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Rhona L.

Knowledge & skill from 3 continents at your service!

Knowledge & skill from 3 continents at your service!

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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.

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Business

Career Development,

Career Development

Practically all of my jobs since my college graduation in 1999 involve managing and developing the Human Resources of any organization (non-profit, for-profit, government, etc.) - including recruitment, retention, and counseling personnel with ongoing training needed to adapt well to rapidly changing times. Thus, having been on both sides of the hiring table (whether as an applicant or as the hiring party), I have developed key insights on what makes an on-target Resume (which is not just a functional biodata, but should be a professional's custom marketing piece competitively justifying why they are best fits for a position), Interview Style (which is supposed to be a mutually insightful, solutions-oriented dialogue), and more.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

For someone like me who has relatively awful handwriting (thanks to past carpal tunnel syndrome issues) yet still has to effectively and efficiently use Word Processing to get work competitively done in my freelance Marketing and Media career, I have learned over time to make the most out of MS Word without injuring myself further, so I am open to helping others out there who are not as familiar or comfortable with MS Word to make the most out of it too.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Whether you need to present your graduate school dissertation, prepare for a panel job interview, speak at a town hall meeting or any similar public assembly (ex. church gathering, parent-teacher association meetings, etc.), make a live or taped televised appearance, or even just preparing to give a wedding toast, being organized and engaging in your public speaking skills is a must! My own public speaking training first started when I was very young - having been educated in a K-12 school well-known for producing public figures in media broadcasting, politics, and the like as alumni (including broadcast journalists now seen reporting for CNBC, ABC, etc.), then also learning from Toastmasters International as I took on more leadership positions leading student business organizations and representing my university and country at various international conferences. As I started to work full-time in the Marketing and Public Relations field in Asia (Harris Polls, Livewire Productions) and the USA (independent TV and Webcast productions geared towards Investor Relations, Recruitment, and Sales/Marketing with DirecTV, Dish, CNBC, Ion, Oxygen, etc.; prepping CEO's presenting their talks at various Las Vegas trade shows and conventions such as in CES, NAB, etc.), it has always been part of my managerial duties to help clients research, draft, edit (with interactive feedback from test audiences), and present their speeches while also helping them think of their feet in case of any surprising Q&A's that may emerge. I have had to speak in public in various languages (my native Tagalog/Pilipino and English) for various audiences, and have adapted the multi-sensory theoretical teaching techniques I have learned from past teaching mentors (alumni from University of Michigan, CSUN, Azusa Pacific University, University of Chicago, etc.) with the practical real-time, social media-friendly techniques I have picked up from various jobs I have held in Marketing, Media, Education, and even my military experience. So, whatever the topi

Computer

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

For someone like me who has relatively awful handwriting (thanks to past carpal tunnel syndrome issues) yet still has to effectively and efficiently use Word Processing to get work competitively done in my freelance Marketing and Media career, I have learned over time to make the most out of MS Word without injuring myself further, so I am open to helping others out there who are not as familiar or comfortable with MS Word to make the most out of it too.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Practically all of my jobs since my college graduation in 1999 involve managing and developing the Human Resources of any organization (non-profit, for-profit, government, etc.) - including recruitment, retention, and counseling personnel with ongoing training needed to adapt well to rapidly changing times. Thus, having been on both sides of the hiring table (whether as an applicant or as the hiring party), I have developed key insights on what makes an on-target Resume (which is not just a functional biodata, but should be a professional's custom marketing piece competitively justifying why they are best fits for a position), Interview Style (which is supposed to be a mutually insightful, solutions-oriented dialogue), and more.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

