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Bethany G.

Scranton, PA

$35/hr

Dynamic SAT Prep, Writing, ESL, and Foreign Language Tutor!

Background check passed as of 4/28/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

Dynamic SAT Prep, Writing, ESL, and Foreign Language Tutor!

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EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:

I graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in 2011. At Muhlenberg, I served as French Club Secretary, volunteered as a math & reading tutor at Casa Guadalupe after-school program, working with underprivileged, inner-city students, and brought my love for foreign languages and creative writing to life as the Editor-in-Chief of Kalliope, M'berg's foreign language literary journal, and as a contributor to Muses, an arts journal.

I studied abroad in Paris through CIEE’s Critical Studies program in the spring semester of 2009. During this amazing experience, I was fortunate to be able to take a 3rd year comparative literature course at the Sorbonne.

I am a member of the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society through the University of Scranton.

I completed Master's-level course work in pedagogy, psychology, and teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) at Marywood University from 2011-2012.

TESOL:

I have ample experience working with international students. My family has taken in French, Spanish, and other exchange students regularly for 10+ years now. During my studies there, I was an active member of Marywood's International Club. I know how to interpret for, communicate with, understand, and make myself understood by internationals, even when I don't speak their native tongue. I am, however, fluent in French, I possess an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, and I speak basic Italian and Arabic. I was also fortunate and skilled enough to complete an internship at the United Nations in the summer of 2008.

GENERAL TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

Creativity is the sky in which my spirit circles, the sun for my planet’s orbit. Former students have told me that I inspire a love for learning.

I have had numerous classes in and experiences with differentiating instruction. The more my students employ their own unique learning styles, the better. I equip them with tools and training while guiding them through their individual learning processes, encouraging their own epiphanies, or "ah-ha! moments" along the way. I am a firm believer in Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, and I apply this to all of my work.

As a teacher, I provide a structured environment and thorough lesson planning. In my previous work as a counselor to children and adolescents, I have found that the younger the age of the child, the more routines and structure are required. However, I don’t get tripped up by changes in the plan; I am able to readily adapt to any situation.

I find 5 areas in which I excel: thorough subject knowledge, adaptability, creativity, patience, and withitness-- to be the strongest indicators of a good teacher.

I believe that all students are intelligent, just in varied ways. Whether a student exhibits linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, natural intelligence, or a combination of several of these, ALL students have the ability to learn. Every instructor should PRESUME intelligence; it is their responsibility to create engaging lessons, activities, and materials, as well as to make any necessary adaptations to facilitate the learning process.

I find that, particularly during the first few sessions, delivering a learning styles assessment, researching all available materials and avenues, and checking often for comprehension are essential strategies for tutoring.

Please message me with any questions or requests! I would be happy to meet with you (first meeting's always free!).

Testimonials

"Great Tutor Who Personalizes Lessons"

- Stephanie, Scranton, PA on 1/14/15

"Very Patient and Professional!"

- Linda, Archbald, PA on 7/7/14
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bethany’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 Bethany. View all of Bethany’s resources

ANSWER KEY 1. B 2. D 3. C 4. A 5. B 6. C 7. D 8. B Q1 is an Attitude/Tone Question Q2 is a Vocab.-in-Context Question Q3 is a Purpose Question Q4 is a Detail Question Q5 is a Vocab.-in-Context Question Q6 is a Suggest/Infer/Imply/Agree Question Q7 is a Suggest/Infer/Imply/Agree Question Q8 is a Detail Question

1. The author’s tone can best be described as: (A) Indifferent (B) Triumphant (C) Skeptical (D) Dismissive 2. As used in line 6, “blasphemous” most nearly means: (A) Someone who is deeply religious & a devoted follower (B) An individual who is highly respectable (C) Cheap and abusive (D) Someone who does not show reverence or respect for the... read more

Here is the body of the Pitchfork article, copied and pasted from: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/19514-spoon-they-want-my-soul/   Spoon They Want My Soul Loma Vista; 2014 By Ryan Dombal ; August 4, 2014 8.6 BEST NEW MUSIC All these soulsuckers, they're among us. They're stealing our privacy, our convictions, the very essence of our... read more

Muhlenberg College, Allentown
French, English, Education
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Graduate Coursework
Paris 3 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Other

Education

Muhlenberg College, Allentown (French, English, Education)

Marywood University, Scranton, PA (Graduate Coursework)

Paris 3 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Other)

Great Tutor Who Personalizes Lessons — Bethany knows her stuff! I came to her because my girlfriend is French Canadian and I was looking to learn French to be able to communicate better with her. Bethany took it upon herself to research French Canadian slang and find me videos of French speakers from Quebec so I could hear the accent. She really personalized the lessons to what I wanted to learn! She has so many great memory tricks and ...

