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Victoria W.

Portland, OR

$35/hr

Specializing in Japanese, English, Math & Science

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Specializing in Japanese, English, Math & Science

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I deeply enjoy helping people and have been teaching for over 15 years, with 5 years in Japan at an English immersion kindergarten as a classroom teacher and tutor. I have taught hundreds of people how to swim and feel comfortable in the water, as well as help them improve their strokes for competitions. I have also taught students how to be good swim instructors and lifeguards. Out of the water, I have hundreds of students that can speak, read and write English and Japanese with confidence. The confidence also goes into to their math and science skills; thinking creatively and solving problems. My students' accomplishments take good communication but ample amounts of enthusiasm, encouragement and fun on my end! Every accomplished challenge or small improvement is a stepping stone to greatness!

I graduated university with a degree in Japanese and a minor in Biology. As part of my degree, I spent a year abroad in Japan. That is when I got a taste of tutoring English as a second language to children and adults. Although I had years of experience with multiple age groups, I now had a language barrier that tested my creativity to make sure I was effective. As a classroom teacher at a private Japanese kindergarten for 5 years, I helped build the curriculum of a new program that quickly grew each year. When I started, the English program had only 3 classes of 24 students each out of a school with 181 students. It was through building personal relationships with my students and their families that our program succeeded. I feel that a good reputation is built on trust and the best way to do that with young children is to keep the “lessons” appropriate to their interests and maybe a little silly. If students enjoy the lesson, they are much more likely to apply the information later and show off to parents and friends.

I believe students of all ages, and all subjects, can be successful. Everyone learns and retains information differently and I tailor each lesson to help my students improve. I have high expectations and balance that with plenty of patience and organization. Most of my experience is with pre-k to middle school students, but I am equally comfortable with all age groups. I look forward to helping your student build confidence and be successful!

Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
Physical Science, Physiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Japanese, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Japanese, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

Most of my teaching experience has been with children between the ages of 3 and 16. I know how to appeal to them using silliness, as necessary, to help them understand new things. I am very patient and believe that all children, especially young children can learn and master many things, even if they don't think they can.

Pacific University
Japanese

Education

Pacific University (Japanese)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Victoria will travel within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97206.


About Victoria

I deeply enjoy helping people and have been teaching for over 15 years, with 5 years in Japan at an English immersion kindergarten as a classroom teacher and tutor. I have taught hundreds of people how to swim and feel comfortable in the water, as well as help them improve their strokes for competitions. I have also taught students how to be good swim instructors and lifeguards. Out of the water, I have hundreds of students that can speak, read and write English and Japanese with confidence. The confidence also goes into to their math and science skills; thinking creatively and solving problems. My students' accomplishments take good communication but ample amounts of enthusiasm, encouragement and fun on my end! Every accomplished challenge or small improvement is a stepping stone to greatness!

I graduated university with a degree in Japanese and a minor in Biology. As part of my degree, I spent a year abroad in Japan. That is when I got a taste of tutoring English as a second language to children and adults. Although I had years of experience with multiple age groups, I now had a language barrier that tested my creativity to make sure I was effective. As a classroom teacher at a private Japanese kindergarten for 5 years, I helped build the curriculum of a new program that quickly grew each year. When I started, the English program had only 3 classes of 24 students each out of a school with 181 students. It was through building personal relationships with my students and their families that our program succeeded. I feel that a good reputation is built on trust and the best way to do that with young children is to keep the “lessons” appropriate to their interests and maybe a little silly. If students enjoy the lesson, they are much more likely to apply the information later and show off to parents and friends.

I believe students of all ages, and all subjects, can be successful. Everyone learns and retains information differently and I tailor each lesson to help my students improve. I have high expectations and balance that with plenty of patience and organization. Most of my experience is with pre-k to middle school students, but I am equally comfortable with all age groups. I look forward to helping your student build confidence and be successful!

Education

Pacific University
Japanese

Education

Pacific University (Japanese)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97206

Victoria’s Subjects

Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
Physical Science, Physiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Japanese, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Japanese, 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.


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