For someone like me who has relatively awful handwriting (thanks to past carpal tunnel syndrome issues) yet still has to effectively and efficiently use Word Processing to get work competitively done in my freelance Marketing and Media career, I have learned over time to make the most out of MS Word without injuring myself further, so I am open to helping others out there who are not as familiar or comfortable with MS Word to make the most out of it too.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Whether you need to present your graduate school dissertation, prepare for a panel job interview, speak at a town hall meeting or any similar public assembly (ex. church gathering, parent-teacher association meetings, etc.), make a live or taped televised appearance, or even just preparing to give a wedding toast, being organized and engaging in your public speaking skills is a must! My own public speaking training first started when I was very young - having been educated in a K-12 school well-known for producing public figures in media broadcasting, politics, and the like as alumni (including broadcast journalists now seen reporting for CNBC, ABC, etc.), then also learning from Toastmasters International as I took on more leadership positions leading student business organizations and representing my university and country at various international conferences. As I started to work full-time in the Marketing and Public Relations field in Asia (Harris Polls, Livewire Productions) and the USA (independent TV and Webcast productions geared towards Investor Relations, Recruitment, and Sales/Marketing with DirecTV, Dish, CNBC, Ion, Oxygen, etc.; prepping CEO's presenting their talks at various Las Vegas trade shows and conventions such as in CES, NAB, etc.), it has always been part of my managerial duties to help clients research, draft, edit (with interactive feedback from test audiences), and present their speeches while also helping them think of their feet in case of any surprising Q&A's that may emerge. I have had to speak in public in various languages (my native Tagalog/Pilipino and English) for various audiences, and have adapted the multi-sensory theoretical teaching techniques I have learned from past teaching mentors (alumni from University of Michigan, CSUN, Azusa Pacific University, University of Chicago, etc.) with the practical real-time, social media-friendly techniques I have picked up from various jobs I have held in Marketing, Media, Education, and even my military experience. So, whatever the topi

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

A person's lifetime habits and values when it comes to quality multi-subject learning and work have their start in the K-6 years, and I come to your household armed with CBEST-certified skills, almost 2 decades of both classroom and one-on-one teaching experience in Asia, Europe, and North America, and customized tutoring according to the student's dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile), personality, and character. Given the flexibility of my freelance marketing/media/mentoring practice, I have been able to help many generations and ranges of students across ethnicities, socioeconomic class, and more, may it be for after-school weekday tutoring, weekend refresher/enrichment work, or even homeschooling. Let's talk and text as soon so we can get to work!
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Elementary math is not just about mere computation alone, but more importantly it's also about understanding how to translate word problems into applicable equations and operations. Math is the world's most universal language, so as a tutor I teach the basics with the same creativity and enthusiasm as one would approach learning a new musical instrument or foreign language, while at the same time emphasizing how practical it truly is, for anything from money to cooking and more.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I used to be a part of Mad Science (Radioactive Rhona) and have had to brush up on science for various work assignments, such as when I would help launch new USDA organic or LEED-certified products/services/brands through my freelance Marketing & Media practice, as well as through field work with the US military. Elementary Science will actually require the student (whether K-12 or adult) to apply multiple disciplines, such as Reading Comprehension, Math, and multi-sensory/tactile movements to best understand and use scientific concepts in real life. Thus, whether you plan to be a rocket scientist or just want to apply common sense to everyday chores or problems so you don't have to over-pay anyone to figure out at least basic logical outcomes to physical health, running your car, dealing with a new climate while traveling, cooking with new ingredients, and more, getting thoroughly drilled on scientific concepts and principles is always a plus!
Reading,

Reading

I learned first hand to be a Reading tutor specifically for adults when I volunteered at the Pasadena Public Library years ago, and over time I have also extended my one-on-one reading tutoring practice to children, so this way anyone will not have to be left out or left behind in reading literacy that is crucial to academics, work, and quality of life enjoyment. I am aware that those who struggle with reading (especially in the at times confusing sight word-ridden English language) need discreet help, since our fast-paced multi-media society may at times tend to not have the patience or understanding with those who still need some extra reading help, so consider me your trusted effective and efficient reading tutor so you won't have to feel odd or frustrated at all in being a better and happier reader.
Spelling,

