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Richard K.

San Diego, CA

$45/hr

TEFL-certified Tutor of English as a second language

Background check passed as of 6/28/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

TEFL-certified Tutor of English as a second language

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I am an experienced and TEFL-certified (from UCSD) teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL). I have done private ESL tutoring and have also taught ESL at San Diego Continuing Education, business ESL classes at private language schools, English conversation to foreign-born law students, and I have designed a pre-legal ESL course for the University of San Diego.

I am an experienced writer and can also tutor native English speakers in academic and business writing.

I am a former practicing attorney and small business owner and have also worked in the field of biotechnology.

Testimonials

"Very patient and kind"

- Emily, San Diego, CA on 6/14/13
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Law
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Law,
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.

English

As an accomplished writer of prose, fiction, and legal arguments, and as an experienced and TEFL-certified teacher of English as a Second Language, I have a thorough command of English writing and grammar.

ESL/ESOL

I am an experienced and TEFL-certified (from UCSD) teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL). I have done private ESL tutoring and have also taught ESL at San Diego Continuing Education, business ESL classes at private language schools, English conversation to foreign-born law students, and I have designed a pre-legal ESL course for the University of San Diego.

Grammar

As an accomplished writer of prose, fiction, and legal arguments, and as an experienced and TEFL-certified teacher of English as a Second Language, I have a thorough command of English writing and grammar.

Law

As as member of the State Bar of California and a former practicing attorney, I can teach the basics of law and the U.S. legal system.

Proofreading

As an accomplished writer of prose, fiction, and legal arguments, and as an experienced and TEFL-certified teacher of English as a Second Language, I have a thorough command of English writing, grammar, editing, and proofreading.

Reading

As an accomplished writer of prose, fiction, and legal arguments, and as an experienced and TEFL-certified teacher of English as a Second Language, I have a thorough command of English writing and grammar that enables me to teach reading.

Vocabulary

As an accomplished writer of prose, fiction, and legal arguments, and as an experienced and TEFL-certified teacher of English as a Second Language, I have a thorough command of English writing and grammar. As an articulate speaker and avid reader, I have a high-level vocabulary to teach others.

Writing

I am an experienced writer and can tutor native and non-native English speakers in academic and business writing.

As a Technology Development Specialist at the National Cancer Institute, I wrote memoranda analyzing patentability of biotechnology inventions, created written explanations of NIH policies and procedures, prepared written material transfer agreements, and drafted written cooperative research and development agreements.

I have written numerous newspaper and newsletter feature articles, several short stories, screenplays, and creative non-fiction.

In my legal practice I wrote numerous briefs, appeals, letters, and other documents.

Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., biology
UOP, McGeorge School of Law
J.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
Master's

Education

Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., biology)

UOP, McGeorge School of Law (J.D.)

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI (Master's)

Very patient and kind — Richard is an excellent tutor. He's very smart and can help you write your best paper. I highly recommend him to English Literature majors. ...

— Emily, San Diego, CA on 6/14/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92103.


About Richard

I am an experienced and TEFL-certified (from UCSD) teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL). I have done private ESL tutoring and have also taught ESL at San Diego Continuing Education, business ESL classes at private language schools, English conversation to foreign-born law students, and I have designed a pre-legal ESL course for the University of San Diego.

I am an experienced writer and can also tutor native English speakers in academic and business writing.

I am a former practicing attorney and small business owner and have also worked in the field of biotechnology.

Testimonials

"Very patient and kind"

- Emily, San Diego, CA on 6/14/13
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Education

Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., biology
UOP, McGeorge School of Law
J.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
Master's

Education

Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., biology)

UOP, McGeorge School of Law (J.D.)

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92103

Richard’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Law
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Law,
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.


Background Check Status for Richard K.

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