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JB L.

New York, NY

$44/hr

Old-fashioned English Teacher. Learn Correct English; have fun!

Background check passed as of 9/21/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Old-fashioned English Teacher. Learn Correct English; have fun!

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I offer traditional tutoring plus creative approaches for each student.

A Columbia University honors graduate, whose father was an English professor, I have 13 years experience teaching English to students from all over the world.

I teach correct English first, slang second and only when necessary. My second specialty is pronunciation which will get you understood by Americans. At the same time, you will build vocabulary and grammar proficiency-- and have a lot of fun doing it. If you need to polish your English, contact me; you will not only learn English, but at a very high level.

I have always enjoyed the interaction with students of different cultures, especially watching them improve week by week. As the student becomes more advanced, the sessions expand far beyond ESL and grammar.

Of course I also teach Americans, from English and Math for kids to college students' papers. (If I help you re-write a paper, your grade will go up.)

Non-smokers only, please. Also, for the convenience of us both, all billing is smoothly and reliably processed through the Wyzant website; this way, we can concentrate on learning more than business :)
Thank you!

Testimonials

"Great flexible tutor"

- C, New York, NY on 9/21/14

"He's a star!"

- Jason, New York, NY on 11/18/13

"Great tutor"

- Ayshe, Brooklyn, NY on 10/21/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Swimming

I was a competitive swimmer in junior high and high school. I was a New York State lifeguard in the Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps. I have also taught many adults and kids how to swim.

Columbia University
English

Education

Columbia University (English)

Great flexible tutor — Fantastic tutor that we will use again. He knows English well and my son enjoyed his company. He was spontaneous when we needed help before an exam. ...

— C, New York, NY on 9/21/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $44.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

JB will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10028.


About JB

I offer traditional tutoring plus creative approaches for each student.

A Columbia University honors graduate, whose father was an English professor, I have 13 years experience teaching English to students from all over the world.

I teach correct English first, slang second and only when necessary. My second specialty is pronunciation which will get you understood by Americans. At the same time, you will build vocabulary and grammar proficiency-- and have a lot of fun doing it. If you need to polish your English, contact me; you will not only learn English, but at a very high level.

I have always enjoyed the interaction with students of different cultures, especially watching them improve week by week. As the student becomes more advanced, the sessions expand far beyond ESL and grammar.

Of course I also teach Americans, from English and Math for kids to college students' papers. (If I help you re-write a paper, your grade will go up.)

Non-smokers only, please. Also, for the convenience of us both, all billing is smoothly and reliably processed through the Wyzant website; this way, we can concentrate on learning more than business :)
Thank you!

Testimonials

"Great flexible tutor"

- C, New York, NY on 9/21/14

"He's a star!"

- Jason, New York, NY on 11/18/13

"Great tutor"

- Ayshe, Brooklyn, NY on 10/21/13
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Education

Columbia University
English

Education

Columbia University (English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10028

JB’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Spanish

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 JB L.

JB L. passed a background check on 9/21/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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