Alison L.


Alison L.

Tutor

Santa Clara, CA 95051

Will travel 10 miles

$75 per hour.

4.89 143 ratings

Experienced English Teacher

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. Let me tell you a little bit about myself to help you decide whether or not I'm the right tutor for you. I'm a high school English teacher in Campbell, where I started my teaching career twelve years ago. I teach primarily 10th and 11th grade, but I have also taught 9th grade and ELD (a.k.a. ESL). My two greatest passions as a teacher are helping kids to really love literature and teaching kids how to be effective, eloquent writers. Bef... [more]


Reading

I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, as well as a CA teaching credential in English, and a Master's in Education. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade, for the past eleven years, including Reading.


Writing

I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, as well as a CA teaching credential in English, and a Master's in Education. As a student, I never received anything less than an A- on an essay, throughout both high school and college. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade, for the past eleven years. One of my primary objectives is teaching good writing skills, and I have created and collected a wide variety of materials to help in that endeavor.


English

I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, as well as a CA teaching credential in English, and a Master's in Education. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade, for the past eleven years.


Literature

Good literature is one of my primary passions in life. I have been a voracious reader all my life, continuing to this day. I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, where I fell in love particularly with Faulkner, Twain, and Tolstoy. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade (world literature and American literature), for the past eleven years. In particular, I have a strong background in American literature, especially African American literature.


Proofreading

I have a BA with Honors in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz, as well as a CA teaching credential in English, and a Master's in Education. I have taught high school English, primarily 10th and 11th grade, for the past eleven years, and proofreading student writing is a major function of my job. In addition, I have experience proofreading adult writing, having edited a colleague's novel, as well as having worked with college-age students on their writing.


CBEST

I took and passed the CBEST on 12/6/03 in the process of getting my teaching credential. I received a scaled score of 79/80 in the reading section, 70/80 in the math section, and 75/80 in the writing section, for a combined scaled score of 224/240.