Professor of Political Science and History at Montgomery College
About Layla M.
Current Public Policy PhD candidate at George Mason's Schar School. MA in International Relations from NYU and nearly a decade worth of experience at the college and university levels. I am extremely passionate about education and am dedicated to helping my students succeed. I am excited to begin learning with you!
*** Lesson Details *** College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.
Solid understanding of Office and its uses. Experience using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in various lab courses in conjunction with technical writing reports.
I'm a graduate of UCLA School of Engineering with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I have a passion for explaining how the physical world works through math and physics along with 10 years of tutoring experience in those subjects, test prep, and mentorship programs. The teaching strategy I believe in emphasizes subject fundamentals, a powerful and necessary tool for higher problem solving. This strategy has proven effective regardless of the student's educational background or mental ability. Besides being knowledgeable, I am motivating, caring, and patient in guiding your student to academic success!
Executive Functioning is a separate realm that tutoring can assist in. It deals with cognitive processes including organization, time management, and study skills. Much of the difficulty students face in academic subjects can be attribute
d to the lack of executive functioning. They either cannot keep up with the pace and workload that advanced courses demand or haven't figured out the best way to study for themselves. I am able to assess a student's shortcomings and formulate a plan for higher achievement.
I am an experienced ESL, Writing, Speech, Literacy, Accent Modification coach and teacher. I have been doing this for the past 10+ years. I offer my students a structured and comprehensive curriculum that will change your English, speech, and grammar forever.
I have a ton of resources, know which textbooks to use for the best results and will provide my students with a variety of training videos that will help reinforce learned concepts outside of the class. I assess my students throughout their learning process.
I am very comfortable working with clients and colleagues of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Most of my work has been with individuals and businesses on a private basis. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you over the phone to discuss how I can be a valuable contributor to your education.
I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from George Washington University, a Masters in Clinical Counseling from John Hopkins University and I am also certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from The Georgetown University.
***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer (Windows preferred) after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***I have several years experience using Office software and have taught usage mostly to seniors.
***ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY. Lesson cancellations and schedule changes need to be submitted through Takelessons.com student website, relieve busy teacher from multiple informal requests***
My style and attitude toward teaching is a balance between subject delivery and reflective, supportive interaction. I seek to enable current research on education for busy, yet goal-driven student interests. This is done through customized online lessons coordinating the experience with optimal resources and tools: ESL and Speech students learn to monitor their own phonological issues with dedicated software/feedback, guiding German students through conversational dialogues, and ensuring relevant resources for Excel and related productivity lessons.
Due to my limited funds
, I do not have direct experience with the Adobe suite, but I have extensive knowledge of related, free distributions that are transferable. Possibly the only PhD on Takelessons server from a regionally accredited university, I am a member of the American Council on Foreign Language Learning and the Association for Language Learning. My most popular subjects are as follows:
North American English Pronunciation Practice for ESL (NAEPP-ESL) or Accent-Reduction: *****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 recordings, and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Carefully following Burkkowsky's (1969) multi-media method, I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. German Language and Culture: *****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 Recordings and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Microsoft Excel: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Typing: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Dr. Gokcedag has been able to identify and target very specific problems in my speech. His method is very effective. He is an excellent teacher!
October 5, 2019
Among the accent reduction teachers that I had before, Erol is the only one who actually could find the problems in my accent! The program he uses is very useful. The way he explains things or exaggerates the mistakes will help me to correct my accent. Overall, an awesome experience and I would totally recommend him to anyone.
I work with computers (Windows / Mac) for almost 20 years. Expert in office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, Numbers, Keynote).
Started early to use Excel for business and created sheets for an executive of a big German Company when I was 19.
I work as a tutor and mentor in many of those fields for years. It was and is a side business, but I always enjoyed teaching. I am looking forward to move on with you and / or your kids. Have a great day, Marcel
Update 02/10/15: Takelessons is a great way to teach and a fantastic and easy way to learn for students. I currently have 3 students per week, with several hours. I really enjoy it, either online via Skype or Facetime or Live at the students place. Hit me up and let's move something together.
I learned a lot from Marcel and liked his vision of how to redo the garden. The original garden was cluttered with overlapping plants and we discussed how to improve it. He pulled out his iPad and made several garden sketches that were helpful. The original garden was cluttered with overlapping plants and we decided to remove several of them and re-"orchestrate" the remaining ones. (We only bought new plants if they were needed to realize the new garden vision.) He is also a very hard worker, helping me (physically) transplant and add plants as required. For example, we transplanted a 100+ (?) pound Sago palm across the front yard. I would never have done that on my own (too heavy for me) but together we did it! Highly recommended. Bill
November 17, 2018
Excellent teacher. We took a 20'x2' section of "dirt" in the back, redid the soil, transplanted a rose in that section, added two other new roses and a bunch of ground cover. Looks great! Recommended.