Spelling

The first academic competition I ever won was way back in 2nd grade when I won my school's spelling bee, taking on the many challenging English sight words around. Over the years, I have further cultivated my spelling skills by extensive multi-disciplinary reading and constantly applying these skills to my diverse career in Marketing, Media, and Education - fields where misspellings are obviously never tolerated. Practicing proper spelling signifies that a student or professional has the maturity and discipline to express oneself and understand other's written work in clear and concise context, so I look forward to working with motivated students who need and want to cultivate their spelling skills, so one never needs to be at the mercy of flawed machine-driven spell check alone.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a lifetime CBEST Certification as a K-12 Substitute Teacher. Studying - the ability to meaningfully process, for long-term memory use (including, but not limited to: standardized academic or professional certification testing; preparing for major interviews; transitioning into new careers or organizational cultures; etc.), large quantities of complex layers of qualitative information within limited amounts of time, space, and other resources - is a skill that not only applies to K-12 or college/university students, but also to working adults who have to competitively keep up with the rapidly changing times, in terms of constantly upgraded skills and knowledge needed to stay relevant and ahead in one's industry. Most individuals have a dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile) and effective studying involves recognizing one's dominant learning style and other environmental factors first, so one can creatively sustain the studying process even under pressure and distractions. Today's wide range of mobile on-demand information technology plus old-school brick-and-mortar studying tools and methods can be customized for any person to learn at even paces as needed, so I look forward to helping any motivated learner upgrade and adapt their study skills as needed.

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Whether you need to present your graduate school dissertation, prepare for a panel job interview, speak at a town hall meeting or any similar public assembly (ex. church gathering, parent-teacher association meetings, etc.), make a live or taped televised appearance, or even just preparing to give a wedding toast, being organized and engaging in your public speaking skills is a must! My own public speaking training first started when I was very young - having been educated in a K-12 school well-known for producing public figures in media broadcasting, politics, and the like as alumni (including broadcast journalists now seen reporting for CNBC, ABC, etc.), then also learning from Toastmasters International as I took on more leadership positions leading student business organizations and representing my university and country at various international conferences. As I started to work full-time in the Marketing and Public Relations field in Asia (Harris Polls, Livewire Productions) and the USA (independent TV and Webcast productions geared towards Investor Relations, Recruitment, and Sales/Marketing with DirecTV, Dish, CNBC, Ion, Oxygen, etc.; prepping CEO's presenting their talks at various Las Vegas trade shows and conventions such as in CES, NAB, etc.), it has always been part of my managerial duties to help clients research, draft, edit (with interactive feedback from test audiences), and present their speeches while also helping them think of their feet in case of any surprising Q&A's that may emerge. I have had to speak in public in various languages (my native Tagalog/Pilipino and English) for various audiences, and have adapted the multi-sensory theoretical teaching techniques I have learned from past teaching mentors (alumni from University of Michigan, CSUN, Azusa Pacific University, University of Chicago, etc.) with the practical real-time, social media-friendly techniques I have picked up from various jobs I have held in Marketing, Media, Education, and even my military experience. So, whatever the topi
Reading,

Reading

I learned first hand to be a Reading tutor specifically for adults when I volunteered at the Pasadena Public Library years ago, and over time I have also extended my one-on-one reading tutoring practice to children, so this way anyone will not have to be left out or left behind in reading literacy that is crucial to academics, work, and quality of life enjoyment. I am aware that those who struggle with reading (especially in the at times confusing sight word-ridden English language) need discreet help, since our fast-paced multi-media society may at times tend to not have the patience or understanding with those who still need some extra reading help, so consider me your trusted effective and efficient reading tutor so you won't have to feel odd or frustrated at all in being a better and happier reader.
Spelling,

Spelling

The first academic competition I ever won was way back in 2nd grade when I won my school's spelling bee, taking on the many challenging English sight words around. Over the years, I have further cultivated my spelling skills by extensive multi-disciplinary reading and constantly applying these skills to my diverse career in Marketing, Media, and Education - fields where misspellings are obviously never tolerated. Practicing proper spelling signifies that a student or professional has the maturity and discipline to express oneself and understand other's written work in clear and concise context, so I look forward to working with motivated students who need and want to cultivate their spelling skills, so one never needs to be at the mercy of flawed machine-driven spell check alone.
Writing

Writing

Writing in the English language for either creative or technical purposes can be daunting for anyone, may they be home-grown Americans or ESL learners, given the evolving rules behind such (ex. MLA, APA) and the growth of information technology and social media that has its own emerging protocols and mores that may prove confusing. Thus, as someone who is a Marketing and Media professional of proven cross-cultural and multi-industry competency, I am here to help anyone make writing less of a dreaded chore, and more of a fun worthwhile task that comes with everyday learning and life.

