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San Diego State University (Liberal Studies with Spanish Emphasis)
California State University, San Marcos (Other)
Concordia University (Master's)
Hello, did you know that your child has everything needed within to have success in any subject area? Your child is much smarter than you think. He/she is much smarter than he/she thinks, too.
Through the use of individualized attention, appropriate leveled materials, hands-on activities, and an accepting and highly trained tutor, your child will go far above the expectations you have right now.
I tutor students by taking difficult subject matter, then I bring it down to a level they can understand. For 18 years, teaching preschool through high school has taught me to use this technique with every student, especially those that struggle.
I currently hold a Clear California Teaching Credential, a bachelor's degree in multiple studies, and a master's degree in education, so I am highly qualified to instruct your child with exceptional results. In addition, I have earned a BCLAD Credential which means: Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language Academic Development. I can tutor students in Spanish from middle school through college levels 1-4. It also permits me to be an excellent ESL/ESOL instructor. I have tutored children and adults in different languages learn to speak, read, and write in English.
I too, am certified in applied behavioral therapy used for autistic children. This certification allows me to work closely with autistic and behaviorally challenged students on the autism spectrum. My experience includes students in preschool through upper elementary.
My goal is to find that light of success that lies within each and every student. They all have it within, it just needs to be lit.
With warm regards,
Dana B. Hello, did you know that your child has everything needed within to have success in any subject area? Your child is much smarter than you think. He/she is much smarter than he/she thinks, too.
Through the use of individualized attention, appropriate leveled materials, hands-on activities, and an accepting and highly trained tutor, your
If you have two children or more and I see them back to back, or within the same hour, the price may increase or decrease depending on the situation. Thanks so much. :)
Dana has been tutoring our third grader in math twice a week for the last two months. We are very pleased with her techniques and have seen a huge improvement in our daughter's math confidence and ability to problem solve. Right away Dana recognized that our daughter is a kinetic learner and adapted her teaching techniques accordingly. Dana always shows up to each lesson with something new and exciting to work on which keeps our daughter's attention. She is very easily distracted and Dana is able to keep her on task in a firm and loving manner. Dana has showed us techniques to help our daughter learn that have enabled us to help her throughout the week and in between tutoring sessions. We plan on continuing to have Dana work with our daughter long-term.
Dana has been providing Spanish tutoring for my 9 and 6 year old children for some time now. We have been very pleased at how she interacts with them, keeps them engaged in learning, and tailors her lessons to make them age appropriate. She spends individual time with them to work at each reading level but also incorporates games that the can play with her together to keep it interesting and fun. She is a dear person on top of being a creative and thoughtful teacher. We are delighted to see her each week and highly recommend for Spanish or other subject matter!
My daughter sees Dana twice a week to help get her prepared for fourth grade. At first she hated the thought of having a tutor. Then came Dana! They work on reading & math. My daughter really likes all of the fun games. Now instead of crying that she doesn't want a tutor, she waits by the door for Dana to arrive! I highly recommend her!!
Dana is wonderful. She is a great tutor that cares about what she does. She is very knowledgeable and tailors her approach to my child. My child, who is often aloof when trying to learn, is fully engaged with Dana and actually looks forward to her visits. He asks me every day when his "teacher" is coming again. I am very happy with Dana's professionalism and care.
We have had both private tutors and specialty instructors for swimming etc and Dana is by far the best. I am a very critical CEO so that is really quite an unusual commentary for me. Dana is an A+ and I would recommend her to any family with a focus on their child and a solid american upbringing and education.
We have had many sessions and Dana is now communicating directly with my son's Transitional Kindergarten instructor. The instructor lets Dana know if there are issues and she addresses them directly with my son. Again, she is an A+. I have had not one single problem and her ability is amazing. THANK YOU DANA!
My son has difficulties wrapping his mind around some math concepts and I'm not good at math or very patient either. I decided to look for a tutor on wyzant. I asked my son today how things were going and he said "she helps me understand math so it makes sense to me." I'm very pleased with the progress he’s made. Thank you Ms. Dana!
Dana is very patient with my daughter. We also have seen results with my daughter at school. My daughter's teacher sent a note home and said that my daughter was participating better in class. That was very nice. Thank you, Dana.
Dana is a wonderful tutor for my sons. She is very kind and patient to teach my sons. My family loves her very much!! She is a part of my family. I really appreciate her effort and hard work to improve my son's academic ability. I would recommend her to all of you if you are looking for a nice tutor.
My 8 year old daughter loves Dana because she is really patient and makes learning a fun experience. Making it fun is part of what makes her a unique tutor. Dana is very good at what she does, which is hard to find nowadays. Thank you Dana for driving to Temecula to help our daughter!!!
Dana showed up one time and then by email said she could not make it anymore. She did not replace herself or give us the a phone call and talk in person. I find this unprofessional.
I'd like to mention that I stopped seeing Asia because the drive was too far and for that time period I had decided not to tutor Spanish which is what Asia needed assistance in. I gave Asia a two week notice, by email, which I thought was sufficient time to find another tutor.
