Jennifer Brown ~ Serving ages 12+
805-297-5121 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer grew up in the education system at Ojai private schools and gained a different perspective on teaching. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree of arts in theater and became a writer, with three published novels and a fourth novel nearing completion. She believes that everyone can benefit from learning about the creative arts.
Specialties: Writing Skills.
Availability: Monday – Sunday afternoons.
Robert Costanza ~ Serving all ages
831-234-5217 ~ email@example.com
Serves Ojai, Ventura, Carpinteria, and Montecito.
Robert worked in the aerospace industry and uses his experience to teach science, physics, and engineering in interesting ways, such as helping students design solar boats, or robotic musical bands. At the same time, he teaches students how to work with others in a group environment to achieve a goal.
Specialties: Elementary Science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Engineering, and Career Guidance.
Rates: $20 – $50/hour.
Availability: Saturday mornings and afternoons and Sunday mornings.
Clarissa Fishman ~ Serving ages 12+
805-630-0307 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves Ojai, Santa Paula,Ventura and Oxnard.
Clarissa grew up in three different countries and has a lot of experience in different customs, multicultural environments, and different education systems. In Italy, Clarissa taught Italian for 25 years as well as English as a Second Language for 10 years.
Specialities: Italian, French, and Intermediate Spanish.
Rates: $40 – $45/hour.
Availability: Monday – Friday mornings and afternoons.
Erik Gustafson ~ Serving ages 6-18
805-850-9096 ~ email@example.com
Erik grew up in Oxnard, received a degree in bachelor’s of science in math, and then returned to Oxnard to teach at Rio Mesa High School from 1969 to 2008. There he taught all levels of math from pre-algebra up through Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. He also coached swimming and diving for 20 years. He now tutors math privately for the Ojai Unified School District and the County of Ventura.
Specialities: Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry.
Rates: $30 – $40/hour.
Availability: Monday – Thursday mornings and afternoons.
Larry Johnson ~ Serving ages 6+
805-798-3890 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves Ojai and Ventura.
Larry has experience 25 years of experience in teaching, mostly in the areas of science and film at Oak Grove and Villanova, as well as experience in tutoring all academic subjects.
Specialities: Basic to High School Level Academic Skills, Science, Math, Film, Video Editing, Guitar, and Test Prep.
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons.
Dawn Knoeller ~ Serving ages 12+
805-746-5352 ~ email@example.com
Serves Ojai and Ventura.
Dawn has a bachelor’s degree of arts and a master’s degree in Mathematics and a minor degree in Economics. She taught for five years at Besant Hill School when it was still called Happy Valley School. She now tutors students individually to be able to identify and focus on their specific needs in regards to math.
Specialities: Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra.
Availability: Monday – Friday afternoons and Thursday – Friday mornings.
805-452-2812 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves Ojai, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Carpinteria, Montecito, and Santa Barbara.
Tom has many years of experience working with students at a variety of levels and ages, and all throughout this time he has tutored in math because he has loved math since he was in grade school. Every tutoring experience to him is a new and fresh challenge. He enjoys working one-on-one to provide the support for a student’s individual areas of concern.
Since 1968, Tom has worked with students when he taught at the Santa Barbara Free School and worked as Co-Director at the Community School in Santa Barbara. He later worked as a math consultant for the Open Alternative School at the Santa Barbara Unified School District while running an after school program and teaching photography at Anacapa High School. He then worked with students diagnosed with learning disorders at the Santa Barbara Educational Clinic. He also taught a photography class at the Santa Barbara Homeless Shelter, worked as an Assistant Director at the summer camp Camp Jolly Roger, and supervised the summer playground for the Carpinteria Recreation Department.
Specialties: Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
Availability: Monday – Friday mornings, Monday – Thursday afternoons, Sunday afternoons.
Ted Powell ~ Serving all ages
805-500-5134 ~ email@example.com
Serves Ojai, Santa Paula, Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Carpinteria, Montecito, and Santa Barbara.
Ted believes in using songs, music, and caricatures to help with learning. He has varied experience in working with English learners, high school level math, fashion and design, and architecture.
Specialties: Basic to High School Level Academic Skills, Organizational Skills, Study Skills, College Counseling, Career Counseling, German, French, Architecture, and Engineering.
Availability: Monday – Sunday mornings and afternoons.
