James M.|Santa Monica, CA
9 yrs exp
40 yrs old
Private Tutor/Teacher - Mindfulness & Meditation
My childcare background includes over nine years of nannying, tutoring, mentoring, and teaching. Currently, I teach at a progressive charter school in Santa Monica and I also privately tutor around LA county. I specialize in social-emotional care and teach and tutor mindfulness, literacy, math, and sports. I have worked with special needs kids: autism, ADHD, ODD, Dyslexia. I have worked with children ranging in age from six months to 13 years. I am very warm and fun but always maintain clear expectations for safety and respect. I accent music, sports, art, and nature. Mini-adventures are always in order: creative outings that prompt learning opportunities and teachable moments. I easily relate with kids and have empathy and compassion for life as they experience it. I tutor in mindfulness, literacy, math, and sports. Creative writing, nature hikes, imaginative and constructive free play are all available. I also teach songwriting courses and offer guitar lessons.