History

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have had the privilege of learning up close and participating in the government and political affairs of more than one country i.e. my native Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia, having been a Far Easter Economic Review Review-In-Education Scholar during my college years and later on working as a Public Opinion Pollster for political organizations; my adopted home country of the USA, where as a TV producer and soldier, I have been thoroughly exposed to both the civilian and military sides of governance; and even witnessing the European Union Parliamentary elections during my cultural exchange program stint to the Republic of Ireland, so coupling this engaging lifetime practical experience with the academic foundations I got as a Development Studies graduate (double-majoring in Sociology and Economics), I aim to make any serious student more grounded in understanding Government and Politics as a truly interactive subject.
Religion,

Religion

I was educated for 18 years in liberal Roman Catholic schools under the Augustinian and Jesuit orders (learning about every Worship, Moral, and Doctrine aspect of the Roman Catholic Church even beyond Vatican II encyclicals) while at the same time being active as a Sunday School student and teacher in the Presbyterian Church (maximizing my knowledge of various major Protestant and evangelical sects in the Worldwide Council of Churches based in Geneva, Switzerland), and had even served as a Church Contact Coordinator for an international non-denominational Christian non-profit (TeachOverseas.Org), and through my personal & professional life have been exposed thoroughly to other major world religions, such as Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Animism, etc., such as for example through my continuing volunteer work as an Arts Council President at California's Pacific Asia Museum (one of only 4 North American institutions solely devoted of Asian and Pacific Islander culture), so I am eager to share with others who have never had a Religion or Theology class in their life more academic and intuitive insight into matters of different confessions of faith.
World History

World History

I have learned and even in my own way participated in World History both inside and outside the classroom on three continents (Asia, Europe, North America) all my life, and have always made it fun for my one-on-one students using my proven story-telling skills as a Marketing and Media producer, so feel free to call on me to fill in the gaps and help you express your own critical thoughts on World History in very effective ways!

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Typically for most pre-teen students onwards, Algebra can prove daunting because it moves beyond mere computation and now involves a lot of critical thinking in translating word problems into equations that can be manipulated into workable formulas offering ranges of realistic solutions. Thus, as I work with any student in attaining higher fluency in Math (as the world's most universal language - everybody has to count, after all!) through solid Algebra literacy, I aim to close any learning and practice gaps that a conventional group classroom setting may not always address for individual learners, based on the person's individual dominant learning style (visual, auditory, tactile), to make Algebra more relevant to real-life usage (ex. money, time management) and fun.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

A person's lifetime habits and values when it comes to quality multi-subject learning and work have their start in the K-6 years, and I come to your household armed with CBEST-certified skills, almost 2 decades of both classroom and one-on-one teaching experience in Asia, Europe, and North America, and customized tutoring according to the student's dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile), personality, and character. Given the flexibility of my freelance marketing/media/mentoring practice, I have been able to help many generations and ranges of students across ethnicities, socioeconomic class, and more, may it be for after-school weekday tutoring, weekend refresher/enrichment work, or even homeschooling. Let's talk and text as soon so we can get to work!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra competency applies not just to middle schoolers, but even to teens and adults looking to move on in academic and professional lives as they have to be better armed to translate real life word problems into workable equations and solutions, so I am here to help make it fun and effective for anyone.
Reading,

Reading

I learned first hand to be a Reading tutor specifically for adults when I volunteered at the Pasadena Public Library years ago, and over time I have also extended my one-on-one reading tutoring practice to children, so this way anyone will not have to be left out or left behind in reading literacy that is crucial to academics, work, and quality of life enjoyment. I am aware that those who struggle with reading (especially in the at times confusing sight word-ridden English language) need discreet help, since our fast-paced multi-media society may at times tend to not have the patience or understanding with those who still need some extra reading help, so consider me your trusted effective and efficient reading tutor so you won't have to feel odd or frustrated at all in being a better and happier reader.
Spelling,

