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Anne C.

Yucaipa, CA

$25/hour

Specializing in Writing, English, Special Education, Job Readiness

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50+ Hours
5.0 average from 35 ratings
Anne is a kind and helpful tutor.
— Patricia, Redlands, CA on 2/18/16

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Arizona State University
Archeology
Some grad work - Cal State Dominguez Hills
Graduate Coursework
Liberty University Online
Other

Education

Arizona State University (Archeology)

Some grad work - Cal State Dominguez Hills (Graduate Coursework)

Liberty University Online (Other)

About Anne

I have successfully tutored children of all ages, helping them with writing, reading, arithmetic, geography, history, social sciences, science projects, and art projects. I am very motivational, patient, kind and enthusiastic. Generally even the most stubborn children will come to enjoy doing their homework and school projects and their learning process.

Special needs children have been my students for years, and I have taught the classes for the teachers. I have handled 1:1 students as well as up to 9 children in classroom depending on their behavioral traits. I have worked with failure-to-thrive children as well as physically/developmentally challenged children. This is my heart work; my own brother has been 100% disabled since the Vietnam War, so I have used this to lead me to working with physically/developmentally challenged children and adults.

In 2005, I started a non-profit organization to assist physically challenged quilt artists, teaching them professional development and also helping them to get excellent exposure for their work. In 2005, I made the organization into a nonprofit with virtually no money or outside help. I have continued to run it successfully through 2015.

I have been a Navigator for physically challenged adults at a One-Stop Center where people go to get help with job searches, resumes, learning basic computer skills which I taught and other skills needed to get jobs.

I can speak adequate Spanish and can communicate as needed in the language, and I can help Spanish speaking students to learn English.

My success record with tutoring children is very good. One girl who was failing English turned her work around and made a 98 on a written and oral presentation with my guidance and encouragement. One autistic boy began to read and learn facts he needed to know when I made special books for him based on the things he obsessed on such as the school bus. One autistic girl who repeatedly drew all over her math and other homework stopped doing that when I made her two separate books and decorated one beautifully for her art so that she wanted to draw in that book. I also used it as a reward for her once she finished her math.

In general, children like me very much and work with me easily because I am a grandma figure and also because I am very creative, observing each child and what works for him or her, and what I think might help make the child's work easier. I also understand a child's frustration with sitting in school all day and then having to come home and do more work, so I try to be very thoughtful about that. I was a child once myself and so I truly understand these things.

I am listing many of my accomplishments below because it indicates a good understanding of all the skills a good tutor needs to be successful with children. I have taught myself many of these skills. I have very strong research skills, and am very good at finding resources to help others.

B.A. Archeology, Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Auditor, Former Quality Assurance Consultant, Former Owner of Graphic Arts Business, Former Newspaper and Independent Magazine Editor, Founded and directed small nonprofit to assist physically challenged artists with professional development and getting exposure for their art, Published Writer, Professional Artist, Former Paraeducator for Special Needs Children - all ages, Tutoring provided over the years for adults and children, Taught Basic Computer Skills at One-Stop Center, Quilt Historian, Certified Quilt Appraiser, Taught Various Quilt-related Classes, Taught Art Classes, Former Senior Tutor for the Long Beach READ Project (teaching illiterate adults reading and other livability and workability skills, Volunteer for nonprofits and hospital, CPR/First Aid Certified
I have successfully tutored children of all ages, helping them with writing, reading, arithmetic, geography, history, social sciences, science projects, and art projects. I am very motivational, patient, kind and enthusiastic. Generally even the most stubborn children will come to enjoy doing their homework and school projects and their learning Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

If I come to student location and student is not available, the charge will stand except for medical and legitimate emergencies.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Yucaipa, CA 92399
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Anne is a kind and helpful tutor."

- Patricia, Redlands, CA on 2/18/16

"Very patient"

- Elizabeth, Montclair, CA on 11/18/13

"Great tutor."

- Angelina, Redlands, CA on 12/19/12

"Anne is very knowledgeable, and easy to communicate with!"

- Celeste, Highland, CA on 11/16/12

"An A+++ Experience, Wonderful Teaching Style"

- Rachel, Menifee, CA on 10/4/12
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Archaeology
Art:
Drawing
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
CBEST, GED,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Sewing

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.

American History

I live in America, and to me, American History is the meat that goes with the potatoes of who and what we are as a society and an amalgamous culture. The how's and why's of how a law or a practice came into being is crucial for our everyday lives and decisions we must make.

I will help ALL my students find a way to make American History meaningful and interesting, as well as to help them get better grades. I am totally dedicated to the success and satisfaction of all my students.

