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Bethany O.

West Hollywood, CA

$75/hr

Academic Manager for Writing, Science, and Organizational Support!

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Background check passed as of 8/18/13
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184 Ratings
 
 
4hrs Response Time
Excellent tutor for finding a writing process that fits an individual student
— Gayle, Studio City, CA on 6/4/14

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University of Colorado
BA - Psychology, Chemistry
UCLA Extension
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Colorado (BA - Psychology, Chemistry)

UCLA Extension (Graduate Coursework)

About Bethany

**I will be available to take on a few new students starting SEPT 3. Please email me if you'd like to explore working together! -Bethany**

It's tough to be a student these days. Most need just a little bit of the right focused attention to unlock their academic potential. Allow me to minimize your writing, studying, and test-testing anxieties by helping free you up to actually ENJOY what you're doing. (Yes, this is possible, no matter what the subject!) After all, learning is a creative act...

My approach to tutoring is interpersonal, structured, engaging and effective. I've worked with all ages in multiple subjects, but I specialize in supporting college and high school students to find a writing process that works for them, and I'm proud to say I've helped dozens of students craft their best papers. As a certified Academic Manager, I am also trained to provide high-level organizational support with time management and study skills.

A little about me, if you're curious: I was homeschooled until 8th grade, completed high school at age 16 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado with a BA in Psychology (concentration in Chemistry/Neuroscience). I have proven strengths in English, science and math, including 1,100+ hours advanced training in biology, anatomy and physiology.

Although I have met my pre-med requirements and was hired as an associate professor by CU's Psychology Department while still an undergrad, I chose to hold off on medical school and instead pursue my ambitions of being a professional writer (a goal I have accomplished since moving to Los Angeles).

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to working with you!
**I will be available to take on a few new students starting SEPT 3. Please email me if you'd like to explore working together! -Bethany**

It's tough to be a student these days. Most need just a little bit of the right focused attention to unlock their academic potential. Allow me to
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of West Hollywood, CA 90069
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor for finding a writing process that fits an individual student"

- Gayle, Studio City, CA on 6/4/14
Bethany replied on 6/5/2014

Your son is a complete joy to work with, Gayle. I'm excited about his progress and happy to be a part of his growth.

"My daughter reported she helped her a lot, and enjoyed her teaching style."

- Susan, Los Angeles, CA on 8/17/15

"A rock! Very dependable, creative, encouraging and intuitive. "

- Sabine, Glendale, CA on 6/5/15

"Smart, methodical, upbeat and positive"

- Lisa, Studio City, CA on 6/1/15

"Very Professional and Knew Just What I needed"

- Sheila, Los Angeles, CA on 10/24/14

"Very knowledgeable"

- Brandi, Burbank, CA on 9/13/14

"Superb"

- Teresa, Los Angeles, CA on 12/22/13
Bethany replied on 12/24/2013

Thanks so much Teresa. Your daughter was an absolute delight to work with, and I have no doubt she will finish the year strong. Of course you are welcome to call me anytime but hopefully she's back on track for good and won't need me! All the best -B

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
English,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy,
Psychology
Language:
Sign Language
Art:
Art Theory
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading,
Sign Language

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anatomy

In addition to graduating with honors as a pre-med student, I trained extensively at the American Institute of Massage Therapy and was named valedictorian with over 1300 hours in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and practicum. I find this subject a blast to teach. In fact, one of my favorite students just finished out her A&P class with flying colors and I'm super proud of her! (It was the first time she'd ever gotten an A in science.)

Elementary (K-6th)

I've trained extensively as a reading, math, and science tutor at this level. I did outreach through Colorado University at Bates Elementary School, where I helped implement a tutoring program that improved test scores over the course of several semesters. Since then I have continued to work with K-6 students one-on-one basis. It's extraordinary to be part of foundational growth and setting up a child for a lifetime of loving learning!

English

I had a very strong whole language education and began my college career as an English major. Now as a professional writer and tutor, I am able to provide exceptional English support to my students, including helping their papers go from good to great. And because I have experience working with elementary all the way up through college, I build skills for long-term success in grammar, spelling, vocab, editing, structure and format. This is my favorite work to do.

Proofreading

If what you need isn't so much a one-on-one sit down for essay outlining, I proofread drafts remotely for students and would be happy to help you ace your next essay. I have written and edited professionally for many years and am 100% up to speed on MLA, APA and Chicago style formatting. My technical proofing is detailed and efficient, and I will also make suggestions on how to optimize word choice and sentence structure to strengthen your paper's presentation and flow.

Psychology

I hold a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Chemistry/Neuroscience from CU, and my track record was so great there that I was hired by the university to co-teach an undergraduate psych course while I was still an undergrad. I'm well-studied in abnormal, cognitive and positive psychology, statistics, clinical approaches, research and academic writing.

Sign Language

I became fluent in sign at a young age, as I have a deaf sister and my mother is an ASL-certified interpreter. I'm so glad to be fluent and have the opportunity to help others learn. It's an extraordinary skill to have in your back pocket and most certainly one of my favorite subjects to tutor.

Special Needs

I was trained by the University of Colorado Department of Education to administer a reading program to special needs 3rd graders in the community. This entailed a detailed certification course, equipping me to tutor in a group setting at Bates Elementary School. I also did reading tutoring one-on-one with students at the University in an after-school program. Since then, I have worked with a number of students with special considerations, including dyslexia and brain injury.

Study Skills

I recently completed a UCLA extension course to be certified as an Academic Manager. Academic Management is a high-level relational approach to learning that builds on a student's strengths. This includes hands-on assistance with organization, time management, advocacy, and establishing study and work habits that lead to a more positive overall educational experience. My goal is to help the student discover his/her best (and most fun) way to engage with the material presented within the time allotted for the assignment, improving grades and confidence while avoiding unnecessary stress.

Writing

Writing has always been my best subject, and I began my college career as an English major. Now as a professional writer and tutor, I am able to provide exceptional support to my students by helping their papers go from good to great. I have experience working with 5/6th grade all the way up through college. Highly adept in grammar, editing, structure and format, this is my favorite work to do.

University of Colorado
BA - Psychology, Chemistry
UCLA Extension
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Colorado (BA - Psychology, Chemistry)

UCLA Extension (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutor for finding a writing process that fits an individual student — Bethany is working with my college-age son to find a solution to some obstacles he has had with writing assignments. She is doing exactly what I had hoped, ie, trying different methods and seeing which work best for him. So far, I am thrilled with how it is going. ...

— Gayle, Studio City, CA on 6/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bethany will travel within 10 miles of West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Background Check Status for Bethany O.

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