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Genevieve M.

Alameda, CA

$50/hr

Certified, Experienced ESL/English and Spanish Tutor

Usually responds in about 7 hours

Certified, Experienced ESL/English and Spanish Tutor

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I'm a native English speaker and have been teaching since 2009. I have a certificate in TESOL from California State University East Bay and a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Lewis and Clark College. I'm a member of several professional organizations such as TESOL and CATESOL and ESL International. I am finishing my master's degree in English, specializing in TESOL.

I enjoy helping students learn. Learning can be fun. My goal is to make my lessons as engaging as possible. My knowledge of other languages helps me understand the challenges learners face. I am able to explain the differences in grammar between languages so that students can understand. I tutor English to non native English speakers as well as tutor Spanish to native English speakers.

English/ESL Teaching Experience:

My English teaching experience includes teaching writing to college students, both native and non native English speakers as well as middle school students. I recently taught developmental writing at California State University East Bay.

I've taught English oral fluency, pronunciation, speaking and listening to Italian high school students. I taught ESL/English conversation, grammar, reading and writing to individuals and small groups.

I have worked with adult immigrants from a variety of countries, including Japan, Korea, Belarus, China, Nepal, Eritrea, Iraq, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, Belgium, Mexico and countries in Central and South America. The lessons focused on improving their conversational fluency, listening, reading and writing skills.

ESL/English for Specific Purposes:

I've taught English for specific purposes to adults in fields such as childcare, real estate, manufacturing, software, dental, education, and restaurant. I also taught career skills like interviewing. In addition, I've taught native Spanish speakers English using both English and Spanish depending on their English language proficiency.

Spanish Language Teaching:

My Spanish language teaching experience includes teaching Spanish to adults, middle school and high school students, focusing on conversation, grammar and vocabulary. I also taught Spanish to middle school students at a private school in the East Bay.

I work collaboratively with my students to create fun, engaging lessons customized to meet their learning goals. I incorporate role playing, games, mnemonics, and technology to facilitate learning.

After working together one-on-one, many of my students have been able to improve their grades.

Testimonials

"Patient and understanding!!"

- Sam, Alameda, CA on 12/22/11

"Great, Helpful, Patient, and Very Nice English Tutor!"

- Danh, Fremont, CA on 6/12/14

"Smart, great, patient tutor"

- Nancy, Fremont, CA on 6/6/14

"Clever Tutor!"

- Olivia, Oakland, CA on 5/13/14

"Very patient!"

- Scarlett, Walnut Creek, CA on 11/1/12

"Very patient and highly effective tutor"

- Ryan, Alameda, CA on 9/24/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I have a TESOL Certificate from California State University East Bay. The program consisted of coursework and a teaching practicum at Piedmont Hills High School, where I taught ELD students.

My areas of knowledge include teaching speaking, listening, pronunciation, oral fluency, reading and writing.

Grammar

My friends nicknamed me the Grammar Queen because I understand and can explain English grammar in an understandable way.

My former coworkers put me in charge of reviewing their marketing materials to make sure they were grammatically correct and without errors.

Phonics

In my role as a substitute teacher and ESL teacher, I worked with adults and children on their pronunciation and beginning reading skills teaching them to sound out the letters in the various word families.

I volunteered with AlamedaReads, helping adult immigrants with reading, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Proofreading

In my everyday life, I always seem to find the typos in written material.

I have completed the coursework for my Master's degree in English. In addition, I taught writing to college students at CSUEB.

In my previous positions working for Fortune 500 companies, I reviewed the marketing materials before they went out to make sure there weren't any errors.

Reading

I worked as a volunteer for Alameda Reads teaching adult immigrants to read. I took a morphology class which discussed how prefixes, stems and suffixes are combined to create words.

Spanish

I have a B.A. in Foreign Languages, with Spanish as my primary language. I taught Spanish to middle school students at a private school in the East Bay. I have tutored high school students one on one in Spanish for the past three years.

Writing

I taught writing to both native and non-native English speakers at the university level. I regularly attend seminars and workshops for my professional development.

Lewis and Clark College
Foreign Languages
California State University - East Bay
Other
California State University, East Bay
Enrolled

Education

Lewis and Clark College (Foreign Languages)

California State University - East Bay (Other)

California State University, East Bay (Enrolled)

Patient and understanding!! — We appreciate Gigi's patient and understanding in tutoring my son today. She created an environment where my son was able to understand and work on problems with Gigi. We look forward to having Gigi work with my son. ...

— Sam, Alameda, CA on 12/22/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Genevieve will travel within 16 miles of Alameda, CA 94501.


About Genevieve

I'm a native English speaker and have been teaching since 2009. I have a certificate in TESOL from California State University East Bay and a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Lewis and Clark College. I'm a member of several professional organizations such as TESOL and CATESOL and ESL International. I am finishing my master's degree in English, specializing in TESOL.

I enjoy helping students learn. Learning can be fun. My goal is to make my lessons as engaging as possible. My knowledge of other languages helps me understand the challenges learners face. I am able to explain the differences in grammar between languages so that students can understand. I tutor English to non native English speakers as well as tutor Spanish to native English speakers.

English/ESL Teaching Experience:

My English teaching experience includes teaching writing to college students, both native and non native English speakers as well as middle school students. I recently taught developmental writing at California State University East Bay.

I've taught English oral fluency, pronunciation, speaking and listening to Italian high school students. I taught ESL/English conversation, grammar, reading and writing to individuals and small groups.

I have worked with adult immigrants from a variety of countries, including Japan, Korea, Belarus, China, Nepal, Eritrea, Iraq, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, Belgium, Mexico and countries in Central and South America. The lessons focused on improving their conversational fluency, listening, reading and writing skills.

ESL/English for Specific Purposes:

I've taught English for specific purposes to adults in fields such as childcare, real estate, manufacturing, software, dental, education, and restaurant. I also taught career skills like interviewing. In addition, I've taught native Spanish speakers English using both English and Spanish depending on their English language proficiency.

Spanish Language Teaching:

My Spanish language teaching experience includes teaching Spanish to adults, middle school and high school students, focusing on conversation, grammar and vocabulary. I also taught Spanish to middle school students at a private school in the East Bay.

I work collaboratively with my students to create fun, engaging lessons customized to meet their learning goals. I incorporate role playing, games, mnemonics, and technology to facilitate learning.

After working together one-on-one, many of my students have been able to improve their grades.

Testimonials

"Patient and understanding!!"

- Sam, Alameda, CA on 12/22/11

"Great, Helpful, Patient, and Very Nice English Tutor!"

- Danh, Fremont, CA on 6/12/14

"Smart, great, patient tutor"

- Nancy, Fremont, CA on 6/6/14

"Clever Tutor!"

- Olivia, Oakland, CA on 5/13/14

"Very patient!"

- Scarlett, Walnut Creek, CA on 11/1/12

"Very patient and highly effective tutor"

- Ryan, Alameda, CA on 9/24/12
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Education

Lewis and Clark College
Foreign Languages
California State University - East Bay
Other
California State University, East Bay
Enrolled

Education

Lewis and Clark College (Foreign Languages)

California State University - East Bay (Other)

California State University, East Bay (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 16 miles of Alameda, CA 94501

Genevieve’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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