Advance Tutoring Camarillo

Camarillo, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I have a broad range of experience across grade levels and subjects. I combine deep content knowledge with a relaxed approach that reduces students stress and helps them see themselves as learners.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Watching students develop their confidence and become successful as they improve their skills.

Location

Camarillo, CA 93012

Years in business

3

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Mina M. Nov 5, 2014
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Micheal is a great tutor he really explains every single thing that is on the ACT test and he takes you step by step through every problem until you are perfect at it, would recommend him to anyone needing help with ACT PREP
  • Diamond E. Oct 8, 2014
    Michael Owens helped me with a lot of things. He initially helped me with preparing to take the GED test. I lived in Detroit, Michigan and he took about 3 months helping me. He gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed. I was impressed with how thorough Mr. Owens was with me. He was always punctual and expected the same out of me. He insisted that I did not allow myself to feel inadequate as most inner-city youth do. Mr. Owens went above and beyond tutoring me to also help me prepare for college (thanks to passing the GED test) by preparing me to take the ACT test, helping me fill out university applications and proofreading my essays. I was accepted into a university where I now have a 3.9 GPA. I fully endorse his tutoring services. He is attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful. He will make sure that you succeed. and he will push you to see your potential. He is approachable and a great listener. I find no faults with his teaching style as he encourages and expects you to ask questions.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am an associate professor in the educational leadership program at a local university. As part of that career, I teach courses, write original research, and advise doctoral students. I spend time each week doing classroom observations at local schools and keep current in local educational trends as a natural part of my job.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been a teacher for as long as I can remember. As the first child in my family, I taught my sisters what I had learned in school. As a student, I helped and later formally tutored my peers. Eventually, I became an elementary school teacher before continuing on to graduate school and becoming a university professor. In each career stage, I continued to work with young people and peers, guiding them toward academic success.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Test preparation, organizing writing, editing papers, basic to intermediate literacy and math skills.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I helped a young woman who had dropped out of high school earn her GED and later get accepted into a private liberal arts college. She is currently preparing to apply to graduate school and has a 3.8 GPA.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you find a tutor whose personality is a good match for your or your child's temperament. Some students need a coach, some a cheerleader, and others an example. Each approach requires a different teaching style.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Excellent teaching is difficult. Teachers need support from parents as learning partners in order to help their kids succeed. There is no substitute for having an unrelenting nurturing, positive attitude both as a parent and as a teacher.