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Pat N.

Colorado Springs, CO

$50/hr

Experienced ESL Tutor for adult 2nd language learners

Background check passed as of 1/26/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Experienced ESL Tutor for adult 2nd language learners

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Teaching ESL to adult learners has been my joy and privilege for many years. I am able to refine and improve their speaking/listening and reading/writing skills. I have worked both as a private tutor and as an instructor in college and university ESL programs. Locally, I have 17 years experience as an instructor in the English Language Institute at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs and have taught ESL classes to employees at Memorial Hospital and in many other local companies.

I have a "survival" knowledge of Spanish and French and a more functional knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. I am an excellent language teacher because I know what it's like to work in or study another language. I understand the linguistic process and therefore I am very good at helping my adult clients and students navigate the idiosyncrasies of the English language. My students say I am an excellent Grammar and Pronunciation teacher because I explain things very clearly and am always looking for new ways to explain things.

Although I have a tutoring studio set up in my home, I also tutor via Skype if my student has a dependable internet connection.

I specialize in teaching English for Special Purposes: aviation, nursing, workplace, restaurant, hotel, workplace presentation, etc.

I would be happy to discuss your language needs and work with you to achieve your language goals.

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, TOEFL, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's degree in "Bilingual and Multi-Cultural Education". I have been teaching ESL to adults for many years in the United States, Taiwan, and China. Currently, I am an instructor in the English Language Institute at a Community College in Colorado Springs. I have taught all levels and classes in our program. My specialties are Grammar and Pronunciation. I designed the Pronunciation classes for our program, and am the Pronunciation teacher. I have also taught cross-cultural communication classes ata Hospital and other companies in the Pikes Peak region. I am also publishing a book of handouts for adult ESL learners that help explain some of the peculiarities of the English language.

Grammar

I have been teaching Advanced Grammar in the English Language Institute at Pikes Peak Community College now for many years. I have also taught Basic and Intermediate. I recently developed an ESL for the Workplace curriculum in which the scope & sequence included a sequenced grammar component. My colleagues affectionately call me the "Grammar Queen". I have recently published a book of grammar handouts that I have used with my ESL grammar students over the many years I have been teaching.

Writing

I have a lot of experience in helping my clients and students with their writing and compositions. As an instructor in the English Language Institute at Pikes Peak Community College, I have taught Beginning Grammar/Writing, Intermediate Grammar/Composition, and Advanced Grammar/Composition. In all these classes, I am revising and correcting my students' grammar, punctuation, paragraph/composition organization. I know I can help you.

University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Sociology
Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK; University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Master's

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara, California (Sociology)

Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK; University of Texas, San Antonio, TX (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pat will travel within 20 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80919.


About Pat

Teaching ESL to adult learners has been my joy and privilege for many years. I am able to refine and improve their speaking/listening and reading/writing skills. I have worked both as a private tutor and as an instructor in college and university ESL programs. Locally, I have 17 years experience as an instructor in the English Language Institute at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs and have taught ESL classes to employees at Memorial Hospital and in many other local companies.

I have a "survival" knowledge of Spanish and French and a more functional knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. I am an excellent language teacher because I know what it's like to work in or study another language. I understand the linguistic process and therefore I am very good at helping my adult clients and students navigate the idiosyncrasies of the English language. My students say I am an excellent Grammar and Pronunciation teacher because I explain things very clearly and am always looking for new ways to explain things.

Although I have a tutoring studio set up in my home, I also tutor via Skype if my student has a dependable internet connection.

I specialize in teaching English for Special Purposes: aviation, nursing, workplace, restaurant, hotel, workplace presentation, etc.

I would be happy to discuss your language needs and work with you to achieve your language goals.

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Sociology
Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK; University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Master's

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara, California (Sociology)

Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK; University of Texas, San Antonio, TX (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Pat’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, TOEFL, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
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.


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