Shane Rilling ~ Serving ages 6+
805-451-6455 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane uses his education in nutrition, energy, and positive thinking, as well as a holistic approach to find a student’s learning style to help students of all ages. He has experience in working with students with dyslexia and students who have a lack of motivation, a fear of math, or a fear of tests.￼
Specialties: Basic to High School Level Academic Skills, Organizational Skills, Study Skills, Emotional Functioning, Behavioral Counseling, College Counseling, Career Counseling, Spanish, Life Coaching, and World Peace Perspectives.
Rates: $55 – $75/hour.
Availability: Monday – Friday mornings and afternoons.
Sydney Robertson ~ Serving All Ages
(951) 468-4091 ~ email@example.com
Serves Ojai, Santa Paula, Ventura, Carpinteria
Working with high school students for over 25 years, I have taught, coached, tutored, and nurtured a wide variety of students from diverse backgrounds. I have worked at the Thacher School, Sage Hill School, and Idyllwild Arts Academy as well as working as a college counselor in China and France. My strengths are teaching writing, reading, note taking, and research skills, and helping students engage with the material, with an emphasis on teaching history and social studies.
Specialties: Reading Fluency, Comprehension, Writing Skills, Social Studies, History, Organizational Skills, Study Skills
Rates: $45 – $65
Availability: Monday – Friday and Saturday Morning or Sunday afternoons.
Zitta Stubstad ~ Serving ages 6-14
805-640-1211 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Zitta grew up and attended college in Denmark, where she taught public school for five years. She found that she wanted another way to teach. When she moved to Ojai in 1978, she home-schooled her children and developed her own program for home-schooling her children and other children. She has now taught for 35 years and sees her past students become adults who show integrity, honesty, leadership, and self-confidence.
Specialties: Reading, Writing, Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, and Geometry.
Rates: $60/hour in groups.
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings and afternoons.
Vivian Sudhalter ~ Serving ages 12+
805-640-9737 ~ email@example.com
Vivian is a semi-retired publishing professional who has used her experience to teach hundreds of young people how to write correctly and effectively. She encourages writing through interesting, tailored writing projects to engage and motivate.
Specialties: Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills, Writing Mechanics, and Grammar.
Rates: $40/hour by email, $50/hour in home.
Availability: Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
410-409-1717 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ website
Serves Ojai, Santa Paula, Ventura, and Oxnard.
Travis has an M. A. in English and an advanced TESOL certification. He teaches Film Studies at the Oak Grove School in Ojai. In the past, he has taught college writing courses, at the University of Oregon and Washington State University, and ESL courses to students of all ages. Travis specializes in Language Arts and has experience tutoring students at all levels.
This summer he is excited to work online with students through Skype.
Specialties: ESL; Reading; Writing; Literature; Film Studies; Social Studies.
Availability: Monday – Friday mornings and afternoons and Sunday mornings.
Laura Wells ~ Serving ages 5+
805-990-6697 ~ email@example.com
Laura has a BA degree in Anthropology, a TESOL certificate, a Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate and 20 years of experience in Tokyo, Japan as an EFL teacher and adjunct instructor in content-based university/junior college and high school courses. Laura’s other skills include editing, proofreading and translating for well-known educational publishing companies in Tokyo. She has many years of experience in the U.S. and abroad in teaching and tutoring subjects of ESL, World History, U.S. History, Literary Analysis, reading (critical thinking) and writing (essay formation) in addition to TOEFL, TOEIC and SAT test preparation. Over the years, her students have ranged in age from 5- 85 years. More recently, Laura has gained experience teaching elementary and high school classes at public and private schools in Ventura County. Laura is bicultural and experienced in teaching the language and culture of Japan to individuals of all ages seeking to further their understanding of that country’s rich culture. She is available for consultation prior to personal and/or professional ventures to Japan in order to maximize results and enrich one’s overall journey.
Specialties: Phonics, Reading Fluency, Comprehension, Writing Skills, Grammar, Writing Mechanics, Elementary Math, Social Studies, Social Skills, History, Statistics, Earth Science, Biology, Test Prep, Organizational Skills, Foreign Language(s).
Rates: $40 – $80/hour
Availability: Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, Friday morning, Saturday morning, and Sunday afternoon.
Dan Willard ~ Serving ages 3-18
805-415-8478 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan has been playing music since he was a child. He has over 40 years of experience with music and has been teaching it since 1992 at Besant Hill, Thacher, and Ojai Valley School.
Specialities: Music (clarinet, sax, flute, trombone, piano, guitar, drums, and trumpet) and Spanish.
Availability: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings to afternoons.