Spelling

The first academic competition I ever won was way back in 2nd grade when I won my school's spelling bee, taking on the many challenging English sight words around. Over the years, I have further cultivated my spelling skills by extensive multi-disciplinary reading and constantly applying these skills to my diverse career in Marketing, Media, and Education - fields where misspellings are obviously never tolerated. Practicing proper spelling signifies that a student or professional has the maturity and discipline to express oneself and understand other's written work in clear and concise context, so I look forward to working with motivated students who need and want to cultivate their spelling skills, so one never needs to be at the mercy of flawed machine-driven spell check alone.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a lifetime CBEST Certification as a K-12 Substitute Teacher. Studying - the ability to meaningfully process, for long-term memory use (including, but not limited to: standardized academic or professional certification testing; preparing for major interviews; transitioning into new careers or organizational cultures; etc.), large quantities of complex layers of qualitative information within limited amounts of time, space, and other resources - is a skill that not only applies to K-12 or college/university students, but also to working adults who have to competitively keep up with the rapidly changing times, in terms of constantly upgraded skills and knowledge needed to stay relevant and ahead in one's industry. Most individuals have a dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile) and effective studying involves recognizing one's dominant learning style and other environmental factors first, so one can creatively sustain the studying process even under pressure and distractions. Today's wide range of mobile on-demand information technology plus old-school brick-and-mortar studying tools and methods can be customized for any person to learn at even paces as needed, so I look forward to helping any motivated learner upgrade and adapt their study skills as needed.
Writing

Writing

Writing in the English language for either creative or technical purposes can be daunting for anyone, may they be home-grown Americans or ESL learners, given the evolving rules behind such (ex. MLA, APA) and the growth of information technology and social media that has its own emerging protocols and mores that may prove confusing. Thus, as someone who is a Marketing and Media professional of proven cross-cultural and multi-industry competency, I am here to help anyone make writing less of a dreaded chore, and more of a fun worthwhile task that comes with everyday learning and life.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Typically for most pre-teen students onwards, Algebra can prove daunting because it moves beyond mere computation and now involves a lot of critical thinking in translating word problems into equations that can be manipulated into workable formulas offering ranges of realistic solutions. Thus, as I work with any student in attaining higher fluency in Math (as the world's most universal language - everybody has to count, after all!) through solid Algebra literacy, I aim to close any learning and practice gaps that a conventional group classroom setting may not always address for individual learners, based on the person's individual dominant learning style (visual, auditory, tactile), to make Algebra more relevant to real-life usage (ex. money, time management) and fun.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra competency applies not just to middle schoolers, but even to teens and adults looking to move on in academic and professional lives as they have to be better armed to translate real life word problems into workable equations and solutions, so I am here to help make it fun and effective for anyone.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Typically for most pre-teen students onwards, Algebra can prove daunting because it moves beyond mere computation and now involves a lot of critical thinking in translating word problems into equations that can be manipulated into workable formulas offering ranges of realistic solutions. Thus, as I work with any student in attaining higher fluency in Math (as the world's most universal language - everybody has to count, after all!) through solid Algebra literacy, I aim to close any learning and practice gaps that a conventional group classroom setting may not always address for individual learners, based on the person's individual dominant learning style (visual, auditory, tactile), to make Algebra more relevant to real-life usage (ex. money, time management) and fun.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

A person's lifetime habits and values when it comes to quality multi-subject learning and work have their start in the K-6 years, and I come to your household armed with CBEST-certified skills, almost 2 decades of both classroom and one-on-one teaching experience in Asia, Europe, and North America, and customized tutoring according to the student's dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile), personality, and character. Given the flexibility of my freelance marketing/media/mentoring practice, I have been able to help many generations and ranges of students across ethnicities, socioeconomic class, and more, may it be for after-school weekday tutoring, weekend refresher/enrichment work, or even homeschooling. Let's talk and text as soon so we can get to work!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra competency applies not just to middle schoolers, but even to teens and adults looking to move on in academic and professional lives as they have to be better armed to translate real life word problems into workable equations and solutions, so I am here to help make it fun and effective for anyone.
Reading,

