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Bernadette B.

Yonkers, NY

$60/hr

Expert, Experienced, Enthusiastic, Empathetic English Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/21/11
Usually responds in about 1 day

Expert, Experienced, Enthusiastic, Empathetic English Tutor

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Teaching is my calling. I am motivated by love of my subject, fascination with the teaching process, and desire for my students to learn and do well.

Literature, writing, test prep of all kinds--if it concerns the English language, I have taught it, repeatedly and expertly.

I can help a student plan an essay, draft it, and revise it, reducing anxiety and increasing skills.

In SAT prep, my students often add 100 points or more in their Reading or Writing scores; over the years, I have developed effective techniques that Kaplan and The Princeton Review do not teach. I have helped people who write for a hobby get published.

Since doing graduate work in English at Duke University, I have been an English teacher for over 30 years and a test-prep teacher for over 20. I charge more than some tutors, but you want an expert, right?

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, COOP/HSPT, GRE, ISEE,
LSAT, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have taught for several years at Olympiad Academia, a Korean-American after school academy, where many of my students speak Korean as their first language. Currently I also am tutoring an adult native Spanish speaker from Peru. Besides having a thorough grounding in English grammar and speech, I am especially good at correcting writing and speech that many teachers would just label "awkward," instead clearly explaining fine differences in word usage or idiom.

ISEE

I am an excellent tutor of the ISEE reading sections; I generally do not teach the math, since it is not my specialty. I have tutored this test for over five years at Olympias Academia, the after-school Korean-American academy at which I work. My students have usually gone on to placement in extremely good schools. I use prep material from Barrons, The Princeton Review, Kaplan, Peterson's, and McGraw-Hill, chosen for the strengths and weaknesse3s of each student.

Bernadette’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Bernadette. View all of Bernadette’s resources

1. One of my articles about Stephen King was translated into German and published in Germany, earning me the most I've been paid for any one piece of writing. However, it is far from the *best* piece of writing I have had published. 2. Through science-fiction conventions, I have met George R. R. Martin (author of *A Game of Thrones*), who goes by "George," and know Orson Scott Card... read more

Starting this blog feels odd, although I am a long-time blogger. In fact, one could say I was a blogger before there were blogs, in that I began writing for science-fiction fanzines in 1977. Gone are the old days of mimeographing and postal rates; I love the new age of instant writing and electrons sending my words out internationally. But what do I say here? Is this a promotional site... read more

DePauw University
Duke University
Master's

Education

DePauw University

Duke University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates are negotiable, especially depending on distance and scheduling.

Travel policy

Bernadette will travel within 15 miles of Yonkers, NY 10704.


About Bernadette

Teaching is my calling. I am motivated by love of my subject, fascination with the teaching process, and desire for my students to learn and do well.

Literature, writing, test prep of all kinds--if it concerns the English language, I have taught it, repeatedly and expertly.

I can help a student plan an essay, draft it, and revise it, reducing anxiety and increasing skills.

In SAT prep, my students often add 100 points or more in their Reading or Writing scores; over the years, I have developed effective techniques that Kaplan and The Princeton Review do not teach. I have helped people who write for a hobby get published.

Since doing graduate work in English at Duke University, I have been an English teacher for over 30 years and a test-prep teacher for over 20. I charge more than some tutors, but you want an expert, right?

Education

DePauw University
Duke University
Master's

Education

DePauw University

Duke University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates are negotiable, especially depending on distance and scheduling.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Yonkers, NY 10704

Bernadette’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, COOP/HSPT, GRE, ISEE,
LSAT, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, 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.


Bernadette’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Bernadette. View all of Bernadette’s resources

1. One of my articles about Stephen King was translated into German and published in Germany, earning me the most I've been paid for any one piece of writing. However, it is far from the *best* piece of writing I have had published. 2. Through science-fiction conventions, I have met George R. R. Martin (author of *A Game of Thrones*), who goes by "George," and know Orson Scott Card... read more

Starting this blog feels odd, although I am a long-time blogger. In fact, one could say I was a blogger before there were blogs, in that I began writing for science-fiction fanzines in 1977. Gone are the old days of mimeographing and postal rates; I love the new age of instant writing and electrons sending my words out internationally. But what do I say here? Is this a promotional site... read more


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