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Zeina H.

English Tutor from UC Berkeley

San Jose, CA (95172)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$120.00
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I tutor for another very prestigious tutoring company that hires less than 2 percent of tutors who make it to their second-round interviews. I provide a high level of tutoring that is billed out through this company at a rate of $115-$140 per 55 minute session. If you purchase a package through Wyzant, you can receive the reduced rate of $102 per hour. Because it is important to me to provide high quality tutoring to students and families that cannot afford $102 per hour, I also offer further significant discounts for students and families that qualify. Please contact me for more information.

I am an English and writing tutor with a degree from U.C. Berkeley. I went through a formal tutor training program and specialize in students in junior high, high school, and college, but I also work with younger students and adults as well. I particularly enjoy tailoring my teaching style to suit each unique individual. My motto is "Whatever it takes!" If it's humor that's needed, we'll use humor. If it's strict discipline and accountability for assignments that's needed, we'll do that. Everyone learns and thrives in different ways and for different reasons. My aim is to find what makes you or your child tick and expand on those strengths to help achieve your goals.

Although I majored in English literature in my undergraduate studies, I can relate to those who struggle with reading and writing. In 8th grade I had a terrible English teacher and went on to high school completely unprepared. Fortunately, my 9th grade English teacher was amazing and changed my world. I started the year with the lowest grade in the class for the first paper. I ended the year with an A and a love of English literature. I have been incredibly privileged to have had a number of gifted teachers and tutors in my life, and I strive to give this same gift to others. I would be honored to help you or your child with any kind of reading or writing need. I also tutor other writing-based subjects, such as history. Additionally, I offer tutoring for study skills, test-taking strategies, and time management.

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Zeina’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with students of all ages and have more experience with students ages 9-12. I have tutored these students in all subjects and worked with children with learning disabilities, difficulties with focusing, and staying organized. I enjoy exploring each student's unique strengths and challenges to help them love learning.

ESL/ESOL

I provide unique and customized ESL/ESOL one-on-one tutoring and group classes. Rather than teaching from a textbook, I provide multiple assessment tests to students and clients to gauge their level of English ability and their areas of greatest challenge. Based on the results of these oral and written tests, I create a custom curriculum that targets their specific challenges and goals around grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing, reading, pronunciation, etc.

I have been trained by an advanced ESL teacher who has taught ESL for over thirty years. My specialty is being able to teach effective group classes to students who are at vastly different levels. This works particularly well for corporations who want to provide an ESL class, but either do not have enough employees to offer several different classes at different levels or want to first try a pilot class, before committing to classes at different levels.

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Education

UC Berkeley

Santa Clara University (Enrolled)

Zeina is a real professional!!! I can recommend Zeina for both private classes and groups. We experienced a lot of tutors but chose her. Zeina is a professional and the most knowledgeable person. She is a really great teacher, very strong and she knows what to do. She is very responsible for preparing for the lessons, she doesn't miss a single detail. Yes, she raises the bar quite high, but we'd prefer this teacher. ...

— Volha from Sunnyvale, CA on 8/21/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $120.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

With package rates, my 1-on-1 rate of $120/hr can be reduced to $102/hr. A group of 2 is $80 per client or as low as $68 per client, with package rates. Please contact me for rates for groups of 3+.

Travel policy

Zeina will travel within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95128.

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