Location: Santa Clara CA USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: English and Reading
Subjects: Writing, Reading Comprehension, Reading, Phonics, Literature, Grammar, ESL: English as a Second Language, Basic English

Miss Monica S. of Santa Clara CA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Miss Monica S.
Gender: Female   Age: 31-40
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I have been referred to as an enthusiastic, amiable, and patient tutor. I communicate extremely well with kids, as well as adults and my love of tutoring truly shows.

Here's more about me:

• I am a talented writer and editor
• I have a Bachelor of Arts in English-language literature from
UC Santa Cruz
• English M.A. program in progress
• 3.7 GPA in major and 3.5 overall GPA
• I relate extremely well to kids
• I have professional experience as a writer, editor, and
researcher for colleges and non-profit organizations
• I'm a native English speaker

I can furnish excellent character, academic, and professional references upon your request.

My Style:
I have a very patient, encouraging, and amiable tutoring style. Because each student learns differently and has different interests, I vary my style with each student. However, I always do the following:

1. Discuss with the client (or the client's parents) what he or she is studying now/going to study in the near future. Follow the teacher's curriculum. I create supplemental worksheets and reading materials to help client better understand what is being taught in class.

2. I like to be sure the client understands the material. For example, I make sure that I can answer the following in the affirmative:
� Is the student able explain grammatical concepts to others effectively?
� As for vocabulary, can the student properly use the word in sentences?

3. Find out the student's learning style and match what I can to this style.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Pre-K / Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $40.00 to $45.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 3-5 years
Students Tutored: 26-50 students
Special/Focus Groups:
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Pre- and Early-Modern Literature
School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Awards • Earned the Best New Curriculum Idea Award during the first two weeks as Program Coordinator/Tutor for the Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition.

• Created a pedagogical creed, which served as an example for future education students.

• Participated in UCSC's 2006 Literature Colloquium, which featured my analysis of Renaissance-era literary stereotypes and their effects on modern American society

• CBEST certified
Teacher Certification: No