Archaeology

I have a B.A. in Archaeology from Arizona State University (1975). I also studied Spanish for my Archaeology degree in Mexico in 1975 at the Universidad de las Americas in Cholula, Mexico. I worked in the field in Tempe, Arizona as well as Mata Ortiz, Mexico, with my former husband, Spencer Heath MacCallum, who discovered some potters there. With his help and my assistance to Spencer, the potters, Juan Quezada and the potters of Mata Ortiz are now internationally famous. I studied the evolution of the pottery styles over time and also the fact that this was NOT a continuing tradition over time. There had been a clear break in the pottery making since the earliest pottery shards we discovered.

I love teaching children and adults "living archaeology," or the principles of archaeology applied to our living culture. I have been asked by teachers to help children with special archaeology projects and am very good at coming up with projects that are fun and provide some good experience in the practice of archaeology.

I am patient, kind, and a very enthusiastic teacher of the subject. I can definitely instill some real fun into this technical subject. My goal is to ensure the success and satisfaction of every student. This is not just a job for me; it is my heart work. I am well grounded in archaeological practice and can definitely help my students to move forward if this is their goal.

Classics

Classics was part of my degree studies (electives) while at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. I can help you with the classics and make them fun for you to learn. I am very patient, kind and the most encouraging and motivational person you will likely ever meet.

Drawing

I am a professional artist, and drawing is just one of my art skills. I took my first drawing class at El Camino College in Redondo Beach, CA in the 1970s, but I am mostly self-taught. I am constantly drawing human beings (life drawing), nature scenes, and I draw designs as I want to create them for all my other art forms such as art quilts, three dimensional art, paintings and mixed media. I have been in local and national exhibits and I have sold much of my artwork.

One of the methods I like to use is to have my students not look at their hands while they are drawing the subject. We also work in measured time limits similar to life drawing, which helps you to gain confidence to just draw instead of always judging and correcting. You learn to work intuitively and you gain integrity in your art work. You are not copying, but creating from your inner soul without any outside influences.

We can practice drawing using various media as well so that you become comfortable with the various types of drawing - charcoal, pencil, chalk, crayons, etc, This experimentation in drawing gives you more confidence and a freedom that you might not learn by sticking with just one medium. You can learn to combine your drawing with other mediums as well to create some unique affects. Whether you are studying drawing to ultimately become professional, or just for your own pleasure, this will be a class you will enjoy. I am a certified creativity and life coach, and I studied with Eric Maisel, a reknown crpsychologist who uses creativity in his practice. He is well published, so yo can look him up online. I look forward to working with you alone, or you and friends, I am also very good at helping you to promote your art and to find the right places to exhibit.

English

I am a published writer and professional editor and have worked for a magazine and several small newspapers as the editor. I have many years of writing experience; my publications are all nonfiction, and include a cookbook, research paper and numerous articles.

I have been a tutor for illiterate adults, teaching them how to read, and I wrote several small books for that purpose.

GED

The GED is not really so difficult. It does include all subjects, but it is not rocket science, and with the help of a good tutor you will do well. I will have a workbook or lessons printed for you to help you follow up if you don't have these things.

Microsoft Excel

I worked for a time at a One-Stop Center where people came to look for and apply for jobs using the computer. I taught Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and always received excellent ratings on my teaching. Microsoft is wonderful in that if you learn one of their programs, you will be able to learn ALL their programs because there is a consistency and logic about how the programs work. As for learning Excel, it is not difficult, and Excel has many potentials that you can explore.

Microsoft Word

I taught MS Word at a One Stop Job Center, and I have been using it for around 20+ years myself. I am very comfortable with MS Word and once you learn it, you can learn a lot of other programs more easily, such as Excel, etc.

Phonics

We used phonics when I was a Paraeducator with grades K-6. I especially used phonics with some of the special needs children as a tool to help them learn to read. My own daughter learned to read at two years of age because I used phonics to teach her to recognize words. It is a great tool for children who otherwise are having difficulty learning to read.

Proofreading

I am a former newspaper and magazine editor, and have professionally edited several nonfiction books. I did technical writing for several years for a major hospital software company, and also worked as an editor for a professional organization of computer engineers and writers, producing many books for conferences and other professional gatherings. I am also a published author of nonfiction articles in magazines; research paper in an annual quilt history journal; a 250-page cookbook with history, folklore, growing hints and nutrition as well as unique recipes; and a full-length book on quilt history which is under revision. I am a professional grant writer and very comfortable with research and writing, whether formal or informal.

