Sheryl graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts. She has 16 years experience working with students in Special Education at the elementary and middle school level. Sheryl has extensive experience working with students on many levels of the Autism Spectrum, ADHD/ADD, varying levels of of learning disabilities and behaviors. She is very patient, friendly and excels at building a relationship with her students so they look forward to their lesson and/or doing homework with her. Sheryl especially loves working with students who struggle with reading skills, reading comprehension and writing as these skills are crucial to all parts of the education process. Sheryl has also been trained in the Orton Gillingham method. She wants her students to gain confidence as their ability increases. In addition, Sheryl is a Southern California native and has enjoyed living and raising her three sons in the South Bay for 24 years.
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Angela has over 14 years of teaching experience at the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. She has a strong knowledge in all subject areas especially in Common Core reading comprehension, writing, and math skills. She earned her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Early Childhood Development from California State University, Long Beach as well as a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has a multiple subject teaching credential and is currently working towards her special education credential. Angela has excellent communication skills and a good rapport with parents and students. Angela has worked with students that have IEP’s and specializes in designing an individualized curriculum that fits each student’s needs. Angela strives to help students strengthen their talents and abilities through a variety of teaching methods. She has extensive technology skills and her passion is to instill a love of learning for each student. Building confidence is her number one goal so students can take ownership of their own learning.
Matthew is a graduate from Cal State University of Monterey Bay and has Bachelor’s degree with a focus in teaching. For the last few years, he has worked as both a teacher’s assistant and a tutor for multiple schools, each with a different economic background. He has a great reputation when it comes to working and helping students, especially ones who have a hard time studying. He is passionate about working with elementary and middle school students and helping them grasp a better understanding of mathematics.
Nicole is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, where she earned her undergraduate and Master’s degree in elementary education, with a focus on reading and writing. She has had 6 years of teaching experience with 2nd-4th grades, and has been tutoring for the past 3 years, in grades ranging from 1st through 8th grade in language arts and math. She’s been hired by the Redondo Beach Unified school district as a substitute teacher. She has lived in the South Bay for three and a half years, and now calls California home. She is passionate about helping students succeed and inspiring in them a love for life-long learning.
Saul attended Animo Leadership High School and graduated in the top 10% of his class. Saul is currently pursuing a degree in Pure/Theoretical Mathematics. Intrigued with the underlying structure of the complex and real numbers, he started to pursue programming in different languages: C++, Java, BASIC, Python. He has worked as a Supplemental Instructor at El Camino College for Pre-Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra. In addition, Saul worked for California Lutheran University with a TRIO program as an after school math/science tutor. He also has experience teaching and lesson planning and served as an Upward Bound Algebra 2 instructor during the summer. Has experience with common core curriculum and has been an Instructional aid in Da Vinci Design in the city of El Segundo for numerous subjects. (Pre- calculus, Trigonometry, and Calculus.) His curiosity with regards to the meaning of life from a philosophical point of view has led him to mathematics as the ultimate answer. He hopes to instill this philosophy in all students.
Oxana has 11 years of experience tutoring and teaching high school Chemistry. She holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from USC. Having teaching experience with students with varying learning styles and various cognitive abilities, she developed strong professional judgement in addressing their unique needs. After just a few sessions students have been shown to significantly improve their understanding and comprehension of the class material.
Madi is a native of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and a graduate of Scripps College at the Claremont Colleges, with a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Madi worked as an elementary interventionist and private tutor for two years and in 2016, received masters-level training at the University of Washington’s Teacher Education Program. She specializes in phonics and literacy instruction and coaching for elementary readers, and uses ongoing and diagnostic assessments to design and implement differentiated, highly individualized instruction. She brings a rich collection of resources to her tutoring work, including the DIBELS and QSR diagnostic assessments, the Project Read and Explode the Code literacy instruction curriculums, level-specific texts, and a variety of interactive games. In addition, Madi is an accomplished editor, and enjoys supporting students of any age who hope to improve their essay-writing skills, particularly for students preparing for AP tests, the ACT, SAT, GED, or college admission essays.
Olivia graduated from the University of Maryland with her Bachelor of Arts degree. Currently, she is a full-time elementary school special education teacher, with students in third, fourth, and fifth grade. Olivia also has experience as a substitute teacher with middle school and high school students. Olivia focuses on assisting students with finding and using resources to solve problems. She is extremely patient and friendly, and has materials to assist all different kinds of learners with excelling to their fullest potential.