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Denise O.

Sugar Land, TX

$50/hour

UC Irvine Grad for STAAR, Math, Writing, Reading, Spanish, Arabic

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 5/17/15
5.0 average from 36 ratings

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University of California Irvine
Social Science
University of California Irvine
Master's
University of California Irvine
PhD

Education

University of California Irvine (Social Science)

University of California Irvine (Master's)

University of California Irvine (PhD)

About Denise

I am Denise A. O., a graduate cum laude from the University of California at Irvine. I studied cultural anthropology at UC Irvine and published my doctoral thesis research. At UC Irvine, I was voted by students as a top graduate student teacher; I am adept at conveying complex concepts and increasing student understanding and success. Although born and raised in the heartland of America, I literally traveled around the world to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. I am multilingual, speaking both Arabic and Spanish. Not only highly-educated, I am also very likable, enthusiastic, and conscientious.

I enjoy teaching and helping students of all ages to improve their grades and gain confidence in their abilities. I specialize in teaching STAAR test preparation, Algebra, Math, Writing, English, Reading, Spanish, and Arabic. I also have experience teaching children on the autism spectrum and young adults. My students look forward to my tutoring sessions and enjoy learning with me.

I have experience attending school meetings and communicating with teachers and the school. I advocate for my students and serve as a go-between for parents and teachers as needed. I look forward to working with new students.
I am Denise A. O., a graduate cum laude from the University of California at Irvine. I studied cultural anthropology at UC Irvine and published my doctoral thesis research. At UC Irvine, I was voted by students as a top graduate student teacher; I am adept at conveying complex Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77479
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, STAAR,
TAKS, TEAS, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Arabic,
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Arabic

I am qualified to tutor Arabic. I successfully completed 4 college level courses in Arabic. I have taught Arabic grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation, and sentence structure. I know the Arabic alphabet, and have taught how to read and write Arabic to classes of students and to individual students. I have a lot of Arabic experience and teaching materials. I am fluent in Arabic and have lived among Arabic speakers since 1983. I have spent considerable time in the Middle East and North Africa, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in Saudi Arabia, in Jordan, and in Morocco.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary subjects for Kindergarten through 6th grade. I hold both a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California Irvine. I have many years of experience teaching children from Kindergarten to 6th grade and beyond. My students consistently score higher on exams and standardized tests after completing my tutoring sessions. My approach is to interact successfully with the student at the level they are at. I quickly assess what the student needs. Then I respond with the appropriate teaching technique in order to reach the student and create success in learning. I am passionate about education and love teaching. Students and parents like me because I am excellent at teaching kids and getting them to love and value education and learning.

English

My English qualifications include being excellent at speaking, reading, and teaching English. More remarkably, I achieved such a high level of English proficiency that I have published my writing in a scholarly publication.

I am an avid reader and love to write. I have a wonderful ability to find errors in writing, making me great at editing and correcting works of writing.

Handwriting

I hold both a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California Irvine. I have many years of experience teaching children from Kindergarten to 6th grade and beyond. I am qualified to tutor handwriting. I have excellent handwriting and I have experience teaching handwriting to students. My students' handwriting improved after my tutoring with them.

STAAR

I have been teaching the STAAR curriculum for several years. I know the material and am qualified to teach STAAR subject matter. I have successfully taught students to pass and earn advanced scores on the STAAR. The methods I use to teach the STAAR include the STAAR release tests and STAAR workbooks. I hold Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of California at Irvine and am a certified teacher with the California Community College Teaching Credential.

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor study skills because of my successful experience teaching study skills for 19 years. I teach study skills for material retention, understanding, and test preparation. Students who study with me learn important strategies for maximizing knowledge and increasing confidence. Good study skills include carefully reading headings and instructions, summarizing important material, and comparison and analysis of relevant subjects. My students grades and knowledge improve after employing the good study skills I teach.

University of California Irvine
Social Science
University of California Irvine
Master's
University of California Irvine
PhD

Education

University of California Irvine (Social Science)

University of California Irvine (Master's)

University of California Irvine (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Denise will travel within 2 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77479.