James Coyle

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  • James Coyle

K-12 Teacher @ Santa Paula Unified School District
Credentialed English Teacher (K-12) @ CSUN, Class ...
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About James

I am a writing tutor and offer services remotely to students, grades 4th thru 12th and beyond.  I have a BA from UCLA and hold a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Elementary K-6) from CSULA, and a CA Single Subject English Credential (grades 7-12) from CSUN, and have 22 years teaching experience in California public schools. My specialty is teaching essay writing. I work with students online, one-on-one, for one hour sessions to improve their writing.

I teach students to become proficient and exceed expectations in their writing. I help them to write opinion, descriptive, and narrative essays. This starts with instruction in the five paragraph essay structure. I teach how to write clear thesis statements, and to write with varied kinds of sentences: simple, compound, and complex. This makes writing flow and keeps the reader engaged. I teach how to write paragraphs that have a logical order and progress from one point to the next. 



1987 - 1990

Mulitiple Subject Teaching Credential

Mulitiple Subject Teaching Credential - California Commision on Teacher Credentialing
2018 - 2023

Single Subject Teaching Credential

Single Subject Teaching Credential - CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing
2016 - 2021

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Substitute Teacher

Burbank Unified School District
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016

Substitute Teacher

Santa Paula Unified School District
Oct 2019 - Present


Essay Writing, Preparation for the CBEST Writing Subtest