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Bryan H.

San Jose, CA

$50/hr

Energetic and Outgoing Graduate Linguist

Background check passed as of 7/21/14
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Energetic and Outgoing Graduate Linguist

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I am currently a Master’s Candidate of Linguistics at San Jose State University and have a BA in Linguistics from Michigan State University. I work with professionals in speech coaching and accent reduction utilizing a unique approach that blends practice and theory to achieve personal speech and accent goals. I specialize in vowel coaching and practical application. I also work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in critical reading, writing, and development skills.

As for a tutoring style, it is best to start with the basics. Once a student can understand the basic concepts of an idea, they can use that as the structural support for the harder, more advanced concepts. With things like language and music, it is best for a student to understand how it works, not just repeat what is given to them. To understand these subjects I like to go underneath the outer layer and look at the concept from within its core and basic structure. I believe a student should never be given the answer, but rather be guided in the correct direction with tools they need to be able to find it on their own.

Testimonials

"Excellent English tutor with exceptional linguistic skills"

- Assaf, Santa Clara, CA on 1/20/14
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
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

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center, I plan, organize, and lead discussions on selected texts and literature that relate back to planned writing prompts.

ESL/ESOL

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center has many students that are ESL speakers. Therefore I need to tailor specific strategies to their needs in critical reading, writing, and development.

I also teach accent modification, speech coaching, and listening skills to international students and professionals.

French

I studied French Language and Culture at Universite Laval in Quebec, as well as receiving a minor degree in French from Michigan State University. I am conversationally apt. As a Linguist, I am able to explain French in a way average French instructors cannot! By using Linguistic techniques I can help you address your weaknesses in French at a root level.

Grammar

My work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in writing and development skills, that entails discussions on grammar fundamentals and sentence structure.

Proofreading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center, I coach writing skills. This entails reviewing and discussing essay content revisions.

Reading

At the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center I coaching students in critical reading with literature chosen through a curriculum.

Speech

I have a Bachelor's in Linguistics from Michigan State University and have taken coursework in Phonetics, Phonology, Laboratory Phonetics, and Articulation. I am currently working on a Master's in Linguistics at San Jose State University. In addition, I have private tutoring experience in accent modification and accent reduction.

Writing

I work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in critical reading, writing, and development skills.

Michigan State University
Linguistics
San Jose State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Michigan State University (Linguistics)

San Jose State University (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent English tutor with exceptional linguistic skills — Bryan is a great tutor. He has been helping us for some time with English pronunciation. He is extremely patient, caring, thorough, organized and intelligent. The meetings with him are always pleasant and very educational. I would recommend him to anybody who would like to improve their English skills. ...

— Assaf, Santa Clara, CA on 1/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bryan will travel within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95136.


About Bryan

I am currently a Master’s Candidate of Linguistics at San Jose State University and have a BA in Linguistics from Michigan State University. I work with professionals in speech coaching and accent reduction utilizing a unique approach that blends practice and theory to achieve personal speech and accent goals. I specialize in vowel coaching and practical application. I also work at the San Jose State University Language Development Center and the San Jose State University Student Athletic Success Center coaching students in critical reading, writing, and development skills.

As for a tutoring style, it is best to start with the basics. Once a student can understand the basic concepts of an idea, they can use that as the structural support for the harder, more advanced concepts. With things like language and music, it is best for a student to understand how it works, not just repeat what is given to them. To understand these subjects I like to go underneath the outer layer and look at the concept from within its core and basic structure. I believe a student should never be given the answer, but rather be guided in the correct direction with tools they need to be able to find it on their own.

Testimonials

"Excellent English tutor with exceptional linguistic skills"

- Assaf, Santa Clara, CA on 1/20/14
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Education

Michigan State University
Linguistics
San Jose State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Michigan State University (Linguistics)

San Jose State University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95136

Bryan’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
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 Bryan H.

Bryan H. passed a background check on 7/21/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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