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Nicolle B.

Honolulu, HI

$85/hour

Highly Experienced and Effective Teacher with Master's in Education

Background check passed as of 9/17/14

$85/Hour


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University of Hawaii at Manoa
Liberal Arts
Loyola Marymount University
Master's

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Liberal Arts)

Loyola Marymount University (Master's)

About Nicolle

I have an extensive background in private tutoring. Upon completion of graduate school in 2003 where I earned a Master's Degree in Education, I began tutoring privately all over Los Angeles. I love working one on one with students. I have tutored a variety of subjects and worked with a plethora of students of various ages and backgrounds. I have worked extensively on test preparation and essay writing. I also love to tutor Math and Social Sciences. I have worked with both private and public school students and base my teaching methods on the individual needs of my unique students.

Beyond Academia, I help students realize their academic goals with proper time management and study skills.

I am patient and kind, but still able to guide students to stay on task and get results. If I don't know a particular answer to a question, I will study on my own time, and get back to a student with answers that evening.

I have a flexible schedule and make myself available when students need to meet an important deadline. I have seen firsthand how tutoring has not only helped students academically but also emotionally. My students develop a greater confidence of their abilities and I help them think outside the box and to appreciate their talents and uniqueness.

I look forward to working with your student. Education is the greatest gift we can give our children and it is my honor to assist with that endeavor.
I have an extensive background in private tutoring. Upon completion of graduate school in 2003 where I earned a Master's Degree in Education, I began tutoring privately all over Los Angeles. I love working one on one with students. I have tutored a variety of subjects and worked with a plethora of students of various ages and backgrounds. I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

While $85/hr is on the higher end of the spectrum in Honolulu, I can honestly say, "You get what you pay for", is applicable here. I provide the best service with knowledge and compassion.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96814
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1,
Elementary Math,
Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading,
Career Development, ISEE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Language:
French
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

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.

ACT Reading

My Master's is in Secondary Education. In graduate school, I took a reading course on how to effectively teach reading to a myriad of students, including those with learning disabilities. I also am a seasoned test taker and tutor for the ACT, SSSAT and SAT students.

Algebra 1

I have been a tutor for 12 years with a proven track record of success. My students improve their algebra test scores and I am able to effectively explain to them the process in solving equations. I also use my algebra skills for SAT prep and therefore, get a lot of practice.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Masters of Education and have taught all subjects at all levels, as training for my degree. My specific Masters' is in Secondary Education, but while I was in grad school, I substitute taught at the elementary schools in Palos Verdes, California. I am fluent in all elementary subjects and more importantly, I have a good grasp on how to teach them to young students.

Elementary Math

I have tutored elementary math for 12 years. I know many techniques that help children learn and use various techniques to help children memorize their time tables. To master math it takes repetition and a strong ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. I help students master the basics and show them many ways to generate the correct answer, as often times there are two or more ways to solve a problem. Once those basics are mastered, then math becomes fun and students are ready to be challenged.

English

I have tutored English for many years and specialize in grammar and essay writing. Additionally, I taught 8th grade English for three years after graduate school in Los Angeles. I am a voracious reader and encourage my students to do the same. Reading is an easy way to improve grammar, increase vocabulary, and improve comprehension. I follow the grammar book, Struck and White's "Elements of Style" and believe, when writing, less is usually more. I help students whom are stuck, begin the writing process, and those already on their way, to refine what they have written. Good language skills are essential to a student's success in school and beyond.

QuickBooks

I currently use Quickbooks for my clothing business. I am fluent with the program and I have taken many online and in person seminars on Quickbooks. I feel confident that I can teach someone how to use it as well as set up a business using QB.

Study Skills

Study Skills are something I integrate in my tutoring sessions on a regular basis. I am a master of helping students organize their work, their time, and how to effectively study to meet their goals.

Different study techniques that I have used in the past and continue to use include: flash cards, calendars/agendas for planning, apps for foreign language study, Spark Notes, Connell Notes, Evernotes and various online supplemental study aides.

Each student requires an individual plan to help them accomplish their academic goals and I provide that for them and assist them with the follow through to meet those goals.

Yoga

I am a certified yoga teacher with 15 years of experience and several certifications. I completed Bikram Yoga 9 week certification in 2003 and have taught regularly ever since. I have also done several re-certifcations with Bikram Yoga College of India.
Additionally, I owned a yoga studio in Los Angeles for several years and taught full time. I also have a 200hr yoga certification from Loyola Marymount University and currently teach their style, along with Bikram Yoga.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Liberal Arts
Loyola Marymount University
Master's

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Liberal Arts)

Loyola Marymount University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

While $85/hr is on the higher end of the spectrum in Honolulu, I can honestly say, "You get what you pay for", is applicable here. I provide the best service with knowledge and compassion.

Travel policy

Nicolle will travel within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96814.