Reading

I learned first hand to be a Reading tutor specifically for adults when I volunteered at the Pasadena Public Library years ago, and over time I have also extended my one-on-one reading tutoring practice to children, so this way anyone will not have to be left out or left behind in reading literacy that is crucial to academics, work, and quality of life enjoyment. I am aware that those who struggle with reading (especially in the at times confusing sight word-ridden English language) need discreet help, since our fast-paced multi-media society may at times tend to not have the patience or understanding with those who still need some extra reading help, so consider me your trusted effective and efficient reading tutor so you won't have to feel odd or frustrated at all in being a better and happier reader.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a lifetime CBEST Certification as a K-12 Substitute Teacher. Studying - the ability to meaningfully process, for long-term memory use (including, but not limited to: standardized academic or professional certification testing; preparing for major interviews; transitioning into new careers or organizational cultures; etc.), large quantities of complex layers of qualitative information within limited amounts of time, space, and other resources - is a skill that not only applies to K-12 or college/university students, but also to working adults who have to competitively keep up with the rapidly changing times, in terms of constantly upgraded skills and knowledge needed to stay relevant and ahead in one's industry. Most individuals have a dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile) and effective studying involves recognizing one's dominant learning style and other environmental factors first, so one can creatively sustain the studying process even under pressure and distractions. Today's wide range of mobile on-demand information technology plus old-school brick-and-mortar studying tools and methods can be customized for any person to learn at even paces as needed, so I look forward to helping any motivated learner upgrade and adapt their study skills as needed.
Writing

Writing

Writing in the English language for either creative or technical purposes can be daunting for anyone, may they be home-grown Americans or ESL learners, given the evolving rules behind such (ex. MLA, APA) and the growth of information technology and social media that has its own emerging protocols and mores that may prove confusing. Thus, as someone who is a Marketing and Media professional of proven cross-cultural and multi-industry competency, I am here to help anyone make writing less of a dreaded chore, and more of a fun worthwhile task that comes with everyday learning and life.

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have had the privilege of learning up close and participating in the government and political affairs of more than one country i.e. my native Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia, having been a Far Easter Economic Review Review-In-Education Scholar during my college years and later on working as a Public Opinion Pollster for political organizations; my adopted home country of the USA, where as a TV producer and soldier, I have been thoroughly exposed to both the civilian and military sides of governance; and even witnessing the European Union Parliamentary elections during my cultural exchange program stint to the Republic of Ireland, so coupling this engaging lifetime practical experience with the academic foundations I got as a Development Studies graduate (double-majoring in Sociology and Economics), I aim to make any serious student more grounded in understanding Government and Politics as a truly interactive subject.
Religion,