Her mother then left a demeaning, angry, unprofessional message on my home and cell phone which I chose not to respond to because from past experience I have learned not to involve myself with people that cannot control their anger. So I made the choice not to respond to the mother and let the two week notice stand.
Dana is working well with my student, she is teaching the concepts using interesting materials.
Dana has been working with my son in mathematics and I can say she is just awesome! Love having her, her teaching techniques are interactive and actually fun for my son. Thank you Dana!
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During my 16 years of teaching, I have encountered many students each year with ADD or ADHD. One year I had six of 20 students with the disorder.
My tolerance and patience level with the children with ADD/ADHD is extremely high as I learn what worked for each individual. Varied strategies worked differently with individual students.
There had been many years that I worked with ADD/ADHD children where I had complete success with their learning goals; when the following years, teachers filed paperwork to send them to specialized schools for behavior problems or had them put into special day classes. You can imagine the deep seeded sadness and disbelief I felt when I had had such success with them in my classroom.
I have been an Autistic Tutor through Butterfly Effects for the past year. I have had training and experience in Applied Behavioral Therapy, Child Abuse and Developmental Delays, Hippa Training Course, Strategies of ABA, Data Collecting, Aggressive Behavior, Strategies for an Effective Session, Behavioral Implementer Course, Respite Provider Course, Behavior Instructor Basics Certification. For each of these courses there were exams with 10 - 15 questions that I passed without err.
Each course also gave me the tools to work successfully with autisic children from the ages of three to twelve. I work with them on building self-esteem, language, appropriate behavior for different situations, phonics, math, reading, writing, and the components of each.
I have been an elementary school teacher for 16 years at a magnet school for technology, science, and math. I have taught each grade level concluding that I love and do well with each and all age groups as I can easily relate to all children. I even have experience at the preschool level instructing 3-4-5 year olds their sounds and eventually how to read and write.
I use manipulatives and hands on materials to teach, instruct, and facilitate all elementary math subjects. Through these activities, your child will not only learn how to do a problem, but they will learn the reason or concept of the problem which will lead to a deeper knowledge of the task.
I teach addition of single and multiple numbers with carry over, subtraction of single and multiple numbers with borrowing, multiplication facts, division, fractions, decimals, converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions, measurement, geometry, shapes and figures, and the concepts of pre-algebra.
I love teaching the English language. I concentrate on speaking, listening, grammar, spelling, writing, enunciation, proper usage, reading, reading comprehension, and fluency. I also work on developing phonemic awareness and articulation.
Grammar lessons differ at each grade level and my expertise ranges from preschool to sixth grade. By developing good grammar skills at young ages, students can then go on to learn a second and third language with half the effort. I have always loved the grammar portion of our language and the little rules that stand behind our word choice and usage. It is quite simple to teach when you know the tricks, which I share with each of my students. :)
I love phonics! I enjoy sharing it more! Phonics is the secret in learning to read successfully. It gives children the hints and clues they need to fill in the gaps of what they may have missed in first grade. I taught first grade for four years and I know exactly what your child needs to be a successful reader!
I review multiplication and division facts, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions. Factoring fractions to lowest terms. finding least common multiple and least common denominator, finding and putting points on an XY grid, finding values for x in addition, subtraction problems. I also instruct converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
Writing, Grammar, Study Skills, Literature Studies, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Algebra Functions, Geometry, Multiplication/Division of Exponents, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, of Fractions, Ordinal Numbers, X/Y axis, Positive/Negative Integers, etc.
I have been teaching Spanish for the past 18 years and tutoring it for the past two.
Much of my experience has been teaching Spanish to children in bilingual classes when I taught them math, reading, writing, and science in Spanish. During that time I also taught Spanish to the English speakers where we learned to speak, take notes, and sing in the Spanish.
I also created and implemented Spanish curriculum that I taught to English speakers from grades 6-9 including grammar, reading, writing, math, and conversation at a magnet school for Math, Science, and Technology. At the end of each semester they gave presentations in Spanish and had to answer questions that I gave them; all in Spanish.
The past two years for WyzAnt, I have tutored students in Spanish from grades K to College.
I also teach the accent so those that learn it will sound just like a native speaker. I truly love the Spanish language and sharing it with others.
During my last years of teaching, I taught a 4/5 Intensive Intervention class where I instructed 5-8 children directly from RSP because my administration understood my gift of working with those with special needs. One mother even came in and thanked me for helping her son enjoy and do better in school. He was a special needs student whose IEP indicated that he be put in a regular education classroom for 1/4 of the day. Well, he, as well as six others with special needs, came to my class that year. They all had IEP's. Two had fetal alcohol syndrome, two were mildly retarded, and two of them had Asperges Disease.
I also have had one year of Autism training and I dealt with severe cases of severe Autistic children..
I know I can make a real difference in the lives of those with special needs. I feel I am highly qualified for this position.
In college, I was an AVID Tutor for High School Students. I learned multiple ways to be more successful in school just by changing a few habits at school and home. I'd love to share them with you!
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