I've been working with students aged 10-80 for twenty years. English is my passion, and I can make it yours too. I have the training (California Teaching Credential, Master's from USC), the professional experience (both private and public schools), knowledge of English, and the enthusiasm to help you reach the goals you want to reach. I've taught and tutored TOEFL and Cambridge exams, and have a proven track record. One recent TOEFL student was accepted in a Doctoral program at Stanford. I expect you to work, but I'm easy to get along with, I'm responsive to your needs, and I can make the mysteries clear in this highly-complex language of English.
I expect the student to be an active partner in the learning process. It wastes my time and yours to teach you what you already know. It's equally a time-waster if I have to hunt for your weaknesses. Your best tool as a student is to know what you can and cannot do, and to communicate that to me. Then, with me as the guide, we can explore and map your new educational territory. I believe that your background, attitude, and beliefs are key in your learning, and I will do everything possible to support your growth to the point where you no longer need my help.
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