The Wise Owl

The Wise Owl

5.0 (5)
1 hire on
1 employee
22 years in business

About this tutor

Retired credentialed teacher who loves to teach English Language Arts. I have over three decades of experience. I love to read and write and I want you to do too!

I enjoy meeting new people and having fun while learning.

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Gardena, CA 90247
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5 Reviews


  • Karen Larranaga

    Mrs. Powell laid the foundation for my love of English language and literature. With her guidance, I was able to excel in not only reading comprehension, but also vocabulary, grammar, and writing. I credit Mrs. Powell for teaching me the fundamentals of English language and fueling my passion for literature. With the skills she instilled in me during my formative years, I was able to go on and get nearly perfect scores on the SAT in the critical reading and writing sections. The time she put in teaching me everything she could encouraged me to believe in myself and succeed in all of my future endeavors.

  • Taylor K.

    The Wise Owl made learning such a fun process! More importantly, she was always willing to take the time to ensure I fully understood a concept before moving on to the next topic.

  • Nicholas Vidana

    My experience with The Wise Owl was superb! She was extremely patient with my skill ability, she was very precise with her tutoring method and she brought a very great vibe! I highly recommend, The Wise Owl to anyone!

  • Saied Q.

    The Wise Owl has a unique ability to make complex problems seem simple. She was able to offer tutoring at a pace that met my unique needs and had an enthusiasm that made lessons enjoyable. Additionally, the consistent feedback helped me understand my progress real-time. Amazing!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Interview first to see what their needs are. Use diagnostic materials or observation to determine the materials we will need.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor of Arts in English

Master in Education

Secondary English Credential 

Reading Specialist Credential 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

No, I do not.

How did you get started teaching?

Hereditary; I come from a family of educators.

What types of students have you worked with?

Diverse group of ethnicities and backgrounds. Ages pre-school to adult. Even taught conversational English on an online platform to students in Beijing, China.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I host a reunion for my former students. This year we had it on Zoom. It was hard to host a party with so many people but we had fun. Guests said it made them happy.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be honest in how to like to learn material/have it presented to you. Let your tutor know what genres you like - or don't. Reading should not be torturous.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do I truly enjoy reading? If I don't, why? Are my interests different than what I am required to read?Do I think reading can be fun?

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