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Natalie S.

West Hollywood, CA

About Natalie

My Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is summed up in 3 words: Engage. Encourage. Excel.

I ENGAGE with my students with subject matter that is interesting and purposeful.

I ENCOURAGE my students to work hard to achieve their educational goals.

And, I watch my students EXCEL while successfully and confidently reaching their full potential.

My Goal
My goal is to give students the right tools combined with the one-one-one intensive practice to improve upon their reading, writing, and study skills, so they can confidently and successfully excel on their own after working
with me.

My Educational Background and Experience
I am a highly qualified teacher with a Master’s degree in English Education. I have 15 years of experience as an independent tutor and a high school and college level teacher. I primarily work with students in all of the humanities-based courses to include: English, Writing, Rhetoric, Psychology, World History, European History, U.S. History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies).

My focus with students is most often on:
-The college admissions process + essay
-Helping students to learn and prep for the AP Exams. I have a 90% success rate for students passing their AP Exams
I also work with students who need assistance in the following:
-Beginner reading and writing skills
-High school reading comprehension and writing skills
-High school and college research paper process
-Study and organizational skills

A Quick Snapshot of my Education and Experience:
-BA in English Education at University of Delaware
-MA in English Literature at San Diego State University

-15 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?
Does the student want to work in person one-on-one, in a small group setting, or via Skype?
-How does the student learn best? Is he/she an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner?
-Once I understand the overall goal and 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 session.

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 finding the right books, questions, etc.

Online sessions: Strong WiFi connection, so you can easily access a Skype session. Also, it's ideal to set up your workspace 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.


Jessica R May 11, 2016
English · In studio
Best English teacher in High school I have ever experienced. She takes the time to make sure you learn! I will always remember Ms. Natalie S and will always thank her for my knowledge today!
Nouf April 1, 2016
Reading · Online
Great Teacher - My son is learning new things very quickly & really enjoying the lessons :)
Chris S. February 6, 2016
Poetry · Online
Verified Student
A breath of fresh air!

Natalie was outstanding in preparing our 12 y.o. for a poetry recitation. She guided him through all elements of the poem from interpretation to his style of delivery and presentation. He did a great job and has Natalie to thank for it. Highly recommended!
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Natalie S.

Natalie S.

West Hollywood, CA 90069
starting at
$39 / 40-min

Daniel F.

Woodland Hills, CA

About Daniel

Contact: 818-577-7000

Daniel graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He has a passion for explaining how the physical world works through math and physics along with 9 years of tutoring experience in those subjects, test prep, and mentorship programs. The teaching strategy he believes in emphasizes subject fundamentals, a powerful and necessary tool for higher problem solving. This strategy has proven very effective regardless of the student's educational background or mental ability. Besides being knowledgeable, Daniel is motivating, caring, and patient in guiding your st
udent 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 attributed 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 students' shortcomings and formulate a plan for higher achievement.

• Math:
Elementary • Pre-Algebra • Algebra 1 & 2 • Geometry • Pre-Calculus • Trigonometry • AP Calculus • Business Calculus • Differential Equations
• Physics:
AP Physics 1 & 2 • College Physics
• Test Prep:
SAT I & II • ACT • ISEE • SSAT • HSPT • GRE • and more
• MS Word • Excel • PowerPoint • Windows
• Mentorship:
• Grade Monitoring
• Teacher Collaboration
• Executive Functioning:
• Organization
• Time Management
• Study Skills
• Completely turned around achievement and self-confidence of mentored students
• Track record of student improvement particularly in math and physics

Contact me at 818-577-7000


Rick K. September 9, 2016
Microsoft Excel · In studio
Verified Student
Daniel was as helpful and informative as I could have hoped. If I need more lessons down the road, I will definitely use him again.
Barbara Y. May 12, 2016
Microsoft Word · In home
Verified Student
Was very knowledgable in the facts I needed
Leor May 5, 2016
AP Calculus · In home
Great tutor! Very friendly, very knowledgable, very helpful... Would highly recommend!
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Daniel F.

Daniel F.

Woodland Hills, CA 91364
starting at
$50 / 60-min

Deborah K.

Tarzana, CA

About Deborah

Teaching is my passion! I am enthusiastic about my work. I have been a teacher for 9 years. I have taught everything from 1st grade to 12th grade. My best subjects are science and math, but I also teach English and writing. I have a Bachelor Arts and a Masters degree in education. I am currently working as a teacher in a small private school.


Alex G. August 18, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · In home
Verified Student
Deborah helped me learn with my Photo program. She did a great job taking me step by step to learn how to replace a background of a photo, just what I wanted to learn plus some other tips.
mel August 12, 2016
Math · In studio
Deborah is great in all math areas including algebra and geometry. She has a way of explaining that makes everything very understandable.
ellen August 12, 2016
Knitting · In studio
Deborah really knows a lot about knitting and made it seem very simple. She's terrific
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Deborah K.

Deborah K.

Tarzana, CA 91356
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Janis V.

Woodland Hills, CA

About Janis

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 7 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Facetime. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children.


keith September 17, 2015
Algebra · In studio
She's awesome! would love her to help all my kids.
Audie L. May 10, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Amazing. After only five lessons, my son not only loves the guitar, but is playing songs....and LOVES Janis! Couldn't be happier.
Ophelia S. October 13, 2014
Elementary Math · In home
I have 3 boys ages 7-12. Somehow Janis manages to make time to teach and read with all three before she leaves. The kids love her and more importantly respect her.
If you can get her I highly recommend it.
She covers all subjects and specializes in science by making it fun and entertaining.
5 Stars all the way!
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Janis V.

Janis V.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367
starting at
$65 / 60-min

Laurel S.

Pacific Palisades, CA

About Laurel

Hello! I'm Laurel, and I would love to help you or your child unlock your musical abilities and academic potential! I'm college educated in both classical music performance and English literature. In addition to teaching, I perform as a singer, organist, and pianist with musical groups all over the greater L.A. area, including the Pacific Chorale, the Charles Dickens Carolers, Nova Vocal Ensemble, and many others.

I'm happy to meet my students at any location near either Pacific Palisades or North Hollywood - I can teach music at any location with a piano, and I can tutor academic subjects
anywhere. Contact me for more information. I look forward to meeting you!

A note about availability - I keep this updated as accurately as possible, but because I travel over a wide area, your preferred time slot may not be possible for me, depending on the location of the lesson. Please contact me to discuss scheduling before you sign up.

If you choose to take lessons at my home location, please be aware that I have cats. If you have a phobia or allergy, this location won't be suitable for you.

You can view my studio policies here:


Elizabeth B. September 17, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She is so bright, smart,lovely and patient

We love her already 🌹🌹
Sheila August 23, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I'm a complete novice. Laurel was very supportive and positive. I've come away from my first lesson feel confident I can do this.
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Rebecca C. August 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She's awesome!
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Laurel S.

Laurel S.

North Hollywood, CA 91606
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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