I started tutoring 15 years ago and since then I have helped a wide variety of students achieve their goals. They include special needs children that required a very structured environment in order to focus; gifted children that were not challenged by the regular curriculum; teenagers that needed a little help to graduate, or conversely, needed a little push to get the high "A" they needed for college; younger children and adults for whom English is a second language; and adults wishing to add a new qualification to their resume. I really enjoy what I do. Whilst I love to expand students' vocabulary and English comprehension, I also specialize in both ACT and SAT test prep, which requires a problem solving approach to finding the meaning of a text. Whilst these tests can be daunting for students, some new methods and a fresh approach can make a big difference. I understand that your result is really our result, so keeping students engaged and focused is crucial.
I have the following qualifications:
CBEST (California Basic Education Skills Test)
AA from Cabrillo College
Ca in Chemistry
GPA 3.95 BSc (hons) Aquaculture and Fisheries Science
Over 10 years of tutoring experience
I speak fluent French and good Spanish and am experienced with ESOL teaching. Because I have a mixed background in both languages and science, I also tutor math grades 1 through 5, as well as biology to 10th grade and Chemistry/Science to 10th grade.