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Anne C.

Specializing in Writing, English, Special Education, Job Readiness

Specializing in Writing, English, Special Education, Job Readiness

$25/hour

  • 64 hours tutoring

  • Yucaipa, CA 92399

About Anne


Bio

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...

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


Education

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

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $25
  • Rate details: If I come to student location and student is not available, the charge will stand except for medical and legitimate emergencies.
  • Travel policy: Within 7 miles of Yucaipa, CA 92399
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/1/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

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

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.

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

Former One Stop (Job Search Center for the City) manager - teaching computer classes to those searching for jobs. I have taught general computer skills for years and am very comfortable with the day-to-day use of the computer and Internet.
Microsoft Excel,

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

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.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

Former One Stop (Job Search Center for the City) manager - teaching computer classes to those searching for jobs. I have taught general computer skills for years and am very comfortable with the day-to-day use of the computer and Internet.
Microsoft Excel,

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,

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.
Proofreading,

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.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Phonics,

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.
Reading,

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.
Spelling,

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,

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.
Elementary Science, Grammar

English

English,

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.
Proofreading,

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,

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,

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 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.
Spelling,

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,

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.
Grammar, Literature

History

American History,

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.
Classics,

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.
Social Studies,

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.
World History

Homeschool

English,

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.
Reading,

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,

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.
Spelling

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.

Most Popular

English,

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.
Reading

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.

Science

Archaeology

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.

Special Needs

Phonics

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.

Summer

GED,

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.
Reading

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.

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I took my CBEST test in the early 1980s, and have my CBEST certificate, but it is currently packed and will need to wait until I get moved to Calimesa and then get things unpacked to be able to send a copy. Because it is so old, the CBEST people do not seem to have their own copy as I have tried to get a new copy in the past.
GED,

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.
SAT Reading,

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 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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Patient and caring

Anne was very patient with my daughter and cares about her doing better in school. She made my daughter feel very comfortable and interacted with my daughter very well. She asked about her interests and developed ideas to motivate her. I’m glad that we had the opportunity to work with Anne.

Jessica, 1 lesson with Anne

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, 4 lessons with Anne

Very patient

Anne was a great help to me. She helped me with my paper and has a lot knowledge with writing and formatting. She was a great help and very patient.

Elizabeth, 1 lesson with Anne

Great tutor.

Anne is a great tutor. She was very patient with me and helped me understand what I couldn't. If you have learning problems you should contact Anne. She is great.

Angelina, 2 lessons with Anne

Anne is very knowledgeable, and easy to communicate with!

Anne C. was so helpful, she really helped me understand the fundamentals of a research paper. She was so informative on the topic that I felt I was almost in a live interview. She is very patient, and dedicated to what she does. I had been struggling so much in my English class, she helped my grade go from a C to an A. I couldn't be more happier! I highly recommend her!

Celeste, 2 lessons with Anne

An A+++ Experience, Wonderful Teaching Style

Miss Anne C. came to my home to tutor my "special needs" daughter in Math and I am so impressed with her genuine kindness and her unique teaching style; both of which helped my daughter netter understand the material. Anne was patient and took the time to figure out the best way to explain concepts to my daughter. She immediately put my child at ease which made learning possible. Anne left us with the necessary tools to continue learning independently which is quite gracious because that means we will not be dependent on her services to progress in math. Whether you have a student with "special needs" or are looking for a patient and kind tutor for yourself or your child, it is my belief that Miss Anne C. is an excellent choice. A+++ Experience!

Rachel, 1 lesson with Anne

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