Hello! My name is Olivia, and I am a certified 8th grade English teacher here in Los Angeles. I have taught English and History in the past, and can provide support for intermediate mathematics and science, as well. I studied English and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and my specialty is in communication skills and literacy. If your child is having difficulty reading, writing, engaging in oral discourse or completing challenging homework assignments, I’m here to help! I approach teaching with an inquiry-based, student-led mentality. I ask questions to enable your child to find the solutions themselves through critical problem solving and analytical skills. I believe being both detail-oriented, and a big-picture thinker, helps break down the steps associated with more difficult homework. I like to keep tutoring sessions fun, engaging, and creative. Each session is tailored to the specific needs of the student, and I like to schedule a few visits after our initial session to ensure that we are practicing essential skills until they become habituated. Additionally, my skills make me well suited to help high school students refine college essays and personal statements as they prepare their applications this fall. I can also support students studying for the SAT or the ISEE high school placement exam.
University of Pennsylvania
Political Science and English