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Berkeley, CA 94705

Female

Member since:09/2013

I am a Certified Teacher

Rates from $25 to $50

I can perfom tutoring:

  • On-line
  • In-home
  • Group

Will travel up to 15 miles

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A 24 hour voice mail is required for a cancellation; otherwise, full fees with be charged. A $5.00 fuel surcharge will be charged for travel beyond 10 miles. Materials are not included in the rate.

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About Me

Experience Summary

I have been a dynamic, successful elementary, middle and high school teacher as well as college instructor of Art, English, French and History for many years. I also taught in a two way language immersion school ( English and Spanish) for six years so I can teach Beginning and Intermediate levels of Spanish. While teaching, I have always taken courses in the best practices of teaching as well as courses in subject matter content. I have tutored people of all ages, learning styles and needs in a range of subject matter, including testing; I ascertain how each student learns best to develop the most fitting, effective teaching strategies for them. I am considered a Master teacher as I train other teachers about best practices and have also been recognized as "Teacher of the Year.”

Teaching Style

I believe learning should always be engaging and meaningful. It is critical to address individual student learning modalities and needs so the student can experience great success. I have always been a teacher of best practices, meaning incorporating those strategies and methodologies which are the most effective. They work because they promote high student investment and engagement.

My Hobbies

Mixed Media Artist, Printmaker, Hiker, Cross Country Skier

Other Comments

I have spent many years in positions of school site leadership while also working as a full time classroom teacher. I have tutored in a variety of situations for many years as well.

Credentials

Type Level Year Title Issued By
Degree Masters 1997 Art, Design and Interactive Digi... Academy of Art University
Certification K-12 1987 Teacher of English, French, History State of California
Award Professional Development 2011 Profesional Development Coach fo... Alameda County Office of Education

Subject Commentary

American History Proficiency: Expert
I have spent several years teaching various American History courses to high school juniors.
Composition Proficiency: Expert
As an English teacher I focus on critical thinking, reading and writing. Students work from a rubric and the Bay Area Writing Process.
Drawing This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I possess a masters in Art and have been a studio art teacher for many years at the elementary, high school and college levels. I have also tutored individuals in drawing - figure, still life and other. All Art projects begin with the sketch. It is critical for all visual artists to be able to draw and draw well.
English This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
In addition to possessing a degree and teaching credential in the subject, I have spent many years as a classroom teacher and tutor of English and Language Arts, grades K- 12 and college.
French
I was a French major, lived in France and have taught the language in both classroom and individual settings. I am repeatedly told by native speakers that I sound like one of them.
Geography Proficiency: Experienced
I am especially proficient in World Geography.
Government Proficiency: Experienced
I am well-versed in US Government having taught it to high school seniors.
Grammar Proficiency: Expert
My two undergraduate majors were English and French. As a result, I am quite the grammarian.
Journalism Proficiency: Experienced
As a high school English teacher I also served as newspaper and yearbook advisor. I also worked as a freelance writer for a small town newspaper.
Language Arts Proficiency: Expert
I have spent many years as a Middle School language arts teacher and have much experience tutoring elementary and middle school students in all language arts areas.
Literature Proficiency: Expert
In addition to teaching and tutoring English, American, World and Contemporary Literature courses to middle and high school and college students, I have also taught and tutored elementary students about grade level literature. I am an avid reader of great literature.
Painting Proficiency: Expert
As an elementary, high school and college Studio Art teacher, I teach units on painting in a variety of media as is age-appropriate. I personally work in water, tempera, acrylic, oil and beyond.
Poetry Proficiency: Experienced
Poetry study units hold their own place of significance in any English or language Arts course for all grade levels. In addition to teaching poetry, I write it from time to time.
PSAT Proficiency: Expert
I have spent many years helping people prepare for the Verbal SATs ... I am an English major and teacher of the language ( critical thinking and reading, composition, grammar and word studies etc.).
Reading
Reading for understanding is a critical skill; one essential for all disciplines of study. I have taught Reading for many years to students of all ages in classroom and individual settings.
Reading Comprehension Proficiency: Expert
What is the difference between Reading and Reading Comprehension? If you do not comprehend what you read you are not reading, are you?
SAT - Verbal Proficiency: Expert
I have spent many years helping people to do well on the Verbal SATs ... I am an English major and teacher of the language ( critical thinking and reading, composition, grammar and word studies etc.).
Sculpting Proficiency: Expert
I teach and work in papier mache, found object and clay sculpture.
Shakespeare Proficiency: Expert
Teaching Shakespeare is one of life's finer joys; the works are rich, insightful and humorous.
Social Studies Proficiency: Expert
I spent many years teaching Middle School Social Studies and am quite knowledgeable about the curricula for grades 6-8: Ancient History, the World in the Middle Period of History and American History. I also worked as a member of a team developing curriculum materials for grade 7 Social Studies and have trained teachers in that curriculum.
Spelling
A fundamental skill ...
Study Skills Proficiency: Expert
Effective study skill methods differ according to individual learning style. It is essential to discern at the very minimum, what kind of learner a student is and where they fall in Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. I have had much experience supporting students in my classes and different individuals to develop effective study skills.
TOEFL Proficiency: Experienced
I have spent many years teaching individual students of English as a Foreign Language how to speak, understand, read and write in standard American English.
Writing Proficiency: Expert
I have worked for many years with classes and individuals to help them learn the writing process and to master the kinds of expository writing . This applies to grades 4- college as is grade level appropriate.
Writing Skills Proficiency: Expert
I have worked for many years with classes and individuals to help them learn the writing process and to master the kinds of expository writing . This applies to grades 4- college as is grade level appropriate.

All Subjects I Tutor

  • ACT
  • American History
  • Basic Learning Skills
  • Composition
  • Creative Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Dyslexia
  • Elementary
  • Elementary Grammar
  • Elementary Math
  • Elementary Phonics
  • Elementary Reading
  • Elementary Science
  • Elementary Social Studies
  • Elementary Study Skills
  • Elementary Vocabulary
  • English
  • French
  • GED
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Grammar
  • GRE
  • Homework Help
  • Journalism
  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Painting
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • PSAT
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • SAT - Verbal
  • Sculpting
  • Shakespeare
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Spelling
  • Study Skills
  • Teacher Cert Exams
  • Test Preparation
  • Testing Skills
  • Testing Strategies
  • TOEFL
  • World History
  • Writing
  • Writing Skills