Search 72,603 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 10 tutoring hours

RO L.

Redondo Beach, CA

$35/hr

ESL Teacher/Tutor, English Teacher for K-8

Usually responds in about 2 days

ESL Teacher/Tutor, English Teacher for K-8

Message RO

Send RO a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed RO or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

Hello! If you are an international student or someone who wants to increase your English proficiency and fluency in conversation, grammar, vocabulary, reading/writing, and American culture/idioms, please contact me - I'd love to help.

If you are a K-8 grade level student who needs help in the English subject, I would love to help with that, too, in order to lock in your reading/writing foundation on the elementary/junior high level before high school begins.

I am patient but firm; I will find multiple ways to explain or demonstrate a learning concept until you understand and you can explain it clearly back to me. You can feel free to ask me any questions in this subject matter and I'd be glad to share and explore answers with you. Learning is and should be fun, and language learning is definitely fun!

Testimonials

"I recommend her teaching style."

- Steve, Manhattan Beach, CA on 11/7/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading
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.

ESL/ESOL

Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) primarily geared toward international students that are adolescents to mature adults. Any sub-subjects in ESL can be covered ranging from grammar to pronunciation to cultural idioms and etiquette to writing/reading and vocabulary acquisition. I have had 6+ years of teaching ESL and ESOL in the subjects of grammar, reading/writing, vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation & idioms, and TOEFL prep in speaking and writing.

Grammar

English has many grammatical concepts, some of which are difficult for new learners to grasp. My aim is to enable students to notice and understand the differences in forms, meanings and usages among these various grammar concepts. We will use both textbook and real-life examples as well as those from students' own situations to discuss why and when some grammar uses are most appropriate versus others. For example, when would we use "I have been working here for 2 years." vs. "I HAD been working here for 2 years."? Or, "The cat was chased by the dog" vs. "The dog was chased by the cat."?

Proofreading

Proofreading is very important for all writers no mater what their proficiency level is. As a tutor and instructor, I help students by proofreading their work in underlining awkward or inconsistent phrasings in their writing, in suggesting better ways to organize their thoughts and ideas on paper, in brainstorming and outlining prior to writing, and in noticing errors so that the students themselves can become more proficient in proofreading themselves in the future. Proofreading includes but not limited to checking for spelling and punctuation errors, top-down/general-to-specific organizational formats, clear expression of ideas with solid supporting details.

Public Speaking

As an ESL teacher for 7 years and having presented in front of English speakers in my Bachelors and Masters programs as well as presented at a professional conference for ELT (English Language Teaching) professionals, I can teach students how to be more confident, succinct and poised speakers in front of their peers. We would work on clarity of relating content, posture, voice volume, eye contact, and various ways to engage the audience.

TOEFL

I am experienced in teaching students in all 4 sections of the TOEFL.

Reading: I can help you acquire and remember new vocabulary by knowing parts of speech, collocation, word forms, word usage, and vocab in context of the reading passages.

Listening: I can help you understand the topic and subtopics of the lectures and conversations' audio files; help you improve in better note-taking which is the most important part of listening well and then answering questions accordingly; help you understand speakers' tone, purpose, method in their speech; help you use various strategies in choosing the correct answers.

Speaking: Structured practice for all 6 speaking tasks for the TOEFL with many timed practices; suggestions for how to break down the planning portion of each speech in order to manage your time well. Frequent feedback on your pronunciation, sentence structure/syntax, content, and organization of your speech; help you analyze the prompt and prep an easy and fast outline during the :20 to :30 prep time allowed for each task.

Writing: Structured lessons on how to prepare for both the integrated and independent writing tasks. Organized prep for introduction, body and conclusion for each type of response. Appropriate phrasings for each type of prompt possible. A lot of feedback using common editing symbols in your written responses will be used.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary acquisition is one of the most difficult things to grasp in learning any new language. Words cannot carry meaning and "stick" for learners until several things happen: they can visualize the words, they know the word family associated, they know all the connotations associated, they know the context in which the word is usually used, and they know the collocations that may be attached to the word. As a tutor/instructor, I would help students know these aspects of new vocabulary, review them and use them repeatedly and have students devise their own sentences using these words or use them in conversations in order to fully acquire vocabulary into their lexicon.

Loyola Marymount University
Business Admin.
Cal State University LA - M.A. in TESOL
Other

Education

Loyola Marymount University (Business Admin.)

Cal State University LA - M.A. in TESOL (Other)

I recommend her teaching style. — She always prepares a review sheet from our last class. At the beginning of our sessions I took a review test and talked about our last class. After that we start to talk about new subjects and we go to the market to practice daily expressions. She encourages me to practice many practical expressions. She makes me speak louder. She makes me talk to people. I like her teaching style. ...

— Steve, Manhattan Beach, CA on 11/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

I can help with small groups 2-3 people per group at the rate of $45/hour.

Travel policy

RO will travel within 10 miles of Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


About RO

Hello! If you are an international student or someone who wants to increase your English proficiency and fluency in conversation, grammar, vocabulary, reading/writing, and American culture/idioms, please contact me - I'd love to help.

If you are a K-8 grade level student who needs help in the English subject, I would love to help with that, too, in order to lock in your reading/writing foundation on the elementary/junior high level before high school begins.

I am patient but firm; I will find multiple ways to explain or demonstrate a learning concept until you understand and you can explain it clearly back to me. You can feel free to ask me any questions in this subject matter and I'd be glad to share and explore answers with you. Learning is and should be fun, and language learning is definitely fun!

Testimonials

"I recommend her teaching style."

- Steve, Manhattan Beach, CA on 11/7/13
}

Education

Loyola Marymount University
Business Admin.
Cal State University LA - M.A. in TESOL
Other

Education

Loyola Marymount University (Business Admin.)

Cal State University LA - M.A. in TESOL (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

I can help with small groups 2-3 people per group at the rate of $45/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Redondo Beach, CA 90277

RO’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading
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.


Background Check Status for RO L.

RO L. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to RO, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.