Marcella is very kind, creative, and knowledgeable about editing essays for college applications. She also gave us good advice on college requirements for admission.
Suzanna F. from San Francisco, CA
"College Admissions and Writing Consultant"
I am a writing professional and experienced admissions consultant with a BA from the University of Chicago in English and an MA from Stanford in Communications. I work with students to craft their undergraduate and graduate admissions essays or help with their homework and essay writing.
College applications: I have worked with over 250 students on their college admissions application and essays. Past clients have received admission (and scholarships!) to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, S... ... More
"Mandarin Chinese Tutor with over Ten Years of Experience"
I am a native Mandarin Chinese speaker. With more than ten years of successful tutoring experience, I tutor students of all ages to speak and read Chinese. My curriculum and teaching approach are non-traditional and designed specifically to benefit non-Chinese English speakers. I help students build foundational skills in speaking and reading. My students are taught Mandarin with perfect tones, and many pre-school learners can read Chinese by age 5.
Learning Mandarin Chinese should not be difficult!
I hired Jeffrey to tutor my daughter in Physics and I feel fortunate to have found him. I find Jeffrey to be personable, patient, soft-spoken (in a good way) and really wants my daughter to "get it." Though we have only had 3 sessions so far, my daughter tells me that she likes him (and I think it is very important that the tutee likes the tutor!), that she feels very comfortable saying she still wasn't understanding the problem and more than once, and that he is very patient. Jeffrey goes over the physics problem(s) several times showing my daughter how to do it and then making sure she can illustrate the same work/process in a similar problem. My daughter tells me that the repetition of her doing the problem with him has helped her to be more confident in the subject because she is understanding it better by doing it. Sometimes I wish we had an hour and a half with him, which can likely be scheduled, because that little bit of extra time would perhaps make for an even more thorough lesson. After every lesson, Jeffrey emails me a paragraph summary of what they went though with some helpful reminders for my daughter from the lesson. I forward them all to her so she can keep them and refer back to them. After our last session, Jeffrey also emailed us an additional physics problem for her to work on, with explanations and rationale and his openness for her tom call him to discuss the problem on the phone or to save the discussion for the next session. I would highly recommend Jeffrey if your child needs a tutor in physics or another area he specializes in; I think you will find that he truly is all that I describe above. As a side note, he is on-time and responds to emails quickly.
Brenda K. from San Carlos, CA
"Effective Ph.D. Tutor of Mathematics and Physics"
Before we jump into Algebra, I make sure that my client has mastered pre-algebra subjects. Many students entering algebra need work on arithmetic with fractions, how to calculate least common denominators, etc. I very often start by showing my student how to write out the prime factorization of the integers from 1 to 50, and then having the student continue, as a homework exercise, from 51 to 100. ... More
Bret was very helpful and flexible. My daughter thought he was very nice and was wonderful in helping her in her studies.
Bret went beyond expected to help her get back on track. I highly recommend him as he knows what the curriculum is working with both teacher and student.
Thanks so much.
Donna V. from Belmont, CA
"Experienced Spanish Teacher"
I have lots of experience teaching Spanish 1-4 at high achieving high schools. I know what teachers want from students, and I can help you give it to them while we have a little fun along the way. I will help you build a strong foundation so that you can succeed in any Spanish class. I'll make sure you understand how the parts of language fit together and eventually you will be able to "fix" any problems you have in class. I am a big believer in positive reinforcement and making learni... ... More
Clara is a wonderful tutor!!! My daughter is learning to read and developing a love for books. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Rebecca B. from Honolulu, HI
"Experienced teacher with a valid California teaching credential"
Being a full time teacher in California public school for over ten years, I specialize in teaching phonics, grammar, reading, writing, and ESL.
I have helped my students excel in standardized tests. By combining my education background with my in-service training, I always deliver tailored instructional practices to all my students. I also taught students with special needs, such as ADD and ADHD. I look forward to helping your child to become a successful and joyful learner.
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"Language Wizard: English, Writing, French, Spanish"
I love French! I lived in France for two years, including one year studying at the University of Nice and another year teaching English in a French school in Normandy. After earning my M.A. in French, I taught French for three years in a private middle and high school, all levels from exploratory 6th grade French up to AP French V. For several years I was a substitute teacher in French and English at the International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto. I also have tutored students from age 5 up to adult in French. ... More