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About Craig Watkinson

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Craig Watkinson is a fully credentialed, Multi-Subject California Educator. He taught and tutored at the renowned Westmark School in Encino, California for 7 years. Before that, he worked in over a dozen elementary and middle school classrooms in both the LAUSD and Burbank USD.

Mr. Watkinson established Watkinson Tutoring to help children with varying skill levels and educational needs. “There is only so much help that even the best teacher can give in a full classroom environment. Students with learning differences — all students, really — benefit immeasurably from having the opportunity to engage in one-on-one sessions with someone experienced in multiple methods and modalities of teaching. Very simply, I keep working with the student until they are fully engaged, confident, and successful. And I never give up.”


Mr. Watkinson graduated Cum Laude from the ITEP (Integrated Teacher Education Program) at California State University at Northridge with a GPA of 3.98. He achieved the Academic Honor Roll and Dean’s List for every semester of his enrollment. He attained a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts – Education and completed a concentration in creative writing. He is a published author, most recently of the  contemporary fiction novel, Taut. He is currently working on his Masters Degree in Educational Administration.

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With Creative Mathematics founder Kim Sutton.

Click this link to watch “Dyslexia: A Hidden Disability,” featuring Craig Watkinson:


Dyslexia: A Hidden Disability

In gaining his teaching certification, he has completed the following:

  • Reading Competence Assessment (RICA)

  • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

  • California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET – Subsets I, II, and III)

  • Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE)

  • Mel Levine “Schools Attuned” Certification

  • Lindamood Bell “Visualizing/Verbalizing” Training

  • Lindamood Bell “Seeing Stars” Training

  • Kim Sutton “Creative Mathematics” Training

  • Dr. Richard LaVoie “Motivation Breakthrough” Workshop

  • Dr. Robert Brooks “Self-Esteem Teacher” Workshop

  • “The Inference Strategy” SIM Conference Training

  • “Concept Anchoring Routine” SIM Conference Training

  • “Sentence Writing Strategy” SIM Conference Training

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We know that your child’s safety is extremely important. Mr. Watkinson is a top of the line professional educator with TB clearance and FBI fingerprint clearance. He is also trained in life-saving CPR. In addition, he has also completed LAUSD Child Abuse Awareness Training and Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training.

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