English Owl Tutoring

English Owl Tutoring

5.0 (2)
1 employee
2 years in business

About this tutor

At English Owl Tutoring Services, I will provide quality instruction to help you reach your learning objectives. As a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) with a license to teach ESL, and over 15 years' teaching experience, I know together, we can face your learning challenges head-on, and get you to where you regain confidence as a student.

In addition to teaching English as a Second LanguInage, as well as TEFL, I am well versed in ELA (English/Language Arts) for middle school students; under this umbrella, I can also tutor you in reading comprehension, essay writing, creative writing, grammar, and reading/phonics. Included in my skillset are also English (for high school students and post secondary students)and American History.

Education-wise, I hold a BA in English/Writing,and unofficial minors in journalism and history. Additionally, I have a Master's in Higher Education Administration. My graduate degree focused on academic advising/mentoring, which is another facet of education that I can help you with: becoming more focused and organized, so that you can tackle challenges in a timely manor, with reduced stress.

I look foward to working with you and helping you to achieve your goals!

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Wilson, NC 27893
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Mark

    The many years Earvina has dedicated in ESL programs has lead non-native speakers to more effectively read, write and understand the English language. This in effect lead to the achievement of higher levels of academic success, move onto college programs and gain meaningful employment.

  • Jenn Cruz

    I loved it! I came to the US from Central America as a 7th grader, and Mrs. Jones, really helped me develop my English skills. Even after school, she would spend one-on-one time with me to make sure that I was creating a solid foundation to build my skills on. She always believed in me, and she really helped to build my confidence. I have now graduated high school and am looking to go to school for either law enforcement or business. Thank you, Mrs. Jones!



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I meet a new student, I first like to ask questions to get to know them and then tell them a little about myself. My goal is to establish rapport, so they feel more comfortable with me at each session. After my initial ice breakers, I then ask what struggles the student is having, why they believe they are having them, and what would help them; how can I help them specifically. After this information is revealed to me, then I know how to best help the student, based on his/her's specific needs.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a (HQT) Highly Qualified Teacher with a license in ESL for K-12, with over 15 years' experience in education; most of that time working wih middle and high school students who were English learners; however, teaching ESL is teaching across curriculums, which is why I am also very comfortable teaching ELA/Reading/American History or Social Studies. Also, I have taught ABE(Adult Basic Education) courses as a GED instructor for a community college. This experience, in addition to teaching TEFL to adults overseas, is a testament to my comfort level with teaching adults. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

As I am a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT), with a little over 15 years' experience with a Master's degree, my rates are from $60-$80/hour.


How did you get started teaching?

My journey as a teacher started shortly after competing my undergraduate degree in 2003. Although I went to college to become a writer(journalist in specific), it was a chance encounter as an exchange student in Budapest, Hungary which altered the trajectory of my life. While I was there, I became good friends with other international students who all wanted me to tutor them in English. Once I finished my time there and came back home, I discovered there was a market for teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and saught out international teaching opportunities upon graduating. After teaching in various countries such as Macedonia, Italy, Albania and Turkey, I took a long-term middle school ESL substitute position, thus continuing my journey as an educator who fell in love with learning about and experiencing different cultures.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all grade levels: PreK, Elementary, Middle School, High School and adult learners. 

In terms of teaching English Language Learners, I have taught those who were completely new to the language all the way to those who were advanced.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

This year, my husband and I became first-time-parents, as we welcomed our baby boy!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

My advice would be to find a teacher whom you feel comfortable with (as well as your parents--if in secondary education). Also, finding a teacher who is patient and understanding will be important for you; after all, it is the job of your teacher to ensure that you  develop a better understanding of the subject you need help with; therefore, teaching to your specific needs will go a long way!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Perhaps the most important questions are, 'Why am I having a challenge with ____ subject/concept?' ; 'How can this be broken down for me, so that I can have a better understanding?'.


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