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Anna S.

West Hills, CA

$40/hour

Experienced tutor teaching College & High School

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20+ Hours
4.9 average from 15 ratings
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— Elise, Sherman Oaks, CA on 10/19/15

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
computer science

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst (computer science)

About Anna

I am a University of Massachusetts, Amherst graduate with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, where I also hold math and art minors. I then attended Vancouver Film School and have edited several projects since. In recent years, I have discovered my passion for tutoring and have found few things as rewarding as being able to see individuals succeed due to my instructing. I truly enjoy helping others realize their potential and have been working in this field for 5+ years.

I focus primarily on mathematics which includes algebra, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. I have worked with many students in middle and high school, who were attending LAUSD as well as Charter schools. I have also taught students who were home schooled, younger pupils, college students as well as adults prepping for certification exams. I often find gaps in my student's knowledge that prevent them from improving their understanding and lead to poor grades. I help to identify and fill in these gaps and immediately see progress and more interest in the subject matter. I have had many people tell me that they got their first A's and perfect scores because of my help. I explain all the different methods that exist so that you find the one that's most comfortable for you, and I explain the reasoning to get to where we need to get to. I also excel at tutoring individuals in reading, writing, history, biology and Spanish.

Growing up, my father instilled in me the idea that if you learn something completely you will never forget it and that is exactly how I approach teaching. My method is to help students internalize the subject matter and build confidence at the same time. I explain how thing works conceptually, not just through examples or memorization, making sure that my students see the subject with a new clarity. Through my experiences I have learned when to push, when to praise, and when to switch tactics, always making my students feel like their input is welcome and desired. I encourage my students to talk to me frequently because the process is about you and how you feel matters a great deal to me because it affects how much we can accomplish together. I love this job because I get to meet and help so many people and make them feel like they can learn things they didn't think they could.

In math I have helped my students with everything from homework, chapter tests, final exams, online classes as well as CAHSEE preparation. In English I helped a student grasp vocabulary words, finding the author's purpose, main idea, making inferences and other reading comprehension skills. I helped him as well as others to write essays as well as creative stories. In history I helped a student process multiple chapters in the book, gave addition information and made connections he struggled with on his own. I have also taught in a group home where I would help students answer questions based on their books and we worked on whatever subject they wanted - math, history, biology, health and English. Every subject is interesting to me and I teach with a genuine curiosity. I also love a challenge so whether you are studying to improve yourself, pass a test, or complete a project I want to help.

I am flexible with the scheduling, but I ask that you respect my time and give me as much notice as possible if you want to cancel or reschedule your appointment. I employ many worksheets and also make up my own assignments and tests as I see necessary. I would be fine teaching at a comfortable quiet room in my place or willing to travel to designated tutoring spaces of your choosing. I also offer online tutoring for US and international students. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am a University of Massachusetts, Amherst graduate with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, where I also hold math and art minors. I then attended Vancouver Film School and have edited several projects since. In recent years, I have discovered my passion for tutoring and have found few things as rewarding as being able to see individuals Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of West Hills, CA 91307
In-person lessons

"A Great Find!"

- Elise, Sherman Oaks, CA on 10/19/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Nicole, West Hills, CA on 4/14/17

"Knowledge And Patience"

- TATIANA, West Roxbury, MA on 10/15/16

"An exceptional tutor"

- Corine, Woodland Hills, CA on 6/10/16

"Helped my daughter go up two grades in Geometry. She is great!"

- Carmel, Woodland Hills, CA on 8/19/15

"Patient and knowledgeable"

- Jennifer, North Hollywood, CA on 8/16/15
Science:
Biology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word
History:
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have a degree in computer science and a math minor and have worked as a tutor with 5 companies as well as privately.

Algebra 2

I have a degree in computer science and a math minor and have worked as a tutor with 5 companies as well as privately.

Elementary Math

I have a degree in computer science and a math minor and have worked as a tutor with 5 companies as well as privately. I have done a lot of tutoring in math and English so I am very familiar with the topics being covered in middle school and high school. Should you need help in other subjects I will be happy to help as well.

Geometry

I have a degree in computer science and a math minor and have worked as a tutor with 5 companies as well as privately. Last year several families worked with me during the last month of school to help them raise their grades and passes their classes which they did.

Prealgebra

I have a degree in computer science and a math minor and have worked as a tutor with 5 companies as well as privately. Most of my tutoring has been in math because my knowledge in that topic is solid and because of my continuous experience it is fresh and I can jump into any topic.

Trigonometry

I have a degree in computer science and a math minor and have worked as a tutor. I pride myself on knowing the material and being able to solve any problem no matter how challenging.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
computer science

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst (computer science)

A Great Find!

Anna is terrific. My daughter's confidence in math is already increasing, even after the session they had together. I would highly recommend Anna to others!

— Elise, Sherman Oaks, CA on 10/19/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anna will travel within 30 miles of West Hills, CA 91307.