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Jeff R.

Oakland, CA

$50/hr

English Tutor, 17 years experience

English Tutor, 17 years experience

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Good teaching begins with a trusting relationship between a teacher and his/her student. Students who are being tutored need a teacher who is not only knowledgeable, but sensitive to the need to build confidence. My approach to teaching focuses on both these elements.

I have 17 years of experience teaching English and the Language Arts on the elementary and junior high school level. I also have tutored ESL students of all ages wanting to improve their reading, writing and verbal skills. Before that, in my first career, I was a family therapist.

My years of experience have provided me with a unique appreciation of what it takes to help students succeed. It would be my pleasure to meet with you to see if we are a good fit.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Golf
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

Though most of my teaching has focused on reading and writing skills of students in elementary and middle school, I have a great love for American History. In fact, that was my major in college and ever since have been an avid reader of our country's history.

What is most important in teaching history is making the subject come alive so it is not just a series of events and dates. I feel I have a particular gift in doing just that.

English

As an experienced English teacher, I have tutored students for more than 20 years in the areas of reading, writing, increasing vocabulary and comprehending/analyzing English texts.

I understand that students seeking a tutor need to feel comfortable with their teacher. I place this as a high priority in my work. A good working relationship is key to learning.

ESL/ESOL

As a teacher and tutor, I have more than 20 years experience. My specialty is teaching ESL.

Students learning English as a second language face special challenges. At the top of the list is building confidence and confidence is developed through success. My method of teaching will help you with both.


Public Speaking

I have been a professional speaker for over 20 years.

I have delivered keynote presentations at conferences and conventions around the world.

In addition, I have experience training people on how to be effective speakers dealing with skills such as getting over stage fright and how to engage an audience.

My clients have included IBM, the US Chamber of Commerce, NASA and the California Association of School Administrators.

I would be glad to meet with you to see if we are a good fit.

Reading

Good teaching begins with a trusting relationship between a teacher and his/her student. Students who are being tutored need a teacher who is not only knowledgeable, but sensitive to the need to build confidence. My approach to teaching focuses on both these elements.

I have 17 years of experience teaching English and the Language Arts on all levels. I also have tutored ESL students of all ages wanting to improve their reading, writing and verbal skills.

My years of experience have provided me with a unique appreciation of what it takes to help students succeed. It would be my pleasure to meet with you to see if we are a good fit.

Study Skills

I have 17 years of experience teaching and tutoring students on the elementary and middle school level.

No matter how bright or motivated a child is, without good study skills, learning is very difficult. The good news is that developing good study habits, like any other skill, can be learned.

I would be glad to meet with you and your child to see if we are a good fit.

SUNY Stony Brook
cal state hayward
Master's

Education

SUNY Stony Brook

cal state hayward (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeff will travel within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94618.


About Jeff

Good teaching begins with a trusting relationship between a teacher and his/her student. Students who are being tutored need a teacher who is not only knowledgeable, but sensitive to the need to build confidence. My approach to teaching focuses on both these elements.

I have 17 years of experience teaching English and the Language Arts on the elementary and junior high school level. I also have tutored ESL students of all ages wanting to improve their reading, writing and verbal skills. Before that, in my first career, I was a family therapist.

My years of experience have provided me with a unique appreciation of what it takes to help students succeed. It would be my pleasure to meet with you to see if we are a good fit.

Education

SUNY Stony Brook
cal state hayward
Master's

Education

SUNY Stony Brook

cal state hayward (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94618

Jeff’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Golf
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking

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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