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I'm excited that you want to improve your English skills. This choice could be the single most important decision you will ever make for your future. I taught classroom ESL for 20 years, and loved the excitement and enthusiasm of my students. Prior to retiring in June of last year, I taught for fifteen years at the Cal Poly Pomona English Language Institute. I have also tutored many students over the years. I am interested in doing on-line tutoring or local one-on-one tutoring for students looking primarily to improve their skills in writing, and along with that goes growing a larger vocabulary. I have tutored many students attending college who needed assistance with a particular assignment or on preparation for tests. We can begin with as many or as few sessions as you would like, so please do not feel you must commit to a long-term period. I hope you will contact me soon so we can get started toward new doors opening for you in the world of English.
I spent 3 years as a Teacher Aide in charge of small groups, teaching skills in reading, spelling, and writing to 2nd and 3rd graders. I taught five years in Kindergarten in English reading, writing, and listening comprehension. I kept detailed records on each student in the areas in need of improvement and in progress made during the academic year. I am patient, kind, and able to establish a good rapport with younger children.
During my five-year tenure at Anglo-Continental at Pitzer College, Claremont California, I taught ESL to students from Italy, Australia, Germany, Japan, China, Indonesia, and France. I worked with Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced students in grammar, writing, vocabulary, speaking, and listening skills. During the last 15 years, I have taught at Cal Poly English Language Institute, Pomona, California. I worked with beginning and intermediate students in reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as spelling and idioms elective classes. I received my certification in TESOL March 2011 with high honors. In addition, I have tutored community college students in test-preparation and in essay writing. With an interest in community work, I have been a volunteer Literacy tutor through the Glendora Public Library. I have always received comments from students that I am patient, kind, and clear with English instruction and help.
Awesome Tutor — Shirley has been a wonderful tutor I regret not doing this sooner she has opened up a window that I thought I didn't have. With her patience and guidance I foresee a better future. Thanks to the internet I was able to find the WyzAnt company and inquire your services. Shirley is giving me my confidence back and I thank her for it. I look forward each week for my lesson. ...
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