San Diego State University (Education)
University of LaVerne (Graduate Coursework)
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
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.
Thank you Norma. I appreciate your confidence in me and I thoroughly enjoy watching Yovanni grow.
Pamela was so patient and knowledgeable of my son's handwriting needs! I have seen tremendous improvements in such a few short weeks. She had many tactics to help him improve and really tried to make the learning fun. Thanks Pamela!
Thank you Rosie. It was a pleasure to have worked with Anthony. He took it seriously and really made the effort to improve.
Pamela tutors our 4th grader English Language Arts. He is a non-native English speaker so it is much harder for him to excel in these subjects. After just a few lessons with Pamela he started showing higher confidence, better reading and comprehension scores. We are happy that we found Pamela at Wyzant and grateful that she found time in her schedule for our son. She is an exceptional professional with all of the skills and experience required for this job. Pamela is very punctual, organized and knowledgeable. We can't wait to see the additional progress our son will make!
Pamela is very professional, and with a lot of patience. Our son has demonstrated improvement and interest in reading and has improved his school grades. Pamela went above and beyond taking the time to coordinate needs and progress with our son's teacher, so that she can focus on those areas. Pamela is knowledgable, and has awesome skills to teach. Totally recommend her for tutoring.
Pamela it's been 5 months now and Emmilee has come along way. She continues to strive at school and she always amazes us with her wanting to learn. You have taught her self confidence and not to ever give up. As we both see she is determine to solve the problem or continue with it until she gets it. Ms Pamela you have been a great role model always keeping her on track and making learning Fun!
Thank you, for being a friend and a tutor!
Thank YOU Pamela for great gift of TUTORING!
Pamela was great with my daughter and my daughter really took a liking to her. She is so excited about seeing her next week. I am very happy with the outcome.
My daughter gets so excited about Pamela coming over every week and looks forward to her lessons. She has learned so much in such little time. We love her!
We are now in January and Emmilee has come a long way. She is reading, counting and telling time. She is confident and loves learning. Pamela is an outstanding TUTOR and continues to amaze me on how much Emmilee has learned.
Pamela has been tutoring our 4 year old boy for over a month now. She is getting him ready for kindergarten and doing a great job! She is very patient and is able to work with our son where he is at. She is very hands on, and pays close attention to our child's learning style so that she can get through to him in a way he can understand. He looks forward to each session and enjoys learning with her. We are very grateful to have such a great tutor for our son!
It has been such a pleasure watching our son learn and grow with Pamela. He is now 5 years old and can count to 100, knows his alphabet, uppercase and lowercase letters, can write all letters and numbers, is learning to tell time, and has begun the first stages in reading with letter sounds and word recognition. This is a lot considering he has had no prior experience with daycare, preschool, or tutoring. Pamela started from scratch and clearly has a gift for reaching the child at their level and mindset, and she truly can get in their minds and find the best way to teach them. Our son continues to look forward to his lessons with Pamela and we couldn't be happier with her!
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.