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Holden S.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hr

English teacher and writing coach

Usually responds in about 10 hours

English teacher and writing coach

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The majority of my teaching experience is in teaching English as a Second Language. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, I taught English to hundreds of children and a handful of adults. I taught in the classroom, small groups, and one-on-one. Many of my students made great progress while working with me.
I focus on using communicative activities to improve my students' speaking abilities, but I can also teach writing, grammar, and pronunciation. I do my best to make my lessons creative and enjoyable, because learning a language should be fun!

I am also very qualified to teach writing. I was a reporter for the Cortland Standard, a daily newspaper in Central New York, and a freelance writer for Pitt Magazine. In 2008 I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and Communication.
I am an experienced writer who can teach students of all ages the fundamentals of writing. I possess superb writing skills and the ability to proofread for grammar, spelling, syntax and sentence structure. As a writing coach, I can assist young people of all ages to improve their performances in writing school papers. But I will never write their papers for them. I will drive them to think of new ways to approach writing and show them how to improve their writing one sentence at a time.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Basketball

I have coached two basketball teams for the Conshohocken Fellowship House Basketball League. I have also worked with young basketball players in an after-school basketball program in Ukraine. I play basketball regularly, and I'm a great fan of the sport. I hope to share my knowledge with other fans and players.

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a Foreign Language from 2010 to 2013 as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine.
I taught 5th-11th grade at my school, and I also taught adult beginners in evening classes. Students of all ages made marked improvements by working with me, especially the most motivated ones. I often tutored students one-on-one or in small groups to prepare them for English competitions or tests.
I was trained to teach in the communicative method, an interactive approach that involves dialogues, games, and other methods that simulate real life experiences. I mastered these methods well enough that I was able to organize and lead a successful teacher training seminar for local English teachers.
Prior to teaching in Ukraine, I taught an English conversation class as a volunteer at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. I also tutored two Korean students in ESL at the Covenant Love Community School in Dryden, NY.

University of Pittsburgh
English Writing

Education

University of Pittsburgh (English Writing)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Holden will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90042.


About Holden

The majority of my teaching experience is in teaching English as a Second Language. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, I taught English to hundreds of children and a handful of adults. I taught in the classroom, small groups, and one-on-one. Many of my students made great progress while working with me.
I focus on using communicative activities to improve my students' speaking abilities, but I can also teach writing, grammar, and pronunciation. I do my best to make my lessons creative and enjoyable, because learning a language should be fun!

I am also very qualified to teach writing. I was a reporter for the Cortland Standard, a daily newspaper in Central New York, and a freelance writer for Pitt Magazine. In 2008 I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and Communication.
I am an experienced writer who can teach students of all ages the fundamentals of writing. I possess superb writing skills and the ability to proofread for grammar, spelling, syntax and sentence structure. As a writing coach, I can assist young people of all ages to improve their performances in writing school papers. But I will never write their papers for them. I will drive them to think of new ways to approach writing and show them how to improve their writing one sentence at a time.

Education

University of Pittsburgh
English Writing

Education

University of Pittsburgh (English Writing)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90042

Holden’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

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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