Reading, English, Grammar & Literature Learning

Reading, English, Grammar & Literature Learning

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I have several years experience as a certified literacy tutor and homework helper. I also have TESL certification. (Teaching English as a Second Language. My special skills are in English coursework - covering reading, grammar, spelling, literature, along with writing guidelines for both term and research papers.

My goal is to make learning fun, and I use several techniques to help students reach their goals.

I enjoy the moment a student understands a certain concept or strategy I've taught them so they're better able to retain and use that new knowledge in their future educational endeavors.


Highlights

6 years in business
Serves La Mesa , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Paypal

Details

Grade level

Pre-kindergarten, Elementary school, Middle school, High school, Adult learner

Subject

Reading, Essay writing, Creative writing, Handwriting, Spelling, Grammar, Learning English as a 2nd language

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Frequently asked questions

I use a different process, depending on the age of the student.  If I am working with K-8 graders, I would try to find out as much information as I could from the parents as far as where the student is grade wise, if an IEP has been done, the personality of the child -- shyness, their ability to concentrate for long periods of time, etc.  When first working with the student, I usually like to start at a grade below their present grade to assess where I think they are - whether it's reading, spelling, writing skills.I also use this process for high school students, too. 

If I am working with ESL adults, I will have a long conversation with them and try to assess where they are in their speaking, reading and writing skills, and from there, I will use a number of tools to better able them to grasp the concepts of what we are working on.   What works best for me are flashcards and beginning reading books.

I have gone through two separate literacy trainings over the years and received my certifications.  I am also TESL certified. (Teaching English as a Second Language.)

I worked as a court reporter for 30 years where I was required to have a proficient level of expertise in English, vocabulary, grammar and spelling.

My standard fee is $15.00 an hour.

I also will do a sliding scale and pro bono work, as I believe if a student needs help, money should not be a hindrance to them.

When my children were young, I became the house the neighborhood kids came to for homework nights.  We actually called it Habitat for Homework.  From there I received training as a literacy volunteer, and have been active in that role for several years.  Currently I volunteer at San Diego Refuge Tutoring.

I have worked mostly with K-8, but have taught literacy to adults.  Additionally, I have worked with several college students on writing and  editing their research papers and helping them navigate through the standards necessary to create an accurate paper using the proper guidelines.


Services offered

Esl
Reading And Writing Tutoring