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Meet Ethan Maldonado graduate of the Port of Los Angeles(POLA) High School and is excellent working as a peer tutor. He works well with Middle School and High School students because they feel he can better relate to them as a recent graduate. His tutoring skills include Improving Study Habits, Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Organization Skills, Reading Comprehension and Essay Writing. Ethan is very soft-spoken but firm in his ability to reach each of his students by keeping them engaged and interested in their work so that they are able to better perform in their school setting.
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Multi-Subject Credentials who has an impeccable reputation teaching at several school intitutions in the Los Angeles Area. We are extremely fortunate to have him along with his experience that he brings in helping our students develop self-confidence in their ability to complete their school work independently. He has taken students who believed that they could never change their work habits into students who barely ask for his help during their sessions.
Meet Joseph H - Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering has been with Ford Learning Academy since its inception in 2004. He is retired from Hughes Aircraft where he used his mathematic skills daily. In addition, his volunteer experience with the children at Toberman in San Pedro has taught him tolerance, humility, and humbleness. Developing these skills has allowed him to work better with struggling students. His mild-temper takes him far in his ability to reach children by making them feel comfortable with him. Joe is easy to talk to because he is a great listener which, in turn, makes him an excellent tutor. He specializes in Math, Algebra 1&2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus and Physics.
Meet Christine K - Christine brings her own style of tutoring to the center. She gets to know each student and develops a very close relationship with them by gaining their trust and being mindful of each child's life interests. She brings all of her own materials designed to reach even the most unmotivated child. She is a Credentialed High School English Teacher and Instructor at El Camino College with years of experience specializing in elementary math, reading comprehension, writing, and ESL.
Meet Jazmin V - Accounting Major
Tutoring at Ford Learning Academy for over 3 years. Jazmin's favorite tutoring subjects are Math, Algebra 1 & 2, Reading Comprehension, Essay Writing, Study Skills, Organizational Skills, and Spanish. She has worked in the past as a Teacher's Aide and enjoys working with her students and being witness to their success. Her calming demeanor is what attributes to her success as a tutoring. Students have said that Jazmin is very easy to talk to.
Meet Paul Dorregaray majoring in Chemistry at Cal State Long Beach whose career goal is to become a Chemical Engineer. Paul has been a tutor at Ford Learning Academy for over 4 years and has been an irreplaceable asset. His tutoring skills include SAT Prep, Test Prep, Adult Tutoring, Math, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, and High School Study Skills.