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Brandon D.

Chicago, IL

$30/hr

ESL instructor/Tutor

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I have a college degree in US and European History. I also have 3+ years of classroom and ESL experience from teaching abroad in South Korea. During my time there, I did special tutoring assignments in addition to my classroom teaching duties. I have taught a variety of age levels, from Primary/Elementary School to High School.

My teaching style is somewhat unorthodox, but effective. I try not to lecture as I find it ineffective. Instead I used the Socratic method of using questions to answer other questions. This way, I relate the material to students and they are interacting with it.

I find this method the most effective and the least boring (which previous students and parents have told me is very helpful in class).

When I'm not teaching/tutoring, I like to play video games, read books and manga, and play chess.

English:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Handwriting
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Handwriting
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Social Studies

I have a collegiate background in History (BA in US and European )and spent 9 months preparing and teaching History to ESL students. During this time, I also taught core parts of social studies; including Civics, Government, Foreign Policy, and Geography.

Amherst College
History

Education

Amherst College (History)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brandon will travel within 18 miles of Chicago, IL 60619.


About Brandon

I have a college degree in US and European History. I also have 3+ years of classroom and ESL experience from teaching abroad in South Korea. During my time there, I did special tutoring assignments in addition to my classroom teaching duties. I have taught a variety of age levels, from Primary/Elementary School to High School.

My teaching style is somewhat unorthodox, but effective. I try not to lecture as I find it ineffective. Instead I used the Socratic method of using questions to answer other questions. This way, I relate the material to students and they are interacting with it.

I find this method the most effective and the least boring (which previous students and parents have told me is very helpful in class).

When I'm not teaching/tutoring, I like to play video games, read books and manga, and play chess.

Education

Amherst College
History

Education

Amherst College (History)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Chicago, IL 60619

Brandon’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Handwriting
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Handwriting
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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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