July 2, 2017
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
I can teach you all you need to know and have you creating documents in no time. I build a personalized lesson plan for each student, with goals and level of expertise in mind. An assessment is done at the beginning of each lesson to verify previous lesson is retained. You prove your knowledge with small projects that are constantly used in the workplace. Let me help you reach your goals and have fun doing it.
Microsoft Office Specialist
I know computers seem scary. I can make them seem like a breeze! I have worked in the technology industry for over 25 years. I love technology and enjoy teaching even more! I build a personalized lesson plan for each student, with goals and level of expertise in mind. An assessment is done at the beginning of each lesson to verify previous lesson is retained. You prove your knowledge with small projects that are constantly used in the workplace. Let me help you reach your goals and have fun doing it.
Tawannna was so patient with my lack of experience taking online classes. My intention was to brush up on my excel skills for a new job I am up for. She not only answered all of my questions throughly...she showed me short cuts I could use to make me look like a rockstar! I feel confident with what I have learned. And I would certainly recommend her to others I know looking to sharpen-up their skills.
October 10, 2019
Extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher. With great understanding of what is required in the corporate world. The lesson was well organized and concise.
I have vast experience working with computers and have been an avid user of Microsoft Office for decades. I can teach you all the things that Office has to offer or concentrate on one specific aspect of it. You tell me why you are interested in Office and what you plan to get out it, and I will do my best to help your reach those goals.
I am a Civil Engineer specialized in Earthquake Engineering, but have diversified my background throughout the years (I am an avid student myself!). My teaching experience includes working as a professor at my university back at home and tutoring high school students- mainly in mathematics and physics. I have also taught Spanish to foreigners in my country. Before obtaining my degree, I worked as a computer technician and have always maintained this as a side-job and hobby. So I can also help you out if you wish to learn more about computers!
Pedro is a very thoughtful, patient and capable teacher. I am learning a lot of Spanish.
August 8, 2019
Pedro is a very good tutor. He is patient and explains the subject matter well. The student was comfortable with him and therefore was able to ask questions whenever it was needed. I appreciated Predro's schedule flexibility as well.
July 21, 2019
I had no idea how lucky I would be to find Pedro. I am an interior designer learning Autocad and having no prior experience with the program, Pedro made it totally accessible. He is a phenomenal teacher and is so kind and patient. He provides foundational rules at the beginning of each session and has clear goals mapped out for every step of the way. We have done a number of exercises that I did not think would be possible for me to accomplish at this point. I am so grateful to have found him and highly recommend him!!!!!
I have used Microsoft Office for 35 years, have taught most of the MS Office applications at a community college for 19 years, and done numerous contract trainings and consultations on special projects utilizing MS Office for business.
In sessions with me, you can learn the basics, special features, tips and tricks and the advanced features of the Microsoft Office Suite.
My teaching is tailored to your level, speed and what you want and need to know so that you can be successful using these applications for your specific needs.
I have tutored and taught from 16 to 90 years-old online, one-on-one, and in classroom settings.
I have 40 years of experience teaching – preschool through college-level, credit & non-credit courses – through tutoring and in classroom, online and corporate settings. I've taught Microsoft Office applications for the past 19 years.
MY FOCUS: --YOU! You will be empowered and succeed with each lesson. -- I will help you feel successful and empowered to master new tools and concepts you may find challenging. -- With caring, humor and attention, help you achieve your goals, regardless of your experience level
MY EXPERTISE: -- I'm patient, articulate, and able to effectively explain complex subjects to a wide variety of user levels. -- I create effective learning materials to accompany my trainings, breaking complicated concepts into simple, easy-to-follow steps -- I consistently receive high ratings in my computer
classes for my teaching as well as for the learning materials created for my students.
MY EXPERIENCE: -- I have extensive experience in teaching, training, coaching (both individuals and groups) in both educational and business settings. I have professional experience in academic and business settings in computer instruction, training needs assessment, training consulting, and training materials development. -- Since 1985, I've tutored individuals and taught college classes, small businesses, and corporate employees in computer applications, specializing in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. -- For the past 19 years I have taught each of the Microsoft Office applications and Introduction to Windows for several departments at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, and for the Computer Science and Business Technology departments at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. -- I also have experience in personal coaching, public speaking, vocal performance, book indexing and editing.