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Pamela H.

Ventura, CA

$40/hour

Individualized and Targeted Learning for Children and Adults

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/26/16
5.0 average from 220 ratings
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— Norma, Camarillo, CA on 9/1/16

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San Diego State University
Education
University of LaVerne
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Diego State University (Education)

University of LaVerne (Graduate Coursework)

About Pamela

I was raised with a lifelong love of learning and life. It has taken various forms as an adult, from teaching in Public Schools, to teaching in Montessori Education, to creating health and educational programs for adults, then to becoming a Pharmaceutical Representative. I recently retired and have decided to return part-time to what I feel was my most rewarding job; that of being a one-on-one tutor.

Where I feel gifted as a tutor is in having the ability to get inside a child or adult's head, figure out how they are thinking, then helping them gain confidence and new skills based on how they learn best.

I have significant experience teaching reading, speaking and writing with adults. I'm a former member of Literacy Volunteers of America and currently work with two adults who are not on WyzAnt. My schedule is more flexible with adults as long as the location is mutually agreeable.
I was raised with a lifelong love of learning and life. It has taken various forms as an adult, from teaching in Public Schools, to teaching in Montessori Education, to creating health and educational programs for adults, then to becoming a Pharmaceutical Representative. I recently retired and have decided to return part-time to what I feel was my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Ventura, CA 93003
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome Tutor"

- Norma, Camarillo, CA on 9/1/16
Pamela replied on 9/4/2016

Thank you Norma. I appreciate your confidence in me and I thoroughly enjoy watching Yovanni grow.

"Exactly what we were looking for!"

- Rosie, Camarillo, CA on 5/3/17
Pamela replied on 5/6/2017

Thank you Rosie. It was a pleasure to have worked with Anthony. He took it seriously and really made the effort to improve.

"Exceptional professional"

- Mikhail, Oxnard, CA on 12/12/16

"Excellent tutor: Reading and Comprehension"

- Lucy, Oxnard, CA on 3/25/16

"Pamela is the best tutor!"

- Veronica, Santa Paula, CA on 5/12/15

"GREAT TUTOR!"

- Jack, Camarillo, CA on 5/8/15
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Liberal Arts/Social Sciences plus a K-8 California Teaching Credential. My elective units were all in the life and physical sciences. I spent a year as a Substitute Teacher waiting for a permanent assignment. During that year I realized that I was more suited to a different approach.

I studied and received a Lifelong Montessori Teaching Credential from the Montessori World Educational Institute. For over twelve years I taught ages from 2 1/2 to 12 (3 year age ranges at a time). After leaving Montessori teaching in Santa Barbara, I tutored for several years as a part-time supplement to my new career. I also tutored because I consider one-on-one teaching to be the most satisfying experience in education.

Elementary Math

In addition to my educational background I have been tutoring with Wyzant for the past two years. Common Core math is often a component of general tutoring needs with elementary students. I work with students helping them understand basic math concepts and how the concepts relate to each other, from a multisensorial approach.

Elementary Science

In Montessori education science is an integral part of the curriculum. It's also of particular interest to me. I feel it's an exciting way to incorporate reading, math, vocabulary and encourages a general appreciation for the wonders of life. I bring this perspective to my approach.

ESL/ESOL

In the past I tutored several students through Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), Santa Barbara Branch.

Currently I privately mentor and tutor a Private Estates Manager who is 44. She taught herself English at 17 (mainly by watching TV) after moving here from Jalisco, Mexico. Her goals are varied as she has to be able to communicate daily with her boss and she must communicate verbally and in written form with ESL employees who attended school in The U.S. Her self-confidence and skills have greatly increased this past year.

Grammar

Grammar is an integral part of an elementary school experience and it can be "dry". I use many approaches to make it fun. Over the past two years of tutoring I have bought several hands on materials and downloaded many Montessori apps to make it interesting, interactive and varied.

Handwriting

As a substitute teacher in Public Schools teaching handwriting was a part of the core curriculum. I taught in Montessori Education for over 12 years where there was an emphasis on the development of fine motor coordination skills that aid in handwriting. I have also tutored students one-on-one incorporating traditional techniques with more tactile approaches depending on student needs.

Phonics

I taught phonics in Public Schools as part of a core curriculum and in Montessori Education as part of learning to read, if it was appropriate for the student. Some students learn more quickly as sight readers. Adapting the style that works best for the student is important not only in learning to read, but in the enjoyment of reading.

Reading

I have been a Public School teacher, a Montessori Elementary School Teacher, and an Adult Literacy volunteer. Teaching Reading is a standard part of all three experiences. I'm able to work with students who learn with either a sight approach, a phonics approach or a combination of methods.

Study Skills

Montessori Education typically did not give students tests. For 5 years I taught 9-12 year olds. To prepare them for possibly going on to public school education I developed a curriculum for them on how to analyze and take tests. They thought it was fun and my hope was that it would ease their transition. Feedback I received from parents was that it worked.

Writing

I have had a lot of experience writing newsletters for the non-profit group, Midtown Ventura Community Council. After another member took over the writing, I became the proofreader.

Currently I am tutoring an adult in business organizational writing (reports), vocabulary building and reading.

With a background in Pharmaceutical Sales and Managed Healthcare Administration, I am comfortable with medical information.

San Diego State University
Education
University of LaVerne
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Diego State University (Education)

University of LaVerne (Graduate Coursework)

Awesome Tutor

We have noticed a difference in Yovanni's confidence since Pamela has been tutoring him. She is knowledgeable, very detail oriented, and she makes sure Yovanni understands every step. His reading and math skills have improved thanks to Pamela's dedication.

— Norma, Camarillo, CA on 9/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pamela will travel within 15 miles of Ventura, CA 93003.