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Bonnie L.

Dedicated, Warm ESL/ESOL/Writing Tutor

Brooklyn, NY (11205)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Bonnie's Tutoring Subjects

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English:
English
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Grammar
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Language:
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Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Grammar
Homeschool:
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English
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Corporate Training:
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Elementary (K-6th)

I worked as an assistant elementary school teacher for a year in 2000-2001. In the years before I earned my adult ESL teaching certificate, I assisted many elementary school-aged children with their homework. I have raised two sons; this life experience has certainly helped me to interact well with young children.

ESL/ESOL

I earned a certificate in TESLA--Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults at the Literacy Assistance Center in Manhattan. If you are an adult learning English, you would make great progress studying with me. Teaching English to adults makes me happy; I get to use my training, experience, and creativity to help people reach their goals.

I have taught students one-on-one and in small groups over the last four years. In leading a popular weekly ESL conversation group for a year and a half at a Brooklyn library, I created many lessons which have helped me in tutoring adults one-on-one.

When you learn English with me, I create each lesson with your needs, interests, and goals in mind. Do you want to improve listening, speaking, reading, or writing? Do you prefer to focus on vocabulary, grammar, or pronunciation? Do you want to study English used in a certain profession or subject? Not only would I assist you with any of these tasks, I would also discover the best ways for you to learn them.

I will assess your English level at the beginning so that I can provide you with activities that offer just the right degree of difficulty to help your learning.

If you are eager to learn even more, I can give you homework that is enjoyable and that adds a lot to lessons. For example, if you want to work on grammar, it is good to do so in different ways. A more structured way is with worksheets and homework is a good opportunity to do such exercises.

There are so many exciting topics that we can use in our work. For one, I would love to learn about your culture. Perhaps you would like to discuss your native culture and compare it with American culture. Talking about interesting subjects motivates my students to speak English more fluently and more correctly.

I will give you choices of material and encourage you to find your own materials online. This is another aspect of my highly interactive teaching.

Proofreading

Ever since I was in high school I have demonstrated strong ability in proofreading and editing as well as writing. As an adult ESL tutor today, I often assist students with editing (what many people call proofreading). Years ago, I completed a one-semester course in copy editing and proofreading at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

I am passionate about helping students learn to edit their own work. Because I am a teacher rather than an editor, strengthening the student's ability to edit and supporting his or her awareness of effective writing are my goals. I don't take over the student's assignment as an expedient.

Writing

As an adult ESOL tutor, I like nothing better than helping students to strengthen their written English. I am just as passionate about tutoring native speakers in writing. The advantage for my writing students is my ability to support their "inner editor" rather than slip into editing for them. If appropriate, I provide examples from others' writing to help students grasp the features of stronger writing.

Although I address the writing challenges specific to each English language learner, I guide all students toward the use of certain strategies and steps, especially if they are tasked with writing essays. In this case, I assist with brainstorming, clarification, organization, and sometimes the use of drafts. A particular essay format required by the classroom teacher may be another factor.

Whether students need to write essays or emails, I highlight the differences in tone, format, vocabulary, and even grammar between more and less formal text types.

Learning to write well is hard work! It helps that I believe my students have important ideas and feelings to express, and that they can convey them not only correctly but creatively. And I bring tidbits of wonder and humor to the process whenever I spy the potential for them.

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