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Paul C.

Ashland, OR

$50/hr

Business, academic, and casual English for adults from a native

Background check passed as of 11/2/12
Usually responds in about 18 hours

Business, academic, and casual English for adults from a native

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Face to face or online, you are judged by the words you speak or write. Therefore, intelligent people try to present themselves in the best light possible. Please join me for personal or online coaching to develop your skills. Let my education from Stanford and the University of Missouri help work for you.

Whether you simply want some coaching on a specific point or a program of development that takes you to the next level, I want to help you. Make your point clearly and concisely, without risking the misunderstanding that garbled language creates.

My rate is low because I love to teach and honestly don't need much money. Also, I want to make learning available to more people, not just the affluent. Let me be your guide either by email or in person. My previous success in teaching suggests that I can help you succeed as well.

In the first meeting, I usually introduce myself and give a little background to become acquainted. Then the student usually tells their story, especially their previous experience with English. After some conversation, I ask the students what has motivated them to seek a tutor. Then, specifically what goals does the student have? How much time can they study and practice? Everybody these days has a lot of responsibilities; so many students have little or no time to practice.

Another question is how long you want to study: Just a few lessons, 3 months, 1 year, etc.? Finally, I am not the best tutor for all people, so students need to decide for themselves.

Usually we need less than an hour for this, and can actually work on some English at the first meeting. If students want homework and have time, I assign and review their work. Each person is different. I serve as a consultant to you, to help you make your own learning plan and to provide expert knowledge of English. As a tutor, I am more like a coach than an instructor.

See my blog on WyzAnt!

Testimonials

"Most knowledgeable, insightful, and thoughtful tutor ever met"

- Wretch, Sunnyvale, CA on 10/5/11

" professional and patient!"

- Inna, Santa Clara, CA on 1/13/12

"Good start – my first lesson with Paul"

- Hong, Cupertino, CA on 12/13/11

"Learn to speak like a native, then learn from a native"

- Jerry, Union City, CA on 9/29/11
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

ESL/ESOL

In addition to my general education at Stanford University and the University of Missouri, I received specific training in ESL for adults through the state of Nevada. I earned Nevada certification as adult educator based on my performance. With over 1000 hours of class time, and graduate degree in Adult Learning, you can be confident that I will not waste your time.

My English education was comprehensive, including vocabulary, grammar, composition, essay, and literature. Five years of Latin and two years of Greek supplemented by English studies. As a business owner, I became very effective at concise business and legal correspondence as well. My rate is low because my motive for teaching is not financial.

Grammar

In addition to my comprehensive in English, Latin, Greek, and French grammar, my experience explaining grammar topics has helped hundreds of students.

Grammar mistakes are common but they are also easy to correct with coaching.

Reading

Reading improvement for all levels, especially intermediate and advanced.

Assessment of reading level and selection of material to suit individual students. Advanced reading leads to critical analysis, necessary for evaluating complex arguments. Reading also reveals culture-specific expressions and word usage which non-native speakers have not studied.

Vocabulary

If even some vocabulary words are unknown or uncertain, then meaning is lost. Numerous methods for building vocabulary can be tailored to best suit individual students.

Paul’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 Paul. View all of Paul’s resources

Everyone knows you can find the meaning of English words in a dictionary. However, a dictionary can only provide the most basic answers. Dictionaries really only provide hints about each word, especially words that have different uses or completely different meanings. Some words change their meaning depending on their role or function in the sentence. For example, when used as a verb "live"... read more

Many people trying to learn a new language hire a tutor for personal instruction and coaching. But some learners are between jobs or have little income to spare on education. What can they do to improve English? Today people have many choices. If they cannot afford one-on-one instruction, they can attend classes, where the cost is shared among many students. Even better are free courses. Newcomers... read more

Many sounds in English sound almost exactly the same in everyday conversation. Growing up in the U.S. we imitate our parents in how we shape our mouths to produce unique sounds. Actively engaging your cheeks, lips, tongue, and jaw will immediately improve your pronunciation. A lot of adults who learn English as a Second Language (ESL), have trouble mobilizing and coordinating their faces with... read more

Stanford University
BA Psychology
University of Missouri - St. Louis
MEd

Education

Stanford University (BA Psychology)

University of Missouri - St. Louis (MEd)

Most knowledgeable, insightful, and thoughtful tutor ever met — One word: amazing. Besides overall English improvement, I also learn practical communication conventions, tactics, and strategies from Paul. He completely fulfills my need for advanced business communication. I highly recommend Paul! ...

— Wretch, Sunnyvale, CA on 10/5/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Canceling less than 24 hours in advance results in a cancellation fee.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 1 miles of Ashland, OR 97520.


About Paul

Face to face or online, you are judged by the words you speak or write. Therefore, intelligent people try to present themselves in the best light possible. Please join me for personal or online coaching to develop your skills. Let my education from Stanford and the University of Missouri help work for you.

Whether you simply want some coaching on a specific point or a program of development that takes you to the next level, I want to help you. Make your point clearly and concisely, without risking the misunderstanding that garbled language creates.

My rate is low because I love to teach and honestly don't need much money. Also, I want to make learning available to more people, not just the affluent. Let me be your guide either by email or in person. My previous success in teaching suggests that I can help you succeed as well.

In the first meeting, I usually introduce myself and give a little background to become acquainted. Then the student usually tells their story, especially their previous experience with English. After some conversation, I ask the students what has motivated them to seek a tutor. Then, specifically what goals does the student have? How much time can they study and practice? Everybody these days has a lot of responsibilities; so many students have little or no time to practice.

Another question is how long you want to study: Just a few lessons, 3 months, 1 year, etc.? Finally, I am not the best tutor for all people, so students need to decide for themselves.

Usually we need less than an hour for this, and can actually work on some English at the first meeting. If students want homework and have time, I assign and review their work. Each person is different. I serve as a consultant to you, to help you make your own learning plan and to provide expert knowledge of English. As a tutor, I am more like a coach than an instructor.

See my blog on WyzAnt!

Testimonials

"Most knowledgeable, insightful, and thoughtful tutor ever met"

- Wretch, Sunnyvale, CA on 10/5/11

" professional and patient!"

- Inna, Santa Clara, CA on 1/13/12

"Good start – my first lesson with Paul"

- Hong, Cupertino, CA on 12/13/11

"Learn to speak like a native, then learn from a native"

- Jerry, Union City, CA on 9/29/11
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Education

Stanford University
BA Psychology
University of Missouri - St. Louis
MEd

Education

Stanford University (BA Psychology)

University of Missouri - St. Louis (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Canceling less than 24 hours in advance results in a cancellation fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Ashland, OR 97520

Paul’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Paul’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 Paul. View all of Paul’s resources

Everyone knows you can find the meaning of English words in a dictionary. However, a dictionary can only provide the most basic answers. Dictionaries really only provide hints about each word, especially words that have different uses or completely different meanings. Some words change their meaning depending on their role or function in the sentence. For example, when used as a verb "live"... read more

Many people trying to learn a new language hire a tutor for personal instruction and coaching. But some learners are between jobs or have little income to spare on education. What can they do to improve English? Today people have many choices. If they cannot afford one-on-one instruction, they can attend classes, where the cost is shared among many students. Even better are free courses. Newcomers... read more

Many sounds in English sound almost exactly the same in everyday conversation. Growing up in the U.S. we imitate our parents in how we shape our mouths to produce unique sounds. Actively engaging your cheeks, lips, tongue, and jaw will immediately improve your pronunciation. A lot of adults who learn English as a Second Language (ESL), have trouble mobilizing and coordinating their faces with... read more


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