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John C.

Antelope, CA

$35/hr

Well grounded tutor in English grammar with ESL abilities

Background check passed as of 9/28/12
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Well grounded tutor in English grammar with ESL abilities

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I am a person who realizes and values the importance of obtaining an education. I am a person who who has, throughout the years, sought to better myself and I recently received my Master's degree in Education maintaining a 4.0 GPA. My courses included learning to teach students the techniques necessary, not just to learn, but to improve and remember what they are taught. I have had experience working with non-English speakers helping them to develop skills in the English language, which is a necessary asset for understanding and learning in our public schools.

I am a person who is easy mannered and patient when working with my students. Realizing that we all come from different backgrounds, I never judge a student. My purpose is to ensure that no matter who the student is or where he or she comes from each individual receives the best assistance possible to learning the subject matter at hand. Everyone is capable of learning, it is just a matter of knowing what skills are needed to do so. This, along with my knowledge of the subject, is what I can and will provide.

Learning does not need to be a stressful situation. Learning can be an enjoyable experience and will broaden ones opportunities in life. I like to share what I have learned with students and provide for them the opportunity to become knowledgeable and valuable members of society.

I am looking forward to working with you and know I can help you to be successful in your studies.

English:
ACT English,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
CBEST, GED,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL

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.

ACT English

With my solid background in English, I feel confident that I would be able to help my students with the skills necessary to pass the ACT English exam. My Major in college was English and I have a Master's of Education - Secondary Education. I have written numerous papers for my reading and writing classes and my GPA was 4.0. I am able to pass on this knowledge to your student to ensure that he or she would pass the ACT English exam.

English

My Bachelor's degree was English, Minored in ESL. I have a Master's of Education - Secondary Education. I have strong grammar skills in the English language as well as in Spanish.

ESL/ESOL

While working for my Bachelor's degree in English, I also took courses to qualify for teaching English to non-native speakers. This is an area that I enjoy immensely and find that my students approve of my relaxed methods used. I attempt to make lessons comfortable for my students so they are free from stress.

GED

The reading and grammar skills I learned as an English Major have made it possible for me to qualify as a person capable of helping a student pass his or her GED. My years of experience in life are a an asset and provide me with the ability to reason and answer correctly questions asked in the GED.

General Computer

I have had several computer classes, which have helped me to understand how computers function, but what has really been beneficial is the fact that I have a compelling drive to know how things work. What I have learned has not only come from the classes I have taken, but from my natural desire and determination to conquer the challenges one is confronted with when learning new technology.

Grammar

Unlike what most students studying grammar believe, learning grammar can be fun and exciting. There are various little tricks to learning the meaning of words which I can show students that will increase their vocabulary.

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint presentations are exciting! This is an opportunity for one to express one's creative talent. I love experimenting with this program. Each experience using PowerPoint allows one to learn more about the program. I have taken a class in PowerPoint, but found that was only the beginning of becoming familiar with it. Creating the actual presentations is when a person learns more and more about what is possible. I am certain that I would be able to create the same enthusiasm for my students as I have for this program.

Microsoft Word

While working with the Department of Education I took several computer classes, Microsoft Word being one. My comfort level with this subject is excellent.

Proofreading

Proofreading was a skill that I developed when working with the Department of Education. We created the various exams that are taken in our schools and had meetings to proofread each making the corrections that were necessary. My strong background in English and Spanish languages has also been a tremendous asset.

SAT Writing

With my background in the English language, reading, and writing, I feel quite competent in helping students with SAT writing. Writing not only involves the act of placing words on paper, but it is also necessary that one is capable of putting those words in a logical and acceptable order. In addition, the choice of vocabulary used is an indication of one's understanding of the language and is important for clear and concise communication.

Spanish

While in high school, I took three years of Spanish. In college, I took a fourth year. After retirement, I spent five years in Costa Rica immersed in the culture and language.

Vocabulary

While taking the courses for my Master's degree, I had the opportunity to study how to improve one's vocabulary. I learned and understand how one's vocabulary can be increased with knowledge of roots, suffixes and affixes. These can be used as building blocks to increasing one's vocabulary.

Writing

When earning my Bachelor's degree, I was taught how to write various types of papers (e.g. persuasive, narrative, expository, creative, and descriptive.

College of the Redwoods
Humboldt State University, California
Other
Grand Canyon University (c/o 2012)
Master's

Education

College of the Redwoods

Humboldt State University, California (Other)

Grand Canyon University (c/o 2012) (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of Antelope, CA 95843.


About John

I am a person who realizes and values the importance of obtaining an education. I am a person who who has, throughout the years, sought to better myself and I recently received my Master's degree in Education maintaining a 4.0 GPA. My courses included learning to teach students the techniques necessary, not just to learn, but to improve and remember what they are taught. I have had experience working with non-English speakers helping them to develop skills in the English language, which is a necessary asset for understanding and learning in our public schools.

I am a person who is easy mannered and patient when working with my students. Realizing that we all come from different backgrounds, I never judge a student. My purpose is to ensure that no matter who the student is or where he or she comes from each individual receives the best assistance possible to learning the subject matter at hand. Everyone is capable of learning, it is just a matter of knowing what skills are needed to do so. This, along with my knowledge of the subject, is what I can and will provide.

Learning does not need to be a stressful situation. Learning can be an enjoyable experience and will broaden ones opportunities in life. I like to share what I have learned with students and provide for them the opportunity to become knowledgeable and valuable members of society.

I am looking forward to working with you and know I can help you to be successful in your studies.

Education

College of the Redwoods
Humboldt State University, California
Other
Grand Canyon University (c/o 2012)
Master's

Education

College of the Redwoods

Humboldt State University, California (Other)

Grand Canyon University (c/o 2012) (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Antelope, CA 95843

John’s subjects

English:
ACT English,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
CBEST, GED,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL

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.


Background Check Status for John C.

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