You will find me to be kind, patient and encouraging/motivational in every aspect of working with you.

Reading

I can tutor your child or you as an adult in reading and English especially. I have been a professional proofreader and editor for years, and am also a professional writer, with numerous nonfiction articles and several books, as well as a research article which is published.

This is my heart work and has been for many years. I LOVE to teach, and as a senior volunteer, have taught many illiterate adults how to read. My goal is always to have my students succeed and to be confident and satisfied with their learning process. I work hard to give each student extra attention. You will have me as a tutor and will have access to me via phone and Internet to answer any questions between our tutoring times. I can make reading fun for adults and children even if they have never enjoyed reading. I can assess where they are with their reading, and determine the challenges and help them work those challenges out so that they can read. Reading is an essential skill in our culture. We can live with knowledge and make good choices in our lives when we can read. Without this major skill, we will always be struggling and unable to live fully as we were meant to live.

SAT Reading

Studying for the SAT exams is not rocket science, but you will get through it more easily and get a better grade if you work on it with a tutor. I will gladly work with you to help make sure you are well prepared and confident. Once you feel ready to proceed, you will do well. Whether you need reading, writing, or other subjects, we can work through it easily and get you ready to succeed.

SAT Writing

SAT is not rocket science, but it can be overwhelming trying to study on your own. I have the workbooks, and I can help you to get prepared. I am confident that if you work with a good tutor, you will do fine on the exam. We can look at ways to take your exam for more success as well.

Tutoring is my love, and my goal is always to ensure the success of my students, as well as their overall satisfaction and confidence.

Sewing

I have been sewing since I was about 16 years old and I am now 70. I am a fiber artist making art quilts, but I also know how to make regular quilts as well. I also make wearable art, creating and sewing my own patterns at times. I teach various quilting classes and sewing (recycling clothing into more contemporary designs). I know how to clean and maintain sewing machines as well, and how to deal with most problems that arise when sewing. If we get into something that is outside my area of expertise, we will look up an answer on the Internet, or I will make suggestions about taking your machine in for maintenance or repair. I am also very good at hand stitching and embellishing.

I can teach adults or children equally well. I am very patient, kind and enthusiastic/motivational to all my students. I have had wonderful successes assisting many physically challenged fiber artists with making highly successful pieces that have won awards and been accepted into many juried shows, or that have sold for good money. I am quite confident that I can help you to be highly successful with your sewing, whether it is for your own personal use or for shows and selling.

Social Studies

I have served as a substitute teacher in the Long Beach School District in middle school, teaching social studies. I have helped students with their homework and special projects in social studies as a Paraeducator for Redondo Beach and Torrance Unified School Districts. All of my students have been successful in getting good grades, including my special needs students.

I am very kind and patient, and probably the most motivational/encouraging person you will ever meet. I believe that ALL students, adults or children, can be highly successful and happy with the right encouragement and assistance. This is not just work for me; it is my heart work, and my goal is ALWAYS to have all my students succeed in the best possible light.

Spelling

I am a former newspaper and magazine editor, and I have published many articles. I am also a substitute para-educator for special needs children so I work with spelling and reading well all the time. I have also been a senior tutor for illiterate adults for years and have had wonderful success with each and every student. I am extremely patient, kind, and very motivational, so you will be at ease working with me. My goal is to make sure that every student I work with is successful and happy with their results.

Vocabulary

I love history, whether World History or American History. I have to admit that as a young person, I had trouble with these subjects. I never had the benefit of a tutor, nor did I have a context to fit my studies into. As I grew older, however, I found contexts for these subjects that appealed to me and made me hungry to connect the facts of World and American History with my specific interests. Today I cannot seem to get enough history. This is what I endeavor to instill in my students.

I will look hard to find my students' particular interests and then I will find ways to connect their interests with World and American History. History won't be just a subject we have to learn and "cough out on a test," but rather something meaningful for our lives. I believe each student can be successful in these subjects. This is my heart work, and I am not satisfied until my students are satisfied and successful.

Arizona State University
Archeology
Some grad work - Cal State Dominguez Hills
Graduate Coursework
Liberty University Online
Other

Education

Arizona State University (Archeology)

Some grad work - Cal State Dominguez Hills (Graduate Coursework)

Liberty University Online (Other)

Anne is a kind and helpful tutor.

I really appreciate the time spent with Anne. I know that with her help, I will improve my English communication skills.

— Patricia, Redlands, CA on 2/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

If I come to student location and student is not available, the charge will stand except for medical and legitimate emergencies.

Travel policy

Anne will travel within 10 miles of Yucaipa, CA 92399.