Ms. Starr, Educator

Ms. Starr, Educator

5.0Exceptional(9 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


As an educator with over 20 years of experience across 12 grade levels, I use a variety of methods and tools to assist students in reaching their academic goals. Whether it is bringing a student up to grade level, helping with difficult topics or enhancing their skills so that they can be better prepared for the years ahead, I will work with your student to make certain that they find and maintain confidence in their intellectual skills.

* I am equipped to help students with

Language arts - K to 12th grade Math - K to 8th grade

Social Studies - 3rd to 12th grade Science - 3rd to 7/8 grade (no chem)

Essay & Research writing Test Prep (ISSEE, P/SAT language arts)

* First contact is through the messaging portion of Tutors dot com


Hired 4 times
1 employee
27 years in business
Serves Covina , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle


Grade level

Pre-kindergarten, Elementary school, Middle school

Type of math

General arithmetic, Pre-algebra, Algebra


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gianna H.

Ms. Starr was very helpful in catching my nephew up to grade level, especially after he changed school districts and transitioned into middle school. She was professional and communicated after each session what was worked on. Highly recommend!
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June 18, 2024


lucy F.

Ms Starr was very professional and down to earth. She always gave us a report after each tutoring session.
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June 12, 2024


Adalee C.

She is extremely organized and she teaches the academic materials very well. I am currently a junior in highschool and I still continue to use her methods to write better essays, achieve higher test scores, etc. She is truly remarkable and has changed my academic life.
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September 02, 2022


Eric B.

Mrs. Star was excellent! She kept things light and fun while tackling the hard subject. She also planned fun creative projects to break up the book work.
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August 22, 2022


D C.

She goes through items with your child in things they don’t understand until it makes sense to them. She provides them with homework to complete helping them to always strive to do better.
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August 09, 2022


Jenn C.

Ms Starr has helped my 9 year old progress milestones this past year. My son was struggling in school and needed a lot of one on one attention. Ms Starr was patient with my son and worked with him day in and out until he got down a lot of concepts. We are grateful we found such an awesome teacher and will continue to work with her.
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August 09, 2022

Frequently asked questions

First, I have a conversation with the parent(s) and/or student through

I want a student to feel comfortable with me, as I will be someone who will spend time one-on-one with them, so I want them to feel that they can discuss their concerns with me.

Then, I will assess for issues or skills that need strengthening.  I will discuss my expectations of behavior and the goals that we will share in getting the student to achieve academic success.

I'm a graduate of Humboldt State University. I have 2 Bachelor's degrees, Psychology and Multiple Subjects, commonly known as elementary education. I have additional supplementary authorizations in English, allowing me to teach up to 12th grade in that subject, and the CLAD authorization, which allows me to teach English as a second language. I have over 20 years of experience utilizing these degrees as a teacher and tutor.

My tutoring fees start at $45 (teaching skills, assisting with homework, etc.)per 60 minute session.

I am open to working for longer time frames or with more than one student. My fees change dependent on length of time, the number of students and degree of difference between students.

Students requiring more than 15 miles of travel will also incur a $5+ travel fee .

Every August my mother would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up. By the time I was in 9th grade, I knew I wanted to work with children. By the end of 9th grade I realized that I would be happiest working with children to help them understand academics and to use that knowledge beyond the classroom. The rest, as they say, is history.   

I have worked with students from kinder through 12th grade in most subjects, and with students who are just learning English for the 1st time.  Some students were accelerated learners and others were overcoming academic challenges. In all cases, I have endeavored to make learning interesting and strengthen the student's self confidence. 

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Any time a student's face lights up with the knowledge that they understand a new concept, become aware of their own abilities and their confidence grows are the times I am most fond of.

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Services offered

Reading And Writing Tutoring
Test Prep Tutoring