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Danya W.

Goleta, CA

$60/hr

Experienced Instructor of English, ESL and Spanish

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Experienced Instructor of English, ESL and Spanish

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I'm a professional instructor in ESL, English Skills and Spanish. I've always enjoyed helping people to learn and tutoring has been a part of my life since high school when I began tutoring other kids in Spanish. As a college student, I tutored at UC Santa Barbara as a part time job in Spanish, English, writing skills and ESL working both for the UCSB Tutorial Center and also independently.

Because of my love of teaching, I became an instructor by profession and enjoyed teaching Spanish at UC Santa Barbara for almost 7 years and taught ESL to international students at UCSB Extension for 19 years. I currently teach at SBCC teaching writing and reading skills as well as ESL. I have lots of experience helping students prepare for tests like the TOEFL, write letters of application for universities and colleges, and improve their writing, grammar, and punctuation as well as conversation skills in both English and Spanish.

I've also been a pre-school teacher and was a coordinator for a non-profit after-school program and tutorial program for elementary aged children.

Language and learning for me is a lifetime pursuit and I have studied Spanish, French and even a little Portuguese and Italian. In my free time lately, I have been studying fine art photography for several years and I also enjoy taking online courses in biology and ecology.

I look forward to helping more people learn and succeed.

Testimonials

"Wonderful First Day"

- Kathy, Santa Barbara, CA on 10/22/08

"Great tutor"

- Kyungjin, New York, NY on 11/3/12

"very patient "

- Maria Ilse, Santa Barbara, CA on 3/16/11
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English to international students for over 20 years at all skill levels in reading, writing and grammar. I currently teach students how to write academic essays, research papers and the like. I am happy to help those who are learning English or those who are just trying to improve their reading and writing skills.

UC Santa Barbara
English and Spanish
UC Santa Barbara
Master's

Education

UC Santa Barbara (English and Spanish)

UC Santa Barbara (Master's)

Wonderful First Day — Danya and Chris seem to get along very well and Chris really appreciated her patience. I look forward to the next few months! ...

— Kathy, Santa Barbara, CA on 10/22/08

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Multiple hour sessions will be 50.00 an hour. Single hour sessions will be 60.00 an hour. 30 minutes sessions are 35.00.

Travel policy

Danya will travel within 15 miles of Goleta, CA 93117.


About Danya

I'm a professional instructor in ESL, English Skills and Spanish. I've always enjoyed helping people to learn and tutoring has been a part of my life since high school when I began tutoring other kids in Spanish. As a college student, I tutored at UC Santa Barbara as a part time job in Spanish, English, writing skills and ESL working both for the UCSB Tutorial Center and also independently.

Because of my love of teaching, I became an instructor by profession and enjoyed teaching Spanish at UC Santa Barbara for almost 7 years and taught ESL to international students at UCSB Extension for 19 years. I currently teach at SBCC teaching writing and reading skills as well as ESL. I have lots of experience helping students prepare for tests like the TOEFL, write letters of application for universities and colleges, and improve their writing, grammar, and punctuation as well as conversation skills in both English and Spanish.

I've also been a pre-school teacher and was a coordinator for a non-profit after-school program and tutorial program for elementary aged children.

Language and learning for me is a lifetime pursuit and I have studied Spanish, French and even a little Portuguese and Italian. In my free time lately, I have been studying fine art photography for several years and I also enjoy taking online courses in biology and ecology.

I look forward to helping more people learn and succeed.


Testimonials

"Wonderful First Day"

- Kathy, Santa Barbara, CA on 10/22/08

"Great tutor"

- Kyungjin, New York, NY on 11/3/12

"very patient "

- Maria Ilse, Santa Barbara, CA on 3/16/11

Education

UC Santa Barbara
English and Spanish
UC Santa Barbara
Master's

Education

UC Santa Barbara (English and Spanish)

UC Santa Barbara (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Multiple hour sessions will be 50.00 an hour. Single hour sessions will be 60.00 an hour. 30 minutes sessions are 35.00.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Goleta, CA 93117

Danya’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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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