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Engela B.

Detroit, MI

$50/hr

"An Excellent Tutor Who Makes English Fun"

Background check passed as of 4/30/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

"An Excellent Tutor Who Makes English Fun"

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My name is Engela, and I am originally from Namibia (Africa). I look forward to assisting you in making English fun, relevant and comprehensible. Here is little bit about me:

I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree (1997) and Master of Arts in English from Wayne State University (2000). Currently, I am in pursuit of a second Master’s in Teaching Secondary Education (MAT) at Wayne State University. Prior to that, I tutored both native and immigrant students in ESL for about 10 years. In addition, I am an online instructor, teaching part-time Effective Expository Writing and Contemporary Business Writing for Axia College, an extension of the University of Phoenix. I also work part-time as Coordinator of Systemic Investigations and Testing at the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit.

I believe that my international background, coupled with my extensive teaching experience and qualifications, will be beneficial in making reading and writing fun and relevant. I had to acquire English as a second language, so I can genuinely relate to my students’ frustrations in their efforts to express themselves clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Although I enjoy teaching online, I find it much more gratifying working directly with students one-on-one or in a classroom setting. My comprehensive knowledge of English will serve as foundation for effective teaching and learning. As your tutor, I will integrate effective and flexible teaching strategies that are crucial in cultivating learning in a nurturing, student-centered environment. Of course, this includes the ability to design, reevaluate and revise lessons to maintain relevancy and to meet your needs.

Above all, teaching is my passion, and student success is my reward. I have high expectations of my students and believe that each student can learn at his or her own pace. Teaching and learning are reciprocal; so I, too, would learn from you. As a reflective practitioner, I am very flexible and routinely observe and assess my students’ scholastic progress and overall performance so I can redesign lessons if needed.

It is critical to recognize and incorporate students’ diverse cultural experiences, varying intellectual abilities and different perspectives into their lesson plans, especially in terms of lesson design and presentation. It is my job, as an empathetic and engaging tutor, to create a nurturing, inclusive and student-centered learning environment-- so welcome aboard our educational journey!

Remember, excellence is on the other side of hard work, discipline and determination!

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Writing, 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.

Wayne State University
English
Wayne State University,
Master's
Wayne State University,
EdD

Education

Wayne State University (English)

Wayne State University, (Master's)

Wayne State University, (EdD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Engela will travel within 5 miles of Detroit, MI 48234.


About Engela

My name is Engela, and I am originally from Namibia (Africa). I look forward to assisting you in making English fun, relevant and comprehensible. Here is little bit about me:

I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree (1997) and Master of Arts in English from Wayne State University (2000). Currently, I am in pursuit of a second Master’s in Teaching Secondary Education (MAT) at Wayne State University. Prior to that, I tutored both native and immigrant students in ESL for about 10 years. In addition, I am an online instructor, teaching part-time Effective Expository Writing and Contemporary Business Writing for Axia College, an extension of the University of Phoenix. I also work part-time as Coordinator of Systemic Investigations and Testing at the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit.

I believe that my international background, coupled with my extensive teaching experience and qualifications, will be beneficial in making reading and writing fun and relevant. I had to acquire English as a second language, so I can genuinely relate to my students’ frustrations in their efforts to express themselves clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Although I enjoy teaching online, I find it much more gratifying working directly with students one-on-one or in a classroom setting. My comprehensive knowledge of English will serve as foundation for effective teaching and learning. As your tutor, I will integrate effective and flexible teaching strategies that are crucial in cultivating learning in a nurturing, student-centered environment. Of course, this includes the ability to design, reevaluate and revise lessons to maintain relevancy and to meet your needs.

Above all, teaching is my passion, and student success is my reward. I have high expectations of my students and believe that each student can learn at his or her own pace. Teaching and learning are reciprocal; so I, too, would learn from you. As a reflective practitioner, I am very flexible and routinely observe and assess my students’ scholastic progress and overall performance so I can redesign lessons if needed.

It is critical to recognize and incorporate students’ diverse cultural experiences, varying intellectual abilities and different perspectives into their lesson plans, especially in terms of lesson design and presentation. It is my job, as an empathetic and engaging tutor, to create a nurturing, inclusive and student-centered learning environment-- so welcome aboard our educational journey!

Remember, excellence is on the other side of hard work, discipline and determination!

Education

Wayne State University
English
Wayne State University,
Master's
Wayne State University,
EdD

Education

Wayne State University (English)

Wayne State University, (Master's)

Wayne State University, (EdD)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Detroit, MI 48234

Engela’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Writing, 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.


Background Check Status for Engela B.

Engela B. passed a background check on 4/30/14. The check was ordered by Engela through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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