Search 75,071 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 100 tutoring hours

Olen H.

Living and Learning

New York, NY (10013)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$75.00
Email Olen H.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for Olen H.

Olen H. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Olen, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

Hey! Let me help you with your language or humanities studies through informal, fun, and effective tutoring.

My strengths are teaching French to beginners and English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers.

I received a BA in French from UCLA with an emphasis in language, literature, and urban culture, an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and have also had extensive training in German and Spanish.

I have lived in France and Germany and have experience teaching both kids and adults in the classroom and one-on-one setting. I can help you not only with perfecting your grammar, but also with perfecting your accent. These languages are NOT my mother tongue, which means that, just like you, I had to learn the language “from scratch” – and I went on to major in French in college. I've been there and understand what it takes to master French as a native English speaker. I did it and so can you. While textbooks are helpful as a guide, using the spoken language as it is used in the day-to-day world as the base from which to learn is much more effective and much more fun. Exploring current events, movies, music, culture, and literature is a great, non-traditional way to learn.

I help my students re-frame and approach subjects like geography, reading, languages, humanities, and schoolwork in general in a non-traditional way that makes it fun and relevant to life. With all my students, getting to know them and discovering their interests is the most important dimension to making learning happen.


References available upon request or you can read the recommendations from my students below.

Email Olen

Olen’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Biology, English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
History:
Geography
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Science:
Biology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

ESL/ESOL

I taught English to German kindergarteners with a company called Oskar Lernt Englisch on a freelance contract basis. I also was a camp counselor at their English language immersion summer camp, where we had daily, structured language classes in addition to camp activities. I also taught English to German adults in a class that I created called "English with Theater," using theatrical texts to improve the comprehension and spoken English of intermediate level English students at a school called Sprachenatelier Berlin. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs with a combination of vocal, reading, and listening exercises. I consider myself to be a highly effective and patient teacher and all of my students would agree.

Read all subject qualifications »

Email Olen

back to top

Education

UCLA (French)

California Institute of Integral Studies (Master's)

Professional, Patient and Personable Tutor I made a conscious decision to learn French in January 2009 and visited the WyzAnt site via a general internet search. Here, I discovered a tutor who possesses the requisite characteristics and "fit" that provides me the best pathways in which to become fluent in French. Olen is quite adept and proficient in several languages; moreover, he has a significant breadth of understanding of the cultur ...

— Les from El Cerrito, CA on 5/24/09);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Two students: $100/hour

Travel policy

Olen will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10013.

Email Olen

Usually responds in about 21 hours

Send Olen a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Olen or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.