- Master teacher for forty years.
- Dedicated teacher at the Pegasus School in Huntington Beach.
- Currently working with third grade students.
- Lovingly known as the "Homework Doc" by her empowered students.
- Takes students from failing status to Honor Role in one semester.
- Coaches college students who have been swallowed-up by the demands of college life.
- Valuable speaker at national conferences.
- Has also been an extension an instructor University of California at Irvine Department of Continuing Education.
- Popular presenter for school districts and parent organizations.
- Brings an end to Homework Headaches
- Improves test scores
- Shares an innovative approach to instruction and the implementation of study skills and test taking skills.
- Columnist for the Long Beach Grunion Gazette.
- Recognized most recently by the "Who's Who of Teachers," "Who's Who of Women in Business," "Who's Who of Influential Educators."
- Offers strategies that empower students to get their needs met from their teachers without parent intervention.
Victoria has an amazing ability to capture her audience, entertain them, and leave them thinking differently about the role of parent, student and teacher in education today. Her seminars not only empower students, they empower teachers and parents, as well. Seminar attendees will leave with concrete strategies that will make small changes in instruction and huge gains with their students.
"She provides the missing link," stated Kim Linker at a recent training session. "Vicki provides parents with strategies that are unique yet simple."
How Victoria became the "Homework Doc" ...
"One of my students was observing that I was helping some of his classmates go from "D's" and "F's" to "A's and B's" and he said you are like a "Homework Doctor" so I thought that would be a good byline. I changed my title to 'doc' so people wouldn't misunderstand and think that I was a doctor. It says a lot about what I do."
Chadwick's Director Recommends Victoria
To Whom It May Concern,
It is with great pleasure that I write a letter of recommendation for Victoria Olivadoti. I first came in contact with this bright lady at a conference for California Independent School teachers and administrators. She spoke to teachers about homework. Victoria had everyone interested, enthused and energized. When it comes to helping teachers remember the impact homework has on the children's life after school, Victoria does a wonderful job. Ms. Olivadoti's unassuming way is easy to understand and incorporate. My teachers went right back to their classrooms and tried a lot of Vicki's suggestions. I also had Ms. Olivadoti speak to a group of interested parents. Again, she was able to relate well to the group. Because she is a parent herself, she easily empathized with the group. The parents, just as the teachers had done, quickly integrated a number of Victoria's suggestions. I would recommend Victoria as a speaker in any venue. Her books are helpful resources, and I would also suggest that one has them available for use by the groups to which Victoria speaks.
Megan M. Scannell, Ed.D.