— Stephanie, Scranton, PA on 1/14/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bethany will travel within 30 miles of Scranton, PA 18508.


About Bethany

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:

I graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in 2011. At Muhlenberg, I served as French Club Secretary, volunteered as a math & reading tutor at Casa Guadalupe after-school program, working with underprivileged, inner-city students, and brought my love for foreign languages and creative writing to life as the Editor-in-Chief of Kalliope, M'berg's foreign language literary journal, and as a contributor to Muses, an arts journal.

I studied abroad in Paris through CIEE’s Critical Studies program in the spring semester of 2009. During this amazing experience, I was fortunate to be able to take a 3rd year comparative literature course at the Sorbonne.

I am a member of the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society through the University of Scranton.

I completed Master's-level course work in pedagogy, psychology, and teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) at Marywood University from 2011-2012.

TESOL:

I have ample experience working with international students. My family has taken in French, Spanish, and other exchange students regularly for 10+ years now. During my studies there, I was an active member of Marywood's International Club. I know how to interpret for, communicate with, understand, and make myself understood by internationals, even when I don't speak their native tongue. I am, however, fluent in French, I possess an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, and I speak basic Italian and Arabic. I was also fortunate and skilled enough to complete an internship at the United Nations in the summer of 2008.

GENERAL TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

Creativity is the sky in which my spirit circles, the sun for my planet’s orbit. Former students have told me that I inspire a love for learning.

I have had numerous classes in and experiences with differentiating instruction. The more my students employ their own unique learning styles, the better. I equip them with tools and training while guiding them through their individual learning processes, encouraging their own epiphanies, or "ah-ha! moments" along the way. I am a firm believer in Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, and I apply this to all of my work.

As a teacher, I provide a structured environment and thorough lesson planning. In my previous work as a counselor to children and adolescents, I have found that the younger the age of the child, the more routines and structure are required. However, I don’t get tripped up by changes in the plan; I am able to readily adapt to any situation.

I find 5 areas in which I excel: thorough subject knowledge, adaptability, creativity, patience, and withitness-- to be the strongest indicators of a good teacher.

I believe that all students are intelligent, just in varied ways. Whether a student exhibits linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, natural intelligence, or a combination of several of these, ALL students have the ability to learn. Every instructor should PRESUME intelligence; it is their responsibility to create engaging lessons, activities, and materials, as well as to make any necessary adaptations to facilitate the learning process.

I find that, particularly during the first few sessions, delivering a learning styles assessment, researching all available materials and avenues, and checking often for comprehension are essential strategies for tutoring.

Please message me with any questions or requests! I would be happy to meet with you (first meeting's always free!).

Testimonials

"Great Tutor Who Personalizes Lessons"

- Stephanie, Scranton, PA on 1/14/15

"Very Patient and Professional!"

- Linda, Archbald, PA on 7/7/14

Education

Muhlenberg College, Allentown
French, English, Education
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Graduate Coursework
Paris 3 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Other

Education

Muhlenberg College, Allentown (French, English, Education)

Marywood University, Scranton, PA (Graduate Coursework)

Paris 3 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Scranton, PA 18508

Bethany’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, 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.


Bethany’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 Bethany. View all of Bethany’s resources

ANSWER KEY 1. B 2. D 3. C 4. A 5. B 6. C 7. D 8. B Q1 is an Attitude/Tone Question Q2 is a Vocab.-in-Context Question Q3 is a Purpose Question Q4 is a Detail Question Q5 is a Vocab.-in-Context Question Q6 is a Suggest/Infer/Imply/Agree Question Q7 is a Suggest/Infer/Imply/Agree Question Q8 is a Detail Question

1. The author’s tone can best be described as: (A) Indifferent (B) Triumphant (C) Skeptical (D) Dismissive 2. As used in line 6, “blasphemous” most nearly means: (A) Someone who is deeply religious & a devoted follower (B) An individual who is highly respectable (C) Cheap and abusive (D) Someone who does not show reverence or respect for the... read more

Here is the body of the Pitchfork article, copied and pasted from: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/19514-spoon-they-want-my-soul/   Spoon They Want My Soul Loma Vista; 2014 By Ryan Dombal ; August 4, 2014 8.6 BEST NEW MUSIC All these soulsuckers, they're among us. They're stealing our privacy, our convictions, the very essence of our... read more


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