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Helen S.

Sunol, CA

$40/hr

Experienced Instructor in English, Writing, Greek, and Philosophy

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Experienced Instructor in English, Writing, Greek, and Philosophy

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Hello future student! I am pleased that you are reading my profile. Let me share a little bit about myself. My name is Helen. I received my Master of Arts in Philosophy, from San Francisco State University, with honors, and an award for academic excellence. As a graduate student, I taught a class in Critical Thinking.

Also, I received my Bachelor of Arts, with High Distinction, from Deree College, in Athens, Greece. While in Greece, I obtained two ESL certificates, and taught ESL at a center for foreign languages, and in private settings.

I tailor my methods to each individual. Usually, I will ask you to provide me with a description of your projects, the books or class materials you are using, and, if possible, a course outline. Then, I make a detailed outline of how we can approach your projects, such that you can get the most out of them, and complete them with success. Since everyone learns differently, we will adopt a learning method that works best for you.

Testimonials

"Very kind!"

- Juan, Dublin, CA on 11/5/13

"She is the best!"

- Kang, Santa Clara, CA on 3/25/13

"Very thorough"

- Stephen, San Jose, CA on 11/13/12

"Helen is the best tutor"

- Gwendolyn, Danville, CA on 9/9/12

"Great Greek Tutor"

- Nabil, San Diego, CA on 9/2/12
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Greek,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Greek,
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.

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a Second Language in Greece for over 3 years. Also, I have two certificates that qualify me as an ESOL instructor, abroad. The first certificate is the Certificate of Proficiency in English, awarded by the University of Michigan, English Language Institute. The second certificate is the Certificate of Proficiency in English, awarded with honors, by the University of Cambridge, ESOL examinations.

Greek

I speak and write fluent Modern Greek. I have a high school diploma from the Lyceum of Molaoi, a Greek public high school, in Greece.

Philosophy

I studied philosophy where it all began, in Athens, Greece. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts, with high distinction, I went even further, and studied philosophy at the graduate level in San Francisco. I received my Master of Arts degree with a 4.0, and a distinguished achievment award for academic excellence. Most importantly, I love this stuff!

Deree College (ACG)
Philosophy
San Francisco State
Master's

Education

Deree College (ACG) (Philosophy)

San Francisco State (Master's)

Very kind! — I believe Helen is an extraordinary teacher. She has a special talent to teach, she is very confidence, knowledgeable and organized. Indeed, she is the best private tutor I ever had. ...

— Juan, Dublin, CA on 11/5/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Helen will travel within 30 miles of Sunol, CA 94586.


About Helen

Hello future student! I am pleased that you are reading my profile. Let me share a little bit about myself. My name is Helen. I received my Master of Arts in Philosophy, from San Francisco State University, with honors, and an award for academic excellence. As a graduate student, I taught a class in Critical Thinking.

Also, I received my Bachelor of Arts, with High Distinction, from Deree College, in Athens, Greece. While in Greece, I obtained two ESL certificates, and taught ESL at a center for foreign languages, and in private settings.

I tailor my methods to each individual. Usually, I will ask you to provide me with a description of your projects, the books or class materials you are using, and, if possible, a course outline. Then, I make a detailed outline of how we can approach your projects, such that you can get the most out of them, and complete them with success. Since everyone learns differently, we will adopt a learning method that works best for you.

Testimonials

"Very kind!"

- Juan, Dublin, CA on 11/5/13

"She is the best!"

- Kang, Santa Clara, CA on 3/25/13

"Very thorough"

- Stephen, San Jose, CA on 11/13/12

"Helen is the best tutor"

- Gwendolyn, Danville, CA on 9/9/12

"Great Greek Tutor"

- Nabil, San Diego, CA on 9/2/12
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Education

Deree College (ACG)
Philosophy
San Francisco State
Master's

Education

Deree College (ACG) (Philosophy)

San Francisco State (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Sunol, CA 94586

Helen’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Greek,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Greek,
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.


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