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I received my Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I also hold a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have experience tutoring ESL privately in Brazil and through Skype. I also have experience tutoring Spanish and the clarinet. I tutor many aspects of English including reading, writing, test prep, literature, grammar, and essay editing. I also tutor any level of Spanish, including test prep for SAT subject tests or Spanish Language AP tests. I also tutor Japanese, clarinet, and public speaking. My favorite subjects to tutor are any involving ESL or foreign language as I have a passion for language learning and teaching. I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and have also studied Japanese, German, Brazilian Sign Language, and Italian. I would describe my teaching philosophy as friendly but structured. I use lesson plan organization techniques including lesson plan outlines and back-up activities in case a certain activity does not go as planned. I also am familiar with teaching methodologies, learning styles, and how certain methodologies are appropriate for certain learning styles. Outside of Academia I enjoy playing video games, specifically Japanese role playing games (RPGs). I also enjoy unicycling, and juggling.

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Evan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Cruz - Bachelor in Arts, Linguistics


Unicycling/Juggling, Video Games

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing



ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills

ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning


ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills



Adult Literacy

Advanced Placement Prep

American Literature


AP English Language and Composition

AP Human Geography

AP Research

AP Spanish Language & Culture

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Art History

ASPIRE English

ASPIRE Reading

Basic Computer Literacy

Bass Clarinet

British Literature


Business Writing




CLEP American Government

CLEP American Literature

CLEP College Composition

CLEP English Literature

CLEP Humanities

CLEP Spanish

College Application Essays

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College Level American Literature

College World History

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Writing Skills


Conversational Spanish

Creative Writing

DAT Perceptual Ability


Drum and Percussion

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing




Expository Writing

Fiction Writing


GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts



GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Subject Test in Psychology


High School

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American Literature

High School World History

High School Writing


Homework Support


HSPT Language Skills

HSPT Reading

HSPT Verbal

Human Development

Human Geography

Human Resources


IB Classical Languages

IB Classical Languages HL

IB Classical Languages SL

IB Film

IB Film HL

IB Film SL

IB Geography

IB Geography HL

IB Geography SL

IB Global Politics

IB Global Politics HL

IB Global Politics SL

IB History

IB History HL

IB History SL

IB Information Technology in a Global Society

IB Information Technology in a Global Society HL

IB Information Technology in a Global Society SL

IB Language A: Language and Literature

IB Language A: Language and Literature HL

IB Language A: Language and Literature SL

IB Language A: Literature

IB Language A: Literature HL

IB Language A: Literature SL

IB Language ab initio

IB Language ab initio SL

IB Language B

IB Language B HL

IB Language B SL

IB Literature and Performance

IB Literature and Performance SL

IB Music

IB Music HL

IB Philosophy

IB Philosophy HL

IB Philosophy SL

IB Psychology

IB Psychology HL

IB Psychology SL

IB Theatre HL

IB Theatre SL

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB Visual Arts

IB Visual Arts HL

IB Visual Arts SL

IB World Religions

IB World Religions SL

Introduction to Fiction





Legal Writing



LSAT Essay Section

Medieval Literature

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Music Theory

OAT Quantitative Reasoning



Persuasive Writing






PSAT Writing Skills


Public Speaking


SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Spanish

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language



Short Novel



Social Networking

Social Studies



Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Spelling Bee



STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Study Skills and Organization


Technical Writing

Technology and Coding

The Modern World




US Constitutional History

US History


World Civilization

World History

World Literature


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that lessons should be both structured and fun. Without an equal balance of the two, optimal learning can not be facilitated.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a typical first session, depending on the subject matter, I try to understand the student's wants, needs, and motivations for taking lessons with me. If they are taking these lessons for an academic class, grades will be the focus. If they are taking this class to improve oral or written fluency, that will be the focus. My first lesson will involve pinpointing areas of difficulty and relating that to the motivation for wanting to take lessons with me.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Helping a student become an independent learner starts from the classroom. It starts by letting students figure out certain ideas by themselves instead of you simply explaining the ideas to them.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I will help a student stay motivated by providing them with engaging lessons and fun materials to complete outside of the scheduled lesson.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, I will take note of it and devote a large portion of a future lesson to this concept.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I help students who are struggling with reading comprehension by reading through passages together, and by taking note of words or concepts they have difficulty with. I will then create situations for us to go over these concepts or words, enabling the student to figure them out on their own.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I find that beginning lessons with a friendly introduction and starting off with the more difficult aspects of the subject we are to cover earlier, rather than later, results in great success.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

To help a student get excited or engaged in a subject that they are struggling in, I will look for activities that involve that subject that are relevant to the student's personal interests.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

To ensure that students understand the material, I will employ concept questions at the end of each concept covered, as well as questions at the end of the lesson. If there is something the student is still not understanding, we will address it at the beginning of the next lesson.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

A student's confidence is best built by providing adequate education. Confidence is solely a result of this.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I evaluate a student's needs by testing them on the basics of the subject at the beginning of the lesson.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I adapt my lessons to student's needs based on their learning style, whether that be visual, auditory, tactile, etc. I use methodologies based on these learning styles. I also take the student's wants, needs, and motivations for taking lessons with me into account when preparing my lessons.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I use online materials generally, PDF worksheets, and (depending on the subject) copies of online books.

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