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Joseph T.

Pacifica, CA

$50/hr

Joe from Vermont

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Joe from Vermont

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My methods are dictated by the material being taught, and the needs of the student, but with an emphasis on interactive participation. The more the material can be taught in the context of conversation, games, puzzles, engaging the student's imagination, music, etc., the better. Standardized testing and rote memorization don't benefit the student much in my opinion, and deviate greatly from the way human brains actually learn. I also believe there has to be an element of fun in learning, because the mind is more relaxed and open to new material.

I taught English to children in Beijing, China, and took their lessons to another level when we devoted a part of the class to the lyrics of American pop songs, and singing those songs. The kids got to have some fun focusing on more casual language and slang, which is really important in communicating with Americans in English.

How the element of fun is introduced for a child born in the U.S. might look different, but it is important to opening the mind.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Johnson State College
Journalism
New College of California
Master's

Education

Johnson State College (Journalism)

New College of California (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 5 miles of Pacifica, CA 94044.


About Joseph

My methods are dictated by the material being taught, and the needs of the student, but with an emphasis on interactive participation. The more the material can be taught in the context of conversation, games, puzzles, engaging the student's imagination, music, etc., the better. Standardized testing and rote memorization don't benefit the student much in my opinion, and deviate greatly from the way human brains actually learn. I also believe there has to be an element of fun in learning, because the mind is more relaxed and open to new material.

I taught English to children in Beijing, China, and took their lessons to another level when we devoted a part of the class to the lyrics of American pop songs, and singing those songs. The kids got to have some fun focusing on more casual language and slang, which is really important in communicating with Americans in English.

How the element of fun is introduced for a child born in the U.S. might look different, but it is important to opening the mind.

Education

Johnson State College
Journalism
New College of California
Master's

Education

Johnson State College (Journalism)

New College of California (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Pacifica, CA 94044

Joseph’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, 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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