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Kimberly B.

San Francisco, CA

$30/hr

Dedicated and Compassionate ESL/ English/ Elementary Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/11/13
Usually responds in about 2 days

Dedicated and Compassionate ESL/ English/ Elementary Tutor

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From Elon (NC) to Baltimore (MD) to Spokane (WA), I have had the opportunity to work with diverse groups of learners from pre-k to grade 6. I have done this as a volunteer, a student teacher, a substitute and a 2nd grade teacher, respectively.

In 2010, I followed my passion for teaching English language learners by relocated to Nanjing, China, where I was hired to work with large groups of college students. I have recently completed Berkeley's TESOL certification program, an official supplement to my Master's Degree in general education.

As a dedicated and compassionate educator, I am dedicated to providing support, assistance and encouragement to those in need.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

From 2006-08, I completed a Master of Education program, along with obtaining certification to teach Elementary Education. During this time I student taught in 2nd & 4th grade classrooms. Upon completion, I substitute taught pre-k thru 6th grade until I was offered a full-time position teaching 2nd grade.

In terms of my teaching methods, I value interaction. My role as a educator is to facilitate & provide positive reinforcement versus dictate & critique.

Elementary Math

While earning my certification to teach elementary education, I developed a deep understanding for teaching and modeling basic math concepts. This has been very effective in working with my younger learners (show don't tell)!

Elementary Science

Science is another subject I enjoy teaching due to its “show don't tell” nature. I continuously encourage my students to bring the problems on a page to life! Cooperative and demonstrative learning works best in the classroom; however, as a tutor, drawings, models & various internet resources have proven to be just as effective.

English

From structured elementary classroom curricula to the five courses college I was in charge of planning, teaching & assessing in China, I have a great deal of experience in this area. To me, English encompasses the four components of literacy (reading, writing, listening & speaking). As a tutor, I am here to assist students as they feel necessary and this provides more freedom to work closely on any one of these areas.

ESL/ESOL

In teaching elementary school, I have had the opportunity of teaching diverse groups of learners, including Burmese refugees and a 2nd grader from the Marshall Islands.

Their dedication and excitement for learning led me to pursue to a career teaching English abroad. Upon earning TEFL certification, I taught English to college students in Nanjing, China.

I am currently enrolled in a TESOL program at Berkeley, which will officially certify me to teach English at public institutes here in the US.

Phonics

While obtaining my Master's degree, phonics was the main focus of various reading courses. During my student teaching I was evaluated on my ability to plan implement & assess students in this area. In teaching 2nd grade, I had the opportunity to utilize and strengthen my phonetic teaching skills.

Then, in preparing to teach English in China, I participated in an online TEFL course, which had a phonics component. Here, I was able to practice creating, assessing and evaluating lessons before putting these skills to the test in Nanjing.

Study Skills

My passion for education comes from my desire to learn. Although I am a certified teacher, I will always be a student at heart. In tutoring a client in this area, I will utilize the skills I've learned in training, while also sharing personal tips.

Writing

I have taught writing in the US and abroad. As a tutor, it is my job to assist students with any work they bring me; however, I have found it very beneficial to allow time for creativity. In fact, I did this with a student I tutored last summer. He was so proud of his own writing that it became the best way to teach/review vocabulary, spelling & grammar. As an educator, I have seen that true learning takes place when students' work is meaningful. Tutoring provides this opportunity & freedom the classroom sometimes cannot.

Elon University
Loyola College in Maryland
MEd
Credentialing/Continuing Education - UC Berkeley
Other

Education

Elon University

Loyola College in Maryland (MEd)

Credentialing/Continuing Education - UC Berkeley (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Individuals: $30/hr (+$10 each additional hr) Group: 3 students max $50/hr (+$5 each additional hr)

Travel policy

Kimberly will travel within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA 94105.


About Kimberly

From Elon (NC) to Baltimore (MD) to Spokane (WA), I have had the opportunity to work with diverse groups of learners from pre-k to grade 6. I have done this as a volunteer, a student teacher, a substitute and a 2nd grade teacher, respectively.

In 2010, I followed my passion for teaching English language learners by relocated to Nanjing, China, where I was hired to work with large groups of college students. I have recently completed Berkeley's TESOL certification program, an official supplement to my Master's Degree in general education.

As a dedicated and compassionate educator, I am dedicated to providing support, assistance and encouragement to those in need.

Education

Elon University
Loyola College in Maryland
MEd
Credentialing/Continuing Education - UC Berkeley
Other

Education

Elon University

Loyola College in Maryland (MEd)

Credentialing/Continuing Education - UC Berkeley (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Individuals: $30/hr (+$10 each additional hr) Group: 3 students max $50/hr (+$5 each additional hr)

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA 94105

Kimberly’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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 Kimberly B.

Kimberly B. passed a background check on 4/11/13. The check was ordered by Kimberly through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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