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Azalea Z.

Waianae, HI

$50/hour

Patient and Motivating English and Math Tutor

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Santa Clara University
English
Santa Clara University
Other

Education

Santa Clara University (English)

Santa Clara University (Other)

About Azalea

My experiences and my love for education have bound my belief that everyone can be taught and be successful at learning whatever they desire. As a classroom teacher and a tutor, I have learned that because every person is unique and different, so must the way they view and conceive information; not every concept and idea is easily learned or understood the same way. I will work with my students to figure out what obstacles are hindering their learning success. As I teach them, they will teach me what help they need, why they need help in that lesson, and how I can make it easier for them to learn and understand those new and difficult concepts and ideas. I will have the opportunity to personally know you as a learner, to make that connection to "get you", to know you. I will "get you" so that you can "get it."

I strive for the student's success, which will take time and patience. Focus and persistence from the student and from all persons supporting the student will help the learner become more confident, excited, engaged, and unafraid of being challenged. Feedback from the student and parent is very valuable to me so that I can provide a tutoring program that meets the student's needs and goals, make the time spent efficient, and have the learning experience effective. Giving a student the best tutoring will bring out his/her best. Success will feel great for everyone.

My specialties are in K-12 and adult-level Reading (Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension), Writing (Grammar and Composition) and Mathematics (Basic Math to Algebra 2). I also can help with homework support and state-approved home-school programs. If the classroom teacher has particular areas he/she wants the student to focus on, I can work on those specific skills as needed.

I am flexible with the time and location of the tutoring sessions. To bring ease to your busy lifestyle and relieve the stress of dealing with traffic with additional travel expenses, I will travel to you at your preferred location that is safe and quiet. Before the first session with a student, an initial consultation for programs is scheduled to discuss the student's program. Scheduling, policies, fees, questions, etc. are dealt with at this meeting.

I look forward to hearing from you. Let's work together to achieve your educational success.
My experiences and my love for education have bound my belief that everyone can be taught and be successful at learning whatever they desire. As a classroom teacher and a tutor, I have learned that because every person is unique and different, so must the way they view and conceive information; not every concept and idea is easily learned or Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Waianae, HI 96792
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

Although my teacher education and certification are for grades 6-adult, my experience in tutoring has been for grade levels of all ages. I have worked as a part-time teacher tutoring students, K-5, at an elementary school and as a tutor at another tutoring company to improve and strengthen grade-level skills in reading, writing and math. The small group setting, or sometimes one-to-one lessons, help students to have more practice on concepts or ideas that they did not have enough time to fully understand. Sometimes, students did not have the opportunity to learn a concept or idea since it was not taught at the previous school they attended. That presented a problem for a student because he/she did not have a previous learning experience from which to build on when making connections to higher level concepts or ideas. The weaknesses or "gaps" affected ongoing lessons being taught as the classroom teacher moved forward. With additional practice and monitoring of students' progress, the positive effects of educational support are profound: grades improve, confidence strengthens, and self-esteem grows. Students begin to realize that the potential to succeed in learning is attainable; their smiles reflect that.

Elementary Math

Elementary (K-6th) Qualifications
Although my teacher education and certification are for grades 6-adult, my experience in tutoring has been for grade levels of all ages. I have worked as a part-time teacher tutoring students, K-5, at an elementary school and as a tutor at another tutoring company to improve and strengthen grade-level skills in reading, writing and math. The small group setting, or one-to-one lessons, help students to have more practice on concepts or ideas that they did not have enough time to fully understand. Sometimes, students did not have the opportunity to learn a concept or idea since it was not taught at the previous school they attended. That presents a problem for a student because he/she does not have a previous learning experience from which to build on when making connections to higher level concepts or ideas. The weaknesses or "gaps" affect ongoing lessons being taught as the classroom teacher movs forward. With additional practice and monitoring of students' progress, the positive effects of educational support are profound: grades improve, confidence strengthens, and self-esteem grows. Students begin to realize that the potential to succeed in learning is attainable; their smiles reflect that.

Handwriting

I have teacher education and certification for grades 6-adult. Handwriting and penmanship are subjects that have taken the back seat as part of the classroom curriculum. Although students are taught the basic formation of uppercase and lowercase print and the lines and curves of numbers, there is not as much practice and emphasis put into it. But for a young child to feel comfortable making these strange shapes while holding an awkward writing tool for the first time, this can be a daunting fine motor skill challenge. Just figuring out if using your right hand or left hand is an amazing discovery and where to place the fingers on that pencil is a puzzle in itself. There is no correct method to holding the pencil but to learn how to correctly form the letters and numbers to silently communicate one's knowledge, ideas, and understanding on a piece of paper is very important. Patience, perseverance, and practice are the keys to achieve this profound method of communication. Otherwise, that mark left behind from a pencil or pen is just unrecognizable chicken scratch!
I can help your child learn to print so that he/she can learn to communicate on paper and show others what he/she knows or wants others to know. And when they learn how to write, they will learn how to read. They will recognize that each letter makes a sound and as the letters and their sounds are linked together, they will make words. With the words they write, they can make sentences, then paragraphs, then longer streams of thought to expand their minds! Handwriting and penmanship are great skills that produce limitless creations.

Santa Clara University
English
Santa Clara University
Other

Education

Santa Clara University (English)

Santa Clara University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Azalea will travel within 25 miles of Waianae, HI 96792.