English Teacher Spring

English Teacher Spring

5.0 (9)
2 hires on Tutors.com
10 years in business

About this tutor

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I am currently a faculty instructor at Everett Community College and accepting new adult English language learners that are at least 18 years old. I specialize in online lessons and supporting students in college level assignments, specifically editing writing assignments in a variety of topics.  

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Services: 

My perspective is unique in that my expertise in communication comes from a linguistics and business background.  I am a first-generation college student with more than 20 years of professional experience, 10 of those years in the banking and financial sector.

I am not only a writing and language professor, but I am also an academic coach. 

My business communication skills are advanced compared to a language teacher that is accustomed to teaching from a textbook. I understand the American business culture very well because I experienced it firsthand.

I am a competitive and persuasive writer; I am continuously applying for grants and scholarships on my own behalf. I have been successful in writing college and scholarship applications for myself and clients pursuing a masters degree in the USA.  

I am a life-long learner.  I have five college degrees and I love learning.   

I enjoy helping others with writing and communication skills because this practice sharpens my abilities and exposes me to interesting topics in academia.  There is nothing more enjoyable than to share my best practices and to help others reach their ambitious goals. 

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Everett, WA 98201
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9 Reviews

5.0

  • Hilary Mohr

    Spring is a very attentive, dedicated professional.

  • Randi Edwards

    Spring is a remarkable person. I hired her as a Business Broker and now I have hired her as my financial advisor. She is bright, honest and very creative. I highly recommend her.

  • Jon Blevins

    In my time working with Spring at Bank of America, she was consistently a top producing personal banker. She provided her clients with the utmost professionalism, clear communication and effective delivery of financial products through need discovery.

  • Alejandra Palacios

    I had the pleasure of working with Spring last summer as her direct manager for our Individual Homestay Program. Spring was eager to learn from the start, and quickly learned and invested herself in our program. She has a true passion for education and promoting cultural understanding. Her eagerness to learn, professionalism and work ethic is remarkable and a great asset to our program in Seattle.


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

General process: 

Even highly motivated students may struggle due to feeling overwhelmed, confused, anxious, or insecure. Sometimes a learning disability creates additional cognitive barriers. Whatever the reason, I have also felt and endured such issues. Successful learning is possible for anyone who seeks it. 

I prefer to speak with a potential student for 20 minutes by phone, video chat, or in-person before beginning a working relationship.  It's essential to discuss the student's learning goals to determine if we are a fit. I have an enormous amount of academic and professional experince, which is best suited for ambitous advanced-level students.

The typical process is customized to the student and his/her learning goals.


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

MATRICULATED UNIVERSITY DEGREES

---> Masters of Arts Degree in Applied Linguistics, University of  Massachusetts Boston (2018)

---> Bachelors of Arts Degree in Linguistics, Western Washington University (2014)

---> Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications, University of Washington Seattle (2003)

---> Associates in Arts Degree in Communications, Highline College (2001)

---> Associates in Applied Sciences Degree in Natural Resources, Green River College (2000)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES FROM ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES

---> Social Impact Strategy (290 Hours), University of Pennsylvania (2015)

---> TESOL Certificate (270 Hours), Western Washington University (2014)

---> Entrepreneurship Certificate (360 Hours), Central Washington University (2010)

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & DESIGNATIONS OBTAINED THROUGH EXAMINATION

---> Certified Senior Advisor, Professional Designation (Active 2008-2011)

---> Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Professional Designation (Active 2008-2011)

---> Life and Disability Insurance License, State License (Active 2008-2011)

---> Washington Real Estate License, State License (Active 2007-2009)

---> Series 66: Uniform Combined State Law, Regulatory License (Active 2006-2011)

---> Series 7: General Securities Representative, Regulatory License (Active 2006-2011)


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

I will not accept every student who wishes to hire me.  I am not the most expensive and I am not the least expensive. My prices are fair. 

I charge $50 per hour for *online* lessons involving college or professional writing assignments. 

I am not currently offering in-person lessons although I prefer to meet new students in person if possible. 


How did you get started teaching?

I have almost 20 years of professional experience with qualifications amidst a wide range of subjects.  Between the years 2000 and 2009, I worked in the financial sector as a banker, an investment advisor, and a business broker.

I discovered a passion for teaching and returned to university in 2012 to obtain my second Bachelor's degree in Linguistics with an accompanying TESOL Certificate.

I have been teaching and designing curriculum for English language learners for approximately 10 years.  My preference is to teach advanced level students who are fluent enough to articulate their goals, but require assistance to reach the next level of achievement. 

My writing genre of expertise is technical and factual expositions. 


What types of students have you worked with?

English language learners or adults 18 years of age and above.

Native English speaking adults 18 years of age and above.  


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was a private tutor for an Amazon employee originally from the Ukraine.  We were working mostly on pronuciation and test preparation for the TOEFL exam, since he wanted to return to univeristy.  His girlfriend was still in the Ukraine, so he hired me to edit her university application essay to the University of Washington. However, the essay required much more effort than editing. I conducted research about her discipline and contacted her prospective program to learn about the application process.  After several meetings and drafts, we rewrote her application essay.  She was not only accepted into her chosen program, but she was also awarded a $30,000 full tuition scholarship!  This award reflects her own unique qualifications and how the application highlighted her strongest attributes. I was very proud to be part of her story.  These two former students are now married and living in Seattle. <3


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

If you are interested in working with me, it means that you have identified a specific goal and you are prepared to invest the time and effort to achieve it. I will hold you accountable and do everything in my power to help you succeed.  


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