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Michael K.

Experienced, FUN, successful English, ESL, History, Acting Tutor

Carson, CA (90746)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Hi there! My name's Michael. Thank you so much for considering me as you search for a tutor.

Currently, I am an ESL teacher (since June 2009) with Los Angeles High School Community Adult School, through the LAUSD school system. I hold a California Teaching credential in English as a Second Language, and Secondary Basic skills such as English, social studies, history, theater.

I have also privately tutored for the last 6 years in English accent reduction and general English issues such as grammar, writing and reading. I have also coached and tutored actors preparing for auditions or film work.

Finally, I am a participant in the Screen Actors Guild BookPals program, a volunteer reading program in elementary schools where we pick a school and read to elementary school kids each week. I also participated in PencilPals, where we write letters to a selected student which is hosted by Screen Actors Guild and monitored by the participating school and teacher. These are wonderful programs!

My strengths are simply that I love people! All ages! And I try to create a positive atmosphere where learning is enjoyable, diverse and consistent! My classes are always well attended and test scores are good!

When I work individually, I work carefully to determine with the student how best he/she learns and create an atmosphere of trust with my students. They absolutely KNOW I support their growth and success. I like to challenge my students in a way that is flexible, and fun. I remember the teachers I loved the most in school always knew their material, but were flexible and had great senses of humor. They inspired me to achieve more than I had done before!

I try and follow that model.

Thank you so much again for considering me! I look forward to meeting with you and helping you and/or your child enjoy learning and achieve your goals.

Michael

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Michael’s subjects

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Speech
History:
American History, Social Studies
Art:
Film, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

ESL/ESOL

I hold a California Teachers credential granted June 18, 2009 and my Designated Adult Education Subjects authorized are: Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Performing Arts and English as a Second Language (ESL). Since June 2009, Currently I teach ESL Level 3-A a Low Intermediate level, teaching grammar, life skills, reading, and speaking! I have taught ESL Level 4 Grammar and Level 6 reading. Level 4 is an intermediate level and Level 6 is an advanced level which I teach at Los Angeles High School and Metro skills Center in LA thru the LAUSD school system. In addition to a regular part time assignment I also substitute teach for Adult ESL on a per needed basis. I have sub taught all levels ( 1-6). My teaching involves teaching verb tenses, phrasal verbs, gerunds/infinitives, modals, punctuation, some spelling, adjective clauses, pronunciation/speaking and reading skills. The Level 6 reading classes involve 8th grade to 10th grade level reading workbooks, vocabulary building, comprehension focus and speaking and reading aloud. There are designated text books, but I augment the lessons with other texts, and online ESL materials. I also teach basic daily life skills competencies (CASAS) which are required by the state of California. From asking for directions to applying for a job, or making a telephone call to a store-- these lessons really help the ESL student navigate through the difficulties of daily life in the USA. As a private tutor, I would teach elements of all the above to a prospective student, paying particular attention to what they really need i.e. speaking, pronunciation improvement, grammar etc. The difficulty of material is matched to the students entry level English competency and/or past education in their home country. I would tutor all areas of English, focusing on that students weakest area or most desired areas of improvement.

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Education

West Virginia University

DePaul University, Chicago (Master's)

Great tutor to work with! Flexible, creative, innovative, unique! — I love to work with Michael! He is an intelligent, has a great sense of humor! It's a very comfortable to work with him! Why I think he is the right tutor to work with? 1)He has an experience as a tutor and a teacher! 2)Our lessons are fun and productive! 3)He is mobile - we have the sessions both at my place and at his place! Go and book a session with him! You will like it! ...

— Anna, Marina Del Rey, CA on 4/3/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

If you prepay for 4 lessons, the rate will be reduced to $45 per hour. Group rates are available upon request.

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Carson, CA 90746.

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