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Robert B.

Harrisburg, PA

$30/hr

ESL/EFL Teacher, Tutor, Facilitator and Mentor

Background check passed as of 12/5/12
Usually responds in about 15 hours

ESL/EFL Teacher, Tutor, Facilitator and Mentor

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As a facilitator and mentor to students, I have made learning an enjoyable experience and helped students achieve their goals by means of excellent communication skills and a committed work ethic.

Recently I logged 500+ classroom hours at Liaocheng University, Liaocheng, Shangdong Province, China, teaching freshman oral English and sophomore writing. Shangdong Province education administrators honored me with their Teaching Excellence award, and my essay, An Interactive Approach to ELT, was given their Special Award (1st prize). Finally, Liaocheng University bestowed me with Honorary Alumnus (honorary since I was not a student there); this is only the second time in their history that they made the award.

In addition to getting a rounded fine arts education from the University of North Carolina-CH, Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University to the Master's level, I also received my TESL certificate and endorsements in Business English and teaching young learners. I studied the International Phonetics Alphabet in acting/speech class at university.

As a teacher, I favor an interactive approach with students because for many years I worked with complex historical and scientific exhibit content that needed to be communicable and engaging to school-age and adult museum visitors. Every learner is different, and as a teacher I have to find a way to communicate. I like creating an environment in which students feel comfortable taking risks, and I play to individual strengths, using relevant techniques drawn from my museum background: auditory, kinesthetic, visual, realia, story-telling, role playing, and media.

Testimonials

"He is a Good Tutor"

- Mohammed, Mechanicsburg, PA on 4/6/14

"Great tutor."

- Lou Ann, Mechanicsburg, PA on 1/3/14
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Art:
Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

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.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Case Western Reserve University
Master's
Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Case Western Reserve University (Master's)

Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA (Graduate Coursework)

He is a Good Tutor — Mr. Robert is a great teacher. I really benefit from him. He has great experience and he has helped me in pronunciation and communication. ...

— Mohammed, Mechanicsburg, PA on 4/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 25 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17102.


About Robert

As a facilitator and mentor to students, I have made learning an enjoyable experience and helped students achieve their goals by means of excellent communication skills and a committed work ethic.

Recently I logged 500+ classroom hours at Liaocheng University, Liaocheng, Shangdong Province, China, teaching freshman oral English and sophomore writing. Shangdong Province education administrators honored me with their Teaching Excellence award, and my essay, An Interactive Approach to ELT, was given their Special Award (1st prize). Finally, Liaocheng University bestowed me with Honorary Alumnus (honorary since I was not a student there); this is only the second time in their history that they made the award.

In addition to getting a rounded fine arts education from the University of North Carolina-CH, Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University to the Master's level, I also received my TESL certificate and endorsements in Business English and teaching young learners. I studied the International Phonetics Alphabet in acting/speech class at university.

As a teacher, I favor an interactive approach with students because for many years I worked with complex historical and scientific exhibit content that needed to be communicable and engaging to school-age and adult museum visitors. Every learner is different, and as a teacher I have to find a way to communicate. I like creating an environment in which students feel comfortable taking risks, and I play to individual strengths, using relevant techniques drawn from my museum background: auditory, kinesthetic, visual, realia, story-telling, role playing, and media.

Testimonials

"He is a Good Tutor"

- Mohammed, Mechanicsburg, PA on 4/6/14

"Great tutor."

- Lou Ann, Mechanicsburg, PA on 1/3/14
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Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Case Western Reserve University
Master's
Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Case Western Reserve University (Master's)

Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17102

Robert’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Art:
Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

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 Robert B.

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