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Emily S.

Professional English/ESL teacher: 16 years old and above only

Sunnyvale, CA (94087)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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I am a retired professional English and ESL teacher with 40 years experience working with adult and young adult students in many settings, both in the States and abroad. I have taught in many environments from academic to business. I have helped thousands of students improve both their English and critical thinking skills. I have an M.A. in teaching English, and have also trained new teachers. I have also helped students with their writing, whether a dissertation or a professional article. I am organized, serious, capable of creating learning materials as needed, with a clear non-accented speaking voice. I am fair and honest, and give feedback on your progress. If you really want to work and learn, I can help you in your current classes or in general skills improvement.

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Emily’s subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Corporate Training:

English

English refers to help for native speakers, often high school or college students who are taking regular school subjects and may need help with their writing or other homework. English also includes the study and analysis of literature, or the writing of term papers.

ESL/ESOL

I am abundantly qualified to teach or tutor in ESL since my M.A. is in Teaching TEFL and I have 30 years direct experience in ESL/EFL classes. In California, an M.A. automatically grants you a lifetime teaching credential in the community college system, which I have. I have taught both overseas and in California, to adults and young adults, as well as new EFL teachers. I have taught in many environments, from college and university, to corporate and business settings, non-profit organizations, and in adult education classes. I have done private tutoring as well. I have also assisted colleagues with textbook preparation and prepared my own teaching materials for academic, business, and job-training subjects. Finally, I have conducted classes at every level, from true beginner to highly advanced; my speciality is grammar and writing, though I am also experienced in all skills, including phonology and pronunciation.

Grammar

My specialty is grammar explanation and analysis, mostly for EFL students, but also for anyone who feels he/she needs to ask detailed questions in this area. I have taught all levels of EFL grammar from very beginning to highly advanced.

Proofreading

I have helped students with proofreading, and editing for a negotiated fee. I have worked on master's and PhD theses, as well as regular class research papers, though I will not write your paper for you.

Study Skills

I am a long-experienced professional English/ESL instructor for adult and young adult students. During my years of classroom and tutoring experience, I have often needed to assist students in improving their study skills: this means their ability to think critically, reason logically, organize their study behaviors, learn how to research and evaluate information, how to write properly formatted formal academic papers, how to ask appropriate questions and listen carefully to answers, and how to prepare for exams. All of these are part of "study skills" and every professional teacher helps their students with these daily. Study skills also often include the ability to read for general ideas and information, to spell correctly and learn the general phonics framework of English, to use a dictionary and other reference books, to edit and proofread their writing, and to use their textbook correctly. I have helped students in all these respects for many years.

Writing

I have many years experience with all types of writing instruction, both native and non-native, from high school level through professional and business writing. I help students with basic sentences, paragraphs, essays, and other documents, though I don't teach tech writing itself. I can help you improve your writing structure as well as your method of beginning and achieving the desired results on your writing projects.

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Education

CSU, Rohnert Park (European Studies)

San Francisco State University (Master's)

Very Great Tutor I would strongly recommend Emily to everyone. She is a great tutor, with excellent skills and with a good background in English. I've gotten English lessons from Emily for a few months now. I've been taking a 1.5 hour lesson every week, but I've always felt that time passed so fast. Talking with her is really interesting and helpful for learning English. She corrects my grammar and pronunciation. ...

— Sumyan from Mountain View, CA on 3/26/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

15% discount for self-paying students under 21 years old. Rates are higher for one-off meetings, special editing jobs, multi-student sessions, corporate clients, or distances over 15 miles.

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 10 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087.

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