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I’ve always been attracted to the rewarding profession of teaching. I’ve been teaching for the last 20 years and it's been such a privilege to be a positive part of all my students' stories. As a result, I have built life-long, lasting connections with my students. My professional bio and education qualifications include:
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
• Private and public Spanish Instructor
I teach beginning to advanced-level Spanish to persons of all ages. Books, media, dictionaries, age-appropriate games, and flash cards are the materials used for instruction. Students are assessed with oral and written quizzes.
• A variety of certificates of training and teaching, in the realm of Overseas Language Instruction in English and Spanish, Teaching Orientations, and Evaluating.
*** Lesson Details ***
They will walk into a highly positive, friendly, warm environment with an instructor who is able to recognize immediately their instructional level and needs, and will be able to connect with them. They will experience immediate results and feed off of their success and be encouraged for future sessions.
My teaching process is summed up in 3 words:
Engage. Encourage. Excel.
I ENGAGE my students with material that is interesting and purposeful.
I ENCOURAGE my students to work hard to achieve their educational goals.
I watch my students EXCEL and successfully and confidently reach their full potential.
I am a highly qualified English and writing teacher available to tutor students of all ages in all humanities-related subjects.
Specifically, I work with students who need assistance with:
-Beginner reading and writing skills
-High school reading comprehension and writing skills
-High school and college research paper process
-Study and organizational skills
-AP Exam Prep (AP World History, AP US History, AP European History, AP Psychology, and AP English) *90% success rate for students passing their AP Exams
-College admissions process and college essay writing
My goal is to give students the tools and practice to improve upon their reading, writing, and study skills, so they can confidently and successfully excel on their own after working with me.
-BA in English Education at University of Delaware
-MA in English Literature at San Diego State University
-12 years of tutoring with all ages and humanities-related subjects
-1 year as a high school English teacher
-2 years as a college-level writing tutor
-2 years as a college writing and literature professor
*** Lesson Details ***
Upon meeting a student for the first time, I typically discuss the following details with both the parent and student:
-What is the overall goal for the tutoring sessions? Does the student need daily or weekly sessions to achieve this goal?
-How does the student learn best? Is he/she an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner?
-Once I understand the overall goal and the process in which the student learns best, we will create a plan together for moving forward in a clear, manageable fashion
-Before each session begins, I create a list of objectives and a plan to complete them, so it's clear to the student what needs to get accomplished during each meeting.
In this way, everyone involved feels productive and successful!
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have no strict requirements for specific equipment that you must have for our sessions, however, below are a few suggestions:
In-person sessions: It's a good idea to have a work space set up that is away from distraction. Also, have all of your materials ready, so we don't waste any of your tutoring time getting books, paper, etc!
Online sessions: Strong WiFi connection, so you can easily access a Skype session. Also, it's ideal to set up your work space in a quiet setting and be prepared with attachments and exercises opened and/or completed that I've e-mailed to you prior to our session.
*** Specialties ***
While I have experience working with many students in all humanities-related subjects (English, History, Psychology, Women's Studies), I most often work with students who need help learning the writing process. I also spend a lot of time helping students navigate the college admissions process and writing their college admissions essays.
In addition, I spend a lot of time working with students who need help staying on track in their AP courses and prepping for their AP exams. I have a 90% success rate for students who pass their AP exams after working with me.
I'm a devoted and a passionate teacher, even though I'm teaching a wide variety of subjects my focus is on music and the drum set.
Lessons are generally in a relaxed setting and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals, every lesson is as different as every person. What are your goals? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.
As a teacher, my goal is to provide a positive hands-on experience. I strive to create an environment where learning is enjoyed and explored, teaching in an exciting, fun, and passionate mode. I am not strict, and have a strong sense of humor - although I do expect the students to practice. I have an extremely optimistic, energetic disposition and use positive reinforcement to encourage my students! This has always served me very well in working with students. Give it a try, you will be satisfied!
Hello! Thanks for considering me as your private tutor!
With a Bachelor's degree in Television, Film and New media, and a Minor in Journalism, I have been tutoring students for the past four years.
English and writing are my specialties. Dedication, commitment and a passion for seeing my peers succeed are a few qualities that set me apart from any other private tutor. It's my desire to see you grow by inspiring you to do your best.
Results matter. I like to focus on the immediate results. Taking lessons with me is a process that involves finding the right learning methods for the student.
A few things that I consider with my students: Are you an auditory learner? Are you a visual learner? Are you a kinesthetic learner? Or, are you a little bit of any combination of the three?
What to expect:
I prefer to travel to the student's home, or meet at a school or library. It's a good idea to avoid distractions as much as possible. I believe learning takes a step-by-step process and it's my professional view that you'll see the most growth and progress after about 18-24 hours of private instruction (I suggest a one-hour lessons twice a week).
I also teach lessons online! Lessons online are just as, if not more, beneficial for my students. It's convenient, and you can take your lesson-plan on the go.
According to The New York Times, "A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: 'On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.'"
I like to keep my online learners engaged and use Skype, Scribblar and Google Docs to keep my students on track.
Let me help you! You can book your lessons and contact a TakeLesson student counselor to set up your schedule.
I will get in touch with my new students within 48 hours of scheduling. And remember, if you don't think things are working out, your lessons are fully refundable after your first lesson with me!
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
*** Specialties ***
Script writing, news writing, feature writing and essay writing.
My educational background in Math & Engineering has given me an exceptional understanding of Mathematics and its applications in real life. Also, my experience as a tutor provided me an opportunity to deliver math knowledge in developing way to students' interests in math as a science.
I also want to point out that I make learning process and understanding math much easier for students by initiating an interactive approach during my tutoring classes and always keep improving their knowledge by giving them challenging math and logic problems in order to expand their math potentials.
Students can expect my help in wide spectrum of different math fields such as: Arithmetic, Algebra, Calculus, Geometry and Combinatorics; including various areas of Applied Math as well. I also prepare students and improve their performance in SAT Math, ACT Math, GRE and GMAT.
My schedule is very flexible.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and help you achieve your academic goals.
Hello! My name is Jamie, and I can't wait to meet you! I have been teaching for about a year now, and have loved every second of it. I graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Anthropology in 2012, and I have since gone on to achieve a CELTA certification to teach English as a second language. I have just returned from Thailand where I spent six months living and working as a high school English teacher and private tutor, and am ready to take my teaching back to San Diego!
I am a laid back and fun loving person, and my teaching style reflects this. My lessons are enjoyable and engaging, with a strong focus on conversation and activities.
I hope to meet you soon, and look forward to helping you meet your goals!
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."