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Ms. Ruth S.

specializes in Writing, Editing, Study Skills, Test Prep & More · female

"I've had two great careers in my life--journalism and teaching. I've loved them both and bring what I've learned to my work as a tutor. My background as a reporter and editor, followed by 12 years as an independent studies tutor in Santa Monica and Redondo Beach, has helped me learn not only the craft of writing but how to help others improve their writing, research, editing and proofreading skills. I am more...

"I've had two great careers in my life--journalism and teaching. I've loved them both and bring what I've learned to my work as a tutor. My background as a reporter and editor, followed by 12 years as an independent studies tutor in Santa Monica and Redondo Beach, has helped me learn not only the craft of writing but how to help others improve their writing, research, editing and proofreading skills. I am also experienced in helping high school students and adults complete science, history and basic math (through Algebra I) requirements in order to receive their high school diplomas. As part of this effort, I helped students work on their test-taking and study skills in order to pass the CAHSEE, as well as other required tests.

In addition to a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, I spent a year in a master's program in Teaching English as a Second Language at San Francisco State University. I have an adult teaching credential from the State of California and have worked as an ESL classroom teacher and tutor. My interests include reading, writing, cooking, traveling, music, art and blogging, among others. Most of all, I enjoy watching and helping my students achieve the academic and personal goals they set for themselves. Many have faced tough obstacles along the way, but never seem to give up. I've learned a lot from such students.

I strive to be as prepared as possible to work with my students in areas that they both want and need, whether it's learning how to write an effective essay or reviewing basic math in order to solve an equation. I believe it's very important to evaluate the issues that might keep a student from achieving their goals, whether psychological or skills-based. I listen carefully to my students to make sure that I'm clear on what they need and how I can best come up with a plan to meet their needs. If supplemental materials are needed, I will go out of my way to obtain them or even write them myself. I believe in setting high expectations, but not so high that" less...

Details

fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Subjects Tutored

American History - Vocabulary - Grammar - European History - French - Prealgebra - Reading - Writing - Geography - English - ESL/ESOL - Government & Politics - Literature - World History - Proofreading - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - TOEFL - Art History - PSAT - SSAT - Spelling - ACT Reading - ACT English - ACT Math - Elementary Math - Elementary Science - Macroeconomics - Microeconomics - CBEST - Praxis - Handwriting - Common Core