Stephen S. - Reading and Writing Specialist: phonics, ESL, essays, and SATs

AAU Stephen S. Tutors Academy of Art University Students in San Francisco, CA
$80 / hr
Albany, CA
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I specialize in one-on-one and small group tutoring to help students read and write more effectively, acquire and refine English or Spanish language skills, prepare for standardized tests, or understand and write about history and science. I am also a professional editor available to help you plan, draft, revise, and edit work of any length.

I earned Bachelor?s and Master?s degrees in History from UC-Berkeley and UCLA and was a National Merit Scholar. When I started teaching high school soc...
He quickly built rapport with our student and then proceeded to help him with his reading comprehension. Using small, bite sized paragraphs he led the student gently and patiently through the material. Once completed, the student remarked that he really felt like this training helped him.
- Dawn P. from Ocoee, FL
Stephen's patience and calm demeanor was amazing for my 7 year old writing resistant child. He broke down the goals so that she could easily grasp how to write without becoming anxious in the process.
- Devon M. from Moraga, CA
Stephen is a great teacher for my 5th grade son Luc. He really works with him on the details of sentence writing, grammar, comprehension etc. He provides on topic homework each week which is the only homework my son has for school. I am grateful we found Stephen and that he can fill in some of the missing holes from his current district education.
- Katchen G. from Newburyport, MA
Today is my son first class with Stephen, Stephen spent time to get to know about the kid. He did know which area my kid need to improve, and he already setup plan how to help him. He is patient, experienced tutor. He know how to encourage my kid to participate. And my son said it is interesting class. That is all about the first class experience, expect more good experience for coming class. Thank you Stephen.
- Yanna W. from Brooklyn, NY
Stephen helped me to restructure my essay and clarified my wording. He gave a lot of advice for my essay that was applicable to ones I may write in the future.
- Juun H. from Lexington, MA
Stephen went over reading comprehension for SAT He was very knowledgeable in this field. He gave us great feedback after the lesson We will continue our tutor with Stephen Than you
- Deniece K. from North Miami Beach, FL
It is very gratifying to see the joy and confidence in your daughter?s face after completing a lesson. I sincerely thank Stephen for his excellent work. My daughter feels so happy for having found in Stephen the perfect help fir her college essay. He was very patient and detailed and knew how to clearly explain each point and corrections.
- Evangelina A. from Hayward, CA
Steve is totally tuned in to what my daughter needs to work on. And she loves working with him. She is a fifth grader, mostly working on spelling. We will continue to work with Steve this year.
- Kendi D. from Boulder, CO
Stephen helped me with putting my ideas, thoughts and emotions appropriately on paper. I explained a situation and he was able to help me formulate a plan to write it out. Great session and I look forward to the next one. I feel so much better knowing someone can help me with writing. I feel like I can breathe a little.
- Starr R. from Cleveland, OH
Stephen provided thorough explanation of grammar and solid writing guidelines! Very friendly and easy to understand. I will definitely re-schedule.
- Nicole P. from Medford, NJ
We appreciated Stephen's unique method of tutoring my son. Stephen can speak to my son in a way that keeps him engaged. The learning process was smooth, fun, and enjoyable. My son is gaining confidence to articulate his thoughts by writing. We enjoyed our lesson with Stephen.
- Daniel F. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Stephen helped with editing a paper. He was so helpful and patient. Stephen gave concrete advise regarding my essay and was able to assist me with my transitions and grammar. By far, my favorite tutor I ever had on Wyzant.
- Mona H. from Jericho, NY
Stephen started tutoring our daughter for writing. His kind demeanor and extensive knowledge work well with the needs of our family. Our daughter was immediately engaged and excited to get to work. He also immediately understood her weaknesses and let us know what they were so we can be informed parents.
- Gina L. from Grapevine, TX
My son, a 4-years-old Asian boy, has learned phonics from Steve for about 6 months. As he was not able to read any English words, Steve started teaching him from the very basics of phonics such as vowels and consonants. Steve prepared different phonics materials for every single session, which are designed just for my son, and his systematic teaching skills have greatly improved my son?s English proficiency. Surprisingly, he now can read short stories with compound and complex sentences by himself. I truly appreciate Steve?s responsibility, patience, and love to my son, and highly recommend Steve as your phonics tutor.
- Chang Wook M. from Albany, CA
Stephen was terrific with my eight year old! He explored my son?s level, met him where he was and used that as a jumping off point to learn more. My son had a terrific time, learned a lot and can?t wait for his next lesson!
- Jennifer B. from New York, NY
Stephen is Friendly , engages the student well and is knowledgeable and seems dedicate . My son enjoyed his lesson with him and is looking forward to his next lesson!
- Sabeen R. from Allen, TX
He is teaching my kids how to read alphabets and elementary English. I am very satisfied with his lessons. He is very patient and always prepared to teach. I recommend Stephen as a tutor for young kids who need to learn how to read and write in English.
- Beomjun K. from Albany, CA
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