Whether it be trying to understand how to use the basic parts of speech or writing an intellectually-stimulating essay utilizing various rhetorical devices, I'll be able to assist you or your child in their English writing needs. My areas of expertise include:
-Creative & Essay Writing
-ESL and ESOL
I have two teaching qualifications (TEFL-C & TEFL in China) that ceritfy my ability to teach children of various cultural background and have been in the English education field for more than two years. Please feel free to message me and let me know your areas of concern!
Seeing a student accomplish something that they had been struggling with for a long time brings me such joy, and that's why I've continued servicing students around the DC metropolitan area for about 2 years now. Knowing that you might've made a critical impact on someone's educational future is a great concept to reminisce about.
Very dependable. Great communication and very patient with my son. I can see it's not just a job, she loves what she does. We are very happy to find her.
During our first session, I will meet with the student in order to gauge what his/her needs are and help them understand the subject they are struggling with. Afterwards, I'll try to test them right before the end of our session to see if they truly comprehend what we went over. If we don't have enough time to go over everything, the student is free to contact me via email with further questions on their assignments.
I took advanced placement English language and composition and advanced placement English language and literature in high school, hence, I have an in-depth knowledge of rhetorical devices and college-level syntax (gerund phrases, infinitive phrases, participles, etc.)
I also have two TEFL certificates; one for teaching English to Chinese learners and the other for for teaching English to preschool and elementary school-level children.
I generally charge $40 per hour for grades K-12 and ESL students and $50 per hour for undergraduate students.
I've always loved interacting with children and helping others out (it's just an inherent part of my personality). However, it wasn't until I got to high school and became a regular after school tutor for ESL students that I truly realized I had a passion for teaching. Ever since then, I made it a side job of mine to help students with their written and oral English.
I've worked with elementary school students, middleschoolers, highschoolers, and undergraduate students. I've also had 1.5 years of ESL teaching experience in China, both with elementary school students and adults.
While I was teaching abroad in China, one of my adult learners had a particular problem with differentiating the nasal consonant "n" and the alveolar "l" due to the fact that the dialect she spoke in her hometown didn't differentiate between the two noises. So when she said words such as "nose" or "kneck," it would sound like "lose" or "leck."
I had her put her finger on the ridge of her nose and feel the vibration made when producing "n." Afterwards, I told her to bit the tip of her tongue and keep her finger on her nose. She then realized that there was no nasal vibration when producing the "l" sound, and she was so elated to finally comprehend the difference. I think that was one of my proudest moments as an ESL teacher.
Living in the DC metropolitan area, there will be a plethora of tutors for you to select from. However, there are only a select few that are truly qualified to tutor those subjects. You can check to see if they've been highly recommended or rated by formaer students, and you can ask them questions about the area you're having trouble in to see if they can help.
- Is meeting with this tutor convenient for both of you? Make sure to take a look at the tutor's schedule and compare it to yours.
- What exactly do you need help with?