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Pam W.

Ventura, CA

$40/hour

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200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/3/13
5.0 average from 110 ratings
Great Teacher
— Sara, Thousand Oaks, CA on 8/22/17

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California State Univ Northridge- teaching credential
Linguistics Spanish
Soka University of America
Master's

Education

California State Univ Northridge- teaching credential (Linguistics Spanish)

Soka University of America (Master's)

About Pam

I've been teaching for over ten years. I have taught English and all levels of ESL (english as a second language) reading, writing, listening, speaking, accent reduction and pronunciation classes. I received my teaching credential through California State University - Northridge.

I focus on using some of these tools to teach my students such as: video, film, quizzes, games and comics in order to learn English in context and quickly.

I enjoy learning about new cultures and really enjoy watching a student grasp a new concept!
I try to make learning interesting and fun for both the learner and myself, as I think this is really important.
I hope I can assist you on your educational journey. I'm happy to answer any questions, just contact me!
I've been teaching for over ten years. I have taught English and all levels of ESL (english as a second language) reading, writing, listening, speaking, accent reduction and pronunciation classes. I received my teaching credential through California State University - Northridge.

I focus on using some of these tools to teach my
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT A SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Ventura, CA 93001
Background Check: Passed

"Great Teacher"

- Sara, Thousand Oaks, CA on 8/22/17

"Knowledgeable, patient, understanding, intuitive, caring, fun"

- Andrea, Ojai, CA on 11/14/16

"Wonderful teacher. Gives you exactly what you need and is fun besides"

- Susan, Ventura, CA on 9/28/16

"Great tutor"

- Philip, Ojai, CA on 7/14/14

"Very nice and patient"

- Melanie, Oxnard, CA on 12/13/13

"Great tutor!!"

- Naomi, Ventura, CA on 10/20/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Common Core, Elementary Math,
GED
Science:
Elementary Science, Nutrition
Art:
Art History, Cosmetology
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
IELTS, Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, CBEST,
Common Core, GED, IELTS, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, Reading, Spanish, Speech,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Art History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Common Core, Dyslexia, Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Common Core, Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word,
Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing, Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bible Studies

As a community service I teach the bible to many people of all ages. Whether they have some knowledge or are just starting out, I have been studying the bible for ove 20 years and have been successful in helping others to learn to read and apply God's word in their own life to benefit from it fully. I am knowledgable about the characters and the theme of the bible as well as the principles it teaches inorder to help oneself be a better person. The historical and modern day infomation is very interesting and real when related to our day. I belive I can assist those who have an interest in learning more about this subject.

CBEST

I am an ESL teacher and have had to take this test to work at an Adult Ed school, so I have first hand experience. I understand how to portion out the time to get passing results. I know what the test takers are looking for in the essay and how to tactically approach the math and reading sections to get the highest scores.

Cosmetology

I have been a cosmetologist since 1991, although I let my license go a few years ago I keep up on current practices. I have a working knowledge and access to state board material and practices in order to assist students with test taking needs.

Elementary Math

Basic math can be a challenge but when practical application is applied its fun and easy!!

English

Assisting students in language skills has always been my passion whether reading, writing, public speaking or accent reduction, I make it enjoyable and fun!

ESL/ESOL

I really enjoy the international flair of students I have assisted to acquire their new language skills and put them to use right away. I use practical hands on methods and current industry standards. I base my teaching around the students needs.

Grammar

I make grammar memberable and fun! I use different techniques and methods that assist student to quickly grasp the concept and move on.

Literature

Time travel! Grabbing the idea and transporting yourself to another time is how I approach this subject. Learners will look at this subject in a whole new light.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Whether using PowerPoint for pleasure or business or to express, present or just have fun, I can show you how to do it all!

Microsoft Word

Work up! Learn the basics and a little more but have fun doing so. I can show you how.

Phonics

I have been working in the literacy field for over ten years. I show students how to identifying letters and beyond. You can begin reading. the same day! It's truly a joy to see students accomplish their goals.

Proofreading

Paying attention to detail is part of the grammatical structure that makes writing flow. I have a strong grammar background and can see what others miss!

Public Speaking

I work for the local college where I live and have given several presentations in workshops to my peers. I have also presented at conferences through CATESOL. I'm a literacy tutor and for fundraising events have had to present to potential donors. I feel this experience along with classes in public speaking qualify me to assist student in these matters.

Speech

I have studied linguistics and different facets of langage in order to understand the basic mechanics of pronunciationa and accent reddution. I understand the places where people of different cultures may have potential articulation problems. I can help them due to my 10+ experience in working with international students. I possess an MA in TESOL and a TESL certifcate. I also have a background in literacy which helps a great deal in the basic fundamentals of phonics.

Study Skills

I help my Literacy, English and ESL students with basic study skills and knowing how to balance homework and all. I find it best to try to teach a little organizational skills first then move on to prioritize things as far as importance and giving them a calendar and a timer to use is essential. I find it works best to do these things first then move on to specifics. I guide them through the journey till they understand and can manage then check in with them periodically.

California State Univ Northridge- teaching credential
Linguistics Spanish
Soka University of America
Master's

Education

California State Univ Northridge- teaching credential (Linguistics Spanish)

Soka University of America (Master's)

Great Teacher

Great teacher and very helpful and I like that she gives homework to review for next time. I would recommend her.

— Sara, Thousand Oaks, CA on 8/22/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT A SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

Travel policy

Pam will travel within 30 miles of Ventura, CA 93001.