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Bill H.

Glendale, CA

$60/hr

ESL Pronunciation, Accent, Fluency

Usually responds in about 16 hours

ESL Pronunciation, Accent, Fluency

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I have over 20 years experience teaching English to speakers of other languages and I love this work. I am also a long-time language learner and have achieved different levels of fluency in Spanish, Polish, German, Chinese and French, so I know the challenges and frustrations of learning a second language. One of my specialties is improving pronunciation. I know that it is one of the hardest things to change once someone has already achieved reasonable fluency in the new language, but I also know that with the proper guidance and motivation, it's certainly achievable. I also see how favorably people respond to a foreign-born speaker of English who has worked on his or her pronunciation compared to someone who makes the listener work to understand him or her. Of course, getting better in a second language requires work and an adjustment of attitude, but it doesn't have to be painful, boring or slow-moving.

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in Linguistics from Pennsylvania State University. I have taught English to speakers of other languages abroad and in the U.S. for over 20 years. I have been a consultant for a textbook series and I am involved in teacher training.

Pennsylvania State University
Linguistics

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Linguistics)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 10 miles of Glendale, CA 91201.


About Bill

I have over 20 years experience teaching English to speakers of other languages and I love this work. I am also a long-time language learner and have achieved different levels of fluency in Spanish, Polish, German, Chinese and French, so I know the challenges and frustrations of learning a second language. One of my specialties is improving pronunciation. I know that it is one of the hardest things to change once someone has already achieved reasonable fluency in the new language, but I also know that with the proper guidance and motivation, it's certainly achievable. I also see how favorably people respond to a foreign-born speaker of English who has worked on his or her pronunciation compared to someone who makes the listener work to understand him or her. Of course, getting better in a second language requires work and an adjustment of attitude, but it doesn't have to be painful, boring or slow-moving.

Education

Pennsylvania State University
Linguistics

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Linguistics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Glendale, CA 91201

Bill’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

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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