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Frank P.

Revere, MA

$30/hr

TOEFL prep, ESL, and English tutor! Also Cantonese and Mandarin!

Background check passed as of 4/20/12
Usually responds in about 12 hours

TOEFL prep, ESL, and English tutor! Also Cantonese and Mandarin!

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Hello everyone, I specialize in providing assistance to students in the areas of ESL, TOEFL test preparation, English, Cantonese Chinese and Mandarin Chinese.

I typically work with students who are having problems with formal university-level English composition, particularly in the areas of English grammar, vocabulary, and rhetoric. I also assist students in: English comprehension, conversational English, and preparation for the TOEFL/IELTS examination. In addition, I am very adept in teaching Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese to non-native Chinese speakers. I have been tutoring university-level ESL speakers for the past 5 years, particularly students from Southeast Asian backgrounds. This is because I have spent a great deal of time working and studying in Southeast Asia, including Hong Kong and China, as well as in the Asian Boston community volunteering at various greater Boston Chinese cultural associations.

I have been studying Cantonese and Mandarin for over ten years and am able to speak, read, and write both languages fluently. I studied Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and I studied Mandarin Chinese at Shanghai University. I won full scholarships from the United States federal government to study at both universities.

As a non-native Chinese speaker, I am much better suited to assist students learning Chinese than a native speaker could. This is because I know the answers to questions students will ask, and am aware of the difficulties students of Chinese will face, since I experienced them myself firsthand. Furthermore, speaking Chinese also gives me a unique advantage teaching English over typical English instructors. This is because I'm aware of and can explain the complexities of both languages not only in great detail, but in whichever language the student is most comfortable with.

I have been featured in numerous Hong Kong magazines, newspapers, and television programs due to my uncommon fluency in Cantonese. I am currently in the process of obtaining my BA in Foreign Languages and English from a well known Boston University. I am able to accommodate and have experience teaching in both one-on-one intensive sessions, and to full classrooms of students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I guarantee that you won't regret it!

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Speech, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I'm able to speak, read, and write both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese fluently. I've spent a great deal of time over the past several years leaning Cantonese, and 4 semesters in university learning Mandarin Chinese. This includes one semester I spent in Shanghai learning advanced level Mandarin and teaching English. I have been featured in numerous Hong Kong magazines, newspapers, and television shows due to my uncommon fluency in Cantonese.

ESL/ESOL

I have been actively teaching ESL and tutoring English to students from Southeast Asian backgrounds for the past 3 years. Every single one of my tutees has improved their English speaking, reading, and writing significantly.

Microsoft Windows

I have worked building computers and setting up Microsoft Windows for hundreds of users on a daily basis. I'm also an avid user myself and am able to solve nearly any problem I might run into. I'm also able to instruct new students in how to use Windows who have never been exposed to it before. This includes both children and adults.

BHCC
English Literature and Foreign Languages
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Graduate Coursework
Shanghai University
Graduate Coursework

Education

BHCC (English Literature and Foreign Languages)

Chinese University of Hong Kong (Graduate Coursework)

Shanghai University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 30 miles of Revere, MA 02151.


About Frank

Hello everyone, I specialize in providing assistance to students in the areas of ESL, TOEFL test preparation, English, Cantonese Chinese and Mandarin Chinese.

I typically work with students who are having problems with formal university-level English composition, particularly in the areas of English grammar, vocabulary, and rhetoric. I also assist students in: English comprehension, conversational English, and preparation for the TOEFL/IELTS examination. In addition, I am very adept in teaching Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese to non-native Chinese speakers. I have been tutoring university-level ESL speakers for the past 5 years, particularly students from Southeast Asian backgrounds. This is because I have spent a great deal of time working and studying in Southeast Asia, including Hong Kong and China, as well as in the Asian Boston community volunteering at various greater Boston Chinese cultural associations.

I have been studying Cantonese and Mandarin for over ten years and am able to speak, read, and write both languages fluently. I studied Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and I studied Mandarin Chinese at Shanghai University. I won full scholarships from the United States federal government to study at both universities.

As a non-native Chinese speaker, I am much better suited to assist students learning Chinese than a native speaker could. This is because I know the answers to questions students will ask, and am aware of the difficulties students of Chinese will face, since I experienced them myself firsthand. Furthermore, speaking Chinese also gives me a unique advantage teaching English over typical English instructors. This is because I'm aware of and can explain the complexities of both languages not only in great detail, but in whichever language the student is most comfortable with.

I have been featured in numerous Hong Kong magazines, newspapers, and television programs due to my uncommon fluency in Cantonese. I am currently in the process of obtaining my BA in Foreign Languages and English from a well known Boston University. I am able to accommodate and have experience teaching in both one-on-one intensive sessions, and to full classrooms of students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I guarantee that you won't regret it!

Education

BHCC
English Literature and Foreign Languages
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Graduate Coursework
Shanghai University
Graduate Coursework

Education

BHCC (English Literature and Foreign Languages)

Chinese University of Hong Kong (Graduate Coursework)

Shanghai University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Revere, MA 02151

Frank’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Speech, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, 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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