Michelle W.


Michelle W.

Tutor

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Will travel 10 miles

$60 per hour.

4.97 585 ratings

Credentialed Tutor Specialties- Math, Reading, and Special Needs

Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a patient teacher who has been tutoring students of all ages since 2013. I have tutored many students that have been identified with special needs including ADHD/ADD, anxiety, OCD, aspergers, and dyslexia. Prior to tutoring, I taught high school science for five years and middle school math and science for two years. I have a PhD in biology, a multiple subject teaching credential, and a bachelor's degree in microbiology. I am an excellent math, science,... [more]


Algebra 1

I have a Ph.D. in science, a multiple subject credential and have tutored Algebra 1 for 5 years.


Biology

I am a former biology teacher. I have a bachelors degree in microbiology and a doctorate in plant pathology.


Vocabulary


Grammar

I have written a thesis, and published in peer reviewed journals. Also, I earned a multiple subject credential.


Microsoft Word


Prealgebra

I have 246 hours experience tutoring prealgebra. I taught prealgebra for two years in a classroom.


Reading

I have a multiple subject credential, have passed the RICA, and have tutored reading for five years. I tutor preschoolers through college students in phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension.


Writing


English


Literature


GED


TOEFL


Spelling


Elementary Math

I have a multiple subject credential and I have tutored math for 5 years, including Elementary Math.


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I received a multiple subject teaching credential. Also, I have tutored many elementary students in all subjects. My students always improve in either one or multiple subjects as a result of tutoring. Please read my testimonials.


Study Skills

I have been a tutor independently for the last two years and reinforce study skills with students. We go over test taking strategies such as underlining key words, and circling words such as "except" in the phrase "all of the words below are verbs except." I also stress using a planner and keeping an organized notebook. Another study tool I use with students is graphic organizers for prewrites. I teach students how to look for key terms when reading a history or science text and also how to answer questions at the end of the chapter. All of these tools help to make the student more successful in school. I also have earned a doctorate in plant pathology.


Special Needs

In several of the classes for the multiple subject teaching credential I learned how to adapt lesson plans for students with students with special needs including those with learning disabilities and gifted students. Throughout my teaching and tutoring career I have effectively taught students with special needs.


Botany

I have earned a doctorate in plant pathology. Plant pathology involves the interaction between plants and their pathogens. Thus, I needed to be proficient in botany in order to do research and write my thesis. I learned botany both from college classes, talking with others, and reading the literature.


ADHD

I am qualified to tutor students who have ADD/ADHD based on both my education and experience. I hold a valid multiple subject teaching credential. One class dealt specifically with teaching students with special needs, including those who have ADD or ADHD. Also, as a teacher I taught many students with ADD/ADHD and adapted my lesson plans to fit the needs of all students. Finally, I have tutored several students who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. When tutoring, I utilize strategies that help students with attention deficit disorder become successful in the classroom.


CBEST

I am qualified to teach the CBEST because I have a multiple subject teaching credential. I have passed the CBEST on my first try and am familiar with the current version. I am very good at teaching math, language arts, and writing. Also, I teach test taking strategies that are very important to standardized test taking.


Common Core

I teach utilizing common core standards and have a multiple subject credential. I have tutored elementary school for 5 years.