Tues/Thurs at any time
Saturday in the morning
-Stanford University, M.A., Education, 2005
-San Francisco State University, M.A., English Literature, 1996
-University of San Diego, B.A., English, 1989
-Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential, 2012
-Orton Gillingham 30 hour training in phonics and literacy, 2012
I have been an English Reading, Writing and Phonics tutor and teacher for over 15 years. I have worked with every grade level, from Pre-K through college, assisting students in all areas of English/ Literacy, from phonics to college essays. Since I taught college Composition for several years, I have first-hand knowledge of the types of essays and research papers high school and college instructors assign, in addition to teachers' expectations for student writing.
I am also quite comfortable working with younger children, as I have been tutoring elementary students in Reading, Writing and Phonics for the past several years. With a Reading/Language Arts Specialist credential, Orton Gillingham Phonics training, and coursework in Educational Therapy, I am fully equipped to assist younger students with learning challenges. Moreover, I have experience teaching ESL, and I am aware of the specific challenges English language learners face with writing and speaking.
I thoroughly enjoy working one-on-one with students, seeing their academic skills improve immensely and personal sense of confidence grow! I love tutoring, as it allows me to understand the unique challenges every child or adolescent faces academically. Through personal interaction, I can tailor my curriculum and lessons to meet the needs of my students.
HobbiesBetween spending time with my 8 and 10 year-old sons, I love to read, go to movies, and take a bike ride through the wonderful Bay Area landscape. Since one of my kids has learning challenges, I fully understand what it is like to be on the parent's end of bringing up a child with special needs.
10th Grade Writing, 1st Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Reading, 4th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Reading, 6th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Reading, 8th Grade Reading, 9th Grade Reading, PSAT Critical Reading, Phonics, Executive Functioning, Social Studies, American History, History, 12th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Reading, 10th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Writing, 1st Grade Writing, 2nd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Writing, 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Writing, 9th Grade Writing, Creative Writing, Expository Writing, Persuasive Writing, Writing, World History
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