I have an extensive background in tutoring and assisting in the classroom. I have worked with all levels from preschool through adult. I am patient and fun loving with a gentle sense of humor. I believe that everyone has intelligence and ability. I also believe that each person is unique and deserves respect and to be celebrated for who they are. I am sensitive to each person's cultural and economic background and learning styles and pace. Learning can be fun and rewarding.... [more]
I have worked with children and adults helping them understand and improve math skills and concepts for many years.
I worked as a teacher's assistant in a L.A.U.S.D. elementary school. I have also worked with elementary school students with special needs. I tutor elementary level subjects including Reading, Writing and Math. My college education provided a solid foundation in many disciplines. I believe that learning can be an adventure and I try to make it rewarding and fun. I understand and respect the unique abilities, learning pace and styles of each individual. I enjoy nurturing and developing the strengths and capacities of each individual with patience.
I studied music for many years. I played the piano, violin and viola. My background includes theory, history and applied music.
I teach English, grammar and language arts to children and adult native English speakers as well as English language learners. I teach English as a Second Language skills such as vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation and grammar.
I have worked as a tutor and teacher's assistant in regular public school and special education milieu. I have worked with all levels from preschool through high school and adult. I acquired study skills during my college educational process and can help students find ways to solve and break down problems in a systematic, effective way. I can help students be resourceful in researching information and learning how to solve problems. I understand and respect each individual's unique abilities, learning pace and styles. I recognize and build on each student's strengths and assist in developing his or her capacities. I believe that learning is an adventure and I strive to make it rewarding, exciting and fun.
I have worked with students with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and severe emotional disturbance as a tutor and teacher's assistant with The HELP Group's New School for Child Development and Optimist High School. I have also done job training, supported employment and assessment for students with developmental disabilities with The C.I.T.Y. Program. I understand and respect the unique abilities and learning pace and styles of each individual. I believe that every individual is of value and has beneficial qualities to offer. I enjoy nurturing and helping students develop and express their unique strengths and talents.
I teach ESL to adults from South America for Open English. I've tutored ESL to students from Mexico, Armenia, Japan, Korea and Thailand. I assist with vocabulary development, pronunciation, grammar, writing and conversation. I have helped students prepare for the TOEFL iBT exam. I focus on the students' areas of interest as well as vocabulary and usage that applies to their careers and lifestyles.
I have several years of experience in special education from preschool through high school level. I have worked with many students with learning differences and special needs. I am sensitive to and appreciative of the unique learning styles and pace of each individual. I also enjoy building on each student's strengths to help him/her be as resourceful and self-reliant as possible. I focus on the individual student in looking for ways to increase skills, understanding and achievement. I believe that learning can be fun and rewarding. I am creative and flexible in finding ways to make subjects interesting and engaging.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in anthropology. I have studied cultural and physical anthropology. Coursework I have taken includes medical, psychological and economic anthropology as well as social structure, linguistics and archaeological lab studies.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
I have several years of experience in special education. I understand and am sensitive to the unique abilities, learning style and pace of each individual. I adapt the learning material to the needs of the individual in order to maximize their engagement, understanding and progress. I believe learning can be fun and rewarding. I enjoy helping the student be as resourceful and self-reliant as possible.
I have a background in special education. I am sensitive to and respectful of each individual's unique abilities, learning style and pace. My focus is centered on the individual and I approach learning based on the student's needs. I enjoy building on the student's strengths and helping them be as resourceful and self-reliant as possible.