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Hello! I am a native speaker of American English and a professional writer, editor, and teacher. I specialize in teaching adults, especially in writing, ESL, ESL speaking skills, reading, and English grammar. I have an M.A. in English with a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, and many years of classroom teaching, corporate training, and tutoring experience, with adults and children of all ages. I have taught ESL and English classes at UC Davis, CSUS, Sacramento City College, Cosumnes River College, and International Rescue Committee. I have also worked with students to help them prepare for university writing proficiency exams! In addition, I have years of corporate experience as a professional technical writer and editor. In my spare time, I enjoy writing fiction and poetry and participating in writers' groups.
My fees policy: Your first phone consultation with me is absolutely FREE of charge! This gives us the chance to discuss your tutoring needs, and the help I can offer. You can then decide if you'd like to set up a tutoring appointment. All in-person meetings and all additional writing critiques are charged my normal hourly rate.
I have an MA in English with a graduate-level TESOL Certificate. I also have over 10 years of college-level ESL classroom teaching experience as well as many years of ESL tutoring and corporate editing and training for non-native speakers of English. I currently teach ESL and civics classes for immigrants and newly arrived refugees from Russia, South Korea, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and Nepol.
Thorough, precise and insightful - a great tutor. — Over several months, Cille worked diligently and patiently with me to strengthen my professional writing skills. When I started working with Cille I already thought I was a good writer. On the contrary, Cille showed me numerous ways to develop my style and communicate with my read with more efficiency and impact. She immediately grasped the issues and challenges I faced and provided relevant instr ...
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