

Test Preparation

ASVAB

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Encouraging and Thorough

Mrs. Carol is encouraging and thorough. She knows how to help my daughter and makes sure she stays on task. She is also very accommodating with my daughter's schedule.

Sonya, 5 lessons with Carol

Just right

My daughter is very shy and tentative. Carol immediately connected with her and was able to draw her out. They worked together nicely to assess where my daughter needed the most support. We are looking forward to our next visits...

Marcia, 12 lessons with Carol

Excellent experience

Our experience with Carol was exceptional. She is patient, kind and very perceptive and was able to quickly assess my son's needs and abilities. She also provided excellent suggestions for our next steps and for a more effective and enjoyable math program. Carol is a gentle and wise tutor. Highly recommend!

Kimberly, 6 lessons with Carol

Great tutor!

I cannot recommend Carol enough. She is professional in every way, but also very kind and patient. And she knows her stuff! Our 6th grader is homeschooled and Carol is basically her private math teacher. She has helped us navigate the murky waters of Common Core successfully, and my child is finally starting to feel more confidence in her knowledge of math skills. I have recommended Carol to other friends as well, because she is fantastic!

Laura, 118 lessons with Carol

Enjoyable sessions

Carol has met with my son, Tyler, twice so far. Tyler really enjoys her and we are looking forward to more sessions!

Teresa, 39 lessons with Carol

Kind, patient and well prepared tutor

Carol has worked with my 10 year old twice now and we think she's great. Seems to have great experience and vision on best ways to teach.

Suzie, 15 lessons with Carol

Wonderful teacher

My child looks forward to her lessons with Ms. Carol. She is kind, patient and has a good positive attitude with the kids.

Larisa, 18 lessons with Carol

Dillan loved her!!

Dillan is so excited to have some help to get what he needs to excel. We both truly enjoyed Carol's way of getting through to him. She has the patience that I lack.

Michelle, 2 lessons with Carol

Engaging, Observant, and Insightful!

We are extremely grateful to have Carol to work with our son in his transition to the first grade! I was very impressed with her work and my son really likes her. He is eager to have her visit again!

Leah, 7 lessons with Carol

Great first visit!

Carol is just what we are looking for to tutor our kids through the summer. Our kids are really looking forward to their twice weekly sessions.

Mateo, 125 lessons with Carol
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Response time: 21 hours