Religion

I was educated for 18 years in liberal Roman Catholic schools under the Augustinian and Jesuit orders (learning about every Worship, Moral, and Doctrine aspect of the Roman Catholic Church even beyond Vatican II encyclicals) while at the same time being active as a Sunday School student and teacher in the Presbyterian Church (maximizing my knowledge of various major Protestant and evangelical sects in the Worldwide Council of Churches based in Geneva, Switzerland), and had even served as a Church Contact Coordinator for an international non-denominational Christian non-profit (TeachOverseas.Org), and through my personal & professional life have been exposed thoroughly to other major world religions, such as Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Animism, etc., such as for example through my continuing volunteer work as an Arts Council President at California's Pacific Asia Museum (one of only 4 North American institutions solely devoted of Asian and Pacific Islander culture), so I am eager to share with others who have never had a Religion or Theology class in their life more academic and intuitive insight into matters of different confessions of faith.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a lifetime CBEST Certification as a K-12 Substitute Teacher. Studying - the ability to meaningfully process, for long-term memory use (including, but not limited to: standardized academic or professional certification testing; preparing for major interviews; transitioning into new careers or organizational cultures; etc.), large quantities of complex layers of qualitative information within limited amounts of time, space, and other resources - is a skill that not only applies to K-12 or college/university students, but also to working adults who have to competitively keep up with the rapidly changing times, in terms of constantly upgraded skills and knowledge needed to stay relevant and ahead in one's industry. Most individuals have a dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile) and effective studying involves recognizing one's dominant learning style and other environmental factors first, so one can creatively sustain the studying process even under pressure and distractions. Today's wide range of mobile on-demand information technology plus old-school brick-and-mortar studying tools and methods can be customized for any person to learn at even paces as needed, so I look forward to helping any motivated learner upgrade and adapt their study skills as needed.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a lifetime CBEST Certification as a K-12 Substitute Teacher. Studying - the ability to meaningfully process, for long-term memory use (including, but not limited to: standardized academic or professional certification testing; preparing for major interviews; transitioning into new careers or organizational cultures; etc.), large quantities of complex layers of qualitative information within limited amounts of time, space, and other resources - is a skill that not only applies to K-12 or college/university students, but also to working adults who have to competitively keep up with the rapidly changing times, in terms of constantly upgraded skills and knowledge needed to stay relevant and ahead in one's industry. Most individuals have a dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile) and effective studying involves recognizing one's dominant learning style and other environmental factors first, so one can creatively sustain the studying process even under pressure and distractions. Today's wide range of mobile on-demand information technology plus old-school brick-and-mortar studying tools and methods can be customized for any person to learn at even paces as needed, so I look forward to helping any motivated learner upgrade and adapt their study skills as needed.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Typically for most pre-teen students onwards, Algebra can prove daunting because it moves beyond mere computation and now involves a lot of critical thinking in translating word problems into equations that can be manipulated into workable formulas offering ranges of realistic solutions. Thus, as I work with any student in attaining higher fluency in Math (as the world's most universal language - everybody has to count, after all!) through solid Algebra literacy, I aim to close any learning and practice gaps that a conventional group classroom setting may not always address for individual learners, based on the person's individual dominant learning style (visual, auditory, tactile), to make Algebra more relevant to real-life usage (ex. money, time management) and fun.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

A person's lifetime habits and values when it comes to quality multi-subject learning and work have their start in the K-6 years, and I come to your household armed with CBEST-certified skills, almost 2 decades of both classroom and one-on-one teaching experience in Asia, Europe, and North America, and customized tutoring according to the student's dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile), personality, and character. Given the flexibility of my freelance marketing/media/mentoring practice, I have been able to help many generations and ranges of students across ethnicities, socioeconomic class, and more, may it be for after-school weekday tutoring, weekend refresher/enrichment work, or even homeschooling. Let's talk and text as soon so we can get to work!
Reading,

Reading

I learned first hand to be a Reading tutor specifically for adults when I volunteered at the Pasadena Public Library years ago, and over time I have also extended my one-on-one reading tutoring practice to children, so this way anyone will not have to be left out or left behind in reading literacy that is crucial to academics, work, and quality of life enjoyment. I am aware that those who struggle with reading (especially in the at times confusing sight word-ridden English language) need discreet help, since our fast-paced multi-media society may at times tend to not have the patience or understanding with those who still need some extra reading help, so consider me your trusted effective and efficient reading tutor so you won't have to feel odd or frustrated at all in being a better and happier reader.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a lifetime CBEST Certification as a K-12 Substitute Teacher. Studying - the ability to meaningfully process, for long-term memory use (including, but not limited to: standardized academic or professional certification testing; preparing for major interviews; transitioning into new careers or organizational cultures; etc.), large quantities of complex layers of qualitative information within limited amounts of time, space, and other resources - is a skill that not only applies to K-12 or college/university students, but also to working adults who have to competitively keep up with the rapidly changing times, in terms of constantly upgraded skills and knowledge needed to stay relevant and ahead in one's industry. Most individuals have a dominant learning style (visual, auditory, and/or tactile) and effective studying involves recognizing one's dominant learning style and other environmental factors first, so one can creatively sustain the studying process even under pressure and distractions. Today's wide range of mobile on-demand information technology plus old-school brick-and-mortar studying tools and methods can be customized for any person to learn at even paces as needed, so I look forward to helping any motivated learner upgrade and adapt their study skills as needed.
Writing

Writing

Writing in the English language for either creative or technical purposes can be daunting for anyone, may they be home-grown Americans or ESL learners, given the evolving rules behind such (ex. MLA, APA) and the growth of information technology and social media that has its own emerging protocols and mores that may prove confusing. Thus, as someone who is a Marketing and Media professional of proven cross-cultural and multi-industry competency, I am here to help anyone make writing less of a dreaded chore, and more of a fun worthwhile task that comes with everyday learning and life.

