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Keri S.

Simi Valley, CA

$30/hr

Engaging and Encouraging English Tutor!!

Usually responds in about 13 hours

Engaging and Encouraging English Tutor!!

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As an assistant speech and debate coach for ten years, and a public high school English teacher for over 5 years, I gained extensive knowledge developing the reading, writing and thinking skills in students of all academic levels. My lessons are structured, engaging, motivating, and relevant to students' lives and interests. I strive to maintain a warm, sympathetic environment that encourages and supports my students wherever our learning takes place.

Email me and I would be happy to discuss your concerns and help you take your first step to finishing your next homework assignment, exam, or project successfully.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I majored in English with Honors in college and am a California Credentialed English teacher. I taught high school English for over 5 years.

ESL/ESOL

While in college, I tutored ESL students (very often newcomers to America) and helped them with their English essays. I taught ELD4 (ELLs at the Intermediate-Advanced level) for 5 years as a high school English teacher. I attended numerous professional development conferences that focused on theory and instructional practices for teaching ESL/ELD during my time as a teacher. In particular, I attended seminars taught by ESL/ELD forerunners, Stephen Krashen and Kate Kinsella and earned college credit for completing coursework relating to those seminars.

Literature

I graduated from Cal State Northridge, Magna Cum Laude, from an Honors program in English/Literature. I also have a CA Single-Subject English Teaching Credential. I taught high school English for 6 years.

Proofreading

I graduated from Cal State Northridge, Magna Cum Laude, from the Honors program in English/Literature. I also have a CA Single-Subject English Teaching Credential. I taught high school English for 6 years. During this time I spent countless hours proofreading speeches, essays and other writing -- not only my own writing (personal and professional), but also the writing of hundreds of students and peers.

I also currently work as a transcriber (past 6 months), transcribing primarily criminal/legal files. I prepare transcripts of interviews of suspects and witnesses to be used by lawyers in preparation for court proceedings. The reports I prepare follow a specific style guidelines and need to proofread extensively before submission.

Public Speaking

I competed in high school speech and debate in primarily oratorical/platform events, and was a state champion and national finalist in original oratory. For ten years, I was an assistant high school speech and debate coach for one of the largest teams in nation, that was also one of the top 5 teams in California. I coached original oratory and expository speaking mostly, and interpretation and debate events from time to time. I have coached numerous state champions and finalists and national finalists during my time as a coach.

Vocabulary

I graduated from Cal State Northridge, Magna Cum Laude, in the English/Literature Honors program. I also have a CA Single-Subject English Teaching Credential. I taught high school English for 6 years.

During this time, I attended numerous professional conferences and district-held trainings to develop my skills as a professional in many areas, but certainly in the area of vocabulary development for students. Notably, I attended the CABE conference twice, seminars led by Kathleen Kenfield, Stephen Krashen, and Kate Kinsella -- leaders in Language Arts, Vocabulary and Engish Language Acquisition and Development theories and practices. I also completed and submitted coursework to Chapman University for these conferences to demonstrate application and mastery of concepts learned.

Cal State, Northridge
English

Education

Cal State, Northridge (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Keri will travel within 5 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93063.


About Keri

As an assistant speech and debate coach for ten years, and a public high school English teacher for over 5 years, I gained extensive knowledge developing the reading, writing and thinking skills in students of all academic levels. My lessons are structured, engaging, motivating, and relevant to students' lives and interests. I strive to maintain a warm, sympathetic environment that encourages and supports my students wherever our learning takes place.

Email me and I would be happy to discuss your concerns and help you take your first step to finishing your next homework assignment, exam, or project successfully.

Education

Cal State, Northridge
English

Education

Cal State, Northridge (English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93063

Keri’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking

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.


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