Knowledge & skill from 3 continents at your service!
Knowledge & skill from 3 continents at your service!
Hello, my name is Rhona, and I originally started my American K-12 and Adult Multi-Subject Tutoring career as a wonderful part-time vocation back in 2002, when I first got in California my lifetime CBEST Certification as a K-12 Substitute Teacher, alongside my comprehensive certified training as a volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor with the Pasadena Public Library System and as a Mental Health Paraprofessional (geared towards Social Work Case Management) trained by Pacific Clinics (one of...
Hello, my name is Rhona, and I originally started my American K-12 and Adult Multi-Subject Tutoring career as a wonderful part-time vocation back in 2002, when I first got in California my lifetime CBEST Certification as a K-12 Substitute Teacher, alongside my comprehensive certified training as a volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor with the Pasadena Public Library System and as a Mental Health Paraprofessional (geared towards Social Work Case Management) trained by Pacific Clinics (one of America's leading behavioral health providers) and Pasadena City College (one of North America's top 3 community colleges that serves as a feeder school to top-notch universities such as its neighboring institution, the California Institute of Technology/CalTech).
Prior to that, I was a Grades 1-3 Sunday School teacher for the children of the multi-cultural congregation of Union Church of Manila (Philippines), and I also spent a semester as an Experiment in International Living cultural exchange program High School teacher in Asian Studies in Cork and Dublin at the Republic of Ireland in 1999.
My undergraduate degree is from one of Asia's leading Jesuit institutions (Ateneo de Manila University, akin to Georgetown, Loyola Marymount, Fordham, Marquette, etc.) is in Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies, a Sociology and Economics hybrid that trains professionals for the non-profit sector, and I also sat in as a guest student in an summer-long Asian American Studies Seminar at the University of California in Los Angeles/UCLA in 2001.
After earning my CBEST Certification, I trained and worked directly with K-12 multi-subject teaching professionals (alumni of noteworthy colleges and universities such as Azusa Pacific University and California State University of Northridge) in their respective private tutoring services in Covina and North Hollywood.
In Nevada, I was also one of The Uceda Institute's first GED/SAT Test Prep Teachers for their regular weeknight classes geared towards mostly late life and immigrant learners.
Aside from being an on-call tutor, my primary vocation is in the world of Marketing and Media Management, steadily working as a TV Series Producer for content seen in a diverse range of educational and entertainment networks such as Ion Media Networks (formerly PaxTV), Oxygen, American Life Network, DirecTV, Dish, ABC, CNBC, and the like; Social Media Series Producer on Facebook, YouTube, UStream; and also a Radio Series Producer for syndicated programs heard on independent AM and FM stations. I also help small-to-medium-sized businesses launch their new brands of products and services in niche chains such as Whole Foods, Fry's Electronics, and more.
All of my Knowledge Management or Intellectual Property-driven professional work over the years have helped many children and adults appreciate the various academic subject fundamentals' applicability and relevance in real life, thus enabling them to successfully tackle a wide variety of major standardized testing, including: ISEE, GED, CBEST, ASVAB, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, and the like.
I view Tutoring not just as a paying job, but also as a highly interactive vocation for both the Tutor and the Student to learn from each other and more about themselves.
I know that there are generally three/3 ways students of any age learn: By Sight (ex. Reading), By Sound (ex. Listening), and by Act (ex. demonstration).
Helping adults with standardized testing that can help them acquire further professional education, licensing and credentials is something I can deeply empathize with, having recently passed for myself with flying colors (92 out of the perfect score of 100) the rigid US Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery/ASVAB test to successfully qualify in the higher-paying and critically-skilled Water Purification Unit of the US Army National Guard.
Even in the worlds of Business, Media, and the Military, I have always patiently customized the way I teach and communicate with how my clients and students can best absorb and process information.
Now that my independent Marketing/Broadcast Media/Mentoring consultancy practice will base me in Los Angeles majority of the time, while on occasion I may be called on out of state field work such as in my nearby home state of Nevada, I look forward to continuing my tutoring here with a wide range of potential clients.
Very good tutor
She is very patient, responsible, knows what he teaches, dedicated not to lose time so far. I really recommend her!!!Alexa, 9 lessons with Rhona
Rhona is very descriptive on how and what to do. She takes me step by step through my writing and questions. I enjoy working with Rhona.Rose, 25 lessons with Rhona
extremely professional and knowledgeable tutor
Highly recommended. Extremely professional, responsible, always on time and ready to start. Thank you Rhonda for providing me with great knowledge in regards to breaking a research study and looking at all the factors that make It a reliable and credible study.Ady, 4 lessons with Rhona
Rhona is very knowledgeable
Rhona is a helpful computer genius who taught me to set up the scanning machine, save digital images and how to email the save images. It was really nice work with her, she explained thoroughly all the important details that's really hard for me to understand. Two thumbs up for you Rhona!Elvira, 1 lesson with Rhona
Very knowledgeable and pleasant tutor!
She came a little early and finished on time. She was funny, friendly and knowledgeable to both my daughter, 11-year old, and me. My daughter said I like her after first lesson, and my daughter doesn't say that easily. Hopefully, she can be a good mentor and tutor for my daughter for a long time.Sharen, 3 lessons with Rhona
Reviewed test with my daughter, reviewed basic math rules, and suggested websites my daughter can use to strengthen her math skills.Analin, 4 lessons with Rhona
Patient and knowledgeable
She was very descriptive on how and what to do. Took me step by step through each question in a way that made it very easy for me to understand. I highly recommend her for your math tutoring needs.Daniel, 4 lessons with Rhona
A math genius and a great teacher
Rhona is a math genius. I am taking the CBEST exam in few weeks, and she has been super helpful. I have failed CBEST 3 times, before I decided to hire Rhona. I regret not having done that before.Rita de Cassia, 2 lessons with Rhona
Knowledgeable and patient.
Great working with her. She's very smart and made the difficult study material seem easier than it really is. Thank you Rhona!Chahe, 1 lesson with Rhona
She was very knowledgeable and so patient with me.
We did Algebra, some geometry. We also ran through many workings and some short cuts on solving what seemed to me very difficult math equations. Needless to say, she made it fun and easy. She's Awesome at teaching!Anthony, 1 lesson with Rhona
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