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have been in the US Army National Guard since 2008 as a Part-Time Water Treatment Specialist in their Quartermaster Unit. I passed with ASVAB myself with flying colors (92 out of the perfect score of 100) in June 2008, which is why I immediately qualified to serve in the higher-compensating Critical Skill role of Water Purification. I have also been teaching various major test preparation classes for Adults (including The Uceda Institute's newest branch in Las Vegas for their GED & ASVAB class, primarily serving Immigrants and Late Life Learners going back to College or for Trade/Licensing Certification Requirements) as well as one-on-one tutoring for GED and ASVAB also for select clients in the Greater Los Angeles area. Prior to my military vocation, I also passed with flying colors years ago the California Basic Educator Skills Test (CBEST) in 2002 to become a life-long Substitute Teacher for the USA's largest state. From this I have always been exercising my teaching & tutoring skills throughout CA & NV over the years through various public & private organizations. This is why I come to any client fully experienced & resourceful not just with proven teaching skills, but also w/ great empathy about the real challenges one needs to overcome when taking any major standardized test :) All that said, I look forward to serving more clients through Wyzant.com who are aiming to join the US Armed Forces and other major law enforcement & government agencies (including major city Police Departments, Border Patrol, Homeland Security, Citizenship, etc.), starting with doing one's very best in major tests such as the ASVAB.***
Career Development,

Career Development

Practically all of my jobs since my college graduation in 1999 involve managing and developing the Human Resources of any organization (non-profit, for-profit, government, etc.) - including recruitment, retention, and counseling personnel with ongoing training needed to adapt well to rapidly changing times. Thus, having been on both sides of the hiring table (whether as an applicant or as the hiring party), I have developed key insights on what makes an on-target Resume (which is not just a functional biodata, but should be a professional's custom marketing piece competitively justifying why they are best fits for a position), Interview Style (which is supposed to be a mutually insightful, solutions-oriented dialogue), and more.
CBEST,

CBEST

I earned my lifetime CBEST certification as a State of California multi-subject teacher in 2002, passing all my CBEST subjects on my first try, while I was still working and training as a tutor. Over the years, my CBEST certification has not only helped me in my as-needed work assisting public schools, libraries, and non-profits with their learning programs, but more importantly it also helped me start my own diverse multi-subject tutoring practice catering to K-12 students and even adult learners in both the public and private school setting. Thus, I would be more than happy to help any aspiring teacher earn his/her CBEST credential as a solid first step towards a meaningful teaching/tutoring vocation.
ISEE

ISEE

A child's character, lifetime work ethic, and even quality friendships are molded not necessarily in college, but at the K-12 level, which is why for families who fortunately have the means and foresight to do so, investing in placing your children in ISEE-accredited schools is an added edge. I am a certified teacher who happens to be a product of world-class private schools myself (as well as being a stepmom to children who attend a wide range of them). I have helped many families over the years prepare their children not only for the ISEE, but also for the unique demands and challenges of quality private schools like Campbell Hall, Army and Navy Academy, and the like. I thus look forward to getting to know your children and work with your family to strategically prepare them for the well-rounded education ISEE-accredited schools have to offer.

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Great teacher and friendly!

Rhona is excellent she make me feel good on my lesson. She helped me to understand common mistakes! Can’t wait for our next lesson :)

Alexandra, 1 lesson with Rhona

Very Knowledgeable and excellent Tutor.

Miss Rhona is great to work with. She's very knowledgeable and patient. Right from beginning of meeting her, we knew we chose the best Tutor. Highly recommend her for ASVAB.

Vai, 1 lesson with Rhona

Remarkable Tutor!

I was blown away with her knowledge and very friendly with our first meet online. She knows her materials in words, and math for the ASVAB. She suggestive some ideas and examples of how to get better in the word vocabulary. I'm excited to improve myself with her help. I totally would recommend Ms. Rhona.

Maggie, 2 lessons with Rhona

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

Very Descriptive

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

Very knowledgeable!

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
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